Snowy Cabins to Covet

Winter vacation is upon us! I feel like the girls are in school for a max of two weeks before there’s another day off or holiday or vacation. When do they learn?! Well, I guess it is only preschool.

With all the rain and snow we’ve gotten in California lately, it seems like everyone and their mother is going skiing for the break. Except us. We’re going to hit the sun in two weeks, so I’m OK with skipping the snow this time around.

To get in the mood of the season, I wanted to find some great snowy scenes and over the top cabins. It’s the closest thing I’m going to get to the snow any time soon. I can visualize myself freezing in the powdery white, having a drink by one of the cozy fireplaces, and snuggling up in a fabulous faux fur throw. Who wouldn't want to visit the snow in one of these places? Enjoy!

Nestled in the Mountains

And now for the interior...

I'd visit any one of these places any day of the week. I'm waiting on my invite...

Ahh, Summer

My girls, husband, and I spent the last week visiting family in the North East. And I have to admit, there is nothing like an East Coast summer with its lush greenery, the summery "glow" that only a bit of humidity can bring, and fireworks displays to die for. 

It's amazing how alive the landscape is there, as compared to our arid California landscape this summer. Oh how the drought has taught us to value every drop of water! It was a sad day when we decided to stop watering the front lawn in an effort to conserve. With the crazy measures we've taken to save water, I never thought a blue bucket would become a dear friend ;-)

Above are a few pictures my mother-in-law took of her yard, where we spent our vacation, so lush and green, ahhhh. The girls were in heaven!

I took a short video of the wind blowing through a hydrangea bush, birds chirping, it was amazingly peaceful! As it's my first video for the blog, I hope it does my mother-in-law's slice of heaven justice. If not, I'll do better next time! 

With the inspiration of lush greenery in my head, I thought I'd share some landscapes that I'm wishing were in my own backyard.

Enjoy your summer!