Happy Mother’s Day…
to all you wonderful moms who brought life into the world and nurture your children. I had a good role model (thanks, Mom- I miss you).
This is a 25-year-old photo of me with my mother and kids. We were on vacation in Italy. About six months before this, I had gone through breast cancer treatment, with a lot of help from my mom. Scary time but I’m glad we caught it early!
Look how dark my hair was…it’s going back to that now except with gray at the temples and it’s not pretty. I miss my hair salon!
Apple Watch and Heart Rate
The kids and Howard gave me an Apple watch for Mother’s Day…which I know is a splurge but you can get a pretty good deal on the Apple Watch 3 series since the 5 is out now for a lot more money. I’m going to spend Mother’s Day figuring out all the features. I like that it tracks your steps and heart rate. FYI…
Especially since its a workout on the hills in San Francisco! Wherever I go…I have to come back up a hill.
Anthro 30% off All Clothing and Accessories Sale
Our summer vacation travel plans to Spain are canceled–but if they weren’t, I’d like to be packing something like this on-sale and free shipping at Anthropologie right now.
McGee and Co. have pretty pillows that I like to peruse just for fun. Yes, that’s sort of nuts.
Homemade Single Serving Cranberry Margarita
Last week was our dog, Chief’s birthday on Cinco de Mayo…a good excuse for Margs! But I was the only one who wanted one. My friend, JoAnn sent me a recipe for Cranberry Margaritas. She warned, “just have one!” She was speaking from experience. So here is the recipe adapted for one using a martini shaker (or you could use a mason jar with a lid). It’s delicious.
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 3 oz. cranberry juice
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1 oz. triple sec (or orange liqueur like Cointreau)
- 1 tsp. simple syrup if desired
- Prep your glasses: To salt the rim of your glass, run a lime wedge around the rim, then dip the rim in sea salt or Tajin Spicy Margarita Salt.
- Combine your ingredients in a cocktail shaker: Combine the cranberry juice, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake it up!
- Taste and add sweetener, if desired.
- Strain and serve on ice. Garnished with a slice of lime.
Cocktail Bar Set-up/Quarantine Cleaning
While looking for the tequila, I decided to set up a bar area on the bookcase in the dining room. It meant wiping down all the bottles. So then I also cleaned the shelves and reorganized the dishes in the cabinet below.
Thanks for being here. Wishing you a beautiful day!!
PS. If you are one of the people that has received a virtual design consultation recently…please send your updated photos to me… thanks!!