Happy Holidays

Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years – what; already?

Well here we go again. The holiday season is always a good time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for ourselves and those around us.

During this holiday season instead of blogging or vlogging, I will be glöggingFor those unfamiliar, it’s the ultimate winter warmer – a Scandinavian-inspired mulled wine from California with German roots.  It’s a spiced wine blend of half dry red wine and half port intermingled with spices of cinnamon, cardamom and orange peel. You just pour it into a saucepan and warm over medium-low heat until hot but not simmering, about 5 minutes. Add sliced orange, some fresh cranberries, a few cloves and a cinnamon stick (but you don’t have to).

I’m obviously craving warmth.  The warmth of the sun, the warmth of cozy PJ’s, the warmth of a cup of hot tea or glöggGood food, good company, good movies, my dog and a couple days by the ocean.  A change of scenery from spending time in the Desert.  Nothing to complain about.  No major resolutions.

How about you? What are you looking forward to during this holiday season?


Love on (and off) a Leash


From the Santa Paws Fundraiser at Tisol – presented by Love on a Leash

Getting them ready for the photo
Jack & Jia Jia get ready for their photo with Santa.  Jack wants to apply to be an Elf at the North Pole so he can be closer to all the toys.  Jia Jia pretends to be Santa by listening to Jack’s wish list.

Friend Trigger
Trigger does not look so pleased to be a reindeer. He wanted to be the Grinch.

This Christmas is about donating dollars to help our furry friends find furever homes with LOVE.

Check out my Jack ‘n Jia Jia board with all my favourite photos of them on Pinterest @