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The Princess and the Queen

We’ve finally gotten to the part of the winter where it has been cold for too long and this little Californian is starting to wonder if she will ever be able to leave the house with less than four layers on again. Most of all, I miss the simplicity of being able to put on…

Icy Blue for a Snowy Day

Well… we had a snowstorm. One icy blast of winter last Saturday that made everything look like a winter wonderland for a few days, but looking outside a week later you’d never know. Fortunately, I had a good excuse to get dressed and get out while things were still snowy and picturesque. Cold days are…

Those Wintertime Blues

I won’t lie… although I love cold weather and I love having four distinct seasons, sometimes winter can feel pretty drab. Everything is brown, the days are too short, and the sky is just grey. It can be a bit of a drag. And we keep just getting rain, not snow. Snow would at least…

To A New Year

Another year gone and another year older! Having a birthday right before the new year is a pain for getting people to come over and eat cake but it does make a tidy way to pair up the calendar new year with the Frances new year. I know this has been a challenging year for…

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I hope you all had a very joyful holiday, be it Christmas or something else. I managed to get through Christmas eve relatively healthy, but unfortunately I’ve come down with some sort of head cold and spent most of Christmas day sniffling. It was a lovely day all the same, and certainly it was nice…

Festive

Well, I don’t know where the time went, but the holidays are just around the corner. I’ve been taking every opportunity to dress up in fancy clothes and look festive, since the holiday season doesn’t last forever. I do love all the sparkly accessories that I get to wear for the holidays, especially these Miss…