Happy Saturday

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Happy Saturday everyone! For those back east, think spring thoughts. It’s coming, I swear.

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Back in LA-LA Land

I’m back from my whirlwind trip. I’m sitting here blogging, enjoying my new hydrangea plant, and listening to the Barry Manilow radio station on Pandora. What a great way to phase back from vacation mode to reality. “Oh, Mandy”.

One thing I like to do after a vacation is take something from the trip that I can add into my everyday life. Sometimes it’s a new food, a scent, a new type of music, or anything that creates a sense-memory. The hydrangea plant is a great tool for this, because when I look at it it’ll remind me of relaxation and vacation freedom. It has a great calming affect. Plus it’s a pretty magenta color.

One great thing about traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast is that the time difference has me waking up early and getting a great jump start on the day. By 9:15am I finished all my grocery shopping for a long while, watered the plants and I’m now unpacking/cleaning. I feel so productive.

I just wanted to check-in with you, and let you know the last Chicago post will be out later today. After that I’ll have some Secret Stair posts for you this week as well as several posts about Cape Cod.