The holiday season can be such a magical time for many of us. The scent of delicious meals and desserts fill our homes. Candles and twinkle lights make the walls appear as though they’re dancing. Laughter and good cheer fills the air.
It’s all wonderful, but it can also be overwhelming to many of us. The need to be “on” for hours at a time, as well as all the noise and sometimes confusion can be draining for introverts. This is why I like to make sure I give special gifts to the introverts in my life, gifts that will help provide them with a little time and space to themselves.
Though my school days are far behind me, it’s hard to think of fall without thinking about the chance to start anew. When I was younger, my excitement came from getting new clothes to the start the year and the mystery of what teachers I’d have. Now, my excitement comes at the chance to re-experience some of my favorite simple pleasures for the first time in months. With summer being stifling at times in Southern California, fall brings with it cooler air and a chance to settle in and cuddle up. This year, I’m especially looking forward to these cozy delights for the first time in a long time:
Summertime has officially arrived! We love to view the arrival of new seasons as an opportunity to rejuvenate and refresh as well as celebrate. As part of the summer celebration, we’ve created a fun bucket list to inspire our community. Each item is meant to add a dash of magic to your season and lift spirits. When you cross an item off the list, post a photo of it on Instagram with the hashtag, #abellasummer. We’ll be browsing the hashtag all summer long and sharing our favorites. Click here to download a PDF version of the list!
As soon as the daffodils in my front yard start to bloom, I know spring is just around the corner. Living in Southern California, we are blessed with wonderful weather practically year round, but springtime is especially perfect. The sun is out, and there’s a slight breeze. Everywhere you look bright flowers are sprinkled around like confetti. Here are my favorite ways to welcome spring’s arrival…
As sweaters and ankle boots begin to appear in stores, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills every coffee shop, it feels as though Southern California hasn’t gotten the memo that fall will soon be here. With temperatures forecasted to reach well into the 90s this weekend, it’s hard not to wish for the crisp air and coziness that comes along with autumn. It’s always the same: wishing for the next thing while forgetting to embrace the current thing.