Monday, March 30, 2020

Home View

It's been strange and quiet around here. 

I've been dreaming of our Earth's beauty. These are my views a few weeks ago, visiting Tahoe and Carmel

These are my new views.

Living room fort: check 

Staying in and working from home while taking care of Francesca has been challenging to say the least. I'm not usually the stay-at-home type. But, I will say that I'm grateful that I've been given more time to focus on the things that I feel I never have enough time, cooking, home projects, and leisure.

Here's my favorite view today!

What is your favorite view inside or outside your home these days? 
Hang in there friends, and know that you are loved and missed. 



Kelly-Anne said...

Aww! Your little Francesca is too precious!
I know she must be thrilled to have you home with her 24/7! {{smiles}}
Happy new week!

R's Rue said...

Carmel is beautiful. So is Francesca.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

The book 'Be More Sloth' caught my eye and I put it on my Amazon wish list. Francesda is a sweetie and you both are blessed to have this time together. Be safe, be well ~ FlowerLady

It's me said...

Hi Jess...long time ago, write a post...I am also staying at home...such a strange time...and I am so glad I have Leaf around me.....take Ria 🙏❤️💋

CiNdEe said...

Thank You for posting your beautiful pictures this morning. It was just what I needed to see! I know you are enjoying your beautiful Francesca. My granddaughter also loves Brave! I think we are all being brave during this time. Stay safe!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

The first picture is funny;-)

Karen said...


Eliane said...

quantas fotos lindas !!
sempre que venho aqui , vejo imagens maravilhosas !!
Francesca é uma menina muito linda !!!
deve ser muito bom ter estas bençãos maravilhosas na vida !!
grande abraço

Filha de José said...

Here we are also at home.
I am taking care of my mother. I make delicious food in the kitchen. I do manual work. I write on the blog. And I make cookies to sell.

Louca por porcelana said...

Lovely and sweet views!Your princess is adorable!My favorite view these strange days is the sunset from my porch and the hummingbirds that come into it...Sorry for my English.God bless.

Chatty Crone said...

Love your views from today. Would love to have a princess tent like that too - she is adorable!

Debbie Nolan said...

Jess it looks like you have a pretty lovely view with Francesca - the pizza and cookies look delicious...praying that you will make some wonderful memories during this time...we must look for the good in every situation and there is good in the time you can spend with your little one. Tell your mom hello! Hugs

Pilar said...

It looks like you've been keeping busy! Be well!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Jess!

I am an educator and yesterday was our first Distance Learning. I worked from my beautiful and sunny front room and studio where the old hardwood floors and well-appointed spaces give me a sense of openness. I could not believe how much the entire day was taken up by responding to my students' eager and timely submissions of their work. By 5pm, I was done with attendance. However, next week will be a bit more rigorous for everyone: teachers planning more lessons, students needing to respond to the assignments and parents, monitoring their kids.

I admire you parents who now have to work from home, doing double duty to your work AND family, synchronously.

Red Rose Alley said...

That little Francesca is the best view of all. Your pizza looks so Yummy. I love that creative fort you made. It was so fun connecting with all of you - can't wait to have our tea party. Appreciate these special moments at home, Jess.


Carla from The River said...

Hi Jess,
Your pizza looks wonderful. And I love the fort.
Have fun with your sweet little one during this time.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jess, your sweet Francesca is enjoying her Mom's ingenuity. I hope you are able to find peace during this difficult time.

Sandi said...

The cookies and pizza look fabulous!

My view is my town in Animal Crossing. 😂

Sandi said...

I just saw your comment over on my post. An hour and a half?? Was that because it was a line for TP or are all the lines like that? How are the stores? Well stocked? I was just wondering if I should order or go out...think I will order. We live on the East coast near a small town. I wonder if that will make a difference. We have not been anywhere since all of this started and ordered groceries last time we needed them. They delivered an hour later. That was a week ago.

Jeanie said...

Staying in and home is essential. I know it's hard with a little one. But it matters so much.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Francesca! You are adorable and most certainly got a big smile from me.
So thankful that you are all safely staying at home and eating some delicious food too!

Sandi said...

It may have been an hour and a half. But I got the groceries through Instacart at our local Aldi. She must have got the order, zipped through the store, and then brought it to me right away. Maybe I was the first order or the last one before drops offs. I went myself to another store this morning. Not too busy. The cashiers were all behind Pope glass! They had tons of food. I did not look for TP, so not sure about that. They had Advil and cleaning products which I had been warned could be hard to find. But they were fully stocked.

Marilyn Miller said...

It is hard to stay home, but happy you can be with your Francesca. Love Carmel so much. It has been many years since I have been there.
My view is going out doors to discovery spring and pick a few flowers to bring indoors.

Laura. M said...

Un post muy entretenido y alegre. Ahora toca hacer cosas que antes no hacíamos.
Desde casa os mando este abrazo 🙅

Walking the Bean said...

Ah! I'm so happy to see that children still build living room forts these days. Such a wonderful throw back to our childhood.


Hena Tayeb said...

Look at that snow.. we didn't get any at all this winter. :(
Things have changed.. slowed down.. given us more time to be a family and spend time with each other rather than passing by each other all day in a rush

Susan said...

Nice photos, Jess. Your little treasure sure is adorable. My favorite views these days? Well, I put cobalt blue glass on the windowsills above the sink and I love it when the sun hits them. Also, there is a glass/crystal cross there, too, and when the sun goes through it, there are hundreds of rainbows all over the room. It's sooooo lovely. Take care, stay safe. Susan

Pam said...

Seems funny to see snow in Calif...haha. Sorry I have been missing your blog for a bit now. Things have been up in the air, here and there, moved, settling in, trying to get the other house ready for sale. Being overwhelmed, stressed since I am not working at the state job or the wedding venue. But this will all work out.

baili said...

Oh your home view is so BEAUTIFUL dear Jess :)

it was good to see glimpse of your home and days ,your precious little angle is so CUTE :)))

i enjoyed each view ,nicely taken :)
wishing you more grace of lord !