This is the view from our backyard. Look at those snow covered mountains. We don't typically see this much snow from here in Southern California. I only live about six miles from the beach so this is a very beautiful surprise. Although it shouldn't be a surprise, since it has been so cold it feels like it should be actually snowing outside here.
I took a quick trip to the gem show yesterday and found some colorful beauties. After returning home from Mexico, I am suddenly in love with lots of color. Luckily for me, I also found a girl at the show who had some vintage French bone and wood treasures.
There is something about the cold that makes you want to dig in a be creative. I love it!!