August at Home

While the month of July was all about travel, the month of August is, with a few exceptions, about being home. Since the start of August, we’ve spent our days working on various house projects. For the last week and a half Bill has been painting the living room, hall way and our gym (also known as our old formal dining room). I helped a tiny bit but we found that my time was better…

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A Month of Travel

Hello! Oh boy, what a terrible blogger I am announcing in June that I have returned to blogging, write one post then disappear for over a month. My husband and I traveled so much in July – some planned, some unexpected – I think we only slept in our bed 6 or 7 nights all month. In early July we went away with a group of friends to a ranch in Cloverdale for a couple…

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Seven for Saturday

Happy Saturday! For my first Seven for Saturday post since the end of March, I thought I’d share 7 noteworthy things that happened during my blog break. 1 ~ Kayla and Forest Got Married! Kayla, Bill’s oldest daughter, and her longtime boyfriend, Forest, tied the knot in early June in Cloverdale. What a wonderful, unique and fun-filled wedding! What was unique about it was its location on top of a mountain at a gorgeous, secluded…

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Hello…I’m Back!

Hello! I am back after a longer than anticipated blog break. I bet you thought I wasn’t blogging any longer and I don’t blame you. There were times over the last couple of months I didn’t think I would return to the blog myself. Starting with last fall’s devastating wine country fires, life has changed so much. From becoming empty nesters when Tori moved to Oregon, gaining not one but two kids-in-law when both Ryan and…

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Checking In

Hello there, friends and readers. I want to take a moment to check in and let you know we’ve had some big life changes in our family over the last two weeks. As you may already know, my stepson was married to his sweetheart in Cambria early this month. Ryan and Hayley’s ceremony was so beautiful – the entire weekend was wonderful from start to finish. I will be sharing more photos from the wedding…

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Seven for Saturday

Happy weekend and welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 🌸 1 ~ Spring has Sprung  Last Sunday Bill and I had some time off together so we decided to head to nearby Landmark Vineyards for a picnic with the dogs since the weather was so gorgeous and sunny. We love Landmark. Not only are their wines fantastic – mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  – but the grounds are beautiful and full of flowers. There’s a…

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