Hello, friends. By now you have likely heard about the fires here in Northern California that have destroyed thousands of homes and buildings, charred hundreds of thousands of acres and resulted in 35 deaths at last report. It’s an epic disaster. I wanted to check in to let you know my family and I are okay. My stepdaughters, our 4 dogs and I are staying with my sister-in-law (our angel!) in a safe area. My…

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Welcome to October’s How I Wear My! Have you have noticed how the color red is everywhere these days—from clothes to accessories to jewelry? Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to get in on all this Red Hot fun so we decided to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to everything scarlet and crimson! Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill! JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “I have more…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday!   1 –  The Best Muffins Ever   Last night Tori, my stepdaughter, made a batch of these muffins and since then, her dad and I have not been able to stop eating them. They are the best muffins I have ever tasted. I confess I’m eating another one as I type this. They’re moist with a slightly crunchy top. Sweet, but not overly so, and very satisfying.…

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Today I am sharing highlights from a recent Wine Country Bloggers Brunch in Santa Rosa. Meeting this group of local bloggers and influencers was one of the highlights of my summer. It’s so refreshing to hang out with fellow bloggers and Instagrammers. We don’t think it’s rude or weird to style your plate of food then take dozens of photos of it or have long conversations about hashtags. Our group is a mix of fashion…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Hello, Fall! Fall is finally here and I could not be happier. I love the deep blue sky, the puffy white clouds, the turning leaves and the cooler weather. I treated myself to some local roses yesterday, bought a few mini pumpkins, then pulled out my glass pumpkins and orange jar to make a fall display for our mantel. Roses and pumpkins don’t normally go together…

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Knock, knock! Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! I used to crack up whenever I heard or told that knock-knock joke when I was a little kid. Did you? Now I think it’s just plain cute. I’ve also loved the color olive green since childhood and remember when I decided it was one of “my” colors. Eons ago, when I was in sixth grade, I had saved up $33 from babysitting and mowing our lawn.…

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