Happy Saturday! There will be no Seven for Saturday post this week. We have family visiting and will be going out later today for our annual French Fry, Candy Night. We’ve been so busy decorating the house, cleaning carpets, cooking up a storm and just enjoying this holiday season that I haven’t had much time to write. Instead I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you that next week is the last How…

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Remember the days of suffering in ill-fitting shoes just because they looked cute with your outfit? I sure do. I had a friend in college who would say in a cheery yet resigned tone, “pain for beauty!” each time I hobbled around with her, complaining of the blisters on my sore feet. Back then, I would tolerate the pain but now that I am older and wiser, I know the importance of comfortable, supportive, pain-free…

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Most holiday seasons I write a blog post – sometimes a few – all about holiday gift ideas. I like to feature small businesses and I only choose businesses that have products and/or services I myself buy, use and like. With the recent fire disaster in wine country, I want to shine the spotlight on several small businesses based here in wine country. Businesses here need our support this season, now more than ever before.…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Thanksgiving Day  I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day if you celebrated. This year Rob, my husband’s younger brother and his wife, Debbie hosted at their home in Sebastopol where I stayed for 11 days last month during our fire evacuation. It was good to return under less worrisome circumstances and always fun to be around our family and Debbie’s. Debbie and her daughter set…

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Happy Saturday! It’s time for a new Seven for Saturday post, when I share an assortment of things on my mind this week: 1 – Feeling Sociable Thankfully I am feeling less withdrawn lately post-fires and in the mood for going out into the world and seeing friends. This week has been the most social I have had since October 8th. Monday, I went to lunch at Monti’s in Santa Rosa with my friend Elizabeth of…

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Happy weekend! I hope you’ve had a great week. I am pleased to report I’ve been feeling a little more like myself the last several days –  so much so I thought I would put up a new Seven for Saturday post. Here’s what’s been happening around here lately. 1 ~ I am 50! This is my first real blog post since turning the big 5-o. While I didn’t spend it in Paris as planned, I…

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