Celebrating a Birthday at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Today I want to tell you all about how I spent my 50th birthday, celebrating at Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Russian River Valley, about a 30-minute drive from our home. My original birthday plans included a 17-day trip to France with my husband. But the fires began three days before our flight to Paris was to leave. Needless to say, we canceled our trip. By the time my actual birthday arrived, the fires were…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s the weekend and time for a new Seven for Saturday post! ☀️ Here are some things that happened in my little corner of wine country: 1 ~ Guest #1 Room Redo My husband has been painting the interiors of our two guest rooms in his spare time for about the last week. He spends the entire weekend painting, as well as a few days during the week after work. He works so hard. Sometimes…

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Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Breakfast Favorites

Welcome to another Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles. This time Tori and I are sharing our breakfast favorites. After last week’s post, we received a reader request. The question is, “What do you and Tori like to eat for breakfast?” Our reader specifically asked for some creative ideas for the first meal of the day – meals that are healthy, tasty, easy to prepare and satisfying. Tori and I both have several healthy breakfast options in…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s the weekend and time for a new Seven for Saturday post! ☀️ Here are some things going on this week in my little corner of Wine Country: 1 – A Blog Worthy Recipe I cook often these days and think of myself as a decent cook. Certainly not everything I make is worthy of a blog post or even a photograph, but some dishes are! This One Pot Curry Chicken dinner I made the…

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Introducing the Two Generations of Healthy Living Series!

I am delighted to introduce a new series to you today: Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles If the “Two Generations” part of the title sounds familiar, it’s because this is a new version of the One Trend, Two Generations series my youngest stepdaughter, Tori, and I did on my blog for four years. As you may recall, Tori graduated from Sonoma State University last month and shortly after, moved to coastal Oregon to be with…

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Seven for Saturday

Happy weekend and welcome to Seven for Saturday ☀️ Let’s get right to it! 1 – New Living Room Furniture Almost two years ago on a whim, Bill and I decided to get rid of the two couches in our living room that our cat shredded. Rather than hold onto them until we got new ones, we figured an empty living room would propel us into a couch search and we’d have new furniture in…

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