Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Here Comes Fall! Today is the last Saturday of summer. While there are some things I like about summer – warm evenings, longer days, delicious summer vegetables and fruits, and wearing sandals and big straw hats – it’s not my favorite season. Like so many others, my heart belongs to fall. The leaves are already beginning to turn and there is a noticeable chill in the…

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It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – She’s Been Pinned! My eldest stepdaughter, Kayla, was what they call “pinned” in the fire service during a big ceremony last Thursday. She met a series of requirements and passed several tests to achieve her new position as Apprentice Firefighter with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue. She was awarded a badge and chose to have her father, who has been in the fire…

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Earlier this summer I was asked by Allegro MedSpa and Plastic Surgery Associates in Sonoma County if I would like to experience one of their services and share it here on the blog. Plastic Surgery Associates is owned by Board Certified plastic surgeons and husband and wife, Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales. They opened their Santa Rosa location in 1992 and have grown their practice to include their Allegro MedSpa and a Marin County…

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Happy Saturday! Today I am starting a new weekly series called Seven for Saturday. I always have things on my mind that I want to share but more often than not, don’t get around to telling you about them. So I thought I’d put together a list of those things – just 7 of them  –  in a blog post once a week on Saturdays and call it…. 7 for Saturday 1 – Stella Carakasi…

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a group of talented and creative Sonoma women decided to put together Valentine’s Day looks and include fashion and beauty ideas. Kelly Dolata of A Savvy Lifestyle asked me to join in the styling fun and of course I said yes, please! A Savvy Lifestyle is a Wine Country lifestyle site, chock full of beautiful styling ideas, recommendations for local food, DIY projects, wine and travel, an events calendar and much more. Be sure to visit this…

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Top 10 Tried and True Holiday Gift Picks Sometimes I have the urge to suggest gifts I’ve ordered but not yet received, or things I would love to buy if I had a big enough bank account. And that would be okay – a fun post even – but I thought it would be more useful to recommend the things I have had experience with, wear and use often and would love to find under my holiday…

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