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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Seven for Saturday

Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️Let’s get right to it! 1 ~ Kiss Me, I’m Irish! 🍀🇮🇪🌈 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Bill and I won’t be joining the green-clad, beer drinking crowds at the pubs today but I will wear green and have homemade corned beef and cabbage because, unlike every St. Patty’s Day prior, I can say with full confidence, “Kiss me, I’m Irish”! In the last year I have had both…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s officially the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 ~ Instant Pot Class at Ramekins  In last week’s Saturday post, I mentioned I’d be taking an Instant Pot class at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma. This was their second Instant Pot class – the first was such a big hit, they decided to do it again! This time my friend and chef, Hollie Greene of Joyfoodly, taught the three-hour class. She…

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The Luxurious Archer Hotel Napa

The luxurious Archer Hotel in Napa, the newest hotel in the heart of downtown Napa, is quite simply fabulous! My husband and I had the pleasure of spending two nights in one of their Archer King Suites with a balcony and fireplace recently. In today’s post, I am going to share my favorite highlights from our unforgettable stay at the luxurious Archer Hotel Napa. Archer Hotel Napa Archer Napa is a boutique, luxury hotel that offers…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! Here’s what’s been happening around here lately: 1 ~ Pruning Party at Beltane Ranch  Last Saturday’s Pruning Party & Pig Roast at Beltane Ranch was such a blast! I think I finally got pruning vines down but I am far from an expert and am pretty sure no vineyard owner would want me out there cutting their vines. We not only pruned part of the…

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