Welcome to the weekend! Time for this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️ 1 – Heatwave With the tragic and horrifying week Texas and Houston have experienced due to Hurricane Harvey, I will not complain about the heatwave we’re having here in Northern California. We are just rolling with it by trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible and hydrating. Temps have been soaring above 110 in parts of Sonoma County and…

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The weekend is here and it’s time for my favorite post of the week, Seven for Saturday! 1 – Southern California Road Trip I missed last weekend’s Seven for Saturday because I was on a road trip with Bill to Southern California. Bill and I visited friends in Los Angeles, then headed to an influencer event at Pala Casino Resort & Spa, which I will be telling you all about in a future post. On…

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Happy July! Summer is in full swing which means book lovers like me are chipping away at or planning their summer reading list. I’ve been collecting my book choices and adding them to my list ever since. I have been almost exclusively an e-reader for a few years, buying books for my iPad via the Kindle app. But lately the e-reader just isn’t doing it for me. Yes, I enjoy being able to adjust the lighting, making…

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Fire season is in full swing here in Northern California.  No matter where you live, you have likely heard about the painful drought we’ve been suffering for four years.  This drought has made California particularly susceptible to destructive, dangerous and fast-moving fires. There are numerous fires burning in California right now, particularly north of San Francisco. Just a few days after returning from a fire in the Grass Valley area in early August, where he was…

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Happy August! I don’t often post on Saturdays but I thought it would be a good time for a bit of catching up! It’s been a long week for me and even longer one for my husband, Bill, who was dispatched in the middle of the night last Sunday night to one of the many wild land fires burning in our state right now. He is doing fine and not in any terrible danger but…

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Often when I write my blog posts, I feel like I am catching up with a friend over coffee. I imagine what we would say to each other and think about what my friend would find interesting. Today I thought I would write as if you and I were sitting in a charming café somewhere, perhaps on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris or North Beach in San Francisco. Here’s what I would say over coffee… I would tell…

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