August at Home

While the month of July was all about travel, the month of August is, with a few exceptions, about being home. Since the start of August, we’ve spent our days working on various house projects. For the last week and a half Bill has been painting the living room, hall way and our gym (also known as our old formal dining room). I helped a tiny bit but we found that my time was better…

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Seven for Saturday

Happy Saturday! For my first Seven for Saturday post since the end of March, I thought I’d share 7 noteworthy things that happened during my blog break. 1 ~ Kayla and Forest Got Married! Kayla, Bill’s oldest daughter, and her longtime boyfriend, Forest, tied the knot in early June in Cloverdale. What a wonderful, unique and fun-filled wedding! What was unique about it was its location on top of a mountain at a gorgeous, secluded…

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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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Whole Foods Market Beauty Week and Brunch Celebration

Today I am sharing highlights from the Whole Foods Market Beauty Week and Brunch Celebration at Whole Foods Market Coddingtown in Santa Rosa that I attended recently. This exclusive Welcome Brunch kicked off their annual Beauty Week promotion, which gives customers the opportunity to buy their favorite clean beauty products at a 25% discount from March 21st through March 27th. The discount includes all cosmetics, facial care and hair care products sold at North Bay…

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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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