As I approach 50, I’m focused on taking care of myself now more than ever. From lowering stress levels and making sleeping a priority to leading a healthier, more active lifestyle, I aim to feel my best in every way. Incorporating good nutrition and regular exercise into my daily life are essential to a healthy lifestyle so I am embracing both these days and quite enjoying it, surprisingly! Today I want to share a few healthy eating ideas…

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am excited to say we are hosting Thanksgiving this year. Some members of Bill’s side of the family will be coming to dinner, including my father-in-law. There will be 11 of us sitting down to ham and turkey later today. For someone who doesn’t cook for a crowd very often, this is a daunting number for me! Thankfully we saved lots of time – and stress – by splitting up the menu.…

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Last month I had the pleasure of attending Taste of Sonoma, a popular food and wine event that takes place at gorgeous MacMurray Ranch in the Russian River Valley. Taste of Sonoma is part of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County’s biggest annual charity event. Proceeds from this benefit go to local Sonoma charities with over $20 million raised since it began. With over 200 wineries pouring their wines and over 60 local chefs presenting their creations for attendees…

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Happy Monday! It’s been awhile since I last blogged which, looking back over the years, is pretty normal for me this time of year. It was my husband’s birthday last week and we decided to take some time off work and go RVing at the coast for several days. We didn’t do much besides rest and relax. We very much appreciated the cool, foggy weather at the coast. It was so nice to get away from our…

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Summer 2015 has come to a close. And what a summer it’s been! From celebrating my husband’s 50th birthday with an unforgettable two-week Southern California road trip to the devastating and tragic fire season that has ravaged Northern California, it’s been a summer for the memory books. I like to end each season with a look back at all the good, all the not-so-good and take stock. Just for fun today, I’d like to share some of…

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