Seven for Saturday

Hello and happy weekend! It’s time for this week’s Seven for Saturday so let’s get started! 1 ~ Blogging Balance My mind has been on our recent trip this week and I’ve been engrossed in sorting through our thousands of travel photos and planning future blog posts. After a solid year of little activity here on the blog after our Wine Country wild fires, it feels awesome to be excited and inspired to blog regularly…

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Our Dream Trip: Barcelona, Day One

As promised, I am sharing photos, details and stories about what I call our “Dream Trip” to the Mediterranean. I hope these posts will provide you with some useful information and/or travel inspiration, or at the very least a bit of entertainment! For me, putting these posts together is a fun way to document our trip and share highlights with family and friends. Please feel free to ask me any questions you like about our…

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Getting Ready for Our Dream Trip!

Hello there! Well, it’s been a minute or two since I last blogged, hasn’t it? October was a whirlwind of fun and sun for us with trips to Catalina, Newport Beach and Calistoga. We’ve hardly been home in the last several weeks. We flew home from Newport Beach Thursday afternoon and have been spending our time packing, running errands and getting organized for our big trip – the dream cruise I wrote about here. I…

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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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Hello…I’m Back!

Hello! I am back after a longer than anticipated blog break. I bet you thought I wasn’t blogging any longer and I don’t blame you. There were times over the last couple of months I didn’t think I would return to the blog myself. Starting with last fall’s devastating wine country fires, life has changed so much. From becoming empty nesters when Tori moved to Oregon, gaining not one but two kids-in-law when both Ryan and…

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Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Slow Masticating Juicer

Welcome to the latest post in the Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles series, a blog series I do with my stepdaughter and fellow health nut, Tori of Earth to Tori. Tori and I have been making smoothies in my Vitamix for many years but we wanted to start juicing as a way to get more nutrients – mostly from dark leafy vegetables – into our diets. So we decided to both get a slow masticating juicer.…

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