Welcome to My New Digs!

I said goodbye to a familiar sight yesterday, my former blog design and platform.   And hello to the new and improved The Rich Life (on a budget). I have been chomping at the bit to show you my new digs for weeks. I’m so excited about this, I feel like I got a new puppy! I didn’t need to make the move to WordPress but it seemed like the logical next step as I…

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What’s Making My Life Rich in the New Year

It’s already two weeks into the new year. When I see holiday lights still hanging on the eaves of a few homes around here and get the occasional late Christmas card in the post, I suddenly remember that the holidays weren’t all that long ago. With our sunny, 70-degree picnicking weather, it’s hard to believe it was just a few weeks ago that I was swilling hot mulled wine and chewing the heads off gingerbread…

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6 Tools to Help Achieve Your Resolutions

Happy New Year! Like millions upon millions of other people on this planet I am resolving to make some changes in 2014. I don’t consistently make resolutions every January but this year I am motivated to work on a couple of things, keeping my list short and simple: ~ Improving my health (moving more, eating better, lessening stress). ~ Building my writing/blogging career. I am more excited about this new year than in years past…

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HANAair Hair Dryer Giveaway Winner!

I hope you’re all having a terrific weekend! The winner of the Misikko HANAair Hair Dryer giveaway is Susan V. Congratulations, Susan! Don’t forget you can still use your $20 off coupon to purchase your own HANAair hair dryer. Just use code “RICHLIFE20” at checkout! See you bright and early Monday morning for this month’s How I Wear My: Red!

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A Not-So-Productive Weekend

We had wind storms here in Northern California late last week that were violent, lengthy and destructive. Downed trees and fences as well as power outages in the area were the results of the crazy weather. And since rain has sadly been so rare around here, it didn’t take much for wild land fires to ignite and spread. My husband, who is in the fire service, was dispatched to a big fire here in Sonoma…

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I am waking up this morning a 46-year-old. To celebrate, my husband and I are headed to San Francisco later today. I am more than a little excited! Here’s my plan for having the ideal (for me) birthday: ~ I’m going to eat sourdough bread and clam chowder and all the Chinese, Indian, Italian and Middle Eastern food I want. ~ I’m going to laugh a lot and reminiscence about old times with dear friends.…

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