Happy Fourth of July to my US readers! 🇺🇸 ⭐️🎆 And to my Canadian readers, who celebrated 150 years on July 1st, happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦 We don’t have any plans for the Fourth of July this year. I am welcoming some quiet time around the house after last month’s whirlwind of travel. Bill and I will putter around on some home projects, maybe take a hike or go for a bike ride, and enjoy some gardening time.…

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On June 29th, 2010, I started this blog with a post about a book that I now barely remember reading. To say it’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging that long is an understatement to be sure! With seven years and over 1000 posts under my belt, I definitely feel like I have arrived at “veteran status” for a lifestyle blogger. In past blog anniversaries, I have recounted all the wonderful things blogging brought into…

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In today’s post I am sharing some highlights from our Sonoma getaway to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, a charming hotel on the Sonoma Square. Our stay, which included dinner at El Dorado Kitchen, was my prize for winning last November’s Experience Sonoma Valley photo contest. Winning the photo contest means so much to me as an amateur photographer. Having my creative hobby receive outside validation not only feels great but gives me motivation to keep…

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Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We celebrated Father’s Day at our house yesterday with a barbecue for my husband, his dad and his older brother. It was meant to be an outside party but quickly became an indoor event when the temps climbed over 100 degrees. Which brings me to the subject of today’s post: summer pants. When the temps are high, I sometimes reach for a lightweight dress…

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Recently, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Lambert Bridge Winery, located just outside the town of Healdsburg in Dry Creek Valley. Bill and I began our visit with a seated tasting in their elegant Cellar Room, led by Bill Smart, General Manager of Lambert Bridge. After the tasting, we attended an unforgettable vineyard party at their mountainside vineyard near Glen Ellen. In today’s post, I’m sharing some highlights from both our visit…

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Welcome to June’s How I Wear My, the 71st post in this long running fashion series! Athleisure is the sort of trend that seems especially made for the warmer months’ promise of increased outdoor activity so Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to kick off the start of summer focusing on this fun fashion phenomenon. Let’s start things off with my stylish How I Wear My partner, Jill. JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “My idea of…

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