It’s the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – She’s Been Pinned! My eldest stepdaughter, Kayla, was what they call “pinned” in the fire service during a big ceremony last Thursday. She met a series of requirements and passed several tests to achieve her new position as Apprentice Firefighter with Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue. She was awarded a badge and chose to have her father, who has been in the fire…

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Earlier this summer I was asked by Allegro MedSpa and Plastic Surgery Associates in Sonoma County if I would like to experience one of their services and share it here on the blog. Plastic Surgery Associates is owned by Board Certified plastic surgeons and husband and wife, Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales. They opened their Santa Rosa location in 1992 and have grown their practice to include their Allegro MedSpa and a Marin County…

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Happy Saturday and welcome to another Seven for Saturday, a list of seven things on my mind this week. 7 for Saturday 1 – In last week’s inaugural Seven for Saturday post, I told you about SCRAPS, a show on FYI Network, hosted by National Chef for Sur La Table, Joel Gamoran. Tori and I were not only seen in the Sonoma episode that aired last Sunday, but we spoke! I resurrected my YouTube channel…

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Happy Saturday! Today I am starting a new weekly series called Seven for Saturday. I always have things on my mind that I want to share but more often than not, don’t get around to telling you about them. So I thought I’d put together a list of those things – just 7 of them  –  in a blog post once a week on Saturdays and call it…. 7 for Saturday 1 – Stella Carakasi…

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a group of talented and creative Sonoma women decided to put together Valentine’s Day looks and include fashion and beauty ideas. Kelly Dolata of A Savvy Lifestyle asked me to join in the styling fun and of course I said yes, please! A Savvy Lifestyle is a Wine Country lifestyle site, chock full of beautiful styling ideas, recommendations for local food, DIY projects, wine and travel, an events calendar and much more. Be sure to visit this…

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My New Skin Care Regimen  I turn 50 next year – eek! – and have been noticing more redness, periodic breakouts, stubborn brown spots, and the overall discoloration of my aging skin and I’d like to do something about these issues, preferably before the big 5-0!. So when my friend Karen Borgfeldt, clinical esthetician and owner of Hello Beautiful Skin in Santa Rosa, asked me to review her Face Fitness program earlier this fall, I was eager to…

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