A Month of Travel

Hello! Oh boy, what a terrible blogger I am announcing in June that I have returned to blogging, write one post then disappear for over a month. My husband and I traveled so much in July – some planned, some unexpected – I think we only slept in our bed 6 or 7 nights all month. In early July we went away with a group of friends to a ranch in Cloverdale for a couple…

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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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Checking In

Hello there, friends and readers. I want to take a moment to check in and let you know we’ve had some big life changes in our family over the last two weeks. As you may already know, my stepson was married to his sweetheart in Cambria early this month. Ryan and Hayley’s ceremony was so beautiful – the entire weekend was wonderful from start to finish. I will be sharing more photos from the wedding…

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Seven for Saturday

It’s officially the weekend and time for this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 ~ Instant Pot Class at Ramekins  In last week’s Saturday post, I mentioned I’d be taking an Instant Pot class at Ramekins Culinary School in Sonoma. This was their second Instant Pot class – the first was such a big hit, they decided to do it again! This time my friend and chef, Hollie Greene of Joyfoodly, taught the three-hour class. She…

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St. Helena Getaway: The Little Book of Big Experiences

In last week’s post, I shared highlights from our recent St. Helena Getaway with The Little Book of Big Experiences and our wonderful stay at The Wydown Hotel. Today, I want tell you all about how Bill and I used our Little Books to wine taste, shop, eat and explore St. Helena. The Little Book of Big Experiences The Little Book of Big Experiences is a passport of offers with 24 different experiences inside. It’s…

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