Remember the days of suffering in ill-fitting shoes just because they looked cute with your outfit? I sure do. I had a friend in college who would say in a cheery yet resigned tone, “pain for beauty!” each time I hobbled around with her, complaining of the blisters on my sore feet. Back then, I would tolerate the pain but now that I am older and wiser, I know the importance of comfortable, supportive, pain-free…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Thanksgiving Day  I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day if you celebrated. This year Rob, my husband’s younger brother and his wife, Debbie hosted at their home in Sebastopol where I stayed for 11 days last month during our fire evacuation. It was good to return under less worrisome circumstances and always fun to be around our family and Debbie’s. Debbie and her daughter set…

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Welcome to October’s How I Wear My! Have you have noticed how the color red is everywhere these days—from clothes to accessories to jewelry? Jill of Everything Just So and I wanted to get in on all this Red Hot fun so we decided to devote this month’s “How I Wear My” to everything scarlet and crimson! Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill! JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “I have more…

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Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! 1 – Hello, Fall! Fall is finally here and I could not be happier. I love the deep blue sky, the puffy white clouds, the turning leaves and the cooler weather. I treated myself to some local roses yesterday, bought a few mini pumpkins, then pulled out my glass pumpkins and orange jar to make a fall display for our mantel. Roses and pumpkins don’t normally go together…

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Knock, knock! Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! I used to crack up whenever I heard or told that knock-knock joke when I was a little kid. Did you? Now I think it’s just plain cute. I’ve also loved the color olive green since childhood and remember when I decided it was one of “my” colors. Eons ago, when I was in sixth grade, I had saved up $33 from babysitting and mowing our lawn.…

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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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