Happy weekend! I hope you’ve had a great week. I am pleased to report I’ve been feeling a little more like myself the last several days –  so much so I thought I would put up a new Seven for Saturday post. Here’s what’s been happening around here lately. 1 ~ I am 50! This is my first real blog post since turning the big 5-o. While I didn’t spend it in Paris as planned, I…

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Hello, friends. By now you have likely heard about the fires here in Northern California that have destroyed thousands of homes and buildings, charred hundreds of thousands of acres and resulted in 35 deaths at last report. It’s an epic disaster. I wanted to check in to let you know my family and I are okay. My stepdaughters, our 4 dogs and I are staying with my sister-in-law (our angel!) in a safe area. My…

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Tori, my stepdaughter, and I decided to bring back One Trend, Two Generations to style a new black crinkle dress from Stella Carakasi’s Fall 2017 Collection. The Mood Board Dress is a far cry from your ordinary black sleeveless dress. It arrives twisted up in a little drawstring bag. The more crinkles the better for this dress, making it perfect for travel. The fabric is metal voile. You can see tiny strands of silver woven…

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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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The weekend is here and it’s time for my favorite post of the week, Seven for Saturday! 1 – Southern California Road Trip I missed last weekend’s Seven for Saturday because I was on a road trip with Bill to Southern California. Bill and I visited friends in Los Angeles, then headed to an influencer event at Pala Casino Resort & Spa, which I will be telling you all about in a future post. On…

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am excited to say we are hosting Thanksgiving this year. Some members of Bill’s side of the family will be coming to dinner, including my father-in-law. There will be 11 of us sitting down to ham and turkey later today. For someone who doesn’t cook for a crowd very often, this is a daunting number for me! Thankfully we saved lots of time – and stress – by splitting up the menu.…

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