Today I want to tell you all about how I spent my 50th birthday, celebrating at Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant in Russian River Valley, about a 30-minute drive from our home. My original birthday plans included a 17-day trip to France with my husband. But the fires began three days before our flight to Paris was to leave. Needless to say, we canceled our trip. By the time my actual birthday arrived, the fires were…

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It’s the weekend and time for a new Seven for Saturday post! ☀️ Here are some things going on this week in my little corner of Wine Country: 1 – A Blog Worthy Recipe I cook often these days and think of myself as a decent cook. Certainly not everything I make is worthy of a blog post or even a photograph, but some dishes are! This One Pot Curry Chicken dinner I made the…

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My 50th birthday celebrations kicked off in early October with a girls weekend at Pala Casino Spa and Resort. I first experienced this beautiful, fun and luxurious property last summer when Bill and I attended an influencer event at Pala. The lovely people at Pala Casino Spa and Resort invited me back to celebrate my 50th birthday by seeing Olivia Newton-John in concert – they know I’m a big fan! I invited longtime friends since…

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Welcome to December’s How I Wear My! For December, Jill and I chose a fall and spring wardrobe classic: the blazer. From double-breasted to single button, navy blue wool to orange velvet paisley, we’ve got a wide array of blazer looks in this month’s How I Wear My. Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill! JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO “I own only three blazers since I find them a little…

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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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