Since most of us are still in the midst holiday shopping, I thought I’d add to my previous Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country post with several more of my favorite and fabulous wine country businesses that would love your support this season. My Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas from Wine Country, Part 2! Olive and Poppy The best of Wine Country Chic can be found at Olive and Poppy. They carry a variety of accessories…

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Most holiday seasons I write a blog post – sometimes a few – all about holiday gift ideas. I like to feature small businesses and I only choose businesses that have products and/or services I myself buy, use and like. With the recent fire disaster in wine country, I want to shine the spotlight on several small businesses based here in wine country. Businesses here need our support this season, now more than ever before.…

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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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Happy Fourth of July to my US readers! 🇺🇸 ⭐️🎆 And to my Canadian readers, who celebrated 150 years on July 1st, happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦 We don’t have any plans for the Fourth of July this year. I am welcoming some quiet time around the house after last month’s whirlwind of travel. Bill and I will putter around on some home projects, maybe take a hike or go for a bike ride, and enjoy some gardening time.…

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! We had my husband’s side of the family – about 22 people – over for a big celebration on Christmas Day.  It’s rare for us to have so many people in our home at once. I must say, it was a blast! I hope we host again next year. During the last couple of weeks, I allowed myself to take some time off from…

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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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