August at Home

While the month of July was all about travel, the month of August is, with a few exceptions, about being home. Since the start of August, we’ve spent our days working on various house projects. For the last week and a half Bill has been painting the living room, hall way and our gym (also known as our old formal dining room). I helped a tiny bit but we found that my time was better…

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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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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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Seven for Saturday

Welcome to another Seven for Saturday! Here are 7 things on my radar this week: 1 ~  A “Cool” Experience A desire to alleviate ongoing shoulder pain, coupled with curiosity, led me to discover Brrrrr Cryotherapy in San Rafael. I had heard of cryotherapy before and thought it might be worth trying for it’s purported health benefits which include muscle repair, reduced body aches, pains, and inflammation as well as benefits to the skin like reduced puffiness…

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Seven for Saturday

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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