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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Happy Saturday and welcome to another Seven for Saturday! It is has been a particularly unnerving week for our country and the world. Lately I have to steel myself before turning on the news or even looking at my Facebook feed. It seems there is no end to the turmoil, tension and anger. Today’s post will hopefully be a pleasant distraction for you – and me. I know I seek out diversions when I feel…

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Throughout the month of January, I am sharing some of the ways I am making improvements to my home, my fitness and health and day-to-day living in 2017. In my last post, I told you about my Jar of Gratitude. This time I am sharing an effective way to organize and store jewelry with my new jewelry organizer. For ages I’ve been trying to figure out a sensible and space-saving method for storing and organizing my…

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My husband and I have found easy ways to add personality to outdoor spaces around our home lately. I told you about My Happy Place that I created on our front porch back in April.  I sit there almost everyday either alone or with Bill when he gets home from work. But sometimes we want more privacy and plus, we have a big backyard that hasn’t been enjoyed much these last few years. These two boys would love it if…

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I am counting down to Friday, May 1st, when the Spring Luxe Event at Stella Studio in Berkeley featuring the Stella Carakasi Spring ’15 Collection and launch of the limited edition Adora by Adrienne bag gets underway. I am incredibly excited and admit I am also rather nervous (public speaking, eek!). But more than anything, I am grateful to the lovely and generous people of Stella Carakasi for putting on this event. I am also so thankful to Matteo and…

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For the first time in three weeks, Postively Friday is on a Friday! Here’s what was positive about my week: 1) Kayla, Bill’s eldest, passed her firefighter academy examinations with a 93/100. She is well on her way to a rewarding career as a firefighter/EMT.  Congratulations, Kayla! Your dad, Tori and I are extremely proud of you and so excited about your future.   2) Bill bought me a hummingbird feeder last Sunday. We finally…

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