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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Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Slow Masticating Juicer

Welcome to the latest post in the Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles series, a blog series I do with my stepdaughter and fellow health nut, Tori of Earth to Tori. Tori and I have been making smoothies in my Vitamix for many years but we wanted to start juicing as a way to get more nutrients – mostly from dark leafy vegetables – into our diets. So we decided to both get a slow masticating juicer.…

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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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Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Clean Makeup

Clean makeup products, that’s the topic Tori and I chose for our latest posts in our Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles series. We are each featuring our top four favorite clean makeup items on our blogs. Since our individual healthy lifestyles are focused not only on what we put in our bodies but what we put on our bodies, Tori and I have each been paying more attention to reading the labels on our makeup, skin care and…

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Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles: Breakfast Favorites

Welcome to another Two Generations of Healthy Lifestyles. This time Tori and I are sharing our breakfast favorites. After last week’s post, we received a reader request. The question is, “What do you and Tori like to eat for breakfast?” Our reader specifically asked for some creative ideas for the first meal of the day – meals that are healthy, tasty, easy to prepare and satisfying. Tori and I both have several healthy breakfast options in…

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