Our Dream Trip: Barcelona, Day One

As promised, I am sharing photos, details and stories about what I call our “Dream Trip” to the Mediterranean. I hope these posts will provide you with some useful information and/or travel inspiration, or at the very least a bit of entertainment! For me, putting these posts together is a fun way to document our trip and share highlights with family and friends. Please feel free to ask me any questions you like about our…

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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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St. Helena Getaway: The Little Book of Big Experiences

In last week’s post, I shared highlights from our recent St. Helena Getaway with The Little Book of Big Experiences and our wonderful stay at The Wydown Hotel. Today, I want tell you all about how Bill and I used our Little Books to wine taste, shop, eat and explore St. Helena. The Little Book of Big Experiences The Little Book of Big Experiences is a passport of offers with 24 different experiences inside. It’s…

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Seven for Saturday

Hello, weekend! Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday. Here are a few things on my mind this week: 1 ~ Napa Getaway to Archer Hotel  This week, Bill and I had the pleasure of staying at the new Archer Hotel Napa, located in the heart of Downtown Napa. I have tons of photos to share with you in an upcoming post about this chic and luxurious hotel but I just can’t wait until then…

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Seven for Saturday

Welcome to this week’s Seven for Saturday! I missed last week’s Seven for Saturday due to lack of time. As you will read below, Bill and I went out of town for a few days midweek, then spent most of Friday and all of Saturday away from the house. I make this weekly post a priority as it’s often my favorite one to write, but sometimes it’s just not possible to put it together on…

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Celebrating a Birthday at Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

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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