Celebration 2016 Event – Celebrating Life Beyond Breast Cancer
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 Celebration 2016 Showcasing the beauty, grace and resilience of life beyond breast cancer. Appropriately, the showering skies cleared to offer a canopy of pink, puffy clouds to kick off the Celebration 2016 event in Chico, California, in late October. The community … Want More?

Keep Your Eye on the Prize – Retirement [Pt. 4]
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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Retirement I’ve heard that you truly feel retired on the first day you would have been back at work had you not retired. August 8th was that day for me. It felt a bit … Want More?

Real Life: Fire + Up in Smoke! 
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Yesterday was a typical morning at our house. I was up way before dawn, but even in my bleary state, I jumped out of bed to take in the predawn views. I never cease to revel in the view from … Want More?

Date Night: A Spring Picnic on Table Mountain
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This is more of an afternoon date than date night, but I’ll have to make an exception this time. Scott and I headed up to Table Mountain in  Oroville last weekend to view the wildflowers. I commute to Oroville for … Want More?

The Fine Art of Tender Loving Care #TLC
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We are 9 days in since my husband’s shoulder surgery and things have gone as well as possible. The best news is that Scott isn’t feeling any real pain! There has been lots of down time–icing, dozing, reading, catching up … Want More?

Hoping for a Speedy Recovery for My Favorite Guy! xx
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Tomorrow morning, bright and early, it’s shoulder surgery for my favorite guy. I’m somewhat dreading it. Scott flew to Chicago for four days last week, and though I prefer it when we fly together, I was relieved when he arrived … Want More?

Behind the Glass: An Afternoon with Artist & Entrepreneur Courtney Gray of grayc glass
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To say that I had a good time spending an afternoon in the studio with Courtney Gray–the artist and entrepreneur behind gracyc glass–would be an understatement. Courtney is warm, effervescent, smart and talented. Did I mention she is hysterical? I … Want More?

Date Night: 15th Wedding Anniversary and a Sparkling Surprise!
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15th Wedding Anniversary Our 15th wedding anniversary started as a typical day around the house. A quick kiss for luck and we were off to work. Scott and I had celebrated our 15th a bit early with a swanky summer vacation … Want More?

A Sweet Summer Wedding and a Walk in the Park #truelove
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It was the perfect June day in Chico, California. Warm, with a touch of cloud cover…. peaking between the clouds, the sky was brilliant blue. It was the kind of day made for a summer wedding. My dear friend Lily, … Want More?

Welcome to the Weekend…Make a Splash!
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Summer… summer loving… make a splash!! It was 104 degrees at our house yesterday and that definitely screams SUMMER!!! I vowed to be in the pool every day while I’m home. It’s not only refreshing and relaxing, but the easiest … Want More?

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