Double Date Night: A Sparkling New Year’s Wish!
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Thank goodness his favorite holiday is Christmas and mine is New Year’s Eve. Our opposites attract theory allows us to cover our holiday calendar with relative good spirits and cheer around here. How could we ever deny a holiday that … Want More?

Fall Getaway to Lake Tahoe and a Road Trip Reminder
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Fall Getaway to Lake Tahoe Scott and I planned a quick getaway to Lake Tahoe a couple of weekends ago. The weather had been warm and sunny for weeks here in Northern California. We envisioned brilliant sunshine, with colorful fall … Want More?

Tips for Traveling with Family (and enjoying it!)
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Tips for Traveling with Family Traveling with family is an excellent way to connect and create a lifetime of memories. As a step-mom, I remember a few of the early trips we took with Scott’s three daughters. One of the … Want More?

Holiday Cheer & Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year! It’s time for holiday cheer and wishes for a happy new year. The holidays flew by, didn’t they? Our holidays were filled with merriment, festivities, and maybe a few too many indulgences here and there. Do you … Want More?

Creating a “Sunny Escape” for House Guests
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Scott and I had the pleasure of hosting house guests for the long weekend. It was late summer and the weather was picture perfect for poolside lounging and some outdoor fun in Chico. My sister, Dorie, and her guy Michael, … Want More?

San Diego Getaway (Mixing Work & Play!)
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The first time I visited San Diego, as a teenager, I felt like I had arrived in a tropical paradise. The waters were shimmery and foliage was lush with palm trees waving in the soft breezes. I hadn’t been to San … Want More?

Happy Easter!
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 Happy Easter! We celebrated an early Easter with my family a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t resist sharing some of my mom’s beautiful decor and her tablescape for her brunch. Scott and I were flying in from Los Cabos to … Want More?

Style Guide: Barbie
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The last time I asked my sister, Heidi, two years younger than me, to play Barbie dolls, she replied, “I’m too old for that!” Oops….Clearly she had outgrown the long, lean, perfectly tanned, stylish dress up sessions years before I … Want More?

From Our House to Yours…Merry! Merry!
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Merry, Merry from our house to yours! We are feeling the holiday spirit around our house this season. Are you feeling it too? I was so happy we remembered to take a family photo on Thanksgiving Day.  Here we are: … Want More?

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