5 Romantic Places to Dine Like Star-Crossed Lovers
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5 Romantic Places to Dine  Let’s face it, sometimes we all need a little inspiration to bring the romance back into life. It’s so easy to let day-to-day stresses zap the life blood out of a relationship. If you are … Want More?

Holiday Getaway + the Surprising Power of a Surprise!
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A Holiday Getaway We seem to have a number of family birthdays mixed in among the holidays. Though Scott’s birthday was a couple of days after Thanksgiving he suggested we celebrate on the holiday since we had a family dinner … Want More?

The Life Changing Power of “I Do”…Happy 16th Anniversary, Baby!
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On a warm and sultry California evening, in a lush garden, we each said two simple words, “I Do”. That was sixteen years ago. Today, we look back and reflect on how much those two little words changed the course of … Want More?

Date Night: Al Fresco Dinner At Home
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Date Night: Al Fresco Dinner  It’s been a busy month around here and I’m in need of calming my spirit. I just discovered images of a date night at home from way back on Valentine’s Day. Feels like I’m a bit behind the 8 ball but I’m … 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?

The Story of How We Met (and a walk down memory lane in San Francisco)
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The last thing I wanted to do that breezy fall day, back in 1997, was attend an early mental health conference in South San Francisco. I was going through a difficult time in life, a drawn out divorce, and I … Want More?

An Invitation to The Knot’s Dream Wedding in Wine Country
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A dream wedding in wine country? Yes!!  I felt excited as I read my invitation to attend the wedding of the year by the wedding website, The Knot. I had used The Knot website to plan my wedding back in 2000, … Want More?

Date Night at 7 Seas Los Cabos-Surf’s Up!
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Date Night at 7 Seas Los Cabos-Surf’s Up! Every now and then Scott and I stumble onto a surreal experience during our travels. This was one of those times. It was the final evening of our trip to Los Cabos, … Want More?

Date Night: Pack a Bag for Sacramento!
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Pack a Bag! My husband got a little creative a couple of weekends ago. It just so happened to be Valentine’s Day weekend, but this could be a lovely surprise anytime. He said, “Pack a Bag! We are going on … Want More?

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