The Fine Art of the Romantic Gesture [It Doesn’t Cost a Thing!]
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Nothing like my husband being gone the weekend before Valentine’s Day to make me feel nostalgic and sentimental. I’ve been in a mood to clear the clutter and organize this winter, so I dug into boxes of old photographs and … Want More?

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?

A Summer Getaway to Siena, Italy
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Getaway to Siena, Italy Scott and I spent a day in Siena, back in 2003, punctuated by wrong turns, a stint mistakenly driving in the no-vehicle zone and an epic heat wave. When we finally settled in and enjoyed the … Want More?

Warm Wishes for the Holidays (+ My Husband’s Christmas Obsession!)
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WARM WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS! That’s my husband, Scott, tripping the ‘light fantastic’ at our house for the holidays. Every time I take a peek there seems to be a new element to his Christmas creativity. I can’t imagine what … 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?

Signature Style: Statement Rings
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I’m a fan of all different types of jewelry, but there is nothing quite like sliding on a statement ring to feel like it’s time to get the party started. With the holiday season upon us, I’ve been zhushing up … Want More?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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