Lifestyle: Anxiety Defined

I’ve been a little on edge lately. It happens and I know it. But this round, I can’t figure out if there is actually a way to help myself not feel so wound up about even the smallest of issues.  I mean I try my best to rationalize, and adjust my lifestyle and dance around […]

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Lifestyle: A House Can Be A Home

When we bought a house in Sacramento in 2002, I did everything I could to make the house a home. But it fell short of the concept because at the time my hubs and I commuted to the city to work, which meant we were hardly ever in the house. It was then I realized […]

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Spending the Day…

Unplugging from life today to spend the ol’ birthday in my usual fashion. {Featured image source} And a dozen giveaways of my first novel – go here for details – – offer ends June 30, 2018

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Decor: Floating House Tour

I live near the water in San Francisco, but have always wondered what it’s like to live on the water. I think this interest was sparked by the film Sleepless in Seattle, where Tom Hanks’s character lived in a boathouse on the water with his son. Since then I’ve always imagined, if not a lifetime, […]

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Travel: Destination Wedding

The idea of a prince marrying an American girl was something the Hallmark channel mastered  – telling a story that could only be a fairytale. I mean, in real life, there was Grace Kelly who married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in the late 50’s. But we were all too young to remember that one and […]

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Culture: Topics of Discussion Over Cocktails and Sushi

Have you ever considered a sushi night get-together? I mean catering sushi for a cocktail party hosted by, well…you? Something like – you provide the sushi and the guests provide the cocktails. And I do mean provide the cocktails (recipe index card included) for that amazing bar-keeper to create the masterpiece drink of choice. And […]

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The Beauty of Mother and Child

In museums I always find myself stopping and staring at portraits and paintings of mother and child – to help remind me of how amazing life really is – past all the negative. A mother has a way of putting their family at peace and sometimes the world at ease. Thank you to all the […]

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The Thing About Mothers and Daughters

The older I get, the more I understand where my mother is coming from – when doing and saying the things that she did and does. Although I raise my eyebrow on occasion, okay, okay, on more than one occasion, I realize after a heated discussion or a disagreement that she is mostly or absolutely […]

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