Empty Nesting 101

I feel like an empty nester veteran as I comfortably settle in to my fifth year.  I have twin daughters: one who always wanted to go east, the other who was looking forward to her college years as a Bruin just like my husband and me. The summer before their senior year in high school …

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Napa Valley in the Fall

Visiting the Napa Valley in the Fall is quite a treat. We have rediscovered drinking wine…Craig and I are spending time learning about different California wines and wineries and determining which types are our favorites. In order to learn from the experts, we went to the Napa Valley in Northern California to discover just exactly …

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Blogging 101

I wanted to let you know how easy it is to write a blog post. 1. Write it like you are telling a story to a friend. 2. Enjoy the creative process when you tell your story. 3. Let your inner comedian/creative/philosopher/teacher/storyteller come to the surface! 4. Don’t worry about writing the next prize winning …

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Making Ravioli with Mom

Recently, I tried something new.  I am pretty good in the kitchen, however I have never attempted to make ravioli from scratch.  My Mom had recently taken a class at Sur la Table and was willing and happy to teach me! It was pretty challenging, but we had a lot of fun doing it. We …

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