#NYE Cheers to 2016

Happy New Year!  Cheers to 2016!  I hope that you have all been enjoying a wonderful week of holiday celebrations.  This is my favorite time of year.  The chance to be together with family and friends, the twinkly lights and decorations, the toasts and traditions, celebrating all of the blessings that we share; it just […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I hope that you are all somewhere warm and cozy, surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones celebrating the joy of Christmas.  Every year the Mr. and I rotate spending the big holidays with each family, and this year we are with the hub’s family for Christmas. Although both of our family traditions […]

Last Minute Gift Guide

You’re in a pickle.  Today is December 23rd, and you’ve just arrived at your parent’s house for Christmas.  And then it hits you…you’ve forgotten to get a gift for your Great Aunt Alva or your cousin Sammy, or even your Mom or Dad.  You won’t have the time or patience to brave the stores, and […]

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  butter late than never…our amazing and most favorite burgers from Solly’s    followed by our favorite turtle sundae, the perfect compliment to a butter burger sunset views from Mister A’s for a holiday cocktail live from Santa’s workshop – putting together flower arrangements and whipping up an almond cake for Christmas parties that we […]

@Etsy #GiftGuide

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Chicago, Take Two

After a good nights rest in our toasty room, we woke up far less jet-lagged, and ready to take on the day.  Our first stop was the Field Museum.  We had been invited to attend the preview event for the opening of their new exhibit, the Greeks. The event was wonderful.  A few key speakers […]

The Windy City

Just before Thanksgiving, the Mr. and I had the opportunity to pop down to Chicago for a couple of nights and get a taste for the Windy City.  We had so much fun staying bundled up and exploring the city.  We even got a few snow flurries while in town, which for us San Diegans […]

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