Easy Entertaining for Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is always a great excuse to gather a few friends over. Whether you’ve been planning a fiesta for a while or are more a spur-of-the-moment kind of person, here are a few easy, last minute ideas to help you plan your party. Happy weekend!  I love the idea of using pink and […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY 2018

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Happy New Year! Happy 2018!  I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to sometimes over think things. It’s a characteristic of mine that I’ve learned to accept as both a blessing and a curse. I had been going back and forth about “just the right” post to share with you today until I […]

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GOODBYE 2017, SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL LIES AHEAD…

What do you have planned this evening? This post may be full of glitz and glamour but this New Year’s Eve I will actually be spending a quiet evening alone with Mr. B in San Luis Obispo (“SLO”). After our San Diego trip last weekend we stopped home for a couple of days before heading north […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Greetings from San Diego! Mr. B and I will be enjoying a nice dinner for two tonight and joining my entire family tomorrow for Christmas […]

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DECORATING WITH CHRISTMAS WREATHS

How’s your holiday decorating coming along? For me, yesterday was all about decking the halls. I went to my local nursery and picked out a tree, brought it home, and decorated it.  We even finished putting up Christmas lights on the small tree by the front entrance to our seaside ranch house. Needless to say, […]

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Happy Easter. Viva Spring. Viva Sweet Love

Sweet spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime and viva sweet love.   –E.E. Cummings   Several weeks ago I had a fleeting thought about hosting an Easter brunch for the family. I procrastinated and never got around to actually planning anything. Shame on me. I guess I can try […]

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BUON SAN VALENTINO

Buon San Valentino! Can you tell I have been working on my Italian?!!  Happy Valentines Day…What does the day hold for you? Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for me. In fact, Mr. B and I usually never go out on Valentines Day. However, for a split moment, I thought about making a dinner […]

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HAPPY MLK DAY

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Mr. B and I took advantage of the long holiday weekend by hitting the road and driving a few hours from home to visit the charming towns of Montecito and Santa Barbara. We had a wonderful time but will be heading home today. I’m glad I […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

If you have followed me for a while then you already know that Mr. B and I are usually away on vacation during this time of year. Our anniversary and my birthday are a week apart so we use these special events as a great excuse to pack our bags and get away. Last year we […]

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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Happy Fourth of July! Mr. B and I are enjoying a quick getaway For some R&R. Whatever your plans are, be sure to celebrate the day with a Patriotic spirit.   — xoxo, V.  I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” […]

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