Getting Hitched: Kate and Jeff

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This weekend, two of my friends tied the knot—six years (to the day) after their very first date. The couple wed atop a hill at the stunning Taber Ranch, which overlooks a pond, vineyards and the Capay Valley. The ceremony was short and sweet, … Continue reading

Nursery Closet Organizers

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In case you haven’t heard the news, I’m pregnant with a baby boy who is due this September. I’m not gonna lie, shopping and decorating a nursery for a boy isn’t nearly as exciting as I imagine it would be for a girl. … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Brunch

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Yesterday, we took my mom to brunch at the historic Grand Island Mansion out on the Delta. The grounds are immaculate and absolutely stunning, which is no doubt what makes it is a favorite spot for local brides…at least, those who … Continue reading

Big News!

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For those of you who haven’t already heard the news, we are expecting our first child this September! We wanted a fun way to tell our parents—especially because my dad and Jeff’s mom don’t live in the immediate area. So, … Continue reading

DIY Animal Place Card Holders

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I somehow ended up with a subscription to some magazine called Do It Yourself, which I’m pretty sure I never actually signed up for. At any rate, if they want to send me a free magazine, I’ll gladly take it…especially … Continue reading

DIY Leaf Napkin Rings

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Every Thanksgiving table is deserving of proper decorations and place settings. After all, for most of us, the holiday centers on a delicious meal shared by family and good friends. These leaf napkin rings are easy to make and add … Continue reading

Bike Dog Brewing Co. Grand Opening

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Yesterday I went with my friends Dan and Darcey (of His and Hers Beer Notes) to check out the grand opening of Bike Dog Brewing Company, a self-described “nano” (read: smaller than micro) brewery and tasting room in West Sacramento. … Continue reading

Review :: Mujjo Macbook Pro 13″ Sleeve

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My laptop has a sleek new home thanks to the folks over at Mujjo, a mobile accessories design company based in the Netherlands. When I was first approached by Mujjo co-founder Tom Canters about reviewing one of their products, I was a little hesitant—as … Continue reading

Closet Case :: Jen Paige

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Hair stylists are always popping up as part of this column. In fact, they probably account for about a quarter of all of the fashionable folks I’ve featured. It’s probably because they tend to be risk takers and trend setters … Continue reading

A Weekend Getaway :: Boon Hotel + Spa

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Last weekend we decided to skip town for a night, heading to Guerneville, a small tourist town situated along the Russian River in Sonoma County. It had been awhile since we’d taken a vacation (even a mini one) so I … Continue reading