Author Archives: erin (aka bows & sparrows)

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Getting Hitched: Kate and Jeff

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

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Nursery Closet Organizers

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

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DIY Animal Place Card Holders

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

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DIY Leaf Napkin Rings

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

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Bike Dog Brewing Co. Grand Opening

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

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Basecamp Hotel + South Lake Tahoe

Ever since I first stumbled upon Basecamp Hotel, I’ve been itching to check out the South Lake Tahoe boutique hotel. After convincing my mom to take a quick trip up the mountain with me, I got online, excited to book … Continue reading

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The Color Run!

Truth be told, I was already toying with the idea of signing up for the Color Run™ 5k when the folks at KIND Snacks invited me to be one of their #KINDawesome correspondents. Having never run a 5k before, I was excited to see if I was … Continue reading

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Review :: Mujjo Macbook Pro 13″ Sleeve

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