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

Closet Case :: Tre Borden

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Tre Borden is the type of guy who can rock a lavender tie, pink blazer and pair of yellow skinny jeans and make it look enviably sharp. He’s not afraid to be bold, and you gotta give him mad props for … Continue reading

The Color Run!

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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

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

Jeff’s 35th Birthday Celebration

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Last Saturday, family and friends gathered for my guy’s birthday celebration or, as he was calling it, “Jeff’s 35th Birthday and a Once in a Lifetime Event.” Thanks to all the talented cooks we know, there was way more food … Continue reading

Studio Tour :: Interval Press

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It’s impossible for the members of Interval Press to discuss their work without getting impassioned. A true labor of love, all four members are professionally trained graphic designers with day jobs—utilizing their free time to produce screen-print posters for the local independent … Continue reading