9 DIY Projects for a Rainy Day

I woke up this morning to the soothing sound of rain hitting against my window and inviting me to stay a little longer and snuggle with my sweet dogs. The fog hangs heavy over the mountain tops when it rains and it’s captivating. I love California’s rainy days, because things that are usually dry and brown transform to a blanket of lush green over the mountains and throughout our neighborhood.  There’s

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Currently Loving // Outdoor Living Revamp

Here in California, we really can’t complain about the weather.  It’s pretty much amazing all year long. However, there is something about the spring air and extra sunshiny days that make me excited to start moving my life more outside.  Here are a few stunning items that I am craving to get my hands on and give my deck a fresh new look for whatever spring and summer have planned.

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12 DIYs That are Perfect for Spring

The winter air is finally fading away, the flowers are starting to blossom and everything just feels fresh.  To help us get in the spring-time mood, here are a few different DIY projects that effortlessly radiate this bright and beautiful season, we all dearly love!   1. DIY Brushstroke Coasters | Sugar & Cloth 2. Tissue Paper Watercolor Mug | I Spy DIY  3. Copper Desk Tidy | Burkatron 4. Rose Gold Leather

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Motivation Mondays: Don’t let hate…

Happy Monday!  Here’s something to think on as you go about your week.  

Just Tasted : 2014 Testarossa Pinot Noir Rose

We recently signed up for the wine club at Testarossa winery, after our first visit to their location in Los Gatos. One of the wines we picked up was this delightful 2014 Cuvee Los Gatos Pinot Noir Rose.  It’s not listed on their tasting menu, so if you go, ask them if it’s available to try. You will fall in love! The heart breaker to this story is they make a very

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Blood Orange Moscow Mules

My husband is a huge fan of Moscow Mules and usually gets one when we go out. The key ingredient is the ginger beer, which adds a fantastic kick to this drink. I’m addicted to the spicy flavor of ginger, so this drink has quickly become a favorite of mine as well! The other day, while grocery shopping, I stumbled upon blood oranges. Since we are on the tail end

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Motivation Mondays : Don’t Worry About Failures…

Happy Monday! When I was just starting out in the culinary world I was extremely afraid, especially about the chance of failing.  What I learned to start telling myself was to “do it afraid”. That it’s okay to be afraid, but it’s not okay to not do it, if it means not stepping out of my comfort zone.  I think that got me through a lot of things and because

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Just Tasted : 2011 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

This weekend has be all kinds of perfect and one of those moments was when we opened up this yummy bottle to kick start the birthday “wine tasting” extravaganza. That’s right folks, this happens to be my birthday and what kind of birthday would it be without some note-worthy wines.  Well, actually the really outstanding wines are still in the cellar, waiting for some who-knows-what-occasion to open them. Along with the fact

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Just Tasted : 2013 Pierce Vineyards Albarino

On one of our most recent weekend getaways, we found ourselves exploring Monterey Bay, CA. While strolling around Cannery Row, we came upon this great little tasting room for Pierce Vineyards. Of course we couldn’t say no, so we headed on in. What sets this vineyard apart from the normal California vineyards is that they specialize in grapes commonly grown in Chile, Spain and Argentina. One of the bottles we

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Motivation Mondays : Good Things Come…

Happy Monday!! It is very true that good things come to those who patiently wait, but there’s also a time when you need to work hard, push through the trials and fears in order to get the amazing things life has to offer! Let’s make today the time that we work hard, never give up and get go the wonderful things life is waiting to give us.