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🌸 Happy Hummers 🌸

After another trip to Costco to pick up 4 more bags of sugar, I am inspired to write about how to attract hummingbirds to your home. I will say, since the Paradise fires, we have had a large influx of hummers. Waking up in the morning to sunshine on my face, drinking a great cup… Continue reading 🌸 Happy Hummers 🌸

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Wine Country Monday

It's the first Monday of January. The day everyone has the most resolve, the highest hopes, the strongest passion. The day you want to set as an example for the rest of the year. It could start with a great workout , a protein shake stuffed with spinach, some new clothes you got for Christmas,… Continue reading Wine Country Monday

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Wine Country Bubbles

Looking for a place to pick up a great bottle of bubbles for the holidays? Or maybe you just want to grab a glass and catch up with a friend.   Here are some of my go to places... Passaggio Wines is usually at the top of my list.  The new "Prelude" Blanc de Noirs… Continue reading Wine Country Bubbles

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7 THINGS TO DO FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME…

Daylight Savings Time is here. We fell back an hour and should be caught up on our sleep now. When you own a home or rent, there are several things that should be done 2 times a year and this is the perfect time to remember. 1- Change all of your clocks, obviously.  Many do… Continue reading 7 THINGS TO DO FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME…

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#GSM ~ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 🍷

What on earth is a GSM?  Often times people think it is the name that someone just put on their bottle, but really is a a blend of Rhòne Wines.  GSM's happen to be one of my favorites.  If I have already lost you at GSM, lets start at the basics.    Region- All wines originate… Continue reading #GSM ~ Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 🍷

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A Penthouse~For Bats…

I have lived in Northern California for almost 6 years now.  We arrived here in January of 2013 after living in the tropics for years.  One of the first things I fell in love with living in California was not only the seasons, but the vast wild life. Birds, animals, bees, and yes, bats.  I… Continue reading A Penthouse~For Bats…

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5 Wine Country Fall Decorating Ideas on a Budget

1- Wine Barrel's-  They are great as a table, or just sitting around your yard with plants on them.  I have several around my yard that my husband put a finish on and they look great year around.  I love them with pumpkins on them. 2- Pumpkins- They are super fun.  I love the little… Continue reading 5 Wine Country Fall Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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8 Steps To A Mortgage

Step 1:  The Big Meet with your mortgage broker.  If you do not have one, your REALTOR® will have a list of bankers they usually work with and trust to do a great job for you.  This is one of the most important parts of purchasing a home.  The right or wrong mortgage broker can… Continue reading 8 Steps To A Mortgage

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Texture….A Speakeasy Wine Tasting

This year has been a year of discovering the secret spots in Sonoma.  Two of my favorites were Three Sticks (previous blog post here) and Texture, which is a speak easy style tasting in one of the beautiful back rooms of Pangloss Cellars on the Sonoma Plaza. If you are looking for a hip, sophisticated… Continue reading Texture….A Speakeasy Wine Tasting

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Sage is the New Rage…..

As a REALTOR®, when you walk into a variety of homes to show them, you feel a lot of different energy.  I often say that you can feel the JUJU when you walk in the door.... Some homes you walk into and just cant wait to get out of them.  Some homes you never want… Continue reading Sage is the New Rage…..