Just A Little Touch of Fall

The official beginning of fall is September 22, and even though I’m deep in the throws of vacation planning and packing I wanted to make sure I dedicated a little time to giving a nod to the new season. I Continue reading Just A Little Touch of Fall

Sutter Creek – A Great Weekend Getaway

In a a little over a week our local Soroptimists club will be converging on this sleepy little town nestled in the foot hills outside of Sacramento. Every year we go on retreat for a weekend in the fall. Every Continue reading Sutter Creek – A Great Weekend Getaway


For me Labor Day Weekend marks the transition between summer and fall. I know that autumn doesn’t officially arrive until later in the month, but growing up, I started school the day after Labor Day, That meant the end of Continue reading Fallscapes

November Weekend Musings

Can you believe it’s the first week in November?  It hasn’t felt like fall here in Northern California.  Although the leaves are changing and dropping like crazy, it has been in the 80s – nothing like those crisp temperatures that Continue reading November Weekend Musings

A Simple Fall Porch

Have I mentioned I love fall?  Well, I do…and although it’s my favorite season of the year, I don’t go overboard with the decorations.  A few autumn colored candles, leaves, and assorted pumpkins are all I do. I never decorate Continue reading A Simple Fall Porch

Getting Into a Fall Kind of Mood

On this last long weekend of summer vacation I thought this Cottage in the Hamptons might just be the thing to transition us from those lazy days of summer into the new season. I don’t know about you, but I’m Continue reading Getting Into a Fall Kind of Mood

Home For The Holidays – Putting Those Leaves To Good Use

Need some inspiration for a Thanksgiving centerpiece?  Look no further than your back yard… Look what I found on my walk a couple of days ago!  Leaves…Surprise – right?   I started picking up these gorgeous specimens – the large ones caught Continue reading Home For The Holidays – Putting Those Leaves To Good Use

Pretty Pumpkins

Aren’t these cute!  My former teaching partner and dear friend created these beauties with her daughter… So creative – I love ’em! Perfect for Halloween and on into the Thanksgiving  season.  So what do you think?  

Napa Style

There’s nothing like spending a day in the Napa Valley. Every season brings a new beauty to the vineyards – the mustard in spring, abundant summer-time grapes, or the changing leaves during the fall crush.  Whatever the time of year, Continue reading Napa Style

Study Time

Need a new desk?  Just in time for back to school studying or an office corner, one of these stylish desks could be just the ticket.  CB2 Design Within Reach Pottery Barn I’m considering adding a desk space to the Continue reading Study Time

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