No fireplace mantel? No problem. One of the wish list items for my new house was a fireplace. I like to seasonally decorate the mantel, use it as a candle ledge, and feel the warmth of a roaring fire on a raining day. But most of all, I love to hang the Christmas stockings . . .Read More
I chased the American dream of the big house and got exactly what I wished for and worked hard for. Over 4000 square feet of an American dream.
Right away, deep down, I knew it was too much . . .Read More
What? No one wants to rent a house to someone with 3 cats?! We can't find a house to buy and now we can't find a house to rent. Just when I was about to lose hope, enter the miracle worker, Jodi. And now onto house number 5 . . .Read More
We found our house by a miracle--her name is Jodi. (Catch more about her at the end of part 2). It is a competitive world baby! When you are determined to live in a popular neighborhood and you aren't an investor that can drop cash, it takes not giving up and . . .Read More
It is apple season, but here in California it is still hot outside. There is no need to skip that fresh-pressed apple cider just because it's too warm for a steamy cup. Here is the recipe for my signature apple cider spritzer.Read More