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Category: Field Trips!

Lovely El Dorado Wine Country

Sometimes you have a day that will live in your memory forever. That’s how I feel about one of the side trips Kyle and I took while we were at the 2017 International Food Blogger’s Conference. After the conference adjourned for the weekend Kyle and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the El Dorado County excursion. It should have been titled, “El Dorado Wine Country.” We started with brunch accompanied by…

For Lunch, Dinner, or Dessert…Bottega Louie!

There are few restaurants that I want to return to time and again mostly because I love trying new things. The ones that I insist on revisiting generally have more than just Gr8 Food. Bottega Louie is one of those restaurants. Whenever the Gr8 gals venture to Los Angeles, Bottega Louie is bound to be on the itinerary. It is a large, open space which includes the restaurant, a bar area and the bakery/take-out counter. One of the…

More Than Just a Coffee Shop…Starbucks Reserve Roastery

On a recent visit to one of my favorite cities, Seattle, I wanted to be sure to check out the new Starbucks Reserve – Roastery and Tasting Room. Wow! What an incredible place. They call it a “one-of-a-kind coffee shrine” and it is that, but also more. This post was originally published June 30, 2015. The Reserve is just nine blocks from the original Starbucks store in Pike Place Market. Starbucks has created a 15…

Scrapbooking…a Work of “Heart”

ScrapO – Scrapbooking Weekend Always having a passion for paper, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in the paper-crafting industry since college. Whether working for a manufacturer or owning my own store, I have always had my hands in it and I LOVE it! Doing what I love and getting paid for it…the absolute best! Some people ask me how do I still enjoy it once I get home from work? It’s my…

Fun Fun Floral Arranging!

Floral Arranging ~~ A while back Jurga gave us each the gift of a floral arranging class and we decided to take advantage of it for the Christmas season. And how happy are we! We each have a beautiful Christmas arrangement; and if the flowers wilt, we can easily replace them, so it should last straight through the holiday. It’s always fun to learn something new…and especially delightful when you can do it with friends! Here in…

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