Lions and Lions, Oh My! Spectacular photos by Tam

These photos were taken by Tam Warner Minton, a returning Guest Adventurer, who writes a fantastic travel blog called Travels with Tam. She truly defines the word adventurer. My “adventures” aren’t even in her league and that is the beautiful thing about having other contributors on this blog. We get to read and enjoy many types of experiences! These photos […]

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A Postcard Perfect Afternoon in San Francisco

If you were to line up ten different people and ask them to describe a perfect afternoon in San Francisco, you would undoubtedly receive ten different answers. San Francisco is a shopper’s paradise, a foodie’s dream vacation and a photographer’s delight. The city will easily captivate every one of it’s millions of visitors. We travel to […]

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Watching The Oscars… My Superbowl!

The excitement is building and it is that time of year to anticipate who will win at The Academy Awards. On Sunday, February 22nd, The Oscars will be televised around the globe and I am so excited! Watching the Oscars at my house is sacred. No talking unless spoken to. Thank goodness for the pause button! […]

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What to do when it rains in Seattle…Everything!

 What to do when it rains in Seattle. Funny question. My answer is everything. There is everything to do in one of the most stunning cities in the world. Seattlites don’t want us to know that it really doesn’t rain as much as people say it does. In February, if you check your weather app on your […]

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Join The Shelter Pet Project with Actress Bellamy Young

Just about 18 months ago our lives were changed forever for the better. We adopted the adorable Rocco, our German Shepherd rescue puppy. His mother was in a shelter and they discovered she was pregnant and as it turns out she was carrying eleven puppies! Mom and all of her puppies were adopted and the […]

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The Disruption of My Daily Routine

Everyone has some sort of daily routine. We get out of bed, make coffee, work out, take the dog for a walk, go to work, blah, blah, blah. Some sense of order in our lives is a necessity. Living in constant chaos is disconcerting, distracting and can be very unproductive. Our recent move from a […]

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A New Adventure! I became a spokesperson for Hospice Talk

I am always on the lookout for an interesting new empty nester adventure! Sometimes these exciting new experiences can emerge from the most unusual places. What I have learned at the fabulous age of midlife is… Don’t immediately say no! Listen carefully to what is presented to you and seriously consider participating if it sounds intriguing! Midlife is the […]

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Valentine’s Day Gifts by BOXFOX ~ They are adorable!

Are you searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Something that is not the “same old thing”? A perfect gift that is unique, clever and cute?  Lucky you, I have a suggestion! Back in December I introduced you to a fabulous new online gift company called BOXFOX, which was created by an entrepreneurial UCLA graduate named Chelsea Moore. Chelsea and her two business […]

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The Downsize Stage Two: Join us to follow this adventure as we renovate our new “nest”.

The empty nester downsize move is complete, we have done our best to sift through the boxes, achieved some semblance of order and are ready to begin to plan the renovation. We even have a hashtag to help you follow our new “nest” adventure! #newnestadventure Architect Georgie Kajer, of Kajer Architects, who came highly recommended, is the […]

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Empty Nest Downsize Update: A walk in the Lower Arroyo Seco Natural Park

While exploring our new neighborhood on our daily walk, we have found some beautiful places to enjoy nature. Our recent move and downsize to a smaller, much older home is now described as our “rightsize” move. Our new city, Pasadena, is 75 miles miles away from the beach community where we lived for 23 years and it has […]

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