Five Things for Friday

Watching the Giants World Series

1. The SF Giants won the World Series! It has been such a fun week watching the games. It seems I haven’t been able to get anything done because Shawn and I are glued to the TV. We watched the final game at a fun restaurant downtown that was packed with people. My voice was a little sore the next day from rooting them on.

2. Over the weekend we went to Lake Tahoe with my sister and her husband. On Saturday the boys went golfing, and Nicole and I spent the day at the spa getting massages. It was the best! On Saturday we were headed downstairs to watch the Giants game, and the boys thought it would be funny to jump out and scare us.

Good Netflix Shows

3. If you’re looking for new shows to binge watch on Netflix, I have 2 great recommendations. For a girly show, I’m obsessed with Call The Midwife. All the episodes are on Netflix streaming. It’s like Downton Abbey, but follows around these sweet nurses in England as they delivery different babies, and the interesting stories of the new families. So good! For a show to watch with your fella, Shawn and I can’t get enough of The Blacklist. The first season is streaming on Netflix, and the new season just started a few weeks ago. The show is like Dexter meets 24. We watched the whole first season in 2 weeks. Go watch them!

Dinner time for the turkeys! We do this little routine everyday at 5. I love it here on the ranch!

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4. Look at all the turkeys that pass thru our yard! Shawn and I feed them a bunch of bird seed every morning and again when we get home from work. It’s crazy how happy it makes me to see them all out there.

5. Hope you all have a great Halloween! Shawn and I are going to spend it at home watching spooky movies. Any recommendations?

Five Things for Friday

Tweet 1. We went camping in Big Sur over the weekend. Beautiful! We love camping at Fernwood Resort, and go at least once a year. A little creek runs right thru the campsite, and we call far in advance so we can book a site right next to the water. We went up with my sister Nicole and her husband […]

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Herb and Cheese Puff Pastry Sticks

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Tweet Before leaving for a dinner party I asked Shawn, “Hey, what do you think of my new boots?” “Hmm? New boots? They look just like those other boots you have. But I like ‘em!” “Shawn! These are ankle boots! The other boots are over-the-calf boots. They’re totally different.” He shrugged his shoulders and said, “I dunno, boots are boots.” […]

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Wine Tasting

Tweet 1. Now that wedding seasoned has come to a lull, we had a free weekend! I took full advantage of it. On Saturday, we went wine tasting in Livermore with my sister and her husband and had the best time! Even though it was over 90 degrees in October, say what? Luckily the tasting rooms had AC. On Sunday […]

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Roasted Spicy Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

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TweetLast night I had a dream that was SO boring, I was actually mad at my imagination. I won’t bore you with all the details, but a majority of the dream was me on the phone with an airlines customer service rep trying to change a flight. I’m not kidding. Just me, sitting on my couch, trying to change a […]

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Anniversary

Tweet 1. We filmed our last wedding of the summer over the weekend! The morning of, I was so excited about filming our last one, and everything we’ve accomplished in the past few months, I made us some pumpkin muffins for breakfast to celebrate. The Trader Joe’s box mix is very good if you’re looking for a quick muffin mix. […]

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Homemade Kettle Corn

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Tweet When I was in college, I worked nights at a restaurant as a server and bartender. I was lucky to have almost all weekends off. But a few times a year, an art festival would be in town for the weekend and bring crowds of people. I would volunteer to work lunch shifts during the art festivals because I […]

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Acorn Films

Tweet 1. Here’s what Shawn and I look like working weddings! I can tell this is right before the kiss, Shawn and I are both at the center of the aisle, ready to capture it. We filmed and photographed a wedding this weekend for one of our friends, which is always much funner. Shawn (and several cameras set up on […]

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15 Minute Creamy Pesto Pasta

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Tweet Working customer service for an online company can lead to some very interesting conversations from people calling from all over the country. I talked to quite a doozy earlier this week. Here is how our conversation went: Me: For shipping, you can ship it via US mail for $6.95, that’s 1-2 weeks in the US. Or UPS ground for […]

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Rainy Sunrise

Tweet 1. It rained yesterday morning! I woke up, and could smell that delicious “fresh rain” smell outside the window. After all this heat here in California, I couldn’t have been more excited. I celebrated by getting myself a pumpkin spice latte. Hello fall! 2. Everyday about 50 wild turkeys walk by our house, and hang out in our front […]

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