*Note: Technical difficulties prevented this post from being published when it was supposed to so it's a week late!

Hi to you! Happy Week-After-Halloween-Fully-Into-Fall-Now! One of the things I miss most about my kids' younger years is how big o'deal Halloween is. We don't get any trick or treaters at our house, so now that I don't have ones of my own, I really feel like I'm missing the best part — the candy! (kidding!). I may have to adopt…It has been a very busy few weeks both at work (note to self: post more about our projects!) as well as personal. It was my birthday last week and am still basking in the glow of numerous celebrations with those I love. Could there be any better present? One of the highlights of the last couple of weeks was running the Healdsburg Half Marathon with my friend Cindy. It was absolutely stunning. Winding wine country roads, mostly flat and lots of participants made it really fun. Join me next year?

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The cement work is wrapping up on landscaping Phase I. As an urban dweller for most of my life, I have a blind spot when it comes to knowing what to do with anything relating to outside, so PLEASE let me know if you have a great idea, suggestion, advice, want to go to the stone place together, etc. 

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These are taken from my kitchen door. Eventually there will be stone pavers with a low wall around it. 

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The working plan is to put a table along the back with an arbor above for stringing lights and for privacy. To the right will be a barbeque.

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There will be stone steps leading up to the upper barbeque patio. We are thinking of a mini olive grove for the are between the two walls.

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This is the firepit off of the lower level and front of the house. 

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 Now that I have my tech glitch worked out, I will post more photos! Powder room is done, window treatments are in, some new rugs and furniture to show you too!

Sending good wishes to you for a stellar weekend!

 

 

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