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SENIOR MOMENTS

Hello friends, I’ve been having some senior moments lately.  You see, it recently occurred to me that in less than 1 month I will have been a mother for 30 years. That’s because my oldest son Nathan is turning 30 in November. In telling you this, I will be dating myself dramatically, something I have trouble […]

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A VISIT TO MY LOG CABIN

Hello there! Since closing escrow a few weeks ago on my new/old log cabin in Fawnskin, near Big Bear Lake, California, I have had little time to devote to what will soon be my latest renovation project. That’s because up until last Saturday I have been devoting most of my spare time to preparing for […]

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A TOUR OF MY KITCHEN

Good morning. The 3rd Annual Lake Arrowhead Kitchen Tour featuring my kitchen and 4 others took place last Saturday and was a grand success!  Like any event thrown for 200 people, it was a monumental effort.  From the planning, to the shopping, to the prepping, to the execution, to the clean up, it took a […]

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 17 | Lake Arrowhead Kitchen Tour | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com
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DON’T FORGET !

Dear Friends, As I explained in a previous post here, this coming Saturday, October 18th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, you are invited to tour my kitchen as part of the 3rd Annual Lake Arrowhead Kitchen Tour. Don’t forget, mark your calendar now! Come on out and support this worthy cause, see some beautiful kitchens and eat some […]

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OJAI ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR PART 2

Hello! In my last post we started our tour of the Ojai Artists Studios by visiting artist, Ted Gall’s studio. But because so many talented artists participate, over 50 every year, there is just so much more to show you.  So today I’m bringing you the Ojai Artists Studio Tour Part 2.  Although it is […]

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OJAI ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

Hi there! This weekend several of my friends attended an annual event in beautiful Ojai, California called the Ojai Artists Studio Tour. Brad and I decided not to attend this year because next Saturday our home will be featured in the Lake Arrowhead Kitchen Tour, and our to-do lists were long in preparation for next […]

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A NEW ADDITION TO MY HOME

Hello, I have a new addition to my home that I wanted to share with you.  Its is a beautiful still life painting called “Old Roses” done by my dear friend Brenda Gibson. Brenda is an amazingly talented artist, and for a long time I had longed to own one of her paintings.  Having actually […]

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I LEFT MY HEART THERE

Howdy! Have you noticed a trend developing here?  That’s right, I’ve been dedicating a lot of blog space to River Dunes, North Carolina.  That’s because I left my heart there. Not that I don’t love my wonderful mountain hometown of Lake Arrowhead, California, which I hope will always be my home base. It’s just that […]

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