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HOW I KNOW SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Happy Spring! As I’ve discussed with you here, I’ve got issues with wildlife.  Things like deer decimating my garden…… and bears breaking down my apple trees. But an upside to living on this mountain, especially in the spring, are the birds that make their home on my property.  Watching them build nests under the rafters […]

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A VISIT TO A BEAUTIFUL BALINESE STYLE WATERFRONT HOME

Hello! Today I’m going to take you on a visit to a beautiful Balinese style waterfront home located in Newport Beach, California. It is the tranquil Shangri la that my friend Rick Cunningham calls home.  I gave you a sneak-peek into his amazing oasis in my last post when I wrote about my “Weekend in […]

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HOW TO BECOME A CAMERON CRAZIE

As I have mentioned previously, my son Taylor is a senior at Duke University. This time of year he is known as a Cameron Crazie.  I imagine you might be wondering what a “Cameron Crazie” is.  Well, let me explain how to become a Cameron Crazie. The distinctive title has been hard won.  It took living […]

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A LOVE LETTER TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER ON HER 1ST BIRTHDAY

A LOVE LETTER TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER ON HER 1ST BIRTHDAY Dear Sweetie Pie, HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY! It seems like only yesterday that you were waving hello to me from the womb. And wasn’t it just yesterday that your mother shared you with your curious family, everyone anxious to feel you kicking hellos to the outside […]

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WHY I LIVE IN LAKE ARROWHEAD

Hello and thanks so much for stopping in! Lately I have been giving a lot of thought as to why I live in Lake Arrowhead.  It actually has a lot to do with the 4 seasons. As a native Californian who grew up in the flatlands, I truly had no appreciation for the 4 seasons […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE IS FEATURED ON SUNSET.COM!

My Big Bear Lake Cottage is featured on Sunset.com!  Click here to see it! Recently, an executive from Sunset Magazine rented my Big Bear Lake cottage, The Bird’s Nest. She found the cottage through my listing on VRBO.com.  I happen to love Sunset Magazine and have been a subscriber all of my adult life. So, […]

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