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HOW TO WRAP A GIFT

Holiday greeting! I am doing my best to be organized this Christmas season, trying to get a head start on shopping and wrapping.  Many of my gifts will have to be shipped this year, so they will need to go out shortly in order to reach their destination by Christmas. Fortunately, wrapping is an enjoyable […]

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BEST WISHES ON THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! On this day of Thanksgiving I wanted to express how grateful I am to you for your following along on this blogging journey with me. This month marks the 1 year anniversary of After Orange County.  I have loved every minute of it and hope you have too.  I am so inspired by […]

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IS IT TOO EARLY TO THINK ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

Hi there! Is it too early to think about Christmas?  I know we just celebrated Halloween… and Thanksgiving is still 24 days away. Image Via But when my favorite online stationery vendor, Minted.com, asked me to do a sponsored post showcasing their upcoming collection of holiday photo cards, I jumped at the chance!  That’s because […]

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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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