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Thank you Mom for the Gift of Holiday Joy

The holidays can be tough after losing a loved one. It is especially hard to have Christmas cheer everywhere when you are mourning the loss of your mother. The holidays remind me of all the special times I shared with her. This time of year could bring me down but I choose to celebrate her with […]

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Traditions To-Go: Celebrating Christmas on the Road

We need to get creative with Christmas traditions because, most likely, my children will never celebrate Christmas Day at home. With family scattered around California and Oklahoma, with grandparents, extended family, and friends-that-are-family scattered across the miles, we must create some pieces for my children to hold onto as they get older. When my husband and I […]

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Seeking Santa: Places to Find the Jolly Elf in Wine Country

Santa Around Town (Multiple Day Events) Corte Madera- Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located next to J. Crew. Reservations available, but not required! November 11th-December 24th Reserve Here Northgate-San Rafael: Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in the Macy’s Court. Reservations available, but not required! November 17th-December […]

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Wine Country Christmas Tree Lots & Cut Your Own Farms

Find your perfect tree at one of our great cut-your-own Christmas Tree Farms. Out of time? We’ve also included a few great lots as well. We’ve organized this list by town, click on the pink writing to be taken to their website for directions and hours.  Calistoga Pochini Family Farms We are a family operated […]

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2016 Tree Lightings, Holiday Lighted Parades in Wine Country

Are you looking for a fun holiday lighting event in your area? Or are you looking for something unique like a Tractor Parade? We created a listing by location first, of special tree (and other) lightings happening in our community. Click on the pink bold writing to be directed to their event page, for more […]

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Thanksgiving Kids Crafts: DIY Autumn Leaves Wall Decor

Thanksgiving Kids Crafts: DIY Autumn Leaves Wall Decor Fall is in full-swing. Autumn leaves are falling, my blanket scarves are out of storage, and I’ve begun planning the Thanksgiving menu (Ok, let’s be real… so far, I know we’ll be having turkey!) We moved into our house earlier this year and I’ve been ever-so-slowly trying to decorate and add […]

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