Category Archives: Friends

Download: 20+ years of friendship

It’s not every day that you get to continue to celebrate and create more memories with people you have known for over 20 years. Well, I did just that with a group of gal pals this weekend and it was … Continue reading

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Sonoma + San Fran

This trip has been in the making for quite some time now. Three other couples joined Marcus and myself for a long weekend in Sonoma. And while I am now in detox mode for the time being, I thought I … Continue reading

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Little Big Night

If you have followed along over the years you know that around Valentine’s Day every year we love to host a lavish dinner party with friends and family called The Big Night. Here is a little look at last year’s … Continue reading

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Big Night VII: Finale

It’s back and bigger than ever as this is the last year we will be indulging in the Big Night feast. Without a commercial kitchen at the chefs’ disposal moving forward, feats such as this just won’t be the same. … Continue reading

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Spreading love

Recently, the fabulous group over at BloomNation asked me a question – what do you do to celebrate the people you love, every day of the year? I know we tend to focus on birthdays, anniversaries and as my husband refers … Continue reading

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The Big Night VI

Every once in awhile I’m lucky enough (read: I begged) to get my husband to do a guest blog post for me. Not only does it give me a break, but it also is nice to hear from someone who … Continue reading

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First Annual Fall Fest

You know me, ever the entertainer, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to put our log home (and it’s surrounding foliage) on full display for the most colorful season of the year. Enter our new annual Branstad Family Fall Festival. … Continue reading

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