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Dining News: RIP Marilyn’s on K

Oct 19, 2014

Marilyn's on K, the bar and live music joint, is closing after 16 years, it announced on its Web site. Marilyn's announces that it is closing after November 1st. We'd like to thank our loyal customers, whom we consider our...

Alison Toon
Next weekend, I know I will miss you… FFDP, Slipknot, and so much more… KNOTFEST!!!

Oct 19, 2014
Next weekend, I know I will miss you… FFDP, Slipknot, and so much more… KNOTFEST!!!

I was hoping and planning to be at Knotfest next weekend in San Bernadino, Southern California, but... it's the beginning of a major week of conferences in Vancouver, Canada, TAUS, Localization World), so I'll be a lot further north than San Diego!Slip...

Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns

Oct 19, 2014
Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns

An easy & healthy recipe for sticky buns studded with pecans—and made in the slow cooker! The BEST breakfast pastries you’ll ever eat!     The summer after my freshman year of college, my mom and I flew up to Alaska for a week-long mission trip with a few of the members from my...

Just the 2 of Us
Block 34

Block 34

I had a great dining experience last night at Block 34 and want to share it with you. I read about the opening of this new San Mateo restaurant  on Tasting Tables & had to try it. We arrived early for our reservations and was greeted by the pr...

Alison Toon
Soundtrack to a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning… Steve Rothery’s “The Ghosts of Pripyat”

Oct 19, 2014
Soundtrack to a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning… Steve Rothery’s “The Ghosts of Pripyat”

Steve Rothery, Cropredy festival, 2014Released in late September, Steve Rothery's album, The Ghosts of Pripyat, was my soundtrack for this sunny, calm and restful late-October morning. Some beautiful yet haunting guitar compositions, wonderfully execut...

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Bamboo and More
Stinky time again

Stinky time again

October 11: It’s the middle of October. While most people are thinking of pumpkins in anticipation of Halloween, I’ve been looking forward to something else. Here’s a clue:

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Our front porch will soon be filled with a smell that is, well, quite...

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Robert's Sister
Changing Day Programs

Changing Day Programs

Robert has gone to the same Easter Seals Day Program for the past three years and really enjoyed his time there. Not surprisingly, he made friends with other clients and found his way into the hearts of the staff. 
Robert walking into Easter Seals (2012)

Usually the transport van...

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Just Paint It
Painted Vanity with Glidden’s Echo Lake Aqua

Oct 19, 2014
Painted Vanity with Glidden’s Echo Lake Aqua

I transformed a seldom used vanity into a fresh, bright accent with Glidden's Duo paint+primer and silver stenciling.

The post Painted Vanity with Glidden’s Echo Lake Aqua appeared first on Just Paint It Blog.


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Finding Our Way Now
Estancia Winery Pinot Grigio: #Wine

It was an evening that was well overdue. My husband, my good friend and I went out to dinner, and we shared a bottle of Estancia Pinot Grigio from Estancia Winery. Because it was the last of the hot days of summer, a nice white wine seemed very much in...

Crazy for Crust
Candy Bar Pie

Oct 19, 2014
Candy Bar Pie

My pantry is full of half-open bags of candy. Once things start falling on my head while I’m grabbing the cereal, I know it’s time to take action. Enter: Candy Bar Pie. A blondie in a pie crust that’s filled with leftover candy. I say this a lot, but you’re welcome. Like a lot...

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