Poppy Cakes Baking Company, Sierra Madre

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it has been flying lately. That has kept me from getting to share some good stuff with you, but I am here now to tell you about Poppy Cakes Baking Company, a sweet little cafe in Sierra Madre, CA.

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7 Attractions to See While in Bali

Today, I’m honored to have Made Sugita of Taman Baru Bali Private Villas provide a wonderful guest post sharing a local’s guide to the seven best attractions to see while visiting beautiful Bali. Take it away, Made!

The Indonesian island of Bali is a sight to behold and a joy to visit. Here’s a guide to seven of the top attractions you just can’t miss when vacationing in Bali.

The sunrises and sunsets on Bali are truly spectacular. Consider hiking 11 kilometres up Mount Batur along the Sunrise Trail to take in the sunrise. It’s 1,700 metres high and the trail is fairly easy. The amazing views from the peak (and soaking up the morning rays), are more than worth the exercise. In terms of sunsets, visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, or relax at Seminyak beach as you take in the rosy hues. Another outstanding option is to take a sunset cruise at Lovina where you can sometimes spot dolphins frolicking in the water as the sun goes down.

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5 Reasons to Visit Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky

To me Kentucky is known for two things: horses and bourbon. I have talked some about the horse scene here, but bourbon is a true beauty too…at least at Buffalo Trace Distillery it is.

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Best Greek Food in Fullerton, CA, Kentro Greek Kitchen

White walls trimmed in blue paint accompanied by posters of Greek Isles is what the majority of Greek restaurants use to signal “Hey, you’re in a Greek restaurant so get ready…” “Ready for what?” is the question Spaceman and I often ask. Kentro Greek Kitchen in Fullerton, California, answered with a resounding, “Yum!”

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Easy, Healthy, Quick Pasta Salad

I really do not care for lettuce. I realize it comes in a variety of choices, but I have yet to find one I crave. Granted I eat lettuce because it is good for me, but, when I go to make a salad, my first thought is “How can I replace the lettuce?” This time it is with pasta.

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California Poppies & Wildflowers

The rains of California this winter and spring have brought a beautiful display of wildflowers and poppies, California’s state flower.

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Cherry Blossom Season

 

It is cherry blossom season around my neighborhood and things are looking bea-u-ti-ful! I love these trees whose delicate flowering blooms last such a short time (roughly one week to 10 days). In honor of these beauties, here are some fun facts and a couple of California gardens where you can enjoy them.

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Sore Throat Remedy

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You know the drill: first comes the scratchy throat then a runny nose followed by an irritating cough and next stop…bed for a few days, yuck! This was one dance I didn’t want to partake in (dancing, even on a good day, is not my strong suit) when I felt the first “tingles” of a sore throat. Luckily I have learned of a few sore throat busters if you catch it early enough.

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Two Years After Goodbye

Today is the second anniversary of my mom’s death. It is interesting the skills you sharpen after saying “goodbye” and what a gift they are. Here are two big gifts (for two years), when looking back, I realize I gained from my mom Two Years After Goodbye.

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