Fall Luncheon!

Yesterday, I had the privilege of hosting an early fall luncheon for some wonderful lady friends.  I love to set a cozy fall table.  This time we had a centerpiece of hand-blown glass pumpkins, gourds and leaves from Cohn-Stone Studios in Richmond, CA. The table was set with plates and individual acorn soup tureens from Williams-Sonoma.  We had a wonderful pear and green salad followed by Southern Living Magazine’s Cheesy Vegetable Chowder.  One of my favorite fall recipes.  Dessert was Libby’s Pumpkin Roll.  The recipe right from the inside of the can label.

IMG_2787Just for fun we had a little “dirty diet coke” bar complete with cut up limes and your choice of coconut, cherry or vanilla Torani syrup to add some fun flavor.

IMG_2788I really enjoyed of having a fun meal at home instead of a restaurant.  It seems like a more relaxed environment where you are free to stay or go whenever you need to.  It’s always fun to use your creativity to come up with a fun table and a yummy meal.  Something I should really do more often.


Game Changers…

I am a little bit obsessed with beauty products.  I love make up and learning “beauty tricks.”  However, I would have to say my true love is skin care.  I am a regular at the dermatologist for peels, but I am constantly trying to find that “miracle skin cream” to use at home.  I have this belief that if I use sunscreen (I religiously do) and products with the proper vitamins and peptides that I will never want a face lift.  I don’t want to look 16, but I always want to look really good for my age. So here are 2 of my recent favorite products.  I don’t get paid to promote them, I just think they work! IMG_2765 This one is a once a day at home peel by Dr. Dennis Gross.  It’s a game changer!  It’s available at Sephora in two strengths, regular and extra strength.  It’s a patented blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids for younger looking skin with no recovery time.  It targets:  fine lines, enlarged pores and uneven skin texture.  The results were visible for me after the first use.  I’m hooked.


The Second favorite of mine right now is my mascara!  It’s YSL Babydoll Mascara.  I think it’s the wand that makes it so great.  Just wonderful full long lashes without any clumping.  Who doesn’t look better with great eyelashes!  In my book great lashes are just as important as a great eye cream.

Meet the County Girl…

I’m the younger sister Chanel and the “Country Girl”.  I live in beautiful Southern Oregon with my hot husband and four kids ages 2 to 16.  We have goats, chickens, bees, three dogs and a cat. I love my family! I also love… ok, maybe I’m obsessed with photography, scuba diving and traveling. I enjoy finding the beauty and humor in the splendid chaos that is my life.

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Meet the City Girl…

I’m Tiffany.  I’m the older sister; the “City Girl.”  I live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I’m a mom to 3 boys and one girl.  My oldest Child is 18 and a freshman in college.  My youngest is 11 and just starting middle school.  I have a wonderful husband and a happy life.  I love decorating, entertaining, fashion and traveling.  This blog will be the place for me and my sister to share our thoughts and adventures with you.  We are looking IMG_1082forward to getting to know you.