10 No-Brainer Ways to Show Your Love for Independent Authors Totally FREE!!!

It is #IndieApril again. Where members of the writing community try to support independent authors by purchasing their books. (I’m offering my books for free during #IndieApril since everyone affected by the stay home requirements right now mean that many people probably don’t have spare money to spend on books.) Do you know what an…

Science Fair Preparation

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. It is officially science fair season. A time of year dreaded by parents, children, and science teachers alike as the assignments are passed out and kids start researching what they will be presenting at local school fairs. For most kids who…

Rivino Winery 1st Annual Wine & Bacon Fest

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. It is June 8th and I’ve just got home from Rivino Winery’s First Annual Wine & Bacon Fest.  That’s right.  Bacon Fest!  Notice which part of that title I focused on.  Of course, it was the bacon.  My son loves bacon. …

9th Annual Napa Truffle Festival

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. Truffles.  Mmmm, tasty.  My family love truffles, those savory morsels of delicious goodness which make most dishes just a little more flavorful and decadent.  So it was a no brainer that we would hit up the Napa Truffle Festival.  Now, I…

2019 California Science and Engineering Fair

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. It was sheer dumb luck that I was fortunate enough to attend this event, and of course, I had to go and make this into a working trip and plan a blog around it.  At first, my son wasn’t so pleased…

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show and California Wool and Fiber Festival

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. Last year I went to a few events in Mendocino County California for my birthday over the weekend.  On Saturday I went to The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg California.  But Sunday was the big day of that weekend…

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. One of the things I love to do while I’m not working, or writing is travel.  I don’t do it often but, every once in a while, I do manage to get out and about.  For my birthday this year I…

2019 California Artisan Cheese Festival

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. Okay.  So this was a pretty fun event.  Four hours of non-stop food tasting.  Free insulated shopping bag which Velcro’s shut, complimentary wineglass, and a fist full of informational packets and chill packs to keep whatever you bought while there cold…