The Lodge on Haydon has moved!

Hello Everyone!!! This weekend while it poured rain outside, I was stuck inside on the computer and decided on some major changes for what has quickly become my new favorite hobby.  If you haven’t guessed it, it’s this here little blog.  I’ve had SO much fun over the past couple months getting to know how…

Garlic Butter with Lemon and Thyme

There’s a storm rolling in!  So excited we are going to get some rain this weekend, so Mario and I thought we should BBQ before the wet weather comes in. To go on our chicken, I made one of my favorite things to have on hand in the fridge to add great flavor to just about…

Napa: Winter in the Wineries – Day Two

   It’s time to tell you all about day two of our most recent trip to Napa.  If you missed day one, check it out here. Our first stop bright and early day two was Chateau Montelena.  If you’ve never seen it before, you should check out the movie about Chateau Montelena’s story called “Bottle…

Napa: Winter in the Wineries – Day One

A few weekends ago, Mario and I,  along with two of our best friends made our way up north to Napa, to partake in Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport Event.  You can read more about the event here, but basically it’s a $50 passport that allows you to taste at wineries in and around Calistoga, and also offers discounts at…

Progress in the Storage Room

This past weekend we were able to get quite a bit of work done in the old storage room.  The boxes of stuff in the house are starting to drive me crazy, so I can’t get this all done fast enough.  But even with good motivation the progress is still slow but steady.  Here’s where…

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I have a fun announcement for all my amazing followers today!   As I was finalizing a few items for a draft post, I received a notification that The Lodge on Haydon had been nominated for a Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award! I am so honored to have been nominated by two incredible bloggers, The Girl…

Storage Room Inspiration

Before we get to the pretty inspirational pictures, let me tell you and show you what I’ll be working with…. After taking down all the Christmas décor and realizing I needed a good place to store it all again, I decided it was time to tackle what is a major storage problem at the Lodge.  The house has…

Spicy Chipotle Pesto

This is such a super simple recipe for delicious Spicy Chipotle Pesto.  You can add this stuff to just about anything for a kick of spice and flavor.  Try it in soups and pasta sauce, or mix it with mayo and put it on your sandwiches! Check back soon for a Creamy Chipotle Marinara Sauce with Sundried Tomato…

Arriving in Fiji

As the “winter weather” (in the loosest since of the term) in California is proving once again to be completely inadequate with a high of 74 degrees today, while the rest of the country is braving through an “arctic blast,” I thought it would be fun to completely escape and look back on the warm days we spent in Fiji a…