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Summer Getaway

Summer Getaway

One of our favorite family getaways is the ocean. More specifically, a tiny campground about an hour past Bodega Bay called Ocean Cove.  Most people haven’t heard about this little gem, but it has been a favorite of ours.  It is a hot spot for abalone divers.... read more
Pink Panty Dropper Summer Cocktail

Pink Panty Dropper Summer Cocktail

My niece by marriage, Meredith, is pregnant with her second child.  Her first, JD, was a boy and since this baby is a girl we of course had to celebrate. I am not alone in my love for deer, antlers, and pink camo.  Just about everyone in my family is just as fond.  So... read more
The Big Move

The Big Move

Last Saturday was the big day to move the store.  A lot of people asked how I was going to do it.  Was I nervous or scared.  It needed to happen in one day. One of the great advantages of coming from a big, tight nit family is that everyone pulls together when help is... read more
Please Welcome Betty

Please Welcome Betty

One of my visions for the new, larger White Barn location was to bring on a few women who have the same love of vintage home decor as I do.  Welcome, Betty Rickard.  Here is a little something about Betty: Betty and her husband Tom, relocated to Woodland from Tracy in... read more
New Location Update

New Location Update

This is not a very exciting post, but I thought you needed an update. We finally got all the glue off the floor and it is sanded.  This week we hope to stain the floor. Walls have been painted in Benjamin Moore’s Beachcomber.  It looks really dark right now, but... read more
What Inspires Me

What Inspires Me

With my three year anniversary approaching and a move on the horizon, the last couple of weeks have been a time of reflection and inspiration. So I started jotting down some thoughts. Reflection: I am glad I didn’t know then what I know now.  I would have been... read more
The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

April 1  marks my third year anniversary of opening The White Barn.  I can’t believe how quickly it went by.  This was also the end of my lease agreement.  It was time to reevaluate.  Should I stay?  Should I go?  Where do I want to be in the next 5 years? One... read more
Vintage Easter

Vintage Easter

My love for vintage items doesn’t just stop at everyday home decor and garden pieces.  I also love hunting for vintage seasonal decor.  I love the worn weathered look these items have.  I also wonder about their story.  Whose easter basket were they in or what... read more
Sweet As Honey Wedding

Sweet As Honey Wedding

As many of you know I carry local honey at The White Barn.  I was blessed to be invited to the wedding of the family that makes the PURE honey that I sell.  I was super excited because the wedding was at the Park Winters venue.  I have yet go there but heard it was... read more
Oh So Lucky

Oh So Lucky

Can you believe it is the middle of March and St. Patricks Day is days away?  Time is just flying. I have another fun treat for you.  At the beginning of February, I shared my friend Kim’s house and her seasonal Valentines decor.  She did a couple of vignettes... read more