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Rising from Tragedy: How to Help

On Thursday, November 8th we woke up to such devastating and shocking news: a mass shooting at Borderline, a Country-Western bar, occurred during College night, leaving 12 victims dead. Borderline — a place everyone in the 805 knows very well, a true landmark in our community.

We grew up having line-dancing birthday parties there, attended frequently throughout our adolescence, and eventually had our 10 year Thousand Oaks High School reunion there. It was a safe place to have fun.  Words cannot express the horror we all felt, as well as the grief and loss experienced, when hearing of the 12 innocent …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

It’s the weekend and although we were getting really excited for fall with the cooler weather we were having and the PSL’s we were drinking, we don’t mind the late reminder of summer.  It will be a beautiful weekend to head outdoors and enjoy some of our Five Friday Faves!

1. Beer festivals and Oktoberfest events aplenty are coming to the 805 (yay!!).  All weekend long you can check out the California Beer Festival at Plaza Park in Ventura. There are several different events taking place this weekend along with lots of craft beer tasting, live entertainment, and food.  But hurry, this is a …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

First off, how cute is my baby girl?!? {shameless mom over here!} Secondly, it’s the weekend! Which means it’s time for this week’s edition of our Five Friday Faves.  It’s all about getting into the holiday spirit (including how to sneak in some R&R and give back amidst the chaos). Enjoy and happy fri-yay!

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1. Tis the season for Christmas Tree Lighting! It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and to celebrate, a lot of the shopping centers around the 805 are hosting their annual tree lighting events.  We will definitely be at

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Before we get to our Five Friday Faves, we just wanted to take a moment to recognize all the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our country and our freedom.  We will never forget September 11th, the lives lost, and the courage and bravery we witnessed that day.

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1. Our friends over at Tater & Tot Style recently made this adorable sign for the kitchen and we LOVE it and want to make one of our own…and you will too!  Oh and they also have adorable style (duh!) so be sure …

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