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Swimming Pools (& Friday Links)

Long weekends, summer planning, the end of school… how is it all coming so fast?! Good stuff, of course. Summer is my favorite!

I felt happily deep in it last weekend, when I got to fly down to Palm Springs with some girlfriends for a weekend at the Ace. The pool is such a fun scene. They had these frozen watermelon margaritas with a chile rim that I can’t wait to recreate. Spicy, salty, sweet, and cold!

Any fun plans for the long weekend? Some links (and sales) just in case… 

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A Celebration weekend in Calistoga

Our 10th anniversary fell on a Friday, so we made arrangements to wake up in Calistoga and celebrate it properly! Driving through the Napa valley felt so reminiscent of that May when we got married—in Los Olivos, at a winery in the Santa Ynez Valley—and is just an hour-and-a-half outside of Davis, so it made for the perfect romantic escape.

Here’s a look back…

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Magic Ingredient: Getting the green out of blonde swimmer’s hair

One day last summer, Skyler climbed on my lap and I realized her pale blonde baby hairs had all turned green!

I immediately turned to my friend Google to discover that the culprit is actually copper, not chlorine. Think: green pennies. So here’s what I learned works…

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