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Happy Girl is making American great again!

Sometimes I wonder how I got so into halloween.  Then, I string all of the effort together and see that this time of year really needs a lot of celebrating.  We are settling into autumn and the darkness and the rains (YAY for rain).  Harvesting giant orange globes on a hillside with an ocean view is a really nice way to nourish the soul during dark times.  Jumping off of bales of hay and then bringing these beautiful pumpkins and gourds to decorate and bring joy.  Making ghosts out of sheets and scarecrows.  Planning events for the community to gather...

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14th annual cider pressing party!

 Anytime it is the 14th annual anything you know it is going to be a good time!  This Saturday is our 14th annual apple pressing party.  It all started when we lived in Aromas near an abandoned apple orchard that the entire town enjoyed harvesting from.  The apples were all unique varieties and had a wonderfully complex flavor.  We knew it was a good excuse for a party. And every year since then, pressing apples has been a good excuse for a party.  It is really fun to get together and do work that all ages can contribute to.  We...

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Amos Nachoun and Happy Girl Unite in a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!!!It is all about community.... In this day, people are so busy it is hard to find the time to connect.  I am lucky to have a cafe that is a destination that people come to do just that and we have a regular we would like to connect you to.  Meet Amos Nachoun, world class photographer and adventurer.  He is just too good to keep to ourselves and so together we have launched a kickstarter campaign to introduce him to the rest of the community!  You never know who is sitting...

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Barn Fair! This Sunday!

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An inspiring trip to Marfa, TX

Sometimes you just need a little perspective!A group of friends decided to gather in Marfa, Texas for a 40th birthday. We all treked out to West Texas which is really one of the most sparsely  populated regions in the US and it is hard to get to from everywhere.  I had very little expectations from our trip out here, but have gained so much inspiration I feel the need to share. Donald Judd moved to Marfa in the 70's and his collection of artwork has made this town famous.  One man fell in love with the landscape and architecture of this remote and...

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