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Hello Gratitude … Hello Napa

My heart is overflowing with gratitude this week.
My trip with  Bloggers in Napa Valley was sublime.

For this trip I ventured far outside my comfort zone
for the promise of spectacular sights 
heartfelt connecting.
My expectations were exceeded
on both accounts.

The beauty of the Napa Valley 
can move me to tears.
Almost everywhere you look 
there are jaw dropping views.
It is an area dominated by grape vines and wineries
where farming turns poetic. 
I could feel an almost sacred appreciation of 
life's beautiful bounties.

And then to share this beauty with such 
fabulous  like hearted women
made my heart overflow with gratitude 
for the perfect moments shared.
I gave it my all
to stay in the moments
to savor and enjoy
each and everyone of them.

 To commit them to the memory
that dreams do come true
when you can sum up the courage to step outside of your comfort zone
with the intent of
finding beauty and connection.

I am so very proud of the five of us who went to Napa Valley
because we each ventured out bravely into uncharted territory
with open hearts
the appreciation of making true connections
which in my book
is one of the greatest gifts of blogging.

So today I am counting my blessings 
for a trip of a lifetime
 resting up 
living outside your comfort zone
is not for the weak hearted
 can be ever so worth it in the end!

I will be back next week 
to share some of the truly spectacular places we had the privilege to visit!

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. A trip of a lifetime, indeed! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Wow...what a trip! I really enjoyed following along through instagram and I am so happy I found your blog through Heather's. Have a beautiful Easter!

  3. I will never forget our wonderful trip. It was such a learning, growing, bonding experience and I am so grateful for all of you. Thank you for making the longest journey and for stepping outside your comfort zone. I am so proud of us all for making this happen!
    Many hugs to you, Tamera. You are a beautiful person inside and out. xoxo

  4. This was a life altering trip for me, in many ways. I'm so very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and share this experience with you all. I will never forget our laughter, tears and confidences shared. Priceless memories I'll hold in my heart forever. Much love to you my friend! xoxo

  5. LOVED Meeting YOU ALL for COCKTAILS on the terrace……………….XOXOXO

  6. The rewards of stepping out of our own comfort zones are often so rewarding. So glad you embraced the opportunity, Tamera.

  7. Gorgeous photos and sentiments... can't wait to hear more!!
    xo ~kim & chloe

  8. OMG, I am sick I didn't get to attend with you guys!!
    Seriously. This looks amazingly wonderful, and with 2 of my best blogging buddies along too, Elizabeth & Jennifer.