Terri Ashley-MacQuarrie

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Grab your walking shoes, it’s Art Weekend!

We are looking forward to one of our favorite events, Pasadena Art Weekend is a free celebration of the Arts that takes over Pasadena twice a year, every October and April. Friday, October 12 from 6 – 10, Pasadena museums, colleges, and art galleries open wide their doors. Free shuttles run all evening taking guests all over town. Comfy walking shoes are a must!

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Enterprise Car Rental and the Chevy Traverse

We recently rented a car. Our primary car only seats five people, and we were a group of six heading up to a wedding 75 miles away in the mountains. Taking two cars would mean paying for gas for two cars, plus, we had serious doubts that our second car would make the trip safely and return home intact.

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Celebrating Julia Child


Pasadena kicked off a six-week long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of native daughter, Julia Child. It began on her birthday, which was August 15, with a citywide Julia Child Cocktail Party and costume contest.

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PMCA 10th Anniversary Celebration

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Interesting things to do are all around you. Many of them are free. If you love art, but can’t afford the price of admission to the Huntington Library in Pasadena ($20/Weekdays and $23/Weekends) or Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ($25) take advantage of Art Walks and Free Museum Days.

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Nailing it

nail polish

My hands take a beating. As an archer and archery coach, I’m on the range 10-20 hours every week. With my husband, I help run our Youth instruction program. When I’m not shooting or coaching, I am repairing arrows. I also work in our garden, and always have a project around the house in progress.

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It Helps to be Handy

flea market

The first Sunday of the month usually finds us at our favorite flea market, but this month we took a break. We hit a lot of thrift stores during the past four weeks and found many great clothes, so I decided to spend the amount of time I would typically spend browsing and shopping a the flea market, on mending clothes and repairing jewelry.

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