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BargainView  Sizzling Summertime

BargainView Sizzling Summertime

Sizzling Summertime By Monica Barber Summertime pairs warm sunny weather with many things to do in the sun. But there is also plenty to do while staying cool. Ms. M’s sipping an iced tea lemonade and trying to keep up with her summer reading challenge from the Stanislaus County Library which ends in August. Don’t […]

BargainView: Summertime Fun

BargainView: Summertime Fun

BargainView: Summertime FunBy Monica Barber Say hello to summertime! It’s Ms M’s favorite season, and she loves to enjoy a nice cold brew. Today she’s sipping fat one of downtown’s favorite vegan spot, The Farmacy. While her schedule doesn’t allow time to enjoy much of the menu, it is highly recommended that you do. Summertime […]

By June 1, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Welcoming April

BargainView: Welcoming April

BargainView: Welcoming AprilBy Monica Barber April welcomes the blooming flowers and encourages people to step outdoors to take in the beautiful displays of colors. While Ms M tends to think that every spring season might be better than the last, this year looks the most wonderful and promising yet! This spring has blossomed with so […]

By April 6, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Love Is All Around

BargainView: Love Is All Around

BargainView: Love Is All AroundBy Monica Barber There are oodles of reasons to love the fierce month of February, especially with all the love in the air. Ms M has been getting out more than staying in and just finished enjoying the return of Art Walk every third Thursday of the month. February is a […]

By February 4, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Start the New Year

BargainView: Start the New Year

BargainView: Start the New Year!By Monica Barber The start of the New Year brings new things to do. The season for trying new things never ends. Luckily, most things continue on, so that we can give them a go. Ms M. is currently sipping on a cup of Earl Grey while browsing the class offerings […]

By January 2, 2022 Read More →
BargainView: Gratitude Season

BargainView: Gratitude Season

BargainView: Gratitude SeasonBy Monica Barber As a prelude to the busiest season of the year, November often helps us remember our gratitude for the wonderful things our community has to offer. Often we forget to drop by our favorite restaurant or stop to view the artwork in local shops. Upon returning home this afternoon from […]

By October 31, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!

BargainView: Spooky Season!By Monica Barber         The change of season is marked by a briskness in the air that creeps in slowly, bringing with it a coolness that lets you know that Fall is all around. Ms M feels a chill up her spine as she walks through the early morning Farmer’s […]

By October 2, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Falling Back into the Season

BargainView: Falling Back into the Season

BargainView: Falling Back into the SeasonBy Monica Barber Falling back into a routine as the season is quickly changes can be tricky. The chill in the air makes people yearn for pumpkin spice lattes and all things fall. Ms M is enjoying a quick bite at Fuzio’s this afternoon and takes in the sounds of […]

By August 12, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Welcome Back August!

BargainView: Welcome Back August!

BargainView: Welcome Back August!By Monica Barber The longest and warmest days of summer are upon us with the month of August. Ms M is enjoying a cooler day in town, sipping an iced tea on the Fuzio’s patio and listening to the sounds of summer. First time in a while, there is noise in the […]

By August 2, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: It’s July Dive In

BargainView: It’s July Dive In

BargainView: It’s July! Dive in!by Monica Barber Summer is here and it is time to dive into everything that is happening right now! Ms M. is taking in a pleasant afternoon sipping an iced lemonade while running errands in Downtown Modesto. She knows that there are no worries involved in making plans to enjoy the […]

By June 29, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!

BargainView: Hello Lovely Summer!By Monica Barber Welcome to Summer! It’s that lovely time of year where an ice-cold lemonade sounds heavenly as the temperatures make their way toward the 90s and today Ms M is sipping a pink lemonade she picked up from the Queen Bean. As she sips slowly she ponders how wonderful it […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Amazing April!

BargainView: Amazing April!

BargainView: Amazing April!By Monica Barber Spring has sprung and brought with it the loveliest of flowers and greenery this year. Much like the bloom of flowers, things are slowly opening back up for enjoyment. Ms M takes in a book paired with an iced coffee outside of Preservation Coffee on a warm afternoon while enjoying […]

By April 3, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: March Forward

BargainView: March Forward

BargainView: March Forward By Monica Barber March forward into Spring! The weather is warming and Ms M finds herself more and more outside in the garden enjoying the slow process of watching her flowers bloom. March is a great month for starting to get outdoors again safely and enjoy the warmer temperatures. Here are a […]

By March 2, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Love Is In The Details

BargainView: Love Is In The Details

BargainVie: Love Is In The DetailsBy Monica Barber Hello Viewers, happy belated 2021! Loving life is in the details & Ms M has been all about the details lately. She’s been catching up on her reading, participating in the Stanislaus County Library Winter Reading Challenge & enjoying local takeout options from her favorite restaurants thanks […]

By February 1, 2021 Read More →
BargainView: Happy Holidays Modesto

BargainView: Happy Holidays Modesto

BargainView: Happy Holidays, Modesto!By Monica Barber It’s time for Christmas in Modesto and it will be different this year! Ms M can’t believe the year has blown by so quickly and isn’t quite ready for Christmas yet. Ready or not, the holidays are here.  Things will be a little different this year, but the hot […]

By December 2, 2020 Read More →