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BargainView – Soak up the Spooky Season

BargainView – Soak up the Spooky Season

Soak up the Spooky Season! By Monica Barber October is here! It is the centerpiece of Fall and everyone’s favorite spooky part of the season. The pumpkins are being carved, pies are being made and the costumes are about to come out. Walking her favorite pooches on this wonderful autumn day in Modesto, Ms. M […]

BargainView: Hey It’s August

BargainView: Hey It’s August

BargainView:Hey It’s AugustBy Monica Barber August has arrived, sneaking up without notice! This late afternoon Ms M is donning a fabulous pink gingham mask while taking advantage of the Al Fresco dining situation in Downtown Modesto. She’s decided to grab a bite to eat at Churchkey and support local. It’s amazing how quickly our area […]

By August 4, 2020 Read More →
BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July

BargainView: It’s Just July! By Monica Barber It’s just July and summer is in full swing! This month always includes a lot of fun and sun. As Ms M attempts to stay cool with an iced tea from the Queen Bean coffee house on this hot day, she knows that the current climate includes a […]

By July 2, 2020 Read More →
BargainView – Summertime Gladness

BargainView – Summertime Gladness

Summertime Gladness By Monica Barber June is the start of the heat and it marks the beginning of Summer. Ms. M is trying to stay cool andmaintain a bit of Summertime gladness with an iced tea picked up from the newly opened Preservation Coffee on this lovely afternoon as the temperatures have reached the high […]

BargainView – May is Here

BargainView – May is Here

Bargain View By Monica Barber May is here! With the change of month comes frequent sunshiny days, a rise in temperatures, and plenty of time to enjoy it. Ms. M has enjoyed taking many moments after working each day to pause to enjoy the beauty of the season. The best part of being home more […]

BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

By Monica Barber It’s said that home is where the heart is and there’s plenty of love to go around in our hometown. Ms. M has spent this winter morning enjoying a Mocha at Preservation Coffee before devoting a little love to her favorite downtown Modesto locales. While taking a stroll in the wonderfully cool […]

By February 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BargainView – Roaring into 2020!

BargainView – Roaring into 2020!

Bargain View By Monica Barber Roaring into 2020! Welcome to the New Year and now you’re seeing 20/20 and it’s a fabulous time to look at the big picture. A century ago it was the roaring 20s and Ms. M may not be the best judge but she thinks there’s plenty of roaring to be […]

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Bargain View By Monica Barber Wonderful Christmastime It’s time to have a wonderful Christmas season! Ms. M has been ready for Christmas for a bit. Enjoying a warm peppermint infused hot cocoa at the Queen Bean Coffee House she’s reminiscing on the year… where did it go? The best memories to look back at are […]

By December 10, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BargainView: Instantly November

BargainView: Instantly November

BargainView: Instantly NovemberBy Monica BarberThe time change has quite happened, yet here we are instantly in November. The warm sun of the late afternoon continues to brighten everything with nice glow. Just before dusk descends upon downtown,

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
BargainView – Step into Festival Fall

BargainView – Step into Festival Fall

Bargain View By Monica Barber Step into Festival Fall It is the time of year when the colors of the day begin to change, school is back in session and the city seems a bit quieter than the bustle of the summer months. The season of fall brings the excitement of change and with that […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
BargainView – Dog Days of August

BargainView – Dog Days of August

Bargain View By Monica Barber The Dog Days of August The dog days of summer are here and they are bringing the August heat. The only thing that can beat the heat is your wallet right now and that’s because Ms. M has some fun ways for you to save while you play. Take the […]

BargainView -Jump Into July

BargainView -Jump Into July

Bargain View By Monica Barber Jump into July! It’s time to jump into Summertime Modesto! Which means lots of fun in the sun and the best part, getting more down time. Whether it’s staycationing in town, visiting friends, or sitting by the pool. If you’re worried about finding things to do there are a lot […]

BargainView –  New Year New Experiences

BargainView – New Year New Experiences

New Year, New experiences! By Monica Barber Beginning the New Year is a great time to openly embrace new ideas and experiences. Ms. M finds herself finally coming to a stop on a sunny winter afternoon and realizes how quickly the new year is upon us. Since the days and years move by so quickly […]

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle

5 Questions with Joshua Barragan of Stinging Nettle By Monica Barber Stinging Nettle is quite possibly one of the freshest acts to arise out of the Modesto area in recent years. Already meeting with some success both locally and on the touring circuit, Nettle has caught the interest of larger labels. With the release of […]

By December 14, 2018 Read More →
BargainView – Sun, Clouds and Color

BargainView – Sun, Clouds and Color

BargainView By Monica Barber The afternoon sky is a mix of sun and clouds as this day lights up with color. It’s on the trees, the flowers and in the leaves strewn across the ground. Ms. M finds herself fortunate enough to be able to enjoy to soak up the colors during this season preparing […]

By November 4, 2018 Read More →