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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 →
ZenView – Gratitude

ZenView – Gratitude

ZenView By Mary Layton Gratitude The year is coming to an end, a year full of adversity. There’s been tremendous sacrifice in all aspects of life due to the Corona virus. What we once took for granted like visiting rights, traveling and gatherings with family, friends and colleagues, our traditions and customs have undergone many […]

By December 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BargainView – New November

BargainView – New November

BargainView By Monica Barber New November In November, the smell of the air is new and different, it smells of food and warmth, like coming home. The aromatic rushes of cinnamon and pumpkin can fill up the empty spaces like an invitation to everyone in their homes. Ms. M remarks that the air bites with […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
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 →