My Love Song Playlist!

February 5, 2016


It’s the month of love.  So I’ve created a playlist of what else, but some of my favorite love songs. While you are listening why not take a moment and dance with that special someone around the room.


2016 February San Diego County Calendar of Events


San Diego Mardi Gras   Feb. 6
Celebrate with more than 40,000 revelers at one of the biggest music and parade festivals the West Coast has ever seen. Five stages of entertainment to include International and National DJ talent as well as a live stage of Mardi Gras inspired performances.
Ages 21+/ 4pm-12am / Gaslamp Quarter
(619) 233-5227 /

Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby   Feb. 6
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, story-telling contests, a free barbeque lunch and more!  Freshly stocked with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to youth ages 15 and younger.
6am-12pm / Lake Poway
(858) 668-4772 /

Miniatures Show & Sale   Feb. 6-7
Exhibits, Sales & Classes for DIY Crafters, Artists & Collectors of Dollhouse Size Miniatures.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Al Bahr Shriner Center: 5440 Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Cardiff Kook Run   Feb. 7
5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of the greatest community in the most amazing town on the map – and remember, it’s on Super Bowl Sunday! This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.
7:30am / “Encinitas” sign  HWY 101, Encinitas

Chinese New Year Celebration   Feb. 7
Hsi Fang Temple is having a Chinese New Year Celebration on Chinese New Year Eve, 2/7. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for the New Year Eve service, offering of the First Annual Incense and watch lion dance performance.
9pm / San Diego Buddhist Association: 4536 Park Blvd.
(619) 298-2800 /

East County Honors Awards Gala   Feb. 11
Honors businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizes the lasting impact they’ve made on our community.
6-9:30pm / Barona Resort & Casino Golf Events Center: 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside
(619) 440-6161 /

Coronado & Imperial Beach Chambers of Commerce Joint Networking Mixer   Feb. 11
Tickets include complimentary self parking, heavy hor d’oeuvres, and a drink ticket.
5-7pm / Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa
(619) 435-9260 /

Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego   Feb. 13
Women’s fun run/walk that features a half marathon, 10k and 5k. Mermaid Series strives to serve as a catalyst for change in women’s lives as they set and discover new goals for themselves in fitness and in life. By providing training, motivation and eco-friendly events we are committed to the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
7am / Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park: 1300 E Mission Bay Dr.

San Diego Pet Expo   Feb. 13-14
Pet-Friendly Exhibitors and Rescue Groups, see live demonstrations in Obedience Training, Pet Care & Activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, fabulous retailers and much more!
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
(800) 977-3609 x108 /

San Dieguito Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk   Feb. 14
Scenic course through Rancho Santa Fe. “This is one of the most beautiful and scenic courses you’ll ever run.” Awesome Beer Garden sponsored by Stone and Ballast Point. Benefits San Diego County Parks Society.
8am / San Dieguito County Park: 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar

Jump Start Your Heart 5K   Feb. 14
Motivated by the needs of our children, the goal of The Children’s Heart Foundation is to bring health, hope and happiness to children impacted by congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in the United States.
9am / Mission Bay Park: 2688 E. Mission Bay Drive

Chula Vista Chamber Installation Dinner & Dance   Feb. 19
Join us to congratulate and thank our former officers and welcome in officers and board members for 2016.
6-11pm / Bonita Golf Club: 5540 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita
(619) 420-6603 /

2016 Ripken Baseball & Sports Authority Field Days   Feb. 20
Ripken Baseball and Sports Authority are collaborating to host free Field Days for youth ages 6-12 to provide fun training exercises that incorporate educational lessons and encompass the joys of baseball.
9am-12pm, 1-4pm / Cadman Park: 4280 Avati Dr., San Diego

Children’s Ball   Feb. 20
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County. To enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
6-9pm / The Omni San Diego Hotel: 675 L Street
(619) 440-1600 /

Cupid’s Undie Run   Feb. 20
This February, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-dressed runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
12pm / Moonshine Flats: 344 7th Ave., San Diego

Paws Fur Pink   Feb. 21
A regional dog-friendly run/walk. Being healthy is just a tail wag away; run or walk with your four-legged BFF!
7am / Liberty Station – NTC Preble Field: 2455 Cushing Road

Mardi Gras 15k, 10k, 5k   Feb. 21
Events include 15k (mini-half marathon), 10k, 5k run/walk and kid’s dash. Flat and fast a PR in the making. All finishers receive a Mardi Gras theme medal. We are collecting canned goods for Mamma’s Kitchen and gently used clothes for the needy.
7am / Hospitality Point, San Diego

Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo   Feb. 21
You will sample products, receive coupons and discounts, attend informative classes, and be with thousands of people just like you.
10am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
(630) 473-3202 /

San Marcos State of the City Address   Feb. 23
Forging the Future 2016 State of the City Address and Chamber Board Installation & Awards Luncheon.
11am-1:30pm / California State University San Marcos, University Student Union
(760) 744-1270 x14 /

Salute to Local Heroes and Installation Dinner   Feb. 24
Join us as we entertain you through this popular evening to celebrate our local heroes from the La Mesa Police Department, Fire Department, paramedics, and our Retired Volunteers of the La Mesa Police Department.
5:30-8:30pm / Town & Country Resort Hotel: 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
(619) 465-7700 /

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Benefit   Feb. 25
Auction items include: Disneyland tickets, salon services, restaurant certificates, themed baskets, museum tickets and much more! Only $5 a plate and kids 5 and under eat free. Beverage and dessert included.
5:30pm / Potter Junior High: 1743 Reche Road, Fallbrook  
(760) 731-4150 /

Enlisted Recognition Reception   Feb. 25
This event is open to the public and will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and an evening of celebration as we recognize Marines and Sailors who have been identified by their respective commands as top performers and contributors.
6-8:30pm / Veterans Center of North County (VANC): 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside  
(760) 722-1534 /

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I believe in starting my day right. Instead of putting the negative news of the day into my brain first thing in the morning, I choose to put positive, encouraging music between my ears.  These songs may not speak to you…that’s okay. I challenge you to step away from the negativity of the news and find your own music to brighten and inspire you to have a beautiful day.


2016 From the Front Porch Jouranl

Welcome to viewing our latest From The Front Porch Journal!  Our first for 2016!  Inside it’s pages you will find a plethora of real estate info, food, wine, travel, organizing, music & theater events and so much more inside it’s pages!  Click on the photo to look inside it’s pages!  

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La Mesa, CA 91942, 4840 Lee Avenue

Rarely does an opportunity present itself to acquire a piece of La Mesa history, such as the John Mann House, also known historically as the Boyington House. Dr. Mann purchased the land from Dr. J. A. Parks, affectionately known by the locals as Dr. Joe, in February 1913. In 1927 Dr. Mann sold the home to Albert and Annie Boyington. Albert was associated with the International Harvester Company for approximately 20 years and later with the Canadian Home Lands Company. Albert only lived in the home for three years before passing away. The current owners have had this home as a part of their family’s history since 1949. Their grandfather, Carey M. Smith, purchased the home from widowed Annie Boyington after serving his country both in World War I as a 17-year-old and in World War II as a physician. Smith survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines in 1942. The march was a grueling 65-mile march to prison camps made by 75,000 American and Filipino troops. When Smith returned to the states after a prison camp interment, he was a mere 80 lbs. He worked at Balboa Naval Hospital until retiring as an admiral. After his distinguished military career, Smith, along with 13 other physicians, created Doctors Hospital where he was the Chief of Staff. Doctors Hospital is now part of the Sharp Health Care System in the Midway District of Point Loma. In addition, Smith received recognition for his 50-year dedication of doing insurance exams for Cal Farm.

Excerpt from “On Our Porch, in From The Front Porch Journal.” 

Would you like to see more of this historic jewel?  Take a look at the video below.  

Here are some of the comments from people who viewed it at our brokers open last night!

Love the backyard!
Great well maintained home!
eautiful & spacious, love the over-sized bedrooms & views!
Amazing for it’s age!
Love that they kept the character of the home.
Classic historic La Mesa home.
Great for someone who wants a Mission Hills style home, but can’t afford Mission Hills.
We heard this numerous times “Oh I want to live here!”

If you would like more information on this home please feel free to
call Rosemary @619.405.7673 or email her at