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One Weekend in Monterey with Kids

This past weekend we drove 5 hours up the coast to Monterey for Mother’s Day weekend. We’re pretty lucky to have a child who oddly loves to take car rides, but we do keep a handful of healthy snacks in the car (fruit leather, berries,…

May 17, 2017
Featured Food

West Coast Style Adobo Squash Tacos

To know me is to know that I love tacos. There’s nothing that compares than warm homemade corn tortilla, no matter the filling (mine are usually stuffed with al pastor and smothered in sauces). I’m actually ashamed to admit that when I moved to California I…

May 13, 2017
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Sprucing Up the Patio with Colorful Details

My mom is coming to town in just over a week and her favorite thing to do as an East Coast native visiting California is to soak up the sun on our patio. We haven’t given it much TLC since the house came with…

May 12, 2017
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How Moving Across the Country Changed Me

You may not know that I’m originally an East Coast girl! I called Buffalo, NY my home for 22 years. When (San Diego-based) Tyler and I first started realizing we were potentially in a “more than friends” situation, I cringed at the idea of…

April 19, 2017
Featured Style

Jane Haul: Mama + Fox

I received so many questions about where I got the “Mama is My Bae” shirt he wore in a recent blog post: in short, I got it from Jane.com!  Jane is unique because it’s a boutique marketplace that offers both online shops and brick…

April 5, 2017
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Helping My New Year’s Resolution Along

You may remember that my one and only New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to read more books. It shouldn’t be that hard to give myself a minute, but it’s not always easy with an active toddler and a growing business on my plate. I’ve…

March 29, 2017
Featured Travel

What’s In My Bag: KAABOO Del Mar Edition

My birthday weekend happens to coincide with KAABOO Del Mar this year and I could not be any more excited!  Although there is an incredible musical lineup this year with artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and…

March 28, 2017
Family Featured

Vroom Vroom… IMSA Racing Starts Today!

Raising a little boy can be interesting as a new mom. Raising a little boy who loves cars unconditionally (“vroom vroom!”) can be entertaining. Raising a little boy who loves cars along side a husband who really loves cars and racing is all-consuming. If…

March 15, 2017
Featured Food

Shake It Like a Shamrock

There are a few times a year that I love to truly indulge in something that I love. Growing up in Western New York, I lived through hot summers and freezing winters. But it was the beautiful spring and autumn that brought out my…

March 1, 2017
Entertaining Featured Food

4 Ways to Build a Mule Cocktail

There are few cocktails that I like more than a good old fashioned mule. If you’re not familiar with this drink, let me introduce you to the most common version: the Moscow Mule. Moscow Mule 4 oz. Barritt’s ginger beer 1 oz. lime juice…

February 22, 2017
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Our Goal: Purchase a Home the Right Way

I’ve always rented my homes, which is not uncommon for southern California residents. With median home prices upwards of $550,000, it’s a significant investment, especially for my husband and I considering we are both self-employed. That’s not to say that I haven’t spent my…

February 13, 2017
Family Featured Parenting

The Trick to Curbing Colic

A few days ago I was flipping through my Facebook feed and saw a girl I went to high school with writing about her 3-month-old. She was concerned because he’s constantly inconsolable and she can’t figure out why. Every symptom she listed made it…

February 13, 2017