5 Great Wineries to Visit in Calistoga

Visit 5 Great Wineries in Calistoga @VisitCalistoga

Recently becoming it’s own AVA within the Napa Valley, Calistoga is proud to be recognized for it’s unique terroir and over 30 wineries in the area.  Even with some larger and well-known wineries, Calistoga prides itself on smaller, family-owned venues where you have a more personal experience and are treated like a member of the […]

Jord Wood Watch Review  #jordwatch

Jord Wood Watch Review + Giveaway #jordwatch

Have you seen a Jord wood watch?  They are beautifully made out of wood….yes wood!  When given the opportunity to try one of their watches, I jumped at the chance because my husband is a woodworker.  I struggle to find unique gifts for him and I  thought a Jord watch would be perfect. I chose […]

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5 Great Wineries to Visit in Calistoga

Visit 5 Great Wineries in Calistoga @VisitCalistoga

Recently becoming it’s own AVA within the Napa Valley, Calistoga is proud to be recognized for it’s unique terroir and over 30 wineries in the area.  Even with some larger and well-known wineries, Calistoga prides itself on smaller, family-owned venues where you have a more personal experience and are treated like a member of the […]

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Have Passports, Will Travel: Visit Guatemala with the Family

Have passports for the family, it’s time to travel.  Have you considered Guatemala as a travel destination, it’s popping up on the radars of parents traveling with children and has multiple fun and educational features. This small but mighty country offers numerous adventures ranging from wildlife interaction, discovery of the Mayan world, adventurous excursions, and […]

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Photography

Lake Tahoe Heavenly Gondola Ride

South Lake Tahoe: Heavenly Gondola Ride in Photos @skiheavenly #laketahoe

Enjoy the beauty of winter in Tahoe from Heavenly Ski Resort, the views are truly incredible when riding the Gondola! Located in the center of downtown Lake Tahoe steps from most major hotels and casinos, the Heavenly Gondola holds eight passengers on its way 2.4 miles up the mountain. Panoramic views of snow-capped mountains surrounding […]

Zuma Beach with Friends @ConejoValley

Travel Photography: Recharge at Zuma Beach in Malibu @VisitConejo

The first thing I look for on a media trip itinerary is the amount of time we have to ourselves.  “Down Time,” if you will.  As much as the destination, the events, the food, and the activities entice me of course, having that time to recharge is essential in any itinerary!  I’m sure you see […]

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Food & Drink

Cold Water Brewery & Grill

Dining in South Lake Tahoe: Cold Water Brewery and Grill

My husband and I have been raving about this new South Lake Tahoe restaurant and brewery for weeks!  So much so that we’ve wanted to escape mid-week from work to drive there and eat, darn that 4.5 hour commute!  Our mouths water just thinking about the sumptuous meals we had and the appetizer to end […]

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Dining in South Lake Tahoe: Azul Latin Kitchen

My goal in life is to find the best salsa outside my dad’s kitchen.  There was a Mexican restaurant in Davis, CA where I went to college and I was there no less than 3 times a week.  The food and the salsa were to die for and after graduating my husband had a friend […]

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Home & Family

Jord Wood Watch Review  #jordwatch

Jord Wood Watch Review + Giveaway #jordwatch

Have you seen a Jord wood watch?  They are beautifully made out of wood….yes wood!  When given the opportunity to try one of their watches, I jumped at the chance because my husband is a woodworker.  I struggle to find unique gifts for him and I  thought a Jord watch would be perfect. I chose […]

Russell Madness #RussellInsiders

Russell Madness in Stores Now + Fun Activity Sheets #RussellInsiders

Get ready to “Russell!”  Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, and Air Bud Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new movie from the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ franchise — RUSSELL MADNESS. The exciting action-packed adventure introduces ‘Russell,’ an adorable TALKING Jack Russell Terrier who accidentally becomes a professional wrestling superstar, on […]

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Hotel & Resort Reviews

Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

Avila Lighthouse Suites: Perfect Oceanfront Hotel for Families

There will always be something about the ocean that just grounds me.  I love hearing the crash of the waves, feeling the sand in my toes, and smelling the salty air.  Any chance I get I want to be near the beach and this winter we found a perfect, I mean totally fun and perfect […]

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Wine

5 Great Wineries to Visit in Calistoga

Visit 5 Great Wineries in Calistoga @VisitCalistoga

Recently becoming it’s own AVA within the Napa Valley, Calistoga is proud to be recognized for it’s unique terroir and over 30 wineries in the area.  Even with some larger and well-known wineries, Calistoga prides itself on smaller, family-owned venues where you have a more personal experience and are treated like a member of the […]

Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden

Paso Robles Wine Country: Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden

I love the phrase “kill two birds with one stone” so much as it just defines my life as a multi-tasker, mom, writer, wife, housekeeper, taxi driver, etc!  So when we were traveling around Paso Robles on a recent media tour we chose to visit a winery that doubled as an ‘art gallery’ if you […]

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Entertainment

The Best of Me #BestofMeInsiders

The Best of Me: Now on Blu-ray/DVD #BestOfMeInsiders

Looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart?  The Best of Me on Blu-ray/DVD is available in stores now! Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James […]

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Cars

Road Readiness for Teen Drivers + Win Michelin Tires! #safetires #tmom

Improving Road Readiness for Teen Drivers #SafeTires #TMom #ad

Our New Driver This time last year I was relatively stress-free, then my daughter turned 15 and a half in May.  You know what that means right?  In California, it means teens can head to their local Department of Motor Vehicles to take the test to acquire a driving permit.  With a driving permit, my […]

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