7 Reasons to Buy Season Passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

7 Reasons to Buy Season Passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk @BeachBoardwalk

Lucky for me, Santa Cruz California is just a short drive up the coast and offers a variety of activity for the traveler like world-class surfing, golf, mountain biking, kayaking and sailing, amazing mountain parks filled with towering redwood trees, plus an attractive downtown with interesting shops, sidewalk cafes, and movie theaters.  Lucky for my […]

Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss

Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss: Taste and Reveal Party #TasteAndBelieve #IC Ad

I participated in a In-Home Party Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My name is Jen and I’m a chocoholic.  {Hi Jen!} Okay so I may be exaggerating a […]

Photo by Mike_fleming

Laughs and Lagoons – Fun in St Lucia

St Lucia is well regarded as one of the Caribbean’s most scenic islands, which may be why it’s a major draw for honeymooners looking for that perfect photo backdrop. On this gorgeous island there’s no shortage of blissful beaches and beautiful national parks. St Lucia may only be 238 square miles but when it comes […]

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7 Reasons to Buy Season Passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

7 Reasons to Buy Season Passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk @BeachBoardwalk

Lucky for me, Santa Cruz California is just a short drive up the coast and offers a variety of activity for the traveler like world-class surfing, golf, mountain biking, kayaking and sailing, amazing mountain parks filled with towering redwood trees, plus an attractive downtown with interesting shops, sidewalk cafes, and movie theaters.  Lucky for my […]

Photo by Mike_fleming

Laughs and Lagoons – Fun in St Lucia

St Lucia is well regarded as one of the Caribbean’s most scenic islands, which may be why it’s a major draw for honeymooners looking for that perfect photo backdrop. On this gorgeous island there’s no shortage of blissful beaches and beautiful national parks. St Lucia may only be 238 square miles but when it comes […]

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Photography

Travel Photography:  Eagle Lake Hike near Lake Tahoe

Travel Photography: Eagle Lake Hike near Lake Tahoe

Written by my husband. The scenic beauty of Tahoe never ceases to amaze me and this is one of the locations in California that our family is continually called to. Every time up to the Lake we try to explore a new area and a trip in early December (before the snow that never came)  […]

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 […]

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Food & Drink

Weight Watchers Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss

Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss: Taste and Reveal Party #TasteAndBelieve #IC Ad

I participated in a In-Home Party Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My name is Jen and I’m a chocoholic.  {Hi Jen!} Okay so I may be exaggerating a […]

Top Tips for the Perfect Cup of Tea

Top Tips for the Perfect Cup of Tea

I’ve been trying to drink less coffee and more tea lately.  I love both so much, but I’m trying to stay away from caffeine and it’s side effects and want to get the best out of some great herbal teas.  If you’re keen, like me, to learn the best way to make a proper “cuppa,” […]

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Home & Family

Get Ready for Tomorrowland with these Fun Activities #Tomorrowland

In Theaters May 22, Get Ready for Tomorrowland with these Fun Activity Sheets #Tomorrowland

Who’s going to the movies this weekend?  We are! From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled […]

SoCozy Smart Hair Products for Children Available at Target

5 Minute Spring Hairstyles for Girls #SoCozyAtTarget #TargetStyle #IC Ad

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for SoCozy. I received Target gift cards to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Just over a month ago we tried SoCozy hair care formulas for kids from Target for the first time.  Over the past 4 weeks, […]

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Hotel & Resort Reviews

Fairmont San Jose

Fairmont San Jose: Luxury and Romance Found in Silicon Valley

For nearly 30 years, the Fairmont has been hosting presidents, dignitaries, celebrities, CEOs and noted scholars in the community and partners with San Jose’s finest charitable and social organizations for events.  With the total number of rooms and suites at 805 and 65,000 square feet of  meeting space, the Fairmont San Jose is a well-traveled business […]

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Wine

Uncorked Wine Festival #uncorkedSF

Save the Date: Uncorked Wine Festival at Ghirardelli Square May 9 #UncorkedSF

Mark your calendars, the 10th Anniversary of the Uncorked Wine Festival, benefiting Save the Bay, is less than a month away! Hosted at Ghirardelli Square, over 50 top-tier wineries will offer wine tastings to guests.  Art and craft vendors will also be on hand, watch cooking demonstrations by top San Francisco chefs, and NoisePop will […]

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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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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