Creamy Milkshakes @RealCalifMilk #CAicecream

Creamy Milkshakes to Celebrate Ice Cream Month @RealCalifMilk #CAicecream #Ad

Summer in California typically means ice cream can be any one of the 3 meals of the day.  I mean if you’re mixing ice cream made with 100% real California milk (look for that seal shown above!) with fruit, then sure why not enjoy it for breakfast?  Well that’s what happened this morning.  It was […]

Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch #familytravel @YosemiteNation

Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch #familytravel @YosemiteNation

My grandparents raised, bred, and sold parakeets when I was growing up. As long as I can remember, my dad has had some type of aviary for love birds, parakeets, and finches in our back yard. I think you can honestly say that I too am a bird person and I find myself bird watching […]

Mariposa Lodge #travel #FamilyTravel @YosemiteNation

Mariposa, CA: Enjoy a Weekend with Family Near Yosemite #travel @YosemiteNation

The quaint little town of historic Mariposa, California is a perfect spot to stay after a family adventure in Yosemite , and only an hour’s drive! Mariposa, first settled in 1849, is a living reminder of the gold rush era and the 49er’s who prospected the mother lode.  With a fine selection of cafes, restaurants, […]

Travel

Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch #familytravel @YosemiteNation

Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch #familytravel @YosemiteNation

My grandparents raised, bred, and sold parakeets when I was growing up. As long as I can remember, my dad has had some type of aviary for love birds, parakeets, and finches in our back yard. I think you can honestly say that I too am a bird person and I find myself bird watching […]

Mariposa Lodge #travel #FamilyTravel @YosemiteNation

Mariposa, CA: Enjoy a Weekend with Family Near Yosemite #travel @YosemiteNation

The quaint little town of historic Mariposa, California is a perfect spot to stay after a family adventure in Yosemite , and only an hour’s drive! Mariposa, first settled in 1849, is a living reminder of the gold rush era and the 49er’s who prospected the mother lode.  With a fine selection of cafes, restaurants, […]

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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

Creamy Milkshakes @RealCalifMilk #CAicecream

Creamy Milkshakes to Celebrate Ice Cream Month @RealCalifMilk #CAicecream #Ad

Summer in California typically means ice cream can be any one of the 3 meals of the day.  I mean if you’re mixing ice cream made with 100% real California milk (look for that seal shown above!) with fruit, then sure why not enjoy it for breakfast?  Well that’s what happened this morning.  It was […]

Easy Desserts for Summer Parties #EdwardsPies #Pmedia #ad

Easy Desserts for Summer Parties #EdwardsPies #Pmedia #ad

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EDWARDS®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #EdwardsPies http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV The summer is my favorite time of year for so many reasons. Who doesn’t love the amazing California weather which means spending beach days with the family, weekly […]

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Home & Family

Fun Activity Pages for DreamWorks Animation's Home #HomeInsiders

Fun Activity Pages for DreamWorks Animation’s Home #HomeInsiders

Celebrate family, friendship and fun in the surprise smash comedy hit of the year from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon and Shrek! In DreamWorks Animation’s HOME, Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time…the journey HOME. “Heart-warming and hilarious.” – Pete Hammond, Deadline.com.  […]

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Teen Beach 2 Review + Fun Bonus Features #TeenBeach2 #TeenBeach2Event

Ever since I returned from my LA trip, my nine-year-old has been begging me for spoilers for Teen Beach 2! Do Brady and Mack see Lela and Tanner again? What does Mack lose in the ocean? What’s Brady’s big secret? What’s your favorite song? Are YOU in the movie? I think in the last 2 […]

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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

Photo Credit: Art and Clarity

Napa Valley: 2015 Masters and Makers Winemaker Dinner Series at The Meritage Resort and Spa

The Meritage Resort and Spa is announcing its 2015 Masters and Makers Winemaker Dinner series. Invited wineries include some of the most prestigious and well-known wineries and winemakers from across the Napa Valley including Trinchero Napa Valley, Schramsberg Vineyards, J. Davies Estate, Charles Krug Winery, Silver Oak, and Twomey Cellars. Each dinner will provide a […]

HandCraft by Cheryl Indelicato Wines:  Pinot Grigio and Malbec

HandCraft by Cheryl Indelicato Wines: Pinot Grigio and Malbec

My “little” nephew Jakey had graduated and we were getting together to celebrate.  It was the perfect time to break out the newest members of the HandCraft Artisan wine family; the Malbec and Pinot Grigio.  All HandCraft by Cheryl Indelicato wines feature convenient twist off tops for those of us who are sometimes cork-challenged (cough, […]

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Entertainment

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in SF July 16-25 @BAT_Co #SupporTheArts #SFBatco

In collaboration with 4th Walrus Productions, a collective of theater artists from Stanford University bringing new musical theater to millennials and larger Bay Area audiences, the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company, an organization focused on supporting youth in professional theatre, is producing Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Opening night will take place July 16, 2015 at […]

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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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