DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue by Motorola

Father’s Day Gift Idea: A Smartphone for Dad #DROIDTurbo #CleverGirls

Just the other day I was gently reminding my husband it was almost Mother’s Day.  He came back with a confident, “I am very aware of that, did you know it’s almost Father’s Day?”  Touche.  I believe I know exactly what the father of my children needs, something practical yet powerful in the technology department.  […]

Jurassic World

Watch the New Jurassic World Trailer #JurassicWorld

I loved the concept of the first Jurassic Park movie and have see the sequels.  Maybe it’s because I just love Chris Pratt and I’ve met and interviewed young actor Ty Simpkins, but I’m so psyched about the new Jurassic World movie, I think you will be too! Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the […]

Napa Valley Wine Train

Spring Events and Specials aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

One of my favorite things in Napa is taking a ride on the the Napa Valley Wine Train.  Whether it’s a romantic trip with my husband, a girl’s getaway, or a fun adventure for the family, we’ve enjoyed many rides, sipped great wine, and had amazing meals all made aboard the train!  This May and […]

Travel

Napa Valley Wine Train

Spring Events and Specials aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

One of my favorite things in Napa is taking a ride on the the Napa Valley Wine Train.  Whether it’s a romantic trip with my husband, a girl’s getaway, or a fun adventure for the family, we’ve enjoyed many rides, sipped great wine, and had amazing meals all made aboard the train!  This May and […]

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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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

DROID Turbo Sapphire Blue by Motorola

Father’s Day Gift Idea: A Smartphone for Dad #DROIDTurbo #CleverGirls

Just the other day I was gently reminding my husband it was almost Mother’s Day.  He came back with a confident, “I am very aware of that, did you know it’s almost Father’s Day?”  Touche.  I believe I know exactly what the father of my children needs, something practical yet powerful in the technology department.  […]

Avid4 Adventure Bay Area

Avid4 Adventure: How to Get Your Kid to Love the Outdoors Again @avid4adventure

Are your elementary and pre-teen kids addicted to smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles? Avid4 Adventure wants to help, bringing its authentic outdoor adventure camps to Palo Alto, Saratoga, Mill Valley & Oakland this summer. Serving school age kids from pre-K to seventh grade, Avid4 Adventure campers climb, paddle, bike, hike and enjoy the thrill of […]

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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

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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Entertainment

Jurassic World

Watch the New Jurassic World Trailer #JurassicWorld

I loved the concept of the first Jurassic Park movie and have see the sequels.  Maybe it’s because I just love Chris Pratt and I’ve met and interviewed young actor Ty Simpkins, but I’m so psyched about the new Jurassic World movie, I think you will be too! Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the […]

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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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