Rainy Days :: FIVE Favorite Activities

Across the country, rain is a common occurrence. Here, in California, every year is different and so far we have only had a handful of rainy days. Because of this, we tend to be under prepared for indoor activities. This is why I am putting together a short list of our favorite things to do…

First Step to Holiday Prep :: The Invitations

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite but the thoughts and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani. Can you believe that the holidays are around the corner? Every year, I tell myself that I am going to stay ahead of the game NEXT YEAR! Well, next year is HERE!! …

Inaugural Global Food Fair at Mountain House

This post is sponsored by Mountain House, but the thoughts and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani! Good food and family are what it is all about. I was so happy to be invited to the AMAZING Inaugural Global Food Fair at Mountain House, California. We have visited this…

My Adventure with REI :: Sea Otter Kayak Excursion

This post is sponsored by REI but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Living in the beautiful Bay Area, great weather brings an abundance of outdoor activities. We are truly blessed to have so much nature in our backyard. I have decided that getting back to nature is one very important way…

How to Jump Start Your Children’s Imagination with JumpOff Jo!

Every childhood should consist of imagination, dreams and a little magic. Growing up in an era before tablets, smartphones and artificial intelligence, with three siblings, pretend play and imagination was everything! A favorite activity was building forts and pretending we lived in them. We would even make them in the backyard and no one could…

Whitney Ranch Movie Night :: A Real Sense of Community

This post is sponsored by Whitney Ranch but as always, the thoughts and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani. We have pretty much become professionals when it comes to road-tripping. Whether they are long trips or small trips, we have it down. The drive to beautiful Rocklin, CA was…

Love Begins at Home :: Oliveto at Mountain House, CA

This post is sponsored by Mountain House Developers  but as always, the thoughts and opinions are all mine. Thank you for supporting The Heart of Dani! It is amazing to me how many beautiful areas there are in Northern California. We do quite a bit of traveling, but there is still so much we have…

Why I Choose Plant Based Nutrition.

This post is sponsored by iWi but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This summer has really kept me on my toes and has easily been the most active couple of months I have ever had. I owe my energy levels and mental clarity to my healthy lifestyle choices. Daily exercise, self-care,…

South Lake Tahoe in the Summer :: 10 Things to do With Kids!

We just completed our annual trip to South Lake Tahoe, and like every year, I leave feeling a little nostalgic. The memories that this beautiful place holds in our lives is irreplaceable. My in-laws have been hosting this annual family trip for over 15 years (10 that I have been a part of). Every year,…