Summer Vibes :: The Water is Waiting

This post is sponsored by Discover Boating but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. What is my favorite thing about living near the coast? The water of course! The beautiful California summer sunshine is here and we have so many options when it comes to the outdoors and almost all include the…

Gilroy Gardens NEW Water Oasis + DISCOUNT!

Summer is almost here and living in sunny California has so many perks! One of our favorite spots to beat the heat has always been Gilroy Gardens theme park, which is only about 20 minutes away from us. We love their Water Oasis, which I have posted about in the past. Well, I have some…

The Beauty of Spontaneity

I tend to over-plan and over-organize often. With so many things on my plate constantly, sometimes the good times end up feeling like a chore that I am rushing through to get to the next task. I have to actually plan to not plan! Ironic...right?  Yesterday we decided to play hooky from everything and packed…

3 Days at the Beach :: Santa Cruz, CA

With our upcoming, adult only Maui trip just around the corner, we wanted to do something extra special for Kolton and Shayne before we have to say goodbye for four nights. After laying out some options, we decide that a mini trip to Santa Cruz (only 45 minutes away), would be perfect for us. Long…

Monterey Bay Aquarium :: The Beauty of the Bay

During the beginning of our trip to Carmel, we knew that we wanted to take the little ones to The Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is such a wonderful educational place for them to learn the importance of protecting our wildlife and also a wonderful place for them to play and discover. The Monterey Bay Aquarium…

Mother and Son Day – The Children’s Discovery Museum

Every couple of months (or whenever I am able to get around to it), I am trying to make it a point to have a special day with my growing boy. I cannot believe he will be THREE at the end of this month and I don't want to miss a moment with him. He…