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,…

A Better Version of ME and My Journey to Get Here

I was craving a space to be open and honest, which is why I began this blog. My life has had many highs and some extreme challenges which has made me who I am today. While I am not ashamed, some experiences are not only mine to share. Instead, I would like to create an…

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…

Cheers to a Healthy Summer :: My Activia 2 Week Challenge

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. As a mom, I find myself constantly taking care of everyone else. What mom doesn't? This year I have started to really realize the importance of taking care of myself! If I am not in the best health mentally…

Tropical Vacation Spots :: Favorite Things to do in Bermuda

We are always searching for exotic, tropical vacation spots to travel to. There is nothing better than laying on a beach and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. This year, we were so blessed to be given a trip through my husband's company to Bermuda! Bermuda has always been a…

Tips for Spring Preparations

As much as I love seeing the flowers in bloom and knowing that our summer vacations are right around the corner, all of the preparations that go into a new season, in particular a season with a lot of activity, can be overwhelming. When Spring rolls in, I like to de-clutter and also stock up!…

What’s in my Toddler & Kid Survival Bag

As the kids grow and change, so does my bag. I cannot even really call it a diaper bag anymore since Kolton is five and Shayne is almost three and only wears diapers to bed now. Still, pockets are a necessity with little ones and let's face it, the only thing that really makes a…

Getting Tropical Vacay Ready…at home

If you are like me, getting ready for a tropical vacation almost make the trip not even worth it. The prep that goes into feeling beach ready is exhausting, and who has the time anyway? It's not like my kids will let me sunbath to get my base tan or get a relaxing facial to…

Tips for Disneyland with Kids

With summer approaching, I am sure many families are planning a trip to Disneyland! We did our first Disneyland trip with Kolton and Shayne in November, and learned so much about how to make the most of our vacation. While Disneyland is definitely the most magical place on Earth, there are several tricks to making…

Spring Party Tips :: Pearls® Olives

  Spring is in the air! Which means flowers in bloom, outdoor brunches, BBQs, Easter outfits and lots of get-togethers with friends and family. Sometimes you don't even know people are coming by, so being prepared is key. Here are some things that I always have on hand incase of a last minute gathering:  Paper…