Category: California

Dreaming of a California adventure because of Mom 2.0 conference in Pasadena

Deciding where to California adventure on a trip to Mom 2.0

February 7, 2018

I’m headed to Mom 2.0 in May and a dear friend of mine has promised to meet me in California after the conference in Pasadena so we can have an adventure like we used to in college pre-kids. For us from the Pacific Northwest, California means shopping, palm trees, beaches and yummy food.  So now […]

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Find books in a airstream trailer at the Ink and Bean Cafe in Anaheim California

A driving solo adventure in Orange County I want to repeat with family and friends

February 2, 2018

In my dreams I’m a fearless traveler, stylish carry on in hand, passport in the other and I’m ready to take on any adventure life whispers to my heart. In reality though, I’ve got a bag-load of responsibilities, schedules to coordinate and I’m still a little choosy about which way the wind blows me; sometimes […]

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Visit Tanaka Farms in Irvine California with your family to find out more about where your food comes from

Tanaka Farms in Irvine California is a great place to take kids to learn where food comes from

January 8, 2018

Do you love knowing where your food comes from?  I recently did a poll on my  Instagram Stories and I was so excited to see that an overwhelming majority of people care about the story of their food.  I feel the same way.  I love hanging out on factory tours and finding locally made things.  I […]

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Walkway to hidden Noguchi Garden from South Coast Plaza

Shopping Outside at Noguchi Garden and South Coast Plaza (Orange County, California)

November 28, 2017

As I frantically scan the internet and virtually shop for cyber Monday deals, I’m wondering how many people truly opted outside for Black Friday? Do we really hate shopping all that much or is there is a difference between shopping to see innovative and beautiful things and shopping aimlessly hoping to get a deal on […]

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Imperial Beach with Kids room at Pier South Resort

A Fun Family trip to Imperial Beach thanks to Expedia

May 19, 2016

I’ve said it many times before but I’m a total fan of booking through Expedia.  This site allows me to consolidate my bookings in one place, cancel many hotel bookings without penalty and I’ve had some pretty great upgrades because of my VIP status.  I’ve booked so many times with Expeida that I know what […]

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Kids arriving at Legoland hotel

Lego Dreaming at the Legoland Hotel California in San Diego

May 4, 2016

I almost didn’t book the Legoland hotel.  I had planned a beach vacation for the family and Legoland wasn’t even on my radar.  I thought we’d laze on the beach, visit some museums and eat yummy food.  But then we were invited to a Legoland event at our local Science Center and I realized my […]

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la jolla with kids for one day

One sweet day in La Jolla with kids

November 11, 2015

I’m not used to being the one who goes away for business, so when I was invited to an event in San Diego a little while back, I brought my family along and gave them strict orders to leave me alone while the conference was on and we would all hang out together for one […]

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