‘California’ Category

  1. A Fun Family trip to Imperial Beach thanks to Expedia


    May 19, 2016 by Terumi

    Imperial Beach with Kids room at Pier South Resort

    I’ve said it many times before but I’m a total fan of booking through Expedia.  This site allows me to …
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  2. Lego Dreaming at the Legoland Hotel California in San Diego

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    May 4, 2016 by Terumi

    Kids arriving at Legoland hotel

    I almost didn’t book the Legoland hotel.  I had planned a beach vacation for the family and Legoland wasn’t even …
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  3. One sweet day in La Jolla with kids

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    November 11, 2015 by Terumi

    la jolla with kids for one day

    I’m not used to being the one who goes away for business, so when I was invited to an event …
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  4. Because we all need an excuse to go to San Diego in the Fall (#myprintlymoms)


    November 3, 2015 by Terumi

    rancho bernardo inn at sunset

    How thankful am I to MomSelect and Maria Bailey?  I was invited to come to a Print and Pamper Retreat …
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  5. Car2Go Electric Car envy in San Diego

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    October 14, 2015 by Terumi

    view of a roller coaster near San Diego

    It isn’t hard to find good things to say about Car2Go in Seattle. I think they are the main reason …
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  6. When a business treats your kids nicely, they are golden for life (Bottega Louie, Los Angeles)


    April 7, 2015 by Terumi

    Bottega Louie with kids

    This memory could have ended with that delightfully full feeling you get after you eat a good meal but it’s …
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  7. A place to eat on a lovely beach in California (Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu)

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    April 2, 2015 by Terumi

    paradise cove beach in malibu

    Years ago when we went to California with the kids for the first time, we fell in love with Crystal …
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  8. Next time we’re in California we’ll definitely show our #Disneyside


    March 12, 2015 by Terumi

    Steveston Cookie Company

    I was pretty excited to be chosen to host a Disneyside Party this year and I was sent a box …
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  9. The Exploratorium at the San Francisco Airport

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    September 15, 2013 by Terumi

    SFO with kids

    Of course I doused my guys with Purell immediately after playing at this play structure, but the Exploratorium collaboration at the …
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  10. Glamping up my digs with Lamps Plus


    August 21, 2013 by Terumi

    Remember when I went to San Francisco a few weeks ago?  One stop I went to was a lighting event …
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  11. La Boulange in its Natural Habitat

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    August 8, 2013 by Terumi

    Forget those microwaved pastries that have been turning up at my local Seattle Starbucks.  When we went to San Francisco, …
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  12. My Favorite Day in San Francisco (San Francisco with Kids part 2)


    August 6, 2013 by Terumi

    We’ve traveled to so many places with our guys, but the one thing we’ve never been able to predict is …
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  13. San Francisco with Kids (Part 1)


    August 3, 2013 by Terumi

    In an alternate life, I think we might have moved to San Francisco.  It is such a beautiful place and …
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  14. Books to Read with Kids before heading to San Francisco


    July 17, 2013 by Terumi

    Larry gets lost in Sanfrancisco review

    Relatives from Vancouver started us on this tradition years ago when the kids were born. Long before my guys had …
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  15. little things getting me through monday

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    March 25, 2013 by admin

    Oh Monday morning.  Today when I heard the pitter-patter of little feet, I didn’t want to get up so I …
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  16. Two Days At Crystal Cove (California with kids)


    February 19, 2012 by admin

    I can’t imagine a more serene or beautiful place than Crystal Cove.  I’m not sure why we never went here …
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  17. Disneyland with a boy terrified of rides….


    February 9, 2012 by admin

    This is how I imagined my boys would look at Disneyland. But one boy is currently a little scared of …
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  18. The best part of vacation


    February 3, 2012 by admin

    Cupcakes in bed when the duo goes to sleep. I admit I reluctantly shared this delightful cupcake I picked up …
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  19. I heart beach (Newport Beach, California)


    January 29, 2012 by admin

    Sand.  Water.  Sun.  And a whole lot of love.   And maybe a cookie in a bag. On days like …
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  20. Sunset at Newport Beach (California)

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    May 29, 2011 by admin

                      One of my favorite pics ever, I might have blogged this …
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