Dinner at Oggi’s Sports|Brewhouse|Pizza

Ah the joys of a road trip – seeing beautiful sites, trying new things and a whole lot of adventure. It can also be pretty tiring as I found out when I recently returned from a week long adventure around California (which I can’t wait to share with you). Back home I didn’t want to […]

Visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano

There are certain places in Southern California that remain close to my heart and Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of them. My family has visited the mission for decades and I even have a picture of my dad, about 2 years old, in his father’s arms on a family excursion. When I was in […]

Enjoying the Honey Lavender Grilled Pork Chop at Mimi’s Cafe

I love lavender. I love the smell of it, the look of it and the taste of it. I think it’s a most delicious herb and have tried it in numerous dishes including lavender beer (yum!), lavender sprinkled french fries (not so yum) and honey lavender ice cream (the best thing ever). So when I […]

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry at The Habit Burger Grill

As I’m often on the go I’m frequently in need of a quick meal. Unfortunately, I don’t really like fast food which leaves me with few options. Luckily, there’s The Habit Burger Grill. With their freshly grilled Charburgers and tasty sides it’s the perfect spot when I’m in a pinch. Recently, they invited me to […]

Out to Sea with Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Here’s the thing. I don’t really like boats. I have a propensity to get seasick and am kind of nervous out on the water. So when I was invited by Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching to take one of their cruises my gut reaction was to decline. But I’m not one to shy away […]

Enjoying Pedro’s Tacos in San Clemente

Funny how life is. A few months ago I shared a train trip I took to San Diego and briefly mentioned San Clemente, a town I had never written about before and rarely visited. Well, since that post I’ve made multiple trips to the quaint city by the sea and have learned more and more […]

Watching Cabaret at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Growing up I watched tons of musicals and would sing and dance along with Meet Me In St. Louis, Oklahoma, The Music Man and many more. As I grew older my love for the genre expanded to the theater. I remember a grade school field trip to the local high school production of Bye Bye […]

Noshing on Nintendo Themed Treats at Yogurtland

I love the many adventures I get to go on but they’re so much better when I get to share them with those I love. Sadly, some of my favorite folks live on the other side of the country and I only get to see them a couple times a year. But we try to […]

Painting with a Twist With Onsia Sound Art

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a Painting With a Twist class and received a free Onsia Sound Art Canvas. All opinions are my own. I’ve never been much of an artist. I love to visit museums and admire great work but when it comes to doing it myself what’s in my head never seems […]

Saturday in San Clemente

This week I’ve been enjoying a stay-cation and, oh, what a stay-cation it’s been. I’ve been taking day trips all week from San Diego to the San Fernando Valley and, boy, has it been fun. It all started last Saturday when my family and I headed to San Clemente… San Clemente is the southernmost city […]