Exploring Lompoc, CA

When I recently attended Wine & Fire it was my first visit to Lompoc. Long familiar with the Santa Ynez Valley I somehow had never wandered west to explorer the historic town just over the Santa Rita Hills. I aimed immediately to remedy that and any moment I had free from the festival I used […]

Hiking Blackstar Canyon with Rise Bar

full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When the new year starts I always have a hankering to head outdoors. Yes, I fall victim to the New Year New Me mantra. I envision myself hiking, eating clean, hitting the gym and becoming a new healthier me. This year I hit a brand new low and…haven’t […]

Sunday in Seal Beach with Sand Cloud

full disclosure: I received a free Sand Cloud. All opinions are my own. I love the fact that I live near the beach. Sand between my toes, the ocean breeze, the salty air…it all makes me so happy. But my beach outings aren’t the same as most people. Here’s how I like my beach. I […]

Exploring Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

When planning our trip to Carmel one place that kept popping up as a must see was Point Lobos. We made sure to visit on our way out of town and, for me, turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is considered the jewel of the California State […]

Taking the 17 Mile Drive

When I was 12 my aunt and uncle took me on a trip up north. We stopped in Monterey and drove the 17 Mile Drive through Pebble Beach. It was the highlight of my trip. When I came home I couldn’t stop talking about it and it’s stayed in my memory ever since. When planning […]

Exploring Laguna Beach with ClueHoo

Laguna Beach is one of the most beautiful places in Southern California. Just look at it! It’s like heaven on earth. Sadly, I don’t get there as often as I’d like but last Sunday I was able to spend the day exploring the town. And I mean exploring because I was on a ClueHoo adventure […]

Taking a Catalina Island Glass Bottom Boat Tour

I first visited Catalina Island the summer after I graduated high school. I had a wonderful time but somehow never made a return visit. Until last weekend. I was lucky enough to be given free passage on the Catalina Express and quickly made my way over to the island. Shortly after I landed I made […]

2014 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show

full disclousre: I will be attending the boat show for free. All opinions are my own. Remember when I told you all about my harbor cruise at Strictly Sail Long Beach? Well, there’s another fun boating event coming up – the 2014 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show. It’s happening February 6-9 at the Los […]

Hiking the Thompson Creek Trail

In this new year I plan to have an increased focus on wellness on this blog. Don’t worry I’ll still write about my fair share of desserts and sedentary recommendations…I just plan on mixing them up a bit with posts that focus on healthier treats and activities. My goal is to get out more into […]

Orange Picking in La Verne

This past week my friend Alma, of the blog Field Trip Mom, posted that Saturday January 4 marked the beginning of orange picking in La Verne. I was so glad for the reminder because I had been meaning to participate for some time and I just happened to have Saturday free. So I grabbed my […]