Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

Did you know April 15-23 was National Park Week and to celebrate all national parks offered free admission on the weekend dates? I had no idea until the week was almost over. Not wanting to let the opportunity pass my family and I headed to Joshua Tree to take advantage of the killer deal. In […]

Snow and Sunshine on Mount Baldy

We’re only 15 days into the new year and already Southern California’s received a record amount of rainfall. Personally, I love it. It really brings about a winter feeling and after years of drought it’s transformed our brown environs to a beautiful green. Plus, record rainfall in the basin means record snowfall in the mountains. […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk Comes to Ontario + GIVEAWAY

I love seeing live performance. Whether it’s a play, the opera, dance or a concert I want to go. At the top of my live performance wish list is Cirque du Soleil. For years I’ve heard of it’s breathtaking shows and I know several people who have been awed by the acrobatics. Yet, somehow I’ve […]

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 […]

Spending the Day in Redlands, CA

Some of my favorite adventures are the ones that happen by accident. Take this past Saturday. My mom, Shannon and I were headed into the Inland Empire with a final destination of Cherry Valley and possibly, Idyllwild. Heading down the 10 freeway we came upon Redlands, CA and agreed we’d been meaning to visit for […]

Enjoying the Taste Crafted Menu at McDonald’s

Awhile back I introduced you to the Create Your Taste concept at McDonald’s. I had a lot of fun building my own burger and was curious to see what other new tricks the famous chain had up their sleeve. Turns out they’re taking the creative burger concept and running with it as now you can […]

Celebrating Christmas on Euclid in Ontario, CA

It’s almost Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. My presents are bought and (mostly) wrapped, my sister baked some delicious cookies and we’ve got the most beautiful Christmas tree. I’ve also managed to have some fun holiday outings – a visit to the Grand Californian to sip cider and view the tree, a screening of […]

Dining at The Pub at Chino Hills

My dining adventures take me all over LA and Orange County but rarely do they send me into the Inland Empire. It’s a region I need to explore more. Luckily, I had a chance last week when I attended a dinner at The Pub at Chino Hills. From the outside the restaurant looks like a […]

Join Panera Bread in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

full disclosure: I was given a gift card to try out the Pink Ribbon Bagel. As always, all opinions are my own.  As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many businesses are taking the opportunity to support this worthy cause, including Panera Bread. The entryway to my local Panera Bread. Cozy, right? […]

Trying Out the New Menu at Mimi’s Cafe

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a blogger event at Mimi’s Cafe (thanks Erin!). The new owners wanted us to try out the changes to the menu. Wait, what? Mimi’s Cafe is under new ownership? I had no idea. Although I’ve been going to Mimi’s Cafe ever since I was a […]