Run or Dye – Fun Run Recap

Run or Dye Recap

  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]

Avon Skin So Soft

Avon Skin So Soft

When I was younger the only thing that I associated with Avon was a little old blue-hair lady with bright red lipstick and bad makeup. Well, this isn’t your mother’s (or grandmother’s) Avon anymore! Avon has so many things to things to offer: Color cosmetics Skincare Fragrance Fashion & Home Personal Care Home Care With […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 20) – Sydney Street Trail to Murray Hill (Unnamed Hill)

WK 20 - Sydney Strret

  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 19) – Irish Hills (Froom Creek and Poppy Trails)

WK 19 - Irish Hills

  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 18) – Cerro San Luis

Week 18 - Cerro San Luis

This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 15) – Irish Hills/ Mariposa Trail

Week 15 - Irish Hills

Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 14) – Nipomo Regional Park

WK 14 - Nipomo Park

  Sometimes I find it difficult to get motivated.  Week 14 was one of those weeks.  Arleena and I needed to switch up our scheduled hiking day when we heard the rain forecasted for the week.  I never thought of myself as a girl who likes her schedules, but when it comes to my workouts […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 11) – Bishop’s Peak

Bishops Peak

Last week, Arleena and I climbed a mountain – literally – we climb a freaking mountain!!!  In all my years since I’ve lived here on the Central Coast, I’ve always looked at Bishop’s Peak saying, “one day, I’ll hike up that mountain.” And I cannot even tell you how accomplished I feel for completing that […]

Girls Unstoppable: Have a Positive Impact on the Self-Esteem of a Girl in Your Life + Giveaway

Girls Day Out Dove Self-Esteem

Growing up, I was the oldest of 4 girls in our house.  How ironic was it that I became a mother to 3 boys (no girls in the mix)?  It wasn’t until I met Frank that I became a stepmom (for all intents and purposes) to his 2 girls and 1 son.  As a young […]

Bath & Body Works Collection Spotlight

Bath & Body Works Candle Collection

 Ok, don’t hate me, but it wasn’t until this past weekend that it started getting chilly here on the Central Coast of California.  I mostly grew up in South Carolina where they have recognizable seasons, and while I listen to the news and hear about all the cold weather my nostrils are filled with the […]

Talk About It Tuesday – Pampering Ourselves

Head massage

I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and have really loved getting to know everyone out there in the blogosphere.  With that being said, I’ve decided to start a new vlogging series called Talk About It Tuesday.  Each week, I’ll post a video with the week’s topic and a few questions that will help us […]

Beauty: ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System + Giveaway

Toilet Tree Image

A product sample was provided by ToiletTree. The giveaway is sponsored by ToiletTree. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. We are all pretty busy these days, aren’t we?  I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t focus on me as much as I used to or as much as I need […]

Affordable Fashion: Going Global with SearsStyle Website


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. #ThisIsStyle I have to admit something that might create a few gasps.  I DON’T like to shop for clothes.  That’s right.  I admit it!  I […]

Sassy Spring Love List with Diet Pepsi’s New Look

Vern Yip Diet Pepsi

This is a sponsored post from Diet Pepsi.  The giveaway is sponsored by Diet Pepsi.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. I love the Springtime!  The flowers are blooming, the rain is making everything greener, and it’s time to start wearing my Spring outfits and accessories.  This year, Diet Pepsi is celebrating […]

Come Join Me for the Grand Opening of the San Francisco Walgreens Flagship Location! #SFWAG

San Francisco Walgreens Flagship Grand Opening 1

  I was invited to the opening of the Walgreens store opening by Collective Bias®.  I was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias ™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric  All Opinions are my own. I love San Francisco and enjoy shopping at Walgreens, so when I was invited to the […]