61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 17) – Sycamore Crest Trail

Wk 17 – Sycamore Crest Trail

  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]

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 […]

Run or Dye Color Run

Run or Dye

  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 12) – Lemon Grove Loop

Week 12 - Lemon Grove Loop

Week 12 was a little disappointing.  Arleena and I were super excited to climb yet another mountain, the Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo…You know, the one with the M on the side that you see while driving on the 101 freeway.   We didn’t do the research to find out that the route that’s marked […]

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 […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 9) – Oso Flaco/ Oceano Dunes

Week 9

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. The […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 8) – Bob Jones Trail

Bob Jones Week 8

  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 4) – Pismo Beach Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

Coming out of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I hope that everyone had a fantastic time whether you hosted and event or traveled to be with friends and family.  Our school district takes off a full week, which is good and bad.  I like the freedom, but why must I feel like I have to cram so […]

Head to Best Buy for Your Holiday Shopping Needs

Technological Santa

It’s that time of year again!  Time to head to our favorite stores and pick out special gifts to give to our family and friends on Christmas Day.  One store we frequent is Best Buy.  There are so many gadgets, electronics and tech gifts available to choose from.  This year, Frank and I are purchasing […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 3)

Week 3

Week 3: James Way Oak Habitat and Wildlife Preserve Hike It’s right before Thanksgiving and this past week was jammed packed.  There wasn’t one night that we got to stay home and relax.  It’s during these times when it’s easy to brush off going to the gym or finding the time to go on a hike, but […]

61-Week Challenge (Week 2)

Pismo Beach

Grover Beach Boardwalk/ Monarch Butterfly Grove Let me start off this week by saying that I love California and it’s weather!  I’m watching the news and hearing about the cold snaps and snow that’s occurring all over the US right now.  And I’m sorry to say (wait, no I’m not) it’s been about 76 degrees […]

Keep Calm & Save Some Moolah with the Art of Consigning

Moo la la Consignment 1

Do you live on or near the Central Coast?  This weekend, Moo La La Boutique will be having it’s Semi-Annual Sale in Santa Maria, California.  This is my second time consigning with Moo La La because I had an amazing experience earlier this year!  Not only is it beneficial to sell items through consignment, but […]

Our Life in Pictures – Day 5 – 2012

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A view of Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California. So pretty!

Central Coast Spotlight – Christmas Light Show, Arroyo Grande, California

Tonight, a friend came over to visit and pick up some goodies.  We started talking about Christmas and a holiday light show she recently saw in Arroyo Grande, only 15 minutes away.  I spontaneously said that we should go check it out!  So, we loaded up the boys in the car and drove in search […]