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 […]

Sponsored Post: Treat Sore Throats with Chloraseptic Spray

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Let me blunt – sore throats stink!  With a sore throat, it’s uncomfortable to swallow and to talk.  When sore throats happen, I want relief – stat!  When you can’t wait to get rid of a sore throat, you look for a name you trust for fast, effective relief: Chloraseptic®. So what are the symptoms of […]

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 13) – Reservoir Canyon Trail

WK 13 Reservoir Creek

 A few weeks back, Arleena and I tackled Bishop’s Peak which I thought was an amazing feet.  Climbing that mountain gave me a sense of accomplishment.  Last week’s climb trumps Bishop’s Peak!  By the luck of the draw, Arleena and I choose Reservoir Canyon Trail located just off the 101 Freeway at the base of […]

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 10) – Stenner Creek Trail

Stenner Creek Trail

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with this past week’s hike.  Arleena chose for us to hike the Stenner Creek Trail; I think mostly due to being one of the closer and shorter trails on our list.  In the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains near Cal Poly, the Stenner Creek Trail is […]

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 […]

Fight Off Winter Allergies with Filtrete Air Filters + Giveaway

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The cooler months are here and that means that cold and flu season is here too!  While we can’t always protect our kids from germs at school, there are many things we can do to help reduce bacteria and viruses from the air our family is breathing in our home.  Have you heard of the […]

Go Dirty with Dirty Girl Mud Runs

Dirty Girl Mud Run After Picture

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post made possible by Go Dirty Girl.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I had the privilege of running my first mud run earlier this month.   Who is Dirty Girl? Dirty Girl is the nation’s largest women’s-only mud run. It’s a non-competitive, un-timed 5K muddy obstacle course that’s open to […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 1)

Week 1 Avila Ridge

The other day I found myself writing about how much I love it where I live here on the Central Coast, but then I realized that I really haven’t truly explored the area.  Granted it wasn’t until my twins were in 1st grade (this year) and attending school for full days that I felt like […]

Brighten Up Your Child’s Smile This Halloween with Firefly Toothbrushes

Firefly Ready Go Toothbrushes - Product Shot - July 2013

Halloween is just a few days and that means our kids are gonna be eating a LOT of candy!  With lots of candy eating comes teeth that will need to be brushed for the correct amount of time so that plaque and bacteria is removed properly.  The New FireFly® Ready Go Brush™ is the perfect tool for kids […]

Taking the GoodNites Underwear Challenge with an Undercover Mission

Bed Wetting Child

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Bedwetting is a real thing that some children struggle with.  It can be challenging for both the child and the parent, especially if it isn’t really understood as to why it’s happening.  Bedwetting is actually a […]