California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event

#JustAddStrawberries #California #Travel #spon

A little less than a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 365 Days of California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event with a group of other bloggers.  I love that my family and I were able to drive to and participate in the event.  One of my favorite things about living on the […]

Jingle All the Way 2 Movie Set Visit with the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders


I hope you’re ready to talk Christmas time, because I have something you’ll want to hear about! Wait, I know it’s not even Easter and please put that shoe down you’re ready to throw at me! The Mommy Files was kind enough to send me in her place to gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia to check […]

Central Coast: Wine Tasting at Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

#Winetasting #centralcoast #KelseyWinery

One of my favorite wineries on the Central Coast is the Kelsey Winery.  Frank, myself and a few of my girlfriends went wine tasting at Kelsey Winery for the first time last year and I fell in love with it.  We’ve even back a few other times since – bringing friends who have visited the […]

Moo La La Consignment Sale is Happening on the Central Coast This Weekend


I love to save money, but I also like to get quality items for the money I do spend.  When it comes to selling (or even buying), I love to consign!  I am so lucky to have the Moo La La Boutique here on the Central Coast!  It’s a great event where members of the community sell […]

Fitness Blogger Meet & Tweet

#FitBlogLA #Fitness #Blogger

Last year, I was invited to attend Fit Blog LA.  Let me tell you – I had so much fun!  Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I also had the opportunity to learn about health and fitness and take home some pretty awesome goodies with me! The Meet & Tweet […]

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 […]

Visit Gulf County, Florida + Fun Spring Contest

Gulf County Florida

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you like to travel?  Are you planning a trip to Florida anytime soon?  Let me introduce you to Gulf County, located in the Northwestern part of Florida.  Gulf County boasts 43 miles of […]

Hiring Private Transportation In Cities

#Limos #Chicago #spon

A special occasion should be celebrated with a private transportation service. High school students and professional executives can benefit from riding in luxurious limousines. Teenagers often arrive at proms and school dances in modern stretched out limousines. Similarly, a group of young adults may want to have a party on wheels while riding in a […]

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 […]

Taking a Family Daycation to Six Flags Magic Mountain with the 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE

#SiennaDiaries #Travel #daycation #familytravel #spon

Over the past few months, I have LOVED driving the 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE…and my family has loved riding in it too!  Family road trips, travel and running errands have become fun rather than annoying and boring.  This is both for the kids and us as parents!  In fact, we decided one weekend to take […]

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 […]

2014 Toyota Sienna XLE is Easy to Access + Mom Approved #SiennaDiaries

#SiennaDiaries #travel #spon

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to test-drive the 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE.  I am going to be blatant and honest with you.  I love it!  I would love to own one someday!  It is so easy and comfortable to drive.  Not to mention the fact that it holds all 6 […]

20 Simple Tips for the First Time Cruiser

#travel #cruising

This past summer, I had the opportunity to go on my very first cruise ever!  It was not only my first time on a cruise, but my first cruise with Frank as a couple and my first time on a Carnival Cruise.  It was so much fun!  In fact, I was ready to start planning […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Downy + Tuck In. Turn Off. Live Event in LA

#spon #Downy #TuckInTurnOff #health

We all hear about how getting a good night’s sleep is so important for each of us.  It not only affects our health, but also affects our emotions and how we handle tasks and challenges throughout the day.  I must admit that I am not one who is very good at getting a good night’s […]

Get the Most Out of Your Vacation Without Spending Time Searching for Good Food

#spon #foodie #vacation #travel

Going Out to Eat When you go on vacation, you want to be able to be close to everything that you need. If you don’t need to leave your hotel to go to dinner, you know that you are going to get good food without having to waste time looking for it. This gives you […]