California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

4 Reasons to Consider Renting a Cabin for Your Next Vacation


When you think about your next vacation destination, a cabin in the woods may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But perhaps it should be. Vacation cabin rentals can be a luxurious option for those wishing to enjoy the beauty of nature while maintaining the comforts that come with a high-end destination […]

Family Holiday in Mauritius

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The following is a post contributed by site supporters of The Mommy-Files. Image courtesy of Thomson. Family Holiday in Mauritius With spring just around the corner, you may already be wondering as to where you and your family can enjoy a much-needed holiday. If you are in the mood for a relaxed atmosphere, a tropical […]

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 […]