Travel

Lake Tahoe in the Winter

  • March 18, 2020

My favorite summer playground is equally as wonderful in the winter. We finally got to take our kids to the snow! They have been begging us to take them all year and we were so fortunate to be able to stay at the cabin of my mom’s cousin in West Shore, Lake Tahoe (which is my favorite side of the lake!) We were also so lucky to get up there…

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Road Trip – Sedona, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park

  • March 11, 2020

Last fall we got to see two National Parks, and Sedona (which could be an NP, its so incredible) in one week. This post will look at our weeklong roadtrip to see some of the most iconic sights in America. Why Fall? Going to the Southwest in the Fall is a great option. The weather is generally much cooler, but the days are still long. We went at the end…

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Review of El Capitan Canyon – Glamping by the Beach

  • January 20, 2020
el capitan canyon

If you live in California and are looking for a fun, unique “glamping” experience near the beach, El Capitan Canyon is a great family-friendly vacation spot to “Glamp.” For those not familiar with the term – Glamping is enjoying all the benefits of camping (firepits, roasting marshmallows, being outside!) with a more glamorous setting (bathroom inside! Bed! Linens! Heat!) We recently spent three days at El Capitan Canyon and loved…

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Home & Style

My 15 Favorite Kitchen Items and Three I Would Never Buy Again

  • January 18, 2020
IKEA Kitchen

Over the last 20 years of cooking for myself, and then my family, my cooking has evolved and bettered. I have also gained a lot of insight into what kitchen tools are invaluable and others that are a waste of space. Additionally, when you first begin cooking and stocking your kitchen, its hard to know what products to splurge on and what to save money on. This post includes all…

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Travel

2019 – Imagine & Go – Recap of Favorite Travel and Experiences

  • December 11, 2019

How has a year passed so quickly? I admit my blogging this year was definitely not as frequent as the years prior. I am planning to rectify that in 2020. This year started with a flood for us (eeek!) Our kitchen flooded on Christmas Eve and so the first three months of the year we spent renovating our house. You can see how our new IKEA and Semihandmade kitchen turned…

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Travel

Ultimate London Guide

  • December 3, 2019

A Full Guide to London, History, Art, Food, and Views You guys, I hope you like this post. Its the culmination of many visits over the past few years to London – one of my favorite cities. Two years ago, I wrote this post “Five Days in London” – that provides some ideas for things to do, see and eat in London, as well as day-trip ideas. It also provides…

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10 Things I Love About Spain

  • November 6, 2019

This blog post is my first foray back into blogging since we got back from our five weeks in Spain this summer. Apologies! with the chaos of school starting, working full time its been hard to write. But, I do have so much fun content to share about recent travels. I thought I would start with 10 of my favorite things about Spain. Wine If you get sticker shock at…

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Life

Life Update

  • July 2, 2019

I feel bad I haven’t updated the blog in so long! Not only have I done some fun trips over the last few months but also have made some great food! I promise I’ll get to writing those posts. Look out for a post on the Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway in Solvang, California, an updated post on what to do in London, and several fun recipes including the BEST fries EVER…

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Activities

Poppies! The Wonders of a “Superbloom”

  • May 9, 2019
Wildflowers

California is pretty boom or bust when it comes to rain. After years of drought, we have finally had a few solid years of rain, this year more than most. In Southern California when the rains have been particularly strong, something wonderful happens, a Superbloom! Superblooms happen when seeds that have lain dormant get enough moisture to grow. There are a number of places to view flowers, one is the…

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Home & Style

Lessons Learned from an IKEA and Semihandmade Kitchen Renovation

  • April 16, 2019

WHEW! We just completed a three month long IKEA kitchen renovation project that started after our dishwasher broke Christmas evening. The water from the broken valve flowed under our floating hardwood floors and went all through the downstairs. We had to get a water mitigation team out to deal with the water damage. Then we started the process of figuring out what kind of kitchen we wanted. We knew right…

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