• 2019,  California,  Food,  Friends,  Musings,  San Diego

    Cali Girl Does San Diego: Girls Long Weekend

    Four days in sunny SD bliss! Lil had to head down to SD for a wedding, so she asked if I wanted to make a fun weekend out of it. Uh, yeah, duh! Then I invited Monique too, so it became round two of our Disneyland trip in March for my birthday. I crowdsourced FB for recommendations and everyone came in clutch. I saved all the reccos in my Yelp Stay Classy SD collection of places to visit, things to do, and places to eat! I thought I’d share what and where we ate but also places we visited: Snooze, An A.M. Eatery – breakfast pot pie and coffeeSan Diego…

  • 2019

    Musings: International Women’s Day

    I see you. I appreciate you. I value you. Tell yourself this every damn day. Tell your daughters this. Tell your friends this. Tell your mother’s this. Tell EVERY woman in your life this. Especially, YOU men out there! This day goes beyond my lady tribe, but I can’t write this post without shouting out my love for my unbiological sisters. This last year was hard, to say the least. My lady tribe stepped in and supported and loved me when I couldn’t even ask for it. They threw me a surprise break-up party to celebrate ME, they were available for me day and night, and they empowered me to…

  • Musings

    Musings: Celebrate Life…with Some Glitter

    When your girlfriend is officially cancer free, you celebrate. You celebrate with class, which obviously means glitter! Duh! There are some rules about what determines a person to be Cancer Free, so please be cognizant of what it actually means. Kelly, our superhero, has undergone rounds of chemo, radiation, and way too many hospital visits/stays to recount. But as of the beginning of the month, she told us she no longer needed Chemo and that she did not have any cancer in her body! We all were so emotional and full of happiness for her. To say one is cancer free, I believe you have to hit the five year…

  • Musings

    Sprinkle Baby C // Animal, Woodsy, Fox Theme

    A Gender Reveal, a Sprinkle, a Babymoon, a Push Present… …all this new age bull-shit! I mean really, these new terms deemed necessary for new (or not-new) Mom’s is getting crazy. Consumerism has created a culture of craziness. That being said, I’m totally immersed in it, even though I’ve never birthed a child. Most of my friends have and are already starting on their second (or third, or fourth) child. Everything evolves, I get it. Best thing to date is my Mom still asking my Dad for back dated push presents for my sister and I! HAHA, every birthday she mentions it to him! I’m not mad at anyone, I…

  • Musings

    Musings: Woe is 33

    Or Me! Life at 33…is about the same as life at 32 😉 I’d love to sit here and tell you how amazing and exciting my birthday weekend was, but it really wasn’t. Please don’t mistake this for me being upset or sad about my birthday, AT ALL! I must preface with, I’ve celebrated my birthday in larger fashion for most of the last two decades. This is honestly the first year I didn’t do anything on what I’d deem a larger scale – no wine tasting trip, no trip to AZ, not even a night out at a club with dinner.  Birthday eve was a nice little girls night…

  • Musings

    New Year, New Adventures

    Ending 2015 with a grateful heart champs and starting 2016 cursing the champs! Normally, my entire family gets together for the first day of the year. But this year they all decided to travel…all to the same city, apparently! HAHA! This means that we were left to our own devices. It felt really odd, because my family has a party every holiday and we just didn’t this year…out of nowhere. So, knowing that, I planned a fun little day trip to the City (San Francisco, for those that don’t use this lingo) for J and I. Eater SF and Yelp were awesome in helping me plan a few activities for…

  • 2015,  California,  Christmas,  Christmas,  Family,  Food,  Holidays,  Musings,  Napa,  Sacramento,  Traditions

    …and Like That It’s Over!

    Christmas has come and gone… …just like that. If you remember correctly, I was trying to find my Christmas spirit on Christmas Eve. Shortly after I wrote/posted that, it started to sink in and magically I began to start feeling more in the spirit. Maybe it was just saying it out loud (well, really writing it) that made snap out of it. Maybe the super relaxing pedicure that was pure bliss also helped. But by Christmas Eve I was in the full Christmas spirit and ready for all the celebrations ahead. Christmas Eve w/ J’s family. This long weekend was exactly what I needed. Family time. Family time. Friend time. Lets just say 3.5 days was not…

  • Musings

    Girls Night – A Year in Review {2015}

    Our Girls Nights > Yours That sounds a little cocky, but I believe it. On Thursday night, after everyone had left besides Care and the Lovebug, I sat on the couch watching him jump around and felt a cloud of happiness and contentment settle over me. I absolutely LOVE hosting December girls night. It forces me to have my decorating done the weekend after Thanksgiving, because I know all the girls will be over. But this is also my favorite time of the year and I love to see so many amazing humans in my house, happy, loud, and laughing! I thought I’d take a look back at the last…

  • Musings

    Garage Sale'n

    Buy my stuff, please && thanks!! Please let me introduce the Garage Sale Queens — my Mom and her best friend, Aunt J! These two women have been best friends since high school and have cultivated a friendship that has lasted through decades, life changes, and raising families (and even a grandbaby). Aunt J had these sweaters made for all six of us girls! Ever since I was little, Aunt J, her hubs (Uncle B), and two daughters (S & K) have been family to us. So much, we call them Aunt and Uncle and make no point of even trying to explain why we look nothing alike! We’ve family…

  • Musings

    The Art of Saying YES!

    I’m pretty sure I’ve mastered it. Much to J’s displeasure, I’ve always been the girl who would join you for anything – coffee, dinner, a run, you name it, I was probably down.  Although eventually a relationship was added into the mix, the ‘Yes’ still came natural. J may strongly disagree, but I’m slowly learning to say ‘No’ to invitations. It’s hard. I wasn’t used to it. I’m getting there. It took some time to realize and adjust which priorities took precedent in my life. Trying to find a balance is always a struggle and I’m sure will always continue to be. I love trying new things AND exploring new…