I know you’ve all been dying to hear about our recent trip to Disneyland. Sorry to keep you waiting, but this past week was insane! I swear, it felt like we tried to pack an entire summer into 8 days. We hit up Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, had my sister and her family over for game night and went to my moms for a family BBQ and swimming. Not to mention dance classes, preschool and work too! I don’t know how I survived, but I think still being on a Disney high helped.Continue Reading
We’re going to Disneyland tomorrow! Ahhh! I can hardly contain my excitement for this. I haven’t been to Disneyland in probably 8 years, and I cannot wait! This will be our first “family trip” too! Abbey’s about to be 4, so we figured it was time to take the plunge. We had talks about doing it last year, but we decided to wait another year to be sure she’d really enjoy it and that we could get our money’s worth out of the deal.
Last Friday we went to LEGOLAND California for the first time! You can read all about that trip and see all our photos here. It was so fun – the kids had an absolute BLAST! Abbey was so excited and had been talking about the BRAND NEW LEGO Friends Heartlake City area. Abbey is a HUGE LEGO Friends fan and her little eyes lit up when we got there! It’s so rewarding to see pure joy just pour out of your child! It makes everything you do for them so worth it!Continue Reading
This past weekend we had an amazing opportunity to get to go to LEGOLAND California for the day. I had only ever been once before, for about 2 hours – I used to date someone who worked in the park and he invited me for lunch and a tour of his offices. I wandered around for an hour or so in Miniland USA before I felt awkward without any children, and I went home. Now that I have kids of my own, I was excited to go back and do it for real this time. Spoiler Alert? LEGOLAND is HUGE!Continue Reading
It’s AVOCADO season here in California, which means the stores are stocked to the brim with fresh, ripe, creamy California Avocados for next to nothing. I mean, sure we have avocado year round, but now is the time when you can get them for like 50 cents each, which is pretty dang cheap and begs to answer the question “What are you going to make today?”. Usually my go to is guacamole, or a turkey sandwich piled high, but I wanted something a little more sinful for my avocado craving and so I went with with California Chili Fries!Continue Reading
It seems as if lately this blog has taken on a life of it’s own and my down to earth personal voice has sort of been lost inside my job. On one hand I am so excited that my blog is becoming a part time job and I am making some decent money, but I also get bummed that it’s not the same as it was in the very beginning, before people were paying me for my creativity and my unique consumer voice.
I try to only share products that my family actually uses – presently, or previously – and stuff that I really believe in, but sometimes I feel that the whole “for profit blogger” comes out more than that “mom on a mission blogger” as of late. I mean, I get it, this is my job, I have to do this, but I want to also reflect on the behind the blog portion of our lives too.
Ya know, just in case you cared.
So, I think when the house gets quiet, and my brain gets loud, it will be time to reflect on what we’ve been up to lately, and share it with all of you guys. You’re the reason I am still here, after all. You’re the reason this blog ever became anything, so I wholeheartedly thank each and every one of you (and you should leave me a comment after reading, so I know you exist too!)
So here’s what we’ve been up to lately…Continue Reading