Santa Barbara, California Day Trip

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 In late November I took a little Mother/Daughter getaway trip with my mom, sisters and baby niece. We had such a relaxing trip to Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. We were in Santa Barbara for the day and then made our way to Solvang about 45 minutes away where we stayed. I’ll be sharing Solvang photos and details in another post.

Santa Barbara is always a beautiful place to visit, and I had not been back for almost three years since my wedding. My wedding post is here if you’d like to see some photos!

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Where & What to Eat in Portland, Oregon

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Let me tell you something about my husband and I. One of our favorite things to do on vacation is eat. We went to Portland, Oregon on vacation, and I just have to share with you all of the food we ate and where we got it.

Portland is a total food town. There are so many places to check out, and what I loved the most is how each restaurant whether big or small had its own style, creativity and soul.

Consider this your personal guide to what to eat in Portland, Oregon and where to get it! Continue reading “Where & What to Eat in Portland, Oregon”

Anaheim, California: The Packing House and Downtown Disney

Luckily for me, my husband Tommy is also a total foodie! We love checking out new places to eat together.

  We live in Southern California, and this weekend we decided to check out the Anaheim Packing House! Continue reading “Anaheim, California: The Packing House and Downtown Disney”

Lake Arrowhead, California

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 A few weeks ago I headed up to Lake Arrowhead with my husband, our good friends and their adorable baby boy for the day.

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 I just wanted to take time to share some of our photos from that day. I also want to thank you for coming here and reading my blog. It means a lot to me!

I have been on vacation from work for the past week, and thought that I would be posting soooooo many recipes, but I haven’t. I have been spending lots of time with my family, sleeping in with my husband (he is on vacation too, yay!), watching way too much Mindy Project on Hulu and enjoying the last of the holiday festivities…

But I miss my blog. And I miss posting recipes.

And I am getting right back to it. 🙂

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Apple Picking in Oak Glen, California

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  Today felt like a real fall day in Southern California.

Not only was the weather NOT in the 90’s finally, but I also went apple picking for the first time with my family. We visited Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen and dived right into all things apple and all things fall. I mean, I even got to wear my favorite boots, so you know it was a good day.

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Those are my mom’s hands and some of the first apples we got. The varieties they had available were: Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Rome Beauty and Golden Delicious. I may be forgetting one or two.   Continue reading “Apple Picking in Oak Glen, California”

Baja California, Mexico (sneak peek)

DSCN0983This weekend my husband and I took a spontaneous trip to Baja California, Mexico with his parents and some friends of theirs. We stayed in Puerto Nuevo and visited the Ruta del Vino (Wine Route) in El Valle De Guadalupe. Mexico is so beautiful and has so much to offer. It was a wonderful weekend, and I took a million photos. Here are a couple for now, but I will post about the trip in more detail as soon as I can! Take in the beauty that is Mexico.

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Seattle Trip: Part 1

Seattle, Washington, I love you.

Let’s rewind… I visited Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Colombia for the first time with my husband, Tommy, and my younger sister, Dani, this year! Loved, loved, loved it! We were there at the end of January 2014.

So since my blog is new, I will be adding a few travel posts from trips I have taken recently.

My husband and I have the travel bug. We love to get out and see new places every chance we get, even though I have a mini breakdown pretty much every time I have to pack. Sorry hubby. I don’t know what it is about me, but I am never prepared in advance. Sometimes (most of the time) I procrastinate, but then sometimes I think I have everything I need, and I think I will just put it all in my suitcase and go no problem. BUTTT NO. Next thing I know it’s 2 AM the night before we leave, and I am exhausted, and I want to give up, and… well it gets done okay?

Currently I am in love with exploring the US. There is so much to see here in our beautiful country.

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Here I am with my husband at Pike Place Market, this iconic place was our first stop. We were bundled up because it was chilly and drizzling a little. I’m so glad it rained a little bit, because when I think of Seattle I picture it cold, and I picture rain, and that is exactly what I got to see when we arrived. Continue reading “Seattle Trip: Part 1”