Desert Road Trip Itinerary

Desert Road Trip Itinerary

Each year my husband and I try and take a road trip to visit some National Parks and other natural wonders. Last year, we took a California Road Trip and visited Sequoia National Park to see the giant Redwood Trees, and we also went to Napa/ Sonoma, San Francisco, Carmel, and Big Sur Beaches. This year we wanted to do more of a National Parks trip with a definite stop at some of Utah’s National Parks.

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Cocktail Floats

 Cocktail Floats

Well, that was fast. It seems like summer just started, and now we are in the final days before the air starts to feels crisp and the leaves change color. But, before summer ends, how about a new twist on classic cocktails to try as a sort of ‘farewell to summer’ with a  nod to a childhood favorite- the Ice Cream Coke Float. The twist is instead of ice cream we are using sorbet, and instead of soda we are using liquor!

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Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast Popsicles

I’m a breakfast eater. It is definitely one meal I do not skip.  For a lot of people, though, this is often a meal that is skipped for various reasons; lack of appetite, lack of time, convenience. My go-to breakfast is usually something light, lots of protein, and some fruit, but a breakfast popsicle is a new one for me!

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Orange County Fair 2015

Orange County Fair

Each year the husband and I take our annual trip to the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa. Bring on the crazy food, farm animals, freak shows, rides and overpriced carnival games! Continue reading

Weekend Getaway: Sparrows Lodge, Palm Springs CA

Sparrows Lodge

Last weekend the husband and I decided to take a weekend getaway. We had both been out of town separately and wanted to getaway together. We had our hearts set on Palm Springs, but we wanted to try somewhere “new to us”. So, the Sparrows Lodge it was!

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Texas Road Trip, Part 2

Texas Road Trip, Part 2

continued from Texas Road Trip, Part 1

Next up on our road trip around the Texas Hill Country was a quick stop in Luckenbach, a night in Fredericksburg, and an afternoon in Gruene on the drive back to Houston.

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Texas Road Trip, Part 1

Texas Road Trip, Part 1

Texas is full of hidden gems; you just have to know where to look. The best gem of them all ( in my opinion ) is the loop around the Texas Hill Country- central Texas, small towns, big cities, historical sites, and good old Texas nostalgia.

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DIY Faux Coral Candlestick Holders

DIY Faux Coral

Coral can be pricey, but here is a great alternative that looks and feels exactly the same! And did I mention- super easy? Continue reading

Malibu Wine Safari

Malibu Wine Safari

As a second birthday celebration my husband took me on a Malibu Wine Safari. Animals- check, open top safari van rides- check, wine tasting- check, lunch and views- check check.

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DIY Pillow Box Party Favors

DIY Party Favors

Every party needs party favors. Anytime we have a party or a get-together, I like to make sure each of our guests gets to take a little something home with them. And your friends like it, too.

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