STAYCATION AT THE GREAT WOLF LODGE

 

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This year for Hayden’s birthday she had a few choices: 1. have a pool party with her friends, 2. get a room at the Disneyland Hotel and spend the day at the park, or 3. stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. Well before I had even finished the last option she had already made up her mind.

I know what some of you parents are thinking, Great Wolf What?? Believe me, I had no idea this place existed before my cousin brought it up. I was left unimpressed even when I googled “Great Wolf Lodge.” It looked like nothing more than your average hotel and indoor waterpark; nothing spectacular. But that’s what baby wanted, so that’s what she was going to get. Luckily, my opinion went out the door as soon as we walked into the hotel lobby.

So what changed my mind??

Well, let me tell you… Read more

A GUIDE TO THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN LA FOR FREE

 Los Angeles and free are not two words that you often hear in the same sentence. Especially considering that LA is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. But I am here to tell you that it is totally possible to explore this city for FREE! From the most prestigious museums to the most beautiful beaches, there are a TON of sights and activities that can be done without costing you an arm and a leg.

Here is a guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles for free!  Read more

CURRENTLY: MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM SHOPS

In Los Angeles, we take our ice cream very seriously. With just one quick Yelp search you’ll quickly understand what I am talking about. From more classic spots like Yogurtland and Baskin-Robbins to more new and artisanal shops like Salt and Straw, finding a good ice cream spot in LA isn’t the easiest of tasks. That is why I have rounded up my current favorite ice cream shops for when you’re in a mood for that perfect sweet treat! Read more

2017 IN REVIEW

This post should have been published a lot sooner but for various reasons (which I will soon explain) I am just now getting around to it. Honestly, I debated writing this post at all but now, in a sense, I  find it therapeutic. 2017 was filled with a lot of ups and downs and was one of the most difficult years for me.  But after going through all the photos from this past year and reliving some memories, I felt it important to share. Nowadays, especially with social media, it’s easy to think that everyone has their life together. But in reality that isn’t always the truth. Case and point: my life. Yes, I am very fortunate and have so many things to be thankful for but my life is far from perfect. And you know what? That’s okay.  And while I enjoy sharing the fun and exciting moments in my life I feel it also necessary to talk about the not so good times.

So with that being said, here are all the ups and downs of 2017… Read more

A VISIT TO THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL

I really don’t know why I didn’t write this post sooner!

A few months ago I finally had the chance to take Hayden somewhere she has been dying to go, The Beverly Hills Hotel. A weird request for a 6-year-old, right? Well, if you know Hayden, it really wasn’t. She is a budding movie buff and ever since watching Troop Beverly Hills she just had to go. So one day when we found ourselves in the area with nothing to do, I figured what better time to visit. Thanks to the help of my BFF, who just so happens to work there, I was able to make one of Hayden’s little dreams come true! Read more

A SERIOUS CRUSH ON PINKBLUSH

Believe me when I say I am no fashionista or style guru. In fact, as I write this I am in grey sweats and an over-sized sweater. Don’t get me wrong, I love shoes and clothes as much as the next girl but comfort and ease take priority in my life. Plus, with the holidays coming up I don’t necessarily have the extra funds to spend just on my closet.  Luckily, I may have found the perfect solution to my fashion dilemma. Read more

HOW TO GET OUT OF A RUT

 

I have been totally dropped the ball.  My social posts have dwindled and I can’t remember the last time I wrote a decent post. Especially considering I have my very own site now (insert palm to face emoji.) Granted there has been a lot going on in my life (a big move and even a new job) but I feel like I could have done a better job of staying focused on this dream of mine. Read more