WHEN IN SANTA MONICA: 5 THINGS TO DO

Okay, I’ll admit it. I am probably the worst so-called “blogger” there is.

But, you know what? LIFE sometimes gets in the way. And if I am being completely honest, this past year has been a doozy. LOTS of life changes, most of them for the good thankfully, but it did affect my whole blogging journey. Luckily, I am finally in a position where I can restart this whole journey yet again.

I am really excited for what is to come, and I hope you are too! But it wouldn’t be possible without YOU. I just want to thank you for reading and all the continued support. Seriously, thank you!

Now, let’s talk about SANTA MONICA. Read more

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