Have you ever went skating with a two-year-old? No, this is not a joke I’m really asking. IT IS HARD. Especially when your toddler thinks she is Nancy Kerrigan and wants to take off on the ice with no assistance (insert palm to face emoji here). I am only bringing this up because the girls and I recently went to ICE at Santa Monica and, minus the tiny Kerrigan situation, we actually had a great time! Read more
Kindness. Respect. Compassion.
These are the qualities I hope to instill most in my children.
Of course, I also want them to be strong, fierce, independent women but what would they be without kindness, respect and compassion? Read more
I know, I know. It barely turns November and we are already talking about the holidays (insert eye roll and palm to face.) Normally I would be right there with you BUT, for the first time, I am really excited/proud that I am ahead of the Holiday game! This is all thanks to Basic Invite. Read more
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
Summer is in full swing and the girls and I have been busy, busy, busy! It feels as though not a day has gone by that we haven’t had something to do. Whether at the beach or poolside, we have tried to soak up all that summer time has to offer. Read more
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
Okay, so I have a confession, I am obsessed with skin care. Read more
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
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