HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES IN DOWNTOWN SANTA MONICA 2018

ice skating

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

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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

 

garden grove

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