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Pamper Yourself for the Holidays with an HD Beauty Facial

I received incentives to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.HDBeautyFacial

Hey everybody, happy holidays! I know I’m generally all about the DIY stuff, but today I’m going to talk to you about something that’s extremely important during the busy, crazy, hectic holiday season – taking care of yourself! I took one for the team and went out and got an HD Beauty Facial in order to get the lowdown on the best place to get a facial in San Diego. Believe me when I say, this was actually a pretty hard assignment! (more…)

Support Fire Safety with the San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run

I received incentives to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.FireRunOk, I generally don’t like to run unless I’m being chased by something unruly, but I’m always down to support a good cause. And the San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run is definitely a good cause! If you’ll be in San Diego at the beginning of October, I invite you to join me in this run! (more…)

Check out the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge this Labor Day Weekend

I received incentives to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.image1What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend? I know what my family will be doing! The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge is returning to San Diego for its fifth year as one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions! And this family-friendly extravaganza offers a wonderful array of activities for guests of all ages. (more…)

Stylish Sun Safety with Babiators

Babiators provided me with the information and product samples for this post, however all opinions are my own.

Is your family ready for summer? I’m super excited for the longer days and fun in the sun, but not so excited about what the sun can do to my daughter with its damaging rays. Although children’s eyes are more sensitive to the sun than adults, they actually receive 3X more sun exposure each year. Kids need real protection to keep their eyes safe from UV damage, and Babiators offer that protection. (more…)

Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce with ALDI

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you all how excited I was that ALDI has arrived to Southern California. I got so many great things at such great prices! In addition to the many staple items that I use on a daily and/or weekly basis, I got many of my favorite fresh foods for summer. Today, I want to share a special meal I made with high-quality ALDI ingredients, featuring my delicious homemade pepper jack cheese sauce! (more…)

Enjoy Milk Again – with a2 Milk®

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Enjoying milk and cookies has always been a tradition in my family, but both my daughter and I often experience tummy troubles when eating and drinking dairy. That definitely makes it a problem to enjoy this special treat! However, with a2 Milk® we can enjoy my favorite cookie recipe – bacon chocolate chip cookies – without the discomfort. (more…)

ALDI Comes to Southern California!

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

For a while now, I’ve been hearing about this grocery chain called ALDI – mainly that they sell really good quality meat for really low prices. I saw Pinterest posts, Facebook posts, and news articles all about how great this grocery store was, but I’d never actually been to one! So you can imagine how excited I was when I found out ALDI was coming to Southern California! (more…)

Get Your Home “Company Ready” – with Kids! – with BISSELL Big Green Rental


It’s summer time, and it’s my very favorite time for entertaining! BUT – with a toddler and 3 dogs, it’s hard to keep my home “company ready” – ya know what I mean? Between spilled milk, juice stains, and muddy paws, my carpet is a complete mess! Definitely not something I want my visitors to see. So I decided to put some carpet cleaners to the test, and see what would work best to keep my home “company ready” – with kids! (more…)

Journeying through “Amazinghood” with Dreft

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Dreft. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
Have you ever noticed how the older you get, the faster time seems to fly by? I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but I’m aware of it now more than ever as I watch my daughter get bigger by the day. It seriously seems like just a few months ago that I was pregnant with my daughter, getting everything ready for the “big day.” I remember a big part of prep was washing all of her new clothes with Dreft. (more…)

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