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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…)

DIY Pumpkin Vase with ProFlowers

I received product from ProFlowers to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.DIY-pumpkin-vase

It’s almost #Halloween – my favorite time of year! I love all the beautiful fall colors, and I especially love pumpkins. So why not combine these two things into a DIY pumpkin vase with gorgeous flowers from ProFlowers? (more…)

Maple Dijon Chicken with Foster Farms® Simply Raised

Tracking PixelI received product and compensation from Foster Farms® to create this post. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own.


Since my daughter started transitioning from formula to solids, I’ve been really vigilant about what she eats. I’m all about buying the most natural foods possible for her to try out, and in the process of feeding her this way I’ve been eating a lot healthier too. We love eating local foods, including fruits and vegetables from our local farmer’s market, and Foster Farms® fresh chicken products sold in California, which are locally grown in California. (more…)

Learning through Discovery with VTech Toys

I received product from VTech to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.


Christmas came a little early at our house, when VTech sent us a box of toys for my daughter to “test.” I was so excited to get these toys, because they’re designed to grow with your child. Pretty much all of their toys accommodate a 2-3 year age range (i.e. for ages 9-36 months), and they the needs of your child at each developmental milestone. (more…)

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