The Ultimate Coffee Date July

Ultimate Coffee Date

Happy 4th of July everyone and welcome to the Ultimate Coffee Date.  I am going to keep this month's link up and post pretty easy and quick as I know {assume} everyone is pretty busy doing some fun weekend, holiday activities.  If you are new to our Ultimate Coffee Date my co-hosts and I welcome you.  Make sure to take some time to visit Deborah and Coco also.  Sharing is caring so leaving comments and "coffee only related posts" are encouraged.  ♥ . If we were having coffee, I would tell Continue Reading...

Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon

Napa to Sonoma Half

Running season is upon us and I  love it.  I have a bucket list of races {half marathons} I am wanting to get done this year one of them was  is the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon.  For the most obvious reason, the race ends right here in Sonoma on the plaza literally just blocks away from our house.  This is one of those races that opens for registration and instantly sells out, so getting myself a spot has been pretty much impossible and I just assumed it might never happen for me.  Someone in Continue Reading...

Summer Skin Care and Puritans Pride Giveaway

Summer Series Skin Care

I have been very MIA since my last post because we have been on Vacation!  Yes a lovely time was spent in South Lake Tahoe and we had a blast.  I have some cool pics and stories to post this week.   In the meantime, I am super excited to have the opportunity to share an awesome giveaway for one lucky reader.  A bountiful package full of products via Puritan's Pride. Summer is in full swing and it is time to take extra good care of our skin.  Moisturizing, hydrating, cleansing, Continue Reading...

Wine Country Lasagna

Wine Country Lasagna

My kids could eat pasta every night of the week {wait ... taco night is pretty high up there}.  Not only is pasta super easy and fast, it is affordable and I love having enough of it in the house to make something different as often as possible.  With all the activities the kids do, feeding them all these carbs is totally okay, they are burning them off like crazy.  Since it is like pulling teeth to get my kids to eat cooked or steamed veggies, I have to get really creative when it comes to Continue Reading...

Thank You Thank You Liebster Award

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I am never one to miss a chance for some blogging kudos, after all don't we ALL need a little pat on the back here and there?  Isn't it nice to be noticed for our passions, efforts and at the same time make some new connections?  I am super humbled to be {once again} nominated for the Liebster Award via one of my top fave bloggers Miss Cheryl.   What is the Liebster you may be asking?  Simply this ... The word Liebster is "beloved" in German.  The "award" is given to bloggers by their peers Continue Reading...

Embracing Summer Vacation

Summertime

I know we have been out of school for about two weeks, but it took this long to feel that we are officially into summer.  The confirmation from the hotel came through my email to confirm our reservation,  I then realized we REALLY were into summer AND we are going away!  So happy to be looking forward to something new, because it is not always possible or easy to get away during summer break.  We are more a "stay cation" type of family. Summer vacation how I love you ... Lazy days Kids Continue Reading...

Mango Kale Green Juice

Mango Kale

Smoothies are always so good, but something about summer and the warm weather really makes smoothie time so much more fun.  I love incorporating seasonal fruit into any "green juice" smoothie.  Here is the latest using all fresh ingredients ... Mango Kale Green Juice Ingredients 1/4 cup Fresh Cut Kale 1/4 cup Fresh Rainbow Chard 1/2 Citrus Orange 1 Banana 1/2 cup Fresh Cut Mango 16 oz HINT "unsweet" Blood Orange Water Ice [Tweet "Adding @hintwater to #greenjuice is Continue Reading...

The Ultimate Coffee Date June

Ultimate Coffee Date

Good morning welcome to another weekend of coffee and chat.  Come join us and link up your coffee related post and make sure to visit Deborah and Coco. If we were having coffee, I would tell you  that I am actually out very early this morning participating in a training run for my up-coming Napa Valley Zooma half marathon.  I am hoping to take some time off my last year's race and am looking so forward to running again this year.  If you ever get a chance to run in the Napa Valley I Continue Reading...

Top 10 Timeouts I Wish I Could Give

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The long weekend is here and I thought that doing a fun post would be just perfect.  Some light reading and hopefully some laughs.  Oh and if you find the time during your holiday travels and festivities, by all means jump on over and link up with Mama Kat.  This is one of the topics for this week ... List 10 people, places, or things you’d like to give a timeout to Drivers how won't use their turn signals!  Come on, just click the darn thing on and USE IT.  I need to know which way you are Continue Reading...

Summer Series With Puritan’s Pride Hair Care and Giveaway

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*Disclosure I received Puritan's Pride products in return for my honest opinion and review, all enthusiasm is my own ♥ With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, we are approaching summer pretty quickly and what better way to kick it off then with a super awesome series and giveaways.   Join myself and fellow bloggers Brie, Deborah and Laura for the next THREE months as we bring you the #SummerSeries.   This month is all about hair care.  Whether we have locks of curls or our hair is Continue Reading...