Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

The Napa Valley is the newest home for Grocery Outlet and last week I was able to attend the grand opening.  As a mom who believes in feeding her family the healthiest way possible, using fresh ingredients and sticking to a budget, the Grocery Outlet is a for sure place to find what I need.  I was pleasantly surprised to see familiar name brand products at such discounted prices.  I was very happy to see that Grocery Outlet has a NOSH program.  This is all about Natural, Organic, Specialty and Health items and food.  I can shop my healthy options for meals and for the house at great prices. I found some Foster Farms split bone in chicken breasts and thought of a great dinner idea for the family. Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 45 minutes 4…  Read More…

Grocery Outlet Napa Valley Grand Opening

Big news!  Grocery Outlet has arrived and has a new home in the Napa Valley.  I will be totally honest with you, I have never stepped foot in a {GO} before and was invited to visit this new one.  I was immediately intrigued and had to go check it out.  I had questions because I really didn’t understand the concept, was it a warehouse or did you need a membership?  Were you to buy items in bulk? Not at all, in fact just the opposite.  Grocery Outlet is not a warehouse and no you do not have to buy in bulk.  Just a regular grocery store with lower prices.  The  Napa Valley location is large and open with all the items and products placed neatly and easy to see and find.  I was greeted by friendly staff and walked through the doors with my eyes wide open and my mouth…  Read More…

2016 Running Calendar and Discount Codes

It’s time to start getting ready for running season and organize the calendar.  As an ambassador for these races, I am happy to share discount codes. REPRESENT RUNNING This is a three {3} event series, called Run The Bay Challenge Series.   If you decide, you may register for three different races {the complete series} OR you can just run whichever you prefer.  Here is the good news, you can do this remotely if you are not in the area or able to attend. Listed here … The San Jose 408k Race to the Row, March 6th, 2016 Across The Bay 12k & 415k, July 10th, 2016 Let’s Go 510! The East Bay’s 10k, October, 2016 Code: REPRESENT2016LB Beat the #408k price increase and register now before {1/25}   THE SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON   This race has enough options for any runner … First Half Marathon Second Half Marathon Full…  Read More…

The Ultimate Coffee Date 2016 #1

Hello, good morning and Happy New Year!  Oh my goodness, we are here for another coffee date AND it’s 2016.  Welcome if you are new and hello again to those who are back for more coffee chat.  So if you are new, here is how this works … Every FIRST Saturday of each month {if you calendar your blogging this is great to add} Follow your three co-hosts {myself, Deborah and Coco} Tweet the #UltimateCoffeeDate Comment and share on the blog Please use the badge on either your side bar or in your coffee related post Link coffee related posts only Have fun, check out other bloggers Be yourself, we don’t judge ♥ If we were having coffee, I would share with you  that I am really loving the new look of my blog.  It has inspired me to really want to stay consistent with writing.  I just love it….  Read More…

The Ultimate Coffee Date June

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 suggest you do so.  What a fabulous place to spend a long weekend, eat amazing food, drink fabulous wine and run. If we were having coffee, I would tell you  that the kids are officially out of school and summer vacation is on.  We have our vacation planned and can’t wait to spend some time in…  Read More…

Napa Valley Turkey Trot and Lot’s Of Rain

The 2nd Annual Napa Valley Turkey Trot was this past weekend.  Faith and I have been so looking forward to running this race again for our second time.  A beautiful morning in the Napa Valley, the cool crisp,  late Fall air and the sun coming up and shining down on us as we run 3.2 miles.  WAIT … what?  Hold on, let’s back this up. If you live hear or have been paying attention to our California rain situation, you would know that we are in dire need of water and a good hearty rain season.  Did we think that on the day we were to get up early and head out for this event, that it would be that particular day the good graces of mother nature would pour down on us?  {Literally}. Well, she did.  Waking at 5:3o a.m. to make coffee, I stared out the window trying…  Read More…

The Zooma Napa Valley Half Marathon Is Back 2015

  I have some exciting news to share this morning!  The Zooma Women’s Race Series  is back in Napa Valley  and I could not be more excited.  Last year was the inaugural year for this race and it was such a huge success, they are doing this again.  I had the opportunity to be a race ambassador  last year and had an amazing time.  I was working with other great women {fellow ambassadors}, I was training hard, meeting new people and just enjoying and embracing being a runner.  I had low expectations for myself as it was my first half marathon, but to my surprise {and my hubby’s}, I actually did pretty well. The race date this year is June 20th, 2015  and you have the options running a 10k or half marathon.  This makes for an amazing get away weekend with girlfriends.  Napa Valley has so much to offer,…  Read More…

Napa Valley Turkey Trot 2014

It’s back and it’s in the wine country.  The 2nd Annual Napa Valley Turkey Trot.   So excited, I loved running this 5k with daughter last year.  It is located at the Napa Valley College.  The route is great, just enough flat, with a touch of hills and slope {not too many}.   Last year they had walkers, runners, strollers and dogs.  Everyone is welcome to join in and the morning is full of great energy. The Turkey Trot and Salvation Army work together to feed 100 Napa families {or more}.  This run is not only fun, but a great way to support around holiday season.  Families and runners can donate turkeys and/or food for the drive. The event is Saturday, November 22, 2014 and there is a discount code you can use for $5 off your registration TROTTER So are you going to be heading out for the Turkey Trot? Have…  Read More…

The Wicked Wine Run Is Here

Well holly running and wine, how on earth have I never heard of this before …. The Wicked Wine Run!  Yep, there is such an event and one is located right in the Napa Valley {as it should be}.  I was able to meet Anthony last week while running the Dionysus 5k here in Napa {more on that later} and through him, I found out about this totally awesome run. It is a fun 5k that starts in the late afternoon and has everything from costumes {optional} live music, food and WINE!  Hello!  You have two options to pick from … A 5k Wine Run with celebratory wine at the finish line OR A 1K Tasting Walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the route … move over sports drinks, the wine is taking over. OR pick both options Grab your friends and come on out to join us this…  Read More…

Napa Valley Zooma and My First Half Marathon

It is official …. I am a Half Marathoner!  I can actually call myself a “runner“.  Well okay, I have been a runner, only I guess my head never let me believe it until I completed something as big as a half or full marathon.  This past weekend I ran the Zooma Womens’ Race Series Half Marathon here in Napa Valley, CA.  This was the inaugural race for Napa and is actually right in my own back yard {I live in Sonoma}. I could not have been more excited when Zooma had notified me that I was one of the women who would be an ambassador for their race series.  The experience has been awesome, they take care of their runners and have a great time doing it.  The support is amazing, the other ambassadors are wonderful and the brands they work with are just superb. The race morning had…  Read More…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...