Be Californian Buy California Grown

Thank you to California Grown for encouraging me to connect with California growers and encouraging California consumers to “Choose California Grown” when they can. I buy most of our produce from our local farmers market. Ever since I’ve made an effort to buy locally, I’ve gained knowledge of the different seasonal items that are available […]

Holiday Magic – Main Street at Disneyland

I hope this post will get you into the Christmas spirit….. Let the {holiday} memories begin. Being surrounded by so many Christmas lights can cheer me up any day. I’m feeling the holiday magic very early this year.  I’ve been feeling it since mid-November. I can’t help it. Do you remember how Christmas makes you […]

Will Travel For Pies – Thanksgiving (Part 2)

Black Friday turned out to be “Buy Nothing Friday” for me. I’ve done the crazy bargain hunting and shopping before. When I lived in San Diego, I used to do Thanksgiving Day midnight shopping at the Carlsbad Factory Outlets. It was a crazy shopping experience. I remember standing in line for 15 minutes to get […]

Day of Thanks

Our day of thanks was filled with time spent with family. A day filled with moments of reflection for everything we are thankful for. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for my husband and our home. I am thankful for my friends and family. I am thankful to have a blessed life […]

The Holidays Are Here

The mood is jolly around here. Chris and I are starting our Thanksgiving celebration & preparation today. I’m baking and getting ready for tomorrow while Chris just called and reserved his two pies 🙂 We have three Thanksgiving party to go to, same as last year. One for lunch and two around dinner time. It’s going […]

Rainy Hike & Soup Recipe

I was excited to be outdoors again today. It has been a chilly week and I’ve been a hermit. I get cold easily so when Chris said he was feeling cold (he usually runs hot), you can bet that I was freezing. Ok, not really freezing. That’s just the drama queen coming out of me. […]

Fiesta Quinoa Salad with Beans

I found a huge bag of brown rice in our pantry recently. I usually mark large packages of food items (usually items bought from Costco) with the purchase date on the front. It’s for my own curiosity and some sort of tracking on how long it takes us to finish a container. Well, the bag […]

Cruise Vacation – Lightest Sea Breeze in Manzanillo

A “Lightest Sea Breeze” drink includes cranberry, grapefruit juices with a dash of fresh lime juice (alcohol optional). But the post title is not about the drink, it’s about our day in Manzanillo, Mexico. It was the hottest day and most humid day during our cruise. The post should have been called NO Sea Breeze. […]

Giveaway – Pillsbury Breakfast

*** Giveaway is now closed *** Since we were gone the last 10 days on vacation, we made sure to eat everything we had in our refrigerator prior to leaving. I gave my fruits and produce to my sister and we ate all our leftovers. The day we returned home, we finished all our laundry […]

Cruise Vacation – Bye Bye Land

 We are back from our vacation. We were on a 9-day Mexican Riviera Cruise that took us all over Mexico. We visited Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada. It was a wonderful trip filled with shore excursions, shopping, lots of eating and enjoying the cruise ship entertainment. I will be back-dating the cruise […]