Forest Home Family Camp {why & free printable camping banner}


“The days are long. The years are short.” A woman told me that years ago as we were waiting in line at Costco. I was doing my best to keep my 4 little ones entertained, and I’m sure I looked frazzled… perhaps there was even the smell of a ripe diaper in the air. When I […]

Bulletproof Coffee {Feeling Weak & Tired}

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Do you ever feel like your tank is half full? I do. I’m tired. I used to chalk it up to having kids in diapers and sleepless nights, but we are out of that phase. (Try not to cry, self). Coffee helps, but I was adding so much cream I was feeling like the diary […]

Summer is winding down down down…

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I got a mac. (Crazy deal from a friend.) I get beyond flustered when I have to learn new technology. (Which is ironic considering I exclusively work on the internet.) It feels difficult for me to write blog posts on the mac. So I haven’t been doing it. (First world problems.) Any hoo. I’m insane, what […]

The Cube Beats Summer Brain Drain {#newatthecube}


Has your summer started yet? Ours has, and we are already clicking through our Summer Bucket List! {Some of the new things we added this year: eat at every restaurant in our small city and build a backyard fire pit!} One of the biggies every year is a visit to The Discovery Cube. This year’s […]

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf {They Love Teachers!}


This post is a public service announcement for all my teacher friends! In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day (Tuesday, May 5, 2015), The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, teachers and faculty members can whip out their school ID and get any regular (16 oz.) beverage for only $2! Two Bucks!!! Just to honor the […]

Galileo Camps {Rubberband Helicopters Science Experiment}

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As a new homeschooling family, I really can’t believe how much my littles can learn! I know all you teachers out there are like, “duh.” But, kids are amazing! And kids are capable of so much more than we think. Kids are innovators. At least that’s what I think. And that’s how I came across […]

CosmetiCare {Age with Grace WITHOUT Surgery!}


I’m going to be 35 this year. Getting older has never really bothered me. REALLY. I’ve looked 35 since I was 13. REALLY. You don’t believe me? Let me pull a picture or two of me in Jr. High to prove it… (last one from high school)    {Let’s all pretend the mom jean trend […]

#iheartOC Giving Day {$2 million dollars can go a long way!}


I’m thrilled to be a small part of the first ever OC Community Foundation #iheartOC Giving Day! What is this “Giving Day”? (You’re thinking) Well, Thanks for asking! The short answer is: OCCF is rallying together all the amazing folks in Orange County to raise $2 million dollars toward OC non-profits, within a 30 hour […]