Beach life of Capitola, CA

I love chatting with people who are longtime residents of California and discovering some of their favorite hidden spots or must see destinations. Everyone I talk with agrees that California has a wealth of places to visit and see.  You can go in just about every direction and discover something different and unique to that area. Let’s be honest, if you are bored in California, there’s something really wrong with you! While

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Motivation Mondays // The Most Beautiful Day

Happy Monday! We need to remind ourselves daily how precious life is – that each day we wake up is one more day we didn’t have before. It’s too easy to let life’s stresses and constant go, go, go take away our joy and cloud what has the potential to be an amazing day. Today, let’s take in every moment, instead of letting them pass by us. See the beauty in the little

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Motivation Mondays // People will never forget…

I think this is a powerful message to remember everyday when you interact with people. People that you may come across in passing or meet and gain relationships with. How do you make them feel when you are with them? Do you build them up or tear them down? I know we all have one of those people in our lives that we love to be around and people are

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Pineapple Chicken Melt Sandwiches

The Pineapple Chicken Melt Sandwich is one of those things my mom made for us all of the time growing up.  It was an all-time favorite meal and now that I’m married, I make them for my husband, who is just as much in love with them as I am! The flavors of this sandwich are to die for, but I must warn you. There is dill in the recipe and I know

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Blood Orange Roasted Chicken

Just when I thought the Blood Orange season was over in California, Adam and I were wandering through our local Farmer’s Market last week and guess what I found?  A table piled high with glorious, juicy blood oranges! I’m pretty sure I trampled over some very sweet – very innocent people as I ran over to the table to get my hands on these little beauties. I apologize to you,

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Off The Grid Foodtrucks

When I first started culinary school the idea of a food truck meant career suicide. No one really got it, especially in Minnesota where it’s only warm for about 3 weeks (sorry, that’s my sarcastic nature there, in all honesty it’s really more like 5 weeks.) Food trucks were also pretty dull back then. Unless you were one of the lucky ones to live in LA, were food trucks really got

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9 DIY Projects for a Rainy Day

I woke up this morning to the soothing sound of rain hitting against my window and inviting me to stay a little longer and snuggle with my sweet dogs. The fog hangs heavy over the mountain tops when it rains and it’s captivating. I love California’s rainy days, because things that are usually dry and brown transform to a blanket of lush green over the mountains and throughout our neighborhood.  There’s

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Currently Loving // Outdoor Living Revamp

Here in California, we really can’t complain about the weather.  It’s pretty much amazing all year long. However, there is something about the spring air and extra sunshiny days that make me excited to start moving my life more outside.  Here are a few stunning items that I am craving to get my hands on and give my deck a fresh new look for whatever spring and summer have planned.

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12 DIYs That are Perfect for Spring

The winter air is finally fading away, the flowers are starting to blossom and everything just feels fresh.  To help us get in the spring-time mood, here are a few different DIY projects that effortlessly radiate this bright and beautiful season, we all dearly love!   1. DIY Brushstroke Coasters | Sugar & Cloth 2. Tissue Paper Watercolor Mug | I Spy DIY  3. Copper Desk Tidy | Burkatron 4. Rose Gold Leather

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Motivation Mondays: Don’t let hate…

Happy Monday!  Here’s something to think on as you go about your week.