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Archives for July 2014

Six Mom Must Have’s for Back to School

Yes, I said Mom "must have's." Once the chitlens go back to school, everyone is the house goes back to school. I wake up at the butt crack of dawn, I make coffee like a zombie, then oh so abruptly gently wake the kids up. The rooster comes near and starts crowing. I think he smells breakfast cooking... So this year I put together my own list of my favorite products to help moms ease into … [Read more...]

Back to School with Chiquita & Tips on Getting School Ready! {Giveaway}

Back to School is upon us.... Some moms are more than ready for that early morning drop off, waiting to exhale and relax in the quiet calm; other moms are holding on to the last days of summer, sleeping in and gearing up for more beach days. Whichever type of mom you are, know that Chiquita has the snacking covered! We were thrilled to give Chiquita Bites a try! Chiquita Bites are fruits … [Read more...]

Alex’s Lemonade Stand & Melissa’s Produce- The BEST Shrimp Scampi {Recipe}

This week Golden State Mom is partnering with friends to support Alex's Lemonade Stand! If you're local to San Diego, Alex's Lemonade Stand will be at the Masonic Parking Lot: Saturday, July 26: 10:00am-6:00 pm 3366 Adams Avenue, 92116 FM 94.9 will there with a LIVE Broadcast from 10am-6pm Bands, lemonade, silent auction, kids' activities, and more! This lemonade stand is the biggest … [Read more...]

Victoria Amory- Grilled Chicken Sandwiches {Recipe}

I was thrilled to be able to try out the new savory condiments from Victoria Amory! Victory Amory is best known for being an award-winning author, cook and television personality. She writes about food, entertaining and lifestyle for local and national magazines and newspapers including Food & Wine, Veranda, Town and Country Travel, and The Huffington Post. Born and raised in Spain, she takes … [Read more...]

Red White & Blue All Year Long… Pallet Craft {DIY}

  This past month has been a busy one, but my daughter and I had a couple hours to spare to make something fun and festive for the 4th of July. It turned out so well, that it now is settled on our porch year round! When we moved into this house we had pallets floating around the backyard. I didn't know quite what to do with them, but I knew they would come in handy some day. The … [Read more...]