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Archives for August 2014

EmlaurenVO Handcrafted Pieces for Your Special Day {Review}

This past weekend, the big day finally arrived! My sister's wedding was a gorgeous sunny day in San Luis Obispo, California. The birds were singing and everyone was so happy to welcome each person to each other's families. My sister and new brother makes a stunning couple-- take a look! The barn was a the perfect back drop, complete with beautiful white draping fabric and gorgeous … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why I Cannot Leave Target Without Buying Something….

I looove Target... but have you ever been the person who says "I just have to run in to Target to pick couple things." Good Luck with that. Target is the black hole of shopping... the Twilight Zone of $20 dollar bills. I have tried, more than once, to go in with a set item in mind, but yet when I return from the trip with multiple white and red bags, I have Target amnesia. Look it up... it's a … [Read more...]

The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco New Spa Happy Hour #MOspa #SpaHappyHour

Coming up in November, my husband and I will be staying at the Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco. I cannot wait to indulge in the Five-Star Spa! New to the spa menu is an introduction of express treatments for guests looking to un-wind, de-stress or calm their mind after a busy day at work. Their new "Spa Happy Hour menu" offers an ideal selection of treatments, each less than one hour, and … [Read more...]

Organic Coconut Blueberry Popsicle from eMeals {Recipe}

Just because school is around the corner, doesn't mean we should forget about the cool summer sweet treats that the kids adored. This popsicle recipe from eMeals is the perfect after school treat that uses healthy ingredients that kids love! Plus right now, receive 20% off using discount code SCHOOL along with our FREE Back to School Recipes Download with purchase of an eMeals … [Read more...]

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Invites You To Get Out & Bike

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need. Golden State Mom will be staying at the Hofsas House Hotel in November. The month cannot come … [Read more...]