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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...]

Back to School Printables- Free!

It's that time of year again-- back to school!   Time to make a memory of that hectic first school morning with a cute picture!  Here are 7 free printables for you to print at your leisure! Share with friends and family who have little ones heading off to school this year.  Simply click on each picture and it will take you to a printable pdf. Upload it to your favorite photo printer company or … [Read more...]

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...]