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Oroweat Organic Breads- Brie, Apple & Spinach Panini Recipe {Giveaway}


Recently I was given the opportunity to try out the new Oroweat Organic Breads and come up with a recipe that combines the fresh, healthy flavors of the breads with a scrumptious sandwich! I wanted something sweet, yet savory. Something without meat and perfect for a light lunch! Brie, Apple & Spinach Panini Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Stay At the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco {Review}


With three kids in the house, it's been a while since my husband and I were able to get away for time with just each other. When I started planning our trip to Northern California, I knew the Mandarin Oriental was the place to capture "us time" in the city. 7 Reasons to Stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hospitality. From the moment we drove up to the valet, the hotel went above and beyond in the … [Read more...]

Minted Christmas Card {Review}


A couple weeks ago I was given the chance to offer my readers a $100 gift code to Minted for their holiday cards, as well as a set for myself! The giveaway was a hit -- and for good reason-- Minted makes the most beautiful cards! My cards came out amazing and I wanted to share with you all the results! Picking the cards out at was easy, quick and with the helpful eye of a designer … [Read more...]

Sexy Hair’s New Smooth Sexy Hair– Perfect for Winter Fly-Away’s! {Review}


Winter is upon us, and with the season comes cold, dry weather that wreaks havoc on our poor hair... don't fret ladies, Sexy Hair is here to save us! Sexy Hair's new "Smooth Sexy Hair" makes our downtrodden hair more glossy, manageable, and nourished with overall improved smoothing! The Smooth Sexy Hair line is recommended for all hair types, but works especially well with frizzy, thick, or … [Read more...]

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Gem Away from Home {Central California Travel}

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Nestled in the beautiful, quaint community of Carmel-by-the-Sea is the Hofsas House Hotel. The Hofsas House Hotel is a 38 room, family owned inn overlooking the pines and ocean of Carmel-by-the-Sea.     My husband and I had the privilege to stay two nights at the Hofsas House and we were beyond happy with our stay! From the moment we stepped into our room and looked … [Read more...]