Pregnant – What You Need to Know About Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver condition caused by pregnancy. It is characterized by a high level of bile acid. There is no known treatment for the condition except to induce delivery. Symptoms are intense itching especially in the hands and feet and worse at night than during the day. It is dangerous for both […]

Pregnant – 32 Weeks with Twins Update

To summarize the last several weeks, I’d say heavy, Halloween, and haircut accurately sums it up. Sweater weather is upon us and I can finally use the two maternity sweaters and fleece lined leggings I was hoping to wear for a few weeks before delivery. The bump has gotten ridiculously dense and bigger by the […]

Pregnant – Managing Gestational Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with World Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov 14. Having just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I thought I would detail how I’m managing the diagnosis. The following is not meant to be taken as medical advice, just a retelling of my own experience. GESTATIONAL DIABETES I didn’t get this […]

Pregnant – Tea for Two Themed Baby Shower

Over the weekend, we celebrated our baby shower with friends and family. Between Colin’s baby shower, his first birthday, and the twin’s baby shower, we are constantly amazed and grateful at how much support we get from our loved ones. And by extension, the babies’ loved ones. Here are a few details of the Tea […]

Balsam Hill Treelot 2016 – Burlingame

The Balsam Hill annual Treelot event is one of my favorite holiday events to attend. At their Burlingame show room, rows of trees are displayed and walls are covered in wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. Last year’s event was a spectacular evening and this year had much of the same wonderful spirit. The marvelous wine, cheese, […]

Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey

Last weekend, we spend a day trip in Monterey for a friend’s birthday. The weather could not be more perfect for a seaside hang out. The morning started at Water + Leaves, a coffee shop on Fisherman’s Wharf. Pretty much the coolest blank-plus-blank name ever, right? Frankly,  I never expected Monterey to have something so cool. […]

Austin 2016 Photo Diary

Two years ago, I went to Austin, TX for the first time to attend my first BlogHer Food Conference. It would be my first of three BlogHer conferences. The experience was my first exposure to the business of blogging and seeing how people can make money doing what they love. I came back daydreaming about […]

Forge Garden Tour – Santa Clara University – Santa Clara

Last month, I attended an event for Santa Clara University Alumni at the campus garden. We took a tour of The Forge Garden which is one block off campus then had a mozzarella making workshop after. The price of admission was $10 and came with a tour, cheese workshop, wine and beer, and snacks. Santa […]

The Property Brothers Debut Scott Living Furniture at Orchard Supply Hardware – San Jose

This weekend, the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott were in town to promote their new book and outdoor furniture line at Orchard Supply. Of course our family went to catch our favorite HGTV co-hosts. The book is called Dream Home and gives tips on when to determine to fix up a home or buy […]

Colin’s First Birthday Party – Piyo Piyo Theme

Our little bear turned 1 last month and we had a fun party for him. The theme was Piyo Piyo, the cute yellow duck from the scissors we use to trim his nails. They’re such a life saver. I was terrible at clipping his nails until we got these scissors. We suggested guests wear yellow […]