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 […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2016 – South Lake Tahoe

We spent Memorial Day weekend in South Lake Tahoe with a group of friends in an AirBnB with a pool table, fooseball table, jacuzzi, and a backyard grill. After braving 7 hours of traffic with dog and baby in tow, we got to the house at around 9PM. Lake Tahoe’s water is always cold as […]

Portland 2016 Recap Part 2 – All the vlogs

The last post would be too long if I put in all the video blogs so here’s a recap of Portland in video form. Enjoy!

Portland 2016 Recap

A few weekends ago, we took a quick trip to Portland. Virgin America had a great flight deal. We paid about $200 RT for two people and a baby (no charge). Here is a summary of our 3.5 days there. A trip to Portland is not complete without a cappuccino at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Must […]

CharMarron Peony Garden and Nola’s Iris Garden – San Jose

With some free time on a Saturday afternoon the other day, my friends and I decided to check out the peonies in bloom at CharMarron Peony Garden in the hills of San Jose. Yes, San Jose has hills. I don’t remember the names of every type of flower so here are some photos. Peonies have […]

Maui 2016 – Iao Valley State Park, Baby Beach, and Ululani’s Shave Ice

On this day, we hiked, or what can only be considered a short leisure walk, in Iao Valley State Park to see The Needle at the top. For a video version of this post, watch this Youtube vlog. There it is. A little underwhelming but it was still a nice time outside with the little […]

Maui 2016 – O’o Farms Tour and Maui Winery

Our first activity in Maui was a farm tour at O’o Farms, the dedicated farm for the popular restaurant Pacific’O. The farm is set in the picturesque mountainside. They practice sustainable and organic farming methods including maintaining a balance of flora that attracts predatory bugs to feed on insects that could harm the crop. They […]

Maui 2016 – Traveling with a Baby

Who ever found the transit portion of vacationing to be any fun? You basically stand in line for everything – TSA, boarding, baggage, rental car shuttle, rental car renting. But traveling with a baby looks something like this plus all the above. Fake smile, tired eyes. For a video version of this post, you can […]

Whole Foods Natural Glow Makeup & Pampering Event – Los Altos

One of my favorite events to cover each year is Whole Foods’ annual beauty sale. The 2014 and 2015 events in Campbell were such fun experiences. I was already very excited for this year’s event when they mailed me these baby and skin care samples. There are still two more events this weekend so make […]