Product Review – Baby Lotions for Eczema, Diaper Rash, Yeast Infections

We are caught in such a rigid lotion routine here because my son’s skin is so sensitive. He gets eczema in the summer from heat and dryness. This winter we are dealing with dry skin from the cold and irritation from his drool. Just recently he started having yeast infections in his diaper area which […]

Product Review – Breast Pumps – Spectra S2 and M1, Medela Harmony

Breast pumping has been a major part of my life for the last 7 months and hopefully for another 5 months as I strive to exclusively feed breast milk to my baby for the recommended first year. As you can expect, I have many opinions on many things and breast pumps is now one of […]

Product Review – Baby Bottles – Dr. Brown – Avent – Munchkin Bottle Cleaner – Dr. Brown Microwave Sterilizer

Being a mother is one of the craziest and hardest jobs I’ve ever had. The learning curve is steep and fast. I knew nothing going into it but babies are effective teachers and mine made sure I learned how to take care of him quickly. Everyone has their own journey and I would like to […]

Primizie Thick Cut Crispbreads

An interesting new snack food came to my attention recently. Primizie Crispbreads sent me samples of their Gouda and Garlic flavored chips (technically it’s bread). Primizie is run by a husband and wife team from Texas who previously owned a catering company.   I was really pleasantly surprised with the balanced flavor in these chips. […]

Sampling Manresa Bread in Los Gatos

If you’ve so much as peeked at the internet lately, you have probably learned that Manresa Bread recently opened a brick and mortar shop in Los Gatos. It is the result of hard work from partners David Kinch of two Michelin Star restaurant Manresa, and Andrew Burnham with head baker Avery Ruzicka, formerly of Per […]

Mavericks Brewing – Half Moon Bay

Photo Credit: Becky Ruppel Photo Credit: From Mavericks Press Mavericks Brewing is a new brewery launching canned beers out of the Half Moon Bay area. The company is named after the legendary surfing competition in Half Moon Bay, which explains their choice in canned vs bottle. They aimed to provide beers that one could bring […]

Whole Foods Product Samples for the Summer

Summer is almost over so you better go to Whole Foods now to try some of these new products. Whole Foods Campbell gave me another package of goodies to try and these were unbelievably fresh. In the package were a bag of rainier cherries, dark red cherries, Seka Hills Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar, and a healthy […]

Little Shop Artisan Box

In April, Little Shop Artisan Box sent me their box of the month to preview. Yikes I’m late! I have been a bit busy as you may have seen from my Facebook posts but I have not forgotten this box. Little Shop Artisan Box is a Bay Area business, putting together local gourmet goodie boxes. […]

Vitamin Squeeze Powder Water Enhancer

  A typical school-free weekend consists of running on Saturday morning and playing tennis on Sunday morning. I am trying to reach the half marathon mark again even though I am not officially training for any race. The other week I ran 10 miles and I was super dehydrated. It wastes time to take a […]