Traveling – Carmel for Labor Day Weekend

We considered taking a babymoon during this pregnancy and decided against it because I would probably feel more uncomfortable on a plane and sleeping in a different bed at this stage than it would be to stay at home. This past Labor Day weekend offered an opportunity to do a short getaway to Carmel. It […]

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 […]

Sonoma 2016 – Goose and Gander

The Napa Valley has so much great food and small cities to enjoy. For a recent bachelorette party, we dined at Goose and Gander in St. Helena. I split with my friend and here was our small spread.   Cucumber Collins ($13) – Square One Cucumber Vodka, Yuzu Lemon, Fresh and pickled cucumber slices, Huckleberries, […]

Sonoma 2016 – Frank Family Vineyards – El Dorado Kitchen – AirBnB

A few weeks back, I went to my good friend’s bachelorette getaway in Sonoma. We stayed at the cutest AirBnB ever. Totes perf for a girl’s trip. It looked like someone bought all the teal and moroccan patterned items from Home Goods and decorated the home. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and cooked a […]

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

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 […]

Maui 2016 – Road to Hana, Famous Banana Bread, Black Sand Beach, Ae’s Thai Kitchen

Our final full day in Maui was spent doing an impromptu drive on the Road to Hana. We originally didn’t plan on going here because the windy road did not seem baby-friendly. Our Haiku AirBnB was actually on the Hana Highway so we decided to just drive along and see the first few stops then […]

Maui 2016 – Egg Fruit, Mama’s Fish House Beach, Old Lahaina Luau

  Another chill day in Maui. We took our sweet time leaving the apartment on this day because we were going to a luau at night that would end at 8:30PM and was an hour drive away. Not late for some but definitely late in baby time. I had every intention of letting Little Bear […]

Maui 2016 – Maui Swap Meet, Kihei Caffe, Baldwin Beach

Not much to write about for this day in Maui. We had macadamia nut and banana pancakes and it was glorious. Followed by more beach time! For a video version of this post, watch this Youtube vlog. We started the day at the Maui Swap Meet which is like a big farmer’s market. I didn’t […]

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 […]