{spring to-do’s}


And just like that, it’s SPRING!  To say I am excited for the season change is an understatement.  I’m sure you’re sick of hearing me talk about it.  Spring always seems to be the season we wait the longest for.  Rain and all, I’ve got my eye on the long warm sunny days to come!

The shift from Winter to Spring always leaves me feeling super inspired too.  Always craving to create + explore after the Winter blues (which is a legit real thing).  I think we all, mentally NEED Spring..lol.  Everything seems to suddenly come to life.  Colorful life.

Last night I threw together a Spring mood/inspiration board (pictured above) with all the images that have been catching my eye lately.  Add the wooden flower from our Park Winters Garden Tour.  The pretty pom-pom tassel I originally got for Bay’s Easter basket.  And lastly, wrapped twine around a bunch of ranunculus to dry.

Another way Spring inspires me is by compiling our Spring list of the fun things we plan on creating + making + exploring + doing + wearing ♥

Keeping a running list is a great way to remember all seasonal things you enjoy doing or look forward to do.  When we have a free weekend, I like to refer to our To-Do’s and check items off as we go.


Spring To-Do’s 

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{weekend notes}



Hi guys!  How was your weekend?  Can you tell how Bay feels about the weekend?  ♥  I loved every second of it.  Everyday just flowed so well and it was super relaxing and perfect.  I need to plan or hope for more weekends like the last.  Bay did lots of baking.  I did lots of meal prep.  Shopping.  Pizza.  Date night at the movies.  And made some time to catch up with some gal pals.


Intentions for the week:

  • plan a cute valentine’s day bento box lunch for Bay
  • balance my check book (it’s been 2 weeks..fml)
  • find a floor lamp for the living room #dungeon (Picked this up from Target) 
  • celebrate Mardi Gras by making a king cake #oldaf  – (Bay got the baby)
  • wheel + deal with Dish for a lower monthly payment (it works!)
  • enjoy our low-key (no plans) week(such a nice change) 
  • workout mon-fri(Did it WHOOP WHOOP)
  • cleanup my email in boxes
  • create a sweet potato burrito bowl with leftover chicken(delish)

Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes} 


Highlights from the weekend……


Friday was National Pizza Day, remember?  So how did I celebrate, you ask?  Just in case you were curious….

Masullo is Sac.

Pizza is kinda my thang!  And these is one thing I know well and that’s good pizza.




If you ever find yourself hungry in the Land Park area, do yourself a favor and go to Masullo!


Sleeping in till 8:01 am

Best idea I had all weekend.



Admiring Bay’s pretty Madewell heart earrings ♥



Changed up the coffee table situation



Pig duty

Rodeo #510 + Clover #511


This quote caught my eye


A trip to the cute shop, Papers and Pencils and Pens!  Oh my

Bay loves stationary.  So she was in pure heaven.


Bay was pretty pumped for her washi tape + eraser purchase.



Worked on a new frittata recipe for the blog.  You guys, this one is so good!  Bay, who doesn’t really do eggs even gave it a thumbs up!  That’s a big deal!



Have I ever told you that I’m basically the queen of sheet pan nachos?  1/2 with re fried beans (for bay) 1/2 with black beans + tomatoes (for me)



Sunday dinner request:

Twice baked potatoes



Movie date night

The 15:17 to Paris

The true story, directed by Clint Eastwood.  Casting actual heroes to play themselves.  Not just any heroes, these are local, Sacramento heroes.  Pretty cool!

The movie, just okay.  Not sure what I was expecting, but I didn’t love it.

Watch the trailer here: The 15:17 to Paris (movie trailer)


Valentine’s day gift

I’m going to share this next week.  Just a fun DIY.


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{weekend notes}

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Bay’s home!!  Bay’s home!  All is well in my world again!  We went to bed early.  Woke up even earlier.  Ready for the week.  Don’t you hate it when peeps are all peppy on a Monday?  Me too, ha!  But, I’m totally feelin it today.  So I’ve got to take advantage of it while it lasts.


Intentions for the week:

  • Survive the work weekbarley 
  • Don’t miss a Kaia workout – almost 
  • Cut my hair…more than a trimbay + I both went short!
  • Figure out a blog giveaway…I’m thinking Galentine’s theme?
  • BBQ burgers – per Bay’s request
  • Track all food in MyFitnessPal
  • Decorate for Valentine’s Day ♥
  • Buy myself something cute #retailtherapyI excelled at this task
  • Costco run.  Am I the only one who hates Costco?churros + new towels 🙂 


Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}


Highlights from the weekend……


Friday night with friends //

I used to be a pizza every Friday night kinda gal, but I think going out is a nice change from time to time.  Our House is where we landed.  Great drinks.  Great food.  Great service!  Great company!

You have to start with the hand-pulled mozzarella….THE BEST EVER!  The Gnocchi was out of this world.   Salmon + Rib Eye were pretty damn good too!




Thanks for the fun night Truitt’s!


Happy Hour //

I swear I do more than just happy hours…lol.  I was kid free in my defense.  But, can we talk a minute to talk about the amazing signage at Blue Note Brewery?


“Parent Rules”

Basically, don’t let your kid be a dick while you get tips!



Bay’s home //

With 1,093 extra Maui freckles and all.  She grew about an inch, as I had predicted.  With a case of chocolate covered macadamia nuts for her mama ♥ Look at that beautiful smile.

All is well in my world again!


Dangerous combo!  Try it!  Or maybe you shouldn’t.


Bay’s gorgeous lei.  We have it hanging in hopes it will dry out and she can keep it forever.  It smells so good.



New jams //

If you know me, then you know I’m obsessed with pj’s.  There is nothing better than comfy pj’s in the morning.  And at night.  Shit, they’re great mid-day too!  I scored this candy striped pair from the J.Crew sale.  I cannot wait till spring when I can wear them without freezing my ass off.


Candy striped pajama set


Reunited //

Bay + Rodeo ♥


Lots of pig barn detail the last two days.  Thankfully Bay loves it!


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{weekend notes}


Happy Monday!


Intentions for the week:

  • Stick to sugar-free diet (did great till the ice cream museum…lol)
  • Set a pretty “everyday” table
  • Search for cute summer clothes for Bay #hawaii jealous of her new wardrobe
  • Figure out a way to get out of Jury Duty!! No Jury Duty for this girl…WhoopWhoop!
  • Just say NO to chardonnay Haven’t had a glass since 1/6 #recordbreaking
  • Flowers/eucalyptus for the house TJ’s has gorgeous hydrangeas
  • Work on thank you notes First round went out and finishing the rest today
  • Log food in My Fitness Pal daily I even lost some lbs 🙂
  • Purchase a steamer with gift cards.  No more ironing.  EVER!
  • Go see The Post (Hopefully this weekend)
  • Share slower cooker butternut squash soup recipe…so good
  • Plan a fun day in SF ♥


Highlights from the weekend…..


Birthday dinner + sake bombs at Jinju with these chicks.  Thanks for spoiling me rotten homegirls!!!



Family Dinner //

Two of my favorite things…..

Baby on my hip + patron in my hand!!!  Happy girl right here!!  Even did a little dance to prove it 🙂


I requested a taco salad bar and I’d say my Mom straight up killed it!

Well done Mom, well done!



Impromptu mani’s with my Mom.

Totally diggin this almost nonexistent color.   And I didn’t even look to see what it was called.  Dammit!



Presents //

Chard + shoes.  What more could a girl ask for?

Happy AF!



Vinyl //

This Crosley record player was one of my favorite Christmas gifts.  It’s a gift that keeps giving.

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{lets reminisce 2017}


Happy 2018!  I hope your year is off to a great start.  I’m working on goals and all the health + fitness shit that comes with the new year.  But how about 2017?  Bay + I looked back at photos the other night and laughed and talked about all the good times we had.  Adventures.  Life stuff.  Friends + family.

Before we start talking 2018, lets reminisce 2017 for a minute……



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{winter to-do’s}


And then it was Winter!  Winter Solstice, to be exact.  First day of Winter.  Or how I like to identify it….the shortest day of the year.  Some say that once Winter Solstice arrives, the temperatures drop.   Today, I think I will agree with that.  It’s so, so cold.  You know that with every season, I like to make a list.  I’m ready to wrap up the year and set some fun Winter goals.  The Holiday buzz + all the lights + celebrating with loved ones + festive parties + comfort food galore….It really is the most wonderful time of the year.  As we move through the Holidays + New Year, I like to make fun plans + intentions for the rest of the season.



Here’s how we plan to make the best of Winter….

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{weekend notes}


It’s Monday peeps.  7 days till Christmas.  Oh my.  13 days till 2018!  Holy shit!  It’s about to get real.  I’ve been working overtime on my to-do list so I can relax and enjoy the final days of the most wonderful time of the year.   And this weekend was just that.  A perfect mix of friends + family.  Holiday + relaxing.  Cooking pretty food + eating all the pretty food.  How are you spending the final days of 2017?

Intentions for the Week:

  • hand + foot girls exchange
  • watch Bay ride
  • find the perfect striped top
  • clean backyard after the nasty wind
  • get my Christmas hair done
  • complete friend/hostess gifts
  • teacher gift
  • find shoes for Bay’s Christmas dress
  • purchase gift cards
  • get 15K steps per day
  • chill out and enjoy the last few days of the Holiday season

What’s on your list for the week?

You can read last weeks intentions here {weekend notes}


Highlights from the weekend…..

Friday Night //

All Friday nights should start with pizza!

And girlfriends.  Bay’s girlfriends, this time.

She invited 3 friends for a sleepover + Fab 40’s.



Not just driving the Fab 40’s like the girls thought.  I surprised them with a carriage ride though the Fab 40’s.  Which made it so much more special.  You see, all 4 of these girls are completely 100% horse crazy.

To be honest, I was a little surprised too!!

I’ve been trying to get a carriage ride booked since the end of October.  With NO luck.  Called every carriage company.  On every wait-list.  NO calls.  So, we decided to just go for it and drive/walk the Fab 40’s Friday.

Around 3pm, the Top Hand Ranch called with an opening.

for 5 people

at 7pm

the same day!

It was meant to be ♥

And since it was so last-minute, they gave me a helluva deal too.


These girls were in heaven!!!


We sang Christmas carols.  We wised every passerby a Merry Christmas.  We laughed.  It made my day to not only see Bay happy as could be, but her favorite girls with the biggest smiles ever.



Each year Bay + I count all the peace signs.  We found 12 of them this year.



I highly recommend booking a carriage ride through the Fab 40’s.  1 hour cruising up and down the Fab 40’s was one I surely wont forget!!!


A trip to the Fab 40’s wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Rick’s Dessert Diner for milkshakes!






….and they’re out.  This was around 2am…ha!!!


Donut delivery in the morning!



Brunch //

Saturday morning I hosted a brunch with my girlfriends.  We did our annual Favorite Things exchange.  Always, always a good time.

Even when your power goes out 1 hour before the start time.


Thank god it was only out for a short time.

It did allow some time to take extra pictures.

The pretty table


The pretty food


I made some killer potatoes.  Sliced thin with a mandoline and baked in a cupcake pan.  I will be sharing this recipe soon.  Stay tuned…it’s a good one!!!


Baked brie topped with homemade apricot jam.  Christmas tree crackers from BevMo.  Spiced nuts (Lori Carrion’s recipe) and some rosemary to make it pretty.


The pretty Christmas Cake


Sugared cranberries + rosemary for my Christmas Cake.  No joke, this is a pain in the ass.  So worth it though.  They not only look snowy and beautiful, but they taste pretty damn good too.  This recipe coming this week too!!  Thinking about doing a Christmas treats + sweets post.


The pretty girls


The pretty gifts


Have you seen these $10 sheets of scratchers?  Well done Sarah, well done.

Toni won $100

I won….

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