Brunch at Punchbowl Social

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I recently had an opportunity to visit Punchbowl Social in Rancho Cucamonga with a group of amazing local bloggers. Punchbowl Social is a restaurant, bar, bowling, alley, and all-around fun place to hang out. They are located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA in the Victoria Gardens Mall, as well as several other locations across the country. We were invited to try their delicious brunch menu, which included a mimosa punchbowl for us to share!

4 Handbags I'm Loving Right Now

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Handbags have always been my favorite item to splurge on. I think they can make the perfect investment pieces, if you pick items that are classic and could be used for multiple seasons or years to come. I have recently purged some bags from my collection and I feel like that has definitely left some holes that I need to fill with new bags. I've been window online shopping for a while now for new bags and these are my current top 4 contenders to possibly enter my collection soon! They each could potentially fill a different handbag need and I think they could be easily worn for many years.

How Sweet It Is | San Diego Fair 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Well, the San Diego County Fair has come and gone for another year. Even though it is already over, I wanted to write up a quick post about my visit this year because I really felt like this was one of the best years of the San Diego County Fair to date! Having grown up in San Diego County, I spent most of my childhood visiting the fair - back when it was called the Del Mar Fair! Some of my best childhood memories include long days spent at the fair eating junk food, riding rides, and seeing concerts. Now that I'm an adult, I don't get to the fair every year like I used to. I typically go every other year, especially now that I'm much less inclined to ride those terrifying fair rides. 

Summer in Southern California Bucket List

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Southern California is probably one of the best places to spend a summer. From Los Angeles to San Diego, there are no shortages of beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, and fun things to do. I put together this short list of some fun events and activities going on in Southern California this summer, if you have time to do something other than lay on a beach or see a movie outdoors. 😉

Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, CA

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Southern California's wine country is located in the Temecula Valley, which is about an hour northeast of San Diego, an hour inland from Orange County, and an hour and a half southeast of Los Angeles. It is a perfect getaway from anywhere in Southern California. Temecula Valley Wine Country is home to over 30 amazing wineries and vineyards. One of the most popular of those wineries is Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard, which is known for its Almond Sparkling Wine. I recently spent a Sunday afternoon there with my mom for a late Mother's Day treat and had a wonderful experience that I'd love to share.

Chrissy Teigen's Pot Pie Soup

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

I have been trying really hard lately to learn how to cook a wide variety of dishes. I like to think that I am actually improving quite a bit, but I still use a lot of shortcuts to make recipes easier and quicker. I have been wanting to try making some dishes more from scratch. I had seen a tweet from Chrissy Teigen recently where she was making her Pot Pie Soup recipe but she then put it into a casserole dish and covered it with Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuit mix. You can see her tweets about it here and here. It looked absolutely incredible and I knew I needed to learn how to make it ASAP!

I found her recipe on PopSugar and she also has a video making it with Kelly Ripa here.

Sephora Spring Sale Picks

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sephora is currently having its Spring sale! Higher end makeup rarely goes on sale so it is a great time to stock up on products that you are low on or get some new products to try! The sale is on right now through April 23rd! VIB members will receive 15% off and Beauty Insiders will receive 10% off their entire orders! In today's post, I am sharing my favorite items from Sephora. These are all products that I personally use and love. I won't be shopping the sale this time around because I'm not low on any of these products, but if I was, these are the items that I would be shopping!

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Opalhouse Home Decor at Target

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Opalhouse is a brand new home decor line at Target that will be available online and in stores starting on April 8th! This line is so good! It has a very unique vibe that really reminds me of a lot of things you could find at Anthropologie but at much better prices! What I especially love about the line is all of the blue and white and all of the wicker/rattan items! I've put together this guide with all of my favorite pieces from Opalhouse at Target!

Travel Guide | Catalina Island

Monday, March 26, 2018

Catalina Island is a hidden gem just off the coast of Southern California. Even though it is just off the coast, it truly feels like you have travelled to another country. You can travel to Catalina Island easily by ferry from either Dana Point or Long Beach. Catalina is a pretty small island with only one real town, Avalon, and another area if you plan on camping, Two Harbors. This guide will be focusing on what to do when in the small town of Avalon! Avalon is a great place to head for a long weekend or even just as a day trip!

Cute Sleepwear Sets

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Do any of you feel so much more put together when you are wearing a matching pajama set? I know I do! I definitely don't always end up in matching pajamas - I'm usually in leggings and a t-shirt. There is just something so nice about putting on a matching pajama set that really makes an evening extra special. I've linked 6 super cute pajama sets from ASOS above - most of them are available in all of the lines ASOS carries, including petite, maternity, and plus size! 

I think my favorite of the 6 above is the Power Couple set because avocados and eggs are a perfect match and I love breakfast foods!

Which set is your favorite?

Galentine's Day Party Must Haves

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Five Favorites from January

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy February! I know that everyone has said how much January dragged on and on but honestly, I can't believe it's already February! So far I've been trying to make the most of my 2018 and get things done that I kept putting off throughout the later half of 2017. I've finally gotten around to finishing up some projects around my house and getting some important tests and classes scheduled. 

I've attempted posts about my monthly favorites before but I always gave up because I never felt like I had enough items to make the post feel worthwhile. I've decided that I want to give monthly favorites posts another try but I'm limiting myself to my top 5 favorite things from the month!

Here are the top 5 things that I loved the most during the month of January!

My Spring Clothing Wish List

Friday, January 26, 2018

Spring can be a great time for a small wardrobe refresh! Although I'm trying to reign in my shopping this year, I think these are some great items that could freshen up my closet and could be worn to work or casually on weekends. Be prepared for lots of navy, white, and stripes!

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25 Tips for the Best Disneyland Trip Ever

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Planning a trip to Disneyland can be very overwhelming. There is so much that goes into making sure you are able to see everything you want. These are 25 of some of the best tips to make the most of your time at Disneyland and have the best trip ever!

Goals for 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I spent a lot of time debating on whether or not I would even make a post about goals for 2018. Resolutions typically end up forgotten or broken a few months into the year and then you end up feeling horrible about it. The more I thought about it though, the more I thought that it would be a good idea. Honestly, 2017 was a major bust for me. My mother's heath issues put me into a bad place mentally and I found it really hard to get things done. Now that I know her heath is okay, it's time to get my own life back in check.
A lot of people start the year off with a "word of the year" and I spent the last few days trying to come up with just one word to describe how I want to live my life in 2018. I just couldn't. A single word wasn't enough to fully describe how I want my year to go. I have decided that I will have a "phrase of the year" and that phrase is: GETTING THINGS DONE. This is going to be the year of hustling and working hard, both in my personal life and here on the blog. I'm sharing a short list of things that I want to get done this year to hold myself accountable.