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May Favorites

Beauty, Essential Oils, Style

It’s time for a monthly round-up of my favorites from May. I’ve revived my YouTube channel and started making videos again as a new creative outlet, including a new Introduction and My Why, which you can check out here. I…

Joggers are the New Leggings


I joined a 12 week challenge group called TerraFit two weeks ago, and I’m still easing into the whole working out thing. Setting out and putting on dedicated workout clothes has become a motivating and enjoyable experience since joggers are…

JCPenney Salinas Store Opening

Local Life, Style

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Grand Reopening of a huge new JCPenney store at the Northridge Mall in Salinas. I brought my camera to capture the crowd and opening festivities. It was a really fun community event…

Packing For Lake Tahoe


I’m heading up to Lake Tahoe for a week and I cannot wait! It’s been about a year since my last vacation, and I’m extra excited to be going somewhere so unbelievably beautiful and also nice and mellow. We’ve rented a…

A Day In Davenport


We went strawberry picking in Davenport and ate lunch at Highway 1 Brewing Co. in Pescadero. Up here it’s always wild and beautiful, no matter the weather. Even a usually dreary day elsewhere can seem picturesque along the epic California coastline. All…

Shopping List: Bicycle Baskets Under $75


It’s almost time to invest in a new basket for my bike. I have a tiny wicker basket on the front that barely holds anything at all. It also coincidentally has a bit of take-home leftover spaghetti and meatballs spilled…

The Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival

Local Life, Style

Last Sunday I made it out to the Strawberry Festival, which is held every year in downtown Watsonville. It’s worth the short drive for all the insanely delicious food stands. Last year I also spotted tons of Mexican blankets for sale, but…