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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…

The Whole 30 Wrap-Up Week IV

Food, Personal

I definitely felt more balanced during the last week of the #Whole30, and most days even managed to prepare three full meals to keep from feeling hungry. I want to reiterate that the plan does not advocate going hungry; I…

Pixi Glow Tonic Review

Beauty

This stuff has floated around the blogosphere for years and years. I’ve seen this stuff touted by numerous beauty vloggers and editors, so I finally gave it a try. I ordered the smallest size available for $6 to give it…

The Whole 30 Wrap-Up Week III

Food, Personal

Week three has seen some more positive improvements. Belly bloating has been reduced, and I feel like even some fat has been burned off my tummy (my problem area where weight collects first). I wake up feeling a little less…

The Whole 30 Wrap-Up Week II

Food, Personal

Week two of the Whole 30 is now under my belt…a belt that can be tightened a bit. I didn’t cheat or slip this week. My energy has stopped plummeting and started going back up. I still crave sugar and…

Santa Cruz Bee Goods Review

Beauty

A while ago I was contacted by a young Santa Cruz local who is dedicated to making cleaner, simpler skincare products with all-natural, high-quality organic ingredients. They offered to send me some products from their Santa Cruz Bee Goods line…

Lake Tahoe Interlude Part II

Travel Photos

One of my favorite days up in Lake Tahoe was when we rented bikes. There’s a great bikeway that winds for miles around the South Lake area and even East into Nevada. There was a well-used bike map in our cabin…

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