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Our 20th Wedding Anniversary Getaway Trip to Pismo Beach

Our 20th Wedding Anniversary Getaway Trip to Pismo Beach

A few weeks ago, my husband told me to leave the weekend of April 12-13 open. I knew better than to ask why: our 20th anniversary was the following week and he has an unbelievable record of surprising me with trips and events. Throughout the years, we’ve gotten in the car and sometimes after 30 […]

IE Cupcake Fair & Ticket Giveaway!

IE Cupcake Fair & Ticket Giveaway!

As you know, I love cupcakes. Big time. While I probably spend more time doing social media and blog business than cupcake baking currently, my interest and love for these special treats hasn’t waned. I still ooh and ahh over others’ cupcake ideas and recipes and taste-test as often as possible. Even this last weekend […]

How do I know if my child has autism? Autism Awareness Month

How do I know if my child has autism? Autism Awareness Month

Back in 2004, we finally got some news that helped explain our child’s behavior and medical issues: autism. I’ll remember that day forever, because I was driving a new vehicle to an area where I was unfamiliar and got lost, I was alone, and my four-year-old son had gotten out of his car seat and […]

Family time at Boomers

Family time at Boomers

Last weekend, I loaded up the car and took the gang to Boomers in Upland. **Disclaimer: Boomers provided us four wristbands for unlimited access for the afternoon, but the opinions and photos are my own.** These are the photos of our craziness. First though, mini-golf. I love it. I never win, so I tend to […]

Can’t get to the gym? XBox or Wii is an option!

Can’t get to the gym? XBox or Wii is an option!

With my schedule of work, business and kids, getting to the gym is just one more thing on my list, so years ago, we invested in some good home gym equipment. Currently, we have a Bowflex, a treadmill and an elliptical, along with free weights, flex-balls, yoga mat, and a litany of DVDs. Still though, […]

A year ago today…

A year ago today…

That was my house. This is how this real American blogger started — my blog had technically existed prior to April 2013, but I hadn’t monetized it yet nor had I really started blogging consistently. It was very much a hobby to keep me busy until I arrived back in California. I’d been so busy […]

Nascar and the Auto Club Speedway: when racing comes to town!

Nascar and the Auto Club Speedway: when racing comes to town!

We love NASCAR. There, I said it out loud. Judge away.. ;)  Thank you if you’re still here. For some reason, a lot of people talk snark about the sport and its followers, but we love it. The strategy, the enthusiasm, the sounds, the smells, and the camaraderie between fellow fans. If you haven’t been […]