MLK Day of Service + Me {Sponsored}


If you’ve read this blog for long, you know that breast cancer charities {and the Avon Foundation, specifically} are kind of my thing. I’ve walked in 2 Avon Walks and crewed or volunteered at all 10 of the Avon Walks for Breast Cancer in here in SoCal. Crewing the Avon Walks has become a family & friends thing for me and I love it! About a week ago, I was shipping some hat orders {pink Viking hats, to be exact} {Read More}

It’s Almost Here . . .


Remember how I mentioned a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway event a few weeks ago? Well, it’s nearly that time and I’ll be kicking off a series of fun giveaways with a REALLY special one. The prizes for this first giveaway {which isn’t technically part of my 12 days, but a great lead in} are really, really good ones. I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t want one of these fabulous prizes. Seriously, no one. Intrigued? Good. Want to know {Read More}

Election Day!


I loved Election Day even before I could vote. There’s just something about all that buzzy energy in the air that makes me happy. I’m totally not a newsy person, but watching the returns on the night of the election is one of my favorite things ever. This year’s different, though. I’m so anxious for it to be over already. I prefer being blissfully ignorant about the political leanings of my Facebook and Twitter friends. I can’t even count the {Read More}

Sometimes There’s Pizza

freschetta crust

As hard as we try to keep it paleo around here, there are some nights when you just need a little bit of “normal”. The boys are still mid-transition and, as tiny Italians do, they occasionally require a pizza fix. Unfortunately, Luke is only willing to wait so long to get his dinner so ordering can be out of the question if it happens to be a Friday night. Sometimes a little help from the freezer is needed.   In honor of {Read More}

2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Santa Barbara

Every year, a group of us make the trek up to Santa Barbara to crew the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It’s an amazing experience every year, but this year was a little different. My dad, who is normally on our team, volunteered to do a different task so that we wouldn’t be over people at “our” stop. That ended up not working out quite like we planned, but it was fine. We were asked to split up for the {Read More}