breakfast, coffee, dinner, Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, Lunch, Museums, outdoors, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Welcome to London

A view of Trafalgar Square and Canada House London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an… Continue reading Welcome to London

christmas, dogs, Family, holidays, Kids, Money savers, Pets, Shopping, Style, traditions, Uncategorized, wine, wine and drink

A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving (2018 Edit)

If you’re where I am this year, then you’ve only got gifts for half the folks on your list, and are currently in a cold sweat dreading a trip to the local mall. Never fear, here are some gift ideas that avoid the mall. Though you still may get into a fight over a parking… Continue reading A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving (2018 Edit)

american west, Decorating, Dessert, dinner, Family, Food, Kids, Lunch, Museums, national parks, outdoors, Shopping, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Spring Break Road Trip Across the Southwest

Spring break 2018 has come and gone and we are moving full steam ahead toward the end of the school year. As the kids are growing up quickly- too quickly it seems- we are more and more ditching our typical summer vacation schedule in exchange for spring and winter vacations. This year, spring break was… Continue reading Spring Break Road Trip Across the Southwest

Beaches, breakfast, Brunch, california, coffee, Dessert, dinner, Family, Food, Hiking, outdoors, Shopping, Style, Travel, wine, wine and drink, writing

Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

Another weekend is come and gone, and this was one for the books. The boys in our family each left for the weekend one at a time, starting with the husband on Friday, the younger boy Saturday before dawn, and finally my high schooler in the early afternoon. I call it 'bachelorette weekend' whenever the… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

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Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland

I could call this continuation of my Disney 2K17 Vacay series 'California versus Florida.'  After considering how I would write this article, I decided to share how our family thought about our experience over our two days at Magic Kingdom: a comparison of "our" Anaheim, California park to Orlando, Florida's. Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Magic Kingdom vs. Disneyland