Why I love San Diego

Well, it’s officially “that time.” Time to say “see ya later” to my favorite place I’ve ever lived and the beautiful memories we had here. I have a lot to thank San Diego for during our 2 1/2 years in America’s Finest City.

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It’s where we became a family of 4 (6 if you count the pups!).

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The girls

I got to see the ocean every single day, unless we were out of town. I can confidently say that I never took it for granted. When I drove over the hill each morning and was greeted by the ocean, I mentally paused to appreciate its beauty.


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The One San Diego stroll

This post is sponsored by Bugaboo. Hi friends! How are you? I hope you’re having an amazing week. I’ll be back soon with my farewell San Diego post, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some extra pics from last weekend. It was a liiiiiittle bit of a whirlwind. We started separating out the […]

last weekend in the SD

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Hope you had a wonderful one. Ours was filled with lots of chores (moving is a blast <— not at all) but lots of pre-holiday fun and activities as a fam. I like to think that we still did it up right, and are saying “see ya soon” to […]

Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! How’s the week going? Anything fun happening this weekend? We’re taking Liv to see The Nutcracker (a family tradition) and are having friends over for dinner tonight. It’s going to be our last time entertaining, so I’m determined to make it a good one: cheese board, filet with mustard and mushrooms, […]

Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the gift guides and sneaky giveaways this weeks. I always love an extra chance to share some love and holiday cheer with ya; thank you so much for being here, and for being so awesome. It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! Here are some […]

Fun things to do with kids (+ family-friendly restaurants) in San Diego

Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I’m so happy you’re excited about the giveaway! Not-so-spoiler alert: I have another one coming at you tomorrow, too. So the love letters to San Diego officially begin. Please indulge me as I take a trip down memory lane. As we get ready to head out, I wanted to […]

Friday Faves

Hi friends! The weekend is here!! What’s going on this weekend?? Anything fun? There are so many holiday events in San Diego, that we have to make our picks for the weekend adventures. I’d love to take Livi ice skating and also check out December nights at Balboa. Tonight we’re off to dinner with friends, […]

Easy Garlic-Lime Salmon

Hi friends! How’s the day going?? Thank you so much for chiming in with your advice about P’s great crib escape. We’re doing the adjusted crib for now, and I’m googling Sleep Sacks like crazy. I thought for sure we wouldn’t have to worry about this for at least another year, but then again, she […]

Olé all day

Or that one time I had a little sangria and ended up dancing on stage with a bellydancer. More on that in a sec haha. Hi friends!! Happy Monday and Thanksgiving week! How was the weekend? I hope you had a great one. We spent lots of time together as a fam, enjoyed delicious dinners, […]

Friday Faves

Hi friends!! The weekend is HERE. Oh yessss. Is anyone else super pumped about the weekend? I get so excited for the weekends is because the Pilot is home and we all have time to chill as a family. The weeks are a scramble, and we’re usually high-fiving as we switch off taking care of […]

I don’t know about you…

but I’m feelin’ 32. <— new remix of the beloved Taylor Swift song haha.  Thank you so much for all of the wonderful birthday wishes this past weekend! It was a great day spent with the fam, and I got to sleep in until whenever I wanted!! Dreams do come true. I hope you had […]

Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday!! Also happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you so much to those who serve and have served our country. I am so thankful to you. What are you up to this weekend? It’s my bday this weekend (wahoo!) and the Pilot has planned quite a day. He also already promised me my #1 […]