breakfast, Brunch, coffee, Family, Food, photography, Travel, Uncategorized

Beachy vibes: San Clemente, California

  Greetings! It has been a while since my last post. Much has happened between then and now, including my parents-in-law moving to their 'new' home in San Clemente. It is a place our family frequented in past years, as the house belonged to the husband's grandmother. Nevertheless, the change is bittersweet. Our family has … Continue reading Beachy vibes: San Clemente, California

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breakfast, Brunch, coffee, Food, Kids, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, wine and drink

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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Weekend plans: Brunch and botanical gardens

The first week of school is in the books, and I am so glad it's the weekend! This will be the first weekend in I-can't remember-how-long that we haven't had someplace to be and probably the last until Christmas break, so I plan on lazying it up and enjoying the hot, sunny weather with the fam. For… Continue reading Weekend plans: Brunch and botanical gardens

Food, Hiking, Travel, Uncategorized

Coffee and some good hikes

With the summer winding down (we return to school this coming Monday), we're trying to get ready to go back. Four kids with busy scheduling with marching band, speech and debate, dance, and more has yielded a full, color-coded calendar. So these last few, precious, lazy days of summer are time for family fun. Yesterday morning… Continue reading Coffee and some good hikes

Food, Travel, Uncategorized

Mmmm…Donuts…

We made it to the weekend, thank goodness! And what better weekend treat than a donut for breakfast? I'm of the opinion that if I'm going to splurge on some calories, then I'm going to go all out. It is a treat, so may as well have fun with your donut selection. We have a number… Continue reading Mmmm…Donuts…