In Love With My California Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Association of REALTORS®. All opinions are 100% mine.

As I sit in my sunroom with my window open, I am grateful for the cool evening breeze and the smell of the neighbor’s vine wafting through the room. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed all of the flower and home remodel photos I’ve been posting. This is because I am in love with my California home! It’s not just the house, but the home my favorite people have made it. 

The first couple of months after re-marrying, we stayed in a home I had been renting for the past year. It just never felt like the home for our family. My husband had his tools spread out between 3 houses, and we knew we’d need to move soon. So, we called our REALTOR® friend and sent him on the hunt. 

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From Crumpled to Whole in a Year – My Epiphany

It has been far too long since I have written a post just for me. No recipe to be found here (but you can go to my recipe tab if you’d like a yummy one), no sponsored content, no travel tip – just me, writing for me.  Life has been quite the roller coaster over…

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Healthy Shortcuts with Mott’s Snack & Go Pouches

I received compensation for this post from Mott’s via Mode Media.   Life is hectic – right? If it’s not, then you must either be in denial, or living in a bubble. As a busy mom (and what mom isn’t a busy mom?), it’s a constant balancing act to accomplish all those daily tasks, while…

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5 Ways to Relieve Stress: Stress Less 2B My Best

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and RESCUE blogging program. All opinions expressed here are my own.   Got Stress? Yeah, who doesn’t – unless you’re living under a rock or a cave, stress is here to stay. I’ve decided you can’t get rid of it, you just have to learn how…

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Honeymooning in the 2015 Mazda3 i Touring

Okay, it has been a little while since I got married, but it is never too late to talk about one’s honeymoon. I previously mentioned traveling to Carmel for a 3-day honeymoon following our wedding. That was before the Mexican Riviera cruise we took a month and a half later. Carmel was a 3-hour drive…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie for After School Snacking

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk  . All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t care how big of a lunch I pack my kids for school each day, they always come home hungry (and usually sweaty from afternoon P.E.). They would be content to sit on the couch and…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Calls Kill: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

There’s no doubt about it, we live in a distracted society era. Everyday there are new advances in electronic devices. While these devices do make life much easier, and faster and in touch, they also contribute to our constant distraction of other things. And most importantly, they often distract us from something more important –…

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The Power of Home Equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank.  Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and –…

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