{Saturday Sights} San Francisco Auto Show 2014

Mazda 9

The key to a great relationship is compromise, and I think Terrence and I pretty much have that down pat. There is one thing, though, that we could never quite see eye to eye on. You see, when it comes to cars, while my husband loves crossovers and luxury vehicles, my dream car was a […]

Visit The Centurion Lounge by American Express

American Express 8

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for The Centurion Lounge. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a frequent traveler, I’m always looking for ways to make traveling more comfortable. I love leaving out of SFO (San Francisco) because there’s a great yoga lounge […]

More Fun With The 49ers

Verizon 49ers cheerleaders

Thanks to Verizon for the invitation to the game and for sponsoring this post! I’ve always been envious of those folks who are able to embody the “work hard / play hard” mantra. Terrence is actually pretty good at it. Ayva is, too. Me? I’m either working way too much and not playing enough or […]

Family Fun At The Sacramento Zoo

Ayva and the zebra

This past weekend, Ayva, Terrence and I jumped in the car and headed to Sacramento for a quick¬†overnight getaway. Every once in awhile it’s nice to just go, you know? We hit the road without telling Ayva where we were going and made our first stop at the sweet Sacramento Zoo. The zoo has been […]

Best Day Ever At California Great America

The Best Day Ever at California Great America

This past weekend, Terrence had to work, so Ayva and I had a fun little¬†Mommy/Daughter mini-getaway. We headed about 35 miles south of Oakland to Santa Clara and California Great America where we had a seriously fun time! Now, I’m not big on amusement parks. I’m a scaredy cat, and rollercoasters don’t do it for […]

{Saturday Sights} Golden Tee Golfland in Castro Valley


It was a beautiful day today. The temperature was nearly 70 and the sun was shining brightly. After a long week of working inside the house, I couldn’t wait to do something outside with Terrence and Ayva. Of course, Ayva and I got up and out early (hello, Panera and Michael’s), but we didn’t want […]

Lunch at Rustic – Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Rustic at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

This weekend, Terrence and I took a little jaunt down to Sonoma for a quick rendezvous. We were engaged last year the eve before Valentine’s Day, so we were also celebrating an anniversary of sorts. One thing I love (among many) that I love about my husband is that he really takes holidays seriously! He […]

Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum #waxfan

Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum

What’s the first thing that you think about when you think of Hollywood? Celebrities, right? Well, believe it or not, celebrities don’t take to kindly to tourists groping them and sticking a camera in their face wherever they go. Fortunately for them, the Hollywood Wax Museum exists! Earlier this month, Terrence, Ayva and I traveled […]

{Saturday Sights} Christmas at DisneyLand


We are so blessed to have been able to take a few days off earlier this week to take Ayva to DisneyLand. This little girl, 4 years old, started at 8:30 AM, and didn’t stop until she went to sleep at 8:30 PM. She walked 5 miles with no complaining, met most of her favorite […]

What To Pack For A Family Road Trip To Hollywood

Hollywood Wax Museum, Mama Knows It All

‘Tis the season, y’all. Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, then there’s Christmas, and before you know it, it’ll be the new year. It’s about to get ca-razy! So, guess what Terrence, Ayva and I are going to do? We’re headed out of town for some family fun. Yup, when things get chaotic, […]