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10 Things to Do in Laguna Beach

Since Laguna Beach is my hometown and also where our little family currently resides, I wanted to make a list of things to do in my hometown. This list is perfect for a quick trip to Laguna for the day. Laguna is such a unique town filled with creativity, inspiration and a whole lot of History. It’s impossible to really grasp all that it has to offer in one day, but with this list, you’ll tackle some pretty rad things and get a little taste of its goodness.  Read more…

The Best iPhone Apps for New Moms and Moms-to-Be

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Not knowing what to expect during pregnancy can bring about anxiety. Then, when you become a mom, even more stress is added on while trying to figure out your “new normal.” Being a woman is freaking hard, am I right!? Here are some apps that will help ease some of those worries and concerns during your pregnancy and postpartum. Read more…

A Quick Guide to Visiting Downtown Disney at Disneyland

Located just outside of Disneyland Parks, Downtown Disney is the perfect mixture of food and entertainment with a little something to do for the whole family! It’s the perfect getaway when you’re needing that Disney fix, it’s a great date night spot, or even a pregame to your Disneyland Hotel vacation before you head to the parks. Here is what I recommend you eat, see and do while at Downtown Disney…  Read more…

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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As you all know Mother’s Day sneaks up on us and next thing you know you’re last minute shopping for something meaningful/useful for your special lady. This year it falls on Sunday, May 14th, which means it’s time to prepare to pamper and spoil our Mamas. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite ideas this year… Read more…

Prepare to Be Blown Away by this Beauty Bar

I’ve seen so many blow-dry bars popping up around Orange County and have always wondered what they were all about. I’ve always wanted to try one to see if it’d work on my hair but have always been too scared. You guys, my hair is ROUGH. It’s thick, curly, kinky and nappy altogether. Plus, being a mom it’s pretty rare that I 1. have time to do my hair and 2. rarely want to do my hair when I DO have time.  Read more…

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Raising A Daughter In Today’s World || Feat. Bible Belles

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With all the craziness and chaos in the world today, I often think about our daughter and how we hope to raise her to be accepting of all people and to know her identity rooted in Christ. We also hope that while she’s growing up and starting to build deeper relationships with friends, that she’s known to be loyal, someone who’s selfless, always putting the needs of others before her own. I’m so grateful to have found a children’s book series that points our kids to God in a compelling way.  Read more…