Santa Barbara by Train

IMG_1200Last Friday, we took a wonderful little day trip down to Santa Barbara by way of the Amtrak Surfliner. It was semi-spontaneous, a lot of fun, romantic and a well-rounded, perfect Santa Barbara day. We shopped, ate, sipped on wine at outside cafés, walked around and shopped some more. Continue reading

Chasing Wildflowers

IMG_0945‘Tis the season for wildflower hunting! This year has brought some pretty amazing scenes around the county. So, when Easter was quickly approaching with no plans set in place, I decided it would be the perfect day for a Sunday drive to chase wildflowers. Continue reading

Homemade Acai Bowls

IMG_1193They’re healthy, they’re satisfying, they’re customizable, and they’re everywhere in California. Acai (a-sigh-E) bowls are trending big time and no one seems to be complaining. It’s for good reason as these filling bowls are quick and accessible, appeal to the health-conscious mind and as a bonus, make for some pretty good photo opportunities. Continue reading

Spring on Mill Street

IMG_0428Do you tend to gravitate towards certain houses, streets, neighborhoods in cities that you classify as ‘the cutest’, ‘the most perfect’, ‘this is where I want to live’, type? I certainly do. For me, one of my favorites in San Luis Obispo, is Mill St.. Continue reading

Easter Best with Free People

IMG_0694Every Easter, I look forward to seeing people’s ‘Easter Best’ outfits. Bright, cheery, modest spring dress for women and little girls, to nice polos or button downs and khakis for boys. As far back as I can remember, I was always dressed in my Easter Sunday best in a bright, floral dress, usually made by my mom. Continue reading

Natural Easter Egg Dye

IMG_0649It’s probably been done for years but it seems that just this season, making natural Easter egg dye was popping up everywhere. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

IMG_0267I got my wish last weekend of enjoying some cold weather and staying cozy at home. The rain came on Sunday, which was even more perfect so I gathered up all my baking items necessary to bake this recipe I found via Cupcakes and Cashmere. Continue reading