Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our favorite place to grab a Cookie...

There are a lot of perks about living in Southern California...we have lived here for almost five years now and we are continuously finding little hidden gems that we fall in love with. From hole in the wall places, to little boutiques and mom and pop's pretty endless.

One of our favorite mom and pop cookie shops is called Uncle Biffs in hillcrest, San Diego. My husband found it a while back, and we have been huge fans ever since. You can even order the dough if you want to bake them fresh...unfortunately the recipe doesn't come a long with it. *still workin on that

My personal favorite is the good ole' chocolate chip, however the almond toffee, or the coconut macadamia...oh or the chocolate chunk are pretty amazing too.

If you're looking for other hidden gems in your area check out this home town hidden gem board to find the best of the best near you!
this post was inspired by our Hometown Hidden Gems campaign. RelayRides is the hidden gem of car rentals and a great way for families that have multiple cars that go unused to make some extra money and an even better resource for someone needing a car to get one at 40% less on average than our corporate counterparts

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Velvet Pancakes...

What can I say, we are a pancake family. We choose pancakes over waffles, french toast, eggs, bacon, muffins, crepes...they always out trump any other breakfast food in this house.

When I saw this red velvet pancake mix from World Market it was a no brainer. 

Seriously you guys, you have to try this stuff. So, so good...and who's to say that heart pancakes are only for Valentines Day? I say every day is a heart pancake kind of a day :-).
^^^ pac man pancakes lol ^^^

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Friday, July 11, 2014

We went to the Del Mar Fair...

Nothing says "FAIR" like fried oreos and krispy cream triple stacked burgers...oh and huge pickles, stinky cows and pigs, fried potato chips on a stick, parmesan cheese corn on the cobb, fried avocados and of course fried snickers...

It's one night to clog your arteries and ride the carousel to your hearts content! After being at the beach all day, we all decided to head to the fair right after. All of Josh's family was in town, so we just couldn't pass it up! Plus, we wanted to ware our kids out as much as possible?! 

If you are ever in the San Diego area during the 4th of July you should definitely hit up the fair it makes for some great memories (and even better people watching haha)

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Brand Market Workshop....and a lot of color!

A few weeks ago I attended a little workshop for bloggers and entrepreneurs in LA. It was a fun day of meeting new people and getting some good advice and ideas! We had it at Kelly's studio where she painted her whole space white and then decorated with color. I was in love at first site! Here are a few pics from the day...

sidenote:  About 45 minutes after the studio (and being in ridiculous bumper to bumper traffic) I get a call telling me I left my laptop. I wanted to scream and cry all at the same time. So I had to flip around, drive the 45 minutes back in more traffic, retrieve my laptop and than flip around and drive it all over again. Oh happy, happy joy joy.

Moral of the story: LA traffic is seriously the ultimate worst thing known to man. It's just not good for the heart I tell ya. :-)

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