I'm a SAHM (SOMETIMES at home mom) being raised by my four children. I blog, vlog & downward dog. Watch my cooking show @iVillage and visit me @visitsantacruz.
- Santa Cruz, CA
Have this in blue, but I'm loving the Hot Coral or Lucky White. MESH YOKE TOP - LuckyBrand
This is my first one-piece swimsuit and I love it! The fit is super flattering, mainly due to the side seams sewn more toward the front, and the way the fabric lies at my belly. Pricey, yes, but totally worth it. Mare Rugby Stripe Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit
2014 marks twenty years of living in Santa Cruz for me, and one thing I can’t get over is how much I still have to explore and experience in this area. So this year, I have a simple bucket list to get out, see and do more in this place I love and call home.
I wasn’t aware that elephant seals were present year round at Año Nuevo, but the park ranger convinced us to take the 3-mile roundtrip self-guided hike to view these massive sea mammals. What we saw and heard— mostly males fighting along the water’s edge blasting loud, intimidating roars through their trunk like noses— was fascinating and well worth it, but when I learned about the winter breeding season from a volunteer docent, I knew we had to return.
Since I discovered the joy of running in the great outdoors, I have not once been disappointed with the natural beauty Santa Cruz County has to offer. Breathtaking ocean views…check. Towering redwoods and coastal mountains…check, check. Woodlands, grasslands, wetlands…it’s all here, so strap on your running shoes and explore Santa Cruz County! Here are five runs to start you off.
I think my kids would dig this. Reading is my SuperPOWer Necklace Gift for Book Lover by rubiesandwhimsy
These writing quotes come from the website of 7-time author and writing teacher, Laura Davis. Visit her site to learn more about her writing classes and international retreats or to join her free online Writer's Journey Roadmap community. www.lauradavis.net
Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Macerated Strawberries | Cooking Classy (Everything about this recipe was great except I had to slice the bread thicker than it recommended. We had zero leftovers!)