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24 Hours in || East LA

‘Tis the season for travel!  Spring break is upon us and summer is just around the corner, so whether it’s business or pleasure, there’s never been a better time to start planning that next getaway!  Did you know that last year 90% of adult Americans took a summer road trip? While Aaron mostly travels for work, my trips are normally a mix of business and pleasure. National Car Rental asked if we might share some of their own tips about their mobile app and I was super intrigued.  Any time I have rented a car in the past it has …

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Spring Break || Toddler Staycation

Staying in town this spring?  Fear not!  It’s easy to come down with a case of FOMO (fear of missing out) when it seems like everyone you follow on Instagram has taken up residence in some tropical locale, but there are actually a lot of perks to staying local when it comes to your spring break plans.  For one, you don’t have to worry about time changes and the havoc it can wreck on mini schedules and routines.  Also, it can be really expensive to travel during peak times like spring break, so save up those dollars for the …

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Big News || Texas Forever

It’s safe to say, I’m feeling all of the feels as I write this one. This June we are packing up our little southern Calofornia home and heading east to begin a brand new adventure in Austin. I can’t recall ever feeling so much sadness and excitement at the same time.  It’s such a bizarre feeling and so, so surreal.  It’s been nearly 10 years since I packed up my little Mazda with whatever it could hold and headed west for Los Angeles.  Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined what would ensue, or that …

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Real Talk with Real Moms // Self-Care

Happy Friday, friends!  I’m back today and joined by everyone’s favorite blogging mamas (or at least MY favorite blogging mamas!) in our Real Moms series.  Today’s topic is self-care– body image, exercise, and just generally making time for yourself.  It was by far the hardest for me to write.  My motherhood experience would be that self-care and motherhood together would be a bit of an oxymoron.  I could sit here and tell you how important self-care is and that we should all prioritize it without feeling guilty …

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