Web Gems

Web Gems 7.24.14

1. What being a BFF means in Your 30′s.

2. Dear spoiled children of America… or something like that.  LOVE this letter from a dad to his children.

3. 4 lessons every mom should tell their daughter.

4. Just another reason why I love Mindy Kaling.  She’s awesome and I love how she addressed body issues.

5. 20 words that have a different meaning in the midwest.  As a girl from Iowa – I totally get it! 

6. If you are 29 years old – you’ve got to read this post.

7. Tacos.  Yumm. Recipe here. 


8. Classic.  Clean.  Obsessed.

#mycaliforniaroadtrip: Santa Barbara to Monterey

Day 4

Day 4 was a big driving day.  You can see our starting and ending point on the map.  A lot of great things were found along the way!


We started day 4 in the best possible way – driving through Santa Barbara Wine County! Breathtaking views overlook valleys and mountains studded with ancient oaks, brilliant flowers and magnificent vineyards.  Driving leisurely through the country allows one to fully appreciate the winemaking experience.

Wine Country

Our first stop was at Koehler Winery.  With award-winning wines, Koehler offers a quant, personal experience.  They are a smaller vineyard that makes 5,000 cases a year and everything is grown on the property.

Koehler Winery2



Kohler Winery

The next winery we visited was Firestone Vineyard.  Established in 1972 as Santa Barbara County’s first estate winery, Firestone Vineyard specialized in Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  We really enjoyed their Rose. [Continue reading...]

Lighter Lasagna

Jenese's Lasagna

While we were in Fullerton on vacation, Jenese made a great Lasagna dish. This is a great italian dish with lots of flavor.  It’s also super easy!  I also love this recipe because it’s a little lighter than other recipes I’ve seen. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 lb. ground sausage 1 onion, diced 2 cloves […]

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#mycaliforniaroadtrip: LA to Santa Barbara


Day 3  We started Day three by walking around the The Grove and LA Farmer’s Market.  The LA Farmer’s Market started in 1934 and has been a star for the last 80 years.  The market includes over 100 restaurants, shops and grocers. Some say it’s still the best grocery store in LA, with a remarkable […]

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#mycaliforniaroadtrip: San Diego – Orange County

Surf Up

We made it. 8 amazing days of road trip fun. First – if you ever want to take a road trip, I highly recommend a trip up the California coast.  Our trip was full of breathtaking views (x100), outdoor activities and AMAZING food.  (I swear I had some of the best foods on this trip… best pork […]

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California Road Trip

Highway 101

Tim and I are headed to California tomorrow.  We are checking off a big item on our bucket list.  We’re driving up the coast, starting in San Diego and up the iconic highway 1 all the way to Lake Tahoe. (Pacific Coast Highway – Photo Credit)  California is already one of my favorite places.  I […]

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Off to Kappa Convention…


I’m off to Kappa convention in Austin Houston, TX.  It should be a great couple of days.  I can’t wait to make new friends, learn new things and experience what it means to be a lifelong Kappa. My sorority sisters mean the world to me.  Little did I know when I pledged over 10 years […]

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Tangy Marinated Grilled Chicken

Tangy Marinated Grilled Chicken

Yesterday I showed you how to make these awesome new potatoes and broccoli.  Today I want to show you a great chicken marinade that pairs perfectly with it. Perfect for a summer night.  Enjoy! Here’s what you’ll need: 

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New Potatoes with Broccoli

New Potatoes with Broccoli

I made the yummiest side the other week.  Super easy and great for any meal. Here’s what you’ll need: 

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Top 5

top 5 outfit

Happy Happy Happy Friday! Have a fantastic weekend! Do something fun. Here’s this week’s Top 5. 1. A very special birthday.  My best friend Mal turns the big 2-9 today.  When we were in high school we used to make posters for our birthdays and hang them up all over school.  I thought I’d re-create this […]

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