For Your Weekend

(I don’t often share family photos, but this one sums up our week pretty well–we were at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, and our kids were being, well, kids.) It’s been a lovely week of slow family time in Washington. We (meaning mostly my dad, who’s amazing in the kitchen) made chocolate chip cookies, […]

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A Sneak Peek from a Week in Washington

Greetings from Washington! My family and I are spending several days of quality family time at my dad and stepmom’s new house in the woods outside beautiful Poulsbo, Washington. This area is so striking to me because it’s so different from the hot, dry landscape of Sacramento where the city is flat and spread out, and there’s […]

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For Your Weekend

What do you have planned for this weekend? It’s been a surprisingly nice week here. My older son attended a half-day soccer camp all week, and it turned out to be one of the best things we did all summer! Not only did he love it, but it also gave me the excuse to sit […]

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California State Fair

For Your Weekend

This week felt like a real slice of summer: an evening at the California State Fair, an afternoon date with my husband (with cocktails and gelato), family outings for Neapolitan pizza and Japanese shaved ice, and sweaty kids at playdates and soccer practice (see more on Instagram). I’m not sure what’s in store for us this […]

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30 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe

Do you prefer the ocean or the mountains? Here in Sacramento, we sit right in between the coast and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, each less than two hours away. My preference for the coast and my lack of interest in skiing have meant that I’ve spent little time in the Sierra Nevada…So when I recently had the opportunity […]

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View of Tower Bridge, Sacramento

For Your Weekend

I didn’t mention this before, but I just finished several days at home with my kids while my husband accompanied his mother and sister to New York City. Of course, I was envious because it’s one of my favorite places from my childhood, and I’ve been wanting to take my kids there to relive some […]

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For Your Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? After a busy 10 days of showing my in-laws around my city, Sacramento, as well as Napa Valley and San Francisco, I have lots of things to catch up on but not much motivation. It seems the heat and slow rhythms of summer are making me a bit lazy. […]

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Build a Perfect Day Trip to San Francisco

What do you do when family come to visit? My sister-in-law and mother-in-law have been visiting from Brazil, and we’ve been alternating relaxing days by the pool at home with fun day trips. Even though they’ve both been to San Francisco, they wanted to see it again, and due to limited options for staying the […]

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