The first time I went to New York I got to have some amazing classic New York experiences including Broadway shows, dinner at Tavern on the Green in Central Park, and wandering the streets of Greenwich Village. I didn’t get to see the Statue of Liberty because when you go see the Statue of Liberty, […]

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Sunday is Father’s Day! What are you guys doing for all of those special dad’s out there? We are extra excited to celebrate this year because this is the first year that we have our little munchkin so it’s my husband’s first Father’s Day where we will get to celebrate him! Since our baby is […]

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Cherry Chocolate Cake. What is it about cherries and chocolate that just go together so well!?! I am somewhat addicted to the See’s dark chocolate covered cherries. They have such a yummy cream filling along with the cherry. Yum! Today I’m sharing the recipe for the cherry chocolate cake that my mom used to make […]

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium is just too big to fit into one post. If you missed last week’s intro to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, check it out! There is a large children’s section at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It houses interactive displays and a playground. I loved this lesson board on eels. I couldn’t even […]

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Earlier this year I shared my current love of citrus through Lemon Tarts & Lemon Blueberry Bundts, but that craving for citrus even extends into my veggie dishes! My husband taught me a cooking trick with asparagus. He holds a stalk at each end, then slowly bends it in half until it reaches its natural […]

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The main reason people visit Monterey is for the absolutely incredible Monterey Bay Aquarium. I’m willing to go ahead and say its the most amazing aquarium ever. It’s housed in an old sardine cannery & circulates ocean water through thanks to its amazing location right on the water. They have a huge assortment of sea […]

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I am a tiki bar fanatic. I think I even mentioned that in my About Me section! I love to duck into a little divey tiki bar where ever we go to get a feel for the Caribbean. Some of those spots have been winners (Smuggler’s Cove), some of those have been disappointing. One spot […]

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Nestled right in between Monterrey and Carmel by the Sea is a little town called Pacific Grove. It is brilliant because it often gets skipped by tourists for its better known neighbors, making it the preferred spot to stay for local weekenders. It is within easy biking distance from the famous Monterrey Bay Aquarium and […]

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For our wedding, my Aunt Edna made her famous Homemade Sugar Mints. We placed the pretty white mints in dishes at our reception. For our recent baby shower, I thought…What better way to thank our friends and family than by continuing the homemade mint tradition?!? So I found some super adorable baby rattler molds on […]

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Our drive down Carmel’s 17 Mile Drive took us from Monterrey, right into the adorable little city, aptly named Carmel by the Sea. When you arrive, snag a parking spot because the best way to see this city is by foot! Carmel by the Sea is one of the most quaint towns I’ve ever visited. […]

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