“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie
One of my newest discoveries has been the activewear collection by Lou & Grey called Form. I would wear these on my morning drop offs, morning meetings or Saturday morning coffee run and turn it into a walk, bootcamp, run or yoga class. Sharing some of my favorite finds below.
Here are ways you can help Napa and Sonoma community during this difficult time:
2. Buy local and support Napa and Sonoma wineries
3. Give hugs to your friends and family
4. Show kindness to your neighbors
5. Give thanks to your local first responders
xx - Patricia
This is by far the easiest and yummiest lemon poppy seed cake I've ever made. The whole loaf was devoured by three very hungry monkeys before it had a chance to cool.
I highly recommend to get this book if you like to bake. Happy Monday! - xx Patricia
Here is a collection of budget-friendly finds for you. I pick classic fall prints, pretty jewel tones, versatile accessories, and the best part - they are all under $20. Happy shopping!
1) Saddle Bag // 2) Faux Suede Tank // 3) Plaid Scarf // 4) Ankle-Strap Flats // 5) Camel Sweater // 6) Mules // 7) Pleated A-line Skirt // 8) Fringe Drop Earrings // 9) Duster Cardigan // 10) Animal Print Pouch // 11) Faux Suede Pointed Flats // 12) Mini Makeup Set // 13) Lip Gloss Set // 14) Wrap Knot Skirt // 15) Tortoise Sunglasses
“Unless you’re willing to look a little foolish, forget the possibility of becoming great.” – Cher
Fresh vegetables from Oxbow Market
Heirloom tomatoes from Whole Foods
Bootcamp at Fitness Revolution Napa
Puppy love ❤️ "Sparkle" trucker hat from Monday Sparkles
New hair cut by Mod Pod
Last weekend my mommy besties and I drove to Sea Ranch for a girl’s weekend. We started with a walk by the ocean. The smell of the coast was so clean and refreshing and we immediately felt recharged! After our morning walk we went back to our vacation rental and made breakfast where we all go to enjoy it without any interruptions from the kids. We continue the whole day with bubbles, Mexican mules, chocolates, and yummy food. It was so nice not to have a schedule! The next day we drove to Point Arena lighthouse. The view on top of the lighthouse was incredible! A bit of cardio with the stairs, but it's totally worth it!
We had such a relaxing weekend and can't wait for our next girl's weekend. Here are a few candid shots from the trip. Ever been to Sea Ranch? Have some suggestions? Leave a travel tip in the comments below!
Don't know what to cook for dinner during school nights? Here are some ideas and tips to get you started. First, make it simple. My kids don't like many ingredients in their dish so I don't go super fancy on the menu, but love to keep them fresh and mostly organic. Second, save some time by getting pre-made protein such as chicken skewers from Costco. I also like to get meatballs, and chicken hot pie from Whole Foods. Third, presentation. I use bento plates so they can see all the different items on their plate, and it also helps me to get more creative with side options. What are your favorite dishes you made during weeknights? Would love to hear from ya!
// Spaghetti and Meatballs //
// Grilled Turkey and Cheese Sandwich - Fresh Strawberries - Edamame from Costco - Baby Carrots //
// Fork In The Road Foods Hot Dog - Fresh Cantaloupe and Blackberries - Steamed Broccoli and Carrots //
// Free Ranged Beef Burger - Steamed Broccoli - Apple Sauce //
“To some people, not caring is supposed to be cool, commenting is more interesting than doing, and everything is judged and then disposed of in, like, five minutes. I’m not interested in those kinds of people. I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails or looks stupid.” – Amy Poehler
It's typically whatever leftover protein and veggies I have in my fridge. This was kale, chard, mushrooms, bell peppers, and topped with eggs and pieces of cooked bacon. Yum!
Meet Stella V.I.P. Oro our gorgeous new puppy. Born on 6/17/17. She is a first generation labradoodle. We're crazy in love! Welcome to the family!
I want to let you all be the first to know that my husband and I have teamed up with Fitness Revolution Napa to run a transformation contest starting on 8/22. It is going to be an amazing way to get in great shape and change the way you look and feel. And let’s not forget about the prizes!
The winning team takes home $1,000!
Join the challenge with your partner, best friend, or a family member. I have to say having my husband in the challenge in the past really helped both of us stay on track and hold each other accountable. If you are interested in joining us in the challenge or just need some motivation to get in the best shape of your life, head over to Fitness Revolution Napa to get more info and register AND you can get $25 off your registration with my special code: "mom".
Don’t wait too long or all the spots could be filled up. You are getting a chance to sign up before almost everyone and get a discount!
Register here and don't forget to use "mom" at checkout to get $25 off!