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Light & White, or Bold & Bright? What’s your flower pick?

I love how the different seasons and holidays often have a flower look to accompany them. Thanksgiving is rich with oranges and golds and deep purples, with the mum an easy go-to and pumpkins and pomegranates quick additions for a table. Christmas is festive and fragrant, marked by the contrasting colors of red and green […]

10 Favorite Drought Tolerant Plants Pinnable

Plant Wisely: 10 Favorite Drought Tolerant Plants

These days in the valley, we’re enjoying our climate sweet spot, the few months between the cold of winter and the heat of summer where everyone and everything seems content. Flowers are bursting into bloom, and new growth on trees has them looking greener than ever. We know what’s coming though, don’t we? Oh we […]


Dairy Dash 5K Run/Walk Benefiting AgVentures! {& a Giveaway!}

AgVentures! is a destination people of all ages come to learn about agriculture in a fun-filled environment. With hands on interactive exhibits, a child has an opportunity not only learn about agriculture through the facts provided, but also by touching and playing with products and multiple exhibits displayed inside AgVentures!. This year the International Agri-Center […]


Pop-Up Restaurant at The Gardens

Honestly, we really didn’t need another reason to love The Gardens (we’re slightly obsessed as it is), but we got it. Last week Steph and I, along with our hubbies, joined twenty other people for a fantastic pop-up restaurant experience with the Untamed Chef, all in the beautiful setting of The Gardens. The evening began with […]


Healthy Banana Blueberry Oat Muffins

Recently, I got into a rut with breakfast. It’s always been hard for me to come up with creative breakfast ideas for my girls. I don’t like breakfast and usually have an IsaGenix shake or just some coffee, so I’ve lacked in ways to provide them a yummy, nutritious breakfast. I’ll even admit we’ve reverted […]

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drop it MODERN {Local Highlight}

drop it MODERN offers photography gear and home design products, but you don’t have to be a photographer or designer to love this business. From stunning fabric backdrops to chic wall paper, bold graphics to soft sparkles, drop it MODERN has managed to capture our hearts with their colors, textures, and prints. Just look at the […]


Tips for Eating More Veggies (And a Produce Basket Giveaway!)

We know: you wish this was a post with tips for eating more chocolate! But it’s green beans, not cocoa beans, we need more of! Today Pam from Family Farm Fresh is sharing her tips for eating more veggies and giving one lucky reader two hand-delivered baskets of farm fresh produce! Pam: When I started working […]

April 2014 Printable Calendar

April Calendar Printable (+ 30 Things To Do This Month!)

Happy April! Enjoy this shower-inspired calendar. Print it out, add your events, and put it up! Happy April Fool’s Day! Share your April Fool’s pranks and jokes with us Celebrate National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day by making PB&J for lunch! Downtown Visalia’s Wine & Cheese Walk (5:30 – 8:30); Opening Day at the Visalia Rawhide […]


Our Favorites: March Edition

Today we are sharing our March favorites! STEPHANIE MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15- I have been using Bare Minerals for about 7 years now and I still love it, but as I get older I just need a little more some days. I learned about this particular foundation on another blog and I […]

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