Top 10 Things I Learned From Living in SoCal

I celebrated my 7 year anniversary in SoCal yesterday, can you believe it? Time really does fly by! I have had so many amazing experiences, lessons learned and memories that have been made. I decided to "celebrate" by sharing the top things I have learned about living in SoCal: 1. Traffic is a bitch. It [...]

By | 2017-08-09T20:21:41+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

Weekend Getaway: Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

Over the weekend, I finally went to Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park. I have been wanting to visit these national parks since I first moved to California. I cannot say enough about how gorgeous the scenery is. Even though I am blogging about how beautiful it is, the pictures do not do it justice, these [...]

By | 2017-05-08T19:16:28+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Travel|0 Comments

My Favorite SoCal Wines + Giveaway

I am extremely passionate about California wines. Wine tasting and education is a must if you live in California, you really develop a deep appreciation for the process and dedication that the winemakers go through in making each batch. My goal when I get into my 40s is to open up a wine bistro and [...]

Confession: SoCal is My Addictive Drug

So I have a confession to make, 6 years later: Once I left Minnesota and moved the LA, the first 3 years of being here I loathed my hometown of Minneapolis. I felt like my friends and family were stuck and didn't know how move on. I was being exposed to such a different culture in [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:19+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Lifestyle|0 Comments

My Favorite Beaches From Santa Barbara to San Diego

There is nothing like spending the afternoon or evening at a Southern California beach: the smell and breeze of the air, the climate, the laughter and energy of the people, dog's splashing in the water, the beach activities, daisy dukes bikini's on top, guys in swim trunks - what's not to love? I have had [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:24+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Travel|0 Comments

Celebrate Your Anniversaries as a Southern Californian

Today I am celebrating my 6 year anniversary as a Southern Californian and boy am I damn proud of it! After driving on the 15 coming from Vegas in a packed car, god awful traffic and brutal desert heat, I crossed the California border with my mom on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. I remember when I [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:24+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Archive, California Dreamin', Home|0 Comments

Fairytale Montecito Cottage

I'm going to tell you guys a funny story that happened a couple years ago when I was contemplating moving out of my apartment complex in Ventura County, which is a little over an hour north of LA and where I currently live. I saw this cottage in Montecito (in Santa Barbara County, about 1.5 [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:11:13+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Archive, California Dreamin', Home|0 Comments

Making the Big Move: To Do List

When I made the announcement to my friends, family and place of employment that I was moving to the LA area, that's when it hit me that I was making this a reality - like OMG, I am really going to do this! I immediately started going through my office and bedroom at my parents house. [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:11:14+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Archive, California Dreamin', Home|0 Comments