I did not always love to cook. In fact, when I was first married, my husband was the master of the kitchen - I felt like I scored big time when I would arrive home from work to the sight of him … [Read more...] about Young Chef’s Academy Cooks Up Fun for All Ages
I am all about efficiency. When I have errands to run, or gifts to buy, I love it when I can snag everything on my list at one good spot. Easy parking, no long lines, in and out! That's honestly why I … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree at The Foundry Collective!
I have a mad crush on stories where a passion or a hobby becomes a career. I guess that's probably in part because that's what happened to me with my own freelance writing and fashion blogging. But … [Read more...] about Flower Child Boutique: The Road to Peace, Love, and Fashion.
Before there was White Castle, In N Out, McDonald's and the Texas-famed Whataburger, the hamburger was making its delicious debut in the 19th or early 20th century. Of course we Americans contended to … [Read more...] about 3 of the Best Local Burgers to Make You Cheat Your Diet
Welcome back to your first work week of 2016! I know, I know...a little depressing, but do not fear. I've gathered up my favorite beauty items for you to stock up your makeup bag and vanity with, … [Read more...] about Look and feel your best in 2016
Christmas cocktails. Like music to my ears. Sometimes it's just the only thing that gets me through the nutty-ness of the holidays! I know by now you are probably feelin' the same way, too. So now … [Read more...] about Cocktail Countdown to 2016!
Fresno isn't exactly considered a small town by any means - with a population of over 520,000 it is the fifth largest city in California, and the 34th largest city in the entire nation! But for some … [Read more...] about Small town is cool again: where to take valley visitors during the holidays
You guys, I have a confession. Winter in the valley really gets me down. I know I'm a total wimp, and I could be living in Minnesota somewhere, shoveling snow and strapping chains onto my car - but … [Read more...] about Beating the winter with my favorite places to snuggle up.
Some of my favorite memories growing up in the valley have to do with holiday traditions. From the downtown, small-town Christmas parades, to the walks and rides down Christmas Tree Lane, and even … [Read more...] about 4 Holiday Getaway Day Trips
So now that the turkey's been eaten, and the football games won, I feel like I can rightfully turn on my Christmas music stations and start to get into the holiday season! Yessss. There are gobs and … [Read more...] about 3 Christmas Musical Musts
Not everyone is cut out for a desk job--the 9 to 5, the hour lunch, the Microsoft Outlook and endless meetings. More and more, we hear stories of small town people with really big dreams, who just … [Read more...] about Make Pie Not War and the Journey Away From the Corporate Life
Well folks, it's November. Judging by the decor at Target and red cups at Starbucks, that means it's basically Christmas, right? Sometimes I cringe at how we seem to skip past the thankfulness and … [Read more...] about One Enchanted Evening: Check it off your Christmas bucket list
With a population of just over 100,000, the sweet little city of Clovis is alive and growing. Incorporated in 1912, Clovis was pioneered by a man named Marcus Pollasky, and a group of prominent Fresno … [Read more...] about 5 of the Best Stops on Clovis’ Pollasky Avenue
Want to hear something shocking? There are over 1,900 kids in foster care in Fresno County, due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. That is basically the size of the total enrollment of Clovis West High … [Read more...] about City Without Orphans: Changing the Numbers, Giving a Gift
There is so much to say on the topic of beauty. We see beauty in the setting sun, the laughter of a new baby, and the colors of Picasso. But we also see beauty in people, right? Melissa Sievers sure … [Read more...] about The Beauty Clause Around the Globe
Now, I like reality tv as much as the next girl, but when I joined a book club this fall, I was reminded why reading feels so good. Sure, it's especially easy to curl up with a good book now that the … [Read more...] about Blind Date with a Book, the Blind Date That’s Good for You
Just what is it about coffee? The comfort of that sweet smell first thing in the morning, the excuse to use cream and sugar, or even the health benefits list that grows longer every year - I'm a … [Read more...] about Good vibes and good brew: Dutch Bros. Coffee
A new habit I picked up this summer is running. I never really liked to run before - I think of walking the mall or a quick yoga video as "doing my part" for my health and my waistline. Don't laugh. … [Read more...] about Running Clovis on the Dry Creek Trail
When I moved back to Clovis last year, I was quickly reminded of all of the agriculture here in the valley. I literally live a stone's throw from where the sweet Wawona peaches are grown, and a short … [Read more...] about Old Town Clovis Wine Walk
All summer, I was on the hunt - toddler in hand - for the perfect park. It was a typical sizzling Central Valley summer, and I really wanted to find an alternative to heading to the local Target to … [Read more...] about The Park and the Person, Todd Beamer
As a freelance writer, fashion blogger, busy mamasita, and shopaholic, I'm always in search of fun spots to get my work done. Sure sure, there's Starbucks and their fancy-pants fast WIFI, or the … [Read more...] about In freelancer’s heaven: the best local spots to get your work done