Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Shopping Local this Season

Okay, it’s the same old story every year: you want to come up with creative gifts, you want to shop local, you want to choose products that promote sustainability and environmental responsibility… but you still end up grabbing something off of Amazon — right?! No excuses this year!  We’ve done the legwork for you by… Continue reading

Perfect Pumpkin-Picking Patches

Okay, sorry about that ridiculous title — I do love some alliteration…! 😉 Fall means all things PUMPKIN (and of course a few other things from our fall bucket list, am i right??).  Sure, it’s cheaper to grab one from outside your favorite grocery store, but going to a pumpkin patch brings around a whole… Continue reading

Stars + Stripes {Independence Day Edition}

Oh, say, can you see how many amazing events are going on in the 805 area (and beyond) this 4th of July?!  Hold onto your stars and stripes — here they come! Fireworks (le duh!) Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park Janss Marketplace and The Oaks parking lots, 9pm Bethany Church on the Hill Westlake Village Westlake Village… Continue reading

Five Faves: Things to do for Valentine’s Day

We know that not everyone is the red-roses-and-box-of-chocolates type of person — good thing there are tons of different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Here are a few of our personal faves: 1. For the Adventurous: RUNdezvous 5k Fun Run // win prizes, such as massages, dinner gift certificates, chocolates, and more, while having fun… Continue reading

How to Make [+ Achieve!] Goals in the New Year {2017}

When the New Year comes around, I can’t help but feel nostalgic about everything that happened during the past 365 days. With the retrospective look, however, comes the reminder to look forward — making goals is one major way to ensure you’re getting to where you want to be. As my wise dad says, “Aim… Continue reading

Fun Holiday Gift + Craft Ideas {DIY}

Trying to pull together some last-minute decor or gifts for the holiday season?? {Of course, this has never happened to us… we’ve never, ever waited until the final moment to get working on something we had been putting off since Thanksgiving… 😉  …amiright?!} Here are some holiday crafts you can throw together with most of the items… Continue reading