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How To Burn Calories and Give Back To Your Community

…talk about killing two birds with one stone!

The HOPE4Kids Festival and Run is a community event that benefits the foster youth of Ventura County.  This 5K, 10K, and kids one mile “fun run” event takes place on Saturday, April 28th from 8am to 2pm in Lake Sherwood [2300 Norfield Drive, Thousand Oaks].  The festival and run is a community effort sponsored by Raising Hope Inc., Ventura County Children and Family Services, Living Oaks Community Church, and several other community partners.

This event is to raise awareness for the needs of foster youth in Ventura County as well as the need for additional …

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Our Favorite Local Brunch Spots

Not to sound too basic, but…

we LOVE brunch.

Like, borderline obsessed. And what’s not to love? Delicious, insta-worthy food. Acceptable day drinking, in public. Catching up with good friends. Beautiful, outdoor patios [our favorite, and — thanks to the 805 — it’s almost always patio-sitting weather :)]!

Today we’re sharing some of our fave brunch spots in the 805.  But friends, this is a two-way street — so if you have a fave brunch spot or two that we haven’t listed, please share in the comments below 🙂

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Local Christmas Tree Farms {conejo valley + ventura county}

When do you get your Christmas tree?

The day after Thanksgiving (every year, without fail) my parents would load up the car with all four kids, a big blanket, and a huge roll of twine, and head to a local Christmas tree farm.  Once the first few notes of the Amy Grant Christmas album started playing, everyone knew it was officially Christmas tree time!img_9686img_9686

…alright, thanks for letting me have …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

It’s the weekend and although we were getting really excited for fall with the cooler weather we were having and the PSL’s we were drinking, we don’t mind the late reminder of summer.  It will be a beautiful weekend to head outdoors and enjoy some of our Five Friday Faves!

1. Beer festivals and Oktoberfest events aplenty are coming to the 805 (yay!!).  All weekend long you can check out the California Beer Festival at Plaza Park in Ventura. There are several different events taking place this weekend along with lots of craft beer tasting, live entertainment, and food.  But hurry, this is a …

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4 ways to celebrate Thirsty Thursday in the 805 {local drinks}

Happy #ThirstyThursday 805-ers! Is it just me, or does it feel like today should be Friday?? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s not. However, it IS Thirsty Thursday! And luck for you, we compiled a list of our favorite spots to kickback for a drink (or two:).

Bottle & Pint Competition: Local craft brewers will be having a competition featuring two of their best beers on tap from today (May 19th) through the weekend.  This little competition will be judged by you and which ever brewery has the most pours at the end of the weekend with a dedicated …

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How To Burn Calories and Give Back To Your Community

…talk about killing two birds with one stone!

For today’s Work It Wednesday, we have a local event that will allow you to burn those calories while also giving back to a great local cause! Sounds amazing, right!?

The HOPE4Kids Festival and Run is a community event that benefits the foster youth of Ventura County.  This 5K, 10K, and kids one mile “fun run” event takes place on Saturday, April 23rd from 8am to 2pm at the Camarillo Community Park.  The festival and run is a community effort sponsored by Raising Hope Inc., Ventura County Children and Family Services, Living Oaks Community Church, and several …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

We hope you had a great week and are ready to enjoy your weekend with our Five Friday Faves!

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1. Pumpkin Patches – We know, we know, it’s hot out and it still feels like summer, but heading to a pumpkin patch just might get you in the spirit of fall (and let’s just hope the weather follows soon).  Check out our post here on the best places to grab a pumpkin in the 805.local pumpkin patchlocal pumpkin patch

2. Bark …

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Bring It To The Mat {Yoga Benefit}

Our Work It Wednesday not only helps you get a work out in, but it also supports a great cause!  Bring It To The Mat is a special yoga event happening this Friday, September 11th from 5-9pm at the Oak Park Community Center.  This community yoga festival is hosted by lululemon athletica and Lainie Devina and raises funds to benefit Support For The Kids.

Support For The Kids is a local organization run entirely by volunteers to help the Ventura County foster and underprivileged youth. Sounds pretty awesome, right?

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. ICYMI: We are looooving all of this press about something we’ve known for, like, ever.  Ventura County was just recently ranked #1 most naturally beautiful county in the entire United States.  Hey, Santa Barbara, not too shabby for you, either — you came in at #3!  Other honorable mentions from the 805 include Monterey County (coming in at #9) and San Luis Obispo County (#21).  That’s out of 3,111 counties!

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Pure Botanical Skin Care + A Giveaway! {Grateful Naturals}

In case you haven’t seen in pictures yet, my daughter is pale as pale can be with almost shocking red hair. I knew within a few days of her being born that she was going to have super sensitive skin and we were definitely going to have to invest in sunblock…and lots of it!

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Luckily, my husband Mark (a graphic and web designer) was working on branding and website design for local mom Monica Mayer who was starting a pure botanical skin care line called …

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