Ditch Your To Do List

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Manage your to do list and take back your freedom It’s your list. You control it. Stop letting the to do list control you.  I refuse to let my to do list overwhelm me and take over my day by filling it with additional pressures. I have seen myself turn into a worry wart all because […]

Organic Grocery Shopping on a Budget

ALDI organic produce

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Fresh Food for the Frugal Grocery shopping is near the top of the list of my least favorite activities. I don’t mind browsing a farmer’s market but the thought of a grocery store outing can make me cringe. If you’re like […]

How to Save Money

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Decrease your spending & remove temptation! As I move along my journey to financial freedom I am discovering new tricks to curb my spending even before the impulse hits. The only way to pay off past debt is learning how to save money the right way. I’m in my late 30’s but better late than never […]

Hiking with Kids in Los Angeles

hiking trail in Palos Verdes

Kid-friendly hiking and salt water trails Los Angeles residents may have to endure gridlocked freeways and streets but we are rewarded with so many endless summer days. Why not take advantage of all the sun and grab your family for an oceanfront walk in Palos Verdes? This luxurious beach city offers kid-friendly hiking trails for […]

My Blueprint for Financial Freedom

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Shifting my mindset from spender to saver I am in the final stretch of a paying off my last USC college student loan and feel a giant weight lifting off my shoulders. The celebration is going to be the first of many for me in the coming months as I’m committed to paying down my […]

Exploring Playa Vista….LA’s Silicon Beach

Playa Vista Hammock

Things to do in Playa Vista Where else in Los Angeles can you find a community that combines spaces for work, play and living with a bit of whimsy. Hidden gardens and playgrounds mimic something straight out of a fairytale. Ok maybe I’m just biased as a former resident of Playa Vista but I think […]

Quick Exercise Options for Busy Parents

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Mini at-home workout sessions Summer beach days are quickly approaching and for the first time I just don’t feel ready. Long, lazy days spent on the sand are what I live for but I’m filled with more anxiety than relaxation. It boils down to mama isn’t ready for swimsuit season. I’m a bikini girl, always […]

Beach Inspired Decorating

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Bring the Beach into Your Home I am a self-confessed beach comber and collector of shells. I have horrible eye sight but I can sure spot a little shell or sea glass treasure from my beach towel. Like my mom, I comb the beach for hours looking for tiny trinkets that feed my soul. How do […]

Sunday Fun Day

Seal Beach Pier

Favorite Day…Now and Then What’s your favorite day of the week? What does it mean to you? This morning during my beach walk I thought about how that answer has changed with every stage of my life. I counted the days down to Friday each week as a child. Eagerly waiting for late night movie […]

Simple Solutions for Clutter

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Managing Clutter as a Parent I just finished The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. From the first chapter I was hooked simply because I was in awe that someone’s passion involved other people’s clutter. I knew I was on a ride and had to share my […]