The Historic Mission Inn Review

The Historic Mission Inn ReviewI have to say that I loved my stay at the Mission Inn. It is in downtown Riverside California. It is the largest example of Mission Revival architecture in the United States. As we all know the Missions are a huge part of California history. The Mission Inn was never an actual mission. It was started by Frank Augustus Miller who built it as a hotel and was inspired by Mission Revival architecture and his own travels across Europe and Asia. Miller opened the first wing of the current Mission Inn building in 1903 and it continued to expand from there. It is a truly stunning work of art. * I am not being compensated to provide this review, all opinions are my own. Read more

Kona Kai Resort Review

Kona Kai Resort ReviewMy husband and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary and treated ourselves to a resort getaway in San Diego. It was a wonderful stay. The staff was delightful. They found out it was our anniversary and sent cheesecake and champagne to our room on the house. They didn’t even know that I was a blogger. This is not a sponsored post. All the opinions are my own and I was not compensated for my opinions.  Read more

A Summer Picnic and A Unique Gift

JORD- wood-watch-summer-picnicWhat does this picture say to you? To me it says NO KIDS!! That’s right, we had a romantic picnic and outdoor movie under the stars. It was just the two of us and it was the perfect summer evening.  I have been looking for a unique gift for my husband. A just because you are awesome gift. I came across this cool watch by JORD and knew it would be just right. Our summer picnic was the perfect opportunity to give it to him and let him know how much he is appreciated. Read more

A Trip To The Farmers Market

farmer's marketI absolutely love going to my local organic farmers market. It just gives me all the feel good vibes. I have a farmers market near me that is in such a great location. It’s at an old school-house that is still in use and it is being renovated. It’s nestled in the orange groves in the middle of Redlands, CA. That’s why it’s called The Grove. Read more

Free Things to do In New York City

free-things-to-do-in-central-parkMy family and I took a trip to New York from California at just the perfect time of year, late October. We had beautiful weather and stunning fall color!! I soon realized that all the attractions are very expensive, especially when you need 4 admissions. We needed to save somewhere!! I have compiled a list of the best free family friendly things that we enjoyed. I came about this by trial and error and some unnecessary steps…our poor feet! We saved money by staying outside of the city and riding the subways, but it is a lot of walking!! I hope this saves your feet and inspires you to see this iconic city! Read more