Summer Wardrobe Additions {Shop Talk}

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Lands’ End.  It’s a place where I shop for my little people often.  I trust their sizing and quality of fabric.  This year, while checking out summer clothes for the kids who are growing like weeds, I discovered a new leg of their business model; Lands’ End Canvas. After clicking around, I was quite pleased […]

Jalapeno-Cucumber Margarita a Balance of Sugar and Spice

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Happy Friday Friends. Any plans for the long weekend? If you are looking for a new cocktail recipe here is an interesting one. It’s for Ms. Lori.  She shared that the Cucumber Margaritas from Gabbi’s in Orange, California were fantastic.  I was intrigued.  Tequila and I have not been friends at all since college.  (It was […]

Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market {Shop Talk}

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Have you heard?  The Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market opened May 7, 2011.  The farmers market is located at Chapman University’s Historic Villa Park Orchards Packinghouse near the Orange Circle.  Don’t be surprised if you find your self shopping next to Gabbi Patrick from Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen or Diego Velasco, the executive chef and co-founder of […]

A Bride to Be: Her Wedding Shower

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Full of charm, search pastel colors, pharmacy and beautiful decor, this shower was the perfect occasion to celebrate my lifelong friend. The shower not only has me searching for an excuse to re-register, it also makes me wish the bachelorette weekend fabulosity was this weekend.  Beach House here we come. PS: Baileys in Coffee is my […]

GM Cars and Orange County Housewives

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Earlier this month, prescription for sale a few Orange County Housewives (read bloggers) were selected to test drive GM’s current line of 2011 vehicles.  The creative mind of Marcy Masurra seized this opportunity to round us up and shoot a short video.  The video was meant to be a light-hearted way of highlighting what we enjoyed about these […]

BlogCrush at the StoneFire Grill in Irvine

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This months BlogCrush OC was at the StoneFire Grill in Irvine last night.  It was a friendly Bloggers meet-up, to sample some of the newly offered  menu items.  StoneFire’s claim to fame is a fresh approach to family dining.  To further this approach, they have introduced a Healthy Alternatives Menu.  This menu contains dishes with fewer than 500 calories.  Some of […]

Pet Therapy at CHOC Hospital in Orange County

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19 years old Jeremy was sitting in his bed with various tubes attached to his wiry frame.  His dyed green hair from last week was now a distant memory.  He wore a red cap to cover a bald head.  The cap had a white paw print on it, which he pointed to and smiled, “I’ve […]

Picture Day Project 365 {Days 131- 137}

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How is everyone this week?  It has rained off and on here in California.  I don’t seem to mind.  When the gloomy weather lifts the skies are brilliant blue, mind holding cotton ball clouds.  Today is Picture Project 365, help enjoy.   Day 131 ~ Jacaranda 5/11   Day 132 ~ CHOC Hospital 5/12   […]

His and Hers: Steak Sandwich

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Steak.  Such a manly meal.  Straight off the fire with a side of  beans. While Lemon Zest and Baby Arugula are delicate and bright, just what you would find in a Petite  Sandwich at High Tea.  What happens when these two worlds collide? You get a His and Hers Steak Sandwich.  A hearty sandwich that is light […]