A Montage Resort in Laguna Birthday and Cheese Plate

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I just turned 42 years old, yep that’s me. My dad still cannot believe it.  He shakes his head in disbelief every time I mention it. Strangely, I still feel like I’m in my twenties. Perhaps a better way to say it would be, I just turned 28 with 14 years experience. Yes indeedy, staying […]

Winner of Dey Dey Ranch Giveaway

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The winner of the $100 Gift Certificate to Dey Dey Ranch was lucky number 18. Congratulations Adam Rogers! I’ll be in contact, buy viagra via email, and about your Gift Certificate. Happy Grilling

Trader Joe’s Shopping List {Shop Talk}

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Shopping at Trader Joe’s is not ordinary.  It elevates grocery shopping from a chore to an experience.  They stock their shelves with both staples and exotics.  You can find affordable luxuries such as Meyer Lemon Wafer Cookies to Thai Lime and Chili Cashews (both AWESOME), items you simply can’t find anywhere else. Below is a […]

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 […]

New Trader Joes Find

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I have two sweet finds to share today. One is an oldie but a goodie.  The other is BRAND new.   The old friend first. Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches. Simply delectable. Two chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream in the middle then rolled in mini chocolate chips.  I can neither confirm or deny that […]

Ritual Cleanse {Coupon Code Included} Shop Talk

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Are you shopping for a dietary cleanse? Last December I was. I had a few extra pounds that had been gained during an over indulgent “relax and enjoy phase”. Yes, there I’ll take a side of French Fries with that please. I had heard about ‘cleanses’, sale but they made me wary. No solid food, […]

OC Family Shop Talk – Valentine’s Day Chocolates and Flowers SWAK

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Are you ready friends? Because it is in….. T-minus 5 days. For OC Shop Talk today, I hope to help in your hunt for a lovely flower arrangement or terrific chocolates for your special somebody.  Here are a few of my favorite shops to help you on this 2011 Valentine’s Day. Flowers […]

Two Trader Joe’s Amazing Finds

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Today we have not one, but TWO,  new Trader Joe’s finds I’m head over heals in love with. #1     Trader Joe’s Highbrow Chocolate Chip Cookies ($3.99) “Highbrow”? What does this mean when applied to  boxed Chocolate Chip cookies? Inquiring minds want to know. I simply had to find out for myself.  Verdict, they are […]

Beagle photo update and Tanaka Farms CSA!

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The 9-year-old has requested more canine photography, so here is the latest followed by a farm that will surprise you. Let’s talk about a local Orange County Community Supported Agriculture – CSA.            Over the weekend, Ms Jenna shared with me a great delightful find. Did you know you could get a box of fresh vegetable/fruits from a local farm […]