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Bike Dog Brewing Co. Grand Opening

Yesterday I went with my friends Dan and Darcey (of His and Hers Beer Notes) to check out the grand opening of Bike Dog Brewing Company, a self-described “nano” (read: smaller than micro) brewery and tasting room in West Sacramento. … Continue reading

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Basecamp Hotel + South Lake Tahoe

Ever since I first stumbled upon Basecamp Hotel, I’ve been itching to check out the South Lake Tahoe boutique hotel. After convincing my mom to take a quick trip up the mountain with me, I got online, excited to book … Continue reading

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The Color Run!

Truth be told, I was already toying with the idea of signing up for the Color Run™ 5k when the folks at KIND Snacks invited me to be one of their #KINDawesome correspondents. Having never run a 5k before, I was excited to see if I was … Continue reading

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A Weekend Getaway :: Boon Hotel + Spa

Last weekend we decided to skip town for a night, heading to Guerneville, a small tourist town situated along the Russian River in Sonoma County. It had been awhile since we’d taken a vacation (even a mini one) so I … Continue reading

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A Quick Trip to Oakland

This past Saturday I decided to brave the holiday-weekend traffic to head over to Oakland to visit my lovely friends, Jasmine and Jen. For as close as they live, I admit that I don’t make it their way nearly as … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration.

This past weekend we took a day trip to Oakland for my friend Jasmine’s birthday celebration. Despite my many trips to Oakland, I’d never been to Temescal Regional Park and I was floored by this quiet, serene oasis located right next to two busy … Continue reading

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Oakland :: Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood

Yesterday, I decided to take a day trip down to the East Bay to visit a couple of my close friends. We spent the day walking (and shopping) the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood in Oakland. It was a brisk and sunny … Continue reading

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DIY :: Happy Holidays Banner

I seriously love Christmas, every aspect of it—the decorations, music, food, lights and gifts (both giving and receiving). As soon as Thanksgiving comes and goes, I bust out my boxes and boxes of decorations, turn on some holiday tunes and … Continue reading