TREND REPORT: 2011 California Gift Show


**Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own, honest! One of the perks of being an interior designer is that I get to attend various “markets.” That’s where we get a sneak-peek at what the upcoming design products and merchandise will be. I try [...]

Day 3 – An Heirloom


No you don’t have to start searching through you Grandmother attic or shopping at Estate Sales nor do you  have to spend thousands of dollars.  How about a new Heirloom? 1. I’ve always wanted a great locket to put our wedding picture in and a picture of Ellie as a toddler.  I can imagine handing [...]

San Diego MOMfia launches TODAY!


A few of you have asked why I haven’t been around much in the last 2 weeks.  It’s because we’ve been working on our launch of San Diego Momfia! So what is San Diego Momfia? In San Diego, we’re all about the Families… What began as a nickname for our group of outspoken and so [...]

Dreaming of a drop top


My husband drives a sports car. I drive the family car. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my car. It’s nicer than any car my parents ever had growing up. It’s a beautiful car. But it’s still the family car. Rather than driving around in the convertible I’ve always dreamed of, I drive around [...]

Mommies Holiday Toy Guide


It’s no secret that being a mom is a hard job.  Shopping for the holidays is also no easy job.  This year with the help of our favorite toy store Geppetto’s, San Diego’s neighborhood toy store, we’ve come up with some hot toys for this Holiday Season. Hopefully, we’ll save you a little time and some [...]

My Favorite Haunts – Roosevelt Hotel


So have you read about the first haunted I posted?  Ok then, one to the next. I’ve stayed here twice.  It’s probably one of my favorite hotels.  I just love history of this hotel. We were there for a Christmas party one year in the Blossom Ballroom.  The same room where the very 1st Academy [...]

My favorite Haunts – Hotel San Carlos


If you know me, you know I love a good Ghost Story.   There’s just something tragic and romantic about a soul staying here on Earth.  Though I’ve never seen and ghost myself, I have scared myself beyond belief.  I guess I love that adrenalin rush. So I thought over the next couple of days I’d share some of [...]

Last Minute Costumes


Halloween is Sunday.  Do you have your costume? No? Well just for you, I’m going to dedicate this Fashion Friday post to last minute costumes… Quarterback I got this one from the Disney Family Fun website Super Easy! Materials Photocopy of a quarter Cardboard Duct tape Instructions Enlarge a photocopy of a quarter — or [...]

Rock On Mommies and Scottsdale Mama Try to Bake

Yes, you heard me.  Try. Now I wish I had pictures to show you, but we ate the evidence! Sorry!! What are your favorite Halloween Treats? Be sure to visit Scottsdale Mama site as well.

Kids are Stumbling upon Adult Sites


Have your kids accidentally stumbled upon an adult website?  No?  Are you sure they’d tell you if they had?  Please go look at their computers history. PLEASE!! I know what the majority (if not all of you) are thinking “Thank god, that’s not happening in my house.” Are you sure? Here’s the deal.  Adults sites are [...]

Sshhh, Mommy’s on Facebook


For the last couple of weeks we’ve talked about how Social Media can help you raise your children. Last we went over a few Twitter Do’s and Don’ts Even thought Ellie was born only 4 years ago, I had yet to discover the world of Social Media.  Well I was on facebook, but I hadn’t [...]

TLC Sister Wives


We all know I love reality TV.  I am a reality TV junkie. I also love the show Big Love on HBO. Well thanks to TLC, I can now watch the Reality TV show version of Big Love, Sister Wives. I have so many things to say about this and I just don’t know where [...]