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I wrote about 10 Places Where You Can Do Yoga with Goats! for USA Today 10Best.com. It was one of the most joyful experiences I’ve ever had. Just check out the photos!

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diet coke: it’s mine!

Posted on February 11, 2016

It's Mine Diet Coke

One of the most overwhelming things about coming home from a two week trip is going through the mail.

So, the morning after we returned from our incredible Viking Ocean Cruise, I trudged over to my work mailbox, where the guys were very happy to get rid of practically a shelf’s worth of packages. They were tossing them over to me when we were all stopped dead in our tracks by a box marked “Diet Coke.” more »

hallmark crafters & co. giveaway!

Posted on December 20, 2015

Crafters & Co soap

My package of goodies from Hallmark couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Jetlagged and thrown back into the chaos of the holiday season after two glorious weeks in Germany and Prague with Viking Cruises, I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

After taking one whiff of those Ocean scented soaps, above, from the beautiful Crafters & Co. line, though, I felt my shoulders relax and I was able to breathe again. more »

whole foods market has sweet holiday gifts for less than $5!

Posted on December 18, 2015

Whole Foods treats

I got an email from Whole Foods Market this afternoon, letting me know that all of the yummy treats above are on sale this weekend for $5 or less.

Because I would do anything for you, my wonderful readers — and because I had a sudden craving for chocolate — I grabbed my car keys and got on the 5 at 3 p.m. on a Friday to head to Whole Foods Market Del Mar so I could test them myself and report back.

Oh, the sacrifices I make. more »

beanpole pottery

Posted on November 23, 2015

Beanpole Pottery

The minute I saw these pieces on Kristine Van Raden’s Facebook page, where she introduced her new venture, Beanpole Pottery, I sent her a private message and said I had to have them.

I mean, how gorgeous are they?

As you know, I love words on things. And I love birds on things.

So these pieces were kind of destined to be mine. more »

introducing the 2017 buick lacrosse

Posted on November 22, 2015

Buick new insignia

Welcome to the new face of Buick.

After two streamlined decades, that iconic tri-shield insignia — inspired by David Dunbar Buick’s family crest — has gotten a makeover. It’s returned to its colorful roots to pay homage to the company’s storied history. What do you think of it?

I got to see the big reveal on the beautiful new 2017 Buick LaCrosse at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. For me, it was a full-circle moment and the perfect way to end my year-long #ExperienceBuick program. more »

california dried plums help support healthy bones!

Posted on November 12, 2015

Basket of plums

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

Is there anything better than discovering that something that tastes delicious is actually good for you?

Because that so rarely happens, I was thrilled to learn that California Dried Plums, a.k.a. prunes, help support healthy bones, which is especially important for midlife women.

Before you make that face, taste them for yourself. These are not your grandmother’s prunes! Plus, they’re so good for you! more »

2016 hyundai sonata hybrid

Posted on November 2, 2015

Hyundai Sonata

I loved the Hyundai Sonata when I test drove it last year, so I was very excited to try out the new 2016 Hybrid on my recent trip to Arizona.

And — surprise! — I may have liked this one even better.

Before I give you the details, let me set the mood with a little, well, sonata. Go ahead and turn up the volume so you can enjoy some Mozart while you read. more »

from palate to palette: buick and the nyc wine and food festival!

Posted on October 27, 2015

Buick EAT

I’ve loved being a Buick blogger this year and when Michael and I were invited to attend the New York City Wine and Food Festival to learn why a car company would sponsor a culinary event, I knew I was with the right brand.

Cars inspired by food? I’m in. more »

start 2016 off right with the “choices” notebook!

Posted on October 25, 2015

Choices Notebook

I am such a paper girl, I still swear by my Filofax.

I love notebooks and journals and planners, and I can’t imagine ever relying strictly on my phone or computer to organize my life. I need to see things laid out on paper.

So when my fellow blogger, Kimberly Montgomery, told me she was launching the Choices notebook, I was immediately in. more »

mazda6 grand touring edition

Posted on September 16, 2015

Mazda6 driveway

There’s something about the Mazda6 that just makes you want to get in the car and go somewhere.

Maybe it’s the sporty look, maybe it’s the “zoom zoom” that seems to whisper every time you glance at it.

Whatever it is, it gave us a serious case of wanderlust.

Last year around this time, Michael and I took the 2015 Mazda6 on a fantastic road trip to Long Beach. This year, after serendipitously getting tickets to a taping of Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions in Los Angeles (maybe this happened because the 2016 model they gave us to review this year was Soul Red), we decided to honor the Mazda6 Grand Touring name with a grand tour of Southern California. more »

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