Spending the Day in Pasadena, California

Pasadena is one of the few Los Angeles County cities that manages to be expansive and populous but also quaint and charming. With its row of restaurants that sort of string off of Colorado Boulevard and “Old Town Pasadena” and its numerous shops, one could likely spend the whole day (and a whole check) in…

How to Effectively Apologize to Your Significant Other

I know I’m not the only person who still feels slightly empty after the off-hand “sorry” that comes after a mistake is made. I noticed this was an issue for me early in my relationship with my husband. I found that a “sorry” was not enough for me. Not to say I did not appreciate…

Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa

Despite the abundance of spas scattered throughout Southern California, it can be difficult to find one that truly offers an all-day experience. Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, California offers just such an inclusive experience. One can truly spend all day dipping in and out of its various pools and hot springs as well as enjoy various…

21 Fun Date-Night-In Ideas

Looking for some good ideas for this weekend’s date night “in”? If making edible play-doh or making a volcano (just like 5th grade!) sounds like fun, click the link below for some playful ideas! Click here for your free download!

The Details that Make a Wedding Special

As mentioned in my post Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding, there are several areas where you can forego spending a lot of money. Some would argue that one of those areas is the details. However, I would argue to the contrary. It is in the details that you get the…

The Importance of Having Friends in Healthy Relationships

Coming in to a relationship, typically, both parties have their separate group of friends. However, it’s important to have mutual friends, more specifically–couples, who are in healthy relationships. The reasons below detail why it is so important to surround yourself with “good” couples. A good example. This is especially important when you are beginning a…

What to Expect From Your Bridesmaids

People would ask me, and I’d reply: “Well I have 11 bridesmaids, 11 groomsmen and then the maid of honor and best man!” I’d say this brightly, ignoring the dark looks many gave me. The main thing to keep in mind when selecting your bridal party is: What do you want to get out of…

Russian Blue Cat with a Sweet Surprise

As mentioned in my post How to Tame a Skittish Cat, Valentino is our Russian Blue rescue cat who is more on the timid side. He’s come a long way from the cat who would dart out from in front of us as we approached. We adopted Valentino from a rescue group based out of…

Where to Save and Where to Splurge on a Wedding

Of course, this varies from person to person; however, most brides will find themselves asking “what can I forego, and what can’t I live without?” I found myself asking these things of myself when I planned my wedding. Splurge: The Photographer. I tried saving money on my photographer. In the end, I went with my…

Tips For Curing Insomnia

It may seem contrary, an oxymoron to say that you have insomnia and you’re sleepy. However, it is possible. For me, there are times where my body feels exhausted (e.g. achy back, droopy eyes) but I can’t keep my eyes closed, nor my mind settled, long enough to find sleep. Truth is, the harder I try to…