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Sandpiper’s Holiday Homes Tour + 2 Tickets GIVEAWAY!

Sandpiper's Holiday Home Tour

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Elisa!} 20th ANNUAL SANDPIPERS HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR   Sandpipers’ 20th Annual Holiday Homes Tour will be November 30th, December 1st and 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. This year’s tour includes four distinctive homes in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach including the “Green Idea House” [...]

MB’s Annual Holiday Open House & Pier Lighting {Event}

Manhattan Beach 18th Annual Open House & 23rd Annual Pier Lighting

Since moving to Manhattan Beach 3 and a half years ago, we have looked forward to the annual holiday open house and pier lighting event held in downtown Manhattan Beach each year! It is a festive way to kick of the holiday season and enjoy the strong sense of community in the South Bay. Local [...]

Wild: From Lost to Found on The Pacific Crest Trail {Book Club}

Wild {Book Club}

This month our book club read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Wild is a memoir written by a women whose life is set into a tailspin at age twenty-two after losing her young mother to cancer. Cheryl describes her failed attempts at keeping her siblings and her [...]

Donna’s AMAZING Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

November is the heart of Fall for me. The Thanksgiving dinner(s) and get togethers with friends and family mixed with cooler weather set the perfect scene for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup! Growing up I remember loving when my family would go to my friend Amanda’s house for a dinner of chicken noodle soup. Her mom, would invite everyone [...]

Our Halloween Traditions

Madeline's Butterfly by Cola Smith

It seems like this month flew by! Can you believe today is Halloween day!? Are you ready for trick-or-treating and the sugar highs? Over the years my family has developed several Halloween traditions that make this holiday even that much more memorable for us. Aside from enjoying an evening filled with of costumes, pumpkin carving, [...]

My Daughter is Five. Parenting Starts Now. {Guest Contributor}

One of my favorite bloggers, What Would Gwyneth Do, recently wrote about how she believes parenting really started when her daughter turned five. It struck a chord with me since I have a five-year old kindergartener as well. I had such a “aha!” parenting moment that this is the time my daughter will form her own childhood memories. Here is the blog post [...]

GMO? OMG! Prop 37


A very intelligent and talented friend of ours, Lisa Becker (author of Click: An Online Love Story) met with us and a small group of friends earlier this week to have our own morning discussion about GMO’s and Propostion 37. We are so grateful and lucky to have her guest contribute on Pier to Peer sharing her [...]

A Halloween Spooktacular Friday Favorites!


 With one weekend left before our doorbell rings to little goblins and witches wanting to fill their bags with candy, I thought it would be a treat to share some frightfully fabulous Halloween posts for {Friday Favorites}. These crafty bloggers really know how to think outside the jack o’ lantern if you know what I [...]

4 Minute Pom Pom Bows {DIY}

4 Minute Pom Pom Bows

Having a coordinating hair accessory for each and every outfit is easy with 4 Minute Pom Pom Bows! These simple DIY bows take just minutes to make and require only a few supplies. Whether you make bows to coordinate with each outfit in your child’s closet or make bows for her entire soccer team, these bows are [...]

Halloween Pup’kin Puppy Treats!

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    I have never been one for the scary, bloody and frightful kind of Halloween. I love the cute happy Casper the Ghost and pumpkin kind instead. When I think of Halloween I think of a street filled with dressed up kids excited over their pillow cases full of candy…yes, my brothers and I used to use pillow cases and would fill [...]