Mirror Mirror ~ A Must See for Kids


Julia Robert’s Mirror Mirror is making it’s debut in theaters TODAY! When I heard she was starring in Mirror Mirror, it was a must see in my book. Lucky for me, My tweleve year old daughter and I were able to see a preview of the movie a few weeks ago. This fresh and funny [...]

Sally’s Sweet & Simple Pork Tenderloin

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One of the things we always seem to be discussing in our neighborhood is what we’re cooking for dinner. One night, we finally decided to have an “official” recipe exchange. We all brought copies of our favorite recipes and shared. We had such a great time and I walked away with about three weeks worth of new meal [...]

How I Found My Spirituality


I grew up in a mixed-faith household; my mom was raised Protestant and my dad was raised Jewish. While some would think this would be confusing for a child, I only looked at my situation as being extremely fortunate. I got the best of both worlds.  I loved celebrating and observing the traditions and history from [...]

Spring ~ Decorating and Entertaining!


Spring is here! I have been looking forward to transforming my house for Spring for the past few weeks and am so happy that it is finally time to “hop” into action! Whether you are hosting an Easter party in a couple of weeks, or just want to create the mood for Spring in your home, [...]

Backyard Bridal Shower & DIY Recipe Book Gift


My girlfriend Christine is engaged and recently had the most beautiful backyard bridal shower.  Her sister planned this perfect celebration that was exactly Christine’s chic style! She and I have been friends since we met in 2001 while working at Nordstrom’s  at UCSB. We have experienced so much during our crazy college days and now [...]

World Water Day and **GIVEAWAY!!**

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{This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Elisa!} Today, March 22, 2012, is World Water Day, a day established by the United Nations and recognized by the global community to look at water issues around the world. To us, living with anything other than clean, drinkable, running water accessible at the turn of [...]

Homemade Portuguese Sweet Bread

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One of my absolute favorite comfort foods from New England is Portuguese Sweet Bread. By far the best I’ve ever tasted comes from a yummy little mom and pop restaurant in Swansea, MA called Corner Stone Bakery. Apparently I actually have my own family recipe passed down for at least four generations; however,  it calls for 10lbs of flour [...]

A Perfectly Kept House Is A Sign Of A Misspent Life


Today’s article is written by South Bay blogger, Teri Roughen! Teri will be telling us about her discovery of a fabulous new book that reminds us not to “sweat the small stuff!” To find more articles from Teri, please visit her on Beach City Lifestyle! Enjoy!    Just before the holidays a very good friend [...]

St. Patty’s Day & Our Southbay Pubs


St. Patrick’s Day is a way to recognize the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It’s celebrated with a feast of good food, a copious amount of drinking, wearing green and finding them lucky charms! Whether you’re Irish or not, chances are you’ll be one of the many heading out to the local pubs this Saturday to celebrate with [...]

Saint Patrick’s Day Traditions & Treats

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I’m not Irish and I really don’t like corned beef and cabbage, but who doesn’t love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? My kids think that the idea of a little green leprechaun coming into their classroom or bedroom at night is about as good as a visit from the Easter Bunny – so I indulge them! [...]