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 [...]

You’ve Been BOO’d Free Printable! {Plus A DIY Halloween Wreath}

BOO FLYER 2 - the tomkat studio

 Start with cute and sneaky little goblins on a mission to BOO! 2. Assemble a treat or goodie bag along with this free printable (by The TomKat Studio) to deliver. 3. Quiet as a ghost, sneak up to your friend’s door to deliver the goodies and the free printable. Then, ring the doorbell and RUN!!     4. Finally, [...]

Sandpiper’s Annual Back-to-School Event

Khol's Event

      Sandpipers’ is a big part of my life and has helped me find a place to open up and discover more about myself while helping others in our community.  I joined in 2010 along with two of my girlfriends Kimberly and Tiffany. My very first event I volunteered at through sandpipers was the Back-to-School Shopping [...]

{Series} Friday Favorites!

Beatriz Da Costa via Real Simple

Well, I am still trying to digest that Summer is in full swing. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely L.O.V.E. this time of the year, but it feels like time is just soaring by! I hope you had a special day celebrating our independence. Mine was a day I will always remember as joyful! It [...]

DIY Patriotic Decor

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It’s not too late to create festive and beautiful decor for your 4th of July celebration this week! Since I didn’t have the chance to decorate my house for the holiday, I decided to give my guests a patriotic first impression! To do this, I created a wreath that shouts “USA” to adorn my front [...]

So Thankful For Days Like This!

Memorial Day

       This weekend we kicked off Summer with our families. There was plenty of BBQ, swimming, beach time, reading, and relaxing outdoors with family and friends. We hope everyone had a great 3-day weekend and acknowledged all of the men and women veterans who made this a possibility for us. Let the Summer begin!! Don’t [...]

Wishing You A Happy Passover & Easter!

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We would like to wish everyone a beautiful weekend and happy Passover and Easter! In the spirit of the holiday’s this weekend we thought we would reshare our Easter and Spring  inspired articles. If you haven’t started your baskets, treats or even some decor before your family and friends arrive, then you came to the right place. [...]

Easter Basket Ideas!


Today my kiddos are off from school for one week for Spring break and, with them both home everyday before Easter, my time to shop around and create a fun-filled basket is quite limited. That’s why I decided to get a head start and work on it this weekend while hubs was home to help [...]

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, [...]