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Central Coast Bathroom Makeover

By On March 6, 2016

My husband and I recently wrapped up another home project as we settle into our new place and get everything ready for baby number three. This time we focused on updating the master… Read More

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Simple Pleasures: Succulent Garden

By On February 6, 2016

We’re enjoying a winter treat on the Central Coast: spring-like conditions! Maybe Punxsutawney Phil was right and spring is around the corner. With temps in the high 70’s, my family finally had… Read More

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

By On February 1, 2016

It’s officially February and that means a few things: you may have already forgotten what your New Year’s resolution was, a groundhog has decided the fate of the frost or lack thereof… Read More

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Baby on Board!

By On January 24, 2016

If you’ve seen me lately, there’s no surprise, but I’m excited to share that Chris and I are expecting baby number three this summer — another Orsini boy! Having three kids wasn’t… Read More

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Carlin Soule Memorial Polar Bear Dip

By On January 2, 2016

There are local events, and then there are local events that are so beloved that they become local traditions. The Carlin Soule Memorial Dip in Cayucos is one of them. This year,… Read More

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The Cambria Christmas Market

By On December 19, 2015

There are so many great holiday events around SLO county this time of year. One of my favorites is Cambria’s Christmas Market! I headed there Friday night for a holiday dinner at Cambria… Read More

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Gift Guide: Little Kids

By On December 13, 2015

What is the one gift you remember waking up to on Christmas morning and totally freaking out? For me, it is a toss-up between a Fisher-Price play kitchen and my Easy-Bake Oven.… Read More

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Gift Guide: For Him

By On December 6, 2015

Some gift ideas come easier than others. I can always think of plenty of options for girlfriends or female family members (as seen in our For Her gift guide!), because I can… Read More

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Gift Guide: For Her

By On December 3, 2015

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and then Black Friday and Cyber Monday being extended for one more day, then 2 more days, then 3 days…and so on) behind us, it’s time… Read More

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Remodel, Rinse, Complete!

By On November 29, 2015

It was a very busy holiday weekend in our household as we wrapped up most of the remodeling work on our kitchen and hosted our families for Thanksgiving. I’m happy to report that… Read More