Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions

Food

The Best Dairy Free Lunchbox Ideas!

dairy free lunchbox ideas

Back to School is here!  We found out a while back that we have a dairy allergy in our family so that changes our lunch box routine. Dairy used to…

Read more »

Simple meals that tweens can help with using Ling Ling!

simple dinner with ling ling

As our kids get older, making dinner has become more of a group effort.  This summer we have been making simple meals that are healthy and can be made quickly…

Read more »

The Best DIY Firetruck Cake – so easy!

diy easy firetruck cake

I have always wanted to have a ‘wow factor’ cake for birthday parties.  We never really had the budget for a professional cake, and I didn’t trust my own abilities. …

Read more »

10 photos of Fair Food that will make you forget your diet!

dole whip fair food

It is Summer and you know what that means. Fair Season is here! Here is San Diego, Fair season starts early.  On June 2nd the San Diego County Fair officially…

Read more »

Dinner as a family made easy with this Macaroni Grill special!

pizza on the patio

With Summer break nipping at our heels, this family is running on fumes.  School, extra curricular activities, work deadlines, and end of the year parties have us hanging by a…

Read more »

Medieval Times in Orange County! Family four pack giveaway!

medieval times tournament show

Medieval Times is for the whole family! As summer approaches we can’t wait to share as many fun ways to enjoy Southern California as possible. Today we are sharing about…

Read more »

Instant Pot Tikka Masala – Easy and Whole30 compliant!

close up of chicken tikka masala

Instant Pot Tikka Masala is so easy to make.  We were getting so bored of Whole30 compliant food and then I found this easy dairy free and delicious recipe.  The…

Read more »

How we treat eczema naturally with diet modification

how we treat eczema naturally

I have been doing a lot of research about food sensitivities and allergies recently. It’s fascinating.  Our youngest daughter has had severe eczema from about three months of age on….

Read more »

3 Simple Gluten Free Lunch Ideas

gluten free lunch box ideas

Our family decided that Gluten Free was the way to be last year.  I plan on sharing more about that decision soon, but for now I want to share about…

Read more »

Gluten Free Pot Pies by Blake’s All Natural

gluten free pot pies

I think I have mentioned this before; my kids love pot pies.  So naturally, we were thrilled to partner with Blake’s All Natural Foods to share about their new gluten…

Read more »

BB8 Cupcakes, Star Wars The Force Awakens

So we made some easy BB8 cupcakes for our son’s Star Wars birthday…. sort of.  I suppose I should say we attempted some DIY BB8 cupcakes.  We really tried.  I…

Read more »

NEW! PCH Grill Buffet at Paradise Pier Hotel

Disney’s PCH Grill is a new dining option available at the Disneyland Resort that is sure to be a great addition for many families. PCH Grill has a relaxed and…

Read more »

Be a Superhero at Back to School! FREE Printable

I am not sure how we got to back to school already, but here we are. It is no secret that my son is into MARVEL superheroes big time.  I’m…

Read more »

FREEZE your Gogo Squeez – Mom Hack!

Freeze Gogo Squeez in the freezer

Can you freeze Gogo squeez? Yes you can freeze Gogo squeez. Last year we won a year supply of Gogo Squeez at a a family conference and my kids were…

Read more »

Easy Citrus and Salsa Marinade using Foster Farms Simply Raised

citrus-and-salsa-marinade

One of the reasons we love Summer time is because it is time for grilling!  My husband is amazing with the grill and I love to pass over cooking duties…

Read more »

Rainbow Unicorn Party Punch

Rainbow Uncicorn Party Punch will go down in our family history as one of the best birthday party treats of all time.  Rainbow sprinkles, a recipe my mom used to…

Read more »

Inside out printable recipes

Inside Out smores

You guys – we saw Inside Out the other day and I can’t spoil a thing, but got me deep down.  #SoManyFeels ….. The kids actually saw a sneak peek…

Read more »

Beech-Nut Transparency in labeling

Do you know what your baby is eating?  Beech-Nut Transparency is such a great thing for parents who really want to know what their baby’s are eating. Our little ones are…

Read more »

Stonyfield Greek and Chia – try something new!

Stonyfield Greek and Chia is my newest obsession!  From time to time my family and I get to try new Stonyfield yogurt items and this one intrigued me.  I am…

Read more »

Healthier Shamrock Shake Copy Cat Recipe

So I admit it, our kids LOVE Shamrock Shakes.  I used to be a big fan of Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s myself but they are too sweet for me now,…

Read more »