New Sneakers, Finally! About three years ago, I got a pair of the Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 (yeah, that’s the full name of the shoe!) to wear for my cardio and strength workouts. I loved, loved, loved them so check out my review of those shoes here. But after three years of almost daily use, I was definitely due for a fresh new pair of sneakers. Enter the Nike...

Pigtails & Crewcuts: For a Cool Kids Haircut If you’re making your back-to-school list and checking it twice, make sure the obligatory fall haircut is right up there with getting the backpacks and lunch boxes ready. San Diego has several haircut salons that cater to kids. My favorite (since Dylan was a baby) has been Chloe’s Carousel – they...

News Flash: No one is winning! I have been divorced for almost four years now, and pretty much have yet to date anyone longer than a month or two. It’s one thing if there is just no chemistry, or if after getting to know someone, you come across some incompatibilities or strange behaviors – totally fine, you might have wasted a little time but can cut...

Fitness Trackers: Finding One That’s Right For You Wearable fitness trackers are a great way to get moving, set fitness goals, and track your physical activity including steps and miles per day. They have become really popular over the past few years and the latest models have tons of cool new features! If you’re in the market for a fitness tracker, but...

I LOVE a good pasta salad. That’s right, I said it. Sometimes I just crave carbs! And there’s nothing like a delicious pasta salad to satisfy my craving, especially as a side dish at your summer BBQ. First, let’s not confuse pasta salad with macaroni salad (you know, the kind oozing with mayo. YUCK. If you know me at all, you know that I despise...

Healthy Snack Ideas to Get You Through the Day Let’s talk snacks! While it’s so tempting and convenient to grab snacks from a vending machine or drive-thru, they likely offer little nutritional value and can leave you feeling less than satisfied or even more tired. On the other hand, eating healthy snacks can help you avoid that mid-afternoon slump and...

Looking for a new ‘Do? Check out Gila Rut! Finding a hair salon & stylist that you LOVE can be a challenge. People are constantly switching hair salons in hopes of discovering the one place or stylist that makes them leave the salon feeling like a million bucks (while certainly not spending that much!).  I’ve lived in San Diego for 13 years now and...

Fire Up the BBQ for the BEST Chicken Marinade! Two words: Summer BBQ. Move over hot dogs and hamburgers, and get ready for the juiciest grilled chicken you’ve ever had! This easy chicken marinade recipe is going to quickly become your favorite go-to marinade. Ever grill chicken and it ends up being so dry that you need to drown it in BBQ sauce just so it’s...

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Your body is made up of about 60% water- the majority of your blood and every cell in your body is composed of water. Every system in our body depends on water- it helps us do… everything! Water is the body’s temperature regulator, internal system lubricant, and is required for every major bodily process. It keeps our digestion flowing,...

Another reason to love summer in San Diego! If you and your kiddos love movies but don’t want to be stuck inside an air-conditioned movie theater, check out Summer Movies in the Park! Gather your family and friends, pack a picnic, grab some blankets or beach chairs, and catch a movie under the stars. And the best part: it’s FREE! The Summer Movies in...

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