How to Take a Virtual Trip to San Francisco

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So, 2020 definitely wasn't like past years, when we traveled to beautiful places and hopped a plane at the last minute for a getaway... sigh. Our daughter was especially disappointed we weren't able to head to some of our favorite destinations (and new ones!) over the past year. While we wait longingly for those carefree days to come back, "virtual trips" are a fun way to bring a little excitement to the never-ending quarantine routine. We had been planning a trip back to San Francisco last summer that didn't materialize, so I decided to bring a piece of the City By the Bay to us! I wanted to keep it a surprise, so ...Read more.

Gluten-Free Pink Pancakes

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How do you like your pancakes? Thin and crepe-y or thick and cake-y? At our house, it's all about the sky-high stack of crepe-like flapjacks with more room for layering all the things. This gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free recipe is my go-to for yummy, healthy pancakes. And, because everything's prettier in pink, I added 5 drops of pink food coloring for light hue of my favorite color. The pink hue (plus sprinkles!) adds color to brunch, sleepovers and weekends when you want to make breakfast a little extra. My daughter and her friends love them! Plus, if you've been following along on the blog for the ...Read more.

Pro Styling Tips for Your Family Photo Shoot

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It's 2020 and the year of COVID and quarantine.... who else is crazy late on pulling together their annual family photo shoot?? Are you even doing a picture this year and holiday cards? So many aren't, but we are "Camp Holiday Card" and say it's better late than never. New Year's cards are great too! I'm a fan of Shutterfly or Minted as the quality is good, and they make it easy to upload your mailing list and save time. Although I still prefer to hand address the envelopes, which makes it a little more personal. Whether you’re having a masked-up professional photographer take the picture-perfect shot outside or ...Read more.