Category Archives: Exploring Southern California

Santa Monica Pier

Back in the good old days, the lucky American family could hit Route 66 in Chicago for their annual road trip.  Stretching 2,448 miles across vastly changing scenery, Route 66 held some strange attractions. However, at the end of that long stretch of road lies the promised land…Santa Monica Pier. Opened on September 9, 1909, Santa Monica Pier is home… Read more »

ALDI Comes to Southern California

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer for Influence Central. Have you heard the good news? Saving money in Southern California just got a whole lot easier! When we moved to So Cal last year, not only was I heart-broken to be leaving my family and friends behind, but I was also leaving my favorite grocery store, ALDI. As… Read more »

Shopping at the Farmer’s Market

Going to the Farmer’s Market is one of my favorite things to do. Knowing exactly where your food is coming from and being able to speak with the farmer is priceless. However, if you are not careful, you can potentially blow your entire grocery budget in one trip. I’ve compiled a few of my best tips to help make your farmer’s… Read more »

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

When someone calls to tell me that they are coming to LA for a visit, the first thing I ask them is, “What do you want to do?” To which I receive answers like, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood sign, Santa Monica pier, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive. Which are all fantastic and super fun to see. However, all of… Read more »

Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience

Oh, what a night! Oh, what a historic night. Leo finally got his Oscar and we were there.  On Sunday, David and I had the unique experience of attending the Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience.  Having no idea what to expect, we jumped in with both feet. Arriving the night before, we were able to walk around Hollywood Boulevard, check… Read more »

15 Fun Academy Awards Facts

Five days from now, Hubs and I will be in Los Angeles sitting in the bleachers along side the Academy Awards red carpet. Thanks to his work, we will be among approximately 700 other lucky movie lovers enjoying a day of warm weather, lots of pampering, and tons of stars.  You can read David’s take on the event here: Kentucky to… Read more »

KentuckytoCali goes to the Oscars!

     The streets will be shut down or days.  The security and police presence will grow exponentially. Labor forces will work in excess of fifteen hundred hours to build stages, bleachers, rain tents, and other temporary structures for blocks.  Golden statues will be erected, surfaces painted and polished, and miles of cable laid.  A thousand lights, cameras, and microphones… Read more »

Four Before Forty

Deborah Ward   November 11, 2015   2 Comments on Four Before Forty

So, yeah…my fortieth birthday is less than a year away. All of my friends and family are two thousand miles away, so I probably won’t be having a huge party. And, to be honest, I would almost rather be waterboarded than attend a party where I am the center of attention. Gotta love being an introvert. So what can I… Read more »

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Flying is learning how to throw yourself yourself at the ground and miss. ~ Douglas Adams Remember that game Wii Sports Resort? Well, I found it. No, I don’t mean that I found the game at the store. I mean, I found the game in real life. In the magical little seaside community of La Jolla, CA lies the wonderment… Read more »

Bonita Falls Trail

I love hiking! I make no secret of this. There really isn’t much I love more than exploring the great outdoors.  Being in nature has a way of recharging my batteries and relieving a lot of anxiety. I enjoyed hiking when we lived in Kentucky, but to be honest, I got a little bored with the scenery. Not that it… Read more »