Knott’s Berry Farm Goes Pink for the Cure

#KnottsPink Logo

For the second year in a row, Knott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County are working together to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research. I was recently invited to attend a special event to help Knott’s go Pink for the Cure, and hear my inspirational, genuine and strong-beyond-words friend–Jaime Jenkins from Polka […]

Del Taco Turkey Tacos–Contest is Closed

turkey from Jennie O

Are you tired of the lunchtime burger-go-round? Where do you want to go to lunch today? If you hang out with me, you’ll know that as much as I like burgers, they get old. Hello Del Taco! I’ve talked about them and their menu options before; and I’m doing it again today. But with a twist. Just […]

My Resolution for 2015–Reboot

Resolution-Ann About Town

With the start of every new year, the tradition of creating resolutions begins; to review the past, to see what has worked and what needs work, and to put pen to paper and create a path for the coming year. Making Resolutions The whole idea of making resolutions goes along with the definition of the word […]

Bruschetta in Minutes

bruschetta dinner

Are you looking for a fast, easy side to go with your spaghetti? Or a quick snack to put together for a party? This home-made bruschetta recipe will have your kitchen smelling delicious in no time. And take it from me, thank goodness it’s fast and easy–because you’ll be making it all the time once everyone has tried […]

Tips for Finding a New Normal

finding a new normal

How is your day going so far? Is it a normal day? Have you ever thought about what that means–normal? What about when you’re out of sorts? If you’re like me, then all you can think about is getting back to normal (whatever that may be to you). Where’s My Normal? If you’ve been around me […]

Live on Purpose and Pay it Forward

Shannon & Omi

The following is a guest post by Shannon Higgins. I hope you’ll take a minute to read what she has to say, and consider the request that she’s making. Please let us know how you Pay It Forward in the comments below, when you’re finished. Thanks! Education has always been a high priority and a […]

Just Right by Purina


Please note that this post is part of a Brand Ambassadorship with Just Right by Purina. All opinions written here are my own. #JustRightbyPurina As a pet owner in general, and a dog owner in particular, I have always made it a point to find the best, healthiest dog food I can for my furmaly. […]

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!-Closed

give away

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 2 months away?? This year has flown by for me, and I have not even begun to think about shopping yet! One thing I do know, however, is that I will be doing most of it on I do practically all of my gift shopping on […]

20 Foods Dogs should Never Eat (Infographic)

dog food

A few years back, I was working in a dog bakery as one of my part-time jobs. It was there that I learned a lot about which foods you should and shouldn’t be feeding your dog. The owner had gone through an internship and did a great deal of studying to find the healthiest things to […]

Del Taco’s New Fresca Bowls

Del Taco Fresca Bowls

Please note that this is a sponsored post. I received compensation for writing this, however, all opinions are my own. Have you been to Del Taco lately? Have you heard about (or tried) their new Del Taco Fresca Bowls? Del Taco Fresca Bowls Priced at just $4, Del Taco’s newest meal option starts with a […]

What’s in a Dream?


We all dream when we sleep; at least that’s what I read somewhere. When I was younger, I remember having vivid, colorful, sometimes even magical dreams. As I’ve gotten older, my dreams seemed to fade in both intensity and color. My sleep patterns have become erratic at best–due to stress, age and other factors that almost […]

Caring for Aging Parents

Molina Healthcare

Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions and photos are my own. In the last two years, my siblings and I have had a lot of practice caring for our aging parents. First my Father was diagnosed and quickly succumbed to complications from bladder cancer. Now my brother, sister and I are all involved in […]

Rain in Southern California

Rain in the garden

We had a real rain storm last night. It started right after dusk; as we were sitting in the backyard finishing up  a delicious barbecue dinner, enjoying camaraderie and conversation–there were a few scant raindrops and then a deluge. It was just what the garden ordered. This morning, I woke up to the quiet sound of a light rain. It […]

My Yoga Works Any Time, Anywhere

Journey Series - My Yoga Works online

Disclaimer: I received a free 6 month trial to My Yoga Works in order to provide an honest review of this program. All opinions and photographs are my own. Back in the 80’s, my mom was trying to find ways to spend more time with me. She suggested we take a yoga class at the YMCA; […]

To Blog or Not to Blog


That is the question I was taking part in a Facebook discussion on the idea of taking a break from blogging the other day and whether or not something should be said about our absence. If you know me personally, or if you’ve read between the lines on some of my blog and social media […]