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Fashion Fridays: Shop for the Cure {Breast Cancer Awareness Products!}


Happy Friday, friends! As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a female, I am especially drawn to this cause since at least 1 in 8 American women will develop some kind of invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s 12% – and that number is far too high for my liking. […]

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The BEST Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Icing


It’s still in the 90s here in Sacramento. But because I’m stubborn (and in denial) I’ve been rocking my boots, flannels and leggings and sweating profusely while doing so… only until I crank up the AC in October(!!!) and then I feel a little more fall-ish. I’ve lit pumpkin candles around the house. I’ve purchased logs of […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting


As a kid, we always went to this local pumpkin farm whenever it was open for the season. It was a family owned farm, but it was pretty obvious it was owned by a family who really didn’t care too much about appearances, nor pumpkins. The pumpkins to pick from were mildly attractive at best […]

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Monster Cookie Dough Pretzel Mummy Bites


If I know my readers, I know you guys love your cookie dough as much as I do! This is why I love you. And since that’s true, you guys oughta hop on over to Food Fanatic to check out my latest cookie dough recipe — Monster Cookie Dough Pretzel Mummy Bites!  Not only are these little guys super […]

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Chocolate Cookie Cups with Peanut Butter Cheesecake Frosting and National Dessert Month with California Milk and Tieks!


  Happy Monday, everyone! Did you know that October is National Dessert Month? That pretty much makes October the best month ever, in my opinion… and it’s like they coordinated it perfectly with Halloween and the excess of candy coming my way. I cannot wait!! As you know, as a baker I’m constantly working with a variety […]

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Bloody Eyeball Cupcakes


These are dedicated to my brother, Alex, who has an absolutely crippling fear of eyeballs. I’m such a great older sister. It may be hard to believe, but as I kid I really wanted to fit in. When a classmate came to school one day wearing a training bra, I was so green with envy that […]

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Fashion Fridays: Hairfinity Hair Vitamins Review


  Summer’s over (yay!) but chances are, your hair is still holding onto some of summer’s damage. Chlorine, salt water, sun exposure — all create one potent cocktail for your hair. Even though I didn’t swim once, I was in the sun quite a bit from traveling to walking my dog to gardening, and just […]

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Slow Cooker Molten Lava Cake & A Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Slow Cooker GIVEAWAY!


I am so stoked to bring you guys this FANTASTIC giveaway today (and not to mention, this equally fab molten lava cake recipe!) First of all, as a Hamilton Beach Brand Ambassador, I am proud to introduce you guys to yet another genius, innovative Hamilton Beach product that you’ll soon realize you cannot live without. Today […]

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The BEST Chewy Pumpkin Chip Cookies


Can you believe there was a time when I disliked pumpkin? I know. It’s like I was abducted by aliens or under some terrible influence of pumpkin-hating hallucinogens or something. Thank goodness I found my way down the appropriate pumpkin-loving path because had I not, I would have never discovered the joy that are these […]

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Shopping & Saving with Smart & Final!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias #shop So a couple days ago I had the opportunity to attend a Smart & Final grand opening in a nearby city of Rancho Cordova, CA. Having only ever attended one other store opening in the past […]

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