Published on Sunday, July 29, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
One of our favorite ways to get some reprieve from the sun is to splash in our pool. Both of my kids are aspiring fish and, thanks to SwimWays, we've received some innovative products that not only make swimming fun, but safer. My son is always initially timid, particularly at the beginning of the summer when we've been out of the pool for a few months, whereas my... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
Photos have always been an important part of my life. I remember "posing" for my dad as a little girl while he snapped away...tagging along with him at his job to learn all about the process of developing photographs once taken. Last year w... Read More »
Published on Monday, July 16, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
There are some childhood moments I remember so vividly, it's like they happened yesterday...like driving to Malibu on Saturday mornings or baking with my mom. I tend to have a sweet tooth, most likely from our years of baking cookies, scones, cupcakes, and muffins. On those days when we simply didn't have time to bake or we wanted a quick treat, I'd run to our cab... Read More »
Published on Monday, June 25, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Tess. Congrats!
Beach days and splash days and lazy days by the pool
Adventure and travel and family togetherness
Play dates and backyard get togethers and barbeques at dusk
Long walks and long talks under the star lit sky
Ice cream and frozen lemonades and Popsicles galore... Read More »
Published on Friday, June 8, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Color blocking...maxi dresses...strappy sandals...polos...plaids...layered looks.
This is the latest in summer fashion...for kids! The official start to summer is less than two weeks away, and because we're warming up, we've traded in the sweaters and sneakers for shorts and sandals.
The Children's Place recently introduced their brand new summer l... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Ok, so I thought that if I was confident in my title, that might help allay some of my nervousness about posting photos of myself in a swimsuit on my site AND the Lands' End Facebook page! This week, May 21st through 25th, Lands' End and SELF Magazine launched the second-annual National Swimsuit Confidence Week, designed to celebrate women...real women...women with c... Read More »
Published on Friday, March 30, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
I can't wait for summer! Have I mentioned that lately? While I love to bake and my kids enjoy getting crafty, we long to be outside running, jumping, exploring, swimming...did I mention swimming?
This year, my son will finally be able to swim, so we're gearing up to prepare for warm sunny days in the pool and at the beach. After cleaning out my son's drawers, I... Read More »
Published on Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Summers here in California are about spending time with family, exploring Southern California from a kid's perspective, and splashing in our community pool! We're having the best summer ever complete with swim days, afternoons at Disneyland and outdoor camp outs.
Active children, like my son, require outfits that are versatile, durable, and stylish! Check out my so... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
With warm weather and summer vacations, it's the perfect time to get together with friends and family. In the last few months, I've really been challenging myself to come up with fresh, healthy, delicious recipes that can be made quickly without a lot of effort.
Last weekend, Laura, Amy, Aracely, Katie, Liz, and I joined forces to come up with a variety of health... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
You've probably heard my wife talk about her love for the kitchen (ahem!). Since I do most of the cooking, I thought I'd share a recipe I tried over the weekend at Smart & Final.
Last week, Cattleman's Finest kicked off their Grill Up Your Summer recipe contest with live, in-store demos, tastings, and giveaways at Smart & Final. Cattleman's Finest is th... Read More »
Published on Monday, June 20, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
I just adore summer. The warmer weather means we can spend more time running, exploring, swimming, and sunning. The beginning of summer also means that it's time to trade the long sweaters and boots in for summer dresses and breezy tops.
LOFT and Who What Wear have teamed up to bring you a fantastic Summer Wardrobe Sweepstakes and they are giving away a $1000 LOFT ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, June 18, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
With all of this talk about camping and S'mores, you're probably wondering when (or if) we're actually going to take the plunge. The hubby and I have indeed decided to take a camping trip this summer...with two small children...two very, small children. I'm so excited about creating these types of outdoor adventures with our family, and my goal is to provide some sp... Read More »
Published on Sunday, June 5, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This afternoon, my son and I had a wonderfully relaxing day together at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa! We lounged and splashed and generally enjoyed one of the first warmer days of the season in Southern California.
Our summers in Southern California tend to start out mild with several days of June gloom, and by July and August we're scorching... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Summer at The Disneyland Resort is going to be incredible! I know that because this week, I headed over to both parks for a little preview. Thanks to my annual pass (and some friends on Twitter), I had an opportunity to ride The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure and Star Tours - The Adventures Continue at Disneyland. ... Read More »
Published on Saturday, May 28, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
The winners for the screening are Michelle. L. and Adrienne G. The winner of the DVD prize pack is Steph. Congrats!!!
With summer just around the corner, there is no shortage of popular, must-see films, particularly for families with young children. On June 10th, Relativity Media will release Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, a film based on the popular childr... Read More »
Published on Friday, May 13, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Jennai. Congrats!!
One of the best things about living in Southern California (apart from the weather) is our proximity to water. Before my husband and I had children, we made regular visits to our local beaches. These days it's a bit more challenging, particularly when combining sand, waves, and... Read More »
Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Kimberly! Congrats!
Surprisingly, we have nothing planned or scheduled this holiday weekend. I'm looking forward to catching up on the mundane and tackling some home projects. I think the most exciting thing we have planned is dinner with my parents.
If you're planning on hosting a get toget... Read More »
Published on Monday, July 19, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I recently told you about Fresh & Easy's healthy, affordable food choices for Summer barbecues. Last week, the market hosted a wine and appetizer tasting event at the SmogShoppe in Los Angeles. Wine expert Richard Wherry (who speaks better Spanish than I do) gave us tips on selecting and serving wines.
Fresh & Easy offers 170 quality, affordable wines fro... Read More »
Published on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Over the weekend, our June gloom lifted a bit and I was reminded that summer really is in full swing. One of the things I enjoy about summer is getting together with friends. My husband and I are foodies, so our get togethers usually include a diverse array of eats and treats.
One of my favorite markets offers a variety of affordable, tasty foods to spice up su... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Over the past few weeks, we've been making the most of our Disneyland annual passes before the summer season is in full swing. The resort is always bustling with newness and innovation, while still retaining it's history...it's familiarity.
A few weeks ago, I attended the resorts media briefing and got a glimpse of what's to come.
World of Color is drawing audie... Read More »