Summertime Outdoor Living with Rove Concepts

Summertime for us means BBQs and time with family and friends outdoors. We’ve been wanting to upgrade our outdoor spaces and some nice patio furniture can do just the trick! We wanted simple, modern, and comfortable furniture so we turned to Rove Concepts. We love the quality of their indoor furniture and their outdoor products didn’t disappoint!

Packit Cool This Summer and All Year Long!

We’re big on cooking and eating healthy so packing lunch is an almost every day thing for us. Sometimes we pack dinner leftovers for lunch the next day, or we do meal preps, or we pack some fresh fruits and veggies we get at the Farmer’s Market. We’ve found one of the best way to keep our food fresh and appetizing is with PackIt’s freezable bags and customizable bento containers. Below are some of the products we’ve sampled.

A Visit Back in Time: Virginia City

If you’ve ever wanted to make a visit into the past to see what it was like in America in the 1800s, Virginia City, NV is the perfect place. Located just 30 mins drive from Reno-Tahoe Airport, as you drive around the last bend you suddenly feel like you’ve traveled back in time with the…

Going Green!

Over the past years we have made small steps in our daily lives to become more aware of our impact on the planet and try to cut down on waste. Although our time on earth is not permanent, the choices that we make do make a difference to future generations. Whether it is cutting out single use plastic straws, or bringing refillable bottles along instead of using single use cups, every little thing makes a difference. Of course we aren’t perfect and occasionally kick ourselves for forgetting to bring our stainless steel boba straw along, but we are trying our best! Below are some products and changes we have made to our daily lifestyle to lessen our footprint on the planet. We hope it can spark a little change and give you some easy ideas to go green. We would love to hear what things you have done to go green as well!

A Silicon Valley Staycation

Making sure we get some time to unwind and slow down in our daily lives is a must for a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes planning a big trip out of town might take too much time and effort to plan out. This is when we prefer doing a nice staycation somewhere in the Bay Area instead of dealing with traffic and rushing to and from a further location. One perfect spot for a staycation is Four Seasons Palo Alto. They are centrally located and offer anything and everything you need to get that much needed R&R.

Golden Cake for the Golden State!

Just when you think life in the Golden State couldn’t get any sweeter, Swerve® is making  is going to change the way Californians eat their sweets forever…and for the better! On a mission to revolutionize baked goods, Swerve is declaring their Golden Cake the official dessert of the Golden State! You will never believe that a slice of this insanely delicious cake contains only 3 grams of sugar, is keto-friendly and packs 8 grams of protein! These standout nutritionals make Swerve’s Golden Cake the perfect healthy indulgence for Californians. Now you can have your cake and swimsuit too!

Visiting Sunny San Diego

We love visiting San Diego any chance we get. There’s so much to see and do and the overall vibe is relaxing with great weather and beautiful beaches. It’s super easy to get to San Diego from the Bay Area with just an hour direct flight from any of the Bay Area airports which makes it…

Strawberry Yogurt Cookies with Alove Yogurt

With summer here, strawberries are once again plentiful and sweet, much to our delight. With the warmer weather we wanted to find a light recipe that would combine our love for strawberries with our love for desserts.

Family Ski Trip to Banff and Lake Louise

We visited Banff National Park in Canada a couple of summers ago and fell in love with the nature and landscape. Being avid skiers, we knew we had to make a trip back to experience their amazing ski terrain and to see the park in the wintertime.

Bringing Green to Urban Spaces

Planted Design is a women-owned business located in our beautiful Bay Area. Their office is located in Emeryville, California but they have been creating living architecture for clients all over the nation. The company was founded in 2015 and has been busy ever since making our urban spaces a more beautiful and healthy space.

A Holiday Stay in Temecula

For the Holidays, we wanted to do a small getaway with family somewhere not too far and not too crowded. Since we have family in the South, we decided Temecula would be the perfect place for a visit.

Temecula is known as the Wine Country of Southern California located an hour Southeast of LA and an hour Northeast of San Diego. Wineries fill the hillsides and a lot of history can be found in Old Town Temecula with buildings dating from the 1800s.

Celebrate the Holidays with Clover Sonoma

Cheers to the holidays! Eggnog is a classic holiday party treat and this year Clover Sonoma has made it even better with their new Organic Maple Bourbon Eggnog. This festive drink combines their traditional creamy eggnog with the sweetness of maple and a dash of bourbon flavor (the product itself is non-alcoholic). Clover’s Organic Maple Bourbon Eggnog is based on a founder’s recipe that uses special holiday spices and clean ingredients that contain no carrageenan, cornstarch or corn syrup. Make it an extra festive adult treat by adding in some of your own Bourbon! Make sure to pick up some Organic Maple Bourbon Eggnog to make this Christmas extra merry. You’ll be able to find it at fine retailers like Save Mart, Lucky, Nugget, OIiver’s Markets, Mollie Stone’s, Lunardis, Draegers and New Leaf.