Adventures · California

Sunflower Fields Forever: U-Pick Sunflower Field in Half Moon Bay, California

Hello, sunshines! This weekend, my friend Shelby and I headed up the coast to Half Moon Bay with a mission: to explore Andreotti Family Farm’s sunflower fields. We arrived at the delightfully charming farm late in the morning, with our shears in hand and ready to roam. The sunflowers towered over our heads, most of…… Continue reading Sunflower Fields Forever: U-Pick Sunflower Field in Half Moon Bay, California

Adventures · California · Seasons · spring

Exploring Filoli House & Gardens, California

There is a beautiful, historic home settled on a sprawling estate, surrounded by gardens and forest. The majestic Filoli House & Gardens is a sight to behold in Woodside, California – just 30 minutes south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Filoli, which stands for Fight Love Live, began as the Bourn-Roth Estate.…… Continue reading Exploring Filoli House & Gardens, California

Adventures · autumn · California

Autumn Strolls in Historic Downtown Santa Cruz

Welcome, Autumn! My favorite season of the year is finally here – autumn. The air is beginning to get crisp as the days grow shorter. Soon we will be getting out our coziest sweaters and socks and sipping tea and cocoa while reading a book by the fire (or, in my case, faux fireplace). It…… Continue reading Autumn Strolls in Historic Downtown Santa Cruz

Adventures · California · Hikes

Hike More, Worry Less {Big Sur 1/2020}

Happy new year, everyone! It’s officially the first weekend of 2020, and I am so excited about it! We usually hike on the first of the year, but we had a much-needed restful day at home. So, with the first Saturday of the year, we packed a lunch and headed down to Big Sur with…… Continue reading Hike More, Worry Less {Big Sur 1/2020}

autumn · California

A Walk Through Time {Autumn Adventures}

Welcome back, Autumn, I’m so glad to see you! Autumn is my favorite time of year. Being a coastal town, and one with a boardwalk, Santa Cruz has a population that doubles during the summertime. Autumn is slower, crisper, calmer… Unless, that is, you’re a teacher (like me!). My autumn days are filled with ABCs…… Continue reading A Walk Through Time {Autumn Adventures}