Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours

I have always enjoyed experiences for gifts – especially experiences that are  shared with family and friends. Sometimes you look around and you realize that you really don’t need any new stuff! And now that we have downsized out home, our space is very limited. Even today we are still unpacking, and I keep on… [Continue Reading]

Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours

Feel Better Fast and Make It Last

This year I have been focusing on my health. I am nourishing my body with healthier food, spending more time moving and  getting some exercise in, and I have added meditation to my daily routine. All of these habits are making a marked difference in my ability to just feel good and ready to tackle… [Continue Reading]

How to Maintain Not Gain During the Holidays

Now that I have reached my WW goal weight, I am focusing on maintaining my weight loss. In many ways, maintaining is a lot harder than losing – especially if you are like me, someone whose weight has yo-yoed for years. But this time my weight loss is different (it was much slower), and I… [Continue Reading]

Holiday Entertaining with Parker Wallace

The holidays are here in full force! From the first hint of Halloween candy to the last champagne toast on New Year’s Day – scrumptious food and sweet delights surround us! I was able to chat about holiday entertaining with Parker Wallace in a recent interview, and I also got a few tips on how… [Continue Reading]

How A 17-Year-Old Girl Scout Reduced Plastic Straws

With the power of  GIRL (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, and  Leader) and the support of Girl Scouts, Shelby O’Neil founded the nonprofit, Jr. Ocean Guardians, to combat waste and defend the environment.  A California native, Shelby loves the ocean and wanted to find a way to make a positive difference. Realizing that plastic straws often end up… [Continue Reading]