Shell Yeah!


shellyeahCalling all my Mother Truckers!!!  I have been looking for my first Trucker for a while but none really gave me that “gotta have it” feeling. Then I saw a post via Instagram by the lovely Tori Spelling wearing hers that said #MOMLIFE. About a day later I saw another post by the inspiring Tamra Judge wearing #FITMOM. At that moment, I found myself browsing Mother Trucker & Co and fell in love with all of their Truckers!

Two mama’s started this awesome company, which inspired me even more to purchase my SHELL YEAH! Trucker from them. So come and join the Mother Trucker Family and follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!  Please visit Mother Trucker & Co and enjoy!

 

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any form for this post. I honestly post my thoughts and opinions. 

 

 

Small Business Love 


Are you in love with Bohemian Fashion [Boho Chic] as much as I?  If so, you must stop by Bow N Arrow Clothing in downtown Cotati. This stylish store has a welcoming feel, gorgeous clothes and accessories along with affordable prices.
I love supporting small businesses and shop locally as much as possible. This quaint boutique in my area makes it that much more exciting.

I am a loyal customer!

disclaimer: I was not compensated in any form for this post. I honestly post my thoughts and opinions. 

Ritz and Rosé


A couple months back my husband and I went to the Peninsula to visit our girl and her boyfriend. We ventured out for lunch at the Moss Beach Distillery. The view and lunch was perfect. They have seating inside and outside.  On those cool days and evening they have fire pits you can sit around as well as big cozy blankets you can curl up in. Their menu ranges from tasty hamburgers to mouth watering steamers. They even offer a menu for your doggies.  We will definitely be going back there!

After lunch the kids [they are both over 21] took us to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay for a little adult beverage and golf viewing. We sat right at the 18th hole [The men were in heaven] and enjoyed the views around us. It was a perfect day at the Pacific Ocean.

We went from a tasty casual lunch to an upscale destination for a glass of Rosé. Now that’s my kind of Saturday afternoon. Cheers!!

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disclaimer: I was not compensated in any form for this post. I honestly post my thoughts and opinions. 

Easy Summer Dish


Over the weekend my family went camping and we had some left over fresh smoked salmon. Typically we eat our smoked salmon on crackers or make Lox. [Smoked salmon credits to our friend Mike].

Tonight I wanted something light and healthy.  So I browsed the good ole Internet and found this delish receipe from Food and Wine. Let’s just say it was hit with my husband and our youngest (almost 18). I paired it with my own Buchetta receipe and a Kenwood Vinyards Zinfandel (Cheers)

If you are looking for a tasty light dish for the family or even to share at a BBQ this summer see the link below.

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/spinach-and-smoked-salmon-salad-lemon-dill-dressing

Happy Summer!



disclosure: I was not compensated in any form for this post. I honestly post my thoughts and opinions. 

Fifty and Fab


This picture best describes how I felt about turning the big 5-0 last month. I am a true believer that age is only a number and it’s more about how you feel and live your life.

My secrets: Love huge, be kind, always smile, drink wine, surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you, shut the door to negativity, drink wine (Yes, I am repeating), practice yoga, rescue an animal, eat healthy (for the most part), watch sports, Dysport ;), drink a Starbucks, music and my obsessions with tattoos, beards and hashtags.

Cheers to the Fifty’s! #yourwelcome #kaithxbai #fiftyandfabulous

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Photo Credits to my first born Casey Z Gray

Disclaimer: This is my honest thoughts and opinions. 

Perfectly Said


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Adopt before you shop

http://pitbull.rescueme.org/California

Pit Bulls Are Lovers. Our Maui is the most loving 7 month old pit bull. Save a pit bull.

My Sons, My Suns, My World


When I got to work today and prepared for a day of teaching, I noticed my keys were not put away in my handbag. As I picked them up I saw my precious key ring that has been on my keys for sixteen years. I had the best feeling come over me. It’s funny that day after day I use my keys and see it, but today it made me really smile and reminded me how incredibly lucky I am to be their mother. [Feeling Thankful]

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Casey Zane 11.29.95
Tanner Noel 08.03.98

Color Sorting


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I love making new works for my preparatory class. Simple, beautiful and inviting. Being a Montessori Teacher is one of the most rewarding things I do.

Maui


This sweet baby girl is one of the reason for my blog.  This is Maui our 5 month old Pit Bull. I was very skeptical about this breed.  I had heard so many “Negative” things about them, mainly through media. My husband and I began researching and found so many positive things about pit bulls.. I am so incredibly happy that we decided to adopt her. She is loving, happy and goofy (puppy brain). Maui has been a lovely addition to our family.

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