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Archives for August 2017

Parisian Countryside Home Decor Inspiration

Let's take a trip around the world with Balsam Hill!  If you've been following our journey, you should have first stopped at French Country Cottage, then gone over to the Peninsula with Almafied.  Next stop: the Parisian countryside where I'm sharing my French country home decor ideas.  Let's go... A few months ago, I would've never been able to put a label on my style of home decor.  Being a ... Read the Post

The Importance of Taking “Me” Time In Order To Be A Better Parent | #KiaSBexp

Last month I had the opportunity to explore the Santa Barbara area with my Kia family and to say this trip was needed would be an understatement.  I had no idea how much I needed relax, recharge and reflect on life without my kids present.  I often travel everywhere with my kids and though we always have so much fun and make a ton of memories, there is stress.  Yes, I'm a real parent!  I stress ... Read the Post

Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

I'm just going to get right down to it.  Weeknights can be hectic!  Because of how busy we get during the week, I have learned to rely on dinner recipes that I can prepare ahead of time, like this ground turkey-stuffed acorn squash recipe. For about ten years now, my husband and I have been using ground turkey in place of ground beef in an effort to make our food a little healthier.  As with ... Read the Post

Where to Stay With Kids in Indian Wells, California

This summer, we took a break from international travel and explored more of our home state of California.  My mom and I loaded my two girls up and we traveled from Northern California to Southern California in a Kia Sorento.  We stopped in Anaheim, Torrance, Redondo Beach and finally our goal destination of Indian Wells. My husband wasn't able to get the time off of work for this trip, so we made ... Read the Post

Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Beauty Essentials

Each year as Summer comes to an end and the leaves begin to change, I fight to hang onto the warmer weather as long as I can.  Thankfully I live in California where the weather is pretty mild all year long, but still, there's nothing like the carefree vibes of summertime. Crabtree & Evelyn sent me three great summer beauty essentials that are perfectly sized to throw in your carry-on bag. ... Read the Post

Soft Baby Toys | Pebble by Kahiniwalla

If you are looking for a great heirloom-quality toy for a new little one in your life, I encourage you to visit the Kahiniwalla website.  Pebble by Kahiniwalla is a collection of hand made, contemporary, soft baby toys from community businesses in Bangladesh, which help women get out of poverty.   Hathay Bunano "All Pebble products are made by Hathay Bunano. Hathay Bunano, ... Read the Post

Sock Fancy Subscription Service

Sock Fancy is a fun online service that provides subscribers with unique socks delivered to your door every month.  If you are looking to step-up your sock game, or just simply love being surprised every month, this is great subscription box for you. They have a few different options to choose from such as only men's socks, only women's socks, or a mixture of both.  You can also choose from ... Read the Post

Add a Pop of Color to Your Home

Something I like to do each season is swap out things like pillows, shelf decor, rugs and occasionally wall decor.  Target seems to be having new big sales every week these days, but this week I wanted to share some of my favorite products that can add a pop of color to your home. Trends that we saw this summer were cacti, llamas, and other desert-inspired decor.  Think earthy, boho textures ... Read the Post