5 Ideas to Enjoy With Your Kids On Valentine’s Day

I always thought about Valentine’s Day as the perfect occasion to plan an amazing date with my significant other… until I became a mom! Then I discovered the greatest love of them all and decided to celebrate this day doing beautiful and fun things with my daughters in addition to a date with my husband. Here I want to share with you some ideas of what I’ve done in the past, just in case you need some inspiration. 1. Make a special Valentine’s Day breakfast. Continue reading →


Epiphany, The Three Kings Day! Today in many countries around the world, especially Hispanics, we celebrate the Epiphany, also known as the Three Kings Day. Back home, in my beautiful Puerto Rico the tradition goes like this. The night of January 5th Puerto Rican kids fill a shoe box with grass and a bowl with water and place it under the their beds for the camels to enjoy. The morning of January 6th children wake up to unwrapped gifts under their beds. Those were brought Continue reading →

Pete’s Christmas Light Walk Through

Located at 530 West Wise Road in Lincoln, California this is a 2.5 acre Christmas Light Walk through made by Pat and Pete Alcala at their rural property as a way to give back to their community. This amazing Walk Through consists of a variety of Christmas decorations integrating popular characters such as Minnie and Mickey, the Little Mermaid, Belle from the Beauty and the Beast, Winnie the Pooh, Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, among others. There is also a Nativity Scene and many Christmas trees in Continue reading →

The Apple Hill Experience

I had heard so much about the Apple Hill region in Placerville, Ca! Try the apple donuts! You can’t miss the hay ride! Oh you’ve got to have some apple cider! Well, I decided to include this in my Fall Bucket List! And I’m so glad we got to go! It was an amazing experience for all of us! If you haven’t lived the Apple Hill Growers experience I strongly recommend the High Hill Ranch and the Fudge Factory. Get the early! It gets packed Continue reading →

Adventure Christmas Lights Drive Thru

If you haven’t visited the Christmas Lights Drive Thru at Bayside Adventure Church…YOU ARE MISSING OUT! The perfect Holiday Family Fun starts with this wonderful gift that they provide to our community. Although entrance is free you do need to get tickets here to be able to get in. It’s easy! No need to print! Tickets look like this: Volunteers will greet you making sure that you have the tickets, but also will give you instructions like turning off the lights of your car and Continue reading →

Top 3 Places To Visit at Lake Tahoe This Fall/Winter Season

If you are planning a family gateaway this Fall/Winter season we strongly recommend Lake Tahoe as your destination!  Not only is it a place where you get to enjoy the majesty of Mother Nature in all it’s glory but it’s also fun and kids friendly. Here we share with you the Top 3 Places to Visit at Lake Tahoe this Fall/Winter Season, things to do and see in each one and some pictures of our family trips there. Take notes and Enjoy! 1. Kings Beach Kings Beach Continue reading →

Pumpkin Palooza at Bayside Adventure

Carnival rides, Food, Trunk or Treat, Games, and a Root Beer tasting.  Fun, well organized and free!  What else could we wish for?  It’s the first time we attended to the traditional Pumpkin Palooza event at Bayside Adventure Church and we are amazed at how wonderful it was! We got there at 5:45pm and it was the perfect time! We enjoyed everything before it got too busy but stayed long enough to catch the music and the food. First we took pictures at the Halloween Continue reading →

Branco Pumpkin Patch

After a busy week at work I was looking forward to having some family time during the weekend.  We didn’t wanted to go too far but we wanted something fun for the girls. The Branco Pumpkin Patch at Fountains in Roseville seemed like the perfect place to go, as we wanted to enjoy one more thing included in our Fall Bucket List. The entrance is free but everything inside needs to be paid for. The price of the pumpkins available ranged between $3 and $20 Continue reading →

Pumpkin Spice Latte

A little while ago I shared with you my Fall Bucket List for 2017. You might remember one of the things that I wanted to do was enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. Well, I just started checking things off my list, and this was the first one. My mom, sister, her dog Koa, my daughters, and I met at Starbucks at Roseville, CA for a Sunday brunch.  We enjoyed a delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte and a pumpkin bread. Perfect combination! We also had Continue reading →

Fall Bucket List

Back home in Puerto Rico we don’t have the four seasons, we have Summer all year long.  That is great because you can head to the beach whenever you want and you can wear tank tops and flip flops at anytime. Pumpkin patch? I didn’t even know what that was! Apple what? Apple Hill? What do you mean I need boots and a coat? Once I moved to California I learned that it’s also fun to have all the seasons as there is always something Continue reading →