• Product Reviews,  toilettree,  travel accessories

    {Product Review} Toiletry Bag with Travel Accessories by ToiletTree Products

    I have a confession to make. I am so used to packing that I have, for several years now, stopped unpacking. That means that my toiletry bag is always at the ready, which also means that my toiletry bags suffer from a high degree of wear and tear. Because of the sad state of my last toiletry bag, I was very excited at the prospect of getting a new toiletry bag to try out. That is why I was so excited when I was recently sent a Toiletry Bag from ToiletTree Products. The Toiletry Bag is designed to organize all of your toiletries while you are on the road and…

  • eat and drink,  jose andres,  minibar,  restaurant reviews,  washington dc

    minibar by José Andrés (Washington, DC)

    About one week before Valentine’s Day, Raisin Bread sent me a cute Evite. We would be meeting up at Metro Center on Wednesday, February 12th for an outing of some type. Besides that and needing to dress nicely, I didn’t have any other information, but I was super excited and curious. My husband is too sweet with his surprises! We rendezvoused at the designated time and started walking until we reached a nondescript door with this sign next to it. Upon seeing the sign, my reaction was, “HONEY!!”  As we entered the front door, our hostess came out from another door and greeted us by name, took our coats and…

  • Product Reviews,  sunshine burger,  vegan

    {Product Review} Sunshine Burgers

    Who else has been glued to the television over the last week? I love the Olympics and have been keeping up with snowboarding, downhill skiing and other events as much as I can. Having the long weekend and huge dump of snow have made it a bit easier than it otherwise would have been.  Being stuck at home, catching the latest broadcast means having some quick and easy meals ready to make at home a necessity. Lucky for me, I had a huge supply of Sunshine Burgers arrive just in time for the Winter Olympics!  Sunshine Burger is a line of vegan burgers made with non-genetically modified, organic ingredients. These…

  • Product Reviews,  skin care,  toilettree

    {Product Review} Professional Skin Care Face and Body Brush System by ToiletTree Products

    In terms of my beauty routine, I pretty much have found a system that works for me and have stuck to it for years and years. Once in a while, I am willing to try something new if I think it will help solve a problem area or save me time or money.  The Professional Skin Care System by ToiletTree Products is just such a product. I have been wanting to try out a skin care brush for the longest time, but just couldn’t justify spending the money on a beauty item that I was unsure of. That is why I was so excited when ToiletTree Products contacted me to…

  • active life,  Product Reviews,  Running,  training

    An Outdoor Run + {Product Review} 2Toms BlisterShield

    For the first time in a very, very long time, I got to run outside! Last weekend was absolutely gorgeous out and warm enough for this Californian to brave the elements. I knew it wasn’t going to last long, so I took a break from my best friend, Mr. Tread Mill, and hit the pavement.  I headed past the Netherlands Carillon.  And across the Memorial Bridge. I stopped to check out the frozen Potomac River. I made my way past the Lincoln Memorial  and the Washington Monument. The scaffolding is coming down, slowly but surely. I ran down the National Mall. Here’s the Smithsonian Castle. I made it to the…

  • beer,  breweries,  eat and drink,  sonoma,  wine tasting

    Sonoma Winter WINEland and Brewery Visits

    We planned a trip down Northern Sonoma County’s Wine Road on Sunday for the 22nd Annual Winter WINEland. By the way, if you missed the previous posts on my recent trip to Northern California, check them out first:– The Hills of San Francisco– Sunshine, food and wine in Napa and Sonoma Winter WINEland is an event, where you have the chance to visit any of the over 100 participating wineries, where you receive tastings, discounts and sometimes food pairings, all for one ticket price. We purchased Sunday only tickets, which were about $35 including service fee. Such a good deal! Northern Sonoma County in itself is huge, so we pretty…

  • active life,  eat and drink,  restaurant reviews,  restaurant week,  snow,  training,  winter

    January 2014 Happenings

    Welcome to February! January was a busy and very very cold month. Here’s a brief run down of January 2014! – #Polar Vortex: I am so over this weather. We experienced 6.6 inches of snowfall in January and I have lost count of how many single digit degree days we have had. This has been by far the coldest winter we’ve had since I moved here in 2011. Is it spring yet? January 21, 2014 January 21, 2014 January 25, 2014 – RAMW Restaurant Week: I got to experience a new restaurant this month as well as enjoy another meal at an old favorite during DC Restaurant Week. There has…