Summer 2015 and an apology

As I've said before, I'm not sure about the future of this blog. My time is filled with work and busy fun activities with the kids. It's amazing and I'm enjoying every minute. But I miss having a writing outlet - so here I am again. Almost 4 months later. So I'm sorry for anyone who has been missing posts.

I thought I had time for a quick Summer 2015 Bucket list!
Backyard Camping

Homemade Popsicles or Ice Cream

Picnic at the Park

Make S'mores

Go Fishing

Go to the Beach

Pick Your Own Strawberries


Fly a Kite

Free Family Concert
We went to the first Twilight Thursday at the zoo last week - and it was free because we are members so technically we've done the Free Family Concert. If you haven't checked out the zoo's Twilight Thursday before - I highly recommend it.
Hoping I can find a Pick Your Own Strawberries spot that is still open. I'm taking recommendations. Anything else I should add to this list?

KCRA A-List Nomination

I'm so thankful to be a KCRA A-List Nominee again! I love writing this blog and when new readers find me and like what I'm writing about it really makes my day. I know it take time to login and vote - so a big, big THANK YOU to my readers who have voted for me. I really do appreciate it.

I thought I'd also share some of the GREAT places in Sacramento that I'm voting for. If you're going to login and vote for me - these businesses are worth considering too!

Best BBQ: Tank House BBQ and Bar - If you haven't checked out Tank House, do it. Now. The food is amazing. In fact I'm craving it right now.

Best Local Charity: The Little Voice Project - I am a proud board member for this charity and truly believe in its mission to fix a broken system and give a voice to the little people that are left in KNOWN bad situations.

Best New American: Roxy Restaurant - For being a higher end restaurant they are surprisingly kid friendly. The food is always amazing and from local sources and the ambiance is great. They even have the sling carseat holders if you've got a little baby with you.

Best Children's Clothing: Koukla Kids - Great stuff here. This small midtown shop is packed with great finds. Always worth checking out.

Best Chocolate: Ginger Elizabeth - The chocolate speaks for its self. If you haven't stopped by here - I don't know what you're waiting for.

Best Greek: Cafe Europa - Locally owned by greeks - and delish! Friendly environment and staff.

Yoga for little people

If you're a Sacramento area new mom (or soon-to-be new mom) I want to tell you about the Fusion Yoga baby & me classes. I did these classes with both Lucille and Gus and had a great time. Both of my babies really enjoyed it - the movements, the repetition, the energy - can all be helpful for creating routines, getting baby to sleep better and be happier.

They offer two class levels 6 weeks thru newly crawling and crawling thru early walking and the drop in price is $16 a class - and they have package rates, of course. The teacher is great - and if you are looking for something to do with baby (but also for you) this is a great place to go.

If you have an older baby / toddler and are interested in yoga for them - I really recommend this great book called "You are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses." We rented it from the library and Lucille loved to act like the animals and imitate the drawings of the kids in the book. I'll be getting her - her own copy soon.

We also found these videos that are free with an Amazon Prime membership - Kinda Yoga (lead by a monkey.) It's a fun activity for indoors that is still active. Perfect for early morning risers and rainy days.

Of course we still do some of the movements we learned at Fusion at home too. Any Sacramento readers have other yoga for littles recommendations? I'd love to hear about it!

Spring Dresses from Zulily

I'm addicted to searching on Zulily. Mostly at night when I'm up with baby Gus, trying to get him to go back to sleep. The app on my phone makes it easy to search where ever I am. I noticed they have some great dresses for Spring so I thought I'd share. The time change has me ready for Spring!

Here are my top 8 picks of dresses currently available on Zulily. Of course things change quickly with these sale sites - but check these out while you can! These are all from there "Ready to Ship" section so you could get in time for Easter if you still need an Easter dress.

Nannette Yellow Sleeveless Eyelet Dress
Princess Expressions Pink Ice Cream Cone Candy Tulle Dress
Pink Floral Stripe Shantung Dress
the Silly Sissy Yellow & Purple Floral Cap-Sleeve Dress
Orange Poppy Kids Green Stripe Rosette Belted Dress
Lily Cake Purple & Blue Floral Heart Cap-Sleeve Dress
Unik Teal Stripe Chambray Belted Dress
Maria Elena Green Plaid Shirred Dress

These range from on the fancy side to super casual - and there is a range of colors for everyone. Check these dresses and find some of your own!

P.S. All Zulily links are affiliate links. Thanks for supporting!