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san diego pretzel company + giveaway! 4

san diego pretzel company + giveaway!

I’ll bet that you had no idea that there’s a pretzel factory in San Diego! I’ll further bet that you didn’t know it sat in National City, amongst a few houses, and that they provide pretzels for many places who...

dinosaurs and date shake tasting – hadley vs shields / palm springs, ca 6

dinosaurs and date shake tasting – hadley vs shields / palm springs, ca

After heading out of the pretty mountains at Big Bear, we headed out to Palm Springs! Since it was late October it was not super hot like it is in the summer, but it’s actually more “San Diego-like” temperatures –...

mamma teresa / poway – san diego, ca 6

mamma teresa / poway – san diego, ca

This post is long over due since Jake and I came here in early October! I almost skipped doing it all together because the photos are kind of crappy, but whatever. You need to know about this place! Mamma Teresa...

bears den at pine knot guest ranch / big bear lake, ca 6

bears den at pine knot guest ranch / big bear lake, ca

I’m always the planner whenever we go on trips. I actually like doing the research and picking out a place for us to stay in addition to the checking out a few potential eating spots. I’m not sure if this...

lumberjack cafe / big bear lake, ca 5

lumberjack cafe / big bear lake, ca

Back to Big Bear posts! The next day when we woke up after arriving in Big Bear, there was a nice dusting of snow everywhere.  My shiny car got it’s first layer of snow as well! After a little breakfast,...

[giveaway] win a $50 dining card to roy’s restaurant

[giveaway] win a $50 dining card to roy’s restaurant

I’ve got more one trick up my sleeve for this Friday – and that’s a new giveaway for one lucky reader! It’s because I love you  guys. This giveaway is courtsey of Roy’s Restaurant. I’ve only visited once, at the...

yogurt swirl [revisit] / mira mesa – san diego, ca 6

yogurt swirl [revisit] / mira mesa – san diego, ca

We’re heading into Friday and I have just enough energy to do a short post! We did a quick revisit to Yogurt Swirl after we got Manny’s Taco’s. This is the large portion and it’s a healthy amount to share...

[revisit] manny’s tj tacos 4

[revisit] manny’s tj tacos

Manny’s “TJ” Taco’s used have a cart/business down in Normal Heights back in the day. Jake and I discovered it and took our friend, Chris, there on his first visit out here. The next year Manny’s was kicked out of their...

teddy bear restaurant / big bear lake, ca 6

teddy bear restaurant / big bear lake, ca

Sidenote: I’ve put up an image/link on ways to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as referred to in the Philippines) in my sidebar. I visited Tacloban City as a child and cannot imagine the devastation that’s happening...

[product review] chicago mix style popcorn / g.h. cretors 1

[product review] chicago mix style popcorn / g.h. cretors

For the most part, I prefer to make my own popcorn. There’s just something about freshly popped, buttered and salted popcorn that gets me a bit excited. The salty buttery treat is one of my all-time favorites so I’m always...