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I'm Cristen

I'm a northern California wife, momma, and blogger with a passion for being creative, traveling, and sharing great brands with people.

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  • 5 Strategies for Supporting Your Kid in Sports

    arents who encourage and support their kids to engage in sports are likely to have extreme and unrealistic expectations. It is good to encourage your kids to be active but you should let their talents come out naturally. It is equally good to let the young ones do what makes them happy, but encourage them… [Continue Reading]

    5 Strategies for Supporting Your Kid in Sports
  • How to Reduce Waste While Traveling

    You certainly know how to minimize your waste while at home through the use of tried-and-tested strategies, such as buying in bulk, going shopping with reusable bags, and avoiding plastic. However, very few people know how to minimize waste while traveling. Travel often invites the use of disposable food containers, wrappers, utensils, and plastic water… [Continue Reading]

    How to Reduce Waste While Traveling
  • Quick Charcuterie Board Ideas

    This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Tyson Foods, Inc.  All opinions are my own. Let’s talk CHARCUTERIE.  First of all, it’s a funny French word that refers to the method of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, etc., primarily from pork.  Secondly, charcuterie boards are my go-to… [Continue Reading]

    Quick Charcuterie Board Ideas
  • Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men and Women + Stocking Deals

    Hi, hi!  Christmas is literally just a week away and I’m sure I’m not the only one scrambling to gather all the things before the jolly man arrives.  In case you need some stocking stuffer ideas this year, I’ve compiled a list of things that I think would make great stocking stuffers. Stockings are my… [Continue Reading]

    Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men and Women + Stocking Deals
  • Winter Day Date Ideas in Northern California + Mulled Wine Recipe

    This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between me and Line 39 wines.  All opinions are my own. . Content for 21+. I absolutely love a good day date with my hubby no matter what time of year it is, but there’s just something about wintertime that adds a touch of magic to the occasion. … [Continue Reading]

    Winter Day Date Ideas in Northern California + Mulled Wine Recipe
  • Christmas Front Porch Decor Ideas

    Halloween has come and gone and that means it’s time to start pulling out the Christmas decor.  Right? Too soon? I recently partnered with Therma-Tru Benchmark doors to give my home some extra curb appeal, and I am so happy with how it turned out.  My new black farmhouse style door was just what my… [Continue Reading]

    Christmas Front Porch Decor Ideas
  • 5 Ways to Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

    This conversation is sponsored by Sinex available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.  I am not a medical professional.  Consult your physician before beginning a new health regimen. Cold and flu season has definitely hit here in California, and I blame it on the recent rapid changes in weather we’ve had.  We had a… [Continue Reading]

    5 Ways to Prepare for Cold & Flu Season
  • Wonderbag Review – The New Way To Slow Cook

    There is nothing like a good meal that has been slow cooked. When you slow cook a meal, all of those ingredients have to time to marinate together, producing rich, in-depth flavors. Not to mention the aroma that spreads throughout your home, letting anyone that enters your home know that they are going to enjoy… [Continue Reading]

    Wonderbag Review – The New Way To Slow Cook
  • Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas + Farmhouse Style Door Reveal

    A front door is everything when it comes to that first impression of your home, but for some reason, updating our door is a project that we all seem to put off.  I recently connected with the Therma-Tru team and collaborated with them to give my home some added curb appeal, and this seemed to… [Continue Reading]

    Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas + Farmhouse Style Door Reveal
  • Bettering Your Relationship To Health

    We all want and need to be healthy, and it’s something which you should focus on particularly if you have children and want to make sure that you are looking after them as best as possible. But the truth is that improving your understanding of health can often be surprisingly difficult and take a long… [Continue Reading]

    Bettering Your Relationship To Health

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