glimpse into the Newport Beach countryside

yes, so there’s a quiet part of Newport Beach that offers horse properties and a rustic, farm, country feel. be still my heart! hello gorgeous! check out this precious chicken coop!  in addition to a worm farm, i want chickens!  and honestly, i don’t think my husband would ever find out… shhhh….don’t tell him where […]

lessons learned from a horse.

while i’ve often yearned to live the little house on the prairie life, the truth is, i’m as suburban as it gets.  i’m even allergic to horses. as a kid, i used to save up my babysitting money to ride horses on fridays with my friend katie krause.  we knew nothing about horses and were […]

momma loves the dude ranch

our friends Deanna and Rob got hitched.  she’s a cowgirl.  he’s an aspiring cowboy.  together, they make an awesome couple. while i’m no pioneer woman, this was my frontier for the weekend.  and boy did my husband and i love it! their wedding weekend was celebrated at the most magnificent Vista Verde Ranch, an all-inclusive, […]

Mamma needs to luxuriate

how luxurious does this look? of course, the two seasons i was pregnant, there was EPIC snowfall.  now that i’m ready to hit the slopes again…not so much. But Vista Verde still looks INCREDIBLE!!!  An all-inclusive luxury dude ranch just north of Steamboat, Colorado. Delicious! And my buddy Deanna is getting married there in March. […]

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