• Events,  Life,  Modesto,  Places To Try,  Travel

    Local Love // Another Awesome Opening in Modesto

    I live in the city where I was born. And if you’ve been reading Lovely Indeed for a while, you know that I left Modesto for a few years, came back (on purpose), and am doing everything I can to spread local love in this town my family calls home. So when a local business comes to me to collaborate, I am always over the moon. Seeing other people invest in our community in a way that makes it better for others is truly one of my favorite things. Which is why I am SO PUMPED to help spread the word about the newest incredible local venture, the Save Mart…

  • California,  Carmel,  City Guides,  Places To Try,  Travel

    What to Do in Carmel-By-The-Sea

    The last couple of times I was in Carmel, we were toting along two adorable toddlers, so we really just scratched the surface. But a few weeks ago I got the chance for a weekend getaway in Carmel-By-The-Sea on a girls’ trip with my sister, and I had forgotten how fun it is for a grownups-only trip! We had such a lovely time, and Carmel is truly one of the most special places in California. (We included it on our list here!) Where to Stay in Carmel, California We were lucky to connect with Hofsas House in Carmel, who hosted us for the weekend. Hofsas House started as a small…

  • Places To Try,  Travel,  Traveling With Kids

    Our Favorite Places to Visit in California

    Welcome to the new Pick My Brain series! I truly love being a resource for people, and feel grateful for the opportunity to share the things that I’ve learned and that I love. I wish I could sit down for a cup of tea with every person that asks to pick my brain, but there just aren’t enough hours in the week! So every so often, I’ll ask for your “pick my brain” questions over on Instagram and answer them here. It’s a great way for me to serve you as a resource, and hopefully help more people at the same time! Here’s one of our recent questions: Where are…

  • City Guides,  Places To Try,  Travel,  Traveling With Kids

    Things to Do in Palm Springs When It’s Hot

    I just love Palm Springs. It’s truly like a different world! A little colorful, crazy oasis in the desert. I wrote last year about things to do in Palm Springs with kids (I’m always so surprised when people think it’s not kid-friendly), but what about when it’s insanely hot? On our trip a couple weeks ago the coolest day was 103 and the hottest day was 115. And yes, that’s pretty hot (even for this California native), but it never derailed our plans. Here are some fun things to do in Palm Springs when it’s hot! Things to Do in Palm Springs When It’s Hot Get in the Pool Priority…

  • City Guides,  Disneyland,  Places To Try,  Travel,  Traveling,  Traveling With Kids

    How to Make the Most of Disneyland Annual Passes

    I could talk about Disneyland forever, y’all. You know my history with the parks — I worked there as a dancer in college, and ever since have had Annual Passports on and off over the many years. This year we had Annual Passes for our whole family, and I have to say it was the most fun I’ve had there yet. The kids are at the perfect age and we’ve really figured out how to make the most of Disneyland Annual Passes. So I wanted to pass on those tricks! How to Make the Most of Disneyland Annual Passes Before You Buy a Disneyland Annual Passport, Make Sure it Makes…

  • Amalfi,  Capri,  City Guides,  Italy,  Places To Try,  Positano,  Ravello,  Travel,  Traveling With Kids

    Things to Do on the Amalfi Coast with Kids

    Is it weird that I’m a little sad about today’s post, because it’s our last post from Italy?! The Amalfi coast was the last leg of our trip, and I think it was truly the place where the locals were the most excited to welcome our family, especially the kiddos. If we thought they were kid-friendly in Florence, Rome, and Sorrento, this was next level. I was so happy to have that experience with our family. So even though we only spent one day in each of these cities, I wanted to share our favorite things to do on the Amalfi coast with kids in Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, and Capri.…

  • City Guides,  Italy,  Places To Try,  Sorrento,  Travel,  Traveling With Kids

    Things to Do in Sorrento with Kids

    I have to admit, I knew zero things about Sorrento before we arrived. Usually when I travel, I’m a huge planner — I do all the research, I plan all the outings, I learn all the history. And for some reason, I just kind of threw caution to the wind on this section of our Italy trip. In Florence and Rome I had some goals and plans (be sure to read both of those posts for lots of tips!) but in Sorrento, we were more footloose and fancy free. And it made for some really amazing adventures. Read on for our favorite things to do in Sorrento with kids (or adults!).…