Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Baked Bree
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Jul 20, 2014
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Have you tried the crazy addicting Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s? Well, if you haven’t, take my word, it is tasty. Dark chocolate, crushed pretzels, toffee, crushed Oreos, nuts, more chocolate, and my favorite bit – sea salt. I needed to bring a dessert to a friend’s house for dinner and came...

Girls on the Grid
Attention Sacramento Animal Lovers and All-Around Do-Gooders

Jul 18, 2014

By contributors: Alicia Lewis and Lauren Kimzey Feel like earning some extra karma credits? The Wild Life Center Association (WCA) is in desperate need of your time and money. The organization has fallen on hard times recently and lacks the necessary funding to sustain its vital operations after August 31st. The Wildlife Care Association...

Girls on the Grid
Commentary: A Ladies Home Guide to Manners and Commerce

Jul 18, 2014

By LAUREN COLE NORTON I was chatting with some punters outside a show I was running in Davis, enjoying a blast of cool air, when a man, probably in his mid-thirties, said to me: “It was enough you were pretty, but you seem to have ideas too.” Now this is a sentence I can’t ever...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: July 18th – 20th

Weekend Top 10: July 18th – 20th

Roast marshmallows and listen to native stories during a FAMILY CAMPFIRE at the Maidu Museum. Friday Watch Despicable Me 2 under the stars at Fair Oaks’ MOVIE IN THE PARK. Friday FREE Pan for gold, dress up as a pioneer, and see a cannon fired during Hands on History: MINING THE MINERS at Sutter’s...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Summer fun with kids: What it’s like to swim with the dolphins at Six Flags Discovery

Summer fun with kids: What it’s like to swim with the dolphins at Six Flags Discovery

I have been dying to share this with you… My daughter and I got to swim with dolphins! We were invited to participate in the Dolphin Discovery program at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Since ‘Swim with dolphins’ was on my bucket list and my water-loving daughter has a special fondness for dolphins,...

Girls on the Grid
Crawdad’s on the River

Jul 17, 2014
Crawdad’s on the River

By: The Editors A couple weeks ago, the Girls on the Grid editors got off the grid for an evening to check out the newly re-vamped Crawdad’s Cantina on the River (Web, Facebook). We met in Old Sacramento and a quick boat ride later, we were at Crawdad’s. (Yes, we took the 1% route,...

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Girls on the Grid
American River Bike Ride Benefits Ovarian Cancer Research at UC Davis

Jul 16, 2014

By Rachel Smith Bobbi Little’s mission is clear: “to improve the quality of life for people while they’re on the planet.” And trust us, she practices what she preaches. She is the epitome of health, with her youthful skin, toned everything, and a perky personality (not to mention her two adorable, furry sidekicks: Bandit and Bella)....

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Baked Bree
Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes

Jul 16, 2014
Mini Cheesecake Cupcakes

Whew. Between moving and writing my e-book, life has been BUSY. In the very best possible way. If you get my monthly newsletter, than you know that I am currently working on my first e-book project. This one is all things Thanksgiving. If you want to know more about it (and get...

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday–Lemony Lamb Kebabs

Jul 16, 2014

Exactly what does one make for dinner when you’re feeding your six siblings and their spouses, along with their many, many (and I mean MANY) offspring?  Let’s ask Nana. Nana sez:  Make lemony lamb kebabs!  They are super easy to marinate and thread onto skewers and because the meat is cut up into small...

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Girls on the Grid
First Timer’s Guide to a Bikini Wax

Jul 15, 2014

By Kelly Conroy I don’t think anyone is ever stoked to go to a waxing appointment. Regardless of where it is on your body, having hair ripped out of your skin is simply unpleasant. Though I’ve been getting my eyebrows waxed for nearly 10 years, I was wholly unprepared when I took the plunge...

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