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

Sacramento Vegan
Vegan Options at SactoMoFo 7

Apr 20, 2014
Vegan Options at SactoMoFo 7

Mobile food trucks from Sacramento and other Northern California cities will gather under the freeway at Sixth and W on Saturday, April 26th, for SactoMoFo 7. Personally, I can't wait! I love having the opportunity to check out the vegan options offered at many of these food trucks. This year's...

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Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

Apr 20, 2014
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

A sweet guilt-free frappuccino that tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup! With this much flavor, you’ll never believe it’s lightened up & skinny!     With Mom away on travel this past weekend and my guy arranging plans with his old college buddies, Dad and I decided it was time for another baseball...

mamawolfe
Let it go, little girl: From age 7 to 17

Apr 19, 2014
Let it go, little girl: From age 7 to 17

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight Not a footprint to be seen A kingdom of isolation, And it looks like I’m the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried I could hear you singing “Let It Go” through the walls last...

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Guava Rose
Strawberries and Cream Cups

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Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

Girls on the Grid
Baseball Season has Arrived!

Apr 17, 2014
Baseball Season has Arrived!

By Kearsten Shepherd & Chelsea Irvine While March 31st may have brought cold, blustering rain to Sacramento, it also brought one glorious, amazing thing …. Opening Day of baseball! If you’re like us, you’ve been counting down the days since pitchers and catchers reported for duty. Over the next six months 30 MLB teams...

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Amy is the Party
Last Minute Easter Dessert: Bunny Cakes

Last Minute Easter Dessert: Bunny Cakes

I can’t believe we’re approaching Easter Sunday, already. Where does the time go? In case you missed my Bunny Cakes from previous years, here is a link to the tutorial....

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The Sacramento Bee
More veterinarians turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

More veterinarians turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.


In this August 26, 2011 photo provided by OrthoPets, shows...

Baked Bree
Bunny and Chick Cupcones and Other Easter Favorites

Apr 16, 2014
Bunny and Chick Cupcones and Other Easter Favorites

I  just got back from the most amazing trip. I spent 10 days in Italy and am slowly recovering from jet lag. I have a lot to say about my experience, but today we are going to talk about Easter. Even though it doesn’t feel like spring here, it is only a few days...

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday–Easter Favorites

Apr 16, 2014

Happy Almost Easter!  Easter is nice.  It’s a chance to get together with your family and eat half-a-year’s worth of your annual allotment of eggs in a single day.  Some of these recipes are Nana’s, some are mine.  I just thought it might be helpful if you needed some ideas for this weekend–although feel...

Crazy for Crust
Funfetti Coffee Cake

Apr 16, 2014
Funfetti Coffee Cake

Funfetti Coffee Cake



I think I’m making it my mission in life to add funfetti to pretty much everything. Next up: coffee cake. When I was a kid I haaaaated antique stores. My parents would bribe me with...



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