Lifestyle Picks

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

Baked Bree
Apple and Herb Centerpiece

Oct 20, 2014
Apple and Herb Centerpiece

Today I am over at The Creative Mama sharing how I made this simple Apple and Herb Centerpiece. So easy, so pretty, and the smell? Amazing. The photo above the Casual Buffet Menu from The Thanksgiving Game Plan. I turned out to be a...

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

Oct 19, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

With less than two weeks to go in this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, I'm scrambling to get to all the participating restaurants I haven't visited yet. Sunday night, my husband and I headed over to Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., where a three-course fixed price Challenge meal is being offered.


I knew that...

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Baked Bree
Devil’s Food Tie Dyed Cupcakes

Oct 17, 2014
Devil’s Food Tie Dyed Cupcakes

I have a confession. I don’t like Halloween. There, I said it. Have you noticed that there are very few Halloween recipes here? I do pin a ton of Halloween recipes and ideas, but I don’t seem to make a lot. Thanksgiving...

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Girls on the Grid
GOTG Favorite Coffee Spots in Sacramento

Oct 17, 2014
GOTG Favorite Coffee Spots in Sacramento

Did coffee really happen if you don’t take a picture of it??  There have been tons of photos all over... read more

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Sacramento Vegan
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

Oct 16, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

I had lunch with my friend Melissa today at Lou's Sushi, which is participating for the first time this year in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. I was pleasantly surprised to see several different items offered on their Challenge menu.


We ordered the Tofu and Grilled Asparagus Salad to share, squares of soft tofu...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: October 18th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: October 18th – 19th

Roast marshmallows and enjoy native stories around the CAMPFIRE at the Maidu Museum. Friday Dance to spooky music, walk the haunted hallway, play, and meet Leo (the mascot) at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s MONSTER BASH at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. Saturday See Trevor Wyatt’s magic show, play carnival games, and navigate a harvest maze...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

This year’s fun theme: The Adventures of Percy Jackson! Three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun at Fairytale Town’s annual Safe & Super Halloween! Fairytale Town will be transformed into Rick Riordan’s mythological world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians for three nights of family fun on October 24, 25 and 26 from 5 to...

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Girls on the Grid
Red Lipstick Is For Everyone (Sort Of)

Oct 15, 2014
Red Lipstick Is For Everyone (Sort Of)

By Leia Ostermann If you Google “picking the right red lipstick,” you’ll come up with a few million results.  You... read more

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Vegetarianized
Puffy Pancake

Oct 14, 2014


Guava Rose
Crock Pot Kalua Pig on a Rack of Onions

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Oct 14, 2014
Crock Pot Kalua Pig on a Rack of Onions

Kalua Pig and onions, close up 1Now that the weather is cooling down from the 90’s this past week to the mid 70’s today, it seems like a good time to welcome fall by making some kalua pig (or kalua pork for the slightly more refined). Of course the best...

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