Lifestyle Picks

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

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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Undercover Caterer
Pickled Jalapeños

Jul 14, 2014

I love pickled jalapeño slices.  I unabashedly pile them onto ballpark nachos, put them on hot dogs, chop ‘em up and mix them with various condiments to use as spreads or dips, etc.  There’s just something addicting about the slight heat mixed with that good vinegary tang.  I usually have a jar in the...

Sacramento Vegan
Road Trip! LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto

Jul 13, 2014
Road Trip!  LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto



Phil and I were in the Bay Area this weekend and stopped in for lunch at LYFE Kitchen in Palo Alto. If you haven't heard about the LYFE Kitchen restaurant chain before, it was started about three years ago by a couple of former McDonald's executives, of all things. ...

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Nanny Goats in Panties
A Humorous Take on Bullying

Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to...

Nanny Goats in Panties
A Humorous Take on Bullying

Yes, I am perfectly aware of the fact that my blogging has fallen off lately, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning it. The problem is, I’ve gotten my mitts into many other projects that are eating up my life, not the least of which was co-producing, co-directing, and performing in the Sacramento Listen to...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: July 12th – 13th

Weekend Top 10: July 12th – 13th

Visit the animals, ride the giant slide and be sure to check out the Dream Big exhibit at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR. July 11 – 27 Build Turbo with a pullback motor at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Explore the night sky and hear tales of the galaxies during ASTRONOMY AND STARGAZING...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: July 12th – 13th

Weekend Top 10: July 12th – 13th

Visit the animals, ride the giant slide and be sure to check out the Dream Big exhibit at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR. July 11 – 27 Build Turbo with a pullback motor at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Explore the night sky and hear tales of the galaxies during ASTRONOMY AND STARGAZING...

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