Lifestyle Picks

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

Baked Bree
Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Sep 5, 2014
Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Now that the kids are back in school, I have more time during the day to bake. I like to bake, but I have to be in the mood to do it. I like to turn on a podcast, listen to a book on Audible or blast really questionable music on the speaker in...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: September 6th – 7th

Weekend Top 10: September 6th – 7th

Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse at Home Depot’s KIDS WORKSHOP. Saturday FREE Play games and learn about the importance of being healthy at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s HAPPY HEART: HEALTHY EATING DAY. Saturday (2 for 1 admission all day) Take a tour, meet firefighters and see a fire truck up close at a...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Find Adventure in 4 Local Neighborhoods

Find Adventure in 4 Local Neighborhoods

I was thrilled when Sacramento Parent magazine asked me to write a series of articles through the summer months. (I have been a fan of Sacramento Parent magazine since I moved to Sacramento ten years ago with my first baby.) They asked if I would feature four local neighborhoods and highlight some unique ways...

Girls on the Grid
Alternatives to Napa Wineries – Delta Daze

Sep 4, 2014
Alternatives to Napa Wineries – Delta Daze

By Kearsten Shepherd I have a special place in my heart for the Delta, part of the greater Sacramento area and a place I called home for nearly three years. I also have a special place in my heart for our Delta wineries. They are a great place to take visiting friends (like I did...

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Baked Bree
Tomato and Basil Soup with Mini Ravioli

Sep 3, 2014
Tomato and Basil Soup with Mini Ravioli

One of the best parts of my day is sitting down to dinner with my family. We eat dinner together every single night regardless of how busy we are and what we have going on. I did it as a child, and so did my husband. It is a time when we can talk,...

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Girls on the Grid
Wanderlust: 48 Hours in Long Beach

Sep 3, 2014
Wanderlust: 48 Hours in Long Beach

By Kelly Conroy Long Beach is often overlooked for a weekend destination in favor of one of its Southern California cousins. I mean, you’ve got your pick of beaches: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Newport Beach, etc. So why choose the one “with so much drama in the LBC?” Well, aside from the musical talent...

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Undercover Caterer
Tomato and Butter Spaghetti

Sep 2, 2014

Hi.  Did you have a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend?  I did.  I spent mine traipsing around Northern California with a couple of my best girlfriends. There was wine, lots of food, art, a couple of beaches, bourbon and some more food.  I mentioned food right?  There was lots of that. Remember that...

The Farmer Fred Rant
Every Season is Ant Season

Every Season is Ant Season

When it gets hot, the ants start marching indoors. When it rains, in come the ants. Too cold? The ants know where its nice and cozy: your kitchen, bathroom and pet food bowls. Outdoors, the pet food bowls and garbage cans are also ant attractants. Argentine ants, those busy little black ants,...

Girls on the Grid
Girls on the Grid Profile: Beth Southorn of LifeSTEPS

Sep 1, 2014
Girls on the Grid Profile: Beth Southorn of LifeSTEPS

By the Editors As executive director of LifeSTEPS, Beth Southorn provides social services to individuals who are earning low wages and living in affordable housing. In Sacramento and around the state, Beth is on the front lines of empowering people who are underprivileged.   She has grown the organization into one of the state’s...

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Baked Bree
Lighten Up is open today!

Sep 1, 2014
Lighten Up is open today!

It’s September 1st. Tomorrow is the big day, and I am feeling bittersweet about the whole thing. We have had a dreamy summer. Think lazy days on the beach. Lots of s’mores around the fire pit. And restocking the sunscreen weekly. But, I can feel fall creeping in. It is starting to smell crisp...

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