Lifestyle Picks

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

Glocal Girl
St. Patty’s Day & Thoughts on beer and stuff

Mar 16, 2012
St. Patty’s Day & Thoughts on beer and stuff

St. Patrick's Day was the best holiday in college.  Everyone wore green, tacky four-leaf clovers and drank like the Irish.  And while I have zero percent of Irish blood in me, I loved celebrating the holiday with friends at the neig...

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Chic Little House
New features on Fridays at LCH

Mar 16, 2012
New features on Fridays at LCH

I recently decided to add tow new blog features on CLH, both will happen on Fridays, both will start today. As you know from time to time, I share little tidbits of whats going around on casa that's unrelated to DIY or Home Decor. Recently I'...

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Brown Thumb Mama
Make your own natural, healthy baby food

Mar 16, 2012

Little Peanut is seven months old and she’s ready to start eating baby food. How do I know? Because she eyes every single bite that goes into our mouths with a combination of intense curiosity and drooly longing. Jackjack can hypnotize her with a p...

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Sac History Happenings
New Arcadia volume examines Lake Tahoe’s western shore

New Arcadia volume examines Lake Tahoe’s western shore

This week Arcadia released its latest illustrated book on the history of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe's West Shore traces the evolution of the "Jewel of the Sierra" from its European discovery in 1844 through its development into one of the...

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Davis Vanguard
Occupy protest shuts down operations at Monsanto

Mar 16, 2012
Occupy protest shuts down operations at Monsanto

Occupy groups from across the region converged on Davis this morning to protest and block operations of Monsanto.  The protest is part  a "Global Days of Action to Shut Down Monsanto" in dozens of U.S. cities and several countries. "We are cal...

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
What a pregnant woman really wants

What a pregnant woman really wants

Welcome to the Pregnancy Necessities Carnival!This post was written for inclusion in the Pregnancy Necessities Carnival hosted by Parenting God’s Children. Today, participants share what they simply cannot live without during their pregnancies or sim...

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Elk Grove Sports Corner
Pro soccer stadium In Elk Grove under consideration

Amazing as it sounds, it appears as though the City of Elk Grove is considering construction of a soccer stadium. In a story posted Thursday on Elk Grove News. Net,  four city officials including Mayor Jim Cooper will be traveling to Dallas on a f...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Quick and healthy pizza from scratch

Recipe: Quick and healthy pizza from scratch

I have a new obsession: white whole wheat flour. I’ve used in doughnuts, muffins, waffles and now pizza dough to add some whole grains, without compromising the taste as much as regular whole wheat flour. In my post earlier this week about mini blood orange muffins, I mentioned that I’d be making mini pizzas...

Bamboo and More
Leopard plant a bright spot in the garden

Mar 15, 2012
Leopard plant a bright spot in the garden

Our backyard has many shady spots, and farfugiums are my favorite group of foliage plants for moist shade. Previously lumped into the genus Ligularia, farfugiums have large, leathery leaves that look both primal and exotic at the same time. In our clim...

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Baked Bree
Recipe: Irish coffee blondies

Mar 15, 2012
Recipe: Irish coffee blondies

This week was a doozy. On so many levels, it was just bad. I cracked my iPhone and had to replace it, I cracked a tooth and need to get a crown, William was sick, Clay was sick, things that needed to get done did not, the list goes on. And then, I remembered...

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