Avery & Austin: The perfect playdate

I am so proud to tell you about my latest adventure, Avery & Austin. Avery & Austin was created with my very dear friend, Nichole, from In These Small Moments. We just hit the 2 week mark, and I realized that I never shared it here.

I’ve been friends with Nichole for a long time, since BlogHer years ago. I didn’t know if we’d be friends or not after she decided to get a pink feather hair extension. Against my telling her it probably wasn’t a good idea. She did it anyway, and later blamed me for letting her do it. We’ve been to many conferences together, and even survived a 2-mile runDisney run. We were meant to be friends. She has a little snark and a lot of savvy.


After talking about our idea for months, we started a company, and named it Avery & Austin. We offer a monthly subscription box service where parents can have everything they need to host fun playdates delivered right to their doorstep. We provide the materials for different craft projects each month, along with a healthy snack for two, and a host gift for you to keep for yourself, or share. Hosting a playdate should be fun, not a lot of work, and we love the idea of having something to show for it. Bragging rights are healthy right?


We’re unique from other box services, because we make sure your playdate box has everything you need for two. Whether you’re wanting to spend a little extra time with you child, invite one of their friends over, or you just want something new for your kids to do together, it’s all put into one box for you.


So many of us are parents, grandparents, aunts, and godparents. We are all trying to do our best at keeping kids productive, happy, and entertained. We’ve just invented a way to make that easy for anyone. Once a month, our kids get to be unplugged, active, and creative, and we’re thrilled to share it with you.

So please, go check out our Avery & Austin #PerfectPlaydate box. If this is something you’re interested in, and would like to try out, use code: GOOFY15 to get $15 off any of our subscriptions plans. And if you do, please share the results with us, and let us know how it goes for you!

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate coming to the Bay Area!

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Disney On Ice is coming back to the Bay Area with a new holiday show, Let’s Celebrate. I was thrilled when we were offered tickets to take the girls to see it. This new show, Disney On Ice, Let’s Celebrate is a great way to see all your Disney favorites in one place. If you haven’t been to a Disney On Ice show, this show could make you take the leap. Or if you’re a fan already, you’ll really like how much they’re changing things up. continued

Valentine hot chocolate heart cake recipe

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Every week, I park in front of a Smart & Final when I drop my daughter off for her gymnastics class. It wasn’t until recently that I realized it’s open to the public. It’s a one-stop shop where you can get just about everything. continued

Easy Valentine no-paint canvases

Valentine Canvas Art

Getting ready for the holidays can be a lot of fun. We do a fair amount of entertaining, so I like to keep my decorations updated and fresh. With our impeding move, I need to keep things simple. Working with canvas is always my go-to DIY craft staple. The great thing about canvas, you can use them painted, or not painted. With no-paint canvas art, you can create just about anything. continued

Getting alone time


When my husband and I found out we were having a baby, it was a mutual decision that I would stay home. It’s been over six years now that I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. Now that we have two girls, I’ve found out so much about myself, my husband, and what it’s truly like to raise children. continued

Sad goodbyes, warm hellos

For those of you who haven’t heard my story, I met my husband while we were at school in San Diego. He moved to San Francisco soon after college. I made my way around the world as a flight attendant for several years, and finally settled in San Francisco over ten years ago when we re-connected. continued

Curious: A better way to learn anything. Plus, $25 to get started!

Curious event at Sunset Magazine

Just before the holidays I had the opportunity to visit Sunset Magazine and take part in a fun evening of crafting with my fellow blogging friends. The evening was hosted by Curious, a local Bay Area company I’ve been interested in for a while. continued

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