These are some highlight photos from our trip to Yosemite over 4th of July weekend. We took the Mirror Lake trailhead out of Yosemite Valley and camped in the backcountry that night. We hiked out onto North Dome to take … Continue reading

Coney Island Newbie

I finally did it! Going to Coney Island has been on my NYC to-do list for over 4 years now and I have no idea what was stopping me from going. Getting to the famous boardwalk was a scenic 15 … Continue reading

Far Rockaway Beach

Last weekend Ambar and I went to Far Rockaway Beach for the first time and quickly realized we should have been doing this every weekend, every summer. It is SO easy to get to by train, I don’t know how … Continue reading

Camp Regas 2013

Summer Beach at Amelia Island has been home to many of our family reunions and vacations, and we were lucky to visit it again this past week. Rather than our extended “Regas-Demmas” reunions where we take over most of the … Continue reading



How was your St. Patrick’s Day? While most of my friends headed to Savannah for a big celebration full of green beer, friends and music, we had a relaxing weekend with family that was just what I was looking for. A trip to Muir Woods National Park (post to follow), Sausalito for lunch on the Bay, a quick drive through Sonoma for some wine tasting, and back to the house to host a cookout for our friend’s last night before he deploys to Afghanistan made for a full, fun day!

Thanksgiving 2012

I know that this is way over-due for a Thanksgiving update but the holidays got away from me, forgive me!  This year we needed to stay in Sacramento and could not go home to Jacksonville (for the first time ever!). To make … Continue reading

Seven Layer Cookies {my new years diet}

I know everyone is in diet mode as we start 2013 but we are also in the dead of winter and need some sweets to go with our afternoon tea right? These cookies are so easy to make and hard … Continue reading

She works hard for her money!

She works hard for her money!

Taking a walk through our neighborhood today we stumbled upon this sweet girl. Standing in her driveway with a cup for coins, she was singing to the world. She looked like she was having so much fun. I wish I … Continue reading