hi, i'm jess!

I'm a work-at-home mama, an Air Force wife, a woman consumed with wanderlust, a foodie who loves cooking up something scrumptious, and a morning person driven by that first cup of coffee. I'm so happy you're here! Learn More
  • Running into Monday like...🏴‍☠️ three kids who couldn’t wait to ditch Disneyland so they could play at @hojoanaheim’s 💦 water park instead 🤣
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💥What’s the coolest hotel you remember staying at as a kid? It’s been almost a month, and mine are STILL talking about this place.
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Full review of this #HoJo is up on the blog (spoiler alert: we L❤️VED it).
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👉 Plus there’s a discount code in the post so you can stay there, too! Tag your #Disneyland loving friends!
  • I’m gonna throw out a fun fact for you...you ready for it?
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🙌 You can join @pamperedchef this month for LESS than a trip to #Costco costs 😲! Say whaaaaat? That’s crazy talk!
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But it’s true! I’m not gonna do one of those super sketchy and annoying, “message me for more info” posts.
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Here it is up front and center: get our new kit (ONLY available in March...swipe to take a look) for $39. You get four FANTASTIC products, cookbooks, catalogs, and a website for three months 💥
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You start earning commission 💰 right off the bat, you get my team 😎 (Team Awesomesauce) on your side, and you can start earning a trip for four to #DisneyWorld.
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All of that for LESS than the cost of groceries 🙌 okay, NOW you can message me for more info 🤣
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Pretty good deal, right? What’s holding you back?
  • Two weeks till these two girls enjoy that fun walk into Animator’s Palate on the #DisneyWonder again!
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Have you been on a #DisneyCruise 🚢? What’s your favorite restaurant? Or better yet...what’s your favorite thing to eat?
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I love Animators Palate, but Tiana’s Place may get my top vote—I love the music, ambiance, and how they get everyone up and out if their seat to have fun!
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As for my favorite food? I had the best scallops of my life on our last that, but you can’t go wrong with anything!
  • Good food...good mood 😎 (swipe to see some of that good food!)
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Story time: So there was this little Greek shack in Italy at the base where we were stationed, and they had a dish called 🍟“monster fries.” It was a heap of fries, tons of gyro meat, then smothered in tzatziki sauce and feta—I always devoured the hot version. It was so good, and six years later, we still talk about it.
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The second I saw the Street Bowl on @lunagrill’s menu I knew I had to try it,  because it sounded so similar.
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Thankfully, it didn’t disappoint, and I will totally get it again. I will say that the one from #LunaGrill looked waaaaaaaaay prettier than the one from that little hut on the flight line 🤣
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Have you ever had something from an obscure place that you’ve tried to recreate or desperately want to have again? Tell me about it 👇
  • 🍹What’s your go-to drink for brunch?
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Yesterday my husband and I ditched the kids (aka left them with a sitter), and had a marriage meeting/brunch date. There’s just something magical ✨ about eating together without all the kids around 🙌
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I love a great Bloody Mary, and the one at @breakfastrepublic didn’t disappoint!
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Also amazing? Our breakfast. My husbands breakfast burger knocked it out of the park with flavor, and my Cluck Madame was perfect down to the last bite.
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I only wish we had room to try the French Toast and/or pancakes 🥞, because they all sounds amazing.
  • And just like that, she’s six.
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I love the little lady she’s becoming, and I can’t wait to see what year six will bring.
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We celebrated with presents, breakfast at @chickfila, pizza, games, cake, and friends at @chuckecheeses (thanks to their commercials on @nickjr she just “had” to go there for her birthday).
  • Less than three weeks until Micky Bars for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are a totally acceptable thing 🙌
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🚢 What’s your favorite thing about a #DisneyCruise?
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Also, shout out to this girl right here, because today’s her birthday! Woohoo! #internationalwomensday
  • Anyone else ready for the sunshine to return in SoCal? I love me some rain, but I need that vitamin D 🌞 back in my life.
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Thankfully I got a new @stitchfix box this week, and it was like a ray of sunshine ☀️because I’m pretty sure I’m keeping this entire outfit—what do you think?
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See the rest of my #StitchFix haul on the blog (link in bio) or in my stories, and let me know if I should keep the rest! While you’re there, snag a discount if you wanna try it for free 🙌
  • In the grand scheme of things, we have it sooooo much easier than a lot of other people, but this little man officially has a salmon allergy.
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Apparently it’s bad enough that we have to get an Epi-pen, which kinda put the severity of it into reality for me. Also, there are no epi-pens available at the two pharmacies closest to us, so 🤷🏻‍♀️
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They tested for other fish (negative), and shellfish (also negative), so I’m super thankful for that. Just no lox and bagels 🥯, or delicious grilled salmon for our dude.