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
  • Crossed another thing off our #SanDiego bucket list last weekend when we hiked @torreypinesreserve!
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It was a gorgeous day in SoCal, and I’m glad we could soak up the sun and explore more of this beautiful area.
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We want to go on more hikes—what’s you’re favorite family-friendly hike in San Diego?
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#travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #travelwithkids #keepitwild #chasinglight #exploresandiego #sandiegolife #sandiegoliving
  • 🌈 Kindness is magic, friends. Be kind today. #nationalkindnessday
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss #bekind #kindnessismagic
  • 🎉 We celebrated my favorite husband’s 35th birthday yesterday with donuts 🍩 for breakfast, tons of presents 🎁 , a day date with just the two of us 👫, topped it off with a 🎥 movie night at home (Tangled, of course), and some homemade tiramisu for dessert! 🎉 It was an awesome day with our favorite people!
  • Not sure what you’re looking at? That’s sand 🤦🏻‍♀️. Sand that came from my three-year-old’s boot 👢
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Thankfully we have a good vacuum to suck it right up..but seriously, who dumps a shoe full of sand out on a couch 🤷🏻‍♀️. #toddlers, that’s who 🤣
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(Side note, ithe sand made its way into her sock, too.) #momlife at its finest.
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#momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thatsdarling #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss
  • When you love #DASANIsparkling THIS much 🤗
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[ad] Pick up a pack (or a case...no judgment here 😂) of your favorite flavor and then enter to win a trip to my hometown in Albuquerque for the 2019 Balloon Fiesta 🙌
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Entering is SUPER EASY:
1. 📸 Snap a pic of your favorite flavor of DASANI® Sparkling

2 💥 Post it on IG or Twitter using #DasaniSparkling AND #FlavorContest .
👉 More info on the blog—link in my bio (look for the new post!)
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#travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled  #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising  #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #travelwithkids #balloonfiesta @balloonfiesta #visitabq @visitabq
  • 143 days until we sail 🚢 with Mickey and his pals again...not like we’re counting or anything 🤣.
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Do you have any big trips coming up that you’re looking forward to?
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#DisneyLife #DisneyMom #Disneycruise #Disneycruiseline #Disneygram #DisneyInsta #disney #instadisney #disneyfamily #disneysmmc #thehappynow #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #californiablogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #letthembelittle #momlife #travelwithkids #flashesofdelight #travelblogger #travelgram #howitravel #travelgram @disneycruiseline
  • My other half and I got all fancy for the #marinecorpsball last night, and had a blast.
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Since my husband is Air Force we’ve been a little bit like a fish out of water here surrounded by the marines here (he’s an exchange officer working with the marines), but it’s been REALLY cool to experience this branch of the military.
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And the ball? Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. So much fun. So much history. So much tradition and honor. Celebrating the 243rd birthday of the @usmarinecorps was an absolute privilege.
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#airforce #airforcewife #milspouse #milspouseblogger #datenight #dateyourspouse #dateyourhusband #dateyourmate #revivedatenight #bloggerstyle #sandiego #milso #usmc #usaf #militarywife #militaryfamily #momofthree #tiredasamother #momsohard #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger  #familyblogger  #californiablogger #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #momboss
  • Double tap (& keep reading) if you wanna check out the 2019 @balloonfiesta for FREE! #AD
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Y’all know my love for the 🎈 #balloonfiesta, which is why I’m THRILLED to partner with @dasaniwater and @krogerco to tell you about this sweepstakes, because they’re giving away a crazy amazing trip to Albuquerque next year!
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The giveaway package is unbelievable, and completely worth it! The balloon fiesta is truly magical—scroll through my feed and check out my story highlights to see our last trip there.
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All the info is on the blog, along with how you can chase balloons when you’re there!
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#DASANISparkling #flavorcontest @visitabq @newmexicotrue #nmtrue  #canonintheclouds #visitabq #travelgram #gosomewhere #openmyworld #howitravel #lifewelltraveled #travelusa #travelblogger #familyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #honestmotherhood #letthembelittle #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #travelwithkids #keepitwild #chasinglight
  • 🎃Pumpkin seeds are easily one of my favorite parts of Halloween. Did you roast pumpkin seeds this year?
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#howipamperedchef #pumpkincarving #momssupportingmoms #momsohard #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #ohheymama #momblogger #lifestyleblogger #sandiegoblogger #sdblogger  #travelblogger #familyblogger  #californiablogger #caliblogger #socalblogger #motherhoodunplugged #mytinymoments #motherhoodrising #mombie #honestmotherhood #joyfulmamas #momlife #dailyparenting #stopdropandmom #momboss