Simply Traveling : Windsor, CA

Happy Monday loves!

Ever have one of those weekends where it just feels like sheer perfection? For me, our weekend in Windsor was just that! My brother’s team won 1 game each on Saturday and Sunday so we had the luxury of spending 2 days and 1 night in Wine Country. While we spent all of that time with 14 pre-teen boys and none of it wine tasting, it was impeccable weather and sheer bliss relaxing. I will certainly be returning for some wine tasting soon, it was too beautiful to pass up!

The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country was beautiful and so gracious to a huge group that included way too many rowdy boys. My favorite part by FAR was the pool (pictured above). We spent our entire Saturday afternoon lounging on the most comfortable pool cushions , taking naps and enjoying the scenery. The only thing that would’ve made it better is a glass of wine or two! Yeah, since it was family friendly (and my parents don’t drink) I didn’t indulge in a single glass while in wine country. Next time for sure 😉  I also want more pictures of wineries, we drove by some beautiful ones!

I think I’m falling more in love with Northern California.

Also, my little brother pitched like a BOSS, 6 innings and getting the Win versus one of the hardest teams! So proud!

How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one 🙂

Happy Monday! (Hey, it’s a short week so I’m happy it’s Monday!)


Good Eats: Leatherby’s Family Creamery

Happy Friday everyone!

I truly love sharing my blog with all of you and I can’t thank you enough for all the sweet comments and views! Also a big Gracias to two lovely ladies who featured me on their blogs this week, Emily over at Anna Delores Photography and Jess at Livin On Sweet Tea. You ladies rock!

So I’m going to be honest, I don’t have to travel far for this deliciousness (get real, it’s literally a 5 minute drive). But for any of you out-of-towners traveling through or to Northern California, I’ve got a spot right off the freeway to recommend. Sweet tooths of the blog world, meet Leatherbys Family Creamery!

So Leatherbys is a family owned creamery/diner where they make their own ice cream and toppings! I have a soft spot for Leatherbys because my parents used to go on dates to Leatherbys when they were younger and it’s been a part of our family ever since. Plus I love to support local businesses!

They have outrageous servings of ice cream like the Daddy Dave’s Sundae (the mound of ice cream pictured above) but my personal fav is a traditional vanilla and caramel sundae because their caramel is to DIE for. Just trust me on it. And the messy pour of toppings will work to your benefit, don’t hesitate to scoop it up! Also if you don’t like ice cream/sweets (like Rob) try one of their shakes, he raves about it.

So if you’re driving on the 99 through Elk Grove (just south of Sacramento), get off on Laguna Blvd and stop by Leatherbys! 🙂 Try the caramel, you won’t be disappointed. Better yet, call me and I’ll meet you there!

Winna Winna

I am so excited because I received the Swarovski Magazine that I won in a giveaway on Make it & Fake it! Its full of amazing jewelry and craft ideas and even came with a bag of Swarovski beads. So a big THANK YOU to Swarovski and Katrine for gifting me this wonderful package! I love it!

Beautiful right?!?

Friday Links to Love

I’m buying more “see-through” washi tape ASAP!

This is how you get custom color baskets! Brilliant.

I’ve been working on revamping my bathroom, these are happening!

Get in my mouth.

As soon as I have any free time (yea right!), get to planning these out.

Happy Friday loves!

P.S.  For a Simply Evani first, I’m hoping to get a post up this weekend too! Come check it out while you’re relaxing and enjoying the 2 glorious days off.