Fun Foods of the LA County Fair! By Mike Anderson “Did you take your heartburn medicine?” my wife knowingly asked as I left to indulge in the LA County Fair food preview. As a born-and-raised Midwesterner my veins run (slowly) … continue reading . . .
Hey, Falling IS stopping! Join us for a beginner’s skateboarding lesson at Skate School in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Joe Lehm. I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about getting on a board yourself, but believe me, if I … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Made in the Shade Shop: Dr. Scholl’s Original Slide Sandal – Women’s I have been a fan of the Dr. Scholl’s wooden sandals since I bought my first pair with my allowance! I wondered where they went when I … continue reading . . .
Santa Fe Street Fashion Show, curated by Executive Director of Santa Fe Street Fashion Week, Amy Shea Friday night, August 28th, 2015 marked the first ever Santa Fe Street Fashion Show. Executive Director, Amy Shea is serious about the … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Made in the Shade Shop: Olukai Wana Sandal – Women’s These beautiful flip flops from OluKai are refined with exquisite details. Made of soft leather there’s a dotted trim detail edging with a more elaborate version decorating the straps. … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: GSI Outdoors Kitchen Set Here’s the latest iteration of the outdoor kitchen set from GSI. I added a can opener (not that I take many cans camping, but I’d hate to face a hungry crew … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Coleman Enamel Dinnerware Set I love enamel dishes. They work well for camping because they are nearly indestructible, feel like real dishes (well they are, after all) and are relatively lightweight, compared to stoneware. They … continue reading . . .
Aunt June’s Easy Oven Pot Roast, Gravy and Vegetables This is one of those family recipes that we’ve used for years, eminently practical, with lots of elbow room for personal touches. Thank you, Aunt June! The quantities of some ingredients … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: NAVY BLUE BANDANA A bandana is a must-have camping accessory! I like classic navy blue which is very dark, but choose your favorite color – just make sure it’s 100% cotton. Use it to tame … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Dryer PVC Okay, this isn’t exactly the one I use (mine is from Ikea and looks like an octopus), but it’s very close. An inexpensive item that can hang in the center of your tent … continue reading . . .
Yet another EncinoMom Giveaway: Downy Wrinkle Releaser Travel Kit! Someone is going to be VERY happy with their Downy Wrinkle Releaser Travel Kit! Now say that three times fast. I was curious about this latest EncinoMom Giveaway, and so I did … continue reading . . .
Kevin From Work Gets Laughs Out Of Awkward Situations We’ve all been there, you spend a lot of hours working with someone and you start to develop a crush at the office. Some of us act on it and some … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Coleman Classic Propane Stove Basic camp stove, easy to use, clean and store. Our first stove was the white gas variety and had a few features that I miss on this model, but the slimmer … continue reading . . .
Limoneira (pronounced lē mon΄âra), Launches Global Mixology Contest PATRICK REYNOLDS CREATES THE BEST LEMON COCKTAIL IN LA Patrick Reynolds, bartender at Wildcat Lounge and “Farm to Bar” columnist at the Santa Barbara Independent, created Manāw a Trois, an original concoction … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Primula Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker We’ve used this for years to make morning espressos. It’s light weight and rugged so you can use it on your camp stove or over a campfire. Campfire cooking will … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Made in the Shade Shop: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Toss one of these in your ultimate Summer getaway bag, too. Fig is a great everyday shade for me. These slim lip balms after moisture and comfort along with a … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Made in the Shade Shop: Evian Water Spray 1.7 oz. Singles I’ve been using these Evian Water misters for decades. They last a long time and are a perfect way to stay cool and fresh when traveling. I started … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Made in the Shade Shop: 2 Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chairs Perfect for lugging out to the beach to keep your fanny out of the sand while you watch the kids or dogs play in the surf! … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Product Review: Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit My car is a 2001 Ford Escort. It’s been a real trooper for me, but after owning it for more than 10 … continue reading . . .
EncinoMom’s Made in the Shade Shop: Artisana Organic Raw Extra Virgin Coconut Oil I’m almost out of Coconut Oil, this is the one I’m trying next! … continue reading . . .