A couple weekends ago I took a trip with a friend to the California Science Center. It brought back so many memories of my childhood. I remember being in awe of the all the interactive exhibits, that featured everything from inventions to aquariums. It was so nice to come back, years later and experience it all over again. After a morning of visiting all the exhibits, it was nice to have lunch at the outdoor courtyard of the Science Center, which overlooked the rose garden. So beautiful!! It was very convenient for the Science Center to have a food court inside and I was excited to see that it included a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine, which is a touchscreen soda fountain that features over 100+ unique choices, including exclusive beverages. Secretly always wishing I was a barista or bartender, it was so much fun to try different brand combinations and discover which personalized drink would pair perfectly with each of our meals. I paired my Chinese Chicken Salad, with a custom Coca-Cola Freestyle mix that had Seagram’s Ginger Ale Vanilla and a splash of Minute Maid Light Lemon Lime. It was so refreshing and delicious!! My friend decided to pair her burger and fries with Coca-Cola Cherry and a splash of Sprite. I tried her drink and as a fan of Coca-Cola, this combination was such a fun take on a classic and was so yummy! More after the break...


I grew up with the most sensitive skin, especially on my face. I have always been very careful when selecting beauty products, and double check that the ingredients are not filled with harsh chemicals. I have been eager to try a new beauty regimen, and was excited to hear more about Dermalogica and their skin treatments. Their process is different from a facial because a skin treatment is designed specifically for your skin type, which is something I have been looking for. My Dermalogica skin treatment started by talking one on one with the skin expert and filling out a questionaire for her to understand my skin concerns. I voiced how sensitive my skin was and how it can easily become dry. The next part was the skin treatment. She explained each step fully and said she would use the UltraCalming line on me. She started by exfoliating my skin, double cleansed, did a few extractions, along with a massage and masques. After it was done, I was so relaxed and calm. My skin expert then took me through the Face Mapping skin analysis and recommended products that she felt best suited me.  More about my experience after the break...


As I’ve gotten older, being healthy and staying active has become more and more of a priority. I’m all about balance. I make healthy eating choices during the weekdays, and allow myself a few splurges during the weekends, such as the ice cream photos that I share on my Instagram. I also try to fit in a quick workout in the morning before work, from running on the treadmill to following one of my favorite exercise dvd’s. When I’m working out, the CALIA by Carrie Underwood line has become my go to workout wear. I love this look I’m wearing because it’s comfortable and is so versatile. I can wear it to the gym, yet feel great in it while running errands after working out. And the print on the shorts is so fun! More about this look below…


For me, flavors are tied to some of my best memories.  I remember hanging out with my friends in college and enjoying iced caramel macchiatos at our favorite local cafe. We’d spend hours catching up, talking about class and boys.  These days, whenever I have a caramel macchiato, I instantly remember these memories and miss my college girlfriends.  To bring a nostalgic twist into the every day, I have partnered with Nestle Coffee-Mate to show how I used Coffee-Mate Caramel Macchiato flavored creamer into recipes that I will definitely make throughout the summer.  The Caramel Macchiato Popsicles are the perfect way to cool off from the summer heat and the Caramel Macchiato Ricotta Toast is my current go-to breakfast.  Both are so easy to make and delicious! Full recipes below…

Caramel Macchiato Toast Recipe

  1. Mix the ricotta and Coffee-Mate Caramel Macchiato Flavored Creamer.
  2. Toast the bread.
  3. Add the ricotta mix onto the toast.
  4. Cut the bananas into slices and place onto the ricotta toast. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Grate the chocolate onto the toast for a finishing touch.

Caramel Macchiato Popsicles
Steps: Make 2 cups of coffee. Cool in the fridge. Mix with the Coffee-Mate Caramel Macchiato Flavored Creamer . Then, pour into the popsicle molds. Place in the freezer overnight.

These easy Caramel Macchiato flavored recipes provide a quick dose of sweet nostalgia for me and I can't wait to make these simple recipes for my friends this summer!  If you’re not a big fan of caramel, you can also try these same recipes with Coffee-Mate’s other flavored creamers, like the Toll House® Chocolate Chip Cookie or Classic Vanilla. So delicious too!

This post is sponsored by Nestle Coffee-Mate. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make my blog possible.


I am currently obsessed with all things 70s. When ASOS reached out about styling a 70s glam inspired look, I was so excited. My 70s glam style icon is Jerry Hall. She was a supermodel and rock royalty. I am completely enamored by her beauty and style. Being from Cali, I mixed Jerry's Studio 54 glamour with my laid back casual vibe. More after the break...
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