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Showing posts from July, 2016

Local Day Trips or Fun with Friends: Ojai Edition

Just spent a beautiful summer’s day with my two best friends in Ojai, a laid back town a few minutes east of Ventura. Thought I would share in case any of you are looking for fun things to do with friends or planning a local girls day out. This particular day would be well-suited for friends who like to spend time talking together, taking photos, trying new restaurants, shopping boutique/local stores, and other mild exertion activities.    We started with a hearty breakfast of thin pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream at Bonnie Lu’s Country Cafe . Do not let the “thin” part fool ya, this plate was full and filling! We loved the cozy atmosphere of the place and the endearing photo on the menu cover. From here we planned the rest of our day according to what we wanted to do most. Image Source Next we headed to Frog Creek Farms for some lavender and sunflower picking. Here you are free to roam the lavender field selecting and snipping varieties to form fragrant bund

Memorable (and Affordable!) Group Gifts from Bridesmaid to Bride

Your best girlfriend is getting married and you want to give her something memorable but don’t have a lot of extra cash. Never fear. . . VW is here! We’ve got three great ideas you can give individually or as a group gift from all her favorite gals in the bridal party. Memory Book Moments Sort of a cross between a yearbook and a best friend roster, create a memory book with the bridal lineup. Include pictures of each girl with fun facts and specific memories involving their best bud bride. You could also include a thoughtful note, funny story, or encouragement on her upcoming marriage. Also be sure to select some great photos of you together to include on themed pages such as “road trips,” “parties & holidays,” and “the good old days.” Just to name a few ;) . There are plenty of photo book companies out there to choose from, offering soft cover or hardcover books such as Shutterfly, Snapfish, and Mixbook. Before placing your order, be sure to check for deals or coupon code