A Family Vacation in Carmel, California

We were hosted by the Hofsas House Hotel on our wonderful trip. All opinions are 100% mine. 

We LOVE to travel as a family! We’re one of those multigenerational traveling families. We bring my mom along because she’s the best and have such a fun time! I’m always grateful for another adult to help with our three daughters. Our last vacation was a road trip up to Carmel, California, the most perfect little beach town there ever was.

Lafayette Bakery

Multi Generational Family Travel Trip to Carmel CaliforniaWe have fallen in love with Lafayette Bakery, an authentic French bakery and bistro. Just look at the pictures to see why. They have every kind of French pastry or bread that you could ever want!Multi Generational Family Travel Trip to Carmel CaliforniaMulti Generational Family Travel Trip to Carmel CaliforniaMulti Generational Family Travel Trip to Carmel California

Hofsas House Hotel

Our home base for our trip was the Hofsas House Hotel. Families, especially if you’re traveling with little ones, you have to check this hotel out! It is charming, warm, and inviting.Multi Generational Family Travel Trip to Carmel CaliforniaMulti Generational Family Travel Trip to Carmel California

They have family suites with separate rooms so that baby can take a nap or kids can go to sleep earlier than the adults. Then the grown ups can do puzzles! We bought this one at Thomas Kinkade’s gallery and it was so much fun to do. Poor Ada & Lola thought it was for them! My mom and I are puzzle obsessed.

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The Greatest Showman Movie Review

Hollywood, keep the musical movies coming!

Matt and I love musicals. We adored La La Land and left the movie theater dancing and singing, playing the soundtrack the minute we got home. When we went with my mom to see The Greatest Showman the other night, we were so excited to see what the writers from La La Land came up with.

Spoilers below! Stop here if you don’t want parts of the movie revealed.

The Greatest Showman Movie Review - karainthekitchen.com

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Essential Thanksgiving Tools From OXO

This post is brought to you by OXO! I was given product to use for my Thanksgiving feast from a brand I adore. Thank you, OXO! The past three times we have cooked a turkey, we have used Alton Brown's recipe. It calls for brining the bird and then … [Continue reading]

How to Ensure that Open Enrollment Works for You

Thank you Dignity Health for sponsoring this post. Enroll in humankindness. If you're anything like me, you tend to shy away from thinking about or dealing with insurance and healthcare. It can be confusing and overwhelming! As the main caretaker of … [Continue reading]

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.On the beautiful Central Coast of California, we have heat waves in the fall. While everyone else is celebrating Autumn with turning leaves and pumpkin spice … [Continue reading]

A Home of Our Own

Hello! It's been so long since I've posted on the blog, and this is why! We bought our first house!! It was a crazy whirlwind and we are so happy to be where we are. It all started when our landlord sent us a letter saying that he was … [Continue reading]

White Chicken Chili with S&W Beans

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I love a good bowl of chili! It's hearty, filling, healthy, and my whole family will eat it. You … [Continue reading]

Meal Milestones with OXO tot!

OXO sent me products to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are 100% mine! Baby June has been all about feeding herself recently! At 6 months, I introduced purees to her. She gagged, winced, and made faces no matter what I gave her! … [Continue reading]

New Beauty & the Beast Trailer!

Tickets are on sale now, and March 17th can't come soon enough!! This trailer has finally answered one of my lifelong childhood questions: how the heck did Belle lift that giant Beast onto her horse all by herself?! :) New character posters are … [Continue reading]

Rest Easy with Plum Organics® Grow Well® Infant Formula

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhyPlumFormula #CollectiveBias #Sponsored When my first baby was just 2 months old, I had to go to the Emergency Room. I was up all night … [Continue reading]