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Posts by Vanessa Bell

LA Union Station: 75 Years of California History

Born and raised in Southern California, yet it’s taken me until recently to visit LA’s Union Station. What a shame! The landmark is absolutely beautiful and has taught me a great deal about the history of my home state. Recently, my mom and I took a new approach to travel with kids when we boarded an Amtrak train from Los Angeles to San Diego. It was such a fun experience

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Mom Self Care: Burts Bee Renewal Skin Care Line

Even after decades of beach bumming through my California childhood, I don’t have many wrinkles. My brown skin has managed to serve me well until now, but my mom has been nagging (advising?) me that, soon enough, this face will betray my trust and show all signs of age. I hate to admit it, but she’s probably right. So when Walmart offered the chance to try the latest craze in

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Bath Time Is More Than Bubbles: 3 Tips to Build Family Legacy

This is the bathroom my babies have been bathing in for the last 5 months. It also happens to be the bathroom I used as a kid – as well as my mom and her brother and my grandparents; even my great-grandmother used this bathroom! My grandparents bought this home a decade after immigrating from Cuba and houses many years of family legacy. My grandparents were so proud of this

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Fighting Hunger and Sparking Change

You don’t have to look abroad to see hungry families. Sadly, kids and adults go without meals all the time… even in an amazing country like ours. So this spring, Walmart and a few awesome brands are asking us to join the fight against hunger and spark change in local communities across the U.S. To kick off the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, Walmart is making an initial $1.5 million

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DIY Mid Century Modern Planter: A New Take On An Old Classic

We recently bought a tiny, mid century modern cottage here in California and I’m having a blast designing our new space. The aesthetics are different from what I’m initially drawn too, but I like learning about a new genre of design and blending my favorite aspects with our existing stuff. Since our house was built in the 1950’s, the mid-century modern feel will run throughout our home’s interior. We’ve had

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Pan Roasted Asparagus and Olives with Feta: Simple Side Dish

I’m struggling with family meal ideas that delight my munchkins and nourish their bodies. When did my kids get so picky?! Ideally, one dish would accomplish both goals… and I think this simple side dish of Pan Roasted Asparagus and Olives with Feta might do the trick. My kids love olives, so when Walmart asked me to check out a new line of conveniently packaged snack food, I agreed to

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