To Do Lists – Solving Them Locally

Anyone else out there have different “To Do” Lists?
Don’t be shy – I know I am not alone! Well, I have too many to list.  I have your typical ones like what I need to accomplish today at home and for work. My more advanced ones consist of the long-term “To-Do” lists – often forgotten.
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Every Table Was The Cool Kids’ Table at BlogHer 14

After a wonderful first time at Blogher 14 – it is time to go home and start again.

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Gluten Free San Jose

I was lucky enough to attend a conference in San Jose this past week. I attended the Blogher 14 conference. Nearly 3000 participants descended upon the town. In between meetings – I was able to stroll around town and see some of the sights.


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Loving the local life in San Francisco!

Alicia and I are attending the BlogHer 2014 conference in San Jose, CA. We decided to travel a day early so we could spend some time exploring San Francisco. We had a great time touring around, keeping our focus on local living in the city, and we found some great local spots. Here are some of out top picks:


At the Upper Haight Farmers Market, the produce was spectacular! I’m so jealous of the fact that strawberries grow all summer in California. Our strawberry season is much shorter in North Carolina. Since we couldn’t store or travel with the beautiful fruits and vegetables we saw, we chose some items from Inzana Ranch: dried fruit, walnuts and almonds. Delicious!

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Gluten Free in San Francisco

On the way to BlogHer14, my friend and I spent a glorious day in San Francisco. I knew that there was a pretty good chance of finding gluten free goodies while we were in town.  I had no idea just what a treat we were in for when we visited Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen and Mariposa Bakery.

San Francisco musts for gluten free visitors and regulars:

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Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen – This 100% Gluten Free Restaurant is located at 401 Valencia Street. It is a quaint Venezuelan style restaurant that has a constant flow of locals and visitors alike. Continue reading

And So It Begins

 AK Notes

Living local, green and gluten free

Who are we?
Two former neighbors still friends living in the same town with a passion for blogging. This past year we both blogged for a small startup in our town. We got to combine our interest of living and supporting local while making eco-conscious choices whenever possible.  (thus the green in our tagline). And finally, one of us has a completely gluten free home and is very often found roaming the grocery aisles in search of a new product to share.

After the startup gig ended we found ourselves writing on several blogs and other websites. We decided to combine our efforts and enjoy writing and sharing together.

We are off to the Blogher conference to be inspired…

Stay tuned for  blogging on living local, green and gluten free.

We hope you will follow us!

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