SusanPalooza 2015 Recap Sponsored by KIND Snacks

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imgresMy mother, Susan, is the best. She is funny, supportive, creative and she is now 60 years old. Fabulously 60, I might add. When we talked about her birthday celebration earlier this year, her words were: “Let’s go to San Francisco and invite all my friends and rent a big house… but we can’t rent the house in Sausalito or people will think I’m dying!”

kind_bar_almondapricot_2My mother: the fabulously 60 California girl.

So, we did just that. We invited all her friends and family, rented a giant house in Half Moon Bay and took Northern California the Johnson Girl way (which, of course, is always focused on food). We visited tide pools, ate chowder at the wharf, and relaxed with the people we love.

Thanks to Kind Snacks, the Susan party brigade went strong all weekend. Her favorites, included in the SusanPalooza gift bags, were Salted Caramel Popped and the Almond and Apricot Bars.  Would you like a box of KIND snacks to fuel your party weekend? Read through the post and enter for a chance to win!

IMG_9942The cliffs at Montara Beach, California at sunset.


This is Susan Johnson and both photos are perfect examples of how incredible she is. Left: Susan at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve , Right: Susan in Berlin drinking beer out of a boot, circa 1970.


No trip to California would be complete with out the In-n-Out run.
David’s first double double,complete with hats and a milkshake!

IMG_0055IMG_9950SusanPalooza Friday Night Dinner: Parsley Pesto Penne with Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Garlic Bread, Kale Salad and BLT Linguine (Not Pictured). No Roberts family trip would be complete without the bar, this time located in the giant jacuzzi tub in mom’s master suite.

IMG_0064The SusanPalooza brigade at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve! We love Susan!


Left: The cousins, minus Josh and Alex, plus David!
Right: The gang eating chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.


David and I adventure to Castro Square for art, history and Tartine Bakery Bread along the way.

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Left: The Roberts Kids at sunset, Right: The Johnson Girls at SusanPalooza

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate mom and the amazing woman she is! It was incredible to see all of the relationships she has built over the years and I hope for my RachelPalooza to have friends there I’ve known for decades. To Susan!


popped-dcss-bA big thank you to Kind Snacks for providing granola bars and treats for us to celebrate with, including the new ‘Popped’ line and the favorite Almond and Apricot granola bars. If you would like to win a box of Kind Snacks, comment on the post below or head over to my Instagram Account to enter. Winner will be announced Wednesday, September 2 at 12:00pm EST!

Kind Snacks provided the materials for this giveaway and sponsored this post. All opinions are my own and reflections of the Stupid Good brand. 

2 Comments on “SusanPalooza 2015 Recap Sponsored by KIND Snacks”

  1. Yum!! Love KIND snacks. Their Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate bars are like love in my mouth. Really wanna try the popped version!

    P.S. That jacuzzi tub full of booze is too much. Your family knows how to do it right. 😉

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