sonoma : a video

Recorded exclusively on a Samsung Galaxy S5 (because we forgot the GoPro). You can read more about my birthday trip to wine country here! The past year or so I’ve really fallen in love with making short travel videos of all of our trips – usually recorded on our GoPro. Video is something I’ve never really explored, and besides being […]

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sonoma, california

Three years. Three years I’ve been waiting to make our return to Sonoma, and this year we finally made it happen for my birthday weekend. Drinking wine, reading in a hammock, and playing with Kip at the lake – honestly, could I have a better birthday? Thankful to have rung in my 20 (something) year […]

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sonoma part three

On Saturday morning we woke up early and had a few hours to spare before the wineries opened. We decided to take Kipling to the lake while nobody would be there, and she loved it. As we walked up to the lake, she didn’t even hesitate before running straight into it. She was jumping around, […]

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sonoma part two

One of the best parts about our trip was where we stayed: a little house in the woods. Besides having a nice, king-sized bed to sleep in and being right near the lake, we had a great kitchen and backyard patio for cooking and grilling. We made a trip to the grocery store and stocked […]

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sonoma part one

We just had the most wonderful Labor Day weekend in Sonoma. Whitney’s friend from grad school has a little house up there (well, his parents do), so we got to relax in the forest for a few days. We went to a few wine tastings and vineyards, ate really good food, and lounged by the […]

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new year intentions

I’m a big “to-do” list maker, and the start of the new year is no exception. My biggest challenge is reining in my long lists, so I’m left with a few realistic goals I can conceivably accomplish.  Often my intentions follow some sort of pattern or fit into the same general realm – whether it be […]

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new things

I kind of let my birthday slide this year without any musings/goals/life lessons shared, and while that is OK (and I had the loveliest weekend to ring it in), old habits die hard. Forewarning: if you’re not a fan of lists, this blog is not for you. Because you guessed it, I got another one coming […]

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sweet summertime : final bucket list update

While the official start of fall isn’t until next week, autumnal weather seems to have come early for us Los Angelinos (knock on wood). Seriously, where is the September heat wave that has come in years past? I’m not complaining – I am just a little hesitant in my fall excitement because this never happens. […]

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currently

  reading : Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See – a random Little Free Library find that I probably would never have read otherwise. I am thoroughly enjoying it. ❤ listening : to a lot of NPR – been spending too much time on the road lately. smelling : this perfume – I’ve finally become […]

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sweet summertime

Summer is upon us, and I am ecstatic. Something about this season, especially this year, breathes new life into me. Sure, with this sudden heatwave I’m having flashbacks of the unbearable, unsleepable heat in our apartment last year. But even though the heat drains and exhausts you, it makes you feel like you are really living, you […]

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