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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the magic of…

The past three years I have taken an annual trip to Disneyland in the summer. My brother has gone with me once (and is not too excited about going again), my husband has gone with me once (and is not too excited about going again), my sister has gone with me once (and is not […]

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lorelai’s/sarah’s/lauren graham’s love life

*yes, that’s Dean…and me…and a friend. In honor of Valentine’s Day (and because I just finished all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls and the perfect finale of Parenthood), I thought it’d be fun to steal my friend’s idea and rank Lorelai Gilmore’s/Sarah Braverman’s love interests. Because there are A LOT. If you haven’t watched either of […]

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etsy love this valentine’s

Image/Art from Laura Berger We don’t do a whole lot for Valentine’s Day; we usually just go out to dinner. It also happens to be Kipling’s birthday, so I’m often more focused on that (she’ll be FOUR this year!). But just for fun, and because I’m enjoying “virtual window shopping” too much these days, here are some things from […]

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family visits

These are the last of my Christmas photos. Unfortunately my oldest brother couldn’t make it back to Texas for the holiday, but my other brother and his family were able to come down the day after. My niece was so excited about the Ragdoll kitty she got from Santa and brought her along. Her name is […]

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high school reunion christmas brunch

I went to two different high schools, and the second one I only went to for one year (my senior). Strangely enough, I know more people from that school currently living in LA than I know from the one at which I spent three years. And this past Sunday we finally all got together for […]

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christmas sweater party

I’ve never understood the concept of “surviving the holidays” until this year (which makes me a little sad). This December we have been to 7 Christmas parties…with 2 more to go! I just hope in the next ten days we can find some down time to relax and really relish the season without all the […]

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family fun

My brother and niece came to stay with us in LA last weekend, and we had such a great time together. Besides stopping in the city for lunch one day, they hadn’t spent much time with us here. We played a lot of Just Dance and board games, made chocolate chip cookies, spent some time […]

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a halloween affair

This Halloween was the first in a while in which we actually had definitive plans. My acting studio hosted a Halloween party, and afterwards we walked through the West Hollywood “parade” to hang out at a friend’s. As for the party – you guys know if there is a camera and/or a booth, I am […]

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happy halloween!

The month of October has been all too good this year. I so enjoyed my photo a day challenge and loved that I took the time to capture and treasure the small, magical moments this month creates. From our beautiful trip up to the Pacific Northwest, to the much needed family time back in Texas, […]

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