home for the holidays

Being with family this Christmas has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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san francisco weekend getaway

This past weekend our company invited us to their San Francisco holiday party, and with all expenses paid, we didn’t hesitate to accept the offer of a weekend getaway. It was a quick trip – only 24 hours spent in the city – but a good one. Because of our limited time, we stuck close […]

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giving and receiving : christmas wishlist

I am not one of those people who dreads buying Christmas gifts each year. In fact, I love it so much, I’ve been done with my Christmas shopping since last week. I was so excited to get started that the speed at which I shopped was kind of an accident. I love the search for […]

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a disney christmas

I go to Disneyland once a year, and there isn’t a more perfect time to visit than during the Christmas season. The parks are decorated beautifully, rides are updated to fit the Christmas theme, and they sell holiday food from around the world. This visit was especially great because of the light rain and chill in […]

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merry merry : christmas bucket list

It’s no question that the Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year. Everything about it is magical – from the crisp mornings, the twinkle light displays, the gift giving, and general merriment – it just can’t be beat. We kicked off the season the weekend after Thanksgiving by picking out our Christmas tree, decorating […]

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easy diy thanksgiving place cards

I love a good craft project, and this time of year lends itself to a lot of indoor crafty time. But in full disclosure, I also love when craft projects are easy to do and fairly inexpensive. With Thanksgiving already next week (WHAT), I thought I’d share a fun little project that’s both practical and […]

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oh, autumn : bucket list update

Every season I like to make a list – a bucket list of sorts. I live for celebrating the every day and holidays alike, and this way I can stay on track and squeeze in as much seasonal goodness as possible. This autumn I’ve been making some major headway on my list, and it’s filling […]

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celebrating community

After a busy weekend of Halloween festivities, we wanted to keep Halloween night as relaxed as possible. With the cooler weather finally sweeping in (!!), we decided to grab some seasonal coffees and walk through a nearby neighborhood with Kipling (tutu on of course) to see all the decorated houses and trick-or-treaters. Honestly, it made me […]

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a stranger halloween

With Halloween on a Monday, it’s been a LONG weekend of celebrating. We have an office costume party today, but we’ll be keeping it nice and relaxed this evening with some homemade popcorn and a (non-scary) movie. I knew everyone and their mom would dress up as Stranger Things characters this year, but once I […]

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that 70s show (halloween)

The day after I shared my love for the 90s, I coincidentally had an audition for a show set in the 1970s. I then immediately realized how much I love the style of this decade too (like a good pair of flares) and have been trying to convince myself for a couple years now that I do not […]

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