our valentine’s day

Like I said before, we never go crazy on Valentine’s Day, and this year was no exception. All I wanted was a low key day with my husband and Kipling, who also turned four (she was actually born on February 14!). We grabbed sandwiches from our favorite neighborhood sandwich shop and had a picnic at […]

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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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happy new year!

I hope everyone had a safe and pleasant New Year’s Eve. We opted to stay in with a couple of friends, playing Phase 10, drinking wine, and snacking on white chocolate peppermint pretzels (it was too cold to venture out). We also hung stringed lights up in our living room, which I’m pretty excited about. These […]

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christmas elf

My grandmother sent my niece a little Christmas dress for her birthday, so naturally we had to have a little Christmas themed shoot. She’s not as enthusiastic about taking pictures as I am, but she humored me for a few minutes to get some shots. It was all by chance that her bow matched the […]

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home for the holidays

Nothing beats Christmas. You can argue with me until the cows come home, but I will never change my mind. Everything about the season is magical. But this year my spirits were a little out of loop, and though I still can’t figure out why, my husband told me maybe it’s because I’m an adult […]

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happy holidays and new year

A bit late, but I wanted to pop in to wish you all a happy holiday season. I didn’t bring my computer with me back to Texas (best decision) so therefore no blogging. We arrived back in LA yesterday, drove to San Diego to pick up our Kipling, and are now back home trying to […]

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christmas craft roundup

Advent Calendar If you’re late in the game this season with your Christmas crafts (didn’t Christmas just sneak up on us this year?), here are some quick and easy ones from my archives to do before the holiday arrives. The last few can be made Christmasy with just an alter of the colors. I haven’t […]

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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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