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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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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october

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I just finished the second book in the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne of Avonlea, and am forever inspired by Anne’s (and the author’s) view of looking at the world. If you haven’t checked out […]

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happy independence day!

Happy Independence Day, America! We’re celebrating the holiday by heading out camping (again)…but this time with my brother and niece. Hoping the rain holds off and hoping you find a way to celebrate this day! Here’s to the red, white, and blue… -wonderland sam

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our new year’s eve

Believe it or not, this past New Year’s Eve was our first New Year’s Eve spent in Austin. Every year we would always go home for the holidays, and last year we spent New Year’s driving to California. We celebrated with a small group of friends at an apartment party. We hung streamers, put out […]

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the last of christmas

It always makes me so sad to see all of the Christmas trees outside on the curb, but alas, whether I like it or not, Christmas is over. We took down all of our decorations the other day, and it does feel kind of nice to have a cleaner, less cluttered apartment. Anyway, I was […]

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the new year

A few days late, but we’ve been traveling through Texas the past two weeks. I’ll have a list of my new year goals coming to the blog soon, but for now I wanted to share the few phrases I’m hoping to live by this year (my form of a new year resolution). slow down, look […]

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christmas at home

This year we had three Christmases: one just the two three of us in California, one with my husband’s side of the family, and one with mine. It’s difficult not being able to spend the actual holiday with everyone, but it’s great having the celebrations extend for several days. I love watching people open the […]

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christmas in california

Since we’re visiting family for the holidays, my husband and I opened our gifts to one another a few days early. We turned on the twinkling lights, played some Christmas music, and opened up a bottle of wine while we enjoyed opening our stockings and gifts. My big present from Whitney was a KitchenAid Stand […]

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