work hard and be kind

After a rough week, I’m just popping in to share a simple reminder for the week ahead. I’ve been having fun experimenting with video content, including the use of stop motion. Obviously I have loads of progress to make, but nobody ever learned anything without practice, right? In other news, this rain spotted rose is living […]

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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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don’t give up – free printable

Years and years ago I read this quote somewhere, and it has stuck with me ever since. For me, it’s especially personal – pursuing a creative field comes with a lot of rejection and no step by step instructions for success. It’s my favorite quote and one I come to time and time again, so I […]

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life hacks

Here are a few of the easiest things that have made my life infinitely more enjoyable. 1. How to instantly look put together and feel confident: lipstick. If you have time for nothing else, lipstick automatically makes you look fancy and tricks people into thinking you made an effort to look presentable. Joke’s on them! P.S. I […]

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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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blogger spotlight

It’s no secret that I enjoy blogs. My love of them goes all the way back to those (embarrassing) xanga days. But beyond writing one, my joy of reading them began when I started working office jobs in college (aka too much time spent at a computer). Since then, my selection has expanded to everything from blogs about […]

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oh, autumn : bucket list

Try as I might, I can’t contain my excitement for autumn and the subsequent holiday season. Everything about this time of year just makes me so giddy inside. I will continue to mourn LA’s lack of fall weather and foliage (though I am feeling a “chill” in the air), but that will not stop me […]

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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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exploring LA

I am definitely a creature of habit – and often, convenience. We live on the west side and don’t often stray too far from there because honestly, I hate driving. Though I can accept the traffic when I NEED to go somewhere, it’s much harder to accept when you’re trying to do something “for fun”. But, […]

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instagram spotlight : style

Back with round two of my Instagram spotlight – this time focusing on those accounts that have killer style. I’ve had an interest in fashion since high school – experimenting with so many different looks  (some that I’d rather not remember) but always having fun along the way. Trends have come and gone, and I’ve […]

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