four years

Nine years ago we met on our second day in a new city to attend a university. Eight and a half years ago you told me “I think I like you.” Five years ago you got down on one knee and asked me to marry you. Four years ago you became my husband, I your wife. […]

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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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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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currently

  reading : Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See – a random Little Free Library find that I probably would never have read otherwise. I am thoroughly enjoying it. ❤ listening : to a lot of NPR – been spending too much time on the road lately. smelling : this perfume – I’ve finally become […]

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sweet summertime : bucket list update 2

It’s time for another update! Even though fall doesn’t technically begin until the end of September, summer always seems to wind down in August. I live for summer, but can I say I’m already excited for fall?! This year has LEGIT flown by (and I know, I’m old for saying that), but how is the […]

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new headshots

I am no stranger to taking headshots – in fact, this is my fourth time to do so in Los Angeles alone. But oh, the dreaded headshots. The effort to try to squeeze who you are into a few hours of still photos. In the past, I’ve always felt like they never quite looked like […]

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currently

You may have noticed some changes around here. For one, I now own my site name (no Word Press in the web address either). I also have a brand new layout, and I’m loving it. Fresh, but still simple and easy to navigate. I’m still making some tweaks here and there, but right now I’m […]

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sweet summertime : bucket list update

This past weekend we kicked off summer into full force. Sometimes I get made fun of for planning everything to a T, but honestly, it’s generally the only way to make sure things happen. Weekend time is precious, and if I don’t take advantage of it, it’ll pass by quickly before yet another Monday rolls around. […]

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sweet summertime

Summer is upon us, and I am ecstatic. Something about this season, especially this year, breathes new life into me. Sure, with this sudden heatwave I’m having flashbacks of the unbearable, unsleepable heat in our apartment last year. But even though the heat drains and exhausts you, it makes you feel like you are really living, you […]

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