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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the best chocolate chip cookies recipe

I’m really obsessive about a lot of things – holidays, television shows, my favorite tees. But the one thing that probably tops the list is chocolate chip cookies. They are basically the only perfect thing on this earth and are by and large my favorite dessert. If I am ever faced with a choice of […]

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scenes of october

It’s no secret that I live for this time of year. What with the succession of holidays, and the shorter days, it gives you every excuse to celebrate and really appreciate the little things in life. Everything nice and slow. I like to take this time of year to step back, practice living intentionally, and notice […]

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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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october

As much as I love the summer, the heat wave this year was brutal. Fall couldn’t come soon enough, and though it hasn’t been consistent (the sun came guns blazing Halloween day), I think cooler temperatures have generally come to stay. As with every season, I’ve tried to relish it as much as I can. A […]

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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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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. 🙂 Making a homemade card for a loved one. Seeing these pretty plants hanging outside our window every day. The first signs of autumn…beautifully colored leaves that have fallen on our walks and crisper mornings. Baking and packaging yummy treats for family visits. -wonderland […]

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fall baking : salted caramel blondies

Fall is for baking. So last Friday, without any special occasion, I decided to bake a batch of these pumpkin salted caramel blondies, and the sea salt really gives it that something extra. I should have let the first half bake longer to solidify and heated up the caramel first to liquify before layering. If you […]

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catching up still – 365 project

This weekend (Whitney gets today off…yay!) we have been nothing but lazy. We are trying to spend as little money as we can until I start making some as well. But it has actually been really nice staying in and catching up on TV shows and movies with my husband. Since we have been in […]

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the great pumpkin

One of the best (and maybe sometimes the worst) part about the holidays is all of the food. Good for our spirits…bad for our waistline. As I may have mentioned before I baked some pumpkin bread for my husband’s graduate student potluck dinner and to bring home for my in-laws. I baked some around Halloween […]

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