summer fun in the city of angels

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. You guys know I have a steadfast love for some very particular things in this world and am nothing if not opinionated. Simply put, I know what I like and am very loyal to those […]

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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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san diego

This past weekend we drove down to San Diego to stay at my brother’s new house (jealous) for Memorial Day weekend. He and his girlfriend both have a crazy weekend work schedule, so we didn’t get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked, but we did get a lot of good […]

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my last roll of film

Oh, hi. Again. I have to admit blogging has not been on the forefront of my mind lately. What has been? Oh, I don’t know. MY LIFE. That seems to be the way it goes. Everything feeling up in the air and uncertain and what am I doing with my life and you know the drill. […]

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sweet summertime part one

Oh, hi. Nice to see you there. I’ve missed this space. I’ve been milking my last roll of film for the past month, and I finally finished it. But that’s okay because they pretty much encapsulate these last few weeks of summer. I may switch back to digital for a bit to keep costs down […]

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california summer

This past weekend was a quintessential summer weekend, and I loved every minute of it. It has been hot here (I know, coming from a Texas girl), but we don’t have AC, so there’s no escaping it. After a busy couple of months of traveling and having visitors, we are so grateful for some weekend […]

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beachin’ it

Our time at home has calmed down. We don’t have any trips planned in the near future, and we won’t have visitors for a few weeks. Planning on spending a lot of time at the beach to soak up these last weeks of summer, to relax, and to hit the water surfing. I had a […]

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pacific beach

I’m fortunate to live so close to my brother, and last weekend we went to visit while my niece was in town. After brunch we headed to the beach for smash ball, ladder ball, and cards; that evening we grilled, played Pictionary, and baked cookies with my niece…a perfect weekend to kick off the summer. […]

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easter camping

My husband and I finally had a weekend to take a camping trip…just the two of us and Kip. We drove up to Morro Bay early Saturday morning in hopes of snagging a campsite at Isley Creek Campground. We ate lunch and headed to the beach for four hours, where Kipling wore herself out swimming […]

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the best things to do in southern california

We’ve lived in Los Angeles for over a year now, and though I’m hardly an expert (I’m still absolutely horrible with LA geography), I have found a great many things to do in this city that I absolutely love (and take every visiting guest to go do). So if you’re planning on making a trip […]

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