sonoma : a video

Recorded exclusively on a Samsung Galaxy S5 (because we forgot the GoPro). You can read more about my birthday trip to wine country here! The past year or so I’ve really fallen in love with making short travel videos of all of our trips – usually recorded on our GoPro. Video is something I’ve never really explored, and besides being […]

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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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sonoma, california

Three years. Three years I’ve been waiting to make our return to Sonoma, and this year we finally made it happen for my birthday weekend. Drinking wine, reading in a hammock, and playing with Kip at the lake – honestly, could I have a better birthday? Thankful to have rung in my 20 (something) year […]

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palm springs

Palm Springs. Probably the weirdest vacation I’ve ever taken but nice all the same. It is just the sleepiest town with really nothing to do but lounge at the pool or in your hotel, cocktails or coffee in hand. There wasn’t much I planned for this trip except for a stay at the Ace Hotel, […]

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25 for my 25th : final progress

Hey, remember how I made a list of 25 things to do during my 25th (or really 26th) year? Well, as always, I didn’t get to all of them, but I made progress! I did new things! That’s what counts. I love having these lists to hold me accountable and to push me to actually do […]

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25 for my 25th

Today is my 25th birthday. Yikes. How am I already closer to 30 than I am to 20? It’s such a cliche, but time really does move faster the older you get. Lately I’ve been feeling really nostalgic about my childhood and college years and how I didn’t treasure those moments enough. A lot has […]

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family reunion

This past weekend my whole family came into town to celebrate my grandfather’s 76th birthday. His sister, her kids, and her grandchildren made the trip out west too. It has probably been 20 years since we were all together (dang we’re old), so it was definitely time for a family reunion. Unfortunately one of my […]

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kipling turns three

We’ve had a lot to celebrate lately: holidays, new successes, big milestones, and Kipling’s 3rd birthday. Amongst all this, I’ve been insanely busy, which is why I’ve been a bit MIA over here. Kipling’s birthday is on Valentine’s day, and on that day I had to celebrate her, have a Valentine’s Day lunch with my […]

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things that make me happy

Receiving a Valentine’s Day package in the mail. My newest issue of Vanity Fair (the subscription was a Christmas gift). Starting rehearsals for a new play. This little girl’s 3rd birthday today! Happy birthday Kipling! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! -wonderland sam

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life lately (from my phone)

Since Halloween, life seems to have simultaneously slowed down and sped up. I haven’t picked up my DSLR much, and I know my blogging game was off last week. I have managed to snap some photos on my phone along the way, so here is what we’ve been up to… We finally succumbed to allowing […]

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