happy birthday husband!

Today is my husband’s birthday, so I thought I’d take a little trip down memory lane to visit some of his past birthdays. Can you believe I have known him for his past SEVEN birthdays?! Crazy how time flies. This photo brings back a funny memory. It was our first year of college in the […]

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my summer bucket list : final progress (in photos)

Well, here it is! The end-all-be-all of my summer bucket list progress. I had so much fun with this project! Below you will find a huge compilation of photos and links to blog posts about most of these items. Summer 2013 Bucket List 1. Trip to Disneyland √ *read about our Disneyland trip here* 2. […]

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the fourth with family

We had a great Fourth of July! Our friend Sonny, my brothers, and nieces were all in town visiting, so we joined with family for a big party on the holiday. I hadn’t seen some of them in six months…and the others since our wedding! It was a wonderful time getting to see them and […]

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family time

We are fortunate to have family so close to us. It makes it easier to be far from Texas when we are able to drive an hour to celebrate the holidays with family. This past Sunday we had dinner at my grandparents’ house with some of my aunts, uncles, and cousins, and I baked this […]

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let them eat cake

We all know I bake a fair amount. But since we’ve been in Los Angeles, I’ve found myself only going to the easy basics: chocolate chip cookies and banana bread. And we all know I bake those a lot. So one of my bucket list items for this summer is to bake a cake (from […]

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Happy 2nd Birthday Kipling (and Valentine’s)!

Call me crazy, but I mentioned that I was baking a cake for Kipling’s birthday this year. For her first birthday, I took her to get some dog friendly cookies and a new rope, but this year I was set on baking a cake. I had heard of boxed cake mixes for dogs but didn’t […]

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our wedding: reception rituals

Our wedding was joyously filled with a lot of friends and family (and a lot of dancing). I’ll first share photos of the reception rituals, and later you will see a lot more photos of our guests. While the wedding party was busy taking photos, we had our guests go into the reception hall for […]

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our wedding: reception details

We have so many photos from the reception (it was a party, y’all), so I wanted to start with the detail shots first. Thank goodness we had an indoor space to host it because it rained on and off throughout the reception. And because we were delayed due to the rain during photo taking, we […]

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manic monday

There are days when everything goes right. This day was not one of them.   Happy birthday, Alex. -wonderland sam

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