christmas elf

My grandmother sent my niece a little Christmas dress for her birthday, so naturally we had to have a little Christmas themed shoot. She’s not as enthusiastic about taking pictures as I am, but she humored me for a few minutes to get some shots. It was all by chance that her bow matched the […]

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home for the holidays

Nothing beats Christmas. You can argue with me until the cows come home, but I will never change my mind. Everything about the season is magical. But this year my spirits were a little out of loop, and though I still can’t figure out why, my husband told me maybe it’s because I’m an adult […]

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happy holidays and new year

A bit late, but I wanted to pop in to wish you all a happy holiday season. I didn’t bring my computer with me back to Texas (best decision) so therefore no blogging. We arrived back in LA yesterday, drove to San Diego to pick up our Kipling, and are now back home trying to […]

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christmas craft roundup

Advent Calendar If you’re late in the game this season with your Christmas crafts (didn’t Christmas just sneak up on us this year?), here are some quick and easy ones from my archives to do before the holiday arrives. The last few can be made Christmasy with just an alter of the colors. I haven’t […]

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high school reunion christmas brunch

I went to two different high schools, and the second one I only went to for one year (my senior). Strangely enough, I know more people from that school currently living in LA than I know from the one at which I spent three years. And this past Sunday we finally all got together for […]

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christmas sweater party

I’ve never understood the concept of “surviving the holidays” until this year (which makes me a little sad). This December we have been to 7 Christmas parties…with 2 more to go! I just hope in the next ten days we can find some down time to relax and really relish the season without all the […]

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new york new york part three

It appears that I didn’t take photos on Wednesday (it rained all day), but we slept in a little and saw a matinee showing of Matilda (one of my childhood favorites). I was so surprised to see a girl I went to elementary school with playing Ms. Honey in the production; even at a young […]

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the last of christmas

It always makes me so sad to see all of the Christmas trees outside on the curb, but alas, whether I like it or not, Christmas is over. We took down all of our decorations the other day, and it does feel kind of nice to have a cleaner, less cluttered apartment. Anyway, I was […]

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christmas at home

This year we had three Christmases: one just the two three of us in California, one with my husband’s side of the family, and one with mine. It’s difficult not being able to spend the actual holiday with everyone, but it’s great having the celebrations extend for several days. I love watching people open the […]

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christmas in california

Since we’re visiting family for the holidays, my husband and I opened our gifts to one another a few days early. We turned on the twinkling lights, played some Christmas music, and opened up a bottle of wine while we enjoyed opening our stockings and gifts. My big present from Whitney was a KitchenAid Stand […]

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