life is effort – and so is your happy {spring gardening}

“Life is effort, and I’ll stop when I die.” – Jerry Smith, Rick and Morty Anyone else watch Rick and Morty? I can’t get over how ridiculously absurd and hilarious (albeit often gross) the show is. If you aren’t familiar, it’s an animated series (for adults) following the adventures of a kid and his scientist grandfather as they […]

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spring wardrobe refresh with thred UP

If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you’ll have noticed that though fashion is a big part of my life, I’m not always buying new clothes, and much of what I wear is secondhand (see here, here, here, and here). I’ve talked at length as to where and why I shop for gently […]

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antelope valley poppy reserve

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the best part about living in Southern California is that we are always a quick drive away from innumerable weekend destinations and landscapes. Whether it’s the beach, the mountains, the desert, or wine country, there’s no shortage of beauty around these parts. This past weekend, to celebrate the start of spring, […]

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fall garden

Los Angeles may not bring autumnal weather (it has been noticeably cooler the past two days), but don’t doubt that I’ll bring the season to my life any way I can. A 600 square foot apartment doesn’t leave much room for fall decor, so instead I like to spruce up our outdoor area (which in fact isn’t our outdoor area […]

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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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things that make me happy

Making my own dream catcher. Flowering succulents and cacti. Reading a new book – The Paris Wife – on a dreary day. Wine and cheese night while watching a movie with my husband. -wonderland sam

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fall wreath

Although I love creating and making crafts, I’m not naturally gifted at them. So I love when I come across a craft that’s really easy to do and really hard to mess up. My fall manifesto included making a wreath, and this past weekend, I did just that. I followed this simple tutorial, and I […]

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on our walks

I go on walks. A lot. I guess that kind of comes with the territory when you have a dog. But I love it. It gives me time to (try to) get away from my own thoughts. It gives me fresh air to breathe and warm sunshine to feel on my skin. It also gives […]

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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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our wedding: ceremony details

Now I know I shared the ceremony with you already, but there were a lot of little details we put into it that I don’t want you to miss! I wanted our wedding to be very detail oriented, handmade, and representative of us. You might be able to notice the slight undertone of Alice in […]

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