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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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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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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LA summer on film

Getting film developed is one of my most favorite things in the world. This set of photos is a collection from my summer here in Los Angeles – animal friends at Malibu Wines and a day spent with my niece riding the metro downtown to explore…plus an appearance by my most colorful garden friends. -wonderland sam

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25 for my 25th : progress

Admittedly, I have not crossed off as many things on this list as I would’ve liked to by now, but I do have some plans in motion. I have exactly three months left until my birthday. A little update on my 25 for 25th list: 1. Visit Portland, Oregon √ 3. Make my own sandwich bread […]

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things that make me happy

A friendly sign on my walk. Dessert after watching a UT football game with friends at Blue Dog Beer – a bar with framed photos of dogs covering their walls (i.e. Heaven). My personal best bowling score in my entire life (and miraculous that we all got over 100). Finding and baking the most delicious […]

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make your own herb pots

So, I’m one of those people who loves doing crafts and DIY things, but I’m not naturally gifted at them. These DIY herb pots were the easiest, and that made me happy. I was able to come up with the idea and execute it all on my own. You professionals out there might be laughing, […]

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