a halloween affair

This Halloween was the first in a while in which we actually had definitive plans. My acting studio hosted a Halloween party, and afterwards we walked through the West Hollywood “parade” to hang out at a friend’s. As for the party – you guys know if there is a camera and/or a booth, I am […]

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happy halloween!

The month of October has been all too good this year. I so enjoyed my photo a day challenge and loved that I took the time to capture and treasure the small, magical moments this month creates. From our beautiful trip up to the Pacific Northwest, to the much needed family time back in Texas, […]

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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. πŸ™‚ Burning the last of my pumpkin spice candle…before my Christmas tree candle comes out! ;p Both using my film camera and getting a glimpse of what I look like doing so! Baking and decorating Halloween cookies for my husband’s work party (scored this […]

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DIY rhino costume

During our visit to the San DiegoΒ Zoo, we stumbled upon a zookeeper giving a feeding and information session about their rhino, so we stopped to watch and listen. Upon deciding we should all be animals for Halloween, I half-jokingly suggested Whitney should be a rhino. Well, he loved the idea. And the crafty person he […]

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DIY owl costume

Once we I decided we (Whitney, Kipling, and I) should all go as animals for Halloween, an owl was the obvious choice for a costume I could plausibly make with zero sewing skills. Originally I was only going to use clothes I had on hand plus a homemade masquerade mask, but then I decided to […]

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happy halloween!!!

Happy Halloween! I am so excited to finally share our costumes with you. Inspired by Kipling’s lion costume and our recent trip to the San Diego Zoo, we decided to all be animals! I, of course, have a small obsession with owls, and Whitney loved the rhino we got to see at the zoo during […]

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lion dog

I’ve wanted Kipling to be a lion for the past three years, and this year I finally found her a mane. Our plans this past Sunday were to go to the abandoned zoo in Griffith Park (something we’ve been wanting to do) and take photos of her inside the cages, you know, as a lion! […]

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DIY scrap garland

All I’ve wanted to do lately is make things. My husband and I have been working on making our Halloween costumes (my first time ever to do this), but I need more, more I say! So the other night, while Whitney was working on his costume (it’s a surprise!), I decided to sit down with […]

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apples and pumpkins and cider, oh my!

So, I’m a bit enthusiastic about the holidays. And when I say a bit, I mean a lot. I seem to be the only one amongst my friends, so I entice them over with football and pizza and chocolate caramel apples, so I can at least have people around while I carve a pumpkin. This […]

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30 days has November

Along with everyone else in the world, I’ll go ahead and say “I can’t believe it’s already November!”. I’ve already been married 3 weeks! Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away, and Christmas is only a few weeks after that! This is my absolute favorite time of the year, but this year, it will also be a […]

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