austin, texas : feels like home

I don’t know what it was, but my trip back to Texas a couple weeks ago made me more homesick than ever. Austin just feels like home, and despite the heat, I fell in love with the city all over again. We ate all the food and revisited old stomping grounds (I somehow forgot how […]

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home for the holidays

Being with family this Christmas has been so good for my soul. With a hectic few months of holiday celebrations and traveling, slowing down for a few days was very much needed. I only get to see my mom and sister a couple of times a year, so it’s always really special. My mama always decorates […]

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home additions

It’s crazy to think we have already lived in this space for almost 2.5 years. A little tidbit about me: I have never in my life lived in one residence for more than 3 years. But since it doesn’t look like we’re moving into another space anytime soon (hello exorbitant living expenses in California!), we’re […]

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new addition

No, we aren’t adding a baby to the family (yet), but we did hang stringed lights in our living room. Needless to say, I am obsessed. It creates some much needed light (we have no overhead light in our living room and have been getting by with lamps) and a lovely atmosphere (a la backyard […]

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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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around here & life musings

Cooking more at home and using our fancy dishes for Sunday dinners. Because what is the point in “saving” things you have – we should use and enjoy them now. Excited to be back in the kitchen making new and good meals. Finished the intro course at Anthony Meindl’s studio. Loving, loving, loving this safe […]

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life lately {from my phone}

2014 has gotten off to a busy (and successful) start. I started working at a new job, running around to auditions, and rehearsing for a new play. The upside to all of this is I’m making money and am progressing in my career. The downside to all of this is my husband and I have […]

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apartment tour : our bedroom

As promised, here is our bedroom! Most of our decor is throughout the rest of the house since that’s where people will see it. I also don’t like to clutter up a bedroom since it tends to get cluttered with other things already (like clothes). My favorite part of our bedroom is the huge sliding […]

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apartment tour : our bathroom

I was originally going to post our bathroom and our bedroom together, but as I haven’t gotten to snap photos of our bedroom yet, that will have to wait until next time. So for now, here are some photos of our quaint little bathroom. I wanted to keep it clean looking (since we all know […]

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apartment tour : our kitchen

Coming from a house to an apartment, our kitchen diminished in size drastically. The biggest problem is the lack of counter space. So though we searched Craigslist and furniture stores for a unique piece that could provide counter space for food preparation (I also hoped to find one with glass cabinets underneath to display our […]

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