easy diy thanksgiving place cards

I love a good craft project, and this time of year lends itself to a lot of indoor crafty time. But in full disclosure, I also love when craft projects are easy to do and fairly inexpensive. With Thanksgiving already next week (WHAT), I thought I’d share a fun little project that’s both practical and […]

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fall wanderlust and changing the world

Just over here willing fall to come to LA. I spoke too soon in my exclamation about sweater weather, and I worry I jinxed it.Β Last night I was looking through my closet, staring forlornly at all the jackets and coats going unworn…then lit a “Leaves” candle (it’s really called that) and wished this fantasy true. […]

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fall colors

I’m still bummed about my bike getting stolen, but I’m trying to move forward. It’s a a pretty crappy thing to happen (and it takes a pretty crappy person to do it), but there are worse things in life. Along with these cooler days, darker afternoons, and the holidays right around the corner, I have […]

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leaf piles

I found a leaf pile! I’ve been wanting to take photos of Kipling in a pile of leaves, and as we were getting in our car to leave Griffith Park on a couple of weekends ago, I noticed, hey, a pile of leaves! Of course there were a lot of leaves strewn about throughout the […]

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autumn walk

I hadn’t taken Kip to the dog park in quite a while. Well, the other day I thought it would be a good idea to get out of the apartment, walk Kip to the park, and let her play. It had also been a while since I’d taken my camera on a walk, so I […]

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things that make me happy

Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. πŸ™‚ Making a homemade card for a loved one. Seeing these pretty plants hanging outside our window every day. The first signs of autumn…beautifully colored leaves that have fallen on our walks and crisper mornings. Baking and packaging yummy treats for family visits. -wonderland […]

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painting leaves

The other evening I took Kipling on a walk and got really excited when I saw fallen leaves on the ground that were such pretty shades of red, orange, and yellow. I got so excited, I picked up a handful to take home. After I got home, I realized I didn’t want dying, crumbling leaves […]

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mueller lake park

Though we live super close to Mueller, I didn’t know of this park’s existence until I attended my first boot camp session there. Of course, it was at 5:30am, so it was pitch black, and I couldn’t actually see anything beyond 20 feet of me. Later, my friend asked if I wanted to take my […]

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