snorkeling part two

You might remember that my snorkeling trip last summer was a bit of a disaster (and I have the ankle scars to prove it). But I was determined to get back out there this summer – without the mutilation to my body. My cousin invited us last minute to go to Treasure Island in Laguna, and I’m […]

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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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snorkeling

Well, there is a slight chill in the air this morning, and as I can sometimes be overly optimistic, I’m taking it as a sign that fall is arriving. That being said, I thought it’s about time I share the last of my summer adventures before I dive into this autumn season with full force. […]

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underwater

Remember how I said I’d never buy a disposable underwater camera ever again because the quality of photos is laughably horrendous (particularly the ocean kayaking pictures, which makes me doubly sad)? Well, I thought I’d share a few of the decent ones anyway because why not? Some of these are over a year old and […]

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my last roll of film

Oh, hi. Again. I have to admit blogging has not been on the forefront of my mind lately. What has been? Oh, I don’t know. MY LIFE. That seems to be the way it goes. Everything feeling up in the air and uncertain and what am I doing with my life and you know the drill. […]

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pacific beach

I’m fortunate to live so close to my brother, and last weekend we went to visit while my niece was in town. After brunch we headed to the beach for smash ball, ladder ball, and cards; that evening we grilled, played Pictionary, and baked cookies with my niece…a perfect weekend to kick off the summer. […]

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saturday dog beach

I’m embarrassed to say it, but we hadn’t taken Kipling to the beach since last summer. Well, a few weekends ago we remedied that…even if we were only there for an hour. With the early sunset, we didn’t have much time before it got dark and too cold to withstand anymore. Of course, Kipling had […]

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malibu beach trip

Whitney’s and my beach of choice around here is Manhattan Beach, but parking can be difficult to find, and it’s not the closest beach. Since we hadn’t been, we decided to take the (longer) drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu. After reading great reviews on Yelp, we hit up Zuma Beach. The drive […]

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kip by yue

A few weeks ago, while Anna, Andria, and I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, my husband went to the Huntington dog beach with our neighbor, Yue, and his dog, Boba. Yue used to take photos professionally, so he brought along his nice camera equipment to snap some shots of the dogs. Looking at […]

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my sister’s visit

My time with my sister came and went all too quickly. She came to visit for her Spring Break and spent half the week with me in Los Angeles and half the week with one of her close friends on a roadtrip up to San Francisco. One of the hardest things about moving to Los […]

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