explore la : main street

Main Street in Santa Monica holds a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the first spots we explored when we moved to LA (four years ago…WHAT). Or maybe it’s because it’s filled with so many cute shops and restaurants that are FAR AWAY from the hoards of tourists and shoppers at […]

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dog days of summer

Ferris Beuler at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. I managed to squeeze in some final summer adventures before the end of the season. I love summertime and had some really wonderful weekends to round it out. Garlic fries at our neighborhood carnival (before almost puking them up on the Gravitron). 70s vibes for the ABBA concert at the Hollywood […]

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family fun

My brother and niece came to stay with us in LA last weekend, and we had such a great time together. Besides stopping in the city for lunch one day, they hadn’t spent much time with us here. We played a lot of Just Dance and board games, made chocolate chip cookies, spent some time […]

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shopping

My husband is not one to go shopping, so this past weekend when he actually seemed up for it, I jumped at the chance! We have both been steadily getting rid of clothes that don’t fit, are damaged in some way, or that we just never wear. Because of this, both of our wardrobes have […]

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my sister’s visit part two

While in Santa Monica, we had to stop at a photobooth (I’m a sucker for those). And hey, a picture of me too! After our full day of shopping on Friday, we decided to…shop again. This time we went to Abbott Kinney, and I don’t know why I delude myself that I will ever be […]

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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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ywca charity fashion show

I apologize for being MIA lately. I’ve been busy nannying, taking care of things like dentist appointments and car maintenance, and actually cooking! But I finally found the photos taken at the YWCA Charity Fashion Show (that I mentioned here), so I thought I’d share. Here are some of my husband (got to pull out […]

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santa monica

Last week I decided that we should try to make plans every day to get out and explore LA. Once February 4th rolls around, Whitney will be spending his week days at work (and I’ll be figuring out my life and schedule, etc. etc. as well), so we really need to take advantage of our […]

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