denim daze in texas

We usually spend Thanksgiving in Southern California, as we always travel back to Texas for the Christmas holiday. But this year we decided to visit my husband’s hometown of McAllen – a small Texas town near the border of Mexico. It’s a vast change from the hustle of such a big city as LA, so […]

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ladies adventure club

The Sunday before last I attended a Super Moon gathering in Griffith Park with the Ladies Adventure Club, a gathering of women, curated by women, for the purpose of education, creativity, and exploration. This group of women came together to listen and connect and support one another, and it was the absolute loveliest thing. How often […]

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happy weekend links

It’s FRIDAY, and I don’t know about you, but this week has felt exceptionally long. We have a busy weekend planned and a Thanksgiving potluck on Monday before we fly back to Texas for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime, here’s what’s going on in my world and some […]

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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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our thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving holiday was just the break I needed. Come Monday morning it felt like we hadn’t been to work in forever, and it was glorious. Even with helping my brother and Hannah prep the Thanksgiving meal and having all the family over, the stress was kept to a minimum (minus one intense spat during […]

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giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I couldn’t be more ready for this Thanksgiving holiday if I tried. Yesterday I experienced one of my random anxiety attacks, so to have a vacation from work to just relax and spend time with family is straight up what the doctor ordered. This year we’re heading to San Diego, as my brother and his […]

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thanksgiving prep

Wasn’t it just summer? And my birthday? And Halloween? How is Thanksgiving 2 weeks away? Life never seems to slow down, does it? Also, when will I stop asking questions? The next two months are going to be busy – busy with work and acting classes and the holidays (and God as my witness, a […]

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new york new york part four

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing. Caroline, her friend Marissa, and I spent all afternoon in the kitchen preparing the meal. It was a feat juggling time in the oven and space on the counter, but it was a lot of fun, and it made the meal that much more rewarding! I made my annual dinner rolls, […]

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new york new york part three

It appears that I didn’t take photos on Wednesday (it rained all day), but we slept in a little and saw a matinee showing of Matilda (one of my childhood favorites). I was so surprised to see a girl I went to elementary school with playing Ms. Honey in the production; even at a young […]

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new york new york part one

We just got back from a week in New York City celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve only been once 8 years ago and my husband hadn’t, so a trip was due! I was hoping the city would already be lit up for Christmas, but we still had a great trip running around the city. ;p […]

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