valentine’s day baby

Well, today is February 14th. I have mixed feelings about this date because of course you should celebrate those you love every day (which honestly, I think is even more meaningful). But, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as an excuse to leave work on time and spend some quality time with your significant other, your friends, or even […]

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valentine’s outfits through the decades

Love it or leave it, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. And instead of selling you on buying new clothes or sharing shades of pink (I know that’s not everyone’s thing), I thought I’d instead pull some date night outfit inspiration from my own closet – no shopping trips necessary. So if you’re feeling like you have “nothing to wear” […]

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etsy love this valentine’s

To be honest, the last thing anyone probably needs right now is a gift guide. We were inundated with them over the Christmas season, and there’s a lot of other stuff going on in the world that deserves our attention. Nevertheless, I think right now, when it is so easy to feel lost and helpless […]

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our valentine’s day

Like I said before, we never go crazy on Valentine’s Day, and this year was no exception. All I wanted was a low key day with my husband and Kipling, who also turned four (she was actually born on February 14!). We grabbed sandwiches from our favorite neighborhood sandwich shop and had a picnic at […]

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lorelai’s/sarah’s/lauren graham’s love life

*yes, that’s Dean…and me…and a friend. In honor of Valentine’s Day (and because I just finished all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls and the perfect finale of Parenthood), I thought it’d be fun to steal my friend’s idea and rank Lorelai Gilmore’s/Sarah Braverman’s love interests. Because there are A LOT. If you haven’t watched either of […]

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etsy love this valentine’s

Image/Art from Laura Berger We don’t do a whole lot for Valentine’s Day; we usually just go out to dinner. It also happens to be Kipling’s birthday, so I’m often more focused on that (she’ll be FOUR this year!). But just for fun, and because I’m enjoying “virtual window shopping” too much these days, here are some things from […]

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things that make me happy

Receiving a Valentine’s Day package in the mail. My newest issue of Vanity Fair (the subscription was a Christmas gift). Starting rehearsals for a new play. This little girl’s 3rd birthday today! Happy birthday Kipling! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! -wonderland sam

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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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Happy 2nd Birthday Kipling (and Valentine’s)!

Call me crazy, but I mentioned that I was baking a cake for Kipling’s birthday this year. For her first birthday, I took her to get some dog friendly cookies and a new rope, but this year I was set on baking a cake. I had heard of boxed cake mixes for dogs but didn’t […]

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our san francisco honeymoon – part two

Whitney lived in San Francisco for a summer a few years back for an internship (I was in LA that summer and visited him a few times), so this trip he decided we should stay stay outside the city in Tiburon (it was cheaper too). Before checking into our hotel, we stopped in Sausalito to […]

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