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Stocking Up! Fall-Inspired Haul

If you haven’t guessed it already, I *love* fall. I was born in September and some days it seems like apple cider runs through my veins. Living in California has major perks, but every year that rolled around when I first moved to town…

October 9, 2017
Entertaining Featured Food

4 Ways to Build a Mule Cocktail

There are few cocktails that I like more than a good old fashioned mule. If you’re not familiar with this drink, let me introduce you to the most common version: the Moscow Mule. Moscow Mule 4 oz. Barritt’s ginger beer 1 oz. lime juice…

February 22, 2017
Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts for Him
Featured Holidays Marriage

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

There’s something so satisfying about giving gifts with a theme. Each item makes the thought come full circle and spices up any ordinary gift. Get your man these presents alone or scoop up all the bells and whistles! Here are a few ideas. Record Player…

February 8, 2017
Featured Holidays Parenting

Happy Halloween, Love Ace Ventura

We celebrated Fox’s second Halloween with an Ace Ventura costume and you could totally tell he knew he was cute. This was his first year trick-or-treating and he did so well! He’s finally getting the hang of holding hands without trying to pull away…

November 1, 2016
Featured Food Parties

Cupcakes & Cocktails

I spent Thursday night in Downtown Los Angeles networking on the balcony of a building overlooking the Staples Center (I heard Katt Williams performed that night!) for an event hosted by Cupcakes & Cocktails. It’s just what it sounds like: cupcakes infused with cocktails.…

June 25, 2016
Entertaining Featured Parties Travel

Los Angeles, I’m Yours

I’m writing this post with sweaty palms – this is big one! I spent the past couple days in Los Angeles to attend the #CelebrateOutdoors event put on by World Market at a private beach house in Santa Monica. The ladies who put together…

May 15, 2016
Family Featured Holidays Travel

Easter at Disneyland

I’ll let you in on a little secret: Disneyland is a ghost town on holidays.  Most crowd-predicting websites will tell you different, but each and every time my family has visited the park on a holiday it has been more comfortable to navigate than…

March 29, 2016
Family Featured Holidays Parenting

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone!  Last year Tyler and I went all out. We hosted Easter brunch at our house, the kids did the egg hunt in our backyard (except Fox because he was itty bitty), and all three of us got a visit from the…

March 27, 2016
DIY Featured Holidays

DIY Coffee Filter Easter Wreath

While you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, I’m already getting a jump on Easter! My family is still testing the waters with traditions out here in California. We usually cook up brunch and dye Easter eggs, with our main event being a silly Easter egg hunt…

March 17, 2016
Entertaining Featured Food

Mixology: The Sunburn

The days following rainfall here in San Diego are always my favorite. The pavement is cooled, grass is lush, and the temperature is perfect. We went out in the backyard today to feel the fresh air and as I rounded the corner the most…

March 12, 2016
Entertaining Featured Food

Mixology: Coconut Chai Hot Toddy

Since I’ve been intensely planning a trip for the past couple of days, I put myself in vacation mode a bit early with the most amazing cocktail and I have to share the recipe! It’s a creamy drink served hot that’s perfect for the…

February 19, 2016
DIY Featured Printables

Love You Tons! Free Valentine’s Printable

I was perusing Oriental Trading recently and could not pass up these adorable little barbell stress balls. Plus, Tyler helped me execute these “Love You Tons” Valentine’s Day printables so I could share with you guys who still have a Valentine in need –…

February 13, 2016
DIY Entertaining Featured Parenting Parties

Fox’s 1st Birthday Party

Fox turned one this past Sunday. Oddly enough, both Tyler and I noticed a major shift in Fox beginning right on his 1st birthday. He added the word “hi!” to his repertoire and adds a hearty wave along with it, his little voice shifted…

February 12, 2016
Beauty Featured Holidays

7 Gifts She’ll Want for Valentine’s Day

Hi everybody! I’m following up from my recent post on my top 7 men’s Valentine’s gifts with my picks for the ladies. I’ve never been a pink kind of gal, but seeing as 2016 is the year of rose gold it’s fitting that’s what I’ve been drawn to…

February 4, 2016
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Entertaining Featured Food

Mixology: The Life Preserver

“Want to soak up life for a while in laid-back mode. No boss, no clock, no stress, no dress code.” I’m channeling me some Kenny Chesney today with a little No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems. (Except the shirt part, because no one wants…

January 29, 2016