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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
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
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
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
Family Holidays Marriage Parenting

A Rawhide Ranch Christmas

You may remember a month or so back when I posted about our friend’s getting married at a place called Rawhide Ranch. This place was so neat. It looked like an old western town complete with farm animals, a saloon, stage and dance floor,…

December 17, 2015
Family Featured Holidays Parenting

Thanksgiving Roundup

The long weekend is wrapping up in my house with a busy Sunday, but I want to drop a quick note before it ends. We did Thanksgiving a bit different this year since we stayed in by ourselves as a trio. I cooked my…

November 29, 2015
Featured Food Holidays

Two Sweet and Salty Recipes + $10 PayPal Giveaway!

The day after Thanksgiving always marks the day that we put up our “family” Christmas tree. We love the holiday season around here so we technically have two trees – one that goes up pretty much right after Halloween that’s more for show (white lights,…

November 27, 2015
DIY Entertaining Featured Food Holidays Parties

Cherish the Present

Something funny happens when you get older. People tend to move away, get married and have children – everything changes. So when the holidays roll around it’s always interesting to see how deep-seated traditions stir into new ones. I’ve mentioned in past posts that…

November 25, 2015