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My Favorite Way to Freshen Up My Hair

I’m pretty sure I met my mom soulmate last week. The cutest little lady walked into a room full of women dressed to the nines — hair done, makeup done, heels sky high. Another person in the room gave her a wide-eyed “well aren’t…

February 19, 2018
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Adopting from an Animal Shelter + How to Help

Eleven years ago, I was quickly moving boxes out of my college dorm room and into my new apartment on a street called Hertel. It was the first time I’d be living off campus and I had no idea what to expect.  My roommate…

February 14, 2018
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Chinese New Year Traditions + Yummy Cooking Class

Last week I headed to West Los Angeles to meet up with Ling Ling for a second cooking class, this time in celebration of Chinese New Year coming up on February 16th. Fun fact: It’s the Year of the Dog, meaning that people born…

February 1, 2018
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New Year, New Me: My Moment of Yes

Some time ago I saw an article about a woman who counted the amount of time her son looked at her over a period of time — times that she usually would be scrolling through her phone aimlessly. This was a rude awakening for…

January 29, 2018
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Spoiling the Kitties!

Ever since my husband and I put Fox in school, we’ve found ourselves with a bit more time on our hands to go on dates. Last month we went ice skating, explored a really neat book store, took in some incredible Los Angeles architecture,…

January 23, 2018
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Reeling from A Great Loss

It took a bit of courage to press publish on this one. You may have noticed I’ve been absent on Instagram recently which is actually very bizarre for my normal routine. I’m slowly creeping back into it and I wanted to give you some…

January 19, 2018
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Winter Skin Care Routine

Today I’m going to dig in a little bit deeper to talk about something that has made a direct impact on my everyday life: skin care. Most people suffer from bouts of bad skin starting in middle or high school (when my acne first…

January 16, 2018
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MVP-Status Football Party Menu

Almost three years ago, I was planning Fox’s 1st birthday party. I chose camping as the theme and promptly purchased all the party supplies and a woodland-themed high chair banner emblazoned with “1” on the middle flag — the excitement was mounting! A few…

January 8, 2018
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Recharging My Batteries Over Break

It took awhile for my husband to figure me out when we first came to be. He loves be around people and going out and about in crowds of people — always in the thick of things. Me? Not so much. Don’t get me…

December 29, 2017
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Being Prepared for Anything This Holiday Season

I know it’s human nature, but this is the time of year that I tend to evaluate my and my family’s loose ends. We’ve been flying light speed through this year, busier than ever without a chance for a full evaluation of our current…

December 21, 2017
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Eggnog French Toast Casserole

My ultimate comfort food can be found in just about any kind of casserole.  When the holidays roll around you can find them front and center on most dinner tables, but have you ever found yourself indulging in a yummy breakfast one? If you’re…

December 8, 2017
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My (Ideal) Morning Routine

Before having my son, I lived entirely off of routine. Spontaneity was not my thing, and truthfully it still isn’t but I’ve learned to roll with the punches more these days.  I’ve worked from home since shortly before Fox was born and I had…

December 1, 2017
Featured Food Parenting

Fun Frozen Yogurt Cups

Funny story: when we first rented the home we are in, we were on cloud 9. We went from a tiny apartment with bad neighbors to a home with a yard where Fox could dance all he wanted without a broom handle “applause.” Tyler…

November 30, 2017
Featured Food Parenting

Kid’s DIY Fruit Pizza

These days, Fox is overwhelmingly independent. He wants to prove himself more and more, opting to do anything he can by himself. He’s putting his own shoes on, picking out what he’ll wear to school, and telling us what he wants for meals, amongst…

November 17, 2017
Entertaining Featured Food

Crostini 3 Ways (And Wines to Pair Them With!)

November marks the start of holiday entertaining in my household. I’ve always been a fan of appetizers and small plates over full meals, unless it’s Thanksgiving of course, so you’ll usually find my dining table filled with bite-sized foods for guests to graze over…

November 6, 2017