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Candied Persimmons – Easy Holiday Dessert Option!

Let’s be honest: I bought these persimmons because they look pretty. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m a sucker for their beautiful orange color and have tried a few eaten raw like an apple in the past and found that I didn’t have a real opinion on them.…

October 11, 2017
Entertaining Featured Holidays Style

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
Featured Food

Spot the Seal for Hurricane Relief + Cheddar Apple Pie Kabobs

There’s been a lot of natural chaos in the world lately, from earthquakes to hurricanes and beyond. It’s heart-wrenching to sit back and watch everything unfold, knowing your beautiful home could be taken from you at any given second. Days before the large quake…

September 29, 2017
Featured Food

Playful Pumpkin Cookie Sandwiches

I love our backyard, especially this time of year. We bought a table in the spring that we find ourselves circling around each night, whether we’re eating dinner, playing games, or watching Fox paint.  The leaves have started to fall on our beloved table,…

September 27, 2017
Featured Food

Johnny Appleseed Day Apple Hand Pies

Every month, Fox’s school sends home a little calendar of special events that I wind up having a little too much fun with. This month, it’s Johnny Appleseed Day! Yep, it’s today, and I came prepared with a recipe to share with you to…

September 26, 2017
Featured Food

Easy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

It’s been a big adjustment going from hanging with Fox 100% of each waking hour to dropping him off at school and only having him nights and weekends. I get as much time in with him as I can, so I generally try to…

September 25, 2017
Family Featured Parenting

When Your Baby Stops Calling You Mommy

Fox’s first word was “Mama.” He said it unexpectedly around 6 months old when we were just about to leave the Safari Park for the day, and I felt like I could have floated right into the sky up to the clouds. From there,…

September 20, 2017
Featured Food

Woodland Fox Breakfast Toast

With Fox starting school last month, we’ve been getting into a solid morning routine recently. Every morning he wakes up first and starts running around the house yelling, “Day!” which is code for school. I think it comes from us asking him if he…

September 15, 2017
Beauty Entertainment Featured

Blowouts and Better Things

Tomorrow is my birthday, which means I’ll be taking two days to explore Los Angeles and celebrate turning dirty thirty! The celebrations started today when I headed to the Dry Bar in Burbank to get a blowout courtesy of FX’s Better Things! Remember that…

September 13, 2017
Entertainment Featured

Best Spooky Podcasts to Listen to this Fall

I have always been obsessed with things that go bump in the night. Scary movies, ghost tours, spooky stories… from a very young age I’ve taken a liking to it all. I’ve spent the night in haunted spots like the Stanley and the Queen…

September 12, 2017
Entertainment Family Featured

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Screening

Today our adventures took us to an antique toy warehouse in the Los Angeles Arts District for a special screening of DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!  The entire event, courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment, was carnival-themed and action-packed with fun stuff…

September 10, 2017
Family Featured Parenting

Picture Day Haircut + School Update

Today we picked up Fox from school and headed to his first appointment with the dentist.  Honestly, I was white knuckling it.  Fox has always been a wild one, but take him out of the house and don’t expect him to stay still. It’s…

September 7, 2017
Featured Health

Breaking Up (And How to Get Over It)

I’m going through a breakup, but it’s not what you think.  I remember being curled up on the couch crying like my world was over when my high school boyfriend and I were on the outs. We dated freshman through senior year and I…

September 5, 2017
Featured Style

My New Style Mantra: Keep Your Closet Simple

I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life where I realize that having a small (comparatively, because let’s be real here), intentional wardrobe is a better fit for me than having mounds of clothing around that I’ll never wear. This has helped me…

September 3, 2017
Family Featured Los Angeles

A Trip to the Skirball Cultural Center

A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Skirball Cultural Central with my friend Shiri and our families to see the Noah’s Ark exhibit — an interactive experience for both children and adults. This permanent fixture unique to the Skirball has all…

August 20, 2017
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Treasure Hunting at the Rose Bowl + Flea Market Tips

The second Sunday of every month is my favorite day for shopping because the Rose Bowl Flea rolls into Pasadena and brings out the best flea market finds and local artists selling the fruit of their hard work.  Before we moved to Los Angeles…

August 15, 2017