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5 Goals for 2017

It’s taken me a little longer than usual to plan out my goals for the year. It always seems like the same old things are a priority: eating better, exercise, be better with money, get organized, etc.  Explore LA – After living in Hollywood…

January 11, 2017
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2-Day Itinerary: Tokyo in Spring

Before we had a little one, my husband and I embarked on one last trip as a duo overseas. We landed on Japan as our destination and, lucky for us, the dates that worked best with our schedule fell during peak cherry blossom season. I…

January 10, 2017
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Pro Tip: Making Gift Giving Easier for Next Year

This post is NOT sponsored by Amazon. I’m just a little obsessed with their lists, okay? No matter how much you love the holiday season, it’s probably fair for me to assume you’re so very over gift buying. It could be the cost or…

January 5, 2017
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Meet the Neighbors – When Cookies Won’t Cut It

Surprise, we moved again! We’re still in LA, but in a more suburban area rather than busy city center.  While Tyler loaded up the truck at our old place, Fox and I played in the yard at the new one, shooting hoops and mimicking…

December 13, 2016
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Birthday Q&A with the Husband!

My husband Tyler is one of the most selfless, kind, and compassionate people I know. He’s a doting father to our son and my heart feels like it explodes just about every time I see them interact. Tyler has a birthday coming up in a…

December 5, 2016
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Making Our Home Smarter with the Tap of an App

I have written quite a few times recently about our different homes and how our last house was quite segmented (Tyler and I each had our own private spare “fun” rooms). In our current home, we have an open floor plan and we downsized…

November 21, 2016
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Iceland Travel Series: Gullfoss Waterfall

Whenever we travel to a new country, there’s always a focal point attraction type that you seem to be able to drown in as your trip progresses. For example, in Ireland there are castles, in Japan you’ll see plenty of shrines and temples —…

November 4, 2016
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Hiking to Iceland’s DC-3 Plane Wreck with Baby

In the middle of the Sólheimasandur black sand beach in Southern Iceland lies a crashed United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane that crashed in the 1970s. No one was hurt and the fuselage was left on the beach where it still remains. It’s safe to…

November 2, 2016
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
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Recipe: Cinnamon Apple & Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash

Although California doesn’t offer your typical fall weather, I’ve found other ways to set the tone for the season. My favorite way? Through my personal love language: food! I rounded up a few of my favorite fall flavors and crafted a recipe to feed…

October 25, 2016
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Bad Mom’s Review + Digital Giveaway!

One of my biggest struggles as a parent has nothing to do with my child. It’s finding friends who are at the same place in life, going through the same types of experiences, and — most importantly — down to earth and honest about it. …

October 19, 2016
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Family Pizza Night!

I’ve been traveling a lot and to be honest, I’m totally worn out and ready to relax! I have family come into town this week and so my husband and I have been spending the majority of our time cleaning, catching up on work, and dealing…

October 18, 2016
Featured Travel

Good Things Come to Those Who Book Flights

One of my most prized possessions is my passport. It’s proof positive that I’ve gone some pretty incredible places in my short lifetime, that little book that reminds me how small I am in such a vast world. I’ve just returned from Iceland last…

October 8, 2016
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Iceland Playlist

Whenever I travel, I make a playlist to help me set the mood. I usually start with a “chill out” plane playlist because (although I travel all the time, I have a severe fear of flying) and then create a compilation of songs that…

October 6, 2016
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The Ultimate Iceland Packing List

Hello from Iceland! We made it here in one piece and so did our luggage. But I have to be frank with you, packing was not fun. I dare you to try walking into a Los Angeles mall in 100 degree heat and ask…

October 3, 2016