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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
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World Market Small Spaces Event #WeKnowSmall

Yesterday I went window shopping at the World Market Small Spaces event in Hollywood, where 4 celebrity designers showed off their design prowess by putting together enviable rooms that I’d kill to have in my own home! While sampling a 3-tiered cheese display (I…

August 6, 2017
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Sprucing Up the Patio with Colorful Details

My mom is coming to town in just over a week and her favorite thing to do as an East Coast native visiting California is to soak up the sun on our patio. We haven’t given it much TLC since the house came with…

May 12, 2017
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Helping My New Year’s Resolution Along

You may remember that my one and only New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to read more books. It shouldn’t be that hard to give myself a minute, but it’s not always easy with an active toddler and a growing business on my plate. I’ve…

March 29, 2017
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Our Goal: Purchase a Home the Right Way

I’ve always rented my homes, which is not uncommon for southern California residents. With median home prices upwards of $550,000, it’s a significant investment, especially for my husband and I considering we are both self-employed. That’s not to say that I haven’t spent my…

February 13, 2017
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Pinocchio Outdoor Movie Party!

One of the most magical parts of being a mom is getting to relive things from my childhood through Fox’s eyes. With Disneyland so close to us, he’s been raised with Disney characters of all kinds and has started pointing out his favorites to…

February 3, 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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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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Bedroom Accent Wall

My family was a big fan of wallpaper when I was growing up. Each house we moved into usually meant hours of sanding, soaking, and peeling old paper that former owners had put up only to replace it with new. I often helped and…

September 25, 2016
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Five Things I Allow Myself to Indulge In

You always hear the saying that your life ends when you have a child. While I understand the concept of that expression, especially considering the time involved with making sure our boy is healthy, happy and safe, there are several aspects of my pre-parenthood life…

August 22, 2016
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4 Free Apps to Download (Besides Pokémon Go)

I admit that I broke down and played Pokémon Go recently and I don’t regret it. It’s a fun game that gets people out of the house, although it’s hard here in the city walking around with a toddler. No one wants a mother walking…

July 23, 2016
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The One Thing I Always Keep in My Apartment

Since downsizing from a home in the suburbs to a city-center apartment, we honestly don’t miss much. There is one thing though that our family often talks about that stings a bit: our beautiful backyard filled with flowers, plants, palm trees, and citrus fruits.…

July 22, 2016
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Tips to Save Money and Help the Environment

We all love saving money, but it’s easier said than done, especially when those savings come at the cost of a service or convenience you love. Luckily, with new technology and services, it’s easier than ever to save money, help the environment and not…

July 5, 2016
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Top 5 Movies to Get You in the Summer Spirit

It has been fiery H-O-T in Los Angeles and my family has been ducking out of the heat as much as possible. Spending lots of time indoors means a bit of extra TV time where I can get into summer in the chilly A/C!…

June 27, 2016
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Finally Letting Go of the Newborn Clothes (Sort Of)

On Friday my lovable little boy decided he was ready to stand without help. While my thought process volleyed somewhere between, “Did I baby proof this room correctly?” and “YAY!” it took a few moments after for something else to settle in: Fox is…

December 18, 2015