Morning Routine

The view from our bedroom balcony. A few years ago, I wrote about my great love of quiet mornings to start my day. Now that we have two little ones who are early risers, having some time to myself before they wake up has become even more important to me. Most mornings I wake up around 5:30am, go […]

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Hello There

It’s so nice to be back! I took a bit of time off from the blog (enough time to have two (2!) babies). Although my sweet boys are a full-time job, I’ve been craving the creative outlet of blogging and missing the community around it. I’m very excited to spend some time here again, connecting […]

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Dreaming of Fall

I always enjoy summer and all the fun it brings (ie, beach days, margaritas made with fresh grapefruit juice, and falling asleep to the sound of Sea World fireworks to name a few). But hands down, fall is my favorite time of year. For several weeks I’ve been itching for cooler weather, cozy fall clothes, […]

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Loving: Sevenly

How sweet is this delicate anchor bracelet? It would look lovely with a stack of gold bangles, watch, or just on its own. You can find it at Sevenly, a brilliant company that donates $7 from each purchase to a different charity every week. Isn’t that lovely? I hope you had a beautiful Labor Day […]

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Sound Check: Remember My Name

This lovely Malaysian singer named Yuna is worth a listen – I’ve really enjoyed listening to her sweet voice the last few weeks. I also wish I could pull off a head scarf like she can, don’t you? She picked up songwriting at the age of 19 while in law school. I’m so glad she did! Happy […]

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Smoothie Series: Summer Peach

This simple, tasty smoothie has been a favorite as of late, since I’ve been able to take advantage of our peach tree in the back yard. You can add more protein powder or plain yogurt to add more substance if you like, but I really enjoy the sweet, slushy, summery goodness of this one on […]

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Summer

Even though it’s been a busy season for me at work, summer manages to live on without me. I’ve still been blessed with a few bits of the season these last few weeks. Here’s a peek… Above: birthday flowers from dear friends. Farmer’s market finds (Little Italy’s is the best in San Diego). The perfect […]

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Work / Life Balance

I have always believed strongly in finding balance between work and life outside of work. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that I am a much more creative, efficient person when I take the time to rest my mind and body and spend time with those I love. Especially now since the Mr’s schedule requires […]

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Labeled

A few years ago I bought these sweet little chalkboard labels from terrain, a gorgeous home + garden online store. They are so perfect for labeling our coffee containers and office supply bins. I’ve even used them on handmade birthday cards. These little guys are unfortunately sold out, but you can find similar ones here. I […]

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Best All Around: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil seems to be popping up everywhere lately (or maybe I’m just behind the curve), and I’m constantly surprised at how versatile this little jar of melt-in-your-hands magic can be. When I first bought some at Trader Joe’s, I got a secret thrill from using it in the kitchen to sauté veggies or make […]

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