Mindful: Eating

Above: where we start our day, every day. The holiday season is the perfect time to assess my relationship to eating. While I try hard to feed myself and my family whole and healthy food, I rarely think very deeply about the actual process of eating while I’m doing it. It can be such a […]

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Mindfulness

Above: our daily dumping ground just inside our front door. Can you tell we love neutrals? (haha) In the busyness of day-to-day life, I’ve observed that I find more meaning, rest, and joy if I approach the most important people and things with thoughtfulness and intention. This is a learned skill I am still wobbly […]

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A Few Favorites

Happy Friday! Here are a few favorites from the last few weeks – Just got these new sheets (shown in the photo above, with a favorite morning read) and have really enjoyed them! Overnight oats have been our quick breakfast go-to lately, and I really want to try this version next. I’m not a huge DIY […]

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Fall Bucket List

In southern California, “fall” is a very loose term. A few trees turn golden in our neighborhood (including one the Mr planted in our back yard last year), and the air takes on a barely perceptible crisp feeling… and that’s enough to get me excited about enjoying the new “season.” :) To make the most […]

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Adventuring

Last week (in the spirit of adventure) we spent a couple nights camping up at San Onofre State Beach. Here are a few photos if you’d like to see! Our friends and their two little girls joined us as well (that’s their “shaka shack” on the left :) and our camper van on the right), […]

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Adventure

Last summer, the Mr gave me a surfboard (above) for my birthday, hoping that we could share one of his favorite pastimes. He had taken me surfing a handful of times over the years, but having my own board got me so excited to really learn. After a few slightly terrifying episodes getting tossed by […]

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Working from home

As long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to stay home with my children, if at all possible. When I got pregnant with our oldest son Augie, I could feel a shift in my heart that pulled me toward home life. I loved my job as a video editor, but also felt burnt […]

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Everyday-ness

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so. One day […]

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Flying with little ones

Last week, the boys and I headed to NC to visit my family while the Mr is away for work. Flying with little ones (especially alone) is no joke, and I’ve spent the last few years honing my traveling skills with squirmy babies and toddlers. Here are a few things I’ve learned. :) 1. Bag […]

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A Few Favorites

Last week I wrote about my love for early mornings. I’m also really fascinated by other people’s morning routines, and recently found this site – it’s so interesting! Another great post about building a morning routine. If you love coffee (like me), here’s the healthiest way to drink it. This shirt + cutoffs have been my […]

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