For the Love of 30 Part 2: Manly Gifts

While handmade is nice and always appreciated, here’s a peek at the manly gifts the Mr. got for the big 3-0. I wish I could take credit for these stylish-yet-practical picks, but it was all him. 1. J. Crew cords His self-proclaimed new “old trusties.” Classic and comfy. 2. Ecco boots Lambskin lined and waterproof, yet chic […]

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For the Love of 30

On Sunday, the Mr. finally caught up with me. He turned 30, six months after I did. Thank goodness, because every year, he loves reminding me that I am older than him for those six months. I’m not a particularly crafty person, but one of the little ways I showed him the love was to […]

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Grown-up

The other day, a friend of mine at work was telling me a story about her seven-year old’s sense of humor (apparently he finds his stepdad’s impressions more hilarious than his mom’s dry one-liners). Afterwards, she said, “I have a real little human living in my house… I’m such an adult now.” I found that […]

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I Must Have It

If I can’t birth a French baby, at least I can cut her hair just like this. And pray she has magical storytelling powers. And speaks French. Did you know that French babies sleep better?

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Wherever There’s Bacon

I am always looking for easy, weeknight staples we both love.  And while I’m into Pinterest-y-crunchy-wheat bulgar-with-balsamic-glazed-brussels sprouts-type concoctions, the Mr. typically needs something more hearty and comforting at the end of a long day. Inspired by this recipe, I added crispy bacon and swapped in a whole wheat pizza crust to make it more Navy-man […]

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Sound Check: I Can’t Make You Love Me

An astonishing cover for your Friday by Bon Iver. We are looking forward to a quiet weekend at home, that will include a date night to this new spot, and coffee and conversation by the fireplace (even though we’re expecting 79 degree weather… thank you San Diego!). Any lovely plans for this weekend? I would […]

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Our Anchors We Will Weigh

I’m blessed to live and work with people I love who also happen to have amazing taste. When a friend of mine introduced me to Jon Contino’s work, I flipped. As a going away present for my hubby before he left for boot camp, I bought this print and had our friends and family sign it with […]

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Because I’m Lazy

I like to cook. But only if what I’m cooking allows me to have an undistracted conversation with whoever’s company I’m enjoying, and not have to rush back to my phone with greasy fingers for the sixth time because I can’t remember if it said 1/2 Tbsp or 3/4 tsp, or dammit was I not […]

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Six Minute Gem for Monday: Paperman

A friend of mine at work shared this with our creative team, and I can’t get over how sweet it is. Apparently after Pixar was bought out by Disney, one of Pixar’s best animation directors brought this piece to Disney with him. I’m fascinated by how they were able to tell the story so beautifully […]

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Sound Check: Sometimes He Does

My grandparents in the mountains of NC This tune by Lori McKenna is haunting, and at first listen, sounds like a mournful ballad about how her man doesn’t love her the way he should. But the chorus clarifies the intention of this bittersweet song, which is that the love he has for her runs more […]

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