Traditions

As our little family has grown from just the two of us to a crew of four, each year we have picked up traditions we look forward to every Christmas. Here are a few of them: FUN Christmas Tree Hunting / After years of getting our tree at Home Depot, last year we found the sweetest little […]

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Mindful: Rest

For years we knew that making our Sundays an official day of rest, with no set plans or to-dos, was important to us as a couple and something we should strive for. But for some reason we could never get into a groove (Should we go to church? Work on house projects? Run errands? Do […]

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Late Fall Wardrobe Staples

Since having little ones, long shopping excursions are a thing of the past, so about twice a year I scour the internet for a few seasonal items. Yes, it is a pain to shlep to the post office to make all those returns, but in the long run I end up finding exactly what I […]

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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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