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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Backyard Haven

Last month, the Mr began a huge undertaking – demolishing our old back porch, tripling its size, and adding a roof to create an outdoor oasis. Although it’s been a slow process so far, the dream is to create a relaxed and cozy space with a surf shack vibe, that provides plenty of room for […]

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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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Going Away

It was just over a year ago that the Mr and I began our journey into Navy life. I’ve been thinking lately how thankful I am that his training so far has been a success, and how far along we’ve come. It’s been quite an adventure so far! Before he left for basic training in […]

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Bath Time

A few weeks ago my dear sister-in-love was looking to redecorate their upstairs bathroom, which she wants to pull double duty for both guests and kids (when their little one is old enough to use it). When she asked me for decorating ideas I was thrilled, because who would pass up any reason to browse Pinterest and […]

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Hello Monday

The weekend just evaporated, wouldn’t you agree? To start off a new week, here are a few pics of things that have brought me joy lately. Above: Trader Joe’s Cocoa truffles. Have you tried these? They are the perfect little treat. A cozy striped throw from Target (you can never have too many cozy things […]

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Day Dreaming

How cool are these hanging string balls? They would be so sweet for a party, or even in a nursery. Since we’ve been thinking about starting a family, I’ve enjoyed day dreaming about which room in our house could become a nursery, and what it might look like: Sweet name display. White-washed floor. Who doesn’t love […]

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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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Conquering Chaos

Clutter makes me crazy. At least once a day my husband has to ask me where I “filed” his keys (or wallet or papers or what have you) that he put on the counter 30 seconds ago. Luckily for me, he finds this behavior just slightly more endearing than he finds it annoying. Just slightly. And […]

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