SMALL STEPS TOWARD A HEALTHIER DIET

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Growing up I had the absolutely worst diet. If it wasn’t Top Ramen, chicken, or cheese odds are I wouldn’t eat it. I practically hated everything, especially vegetables. But for some reason soon after I had Hayden, my first born, my palette changed. I started to enjoy and even crave some of the food I disliked growing up. Fast-forward to today and my eating habits have done a complete 360.  Read more

7 LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE GETTY VILLA

 

Many people are aware of the Getty Museum, but not too many people know that there are in fact TWO. While the Getty Center (the beautiful, gigantic white structure just off the 405) is one of the most popular museums in L.A., the Getty Villa, in Malibu, is the original “Getty Museum.” Located just off P.C.H., the Villa houses the Getty’s collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art. A multi-level and immersive experience, the Getty Villa is unlike any other museum found in Los Angeles.  Read more

DOWNTOWN L.A.

 

About time, right?! I know, I have been seriously lagging…again. But in my defense, I am just getting over a slight cold and recently just started a new job! So I’ve been a bit preoccupied and haven’t even thought about writing. But this post is long over-due. With the baby currently napping, I figure why not take advantage of the quiet time.   Read more

BIRTHDAY BRUNCHING AT WINSOME

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It’s that time of year again, you know that day you dread as you get older. Yes, I’m talking about B-DAY. What is it that once you pass the age of 25 you don’t really want to discuss getting older anymore? I know what you’re thinking,  I’m only in my late 20’s why am I freaking out? And you’re right. But I have this weird thing with time. Just the thought of getting “old” gives me anxiety. Anyway, as my birthday approached this year I wasn’t filled with dread like I usually am. Instead, I feel more confident and comfortable in all aspects of my life. So, if that is something that comes more with age, then I guess turning older isn’t too bad. Okay, enough rambling, let’s talk about the fun stuff. Read more

OUR TOP 5 FAVORITE PARKS

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Now that I have two little ones running around, the house has been more chaotic than ever. With their boundless energy, I’ve had to figure out ways to keep both of them occupied. But with Holland just walking and Hayden already being a “big girl,” finding a medium that is fun and entertaining for them both can be a little difficult. Luckily, we live close to some really cool parks that have helped keep me sane and these little girls busy.   Read more

THROWBACK! OUR TRIP TO THE GREYSTONE MANSION

Annnnd… I’m back! I feel like it has been forever since my last post. I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately, as far as creativity, but I am going to power through it! So in hopes of getting these creative juices flowing, I’m bringing #ThrowbackThursday from the ‘gram to my blog by revisiting our trip to the Greystone Mansion!  Read more

YOU, ME, AND THE SEA

A few weeks before all the storms decided to take over California, we were experiencing the best weather here in LA. The temperature was moderate (not too hot or cold), the sky was super clear, and the sunsets were the best I had ever seen. Not wanting to waste such a beautiful day, I decided one Sunday to do some local sightseeing. So I called up my sister, packed up baby, and headed straight for the coast. We found a particularly nice spot on the cliffs of Palos Verdes that had stunning views of Catalina Island and the Southbay. As we meandered along the coast, just talking and catching up, we stumbled upon a little neighborhood church hugging the cliff’s edge. I was immediately drawn to the church’s architecture, so we decided to explore the grounds. Read more

HOLLAND TURNS ONE!

birthday-oneHello! It’s Saturday and I’m up bright and early thanks to the littles ones. So I figured why not be productive. I hoped to have this post out a little sooner, considering it’s almost been a week since the party, but I had a case of food poisoning. NOT FUN. Anyways, if you read my last post then you know I’ve been busy the past couple of weeks preparing for Holland’s first birthday party. Well, now it’s time to tell you how it all went! Let’s begin… Read more

MOMMY MUST HAVES: PARTY PLANNING

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If you know me, then you already know I am not a party planner. In fact, the last party I planned was Hayden’s first birthday nearly six years ago. But it seems now that I am older and have actually embraced the realm of domesticity, party planning has become much more appealing. After casually researching etiquette, the art of hosting, and planning the perfect party I think I’ve gotten a pretty good idea of how this whole thing works. Lucky for me, Holland’s first birthday is just around the corner which is the perfect occasion to embrace my inner hostess. Read more