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Some Fun at Camp Anthro

This top isn’t part of the collection, but it should be. Kayla embroidered blouse, Anthropologie, $138. While waiting in the car before our hike to Mt. Baden-Powell last Saturday, I received an email from Anthropologie announcing one of their 2020 summer collections, Camp Anthro: The Art of Adventure. As I consider myself a fairly outdoorsy… Continue reading Some Fun at Camp Anthro

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Safer-At-Home Improvements

As the stay at home orders continued, swallowing up the months of March and now April, we made a few changes to our living space. Some were overdue improvements, such fixing a garage wall that was poorly withstanding the test of time. Others were projects to preserve our sanity, or what was left of it… Continue reading Safer-At-Home Improvements

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Road Tripping Across the Southwest

Spring break 2018 has come and gone and we are moving full steam ahead toward the end of the school year. As the kids are growing up quickly- too quickly it seems- we are more and more ditching our typical summer vacation schedule in exchange for spring and winter vacations. This year, spring break was… Continue reading Road Tripping Across the Southwest

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First Shadows of Fall

Shortened days, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, marching band field shows- these are the signs of fall. Southern California is known for really having only two seasons: a short, 2-3 month rainy season and the mild, dry rest of the year. And while that's true, the massive Liquidambar in my front yard has started to change… Continue reading First Shadows of Fall

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National Dog Day

Good morning and happy National Dog Day. At the risk of offending cat lovers, I think I'll go on record and admit that I and my family are definitely dog people. We love our furry friends. Indeed, whenever we visit friends, our youngest will attach herself to their dogs and give them hours of love, attention,… Continue reading National Dog Day