Lofty Goals and Unrealistic expectations – My 6 Month Review

Happy 2019 Friends! I hope you and your loved ones had a fab holiday season and that your New Year is off to a great start. December 28 marked the 6 month mark in my journey as a stay at home mom. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but I also have a hard time remembering what life was like before this. I … Continue reading Lofty Goals and Unrealistic expectations – My 6 Month Review

Favorite Things Friday – Small Shops & Shopping for a Cause

Hi Friends, It’s December so you know what that means! ‘Tis the season for gift giving! I have always been a fan of small shops, shops that give back, the unique and the handmade. Many of these are women owned businesses as well, which I can certainly get behind. The Pearl Project – Kristy, my best friend since the 5th grade, is an inspiration who … Continue reading Favorite Things Friday – Small Shops & Shopping for a Cause

Favorite Things Friday – My go-to Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

Hi Friends! It’s was overcast in my hood for all of 24 hours and we got 10 whole minutes of rain!!! So I lit my Anthropologie pumpkin candle, threw on a sweater and made my favorite easy soup recipe! It’s currently 73 degrees and sunny and I’m wishing the rain lasted a lot longer. But I’m still enjoying my soup nonetheless. This recipe is adapted … Continue reading Favorite Things Friday – My go-to Chicken and Rice Soup Recipe

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Month – Here’s Our Story

Hi Friends! October is my daughter Paige’s birth month, so it’s pretty serendipitous that my rainbow baby was born during pregnancy and infant loss month. It’s almost as if she did that on purpose to make me whole. It was really tough for me to write this post. Not because it makes me sad, but because all of the sadness from infertility and the pain … Continue reading October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Month – Here’s Our Story

Guest Post – It’s Fall Ya’ll! Gimme All the Pumpkin Treats

Hi Friends! If you’re in SoCal like me it still feels like Summer, but I’m willing sweater and boot weather to get here ASAP. Like most proud basic girls, I am excited for all things pumpkin and I bet you are too. When I first started blogging, I made a sweet blogger friend on Instagram. Despite her being a Washington State lover and I a … Continue reading Guest Post – It’s Fall Ya’ll! Gimme All the Pumpkin Treats

Oh Hi – My 35th Birthday Weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn

Hi Friends! I’m officially in my mid thirties and I’m not mad about it one bit. My angel of a husband is the master of planning surprises, grand gestures and spoiling me rotten. He truly outdid himself this weekend and managed to organize a group of many of my favorite peeps to join us for some portion of the festivities. We did it all: dinners, … Continue reading Oh Hi – My 35th Birthday Weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn

No Bake Desserts for this Hot as Hell Weather

Hi Friends and happy weekend to ya! It has been so hot lately, I’m dying. I’ve got a few events to go to over the weekend and the thought of turning on my oven makes me want to cry. So I’ve made a few go to no bake desserts and I’m sharing the recipes below. Coconut Milk Chocolate Mousse This is honestly the easiest recipe. … Continue reading No Bake Desserts for this Hot as Hell Weather