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Hey there, gorgeous! How the heck are ya? It’s been a minute, yeah? More than a month, actually, if you can believe it. Call it writers block, laziness, busyness, boredom, lack of time – I think a combo of all the above applies! This summer was busy and fun and HOT (still hot, BTW). So […]

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Hello sweet thing! How ARE you? We’ve been keeping busy while simultaneously hiding from the heat the last few weeks. Monsoon season is upon us, so the heat + humidity is sort of kicking our butts, all while we watch the most epic sunsets ever. I won’t complain, because it really does no good, but you have […]

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You guys! I’ve been having so much fun with family and kiddo photo shoots lately, I just HAVE to share some of these adorable shots! I present: my recent photo shoot favorites! recent photo shoot favorites Can we talk about the pigtails on this little joy? Perfectly whispy and palm-tree-y, adorably placed atop this happy […]

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Hello fine people, how was your weekend? We’ve been enjoying lots of really great time off recently, thank goodness. We skipped the OB trip for the 4th this year, and decided to take the time off and staycation instead.  It was lovely to have 5 days off to do whatever the heck we wanted without […]

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Is it hot where you live? In Phoenix, the heat’s unbearable right now. I think I’ve mentioned before how miserable our summers get here, and since we aren’t going on our annual Ocean Beach getaway, this summer seems especially scorching without the promise of the west coast’s relief. Luckily, we’ve learned lotsa ways of staying cool in the desert […]

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Recently, we camped at Dogtown Lake in Williams, Arizona. Such a therapeutic and seriously  great experience! We accepted an invitation joining our little-known neighbors. While the excursion could have been a disaster with virtual newcomers, we had such an AMAZING time! That husband guy and I SO enjoyed getting to know a bunch of super-cool people. You know how […]

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Hey guys! Do you remember waaaaaay back when I mentioned attending a USC graduation? During my visit, we enjoyed a trip to one of my favorite parks ever: Echo Park in Los Angeles, California. SUCH a gorgeous place and so soothing. I don’t know of any other destinations that make me feel so at peace. Luckily, […]

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You guys! I went to a USC graduation recently – honestly a remarkable event. The campus is utterly gorgeous! Besides that, USC goes all out for the graduates, their family and friends. How lucky am I to support someone so incredibly dedicated to their studies? At such an impressive college? Seriously. What a beautiful venue and an incredible set of events for […]

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