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Happy Weekend!



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I’m excited to be heading out tomorrow morning for a little weekend getaway with my husband for our 8 year anniversary of being together.  It will be the first weekend in awhile in which I’ll truly be taking two full days off (no laptop to sneak in an hour of work here and there). We’ll be touring the Hearst Castle and exploring the nearby surroundings.  From what I hear, it’s absolutely beautiful.  I’ll probably be instagramming a few photos in case you want to follow me along!

Have a great one!

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Although we’re bound to continue to have days of summer-like weather over here in California, I’m happy that it’s officially fall and soon enough the air will get crisper and the leaves will turn. Looking forward to cozying up with warm drinks, indulging in everything pumpkin and apple, and pulling out the scarves, sweaters and boots. What do you love best about fall?

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Dog Beach

arianna-belle-on-instagramThere’s a lovely off-leash dog beach in Santa Barbara where we take Little Foot and my sister‘s dog Roofus at least once every summer.  We drove up there this Saturday, and while as we were headed over, it seemed like it would be overcast and a bit on the chillier side, once we got there it was clear skies and perfect weather.  The pups soaked in the sun and excitedly ran their little hearts out with paws in the sand.  Seeing them so happy makes me happy. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to go at least once more this summer.

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Happy Friday!

Whether you’ll be indulging in the simple pleasures of relaxing at home, or you’ll be out and about, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Have a Great Fall Weekend!

Can you believe this will be the last weekend of October? I can’t either.

Looking forward to fall favorites -pumpkin patch tomorrow afternoon, and pumpkin spice pancakes Sunday morning -yum!

Hope you have a lovely weekend! See you again Monday! :)

image credits: 1- country living, 2- frenzel photographers, 3- kristen buckingham, 4-jason and shawnda 5- hibou & baleine, 6- annie’s eat’s
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Happy Friday

The weather has returned to feeling a bit more “fall-like” over here, and so this weekend you’re likely to find me wearing soft knits…

and warming up with homemade soup… Hope you have a wonderful weekend! See you again soon!

image credits: 1- wendy’s lookbook, 2- via jacquelyn nicole , 3- honey and jam 
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Happy Weekend

Loving that beautiful bright dining area and the thought of enjoying a big Sunday breakfast.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

p.s. How cute are those Pantone cups??

image credits: 1-les compostantes blog, 2-via hazed affection tumblr

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Happy Friday!

It’s been a busy week and I’m ready to unwind. Tomorrow we’re headed north for a little impromptu weekend camping trip. Looking forward to breathing the fresh air, hiking in the green trails, visting the spot at the lake where we got engaged, relaxing on a hammock, admiring the starry sky at night, and enjoying yummy smores and hot chocolate by the fire.
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Hope you have a beautiful weekend, wherever you chose to spend it :)

image credits: 1-from me to you, 2-photographed by corrie bond, 3-from the toast house&home catalouge, 4-layka’s photostream
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Matchbook Magazine!

Have you read it yet? If you haven’t heard, it’s the newest online lifestyle magazine that just went live last night, created by bloggers Katie Armour and Jane Lilly Warren. I haven’t read it all yet (it’s more text heavy than other online mags) but so far, I personally am absolutely loving it! It’s filled with lots of charm and personality. A few of my favorite shots:
The Delightful Mr. Boddington (page 24)
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Drawer Full of Stripes (page 44)
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50 Classics for Your Closet (starting on page 38)
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Chelsea Jewel Box (page 78)
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An American in Paris (page 112)
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Glimpses of Lela Rose’s apartment (page 126 )
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All images via Matchbook Magazine Issue 1
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