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Happy Weekend + Fave Links

I know it’s only Thursday, but tomorrow begins a three day weekend in Palm Springs for me, so it’s hard not to just stare at my computer and dream of this colorful view!  (I didn’t take Monday off, so let’s call it even!)  The past couple of weeks have been jam-packed and fun-filled, but have left me really looking forward this weekend, checking out Modernism Week, relaxing by the pool, and getting to spend some quality time on a big that’s in the works.  It’s been awhile since I shared some of my …

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DIY // Envelope Liners

Sarah, here! Last month’s paper menus were such a hit that I thought we would continue in our dinner party soiree theme.  After all, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate over these next few months– Easter! Mother’s Day!  Graduation!  Have you ever received one of those cute invites to your best friend’s dinner party that was enclosed in an envelope with one of those fun designed liners?  It makes the invitation appear extra special and leaves me extra excited to attend, which is exactly why I’m going to show …

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Love Notes || Advice from Our Favorite Married Gals

Do you believe in fate? Soul mates?  Aaron and I met at work– even though I always said that I would never date anyone I worked with!–but I kind of think that even if I hadn’t taken that job or if he had moved to another city instead of staying in LA and coming to work for Ellen, we still would have met at some point.  One day, after we were already married, we were driving down the 405 and passed a Best Buy right off of the highway.  I told him that two days after I moved to LA, my dad and I went to Best Buy to buy a TV …

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Real Talk with Real Moms // Relationships

Last week Parker and I drove down to Newport Beach to spend some quality time with one of my favorite friends. Parker was busying herself with sand castle building and seagull chasing and my friend Emily and I were discussing Emily’s life trajectory and what life looks like after having kids. She asked if there was a part of me that was nervous about having kids because Aaron and I would lose a little bit of our relationship. I paused for a minute before answering. As I had immediately expected, though, there had never been that …

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