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What To Listen To Now // October

I seriously can’t imagine a single reason not to love October.  The leaves may not be changing nor the weather cooling yet here in Los Angeles, but that won’t stop the onslaught of pumpkin infused bites and beverages that will make their way to my belly, so all is still well in the world.  We have been shooting non-stop this week, so I am looking forward to a little weekend relaxation before Parker and I hop a plane to Austin Monday for another styling job and possibly some cooler weather– fingers crossed!  Speaking of …

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Best Flower Arrangements for Fall

A few weeks ago I came home on a Friday from a photo shoot with some leftover blooms in tow.  I set them on the dining room table and every time I walked by them over the course of the next two days, I smiled at the sight of them.  Isn’t it funny how something so small can give us a real tangible happiness effect?  I typically don’t work on Fridays, so I’ve made it part of my Friday routine with Parker to go and pick out flowers just before the weekend.  I usually stick to just one type of bloom for simplicity, but …

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What To Listen To Now // September

  It doesn’t get much better than a Labor Day weekend Friday, friends!  I’m hanging with my favorite 17 month old today, then my mom flies in Saturday morning for a fun girls day, and I head to NYC on Sunday for a few meetings, a couple of shoots for TEC, and to meet up with Aaron who has been there working all week on Ellen’s big season premiere!  All-in-all, I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend a holiday weekend, but then Matt Mugford went and made it 10 times better by delivering up this gem of a playlist …

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Work It Out // Getting in Shape

It took me an embarrassingly long time to title this post.  This post is venturing into uncharted waters and full of lots of personal disclosures like weight and body fat percentages, but it has been a huge journey that I’ve been on this past month and I feel compelled to share it with you guys.  It’s not a 30 day challenge, a juice cleanse or a crash diet.  It’s about figuring out how to live and prioritize in a way that makes me feel healthy and fit.  So, if you’re up for it, let’s start at the beginning. …

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