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Happy Friday + Fave Links

While I can’t believe Parker will be one in less than a month, I did finally breakdown and make some progress planning her party.  As much as I love baking and cooking and hosting a party with lots of fun diy details, I’ve decided (after some serious persuasion from Aaron) to hire out most of it.  I really want to be able to sit back and enjoy the day with our friends and family and celebrate this little lady that has brought us immeasurable joy.  The cake has been ordered from Big Sugar Bakeshop, Heirloom LA is catering, and …

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Happy Friday + Fave Links

I was having coffee earlier this week with a friend and we got on the topic of feeling indulgent.  In true capricorn form, I tend to think about time in terms of productivity and efficiency.  Since having Parker, time’s value has increased exponentially and thus some things like reading a book, listening to a podcast, or having a lunch out that doesn’t involve work have fallen by the wayside.  These things can feel so indulgent anyways that coupled with the need to get work done, emails responded to, dinner made, a house …

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What To Listen To Now // March

There is a strong likelihood that it hasn’t crossed your mind yet that today marks just two months until my favorite holiday, Cinco de Mayo.  You’re welcome for bringing that to your attention.  Yesterday, on the other hand,  marked the day that my tiny little babe turned 11 months old which has me in full-blown first birthday party planning mode.  So far the party is a Minnie Mouse theme with strong Cinco de Mayo undertones.  (Yes it does sound just as crazy to me as it does to you, but who doesn’t love margaritas, a …

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Happy Friday + Fave Links

One of the good things about super busy weeks is that the weekend seems to appear out of nowhere and I could not be more ready for this one.  Do you have big weekend plans?  This book arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I’m ready to dive right in.  Also, Aaron and I are going on a date tomorrow night for the first time in ages– the wine and homemade pasta are already calling my name!  So basically reading and eating are my big exciting weekend plans.  #YOLO. In other news, there was such a great response to this post, that …

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