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5 Minute Hairstyles || The Headband

It’s the little things, right?  Especially this time of year when things tend to be even busier than usual, I love finding new ways to feel pulled together without monopolizing precious morning time.  I’ve been nailing these 5 minute waves— if I do say so myself!– and loving this half up option. Today’s 5 minute headband tutorial couldn’t be easier and I’d take this simple black headband with textured hair over a dramatic french twist any day! To me this little black number feels modern and …

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Cocktail Hour || Mexican Vanilla Moscow Mules

As you might expect, this holiday season in Austin is markedly different from the last 10 that we spent in LA. For starters, we are surrounded here by immediate and extended family and there is no shortage of invitations for Christmas cookie baking parties, trail of lights adventures or holiday celebrations.  Also, as I’m typing this it’s 47 degrees outside and I’ve worn a coat more times in the last week than I did in an entire LA winter. (Not complaining, I happen to LOVE coats!)  The last month has been filled with …

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Velvet Capes + Egg Sandwiches at Paperboy

Christmas is so close I can practically smell the coffee brewing at an excited, earlier hour and the cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.  Aaron is off all week so we are taking advantage and spending more time than usual out and about this week with Parker checking things off of our Austin bucket list that we just haven’t gotten around to yet. (Also, have I mentioned that we have officially lived here for half of a year?! How has it been that long already?!)  We stumbled across Paperboy by accident when the east side restaurant we were …

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10 Things to Try This Weekend

Because the week days can be so busy, the weekends are a highly coveted, much looked forward to holy place. I find myself in this juxtaposed place of wanting to slow down and savor every moment while at the same time wanting them to feel full and fun. Last week we published our first weekend to do list and I actually enjoyed it so much! It was something that I kept coming back to when I wondered what we should do.  So what did we do? We “stuffed the bus” at Whole Foods with non-perishable items for the local food bank and …

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