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Vineyard Farmer’s Market

IMG_0369One of the best things about living in the ‘No is the fresh year-round produce.  We’re not called the world’s “fruit basket” for no reason!  The Vineyard Farmer’s Market is my favorite local farmer’s market.  From the beautiful arbor covered in vines to the endless variety of local fruits and veggies, you just can’t go wrong.  I stopped by this past weekend with my pal Lauren to stock up on some fresh fruits and check out what’s currently in season.

What are some of the places you like most about your town?

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And last but not least, absolutely no smoking dogs, please.

 

Kate + Photography

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Back in February one of my best friends, Kate, took these portraits of me.  Kate is the amazing photographer and CEO of Kate + Photography located in the California Bay Area.  If you have a wedding or event coming up, you better book her now!  She also specializes in classy (not trashy) boudoir photo shoots as well.  For a link to her website and portfolio glance over to the right side bar —>

I haven’t been brave enough to share these photos until now.  It’s because I have this weird notion that I have a bitchy resting face in all my photos.  Don’t know what bitchy resting face is?  Well, educate yourself here.  I think it may be an epidemic 🙂

To my surprise, because I’m a horrible model and completely un-photogenic, they turned out ok and non-bitchy-resting-face like.

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Earth Day

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  If you’re not already mean and green, it’s never too late to start.  Even small changes can make a big difference in improving the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.

Here are some ways you can be more green:

  • Recycle!  I have several of these cute bins to help me sort my recyclables.  They’re super cute and make recycling more enjoyable.
  • Use glass instead of plastic.  Not only do glass bottles and containers last longer than plastic containers, but they also don’t contain the toxic chemicals that plastic does.
  • Use major appliances like washers/dryers and dishwashers during non-peak hours.
  • Go paperless.  Convert all your paper bills and statements to e-statements.  I find that paying and managing all of my accounts online is much easier and convenient.
  • Buy local.  Do some research and find out where your local farmer’s markets are.  Support your local economy and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases created from products that are flown or shipped in.
  • Change your light bulbs to energy-efficient bulbs.

These are just a few examples of how you can make small changes in your life to be more green.  There are so many other ways you can contribute!  Check out this website or do your own research!

Speaking of green, this green dress from Topshop would be a lovely addition to my closet.

Green Topshop Dress

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Happy Autumn!

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It’s here!  The first day of October!  For me, this day officially kicks off the fall season.  Being that I live in the California Central Valley, this time of year it’s still around 80 degrees.  So I usually give myself until October to go in full-fledged Autumn mode.  That means, my favorite holidays just are around the corner, the weather is FINALLY getting cooler (slowly, but surely), the leaves are turning colors, burning fall-scented candles and whipping out my favorite boots and scarves.

I decided to compile a list of things I’d like to do this fall:

1.  Watch a semi-scary movie every weekend until Halloween (I’m a scaredy-cat, ok.  I happily admit it.  I cannot stomach scary or gory movies).

2.  Make my Halloween costume.

3.  Go to a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins for Halloween.

4.  Have an autumn-themed girls night with plenty of hot soup, hot chocolate, good movies and laughs.

5.  Did I mention hot chocolate already?

6.  Try out some new fall-flavored recipes.

7.  Take more evening walks.

What are some things you’d like to try this fall?

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Disneyland

Confession:  I’ve lived in California for most of my life and have NEVER been to Disneyland.  That is until my wonderful boyfriend Nick surprised me with a spontaneous trip there!  We had so much fun and it really saddened me when we had to leave.  It really is a magical place.  We’re definitely going back again!

Here are some photos of our impromptu excursion!



The Haunted Mansion

A futuristic-looking ride

Tinkerbell’s Lair

I had to break out my new favorite jeans!  Find them here.


Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

It’s a Small World

Independence Day

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July holiday.  I spent mine with my boyfriend Nick, family and friends.  For my outfit, I thought it was appropriate and very American to be in none other than a plain white t-shirt and denim shorts.




Top:  Forever 21
Denim Shorts: American Eagle
Belt: Anthropology
Crystal Necklace: purchased from Light in the Box
Shoes:  old pair from Bakers
Bag: Patricia Field

My favorite person: Nick

With my niece, Allee (who is growing up way too fast!)

Everyone got sparklers for the night 🙂