Mr. Kate Is In The House!


The smile that says it all! Mr. Kate delivers a whole lot of joy to our new home… and it all starts with a letter from this little girl who dreams big. See the full story and video on Mr. Kate's YouTube channel here. xo


second pic via @mrkate instagram

Wrapping Things Up


It seems every year I get closer and closer to easy street, which is quite fulfilling amidst the chaos that is the holidays

Thanksgiving -- Simple Is The New Complicated


Getting in the mood for Thanksgiving and keeping things simple, as usual. As a creature of habit and tradition on this one, the word simplicity rises to a whole other level. I remain a don't fix it if it 'aint broke fangirl.

In The Kitchen -- Just Olive Oil + Salt


I've been keeping things pretty lax in the kitchen lately. The solar vortex in California this year might have a little something to do with it. 

'Aint No Cure For The Summertime Blues...


Sun time, swim time, beach time, mini-travels time (Ojai, Palm Desert, La Jolla, Tomales Bay, Petaluma, San Francisco), and a perfect chunk of doing-nothing time.

Little Things -- Backyard Chicken Envy


Lately, it seems I'm as likely to encounter a chicken in a friend's backyard as I am to find a dog on their couch. And I'm feeling a little envious.

New York, New York


At the beginning of the year, we had a unique opportunity to grab a NYC trip with the kiddos. Getting out there had been in the queue for a long while, so when fully-furnished, top floor digs overlooking Central Park landed in our lap, the deal was sealed. We quickly traded mid-eighty degree So Cal weather (in January!) for mid-twenties. And we couldn't have been happier...