Monday, August 3, 2015

Last day fog

I'm going to be honest, my last day in LA, I was a little... under the weather. A little dehydrated. A little tired. A little bit wishing I had eaten my dinner (What is wrong with you? Dinner is delicious!) and not had that third margarita.

I fought through this post-wedding fog, and made it to the awesome La Brea Tar Pits and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They are conveniently located not only right next to each other, but right next to a row of food trucks! (Drunken noodles are the best!!!) The tar pits were so cool, and the accompanying museum was full of really amazing fossils. Truth time: I did not know dire wolves were a real thing until now. I thought they were a Game-of-Thrones thing only. Also: Giant sloths used to roam (very slowly, I suspect) what is now LA. Who knew?

Who wears short shorts? Me! I do! And clogs. And shirts featuring Basquiat's art. 

Gotta love Basquiat. Gotta love polka-dotted, giant sunglasses when you still have remnants of your (fabulous) Kardashian makeup hanging out under your eyes.

Thomas was a pretty good sport. He liked the tar pits and the fossils. He loved the drunken noodles. He tolerated the museum. He might have touched a Picasso (oopsie). Overall, our last day in LA was a big win. Science? Check. Art? Check. Yummy food? Big ol' check. And then we went back "home" and hung out in the hot tub until it was time to pack. Not too shabby!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Loving It

 Lately I've been loving...

1. Hanging with my beautiful sister before her wedding!

2. And looking at that beautiful dress!

3. Being Matron of Honor (such an honor for this matron, I tell you what!).

4. The fact my sister had Thomas sit on her lap when she was eating in her wedding dress (so very brave).

5. When I had on what felt like Kardashian-levels of makeup, but despite this (because of this) looked pretty darn good!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Want to know what will make you feel fancy?

Getting your makeup done by a fancy LA makeup artist (Who works for the stars! Allegedly.) Thanks fancypants sister!

And wearing a pretty bridesmaid's dress. (And having extra eyelashes -- Pictured above: extra eyelashes on my eyes! They come off in the shower and look like spiders. Is this a thing normal people already know?)...

 And feeling pretty in my pretty in my powder-blue Etsy matron-of-honor dress, celebrating my fantastic sister and her fellow!

(Please note: My niece, who was flower girl in my wedding, was also flower girl in my sister's wedding, and she was so, so cute in her pretty powder-pink dress!)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Loving It

Lately I've been loving...

1. Putting my hands in Marilyn Monroe's hand prints!

2. Seeing the hand prints of my favorite Hollywood couple! (Also: Thomas's thrifted moccasins are amazing. I bought those when he was itty bitty because I knew he would fit into them some day!)

3. Hey there, Greta Garbo.

4. Baby in a hot tub!

5. California sunsets over the ocean. So beautiful.

Monday, July 27, 2015


Retro bathing suit? Yes, please. 

I brought two new two-pieces (if it's this high-waisted it's not a bikini in my opinion) and a one-piece to California, and I wore them all. Is it silly to bring more than one bathing suit on a trip? Of course not! Bathing suits are so fun!

I love the high-waist trend. Love. It. I feel fun and covered and comfortable. Thomas is also feeling fun and covered (watch for that sun, kid!) and comfortable in his whale/fish swimmies.

The backyard pool and hot tub were really two of the best parts of our trip. Do you want to know what kind of attention span a 1-year-old has? VERY SHORT. All caps on that one. And yet, the pool and hot tub (and his cousins) would keep him happily entertained for hours. Hours, I say!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Loving It

Lately I've been loving...

1. Thomas seeing the ocean for the very first time.

2. Seeing how much his dad loves it too (seeing Thomas see the ocean, that is).

3. Thomas spending quality time with my sister (and that little sweater he's wearing -- garage sale buy for the win!).

4. Thomas meeting his Great Aunt Peggy and Great Uncle Tayo (and my cool water dress, but I've already blogged about that).

5. Getting a picture with all three of us! Usually it's just me taking a picture of Robert and Thomas or vice versa.

6. This angelic little face!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Best impulse buy ever

This dress was an impulse buy, but I wore it to Thomas's first birthday, and I wore it to my sister's rehearsal dinner, and it is now in some very beloved and important family photos so it is officially the best impulse buy ever.

We went to the Palisades Beach Club for a celebration party the day before my sister's wedding. It was such fun! Thomas's first experience of the ocean was the Pacific! (Same as his Californian-born mommy.) I tied up my dress so it wouldn't get wet in the water. Gotta love a maxi-dress!

My sister's now husband's grandmother is a member of the Palisades Beach Club (that's it in the background), and she only gets to reserve it one Friday per year, and pictured above is her Friday! It was a beautiful party celebrating a beautiful couple.

And Thomas enjoyed some wading good times!