May
31

fundamental decor: storage baskets

With all things Spring in the air, eye-catching storage baskets and pretty container boxes are on my mind. Spring organization requires solutions that are not only practical, but beautiful. And what better way to sort out life? My love affair with baskets started early. As a kid, I kept all my “treasures” in a plastic, pink […]

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May
28

outdoor awesomeness {and memorial weekend recap}

I love discovering new outdoor spaces. Pinterest is packed to the brim with amazing ideas, and it’s really hard to find one that’s my favorite (but maybe this one, or this one, or this one). How was your Memorial Day weekend? I can’t believe we had 3 whole days off – what a dream! I’m […]

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May
24

life lately via instagram

Life has been so good. Crazy, a little confusing, yet exciting and precious. Sometimes when things are uncertain, I have to remember to always be thankful. Thankful to have a job, thankful to have a place to live, thankful to have clean clothes to wear. Thankful for a cheap $5 happy hour with new blog-turned-real-life-friend […]

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May
24

DIY mason jar terrarium {and giveaway winner!}

I had a jar, some beach sand, some pebbles and a plant. Needless to say, what happened next was a no-brainer. But boy, was it fun Plus….the winner of the $20 Sneakpeeq gift card giveaway is Steph from Hearts and Laserbeams! Hooray!! Check your inbox for an email Happy happy weekend.

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May
22

adoring adobe

From the rolling seaside hills of Santa Barbara to the charming square of Old Town San Diego, adobe homes have been a historic and beautiful part of the State’s history. The first adobe style buildings were introduced by the Spanish and Mexican settlers using bricks made from a humble mixture of mud and straw. They were then shaped a by wooden mold and […]

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May
21

finding your summer style with west elm + valley & co.

Being a blogger in Southern California is such a treat. Now that the weather is getting warmer, there’s no shortage of exciting summer events to attend and it’s fun to see what new home products are around the corner! Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Summer Style workshop conducted by Aleah and […]

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May
17

the working and the out

Exercising blows, let’s face it. All those motivating Pinterest posters and Jillian Michaels mantras make me want to barf. Maybe if I pray hard enough, God will give me the desire to sweat and I’ll find myself grossed out whenever I come anywhere near a couch or a cheeseburger. But I don’t think that will happen anytime soon. Truth is, you’d […]

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May
16

laguna love

If you’ve followed Nook & Sea for any length of time (maybe…10 minutes), you know my love affair with Laguna Beach. Monday afternoon proved to be a beautiful day, and I couldn’t help but plop in my car after work and race up the street to snap a few photos. The neighborhood was bustling with people on their […]

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May
15

you’re invited: reclaiming your wardrobe event in costa mesa

I am not a fashion blogger. If you’re like me, you stay away from scary $40 price tags and blaze a hot trail to the clearance section, hoping you don’t kick a small child in the face along the way – only to find out later that you really suck at shopping because you bought the same gray shirt […]

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May
14

monday: things i love this day

sunshine / waking up next to the hubby / break-and-bake cookies / flowers from trader joe’s / a warm towel out of the dryer / the occasional good hair day / clean sheets / prayer / gummy bears / sweet tea / toes in the sand / funny dreams / long hugs / killer bargains / chai […]

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