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Happy Easter!

I hope you are having a happy time with family or friends. Apart from the massive sugar rush, I love this time of year. To be able to eat a meal with people I love, and watch little ones getting…

Wrap it!

Los Angeles is having a real winter this year! Not compared with the plummeting temperatures and snow blanketing a lot of the country, but we're wearing coats and boots! Inspired by the cozy, wintery weather, I'm wrapping my Christmas gifts…

Happy Thanksgiving

I have so much to be thankful for that I got a bit overwhelmed this Thanksgiving. We started our day in the usual way. Curled up in front of the fire watching the Macy's Parade on TV. My youngest decided…

Happy Australia Day!

January 26th is the official national day of Australia and marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales (otherwise known as Sydney Harbor). It's the Aussie's version of 4th of July even though we still haven't been granted our…

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a safe, happy, fun transition into 2015. Have you been thinking about your resolutions? I was a little disturbed when I realized mine were the same as last year's (give more of myself to 'Trace' and…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Cards have been sent, the house decorated with beloved old ornaments, fresh flowers, and new DIY ideas. The last of the presents have been wrapped and placed under the tree. It was a beautiful day,…

my 18 favorite christmas cookies, candies, & pies – links

(source: Williams-Sonoma) Christmas cookies are a brilliant tradition (not one we have in Australia because it's summer at this time of year). I love the pretty, intricate ones. I know I would never have the patience, the tools, or the…

my 8 favorite thanksgiving table ideas – links

Wine, grey & white (source: livelaughdecorate.com)    Giving thanks chalk board (source: momadvice.com) Metallic and chocolate brown (source: evolutionofstyleblog.blogspot.com) Modern Fall centerpiece (source: cocktailsdetails.com) Suspended branch over Thanksgiving table (source: bloglovin.com) Modern eclectic (source: lexwhatwear.com) Fall centerpiece (source: pinterest) Kraft paper…