Snippets of Life
Happy 2017!! Hope you all enjoyed your holiday! The break was much needed for us and I loved every minute spent with my family. Monroe made his entrance into the world on November 13th and
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Happy 2017!
Living
I know our lives are about to drastically change as we prepare for baby boy number two. Time really flies because, believe it or not, we have actually never had professional family photos
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A Santa Barbara Harbor Family Photo Session
Snippets of Life
I can't believe we're assembling baby gear, buying baby clothes and prepping for another little munchkin to join the family! I feel like it's been so long since we've done any of
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Gearing up for Baby #2 and a few questions for you!
Living
We rarely show glimpses of what goes on behind the scenes here at Sugar and Charm! So I thought it would be fun to team up with goodnessknows snack squares, to share some
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Behind the Scenes of a Sugar and Charm Photoshoot!
Snippets of Life
On Sunday we took a family trip to Underwood Family Farms for some good old-fashioned fruit picking! The goal was to pick peaches, but unfortunately they didn't have any! So now I'm
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Fruit Picking at Underwood Family Farms
Living
 We were excited to recently team up with goodnessknows snack squares to create a charming beach outing! We spend quite a few summer days at the beach because Romeo is a total beach
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A Charming Beach Outing!
Living
We're back for another Real Talk with Real Moms topic! And it's all about growing your family! This is obviously a topic that Zan and I have discussed this past year. If you saw
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Real Talk with Real Moms: Growing Your Family
Living
Zan, Romeo and I are very excited to welcome another baby to our family this November! If you follow me on Snapchat, I announced yesterday that I'm 21 weeks pregnant with another baby
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Another Baby on the Way!
Living
When Romeo was first born, I was given some of Janie & Jack's super soft cotton blankets and a few equally soft, adorable onesies! Since then, I've been hooked on their chic
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LA with Kids: Janie and Jack Summer Launch Party
Travel
\We just got back from our trip to the Mediterranean with Princess Cruises! 10 days, 4 countries and so many wonderful memories!! One of the countries we visited was France, and we luckily
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Charming Travels to Marseille and Cassis France
Living
I’m honored to join a very creative and inspiring group of hardworking mamas running their own businesses and raising adorable littles in a fun parenting series is called Real Talk with Real Moms.
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Real Talk with Real Moms: Co-Parenting
Living
For our latest LA with Kids, we were thrilled to visit a new Los Angeles restaurant called Au Fudge, that not only caters to adults, but kids too!! The concept is actually genius
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LA with Kids: Au Fudge
Travel
 It's Charming Travels London! London Town was calling, so we booked a last minute trip to do a little work, tour the city and visit family. I was a little nervous about the
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Charming Travels: London!
Living
 For our latest LA with Kids,  we hit LA's Olvera Street. Olvera Street is a really cool Mexican market and a big piece of history in downtown Los Angeles. The charming street market is
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LA with Kids: Olvera Street
Living
This week, we headed to downtown Los Angeles with JCPenney and Jerry O'Connell (who is extremely nice and so fun to hang with!), for a really commendable event called Get Your Penney's Worth!
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JCPenney’s Get Your Penney’s Worth Event
Travel
We couldn't resist our wanderlust this holiday, and took a magical trip to Stowe, Vermont for New Years! It was the winter wonderland I've always dreamt about and more, and the perfect way
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Charming Travels: Stowe Vermont
Travel
Oahu captured my heart... it was everything I picture Hawaii to be. Truth be told, we went to Maui earlier in the year and while I thought it was absolutely beautiful and
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Charming Travels: Oahu!
Travel
 When Williams-Sonoma and Fortessa ask you to hang out with them in Sonoma for a few days, you respond with a big huge YES! It was an honor to attend the event hosted
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Coming Home to Sonoma with Fortessa
Travel
I'm so excited to share my sister's wedding today!! Bethany and Andrew got married this past summer and it truly was one charming Astoria, Oregon wedding! They chose a location that only hosts
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A Charming Astoria Oregon Wedding
Living
About 45 minutes outside of Los Angeles, located in the high desert, are the Vasquez Rocks and Tataviam Indian sites. The rocks were formed millions of years ago
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LA with Kids Vasquez Rocks
Travel
Last week, I had the most incredible opportunity to visit Zürich, Switzerland with Zürich Tourism! I didn't have Zan on this trip with me (my talented photographer and director!!) and since I
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Charming Travels: Zürich Switzerland
Travel
This summer started off with a 12-hour road trip from Southern California to the very top of Northern Cali! My little family of 3 piled into the car and headed up to Crescent
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California Road Trip with Nature Box
Travel
We've shared a stunning video Madcitizen created for Princess and our adventures aboard the Ruby Princess and I'm excited to finally share our photos of our time in each charming city!
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Charming Travels: Alaska!
Travel
Before our trip to Alaska with Princess Cruises, I had never been on a cruise before and it was never on my list of things I had to do. I was
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Charming Travels: Aboard The Ruby Princess
Travel
A few weeks ago, for our latest Charming Travels, Zan and I had the pleasure of joining Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess on the most amazing cruise to Alaska!! I can’t even begin to tell
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Charming Travels: Alaska Video
Living
As parents, we're always scouting for kid-friendly, outdoor places to go where we can relax with a drink while Romeo runs around playing. We luckily found a place in Carpinteria called Padaro Beach Grill. It's
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LA with Kids: Padaro Beach Grill
Travel
Ojai, California has been a mini-travel destination for us over the past 7 years! Aside from having a history of
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Charming Travels: What to do in Ojai
Living
This past weekend we had a good amount of rain in LA, yay! We cherish a good rainy day around here so we headed out to explore and what better place than
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LA with Kids: Descanso Gardens
Travel
A few weeks ago Zan and I took a quick weekend trip to Chicago to visit my sister. I went to Chicago last year in the summer and fell in love with
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Charming Travels: Chicago
Travel
A few weeks ago, Zan and I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon (alone, which rarely happens) in Santa Monica. We decided to take advantage of our beautiful city and
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The Albright Santa Monica
Living
Happy Halloween! It's always a little extra fun when Halloween is on a Friday! Romeo has now dressed up as 3 things for Halloween... he was the most adorable raccoon at Jen's Halloween party,
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Happy Halloween!
Living
I'm excited to share another fun LA with Kids today! We took a day trip to Oak Glen, California which is a scenic little town an hour and a half outside of Los Angeles.
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LA with Kids: Apple Picking in Oak Glen
Travel
This past weekend we took a trip up the coast to an area we love so much, Napa Valley. We're pretty familiar with wine country since we visit our family there a
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Travel Diaries: Napa Valley
Living
Can you all believe itʼs September?! In honor of back-to-school we teamed up with Boden USA and took Romeo on a little educational “field-trip” to The Getty last week! Itʼs important to us
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Back-to-School with Boden and Mini Boden
Travel
 And now for Charleston part two... there were way too many pics for one post! As I'm writing this, I'm dreaming of the day we return with Romeo and family. While Zan and
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Travel Diaries Charleston: Part Two
Travel
Charleston, Oh Charleston... we completely fell in love with you! If Romeo was with us on our trip, we might have never left. The charming city lived up to all of its expectations
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Travel Diaries Charleston: Part One and A Video
Living
Troutdale is a full service fishing park located off Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. We've driven past it many times and I couldn't wait until Romeo was older to take him! It's a perfect
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LA with Kids: Troutdale Fishing
Entertaining
On Saturday we celebrated Romeo's 2nd birthday with his friends and family. I asked Romeo what he wanted at his party and he said "Balloons, BIG balloons, bubbles, balls, cake." Easy
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Romeo’s 2nd Birthday & Milk + Bookies
Charming Friday Links
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of you wonderful mamas!! Two years ago on May 13th, Mother's Day, I became a very proud mother to a healthy, beautiful baby boy. Every day I'm
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Charming Friday Links: Mother’s Day!
Living
This past weekend we paid a visit to one of our favorite farms just north of Los Angeles called Underwood Family Farms to go strawberry picking. Zan and I used to go before
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LA with Kids: Underwood Family Farms
Travel
Zan and I spent the day exploring colorful Venice, California. Itʼs an artsy town with an abundance of chic cafes, diverse shops and quirky architecture. From the historic manmade Canals to the lively
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A Day in Venice
Living
Even though Santa Barbara is a little over an hour away and not in LA, I couldn't resist sharing my favorite SoCal zoo on here. The Santa Barbara Zoo is totally worth
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LA With Kids: Santa Barbara Zoo
Living
Paradise Cove in Malibu has been a family favorite for years. It's been our go-to spot for taking visiting guests for the past decade and it was also the first place we
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LA with Kids: Paradise Cove Malibu
Travel
We spent the holidays on the East Coast this year and made our way into NYC several times to explore and enjoy a few date nights. The day we took Romeo, it was
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Snippet of our NYC Trip
Living
I thought it would be magical to cut down our very own Christmas tree this year. It seemed so adventurous and a little glamorous too, kind of like glamping. So this year I
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8 Reasons Why I Won’t Cut Down a Christmas Tree Ever Again…
Living
Ah, the spirit of the holidays is finally in the crisp air! We’ve proudly partnered with Campbell’s Homestyle Soup to celebrate the holidays and like most people, this is my favorite time of
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Home for the Holidays
Charming Friday Links
Thank God it's Friday. I'm starting to see tiny glimpses of what everyone calls the terrible 2's sneaking up on us and it's not pretty. Yesterday I was in H&M trying to buy
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Charming Friday Links
Charming Friday Links
Happy November 1st!! I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween. Romeo did pretty well his first time trick-or-treating, but there are definitely some skills we need to work on like him not
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Charming Friday Links
Snippets of Life
* This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!!! You ALL rock! Congrats to our winner, Liz Piccione-Volger!! I'm super excited about today's post for many, many reasons! First, we're
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$200 Giveaway to Babies“R”Us with Pampers!
Travel
Here is a little Charming Travels video from our trip to New Orleans. I can’t take credit for this because my husband is crazy talented and would shoot little things as we went
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Video: A Charming Trip to New Orleans
Travel
Last week Zan and I escaped to New Orleans for a few days. After hearing it has some of the best food, amazing jazz bars, baby alligators that you
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New Orleans Travel Diaries
Snippets of Life
Zan and I are spending a few days exploring New Orleans! We left the little man with my in-laws and we're having blast diving into the incredible and very rich NOLA food
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Cheers from New Orleans!
Living
Sometimes I feel like I don't share enough about the one person that brings me an immense amount of joy every single day. My passion is this site, creating and sharing simple ideas
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My Romeo
Snippets of Life
Hello charmers!  We're coming to the end of August... can you believe?! Although, I love cherishing the last month of summer, I'm always happy and excited to embrace September! It's when we begin
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A Little Snippet of August
Be Inspired
We're lucky to live fairly close to Santa Ynez wine country and we try to take full advantage of the gorgeous countryside and incredible  restaurants. My absolute favorite restaurant is Full of Life Flatbread in
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Full of Life Flatbread
Snippets of Life
Well my goodness, July flew right on by. Have you all noticed the Halloween and fall decor popping up in stores?! Of course it's a tad too soon, but I have to admit,
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A Little Snippet of July
Travel
Last week I had the opportunity to attend BlogHer 2013 with Turning Leaf Wine  in the gorgeous city of Chicago. It was my first time attending BlogHer and touring Chi-town so
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Chicago with Turning Leaf Wine
Living
Today I'm turning 28! I'm an 80's baby, 1985 to be exact. I graduated high school 10 years ago... silent pause. I was born in the wonderful era of big hair, neons and
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Looking back on 1985…
Snippets of Life
We took a mini road trip to my hometown, on the gorgeous coast in Northern Cali, to celebrate the 4th. We flew into Sacramento and then drove 7 hours to Crescent City. I
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Snippet of Life: Road Trip to Crescent City
Home
I thought I'd share a few before and after photos of what we've done so far with our new home. We still have a lot to do, but we've made a pretty good
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The Ranch House Renovation Pictures
Snippets of Life
What a month we had in May! Looking back it was kind of a whirlwind, but so many exciting things happened! Here's a little recap of the month... My little boy turned one! We
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A Charming May Recap
Home
Exciting news! We finally closed on a house after looking for years! We took the advice of many people and looked for the crappiest house in a nice area we've been eyeing for
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We Bought a House!
Snippets of Life
My baby boy is one today! This past weekend, we were in San Francisco with my family for my sister Jessie's graduation from law school, congrats Jessquire!! Since we were traveling, we held
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Happy 1st Birthday Romeo
Snippets of Life
We took a last minute trip to Big Bear this past weekend to get some fresh, mountain air. It was very much needed and we were so lucky to have the most beautiful
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A weekend trip to Big Bear
Snippets of Life
Romeo's favorite book right now is Dear Zoo. He's obsessed with the animals and pulling back the flaps to see what's behind. He loves zoo animals so we thought it would be a cute
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I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet…
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My little boy is 10 and a half months! He is my active, sweet boy who is into everything and making cute little messes all over the house. He's talking and saying about
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10 month transformation of romeo
Travel
Paid a little visit to Miette... I'll have a full post on this next week : )   Breakfast of champs... Our adventure continued in San Francisco with a visit to Plow for brunch, which was
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San Francisco Part Two
Travel
We left our hearts in San Francisco and I fell even more in love with the stunning city. We had the most beautiful weather on Saturday and Sunday. We even went to
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San Francisco Part One
Snippets of Life
"love conquers all" - Virgil   Romeo would like to wish you a happy Valentine's Day! We love all of you wonderful Sugar and Charm readers! Happy, happy luv day : )   P.S. That fauxhawk is
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luv you…
Travel
Read below for the best, quick Santa Ynez Wine Country guide!! Ah Santa Ynez Wine Country, we love you! Our weekend started off a little rocky after my mother-in-law, Romeo and I were
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Snippet of Life: Santa Ynez Wine Country Guide
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The local seafood on the island is conch, lobster and grouper. I took full advantage of ordering the delicious lobster for much cheaper than you can buy them in the US! We ate
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Snippet of Life: Turks and Caicos Part Two!
Travel
We spent Christmas in Turks and Caicos. I tried to bring a little holiday tradition to our
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Snippets of Life: Turks and Caicos
Entertaining
Whoo hooo! Happy 2013! I had the best night hosting a little New Year's party with our close friend Todd. We served mini apple martinis, wine and champagne. Todd cooked the most amazing
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happy new year!
Snippets of Life
Merry Christmas!! Romeo had a good time opening his very first stocking... he got a mini starfish shovel for our trip to Turks and Caicos. I'm going to have so much fun filling
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a charming christmas to all
Snippets of Life
If you need a last minute personalized gift... here's a great idea!   
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yolk case creations – personalized phone cases
Holidays
Is this what it looks like when your family gets together to capture a photo for a Christmas card? We took Romeo to the Christmas tree farm to snap a photo of him
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Behind the Scenes of a Christmas Card Photo Shoot
Snippets of Life
I am beyond grateful for those two boys above. They are the reason I strive to be a better person everyday. I feel so fortunate to have my little Romeo... he is quite
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Grateful
Snippets of Life
Romeo is officially 6th months as of yesterday! We've been taking his photo on the 13th of every month and it's amazing to see how much he's grown, incredible! I'm going to use
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the six month transformation of romeo
Snippets of Life
Bethany's Brilliant 30th Birthday was a blast. I threw in the "brilliant" because she graduated with her Ph.D this past spring, thus she's somewhat brilliant ; ) We celebrated at the Ace Hotel
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bethany’s brilliant 30th
Holidays
Our second annual Halloween bash was a lot of fun! Toluca Lake didn't disappoint... there were literally thousands of kids! I made Romeo's chicken costume out of feather boas, hot glue and a
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second annual halloween bash
Snippets of Life
My little Romeo is growing up too fast. I cherish the nights when he lays on me sound asleep... it's the best feeling in the world and I take a moment to look
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mommy and romeo
Travel
Last week Zan and I took a weekend trip sans the sweet baby boy : ) We both needed a little time together without having our attention diverted every few minutes! We missed
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Charming Travels to La Jolla
Snippets of Life
I'm getting excited to experience a new season with Romeo. So far he's lived in onesies since the day we brought him home, due to the unreal hot summer we've had. The weather
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romeo’s fall picks
Snippets of Life
Romeo had his first taste of food this past weekend! I made him pureed carrots with my Baby Bullet (yes, that's me in the infomercial, don't ask!) and so far I think he likes his
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romeo’s first taste of food
Snippets of Life
Romeo and I went to Ohio to visit our family. I grew up going to Ohio every summer to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins and I have wonderful memories of my childhood
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snippets from ohio
Travel
In a few pics to the right are the yummy treat I mentioned yesterday. It's called a Dirt Bomb muffin and people flock to the Cottage Bakery to taste it, then go home
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Cape Cod Day Two
Travel
Okay I'm going to continue with our East Coast trip pics. Sorry if it gets old, but I have family members that read this blog too
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cape cod day one
Travel
We're back from our East Coast trip to New York, New Jersey and Cape Cod. We had an amazing time and we're already missing it. We stayed with Zan's parents in the charming
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our charming east coast trip
Snippets of Life
We're off to Cape Cod for a few days. I won't be blogging until we get back, BUT I finally did it... after a year of holding off because I already have a
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okay I did it… finally
Snippets of Life
On Saturday, Romeo decided to take a flight to NYC, drive over the bridge and surprise his grammy with some chocolates for her 60th birthday! Since no one knew we were coming, we
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A 60th Birthday Surprise
Snippets of Life
What a busy weekend! We got back late last night after being on the road for 12 hours! A few of those hours were for selfish reasons as we had to make pit
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snippet of life: food, family and wine
Snippets of Life
Romeo turned three months yesterday! I can't believe how big that old man is getting. During shooting, he fell over in slow motion and stayed there until we picked him up! We're taking pictures
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romeo turns three months
Living
Today is my 27th birthday... I'm 27... 27!!! Where has the time gone? I've been celebrating birthdays all weekend long. Zan watched Romeo on Friday night while I went out with my girlfriends
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snippets of my 27th birthday
Snippets of Life
Let me share what's been going on in the Passante house this past week... Sweet baby Romeo has decided to give us some fussy days. Actually we've had a lot of these days
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last few days in the passante house…
Snippets of Life
Happy Friday! Tomorrow I'm taking a Le Cordon Bleu cookie and confections class! I've been waiting for this for months so I'm very excited! I'll share some tips and techniques I learn with
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on to baby
Snippets of Life
On Sunday we took a day trip to Santa Barbara. Zan and I are famous amongst our friends for our day trips. Before Romeo was born we would drive somewhere every weekend to
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day trippin’ to santa barbara
Snippets of Life
Last week a few snippets of Romeo's room were featured on Apartment Therapy. I wanted to post a few more here and explain the creepy deer, haha!! I happen to LOVE the deer decals!
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romeo’s room on apartment therapy
Snippets of Life
We had a great 4th this year celebrating with friends and a pool party. Romeo slept through most of it, which gave Zan and I a nice little break to enjoy the weather,
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snippets from the 4th
Snippets of Life
These photos were taken when Romeo was two weeks old. Looking at them convey so many sweet memories of those first few weeks with him. All of the exciting and overwhelming joys of
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Photos I Will Always Cherish
Snippets of Life
Happy Father's day to all of you hardworking daddies out there. Happy Father's Day to my dad who is the most genuinely giving and smartest man on earth! He will do anything for
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happy daddy’s day
Living
Here are a few snippets of life the past few weeks... Of course these are the good snippets, not the ones of me in my pj's until 11am or me trying to rock
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a little snippet of life
Snippets of Life
Romeo has brought Zan and I so much joy and filled our hearts with the most amazing love. It's been a surreal experience with tears of excitement but also exhaustion. The first week
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the first week with my baby elephant
Snippets of Life
Five days after Romeo was born, I was so ready to get out of the house and into the sun. I don't think anyone can prepare you for what it's like to bring
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romeo’s first beach day
Snippets of Life
My little prince is here! He was born on Sunday and was the best Mother's Day gift I could ever imagine. Zan and I are madly in love with him! His birth was
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little prince
Snippets of Life
Since we are in the stage of "waiting for baby" we decided to stick close to home this weekend. We started Saturday morning off going to the Trails in Griffith Park. It's a little outdoor
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waiting for baby
Snippets of Life
Being pregnant has been a wonderful experience for me and Zan. The first 12 weeks were the hardest because I was completely exhausted and I wondered why people loved being pregnant! It wasn't
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the final weeks
Snippets of Life
My Au Chocolat themed baby shower was last Saturday! My sisters and two best friends pitched in to host the shower and they did such an amazing job! They worked so hard putting
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Snippet of Life: Au Chocolat Baby Shower
Snippets of Life
I had to post this because it gave me and Zan some reeeeally good laughs, actually I laughed so hard I thought it might send me into labor! I keep asking the little
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what will baby P look like
Snippets of Life
I am 32 weeks pregnant today! The 8 week countdown has begun and time is flying by. We're getting so anxious to meet our little man, to see what he looks like and
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baby bump 32 weeks
Travel
Zan and I went "glamping" this weekend... Yes, camping, but "glamorous" camping, it's glamping! ; ) We went up to El Capitan Canyon to celebrate Zan's birthday weekend. The campground is located across from the
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Snippet of Life: Glamping for Zan’s Birthday
Snippets of Life
We took a quick trip up to San Francisco this past weekend to take my mom out to dinner for her 60th birthday. Zan made reservations at Wayfare Tavern, Tyler Florence's restaurant, and it
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Snippet of Life: Quick Trip to San Francisco
Living
Happy Valentine's Day to the man who makes me smile everyday... You're truly the best Zan and I can't imagine life without you. Thank you for being my Valentine for the past nine
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snippet of life: happy valentine’s day
Living
We hit a new stage in my pregnancy... it's called "throw a party in my mom's belly while she sleeps" stage. As soon as I lay down to rest (and I'm sure this
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snippet of life: I’ve got a kicker
Living
20 traits I  wish for my baby boy... Honorable, Benevolent, Trusting, Faithful, Humble, Humorous, Respectful, Well-Mannered, Ambitious, Appreciative, Wise, Confident, Explorer, Kind, Accepting, Genuine, Merry, Creative, Gracious and Charming. I have a lot of work
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baby bump and traits for baby boy
Snippets of Life
Zan's been working a lot lately, so this past weekend we wanted to chill out in a few of our favorite places... Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. We ate at a local deli in SB
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snippet of life: a relaxing day in santa ynez
Living
Merry Christmas! This is the holiday card we sent out to our friends and family via Paperless Post.  I'm hoping to fit in one more cookie recipe with you all tomorrow before Christmas is
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2011 Holiday Card
Living
Dear Baby Boy, We were both shocked when the doctor pointed out to us that we are expecting a boy! Your dad was especially taken back because I had it in my mind that
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snippet of life: a letter to my baby
Living
I was going to put some photos of Thanksgiving Day up, but I realized I don't have that many! We were so busy working away that we didn't snap away! I do have
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Snippet of Life: Snow Day
Living
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We had a weekend full of celebration and milestones! My family rented a cabin in Tahoe, so Zan and I did a little (eight
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Snippet of Life: Tahoe Road Trip from My iphone
Living
Today is my and Zan's anniversary! Three years ago (feels like yesterday!) we got married on the beach in Malibu in an intimate ceremony of fifty friends and family members. It was truly everything I
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snippet of life: three year anniversary
Living
Yep, the title says it all... Zan and I expecting a little baby spring 2012! We're thrilled and still can't believe we're going to have a little one hanging with us for the
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Snippet of Life: Oh Baby
Living
I have never seen so many tricker-or-treaters in my Halloween life! We threw a small get-together at a friend's house in Toluca Lake. I've always heard it gets crazy there, but once I
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snippet of life: halloween 2011
Snippets of Life
I had the most incredible opportunity (thanks to my husband : )) to take a pie making class from Kate McDermott herself! I have to say, this was an amazing experience and I feel like
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the art of pie
Living
Hi Charmers! I hope you all had a great weekend. Thank you so much for entering the Wine Country Giveaway! If you haven't, you still have today and tomorrow, so hurry! Zan and I
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snippet of life: fall festival
Travel
I took a small break from the blogosphere while my in-laws were in town visiting. We decided last minute to drive up north to one of my favorite little towns, Paso Robles. We
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snippet of life: weekend in paso
Snippets of Life
Here are a few photos I've taken on my iPhone in the past few weeks! Maybe they'll inspire you to drink a milkshake, haha! There is a company called Printstagram that will print tiny picture
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snippet of life: iphone pics
Travel
Costa Rica was one of the best traveling experiences for me and Zanny. We first stayed in Montezuma, which is a hip little beach town on the Nicoya Peninsula. We did most
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Snippet of Life: Costa Rica Part Two
Travel
Wow, Costa Rica is more than I expected it to be! Full of adventure, wonderful people, amazing wildlife, nature and good food and drinks. Honestly, we've had so many amazing experiences (500
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Snippet of Life: Costa Rica Part One
Snippets of Life
I had a wonderful birthday weekend visiting my family! We celebrated just the way I like it with delicious food, shopping, the movie Bridesmaids (ha-larious!), cakes (yes plural) and today we're going to the craziest amusement
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snippet of life: from my iphone
Snippets of Life
I wanted to share a few photos from our weekend ;) Since we won't be together this weekend or the weekend after, we decided to make this a very special one. On Friday
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snippet of life: mini-recap of our weekend
Snippets of Life
This past weekend Zan and I did not avoid Carmageddon, we actually did the opposite and drove to Ojai for a picnic! The roads were amazingly clear and it was the best
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Snippet of Life: Summer Picnic
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Sonoma knows how to throw one big 4th of July bash... and they have llamas in their parade, how funny is that?! I got to spend the weekend with my cousin, who I've grown up
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snippet of life: 4th of july!
Snippets of Life
Zan and I took a trip to the strawberry farm last weekend and picked fresh berries to make a strawberry pie with. I cherish being close to a farm where we can pick
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snippet of life: picking strawberries at the farm
Travel
Yup, that's right... we went to a drive-in and it was awesome! Okay, the sound was a little staticky and it was in the middle of an industrial parking lot, but hey I'm
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snippet of life: meet me at the drive-in
Snippets of Life
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend... Summer is officially here! Bring on the nice weather and margaritas! I'm looking forward to the upcoming weddings and summer adventures we
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snippet of life: iphone inspiration photos
Travel
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and Easter! On Saturday Zan and I headed to the Renaissance Fair to check out the shows, food and "renaissance people" walking around. It was actually
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snippet of life: renaissance fair
Travel
Zan and I had an excellent weekend! A little antique shopping (I picked up a yellow cake stand and a really old sugar sack!), hanging with friends and a nice visit to one
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snippet of life: full of life flatbread!
Snippets of Life
One of my favorite photographers Jose Villa, who I blog about often, just published his firstbook! Zan and I went to his release party last night and had such a wonderful time! Beautiful photography, cupcakes, an
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snippet of life: book release party
Snippets of Life
It was Zan's birthday on Sunday and we celebrated all weekend long! On Saturday we decided to explore an area we both haven't seen, Joshua Tree National Park. We hiked and drove through
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snippet of life: it’s a birthday
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div> One of the best parts about living in Los Angeles is getting to leave Los Angeles... on day trips! So this past weekend we took my friend, who's visiting, to wine country in
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snippet of life: a day in wine country
Living
While in New York, I had the exciting opportunity to meet with gracious and talented Alanna Stang, the executive editor of Martha Stewart Living. I was able to tour the space where the
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Lunch with Alanna Stang at Martha Stewart Living
Entertaining
Sorry I've been a little laggin' on the bloggin'! I've been on the East Coast visiting with family and planning a 60th birthday party for my father-in-law! We had delicious food catered and
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60th birthday party
Travel
Zanny and I went up to Ojai for a some good'ole R&R. We often drive to this little restaurant, Boccali's,  to enjoy the fresh air and the wonderful weather. It's nestled in orange
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snippet of life: beautiful saturday in Ojai
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I have to say that I truly believe I grew up in one of the most gorgeous towns in our country. Actually, Crescent City was rated by Forbes as one of America's Prettiest Small
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Snippet of Life: Home Sweet Home
Living
Zan and I had the best time chillin' in Palm Springs at one of my favorite hotels, the Ace. When we got there, Joe at the Ace was kind enough to bump us up
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snippet of life: a sweet two-year anniversary!
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I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! Zan and I are laying low tonight, handing out candy with our best friends and their angel babies ; ) We had a late-night (early
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snippet of life: happy halloween!
Snippets of Life
Every year I host a Halloween and pumpkin carving night for Zan and me, haha! We head to the pumpkin patch to pick out the "best" looking pumpkin, cook a fall meal and
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Snippet of Life: Night of Pumpkin Carving
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 Happy Friday to all and Happy 25th Birthday to mi vida, mi Eden!! Some of you know me as the hubby that helps Eden on some of her perilous adventures in events and
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Snippet of Life: Happy Birthday Eden! A Quarter Decade of Pure Sweetness – A Guest Post by Zan

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