Holidays
In all honesty, when Zan asks me what I want for my birthday or for Christmas each year, I always, without hesitation, tell him I want an experience. So, when StubHub reached out
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A Charming Way to Gift Tickets with StubHub
Living
Although my days can be incredibly hectic with work and raising two sweet boys, I try to find joy in the small details. My absolute favorite thing to do every day is to
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Joy Is In The Details with Cath Kidston
Living
Zan and I often get stuck in a rut when it comes to daily life and dates. We’ll go to the same restaurants or do familiar activities when we have an evening to
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10 Charming Fall Date Ideas
Home
I’m so excited that I found the best baby crib sheets ever. I first heard about Parachute baby linens from A Cup of Jo and a few of my friends who were using
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The Best Baby Crib Sheets
Travel
Zan and I traveled to Scandinavia with Princess Cruises a few months ago. We were so super excited for this cruise since there were some amazing stops in countries and cities we’ve always
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Charming Travels with Princess Cruises to Scandinavia
Living
It’s been awhile since I’ve written about a topic for our Real Moms Group (see growing a family and co-parenting), but I thought this topic was interesting! We’re talking about Adult Time vs. Family
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Real Talk with Real Moms: Adult Time vs. Family Time
Living
I have a deep admiration for Nordstrom because it was my very first job in Los Angeles. I was 18 and applied at Nordstrom at The Grove, totally not even dressed professionally! I got
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Charming Picks: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Living
We’re in month 6 with Monroe and I’m ecstatic because I adore this stage! The smiles, belly laughs and abundance of coos and goos is just too cute! I also love that he’s sleeping
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15 of the Best Baby Products
Living
For our most recent LA with Kids, we visited the one-of-a-kind, Museum of Ice Cream! The Museum of Ice Cream made its way to LA after a very successful pop-up in New York and
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LA with Kids: The Museum of Ice Cream
Entertaining
We’ve been using La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals for many years. They are the preeminent linen design house and their stunning linens have played an integral part in the design of our favorite
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How to Care for Table Linens
Living
A few months ago we traveled to Marseille, France. We were there for the day, exploring the city on one of our stops with Princess Cruises! You can see more of our
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The Tradition of Making Savon de Marseille Soap
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
DIY
Since fall is here and it’s apple picking season, we thought it would be fun to make some DIY green apple bath bombs to enjoy while soaking in a warm bath!! The green
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DIY Green Apple Bath Bombs
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!
Home
That's right, we've joined the wallpaper bandwagon! Yippee for wallpaper! We gathered 33 gorgeous wallpaper designs that will add a little charm and color to your home! Goodbye all white walls!! I'm
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33 Gorgeous Wallpaper Designs
Travel
 Before you hit the surf and sand this summer, check out these 11 chic beach essentials to help make your beach trip smoother and a little more charming! For us, we practically live
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Don’t Forget these 11 Chic Beach Essentials!
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
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
Home
cWe bought our house just a few months ago and although we have a good amount of outdoor space, there are only a few areas to create a charming lounge area. I’ve always
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10 Must-have Items for Creating a Hammock Oasis
Entertaining
Is there a baby boom happening right now?! I feel like I know SO many people who are expecting this year. Both my sister and my sweet friend are just a few
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Charming Baby Gift Ideas!
Living
If there is one essential oil I use the most, it's lemon essential oil!! Everyone should keep a bottle of it around! There are SO many uses for it, from relieving stress
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11 ways to use Lemon Essential Oil
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
Living
It's no surprise that I'm a huge Williams-Sonoma fan! I can just lose track of time shopping in-store or online. And I'll drive hours just to go to the Williams-Sonoma outlet! Although I
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Williams-Sonoma Must-haves
Living
Happy New Year!! We’re starting the year out with a clean sweep! Over the past 6 months, I’ve been cleaning out every nook and cranny in my home and donating items to
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GLAD 31 IN 31 CHALLENGE
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
Entertaining
We adore these genius, hand-crafted parties in a box! Anything that makes entertaining easier, and even more charming, is always on our list! Seedling has created the perfect, themed party boxes that are
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Pirate Party in a Box!
Home
Every day, we spend an average of 7 hours sleeping, but so many of us underestimate the power of what a truly goodnight sleep can do for our health! Zan and I have
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Shopping For the Right Mattress
Living
We absolutely love our cast iron skillet and use it throughout the year! We make cakes, steaks, frittatas... you name it! When you first buy one, it needs to be properly seasoned! So
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How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet
DIY
For any of you who have children, you know it’s imperative to have last minute summer activities on hand! We happily teamed up with Munchkin to share 3 of our favorite outdoor activities
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3 DIY Outdoor Activities for Kids with Munchkin!
Living
Is there anything better than finding an amazing product that is totally affordable and can be purchased at your local drugstore?! If I ever read or hear about the perfect lip gloss or
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10 Best Drugstore Beauty Products
Living
Just like making coffee, there is an art to brewing the perfect cup of tea. Each variety requires a different time in which you leave the tea steeping in hot water. I learned
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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea
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
Be Inspired
Ahhh, the wonderful, beautiful and extremely versatile coconut. Seriously, can we love you anymore? From coconut milk, to flour to oil... it's all so good, packed with nutrients, natural and a daily staple in
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Charming Friday Links: Coconuts forever!
Entertaining
Tulips are spring's most coveted flower. Unlike other flowers, tulips continue to grow after being cut! They come in the most beautiful colors and look gorgeous alone in bud vases or even in
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How to Care for Cut Tulips
Living
A smooth, relaxing morning is imperative since it can really set the tone for the day! Hectic mornings always seem to flow into crazy days. Being a working mom, I’ve finally figured
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10 Ways to Brighten your Morning
Eats & Drinks
Today Mariah, Kaelin and Jody are sharing 3 incredibly delicious sauces made by fermenting! Take it away Mariah and thank you Living Nutrition for sharing your wonderful knowledge and recipes! I recently spent the
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3 Recipes for Fermenting Sauces
Living
Chinatown is located in a neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles and it's a stretch of shops, restaurants, art galleries and incredibly beautiful buildings. For this LA with Kids, we took Romeo for
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LA with Kids: Chinatown
Living
We're super excited to have Seattle-based food photographer Steve Hansen sharing his 10 food photography tips for the home cook! We're big fans of his splash and crash series as well as his styling
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10 Food Photography Tips for the Home Cook
Home
We fell in love with the charm of this tiny house. The idea of living a mortgage-free (or very low mortgage) lifestyle on wheels is pretty relieving and for some it's the
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A Charming Tiny House
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
Living
I'm constantly trying to find a work/life balance. The past few months I felt like I've had no organization, with loads of work and a family to tend to. I know some things suffered
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Staying Personally & Professionally Organized
Living
Today I'm excited to have Kurt Boomer sharing his tips on shooting with film for those of you interested in it! Kurt and I met many years ago  when we worked on
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10 Tips for Shooting with Film
Holidays
We’re big fans of Munchkin in our household. From sippy cups and snack catchers to bath toys and training items, we use it all! I was so thrilled recently to have the
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A Fun Winter Toddler Table with Munchkin
Holidays
I feel like most things kids do or play with are somewhat educational as they're always learning with new activities and games. But this year instead of compiling a list of toys that are the
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Educational Gift Guide for Kids
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
Eats & Drinks
For all of you that have little ones at home (or for the kids at heart), this post is for you! We're sharing 5 fun and easy treat ideas for kids we
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5 Fun and Easy Treats for Kids
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
Living
I’m actually a very low maintenance hair gal. To my husband’s delight, I only get it colored at a salon a few times a year, when I see my talented cousin Jenna, who
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Party Ready with L’Oréal Paris Preference Mousse Absolue
Living
While strolling the charming streets of Charleston, I met the author of the alluring book, The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits. I'm a sucker for entertaining and etiquette books, so I purchased it and
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Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
Home
Do you ever consider the meaning of colors when decorating or dressing? I think it's so interesting how every color has a meaning, symbolizes something and can affect your mood. Gray can
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The Meaning of Color Chart
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
Living
When Zan and I visited Costa Rica a few years ago, we stayed in the Nicoya Peninsula region which is considered one of the 5 demographic Blue Zones. A Blue Zone is an
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15 Ways to Live Like a Centenarian
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
DIY
We're a few days into the beginning of spring so I thought I'd bring a little of my Home Ec degree to Sugar and Charm today with a recipe for my favorite cleaning
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Recipe for a Sweet Orange Lavender Scrub
DIY
I always love the way my hair feels after a day spent at the beach. It has a rough texture from the salt water and always holds the most perfect messy
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DIY Beach Spray
Living
Technically the first official day of spring is March 20th, but every year when we set our clocks forward it seems the longer days and warmer weather can't wait around for the 20th
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Spring Cleaning Products
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
Living
I should start off by writing that this is not a sponsored post! Just letting you all in on a beauty secret... the Boscia Bright White Mask! Have any of you tried it?
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My Pre-Party Mask
Living
I'm starting a new series called LA with Kids. I'm excited about this because Romeo is at the age where we're starting to explore our city more with him. These outings are usually fun sans
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LA with Kids: Malibu Cafe
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
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
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…
Holidays
Pinch me, I'm pinning for Martha! I'm honored and extremely thrilled that I'll be guest pinning for Martha Stewart Living this next month. As if that isn't enough, this write up about Sugar and Charm
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guest pinning for martha stewart living
Living
This post is sponsored by Method, all opinions are my own... I admit it, right now all of my cleaning products are piled under the sink, with no organization whatsoever! So I'm cleaning out my cleaning
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Cleaning Kit for the Hostess
Living
I was sitting in the sauna at Burke Williams and these were my thoughts... when I was pregnant with Romeo, it was imperative to me that I took care of myself and my
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Tips for Living a Positive Life
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
Eats & Drinks
I stumbled upon this genius "frost by numbers" chart from the Food Network and had to share! You can make all of those beautiful icing colors with just a basic box of food
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frost by numbers
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
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
Living
I registered at Diapers.com for Romeo and I was so impressed with the company! They have the best customer service, free 1-2 day shipping on all registry items and an amazing selection. The
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baby registry picks
Living
I've received a few emails about my must-have, best pregnancy products that have gotten me through these last 8 months plus! With only a few weeks left (eeek!!), I thought I'd share some
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my favorite pregnancy products and activities
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
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
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
Entertaining
I was so excited to receive my issue of the New Zealand parenting magazine, Littlies, this weekend because my Monster Bash party (that I created for One Charming Party) was featured in it! This
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monster bash featured in littlies magazine
Living
I'm head-over-heels for this online printing boutique called Pinhole Press! You can customize photo albums/books for birthdays, births, weddings or vacations! You can also create personalized photo notepads, journals (perfect gift for tweens :)),
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pinhole press
Living
I wanted to share these photos by a famous photographer named Elliott Erwitt. He started taking photos in the 1950's and is known for his black and white documentary-style photographs. He was capturing the
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family life
Living
I came across this idea on Torie Jayne's blog and I think it's about time I reorganize my baking cupboard. My cupcake wrappers have always been a pain to organize, so I adore this idea
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organizing your baking cupboard
Living
Since I do a fair amount of baking, I thought I would share a few of my most used and must have tools. These are tools that I seem to use often and
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s&c’s favorite baking tools
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
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!
Living
I've kind of been lagging on the blogging this week! Too much to do around this place: Crafting, organizing, cleaning, assisting my hubby on set and shopping with Christine (which included a trip
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hospitality at its strangest
Living
it would look like this! I think this is the most charming candy store I have ever seen and I want to go! I'm a candy store FREAK and when I'm traveling, I
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If I Owned a Candy Store…

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