How The Universe Talks To You

   Grammie collected Hummel figurines. She had so many beautiful cases filled to the brim. At Thanksgiving, cialis my mom took me aside. She wanted me to see something. Grammie had made a special request. She had hand selected a figurine. A figurine she wanted me to have.    I cried – she always believed […]

Mini Photo Session II; Orange Circle

We just spent the afternoon decorating the house with holiday cheer.  Our Tiny Prints holiday cards have arrived and the addressing will begin tonight over a glass of wine.  I’m trying to stay ahead of the holiday hoopla.  I say that each year.   Baking cookies is next on the list.  I have been considering posting  a […]

Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Lemon Recipe

Need a new Thanksgiving Side Dish?  Here is a show stopper, a Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Lemon Recipe.   DH, who does not care for Brussels Sprouts and grumbled at the thought of this side dish,  was coming back for more.  I think I even heard him talking about it the next day.  It’s all […]

Picture Day Project 365; October 12th – November 20th {Days 285 to 325}

  Gratuitous Pumpkin Shot Day 285 – October 12, 2011 Warm Fur Baby Day 286 – October 13, 2011 Irvine Park, California Day 287 – October 14, 2011 Liquid Amber Day 288 – October 15, 2011 First Fire Day 289 – October 16, 2011 Scallops; Seared, with a Coconut Scented Potato Puree, Caramelized Pineapple, Shitake Mushrooms and a Balsamic Reduction […]

Mini Session: Orange Circle

Hello friends! ‘Tis the season – again and already. I’ve been busy with my camera as of late; Blogcrush in Los Angeles, Tamarind opening in Newport Coast, Soccer-Soccer-Soccer, BlogCrush + OC Press Club becoming BFF’s forever and beloved Mini Sessions.  See why I have been absent as of late. Back to the Mini Sessions, I love this time of year.   Spending time […]

Selecting a Holiday Card

Do you send out holiday cards?  I hope you so.  I really do. After recovering from a late November Turkey Coma, cards arriving from far and wide have me racing against my little people to see what has been delivered to the mail box.  There is something magical about receiving cards during the holiday season.  Each […]

Le Pain Quotidien – I Love You

A Belgian bakery, café Le Pain Quotidien is a new favorite at Fashion Island.  It opened the last month to rave reviews.  It’s super easy to find. Park outside Forever 21, head to the escalator and the restaurant is at the top.   You can smell the bakery in the air when you round the corner.   […]

Vineyard Vines’ Opens in Newport Beach {Shop Talk}

Last weeks OC Family Post. Vineyard Vines’ has opened a brand new store in Fashion Island, site Newport Beach.  They recently received a first class California Whalecome,  a whale is their logo, at their lively store opening party. Shep and Ian, the founders, were on hand to celebrate with many Orange County shoppers.  They have a […]

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Favorite Picks

  Are you looking to update your wardrobe for fall?  The Half-Yearly Nordstrom Sale started yesterday, November 2nd.  Here are a few favorites that will last forever (and they are on sale!). Click on the Pink Links to take you straight to the item online at Nordstrom. White + Warren Scoop Neck Tee Was: $68.00 […]