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I got it from my (step) mama

My step daughter, Isabella recently celebrated her 10th birthday and blogger’s husband and I presented her with a few gift options for her special day. I was beyond delighted our little girl wanted to go shopping for new clothes! It was music to my accessorized ears!! I literally needed a moment to appreciate what I was hearing. As a bonus mom, I like to think Isabella benefits from having two female figures in her life and perhaps one day she will say, “I got it from my (step) mama!”

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Springtime in California is not what you think

Springtime in California is not what you think it is. Quite frankly, some of the coldest days I’ve ever experienced have been in “sunny” San Diego. Southern California’s May Gray and June Gloom are the weather phenomenon usually responsible for two months of seasonal depression. Now this particular surf trip to San Diego was bone-chillingly cold and wet. La Jolla’s dark skies shielded the sun like the best pair of sunglasses ever made (Thank you Tom Ford). And to add insult to injury, it was crazy windy….you know….the sharp, biting type of wind that makes your eyes water? Therefore, our attentions turned to shooting photographs and making the most of our stay instead. Thankfully, versatile wardrobe pieces and creativity saved the day for piecing together a few different looks.

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Much needed date night

Many of you who read my blog know I have become increasingly busy in an attempt to juggle the daily demands of blogging with my work and personal life. Although blogger’s husband and I go away together, our vacations shouldn’t be the only time we reconnect and allow the outside world to fall away. I admit to losing myself in the minutiae of my blog work, thereby leaving little time for those in my inner orbit. Therefore, making time for a much needed date night is what a girl needs as a reminder of what’s important.

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