adorable kitty moment.

When I walk in on this adorable sight of kitty love, my heart can't help but swell with happiness. I love my babies. And how they never cease to make me laugh 
and oh so proud of the little family we've all become. {This is what happens when you hold off on the babies}. I accidentally left my towel on the bathroom counter and when I came back they managed to pull it into the sink and make a little bed to cuddle in. Genius! Survival of the fittest I tell ya... {i kid, i kid}. I guess the point of this post was to share this adorable photo and share how much love I have for these kitties of ours. Despite the messy inconvenience of sharing our bathroom with their litter box, these moments make up for it.

pssst, check out Kimiko's {the kitty on the far right) eyebrow lines. so cute.


ventura county fair :: part II.

ahh, well finally here is the rest of our ventura county fair day in photos. to view part one go here. i just love sister bonding time.

{domo!!!//sisters//great heights}
(our cousin nick with his cute pig//lots of attractions//guinea pig with a fancy hairdo}

        {sister getting jesus stickers from the cute ole' lady}

{sugar rush}

{i wanted to bring this beautiful baby home}

{stripes everywhere}

{ryan & i went on this during our first dating years}

{we almost bought tickets to go. weshouldhave}

{sister dates}


fall playlist.

Photobucket{Bowerbirds//Grampall Jookabox//Radical Face}
{Foster The People//Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros//Dark Was The Night: Curated by the Dessner brothers, the album is a mixture of unreleased originals and well-crafted covers from indie luminaries}
{Ben Folds//Pixies//Passion Pit}
{Imogen Heap//jónsi//Feist}Photobucket
{rain//Mike Snow//Muse}
{The Xx//Rock Kills Kid//Dead Man's Bones: ryan gosling is a favorite of mine}

These are a huge compilation of tunes that I will be cheerfully listening to for the next month or so. Fall is my favorite season, and just something about the fellow artists mentioned  above, seem to illuminate the happy, mystical mood I'm in. 

Do you have any music fall favorites?? Please share! My list can never be too long...


picnic by the lake.

Spring salad//fresh strawberries//cool crisp apple cider//sweet husband//lovely duckling companions//pine trees//scenic lake view

These are the little moments that I savor from our time living up north together. We lived about 5 minutes from this lake and often made day visits there to just picnic or feed the friendly {sometimes aggressive) ducklings. I'm even more excited to continue these little family traditions Ryan and I have created as a couple {and best friendsss).

So, if you find even the slightest empty hours this weekend, do yourself a favor and go on a picnic with the loved ones in your life. Nothing like fresh air and the sunny outdoors to soothe a soul.

Have a lovely weekend!


little messages.

i love my hubs and receiving sweet little messages that turn any frown upside down.


ventura county fair :: part I.

Back in the beginning of August, my sister and I went to the good ole' annual Ventura County Fair. Something about being surrounded by the vibrant, energetic atmosphere made me feel like a little girl.

Lemonade stands, farm animals, ice-cream cones, crazy twisty rides, twinkling lights, stuffed animals everywhere. See for yourself:


september 11th.

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

-Lao Tzu


state street venturing.

Wandering around sunny Santa Barbara {last post here}.
                Enthralled my all the intricate patterns that surround me.
                         Dinner at The Sandbar, such good mexican food in an island cove atmosphere.
                                                        Sangria with white wine is delish and refreshing.

Love beach days, but I'm missing the forest.

to the city we go.

One of the first places we went to once we moved back home was a trip to Hollywood, Los Angeles. {My heart will always and forever be in San Francisco, but I'm trying to open my eyes to the beauty of this city}. I really enjoyed revisiting all the places I used to go to. A nice long stroll with my family along Melrose, browsing through all the shops Ryan and I used to visit, was quite nice. I also scored two pretty head scarves at the local vintage shop! {they will be in an upcoming post soon featuring all my thrift/vintage finds from the last two years}. 

Oh and don't you love the snazzy onesie/overall/romper outfit my sister is modeling? I wish she bought it, hah!