I currently have in my possession a grand total of 29 freshly picked avocados.  You may be saying to yourself, well Jessica, what could you possibly do with 29 freshly picked avocados?  And true, it does seem a bit…excessive.  But what would you do if you were invited to a local avocado ranch and a […]

I’ve never really been into the idea of Class Reunions. I just envision bad scenes from tv shows or movies – the ones where there are only three things you can be – the model, the over achiever, or the socially awkward. I mean, yikes. I was glad to start the weekend off right with […]

One needle costumes. This is a very serious topic. When we were young my mother would lovingly embrace the Halloween tradition of costumes – her way. She would gather fabric of all sorts, random household supplies that weren’t in use, old clothes, you name it – and create for us homemade costumes using, yep, one […]

As a kid one of my favorite weekend activities was going to Apple Hill as a family. The day itself was fun – we’d pile into the car, head out to a few apple ranches, eat apple doughnuts, drink apple juice, see the animals – but the day after was also something special. My dad […]

Talk about a fun group to hang with – Mo and Erin threw an awesome wedding. It was my first time shooting out at the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, and it was breathtaking. Fun people, amazing thai food, great music, love in the air – perfection. Congrats Mo and Erin!  Have a lovely weekend friends! 🙂

Perfect is Boring

Oct 18, 2012

It is. It’s boring. Brene Brown wrote a book that is making my heart sing with happiness – The Gifts of Imperfection – and I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’m normally not interested in the whole self-help genre, but this book is golden. I think everyone can relate to feeling the weight of imperfection, […]

The weather has started to change, the air is getting cooler. Here in Santa Barbara that means instead of 80 degrees, we’re hovering around 70 or so. The nights are getting colder, the mornings foggier, and I’m just now starting to bust out the old winter favorites. This recipe is for your classic comforting chili […]

Growing Up

Oct 5, 2012

Bed head and pajamas, my official uniform of choice.  It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ee cummings I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this past month. It was a refreshing break, not worrying about blogging away bits and pieces of life. It was great to take photographs, make […]