Perfect Pumpkin-Picking Patches

Okay, sorry about that ridiculous title — I do love some alliteration…! πŸ˜‰ Fall means all things PUMPKIN (and of course a few other things from our fall bucket list, am i right??). Β Sure, it’s cheaper to grab one from outside your favorite grocery store, but going to a pumpkin patch brings around a whole… Continue reading

Why Macrame Will Be Your New Fave DIY

I’m sure you’ve seen those gorgeous macrame wall hangings on all of your fave ‘grammer accounts — and then you go to buy one, and you’re like, “hi, NOPE.” Thank goodness for Jessica Needham, entrepreneur and girl boss of homeMADE Ventura! Β She is totally rocking this DIY craft that we nowΒ love, and taking the 805… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Solar Eclipse Viewing on Monday, August 21 :: Thanks to our beautiful Santa Monica Mountains Parks Service, there will be 3 locations hosting Solar Eclipse events! Downtown L.A. (L.A. State Historic Park; 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles): Bring out a blanket and enjoy one of L.A.’s newest parks! Come straight to the park,… Continue reading

29-ish: A Backyard Birthday Bash

I find a lot of joy in planning parties for other people, but not gonna lie — when they’re for me, it is 100% stressful. Β I waffle back and forth between “I don’t want any attention on myself” and “people are giving up a Saturday night, so I want it to be worth their while.”… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Summer means extra daylight, warm evenings, rosΓ© ALL day, and some of our favorite things… so, here we go! 1. Tequila + Taco Music Festival [Ventura] :: These are a few of my faaaavorite things… $10 admission [kids 12 and under are free!] gets you in on the fun! There will be tequila tastings [Saturday],… Continue reading

Stars + Stripes {Independence Day Edition}

Oh, say, can you see how many amazing events are going on in the 805 area (and beyond) this 4th of July?! Β Hold onto your stars and stripes — here they come! Fireworks (le duh!) Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park Janss Marketplace and The Oaks parking lots, 9pm Bethany Church on the Hill Westlake Village Westlake Village… Continue reading

Five Friday Faves {Summer Solstice Edition}

What did you do with all of that extra sunlight on Tuesday? Β This is white-wine-drinking, porch-sitting, live music weather — and we are soaking in every minute of it! Here are five ways to take advantage of these balmy summer evenings… 1. Outdoor Concerts :: because it gives you a great excuse to drink wine… Continue reading