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Rising from Tragedy: How to Help

On Thursday, November 8th we woke up to such devastating and shocking news: a mass shooting at Borderline, a Country-Western bar, occurred during College night, leaving 12 victims dead. Borderline — a place everyone in the 805 knows very well, a true landmark in our community.

We grew up having line-dancing birthday parties there, attended frequently throughout our adolescence, and eventually had our 10 year Thousand Oaks High School reunion there. It was a safe place to have fun.  Words cannot express the horror we all felt, as well as the grief and loss experienced, when hearing of the 12 innocent …

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We did it… and so did YOU!

Guys, our BLOGiversary was a huge success! And it’s because of all of you:)

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 3 year BLOGiversary at RELM Wine & Beer Bistro in Camarillo last Saturday, 4/29. And, another HUGE thank you to our featured partners for donating such amazing, local goods to our community!

We heard time and time again throughout our event how excited guests were to be discovering new local businesses and making new connections. And guess what, that was our hope for this event!

We were blown away by the love and support we’ve received and are so …

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Mulling Spice Bags {DIY Holiday Gift}

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a total sucker for a warm beverage during a crisp fall day.

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…especially with a little splash of an adult libation, ifyaknowwhatimsayin. [only on weekends, of course..! 😉 ]

Two of my favorites are Mulled Wine and Spiked Cider.  And both involve a little something called a mulling spice bag.  The good news: you can make these by the dozen, and hand them out as party favors or co-worker gifts.  The even better news is that you can …

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FakesGiving {Part 3}: Decor + Details

The invitations have been sent, the food is planned out, and now… it’s time to make your house look festive!  Now, where to start?

When hosting a party the last thing I want to deal with is washing a ton of dishes.  I know it might not be the most ‘green’ option, but I use as many disposable items as humanly possible.  To keep expenses down, I find most of these at the dollar store, Smart & Final, or at Costco.

Here’s what you’re gonna need:

Paper plates Napkins – cocktail + dinner sizes Utensils [plan on twice as many forks as you think you will …

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Favorite moments from #LL805Holiday season {Best Of…}

…aaaand before you know it, the champagne has been popped, the decorations are down, the gifts have been given (and received!), and the regular work schedule has started (groan).

Since this is our first full week back to the normal work-life, we’d like to take one last walk down memory lane — to reminisce about some of our favorite moments during the holiday season, and in preparation for everything that 2015 has to offer.

Here’s what we were up to over this #LL805Holiday season ::

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Our Newest LL805 Member, Baby Reese Maxwell {Newborn Photos}

I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world lately because I had a baby– the cutest little red head baby girl might I add– and let me tell you those little people are time stealers.  If you asked me what I did all day I would think about it for awhile {post pregnancy brain can be just as bad as pregnancy brain} and then tell you I do a lot of baby feeding and diaper changing.  But somehow the days just fly by (and today I got puked on once and peed on twice so there’s a lot of clothing changes as well).  I can’t …

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Count Your Blessings {10 Things}

There’s truly too much to be thankful for, too many reasons to celebrate, and too many moments to not enjoy life.  I wanted to take a moment to stop, think, reflect and give thanks for all that I’ve been given. Here’s just a glimpse into recent happenings and moments that I consider a true blessing.

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2. Our humble abode (and our future home that we will start building… eh, next …

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Our first #LL805Thanks Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congrats to @BrookePosey – our first #LL805Thanks giveaway winner!

Brooke is the lucky winner of a $20 gift card to local coffee shop, BeanScene Oak Park, a cozy mug and a special DIY gift made by yours truly, Nicole!

Here are a few of her #LL805Thanks photos and don’t worry, we will have another giveaway soon! We will share the details with you next week so be sure to keep checking in.

Photo Courtesy of Brooke Posey InstagramPhoto Courtesy of Brooke Posey Instagram

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Welcome Baby Reese Maxwell Kipling! {LL805Thanks}

Today we are overflowing with joy and gratitude. My sister, and our very own, Tanisha, had her first baby girl this morning.

Reese Maxwell Kipling.

A beautiful red-haired baby girl. {Don’t worry, pics coming soon!}

Words cannot express how happy we are for Tanisha and Mark.

We are so beyond thankful for this little miracle and bundle of joy and cannot wait for all the memories to come.

Welcome to the family, baby Reese. We love you so much already.

#LL805Thanks

xx~

Hayley {LL805}

The beautiful painting and photo above was taken by our newly hired and ever-so-talented Social Media & …

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