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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

{via Otis and Pearl}

The Autumnal Equinox {translation: first day of Fall} has come and gone — how will you ring in the new season?  Here’s a start…

1. Yellow fruit lovers, listen up: we’ve got the 25th Annual Lemon Festival {Goleta} and the 5th Annual Banana Festival {Port Hueneme} happening this Saturday!  Whether you like things sweet or sour, there’s something for everyone.  You better believe there will be live music, pie eating contests, food + drinks, and kid-friendly events galore — be there!

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Soon to be family of 4 {Kipling Maternity Photos}

I cannot believe that in just a couple of weeks (2 weeks and 2 days to be exact) we will become a family of 4.  I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I can’t wait to get this baby out of me (this heat wave is literally killing me) and see what she looks like (will she have red hair too??), but I’m also not totally sure I’m ready for the whole newborn stage all over again.  I’m definitely not ready for the lack of sleep it entails, especially with a toddler in tow.

But whether I am ready or not, this baby is …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

It’s the weekend and although we were getting really excited for fall with the cooler weather we were having and the PSL’s we were drinking, we don’t mind the late reminder of summer.  It will be a beautiful weekend to head outdoors and enjoy some of our Five Friday Faves!

1. Beer festivals and Oktoberfest events aplenty are coming to the 805 (yay!!).  All weekend long you can check out the California Beer Festival at Plaza Park in Ventura. There are several different events taking place this weekend along with lots of craft beer tasting, live entertainment, and food.  But hurry, this is a …

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Vintage Airplane Nursery Reveal

In the 7+ years that we’ve been married, my husband and I have been fortunate enough to do some traveling.  One year ago today, in fact, we were in Marrakesh, Morocco in the middle of a geographically-insane trip that also took us to Moscow, Prague, Madrid, Lisbon, and Barcelona… I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

When we moved into our house 3 years ago, we wanted a fun way to remember all of the places we’ve traveled together — so, we went a little “big” and bought this awesome map from National Geographic.  We mounted it on the wall in our office (with …

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Healthy Toddler (and adult!) Approved Zucchini Muffins

My mom’s garden is bursting at the seams with zucchini and yellow squash…like seriously — if you want some it’s yours.

So lately, I’ve been trying to find different recipes involving squash, and remembered how much I loved zucchini bread as a kid.  Of course I headed to Running With Spoons blog because a) I’ve made her stuff before and it’s always delicious, b) my baby (ok she’s a toddler now, but I just can’t stop calling her my baby yet) loves it too, and c) Her recipes are healthy and easy.

She had several recipes that called for zucchini, and I decided to …

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Maternity Photos: Malibu Creek State Park {Brooke Borough Photography}

I have known the lovely Brooke Borough of Brooke Borough Photography since she was a junior high student and hung out with my little sister — they both were adorably awkward and hilarious growing up, so it’s so much fun to see what a lovely and talented woman she’s become! (…still waiting for my sister to grow out of the awkward phase… just kidding TayTay! 😉

After seeing her work with Tanisha’s maternity photos, I knew that I had to have her take my maternity photos one day.  Funny story actually — in December, I was in the early stages of my pregnancy, …

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A Vintage Airplane Baby Shower {DIY events}

So, I shared some tips and a behind-the-scenes look at the vintage airplane baby shower I recently planned for our very own Nicole Schussel here.  Now, for the finished details!vintage airplane DIY baby shower - LocalLove805vintage airplane DIY baby shower - LocalLove805Once guests walked in, we had a Polaroid camera for guests to snap a photo under the DIY #hashtag banner and then tape it in a photo album with a sweet message for …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Last weekend Hayley helped throw the cutest DIY baby shower for Nicole (who’s expecting a baby boy this August!).  You’ll want to check out her post on how to create the perfect DIY baby shower without losing your mind {because we all know DIY events can be a bit overwhelming thanks to Pinterest!}.vintage airplane travel - baby shower - diy banners - boy party theme ideas - LL805 - LocalLove805vintage airplane travel - baby shower - diy banners - boy party theme ideas - LL805 - LocalLove805

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How To: Create the Perfect DIY Baby Shower {DIY events}

As most of you know, our very own Nicole Schussel is pregnant with her first baby — baby Graham! I had the honor of hosting her baby shower, along with her sister-in-law, mom, and mother-in-law, at our new home this past weekend. I’ll be honest, the planning process was a bit stressful at times, but what isn’t these days, right?? It was more enjoyable and exciting than anything though. Especially all the crafting!

To begin planning, we got the guest list and found our invites. We chose a vintage airplane travel theme to go along with their nursery’s theme. We found a ton of adorable vintage airplane baby …

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How to: Create a Curated Gift Package for Baby & Mama

Since we’ll be celebrating our very own Nicole and her baby boy Graham this Saturday (YAY!), we thought it was fitting to share our baby gift guide! [PS be on the lookout for posts on Nicole’s baby shower this weekend! So excited to share it with her, and all of you! :)]

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We recently celebrated Baby Liston #3 at the beautiful Bacara in Santa Barbara for brunch {you can see our Insta posts here}.  Figuring out what to get for a mama who already has two little kiddos (both a boy and a girl) can be hard, …

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