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The Perfect Day Date at Santa Barbara Polo Club

I’m sure many of you have driven by the Santa Barbara Polo Club just north of Carpinteria, but have never stopped – thinking it either wasn’t open to the public or too expensive to attend, just like I originally thought.  Well, turns out we’re all wrong. And guys, attending a polo match is SO MUCH fun, especially on a beautiful sunny day in the 805! Not to mention, it’s such a good excuse to dress up (and wear that big hat in true polo fashion).

My husband and I were lucky enough to sneak away, sans kids, for a little day date and we wanted to …

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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, or meet with rangers at 8:30 a.m. to hike over from the new Gateway to Nature center in El Pueblo. Calabasas (King Gillette Ranch; 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas): Join a ranger at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center for a program about the total solar eclipse and more at …

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Five Friday Faves

1. This Sunday is Mother’s Day and every mom deserves to be celebrated! In case you didn’t know, being a mom is HARD so to show your mom (or mother figure) how much you love and appreciate her (because you better!), we have our top 10 Mother’s Day ideas on the blog.

2. It’s our (Hayley and Tanisha’s) sister’s birthday this weekend (HBD Ry!) and we are going to celebrate with some local wine tasting at DeLiese Cellars and Giessinger Winery (we’ve never been to either).  We really like wine and love trying out new wineries.

What are some of your favorite local …

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Mother’s Day Ideas {10 things}

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, but don’t worry — you still have time to plan something special for that mom or mother-figure in your life!  Plus we’ve got some great ideas on how to wow your mom this Mother’s Day 😉

Here are 10 things in the 805 that will make a mama in your life VERY happy {you’re welcome}.

 

1.  Unwind with a Spa Package at the Four Seasons Westlake Village {You can choose between a 50 minute facial, or 50 minute tranquility massage for only $145}

BONUS: It comes with a glass of sparkling wine or a smoothie served poolside, as well …

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Life With Two Under Two {local mom}

I’ve made it almost two months with two girls under the age of two {thanks to a lot of grace, an amazing husband, and a whole lot of coffee}.  And while I won’t be saying that that much longer since Reese turns two at the end of the month (cue the tears!), life is definitely not going to be getting easier anytime soon.  While it’s chaotic and messy and I’m in need of a shower (praise the Lord for dry shampoo), I wouldn’t change a thing. I feel so blessed to be the mama of two healthy, beautiful little girls.

We’ve been pretty lucky that …

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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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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 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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Spring is Here! {local lifestyle}

We don’t know about you, but we are loving this beautiful spring weather!!  And we’re especially lovin’ that everything is so green — wildflowers are blooming, thanks to the little bit of rain we’ve had these past couple of months (and hopefully we get more!).

To celebrate the first day of spring, we headed outdoors {OK, in our backyard} and played with Reese’s sand and water table. She had a BLAST splashing around and was soaked within a few minutes.  But that didn’t stop her from splashing around some more.

local baby play

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What I’ve learned as a new mom {Part 2}

There’s no way I could have summed up all I’ve learned as a new mom in just one post, so this is my part 2.  If you missed last weeks part 1 read all about it here.  Before we get started I just want to reiterate how being a mom is such a hard, yet rewarding and amazing experience.  I have grown and learned to so much in the past year as Reese’s mom and I really feel like I am a better person because of her.  But man, it’s not easy by any means.  I fail a lot.  And I’ve come to realize …

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