Prairie’s phabulous photoshoot at Casa Joshua Tree

I’ve known Lindsay for about a year now, we met on instagram (where else do people even meet these days though?? LOL!), so we often shoot the shit about social media stuff. one joke we have had going for awhile was this idea to get a photo of Prairie on the famous bed at Casa Joshua Tree (which is Lindsay’s super amazing house that she rents out on Airbnb). we figured a combo of Prairie’s cuteness with Lindsay’s gorgeous bed was sure to BREAK DA INTERNETS. so when we over there last week crafting wreaths from foraged desert greenery, we finally took the opportunity to make our dream happen! after all, Prairie isn’t getting any younger, so I gotta get all the baby pics in while I can!

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how a turquoise velvet couch made my Grinch heart grow 3 sizes

I’m not really very traditional when it comes to the holidays (or when it comes to most things come to think of it). I don’t care much about holiday decor or holiday music or any of it, man I sound like such a Grinch, huh?! butttt when Prairie came along a little switch flipped inside me, and I started caring just a touch more about domestic things.

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Plastic Sippy Cup Alternatives

if you are reading my blog, you probably are already in agreement with me that plastic sucks. even BPA-free plastic is still full of harmful chemicals, plastic pretty much never biodegrades so it clogs our oceans and landfills, and plastic recycling isn’t really that great either. however, not much beats plastic in terms of being light-weight and unbreakable. so when it came time for my daughter Prairie to start using a cup, I had a really hard time finding a good one. I figured I would share a few reviews in case you too are struggling, and if you have any suggestions– please please let me know in the comments!

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Cosmic Closet Cleanout

 

“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” -Mahatma Gandhi

 

a couple of months ago I made a decision to clean out my closet & try to pare down my wardrobe. this overhaul was way past due for many reasons. these past couple of years have been some of the most eventful of my adult life- from pregnancy, birth, motherhood, leaving my job, moving from San Diego to Joshua Tree.  as Prairie turned one I suddenly found myself ready to ditch my sweats and explore fashion again, but so much has changed for me both mentally and physically. I needed a fresh start.

I began this quest to find my style. I want my wardrobe to reflect the woman I want to be- one who chooses quality over quantity, and timeless over trendy. ideologically, I also want to try to avoid the temptations of fast fashion and choose ethically made items. I’ve been documenting the progress as a series of #cosmicclosetcleanup outfit posts on my instagram account but want to start sharing here too.

I want to start making this a regular feature here on my blog & would love love love your input and advice!

here’s a little catchup on my new wardrobe thus far:

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Travel Guide to Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is having a moment. Even if you’ve never visited, you’ve seen it featured in fashion spreads, music videos, and car commercials. Word on the street is that a new season of Twin Peaks is currently being filmed here. There’s a good reason for all the hype, as this convergence of the Mojave and Colorado deserts is both the closest national park to Los Angeles and San Diego, and has a storied history of attracting dreamers, artists, musicians and explorers who have shaped the little town into a destination unlike any other.

One of the most common questions I get asked is for recommendations for visiting the area. So without further ado, here is my guide to making the most out of your desert adventure:

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