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Good Times n’ Crows

Good Times n’ Crows

I love this life. I love my job; I love our apartment; and my husband and daughter and our kitty; and the wind that blows over Santa Monica treetops outside our balcony window. I love that emotional outpourings + blogging= run-on sentences are ok.   I love that we spend our weekends doing this: Aspen’s … Continue reading

FUN AND WHATS NEXT

Lately I’ve been beating myself up. “Autumn, you’re neglecting the blog, Autumn, you’re not being productive enough, Autumn you shouldn’t relax with your hubby for an hour to watch Californication, you should be reading or writing instead.” Ugh. Where’s the balance? I’ve spent the last 2 years effectively growing, giving birth to, and then nursing, … Continue reading

HELLO LOVE

HELLO LOVE

Well Hellllooooo Summer. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather see right now. You are the apple of my eye — an abyss of bliss-filled memories, scorched skin, laughter, knotted hair and delicious fatigue. You are the embodiment of childhood. ‘Hello’ to you means ‘Hello’ to light-filled days, warm balmy nights, dips in cool … Continue reading

You Can Take Him Honey

You Can Take Him Honey

Aspen rocked her first My Gym class today. We both sported gigantic grins for the full 45 minutes…bouncy beach balls, slides, trampolines, bubbles…a veritable toddler paradise. I almost choked up at one point, watching her scramble away to play with the other kids and then pause to look back at me briefly—just to make sure … Continue reading

BLOGS & DESERT FROLICKING

BLOGS & DESERT FROLICKING

How has so much time passed without a post?! Oh, right…I know how.  From countless hours spent happily researching fellow bloggers for my new j-o-b in the last 3 weeks (newest faves listed on ‘Places I Love’ page). So many witty, snarky, sentimental, smart and brave ladies; recording their families’ lives and splaying their emotional … Continue reading

THOUGHTS ON MOTHERS DAY

I thought I knew what I wanted to write about Mothers Day. My entire post was almost complete before we headed out to meet friends for a celebratory lunch. We had a great afternoon and on the way home I returned all the lovely texts I received from friends and family on my first Mothers … Continue reading

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MARKET

Santa Monica Farmers Market, Wednesday mornings, get some. And the earlier the better. This farmer and his stand were particularly adorable: The “mother of all markets” is right. Well, in Los Angeles anyway. I am more in love with this gathering every time. It’s frequented with local chefs searching for their next special offering, as … Continue reading

A PLACE FOR BUDDING ARTISTS

A PLACE FOR BUDDING ARTISTS

There are so many offerings for kids that I wish were available for adults too. Motorized fur-lined swings, jumpy seats that attach to the doorjam, full-body PJ’s with feet, etc. This place falls in the same category. Scribble Press on Montana Avenue…it’s the Color Me Mine of children’s books. Bring your creative kiddo in and … Continue reading

YOGA BABY.

Continuing the delicious research for my article! Today Aspen and I attended Desiree Bartlett’s Pre/Post-Natal Class at Exhale in Venice. What a treat. Pre-crawling babes through 9 months are welcomed, and with roughly 25 moms and moms-to-be, at least half of them had baby in tow. Desi created a safe nurturing environment for the babies … Continue reading