Spring Break in La Jolla

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AKA: A Jolly Gorge-Fest

But first: I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on The Real Life! I love my job, but work demands a lot of my energy. Blogging is a little too similar to my job sometimes, and as my goals and responsibilities grow at work I’ve felt like the last thing I want to do is more posting. Sorry, guys! I’ve also been prioritizing my mental health and listening to my inner guidance system. When blogging stopped being fun and turned into an obligation (and a way for me to impose perfectionism onto myself) I knew I needed to take a break.

Speaking of breaks… I’m so excited to share a recap of our lovely Spring Break vacation to La Jolla! The Man booked this trip for my 31st birthday, and it was worth the wait.

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A Photo Attack From Christmas

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I’m the worst and haven’t found the time or energy to post simple updates on this blog since we got back from Swarthmore. Forgive me!

Instead of writing a full-fledged recap, I’m just going to post all the photos along with 1-2 sentences about each one. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving in Florida + Other Fun Things

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Hi, friends! It’s been a while. Whoops! For the past month or so, I’ve been working on another exciting Web project and thus, The Real Life has taken the back seat recently.

But I’m hoping to keep updating you all (hi, Mom!) on the fun little goings-on in our life, especially when it comes to Harper-pupdates, who is by far the most fun thing to see on this blog. 😉 Am I right?

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A Dreamy Run Down Rodeo Drive

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Palm Trees, Galore

On my second morning waking up in the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, my publisher and I went for a sunrise run down the famous Rodeo Drive.

The road (and shopping mecca) was kind of deserted at that hour, making it that much more surreal and wonderful. Check out these gorgeous photos!

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Small Snippets From LA

Beverly Hilton Hotel, Design Bloggers Conference

City of Angels

Good morning, loves! I am currently waking up slowly in bed before my publisher and I go for a run down Rodeo Drive! This is the only time we can fit it in, but it’s worth it.

I’ve been working nonstop (yesterday my day started at 5 am and ended at 10:30 pm), but the photos I’m about to share makes it look like all we’re doing is living the life.

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Happy Holidays in Florida

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FAMILY, FOOD & FITNESS

This year, Nick and I spent 5 days in Florida with the whole family for Christmas. It’s always nice to take a break in the sunshine state, and this trip was no exception. There was a lot of togetherness, early morning runs, and excessive eating.

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Thanksgiving in Swarthmore, PA

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A WEEK OF THANKS

Over the week of Thanksgiving, the man and I traveled to Pennsylvania to visit his parents, explore his hometown of Swarthmore just outside of Philly, and celebrate with not one but two Turkey Day Feasts!

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Mom’s Birthday in Ponte Vedra, Part 2

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OBAMA & MAMA

Day 3 of my visit to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, started off like the rest: early morning on the couch with Mama, sipping hot coffee. Then my best friend Emily invited me to see President Obama speak at UNF, and I said yes, duh.

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