My Life In Pictures: January 1 – 15, 2016

In October, I started what I thought was the best idea EVER: To share my Instagram pictures a couple of times a month since I can’t seem to find time to write! I decided to call it My Life In Pictures. You can see all of my previous posts here. So here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of weeks…other than the entire family getting hit with the stomach flu…

After coveting Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner for months, I finally bought one and spent an hour filling it in with birthdays, anniversaries, and upcoming events. Visit Emily Ley and grab a planner, gorgeous office supplies, and more.

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My sister Angie and her daughter Nikki and I are HUGE fans of Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and my sweet niece asked if me and a friend would like to join them at Sur for dinner as a surprise Christmas gift to my sister. We went on a rainy Tuesday night, and got lucky because several cast members from the show were there! And yes, we did see Jiggy, but the picture I got of him made him look like a moving blob of fur.

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On the last day of the kids’ Winter Break, we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific (we have annual passes) and I snapped a quick photo of some tube anemones that turned out to be one of my favorite photos of all time. No filters, no editing…just amazingly gorgeous. Naturally.

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The dog woke me up at the crack of dawn last week, and I have to say I’m honestly glad that she did or I would’ve missed this amazing sunrise. Again, no filters, no editing…just amazingly gorgeous. Naturally.

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Pie Face! The kids have wanted this game, and I couldn’t find it anywhere. I finally found Pie Face at and the kids (young & old!) have a blast playing with it. My favorite part of this picture is Lila’s face.

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