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Entries in Ruca Bean Yates-Mora (54)



I had this vision of an epic photo of Bean and I, mother and daughter, smiling at the camera with the lake and sunset behind us.  But apparently, Bean had her own ideas.  And standing with her back to the lake WAS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN {MOM!}. And we were losing light fast.  So instead, I have these.  Great reminders that Bean has a mind and will of her own, and that I should always, ALWAYS carry treats.  

SHOP THIS OUTFIT:  overalls: Zara, shirt: Edith Miller (similar), hat: Rag and Bone, booties: Minnetonka (another pair i love), lips: Kat Von D "A Go-Go"



hi everyone!  hope you had a great weekend!  as i mentioned before, lou and i celebrated our five year dating anniversary friday.  do you do that?  it's so fun to re-live the day we first started our love affair, i can't give it up just because we have a more official wedding anniversary!  we usually start talking about it a couple days before (we go over all the little details- our first kiss, what we did that day, how we both felt- it's kind of disgustingly cute). to celebrate on friday we went out to brunch, to knott's soak city  (i do not recommend), watched movies in bed, had dinner at one of our palm springs favorites (workshop), and exchanged sentimental cards that made me cry.  it was perfect!

so i guess i jumped the gun a little when i wrote that we're halfway through the year, it's not really half way through the year until july 1st.  i get excited for fresh starts, what can i say?! mondays, new months, new years, halfway points, they all give me a little thrill.  so i suppose i probably carry on pretending that we're halfway through until it hits july, then start over!  

thanks so much to all of you who responded to my little survey (and it's still open if you want to chime in here)! your answers are helpful, encouraging, kind and so great to read.  they've also inspired me!  the overwhelming consensus was MORE of EVERYTHING!  i get it and i agree, more is always more!  so, i'm going to add in a few things to the weekly rotation...and try to increase the amount of posting i do.  here's what i've got planned....  {more after the jump}

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Dog Monday

hi friends!  i hope you had a great weekend, a happy cinco de mayo, a relaxing sleepy sunday and all the goodness that a couple of days off can bring!  it's been way too long since i shared a little snap of ruca bean yates-mora with you (i've been mostly sharing our dog styling antics on my instagram).  but here she is, she's bringing in monday with her normal charm and sass.  and in 4 short days we'll be celebrating her 7th birthday!  i swear when she runs around our yard or spazzes out when a friend comes over you wouldn't think she's a day over two.  i love her extra for that. 

in other news, i'll be back later this afternoon with a recipe post  to help you detox from an over-indulgent weekend!  and i'll also be sharing a few of the bean outtakes on my facebook this afternoon as well.  i really, really don't think you want to miss them, so be sure to check in!  xx- sarah


adios amigos, i'm off to tulum!

i've been plotting a little surprise for you all, which if you follow me on twitter you'll have gotten a little hint of.  tomorrow i'm headed to mexico!  i've always wanted to check out tulum, so i'm pretty excited.  i'll be photographing a wedding for birds of a feather and soaking up as much sun as possible in a week's time. that's the good news for me.  the good news for you is that while i'm gone i have the most amazing line up of guest bloggers! *pats self on back for actually being able to plan something more than two days in advance*  and they're cooking up something special just for you. { HINT HINT } i can't wait to share with you!  and then when i get back from tulum i'll tell you all about our adventures!  so much goodness to look forward to.  ARRIVEDERCI!  xx- sarah


how will you decorate your dogs this holiday season?

we opted for the classic gold garland, reindeer antlers and a sweet little bell collar that our friend farra sent us in the most beautifully branded holiday package i ever did see! *outtakes that are not to be missed here


one of those weeks

we've been a little under the weather, fighting a bit of a cold.  which means that bean hasn't been for as many walks as she'd like (you can't even begin to imagine her level of dissatisfaction with the lazy humans she cohabitates with). here's to bouncing back soon and hikes in the desert!


doggy bag

have you started your holiday shopping?  are you playing christmas music yet? I AM!  i can't wait to get into the baking, decorating and other merriment!  lou won't let me put the tree up until after thanksgiving, which i think is ridiculous but agree to only so i can then argue that it needs to stay up well past new years- the extra week or two helps me extend those warm holiday fuzzies. ok, it's possible i have holiday fever.  and i'm especially anxious because our house is still in total disarray and i think that putting some christmas decor up will make me feel better about the patio furniture in our living room.  i mean, hopefully?

ps- see some of what's on my wishlist here, and my holiday gift guide just for you, here!  i've been having so much fun stalking great holiday gifts and updating it, i hope you like!


happy halloween!


bean decided to go understated this a bored bookworm.  halloweens past after the jump!

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party animals!

psossible halloween costume for the pups... party animals!  some pretty incredible outtakes on my facebook today.  happy wednesday my friends!


how do you store your pups?

we use these baskets from west elm- keeps them perfectly organized, on display and easily acessible for when we want to take them out for a cuddle!