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  • CA CAPTURE TRAVEL

    Driving Up the West Coast

    A few months ago, Alex and I started planning our (second) longest road trip of the year– driving up the West Coast in pursuit of Cape Kiwanda, Oregon. A couple of our closest friends (and their…

    June 28, 2016
  • holiday gifting mood board creative stay diy
    CRAFT CREATE

    A Holiday Gifting Mood Board.

    I love giving gifts. Always have, always will. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that I developed a deep appreciation for the packaging that a gift comes in. Sometimes, it’s the box,…

    November 21, 2015
  • tosanknowsbest creativestay new dad gift diy
    CRAFT LIFESTYLE

    Pop and Tot: Gifts for New Dads

    Last weekend, a great dude I know turned 30. Not only that, but it was his first time celebrating a birthday with his 7 month-old son in tow. A big group of us surprised…

    October 14, 2015
  • writing creativestay ocean california
    5 THINGS INSPIRE WRITE

    5 Things: An Exercise in Gratitude

    Life is intense. It moves quickly, simultaneously flying past you and slipping through your fingers. There are moments that shine so bright you fall back laughing, and others where turning on the light feels…

    October 7, 2015
  • mason jar DIY thoughtful gift creativestay
    CRAFT CREATE

    DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas: Good Vibes Jar

    A dear friend of mine celebrated her birthday last week, and I needed to pull something together, fast. I struggled for a couple of days before inspiration hit: a good vibes jar! This gift…

    October 1, 2015
  • creative writing process creativestay
    CREATE WRITE

    The Writing Process: Reworking Old Stories

    I have always identified myself as a writer, some days more rightly so than others. I’ve just always felt a deep connection to reading and writing. Before I could read, I followed my mom around,…

    September 24, 2015