{1st #PSL of the year had to be iced...come on, still a couple days of summer left!

admiring the cute ivy league residences of princeton, nj

gorgeous jewel tone water of the pacific

my first ever acai bowl}

{killer shrimp! ah-mazing.

bright white interiors are seriously inspiring - so timeless and classic

new hat! got it at

nordstrom rack


view of point vincente light - see more of t

hat gorgeous cliff here


{home made latte! still have to master cream and latte art...

mama-daughter date at a new italian restaurant

palm trees of redondo beach from last month's travels

goofing off in front of the camera for a

new look


you can follow along my insta-adventures

here :) @tmango77

- - - 

if you follow me on instagram, i feel that I owe you an apology...

August I kind of went overboard...SO many pictures.

Which begs the question - how much is too much?

Like, in a day?

I am pretty sure that during my trip to california I posted up to 4x/day.



so, my apologies. 

anyway, in retrospect, August and early September have been stunning.

The summer in general was so good, so so good. 

Weather was actually delightful, rather than oppressive;

I was able to travel...thank my lucky stars for being so blessed.

Really kicked my butt into shape with running and exercising - slow progress, but I notice it. 

so happy with these things. so happy with this life!

I am feeling so content, even with work - I am surrounded by goodness 

and feeling so grateful for it all.

AND - to top it off - today is Friday!

so I am one happy girl.