Hi my name is Mara {pronounced MAR-ah, as opposed to MER-ah}. Welcome to my blog! I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and live here now, although I lived in Seattle and then the Bay Area during college. I love baking, thrifting, reading, crafting, creating, writing and dreaming. I’m a puppy mama, a wife, and a blogger. 

Some background on the blog:
Matthew and I met while I was in school in the Bay Area. When I graduated I moved back to Los Angeles and Matthew and I kept up a long distance relationship. I started this blog in August 2009 as a way to keep to close to Matthew. A couple months later he moved down to LA, and right down the street!  This blog became a way of documenting our fun trips and adventures. Matthew and I got engaged in September 2010 and were married in May 2011. You can see photos of our wedding here.

I’ve always been interested in fashion and design. When I was little I wanted to be a fashion designer until I realized I couldn’t sew! I've come to appreciate fashion as a form of expression, and my look book forces me to be more creative with my clothes and sense of style. I used to work as a buyer and stylist for an online boutique, and now I do marketing for a shoe brand. I love working and learning in the fashion industry.

I have a major sweet tooth {like "chocolate a day keeps the doctor away" status}, and therefore I love baking. You can see some of my favorite recipes here.

Matthew and I adopted a puppy in 2010 named Ginger. She has the funniest personality and you’d never guess that her mom was a poodle. She's about 25 pounds, has a ton of energy, and yet is the sweeted and most calm little pup. We’re pretty sure the dad was a terrier/retriever/shepherd mix. She’s our cute little GiGi Bear! You can see her #GingertheFluffyDoodle feed on Instagram too!

This community has introduced me to some very wonderful people and it’s helped me grow so much as a person. For that, I am so grateful! Thank you for visiting!