A Day in Julian

I started to get a travel itch the other weekend, but since we are trying to budget for baby we didn’t want to go too far. The quaint town of Julian caught my eye online as they advertise u-pick apples and some of the best pie around. Just under an hour an a half drive to get there seemed like the perfect day trip. We took the back roads and tried to stay off the highways as much as possible. The scenery changed from desert and ranches into pine trees and rolling hills, and just when you least expect it, the tiny town of Julian, CA pops into view.

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We planned to pick our own apples at the an orchard but they were charging $10 a bag! I wasn’t willing to pay so much for the experience so we just walked around and tasted a few varieties. Many of the orchards were already out of apples for the season so we luckily stumbled upon Volcom Valley Apple Farm which seemed to have plenty left. There was a surprising number of families there to pick apples as well. The parking lot was full!

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After our orchard walk we decided to have lunch in town and walk the 3 block loop that makes up downtown. Full of historic looking shops and the smell of fresh baked apple pies, it was the perfect place to get lost for a few hours. I ended up purchasing a bag of apples that actually looked a little nicer than the ones that remained on the trees for only $5, a much more reasonable price.

Our time in Julian was quick, but fun which was just what we needed before our busy October began. I think we’ll definitely be back next Fall for another day trip to the country.



Oh Happy Day!



(Amber Interiors pretty much summed up EXACTLY what we’re planning for the newly decorated Mr. & Mrs. T residence to look like… how perfect! )


Cue the happy dance… we found a home in San Diego! We decided to go the safer route and rent at first. This place is seriously perfect for our needs and great as a place to make our home for the first year. Just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, and 20 minutes to the beach, it was a major score! It’s a single story 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 loft/office, laundry room, 2 car detached garage, enclosed patio, private front yard, newly updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and all new engineered maple hardwood floors!

A girl can dream while house hunting and this dream came true! Seriously, based on what’s available, pet friendly, and in budget? Slim pickings my friends. We jumped on this home as soon as we toured it. So now the countdown to moving in begins!

2 weeks left of working at the bakery – 3 weeks until we say goodbye to the Bay Area and vacation in AZ – 4 weeks until we spend 10 days in Hawaii – 5 weeks until the first wedding of our season – 6 weeks until we get the keys and move in to our new abode!

So much to look forward to in the next few weeks! Happy Friday!



Home Hopeful

It’s finally that time! After living in the SF Bay Area for two years, the time has come to submit our dream list of where we’d like to move to next. Our top five include places in Hawaii, San Diego, or Clearwater, Florida. We will find out sometime this winter! With all these ideas and what ifs going through my head I thought it’s only fitting to put together a post about how I plan to re-decorate our next home. The plan is to sell our current living room furniture and create a more traveled, colorful, global and tropical environment. A colorful rug, tropical house plants, and a nice outdoor living space are musts. How would you decorate your dream beach house if you had the chance? 






These Kilim pillows are killin’ it! Love, love, love. 



The plants are perfect, and low maitenance! 




Yes to everything here: whites, colorful accents, and rattan pieces. 




I’ll need somewhere  to display my growing globe collection. 



The perfect entryway.


a902a859486291610c794ff9f4bd7f9dThis ones a stretch, but this post is all about daydreams right? A clean and colorful office would be amazing! Less pinks and more blues here, but so much potential!