off to philly

Ah, today is my last day of work for the week then I’ll be taking off for a mini vacation to Philadelphia! Jake has a conference for work there where they’re paying for his flight and hotel, so I decided to tag along for a free trip :) PLUS neither of us have been to Philly before! I’m kinda really excited to just get away and be somewhere new that isn’t LA. Looked at the weather and it’ll be in the high 50’s :) YAY!

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Jake and I have been looking for things to do, seeing he’s only going to be at the conference for a couple of hours each day. OF COURSE, the 4 days we’re there…. there are ZERO basketball games (all-star break) and ZERO hockey games (all out of town). We’ll of course explore the city a bit, but doesn’t anyone have any recos as to “must-dos” in Philly??

Until next time
<3 jenna


first photo session

As some of my followers know, I just bought a new amazing dSLR a few weeks back but haven’t really had the chance to use it how I want. This past weekend, my hubby was kind enough to be my model so I could practice a bit with my new camera :) We wondered across the street to Ohio Street Beach, then to the park nearby, then to Navy Pier. Here’s some of the work that came out of that session. Let me know what you think!

{ my fave! }


Until next time
<3 jenna

fave thanksgiving dish

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is just a short TWO WEEKS from tomorrow. Holy cow! My family and I have begun talking about our meal – what are we cooking, who is cooking what, etc. I’ve come across a million delish recipes over the past few months and can’t wait to make a few! For my side dishes, I’m going to make scalloped corn.

Dessert is where I’m dying to try new recipes :) Check out this one!

{ pumpkin cream cheese truffles }

Or this…

{ pumpkin cheesecake bites }

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Looking for recommendations for appetizers and main dishes!

Until next time
<3 jenna