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little black boxes || fancy phone photos

Sometimes you have to reduce life to little black boxes. Contain all the madness into an itty-bitty square. Especially when that madness comes in the form of your loved ones. Sorry loved ones. Don’t take it personally. (I think I might be in trouble for something. That looks like a serious face.) (For a while, […]

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scuffle and sparkle || a love letter

Dearest friends, There’s always been a certain sparkle factor that I associate with this season of holiday-ness. There’s a promise of magic and happy tidings, coziness, hot cocoa, parties, bubbly beverages, decorating with twinkle lights and greenery, yuletide coffee (OK, that’s not a thing…or maybe it could be, who’s with me?). And yet, I know […]

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a holiday at home || Christmas roundup

Christmas time was here. And then it wasn’t…really quickly. It’s like a drive-by holiday: arrives before you expect it, happens within a blink, and then has disappeared and two days more have past in a matter of seconds. The Semenoff clan spent the holiday at home, mostly in our pajamas, watching really Christmasy movies like […]

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And just like that || San Francisco vacation

SAN FRANCISCO — I blinked, and just like that, my San Francisco trip was over. I have had a lovely time being with my family out here. Talking with them, and laughing with them, and sharing memories with them. I always hate to go. This trip wasn’t quite long enough – as it never is […]