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{Happy place}

Hi, guys. I’m really sorry I went off the grid completely unannounced this week. As I’ve shared recently, we’re going through an all-consuming (and at times chaotic) move that was especially chaotic this week; my latest party trick is to half-joke that I’ve given up my dreams to become a contractor and create my own personal Grey Gardens so I can become a hermit who no longer participates in society. I’ve also been trying to focus more on what I came to Hollywood for 11 years ago: acting and screenwriting. Oh, and also my marriage that I love very much. And, to be honest, I needed to take a step back from the blog to re-focus on what I want to share with you guys. So, Tony and I are taking a much-needed breather to spend time in Tahoe with family this weekend and I’m looking forward to doing absolutely nothing – and nothing for me means reading, binge watching everything and anything on television, and drinking copious amounts of wine, especially the variety that is pink and bubbles.

What do you like, and want more of, on this blog in the future? And (more importantly) what are you doing and eating and drinking this weekend? HAVE THE BEST LABOR DAY. Thanks for reading and supporting me. X A


  • bensond2 says:

    Hi Annie,

    Long time lurker, first time commenter. Found your blog somehow through Mrs. Bald (as she’s referred to in my mind) and wanted to weigh in with a few thoughts so you know that someone is out there! I love the blog in general and have particularly enjoyed your posts on (in no particular order): home/decor; hair and make-up tutorials (since I’m generally useless in that department); fashion; and recipes/fitness. More than anything, readers want authenticity; I have been turned off by plenty of lifestyle/fashion/decor/business blogs that are clearly over-sponsored and incredibly unrealistic. All fashion bloggers with no “real jobs” own hundreds of pairs of Louboutins, right? In short, keep being you.

    Best regards from the rural East Coast,

    • Annie says:

      Danielle! You made my night. Thank you so much. Lovely comments like yours mean the world to me, and I’m so grateful you reached out! Especially love that you found me through Mrs. B – she and that wonderful bald hubs of hers are THE BEST (they came over the other night and we all ate piles of tacos. It was one for the books.) I want to be sure I’m balancing authenticity with stuff that is relatable, otherwise most blogs would be about the stuff I buy that I can’t afford while drunk, and also conversations with my dogs – so I really appreciate hearing what you like, and that you like the blog in general!! Drop me a line anytime, it makes me feel like a real writer :) Thank you again!!

  • jen lee says:

    Everything!! I love literally everything about your blog Annie, please never change.

    (Probably) more helpfully:
    – You write about totally relevant, relatable topics, whether it’s super deep and poignant or it’s how much champagne you drank for breakfast.
    – You have the best sense of humor and it comes through so strongly in the way you write!! Like, I’ll actually find myself laughing out loud at something you’ve written (and then I have to explain why I’m laughing quietly at my phone to my fiancé, who’ll then judge me)
    – You’re so sweet and genuine and honest and hopeful and it’s just so real and adorable and inspiring.
    – Prettiest house/decor ever????

    Please just keep doin’ exactly what you’re doin’!!! <3 <3 <3

    • Annie says:

      GIRL I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Can I pay you to leave me motivational notes on a daily basis? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!