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Riva + 168 awards.

Riva won 7 awards.  And I could not be more proud of my fellow filmmakers, Chris Wiegand and Alan Tregoning. It was both a joy and honor to create this film with you.  Also,...

what am I doing with my life?

I love the mornings. The day is fresh. I am renewed. My energy is restored. As I walk down to the ocean, I feel a strange sense of peace wash over me. In the mornings...

crying “mercy”

Mercy. It’s the universal word for “enough,” “stop,” “cease.” I used to call it out when my dad and I would wrestle and he would tickle me so hard I couldn’t breathe. Lately I’ve been calling...

take another little piece of my heart

As an “auditioning actress” I constantly pour my soul into a different characters. I step into their world. I envision their life as if it were my own. Their hurt, their pain, their trials....

how do we measure success?

How do we measure success? A number in our bank account? A title on our office door? A picture-perfect Christmas card? From a young age, we are taught to measure. To count. To assign...

a crazy dream

With every birthday comes thoughts of reevaluation. Looking over the past year – assessing victories and failures. Looking to the future – setting goals for the next year of life. I think of how far I’ve...

custom hand knit beanie

I love beanies, but I am a super picky one. It takes just the right beanie with just the right fit to have me sold. When I saw these custom beanies, hand knit by...

crafty Christmas cards

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Have some leftover ribbon? These DIY Christmas cards are a thrifty, efficient, and let’s be honest – adorable – alternative to store-bought cards! What you need: – blank...

pine cone ornaments

Last year my mom told me how she made her own pine cone ornaments at our lakehouse in Texas and suggested I do the same. I was all, “Where am I going to find...

holiday coffee table decor

So, true confession: I may or may not have already decorated for Christmas. Whoops. Normally, I wait until after Thanksgiving to do so. But I just couldn’t help myself; Christmas is my favorite time...