Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trip highlights

What an amazingly weekend full of fun, relaxing, sunshine + giggles. Some highlights...

{cupcake girl - 'are you guys best friends?'
(us making duh face) - 'ya why?'
cupcake girl- 'you have matching tattoos!'
ooorrrr they're just stamps from the outdoor concert bar}

{yummy cupcakes from Dots in Pasadena}

 {Beth came to visit for a beach day full of dolphin watching}

{I want a cruiser now. Best breakfast ride ever}

{ohhhhh Marcipants, how I love thee and your bang bangs}

{Aloha Grill Mai Tais. I felt transported to Hawaii}

{cornbread yumminess}

{mango margaritas. I'm in love}

{omg so good...pulled pork nacho bites}

{shrimp + guac bites}

{'spa cocktail' with mint, cucumber, rum + delightfulness}

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fit for a king...or a princess

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Ok, seriously....can she be any more beautiful? {and yes my crush on the Prince still stands since 7th grade. nbd}

Feeeeeed me

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{strawberry whoopie pies...who would have thought!}

My sister comes home next Friday, and I seriously canNOT wait. We've been emailing each other recipes we want to try, and sweet desserts we must eat. Thank you Pintrest for inspiration, and Tyler Florence for creating a no-deep fry sopapilla recipe. I'm hungry just thinking about it all!

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{perfect for summer}

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 {this looks tasty+ easy}

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{ohmygosh I want to eat this for breakfast lunch dinner and snacks}

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{why have I not tried to make these before!}

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I want!

ohmygosh I want to be able to do this SO BAD. Possibly with extensions in, but my five-head might present a small challenge. But the good news...getting my hair done Friday so maybe we can figure it out.

Although I'm having an itch for light brown/caramel-y hair, I'm putting super-change on hold and thinking blonde to blonder ombre....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Orange crush

When looking around Pintrest for orange+grey+yellow party inspirations, I came across this bunch of photos and instantly "awwwwed"

{how fun are those straws with the orange sodas in BOTTLES? I mean seriously, orange + blue rock, but sodas in bottles are definitely superior to cans}

{I looooove the gummy sharks! swedish fish would be fun + silly too}

{and jaw breakers? hellooooo such a good idea}

Big kid snack

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YUM. Eating this in a few minutes and my taste buds are super excited.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Channeling Martha

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As soon as I saw the kit to make Martha Stewart's pom-poms at Michaels, I was obsessed. Instead of spending the $11+ when I knew I could construct them my{crafty}self, I headed to the dollar store and loaded up on white, yellow and orange tissue paper to get crafting for my graduation party {colors: yellow + orange + grey}

Hello easiest, colorful and mystical project. And I'm sure I will be saving my pom-poms for other summer parties. AND will be making them for my sister's adorable baby room {I'm convinced she's having a girl}

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I also LOVE these ideas for different uses of various sizes and colors of pom-poms.
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Steps to make pom-pom flowers here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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My sister and brother in-law are having a baby!!! I'm going to be an Auntie Val!!!
Such wonderful news....and such a difficult secret to keep from the world. But at last we can announce the news and smother my sister with loads of love.