{outfit} NYE

Too bad I don't really have anywhere fun to go this NYE, I'd love to splurge on this adorable outfit! I love the idea of wearing bright red tights with a cute black party dress and oxfords!

dress: Modcloth $52.99
tights: Modcloth $19.99
shoes: Modcloth $37.99
ring: Forever 21 $5.80
headband: Forever 21 $3.80

A Very Merry Christmas

It feels like an eternity since I've been on here!

So much has happened.

I graduated Cosmetology school
Had a wonderful time with my mom and brother
Had a fun Ugly Christmas Sweater Party (I'll post pics soon, promise)
Shared time with the future husband's family over Christmas
Stopped eating everything in front of me & now trying to work off the um, "winter weight"
Enjoying my free evenings with Ted

I hope everyone had a blessed and fruitful Holiday season. Now on to 2010... Hope the economy will pick up soon and let all of us get our lives back to normal :)


Lack of Postings...

Work has been totally nuts. Haven't even had the time to think of a blog post for the last week or so!!! I don't like it one bit!
Well, my family is due to arrive tonight at 11:30pm. They aren't able to stay through the holidays but it's wonderful to get to see them around Christmas! My Graduation is this Friday. It's so weird. I've been counting down this Graduation for two years now and now that it's here, I'm not as excited as I thought I'd be. It's almost sad that this long chapter is now finished and I have to move on, find a job and probably not talk to most of the girls I spent two years of my life with. It's bitter sweet. I'm very proud of myself for actually finishing. There were plenty of times that I just wanted out but some how, some way I have made it to the bitter end! And that sure does feel good!
We've got lots of fun stuff coming up... I'll keep you posted!


A Loss...

during the holidays seems to affect me more so than any other time of the year. Early this morning, Ted's Grandpa passed away. I hope it was a peaceful pass into heaven! He suffered immensely from emphysema and lung cancer due to smoking his whole life. He was in so much pain and now that pain has been taken away. But it still is hard to imagine life without him. I didn't know him as well as I would have liked but the loss is still difficult and my heart goes out to family and friends who are affected by his loss.
Grandparents are such blessings, aren't they! I feel so blessed to still have my two Grandmothers and one Great-Grandmother. And Ted's two Grandmothers.
Tell your Grandparents that you love them!


i {heart} Holiday Music

Christmas music is in every store, on every station and that's okay with me! I love Chirstmas music. But I especially LOVE Sufjan Stevens version of classics.

Take a listen... It's sure to get you in the Holiday Spirit!

I hope everyone has a peaceful, loving and fruitful Holiday season!


{recipe} Easy Chocolate Silk Pie

This is one of the easiest pies you can make for the holiday season!


1 package Instant Chocolate Pudding
1 container Cool Whip
1 premade Pie Crust
1 1/2 C Cold Milk
Chocolate bar or Cocoa powder (optional)
Whisk pudding mix with milk for 2 minutes. Spoon half into pie crust.
Mix 1 C Cool Whip into remaining pudding mix. Spoon into pie crust.
Top with remaining Cool Whip. Shave Chocoalte on top or dust with cocoa.
Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set.


i {heart} Forkless Bikes

This is so neat! It looks pretty fun to ride and seems to be pretty smooth!

{Source} Toxel


{found} Mondy Round-up

  • Check out these food flags, aren't they neat?
  • How would you like to add these to your walls? It's sure to brighten up your day!
  • New Video: Charlotte Gainsbourg/Beck duet "Heaven Can Wait"
  • Get your Twilight Makeup tutorial below


Let's Say Thanks...

This only takes a second. Please go to the site below to send a member of our armed troops a postcard thanking them for all of their hard work! It could be exactly what someone needs... wouldn't you want to get a note from home if you were out there so far away?

Fun Friday

Please enjoy this hilarious "Who's Line Is It Anyway" episode!

Have a fun and safe weekend!

Kisses & Hugs!

i {heart} Mod Cloth

This would be perfect for a crisp fall day!

Maybe with a pair of these shoes

Check out these awesome home decorations!

And these adorable necklaces!
And these rings!!!
I love these wallets! How cute is that owl one?
{source} ModCloth


{video} Cat vs Printer

Thank you Mama Frelke for sending me this. I couldn't stop laughing!!!


Bored to Death

This show looks awesome!

Bored to Death



Dana and Hunter Wedding Hightlight from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.

Fresh Hubby of LA from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.

I don't know if you've ever experienced "Fun Chills" before but tell me if you do after watching these amazing wedding videos.

Back To Wedding Stuff

I have somehow steered away from posting anything "Wedding Related" for a while now... I think it's time to get back to it!


50 Barbeque Turkey & Chicken Sandwiches
Caesar Salad
Side of either Beans, Rice or Potato Salad
$700 ($14/person)
Prawn Cocktail
Deviled Eggs
Salami, Cheese & Crackers
Fruit Salad
$200 ($4/person)
Iced Tea
White Wine Spritzers (4 Large Bottles)
Beer (1 Keg)
Approx: $300 ($6/person)
$1200 ($24/person)


{Video} Pet Bed

I have been looking all over the place for a pattern to make for my boys! I finally found it!


Wedding Video...

30- 40 birthday party...and a surprise wedding from Lorien Gabel on Vimeo.

This one is pretty long, but well worth the wait! Enjoy!


Graduation Countdown

The countdown is on! I'm so excited and nervous and relieved to finally be finishing this program! 1600 hours is a very long program! Now, time to start studying for that Cosmetology State Board Exam!


i {heart} Awkward Family Photos

When I need an instant "pick me up", I skip the coffee and go straight for AFP! But I'm warning you, once you start, you won't be able to stop!
I'd say Neo JazzHands is my Favorite! See the resemblance?


{DIY} Centerpieces

I have been saving these little Martinelli's apple juice jars to store all of my sewing supplies, ie: buttons, safety pins, and small spools of thread. I have like 10 left over so I started brain-storming... and then it hit me! How cute would these little jars be slightly filled with glass beads or sand and place a single flower or a candlestick and place them in a row down the center of your table...

i {heart} Pet Costumes

My boys (cats) hate when I dress them up... but how adorable would one of these costumes be?


Inspiration Board

Here's my take on my Inspiration Board for my wedding, using the colors from my Color Board.


Wonderful Weekend

To start off this past weekend, Saturday morning I was asked to help do the hair for a family for their daughter's Quinceanera. Basically, curls, curls and more curls. I'll post the pictures of the updo's when I learn how to transfer them from my phone to the computer. :) It was a lot of fun! Then, later that day, my friend came over to get her hair and makeup done for a wedding! After that, a couple of friends came over and we had some wine and pizza. Mmmm. It was so yummy!

Sunday, Ted and I made some Soyrizo and egg tacos for breakfast and decided to ride our bikes up to the Hillcrest Farmers Market. That was great! The food was amazing! Lots of fresh veggies and fruits to look at! We left with our bellies full of gyros, one HUGE pear and a peach, baby heirloom tomatoes & some apple scented inscence. Then off to Ross to do some perusing. We didn't really find anything so we left and went to get some gelato. Walked around for a bit. Then rode our bikes home! Okay, I know you're not supposed to brag on yourself, but here I go...

This was the furthest I had ever ridden my bike. Over all, it was great!

Then we came home, watched True Blood and made some Andouille sausage with white cream pasta. It was so good!


Recession Music

I can't think of a better Recessional than "All you need is Love" by The Beatles. The beginning is perfect to grab the attention of your guests and the song is obviously all about Love. I think it's going to be a perfect song to end our ceremony on a high note!

i {heart} Bat for Lashes

Ted's bandmate, Cliff, turned me on to Bat for Lashes a while ago but I felt it was my "duty" to share the magically dark music that I have had my Ipod on repeat for the last few weeks.

I'm just blown away that her voice sounds EXACTLY the same as on her album! What a beautiful voice, huh?


i {heart} Fall

I love when all of the leaves around me change into beautiful shades of bright red, burnt orange, and curry yellow. The color combination is just soothing!
I really love the clothing inspirations from nature. I am loving that yellow! Wow!
& I love all of the shades of grey that magically appear!