Starbucks

anyone else as obsessed with starbucks as me?  This last year I received my starbucks gold card (a random, small goal) and I’ve also discovered some cool drinks along the way as well~ like Venti coffee with a shot of espresso is called a “red-eye”.  It’s my favorite thing to order right now with creamer or whole milk. =)

So with this new starbucks gold card…I’m definitely trying more and new drinks that come out each season.  It’s my little indulgence when I’m having a bad day or need a pick me up before a long day at work.

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Throwback Thursday

Cinco De Mayo 2012

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Ardell Natural Wispues Lashes

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I’ve heard so much about this brand from beauty bloggers and youtubers.  I ordered a bunch of these from Amazon recently and am super excited to try them out!

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New Jewelry Organizer: Anthropologie’s Half-Dozen Egg Crate

I was at Anthropologie recently and saw this egg crate in the kitchen section.  I know you’re supposed to put eggs in it, but when I saw it I instantly saw: Jewelry Organizer!

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When I got home I put my rings in it =)

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Even Lucy was excited!

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What do you think? =)  Now I want 1 more for my stud earrings~ =)

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Nude Lips and a Home Blow Out

These days, I rarely blow dry my hair.   But Markel and I had a big event where it was important to have blown out hair.  I normally LOVE bright lips, but this time I kept my lips on the subtle side. =)   What do you think?  Nice to change it up right? =)

Great tips for the look below: a powerful blow dryer, a great round brush and makeup primer!

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February Recap: Lucy Photodump

I know I know…I’m pretty obsessed with Lucy.  She’s just the most adorable little thing in the world and I can stop taking pictures!!  If you’re not a dog fan, please skip this post.  This is gonna be a ridiculously long photodump of my little Lucy Bear.  hehe <3

(originally this was going to be like 150 pictures long…but that’s pretty ridic.  so here are my faves of feb!)

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Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Scent

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Do you remember when sunflowers was THE scent??  Then Elizabeth Arden came out with this light green tea scent afterwards that I always really loved.  Recently I saw it again and decided to big it for old times sake.  I’ve been spraying it on scarves and little things around the apartment.  🙂  Everytime I get a whiff it always brings me back to the late 90s.  Hehe

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February Recap Part II

February was a packed month!!  Here’s Part II of my month.  Starting off with Joycie’s Birthday in Ktown!  We went to Korean BBQ and then Karaoke (her fave).  It was really fun to all get together and play.  As we’ve gotten older and busier, we rarely get to do all night ktown nights.

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Cute party hats!

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AND NOW FOR THE FUN!  Joycie is the ONLY person I will sing for (mainly b/c she forces me).  lol
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 Markel and I went to 2 Housewarmings at The Kims!

We have two separate groups of friends so there were 2 parties of food, wine and fun.  It’s funny how I look forward to house parties, wine nights, and anything indoors these days.  If I can wear sweat pants or not be judged for wearing something comfy~~ I’m there in a heart beat.

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portos sandwiches… *drooool *
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 My Co-worker and friend from College got a new Job =(  It was so much fun to work in the same department together!!  Luckily she’s still on campus and we get to meet up often for lunch, so that’s nice.  But I’ll miss seeing her everyday in the office and taking mini breaks with her or venting to her.  <3

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We catered for BJs and also celebrated her 30th birthday!  (Her last day in the office was her 30th Birthday)

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and can’t forget…VALENTINE’S DAY!

sweet, romantic Markel planned the perfect night and brought home gorgeous roses <3  i’m not a romantic so it’s really nice to have him do super sweet and thoughtful things.  random

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I saw my friend do this for her class and I immediately copied it!  hehe How cute right??

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aren’t they gorgeous??  I was SHOCKED when I got flowers.  They were such a sweet surprise.

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Even the wrapping was so pretty!

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When we got home, poor lucy bear was DUNZO.  She was passed out in her crate in her adorable little dress.  <3  She had a fun valentine’s day as well. =P

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Happy Friday Ya’ll!!

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February Recap

I know, I know…I’m really late on this recap.  I’m telling you, Winter Quarter at work has been INSANE.  Thankfully this is finals week and next week is spring break so I’ll have some more time to update you guys on my life!  February was a really fun month.  Lots of time with friends, new experiences and pictures galore!

February started off with Ethan’s Dohl (first birthday) at Lawry’s Steakhouse.  The decorations were gorgeous, the food was phenomenal and it was such an exciting day to celebrate Ethan’s huge milestone!

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Last night with the B’s at Perch in downtown.  SO much fun getting together with these gorgeous ladies.  I love them to death.  (post about this weekend here)

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Super Bowl!  I was super tired from all the weekend festivities so it was nice to have one day of pizza, super bowl and drinks. =)

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OH MAN.  I’ve wanted to go to magic castle for YEARS.  I finally got the chance to go last month thanks to Joycie.  She had 8 tickets and the entire night lived up to all the hype.  They don’t let you take pictures inside of the castle, but I was completely blown away by all the magic tricks, magicians and unique features in the castle.  Can’t wait for the next time when we’ll get to go back!

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For President’s Day Weekend, I played a lot and ate a lot.

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Little Lucy trying to get a bit of some Korean Food =P

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Chunju Han-il Kwan in Ktown.  SOOOO GOOOOOD

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Brunch at The Sycamore Kitchen.  Best Cuban Coffee EVERRRR.  I”m totally addicted to it and can’t wait to go back.

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Brunch with the besties at Urth Cafe<3   We’ve been friends since high school and have literally been friends for over 15 years~ through college, grad school, boyfriends, weddings, moves to several different cities…It’s been such an incredible journey.  Getting together for brunch with our sig-o’s and talking about life, laughing, planning trips together… It really feels like life is complete.  LOL  corny???  

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I love these girls to death and can’t imagine my life without them.  They are my rocks, my spiritual accountability partners and family.  I can’t wait for our future babies to grow up together and experience that new stage of life with them! xoxo

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more to come in part II!!

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Throwback Thursday

Joycie’s Anderson MBA Graduation! xoxo

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Arm Candy of the Moment

wearing a hodge podge of bracelets to brighten up my winter outfits <3

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Throwback Thursday

May 2009!  Gosh it was so long ago!

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Piperlime Wishlist

as you know…i’m pretty freaking obsessed with piperlime.  if i’m ever wearing something cute, it’s from there (or something from the gap company).  here is my new wishlist of current obsessions!

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Karl Kourbe $295

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Fronton $375

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JOE’S JEANS
Laney $135

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RAG & BONE
The Skinny $187

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Tweed Skirt w/ Zips $325

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Brayden $110

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Max Tee $68

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KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Capri Garden Statement Studs $98

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Going Out Make-Up

Trying out New Makeup Lately…Got some new colors of lipstick and eyeliner.  PLUS I’m trying to use this massive eye shadow palate my girl General Byon gave me.  So many colors = so many different looks!  I’ve been loving the wine & plum colors this month!

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Banana Republic Heels: Pascha Pump

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How gorgeous are these green shoes??  I just got them from Banana Republic!  They looked super cute online but they are even more chic in person.  I love the hint of gold on the inner heel as well.  I am a true size 8 and when I first put them on they felt a little snug.  I’m hoping that they will stretch out after the first wear.

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B’s Reunion Weekend!

The last weekend of January/First weekend of February was epic.  Our group  of “Bs” was finally back together again!  I think the last time this happened was my wedding in April 2013.  CRAZY.

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This group of girls is incredibly special and formed so organically.  A few of us started hanging out after meeting at church in 2009 and then our personal groups of friends (from childhood, college, etc) started hanging out with each other and it became 1 big group of Bs!  Over the last 5 years we have been through incredible milestones that have bonded us more and helped us to cherish each other.  5 years of dating, engagements, marriages, trips, babies, re-locations, and many ups and downs in our lives.  I can’t imagine having gone through my 20s without these ladies!!

This weekend was full of really good food, catching up, february birthday celebrations, and fun memories.  Can’t wait till the next B reunion!!

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Here are some cute pics from our weekend~

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Evan and Sarah Get Married!

Markel and I went to a very important wedding yesterday~his bffs!  I’ve known Evan and his family for 5.5+ years and they are seriously the sweetest, kindest and most amazing group ever.  I’m so happy for him and his beautiful bride, Sarah.  This wedding was beautiful, family oriented and incredibly fun.  Can’t wait for Baby Olivia to arrive soon!  She has many aunties and uncles that are waiting to spoil her rotten. <3

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January 2014 Recap

January was SUCH a world wind month!  Coming back from vacation and going straight into the busiest quarter of the academic year was insane (in the membrane!  does anyone say that anymore??).  PLUS I was sick for 3 out of 5 weeks so that was no fun… =T

But January was the month of lavish parties.  I was a dummy and only took pictures at 1 of them, but Markel and I attended our first Bar Mitzvah together and a huge 50th birthday party.  These were my first two Persian hosted parties and all I can say is…WOW.  They REALLY know how to throw an awesome event.

The rest of the month was filled with trips to downtown Disney & San Diego, wine nights with friends, food and our baby Lucy~~

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Downtown Disney!  My bff’s husband had a company retreat at Disneyland so the rest of us met up with her and hung out.  I haven’t been to downtown Disney with these ladies before so it was fun to try something new!

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LOVE the beignets and earl’s at downtown Disney!

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Celebrating Grandpa Cordaro’s Birthday as one big family <3

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Looking for gifts for Grandpa Cordaro.

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I was sick for three weeks out of the five in January.  UGH…the two pictures below pretty much sum up that time.

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lots of etsy orders =)  these letters and hearts take time to put together but I’m always so happy with the finished product!

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I had this baby for almost 15 years. I got it when I only had my permit.  My best memories in High School, College and my entire 20s was spent in this car.  LOVE this car and I finally parted with it in January.

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MAGIC.  BOYS. Won’t go too much into detail…but I’m shaking my head as I write this.

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Lots of home dates with Markel this month.  Probably because both of us were sick…but it was nice to spend more time with him.  Markel works insane hours 7 days a week so any meal we get to have together is pretty special.

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I’M FINALLY A STARBUCKS GOLD CARD MEMBER!!! WAHOOOOOOOOO.  It was my weird 2013 goal.  LOL

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January was my obsessed month of Pizza.  NY style slices.  *drooool *

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Girl’s Night Wine Nights <3

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Shangri LA Hotel Rooftop Bar with these gorgeous ladies <3

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  Lucy Photo Dump! =)

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Oscars Night 2014

 Watched the Oscars tonight with Markel over Mulberry Pizza and Champs!

 Hosted by Ellen, this show was funny and fun to watch.  Here are my best dressed of the night.  These women literally glowed on stage!

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Our spread below =)  We had tons of wedding festivities this weekend and tonight all we wanted to do was relax, eat good food and drink some bubbles. <3

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Even Lucy Bear was into it!

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Mulberry Pizza is AHHH-MAZING.  LOVE LOVE the crust.  Everything I’ve tried there so far has been good.  PLUS if you sign up for their free text message alerts, you get free dishes like salad or spaghetti! =) xoxo

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Blair Family: 2013 Annual Report

I’ve seen this on Pinterest before and I’ve always wanted to do it!  Since 2013 was the year that I went from a single lady to a married woman and then a puppy mommy.  What better time than 2013 to start this tradition?? =)

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2013 Annual Report

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