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Top 7 spring wishlist items

there are SO MANY things i want for this summer.  it takes all my self control not to go out and buy it all!  gahh

Here’s my top ten fun summer items that i want in my closet NOW.

1. Tons of WHITE clothing–looks so clean and fresh!

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2. Comfy Summer Sandals I can walk anywhere in

like these from solesociety

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or these from madewell!

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3. funky sunglasses!

Living in LA we need sunglasses year round but for some reason I only care to get new ones at the end of every spring.  SO MANY Choices and I’m totally in a different style mooood.

like these below

‘Lolita Deluxe’ 59mm Sunglasses

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SW PENTAGON STYLE #2266

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4. huge casual tote bag for the beach, picnics and weekend getaways

like this cute one from Nordstrom

‘Key-Per’ Tote

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The transport tote

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5. Back Pack that I can take around for casual days out

like this cute one from Nordstrom (on sale for $27.90!)

Ikat Canvas Backpack (Juniors)

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i love the palm tress and the color of this one!

Herschel Heritage Back Pack in Palm Print

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6. Slouchy Pants!  I’m obsessed.   I already own three pairs but they are SO COMFY I want more!

here are some cute ones from madewell.

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7. Statement Rings!

I don’t care of the rings are dainty or fat or obnoxious…I’m really into rings again~ they spice up an outfit!  plus i love painting my nails so this will give me a way to accessorize my fingers even more!

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8. And last but not least…a one-piece bathing suit.

Something funky fresh (like the madewell one below) or classic and retro.  I definitely don’t have the body of a 24-year-old anymore and I will be spending a lot of time with Mike’s parents this summer so I think skimpy bikini’s are out…and sexy one pieces are in! =P

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Throwback Thursday

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Took this picture after Easter service with my friends.  Love these ladies. ♡

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Obnoxious Statement Rings

I used to be obsessed with big rings and then…I just got fashion lazy.  I got lazy about all jewelry actually.  As the weather gets warmer, I feel alive again.  My senses are re-awakened and I’m looking at Jewelry and Accessories again!

My new hunt right now is either super dainty thin gold rings~ or huge obnoxious statement rings I can wear with a plain outfit.  Here are some that I’m loving right now.

Maya Ring

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Soiree Onyx & Diamond Square Cocktail Ring

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Michael Kors ‘Sleek Exotics’ Barrel Ring

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‘Spike’ Semiprecious Stone Ring

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Happy Memorial Day: Celebrating our Brave Military Men and Women!

Happy Memorial Day: Celebrating our Brave Military Men and Women!

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Donut Holes at H&M

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Have you tried these donut holes to make your buns bigger???  I have the medium size one and use it A L L T H E T I M E.

Popped into H&M with Markel and went nuts over this giant donut (upper right side).  Although they didn’t have the large size in the dark brown color, I immediately bought it anyway.  Right now my hair is a light brown for summer anyway. 😉

Get yours today if you’re obsessed with big buns like me!  They are less than $5!

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Birkenstocks

WHY are these back???  I think they’re so fugs.  I don’t care how comfortable they are, these should NOT be making their way back into people’s closets.

*shudder *

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Essie Nail Polish: 768 Cocktail Bling

LOVE this color.  It’s perfect when I need a break from my normal pinks and reds.  Essie has such a beautiful selection of periwinkle/gray-pruples.  Here’s one of my go-to colors below. =)

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Industrial California Art

 Mike and I had a fabulous weekend of furniture shopping in April that really re-sparked our creative juices.  We came home and reorganized furniture, threw out old decorations and tried to re-think our space and layout.  We’re working on making a few more changes but this is one fun project that Markel already made for our one year anniversary. <3  I know normally it’s supposed to be paper or whatever, but this is truly the best and most meaningful gift to receive.  A few years back he made the most GORGEOUS wine rack for me (picture here).

 We saw this california art pieces at Rejuvination in Culver City.  It was gorgeous, rustic, industrial…and something we loved instantly.  The price tag on this baby?  $400+.  YIKES.

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SO…my markel being the handy dandy man that he is made this masterpiece below for only $40!  He bought distressed would and put red lights where we were from (I’m from Sacramento, He’s from Diamond Bar)~ and white lights where the major CA cities are.  This was seriously the best present I could ever ask for and I’m incredibly excited to hang this in our place.  We’re deciding where to put it in the house but I think it’ll go beautifully over the bar cart. <3  I’ll show you more when we hang it up.

Beautiful right?

We bought a new lamp shade to update the old one we had and add a new dimension of color in our boring white/blue color scheme.  Some new changes at home and old ones around the house along with Pics from our furniture shopping =)

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April Recap and Photodump

HOLY SMOKES i can’t believe how fast 2014 is flying by.  It’s already the end of the first week in MAY.  goooooodness…

Well April was full of fun (per the norm in my monthly updates).  Friends came to visit, I went on a mini trip to santa barbara, and it was my first year anniversary!  Some of my april events are coming in separate posts so stay tuned~~~. =)

LA FOOD TOUR

Mrs General Byon was in town and we did a fun little food tour around LA.  (more details click here)  We went to Tsujita, Blockheads, Soprasseta, Hero Shop, and Half and Half.  Not only was the food out of control amazing, but it was nice to spend time with my girlfriends doing what we love: eating!  Here are some pics from our journey =)

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Birthdays Birthdays Birthdays!

Markel’s niece had her 6th birthday party and it was a fun day of family, food and an easy bake oven!

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Later that night we went to 82 the new BARCADE in little tokyo/arts district area.  Although I’m terrible at console video games and pinball machines…I’m a pretty good drinker~~ so I kept my money at the bar with shots and cocktails. =P

 3 fireball shots for me and the birthday boy!

(have you guys tried fireball yet?  it’s my new fav shot!)

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Me and My Markel <3  Markel’s cheeesin it b/c i am pretty sure he’s exciiited to play streetfighter and teenage mutan ninja turtles (turtle power!).

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Celebrating the birthday boy’s big 3-3!

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what is it with boys and TNMNT?  I just don’t get it…but look at this crowd WATCHING other boys play.  cray.

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looks of joy, bliss, and total concentration.  lol

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why so serious…

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my adorable markel playing games.

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the bar projects the top three most popular games so that everyone in the bar can watch.  i kiiinda get that concept but at the same time i don’t.  i don’t really understand why it’s so cool to watch other people play games…*shrug * but that’s cool.  I enjoyed the beer and the mixology cocktails.

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going to space for only $1

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and finally we celebrated the uber important Easter Sunday. =)  Every year, our church puts together the most beautiful decorations and luncheon after the service.  the church grew so much that it’s hard to get to know people~ and these luncheons really bring everyone together.  i love that.  and i love the free food! lol

check out this gorgeous dessert table put together by two of the ladies at our church.  so profess!

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One night for small group we played games, drank delicious mixology drinks by one of our members and munched on a random buffet of snacks.  I love these random nights we have where we can relax and bond~ =)

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one of my coworkers left for maternity leave and we threw her a little baby shower at the office.  event planning for little gigs like this is seriously a fun highlight to my work schedule.  i love celebrating the little things in each person’s life.  it really brings the office together and makes the environment more friendly.

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one of my closet friends friends came to visit as well and we feasted on delicious eats at rustic canyon (my favorite place to eat), pimms cup drinks, and dessert at scoops near our place. <3

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some of our eats =)

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breakfast for three the next morning.  as you know, i LOVE my big weekend breakfasts =)

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and of course a little Lucy update =)

she’s getting so big!  Lucy is 7 months and we need to hurry up and get her spaded before she gets her period >.<  i feel like she’s wayyy to small to get surgery but i’m probably just being over protective.  *sigh *

lucy is ALMOST potty trained.  we’ve got #1 down but #2 is not so easy.  she likes to do that in private or in secret so it’s been hard to get her to break that habit.  in any case she’s still a sassy little ham and loves to cuddle (on her terms).  lol

here’s a photodump of her this month. <3

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i was cleaning out my fabric box and when i came back for some of the pieces, i found lucy sleeping.  so adorable.  she loves finding soft and cushy places to sleep around the house.

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sleepy dog

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lucy is the most cuddly in the morning.  this is my favorite time of day with her.

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every morning and night before bed she begs at the gate to come on the bed =(  at the end of april we finally gave up and let her sleep there all the time.  lol  yes we over indulge our little fur baby.

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lucy LOVES grass.  it’s her favorite thing to do is running around on it and rubbing her face in it.  lol

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chicken legs!

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MORE updates to come!!  SO much happened in April so I’ll be breaking it up into more posts. <3  stay tuned!

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Baby Olive

Last month Markel and I went to the most adorable baby shower!!  Markel’s bff is having a baby girl named Olivia (Olive).  The Meza family is one of the most loving ones I’ve ever met.  It’s a huge Mexican family that welcomes you with open arms and puts a beer in your hand and delicious food in your belly. <3  Baby Meza is one lucky little girl and I’m so blessed to know the Mezas and experience this happy day with them!

Here’s a photodump of the adorable day.

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the guests signed the baby books below with warm wishes for the baby so that when she grows up she’ll be able to read them.  HOW ADORABLE IS THAT?!

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Tostadas! YUMMM  There was a tostada bar and I literally had 3 or 4.  SO FREAKING DELLLICIOUS.

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more adorable decorations

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We played about 4-6 co-ed games that were really fun.  The games brought the guys and girls together, served as entertainment and just really brought out the laughter and fun for the day.

One of our cute games below~~ guess what’s in the diaper >.<

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Another game below~ matching the socks =)  I actually WON This game!!  muhahahahaha~~ 9 pairs in 1 minute. =D20140413_161829

Mike drank juice from a baby bottle and got second.  hehe watching grown men try to do this was HILARIOUS.

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it got so hard markel sat down to see if gravity could help.  HAHA

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this guy on the right of markel won.  he was the only one who did it slowly and steadily.  lol

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our final game =P  markel was blindfolded and fed me baby food.  we thought we won but we were second/third =(20140413_164600

the adorable party favors!

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The adorable parents to be <3  Baby Olive should be making her debut anytime now!!  SO EXCITING~~~~Baby Olive is going to come into this world with so many loving aunties, uncles, grandparents, cousins, friends, and loved ones.  I can’t wait to meet her and spoil her with princess goodies!  hehe

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Throwback Thursday: Fun Small Group Outing

our small group does a lot of fun activities together (one a month actually) and this is one from last fall. =)  We went bowling and then visited the famous/delicious Sweet rose Creamery. <3  AND I’m happy to say I actually did well! 

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 Mint chocolate chip~~ YUMMM

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Mother’s Day 2014

So happy to celebrating this year with TWO mama’s <3  I’m very blessed and grateful for them.

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Throwback Thursday: Halloween Fun!

 Last Halloween, I celebrated at three different parties!  I completely forgot to post about it so Here it all is in one big Throwback Thursday post!

–delicious pasta fagioli soup

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 carving pumpkins!

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Pumpkin ice cream from trader joe’s

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My first pumpkin died a sad death and “drooled” all over our porch area. >.<

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cweeepy cupcakes!

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my first set of pumpkins carved this last halloween =)

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NYC

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Playing in NYC for the next few days 🙂  yesterday was POURING and I was soaked through~ but today’s gorgeous and hot hot hot!
Xoxo. Happy Thursday everyone!

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Throwback Thursday

My 29th Birthday~~~ the last of my 20s

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