Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Random Picture Wednesday {12/19}

there is always light at the end of the tunnel

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cosas Minimas Illustrations

I came across these goodies by Blanca Gomez of Cosas Minimas. Aren't they the most adorable?




Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Random Picture Wednesday {11/28}




 old school jerseys we saw randomly somewhere

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fab Five Friday... on a Monday {11/19}

I decided to postpone the Fab Five this week not because I forgot to do it (although there's been many times where I almost forgot), but because I will be on vacation starting today! (Well technically, the vacation started 2 days ago, hehe.) So I wanted to wait until the last minute to share everything that's happened in the last week.

1. my Starbucks gold card - this actually came a few weeks ago but I kept forgetting to share it! It has my name printed on the card!



2. Wedding #1 at Disneyland - so beautiful



3. Wedding #2 - also so beautiful!

romantic candlelights
open bar and not having to drive = getting pretty tipsy and happy and dance-y

4. Last minute spontaneous hangout with friends. Like old times.




5. I woke up Sunday morning with (a slight hangover and) a sense of...gratitude. It still hasn't hit me that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, probably because we will not be in the country. But this week was definitely filled with reminders to be thankful and appreciative: for my parents for helping us plan our vacation, for their selfless-ness at taking care of little details for us, for being my parents; for my in-laws for their generosity with this vacation and for being cool, chill-lax in-laws in general; for my siblings and nephews, being their selfless, silly, albeit sometimes annoying selfs; for my (not new anymore) brother-in-law and sister-in-law (from H) for being accepting of me and for being more like friends; and definitely for H for accepting of my weird self and for his uncomplaining, low key nature. Also, something health-wise came up this week and I was amazed at the amount of get-well-soon wishes that poured in. It was nothing major even, but people expressed their concern and I am very grateful for H's and my friends and even acquaintances.



They say to count your blessings one by one, but I have long since lost count.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

[Inspiration] Gift Packaging

I am needing to wrap some gifts for this weekend, and I can't help eyeing these pretty packaging ideas.

via a lady's findings
via raspberry suite
via hunters hideaway
via justina blakeney
via oh hello friend
via eighteen25

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fab Five Friday {11/9}

I just want to begin by saying that I really appreciate all those who read my blog, especially the Fab Five series, regularly. No one comments, but I know some people do read it regularly and for those people, THANK YOU! I don't mean to sound vain, but knowing that there are people who actually like reading my writings and looking at my pictures makes me want to continue doing this.

Now here are the 5 things that made my week.

1. Election!
Now because of some paperwork mix-up, I was not able to vote. I was very, very disappointed. But... I was very happy with the result. ;)

"election donuts" at 7-11


2. Been listing to a lot of Mumford and Sons


This song is probably more popular. It's on the radio a lot.

3. I had food poisoning this week. I lost 2 pant sizes. But on the plus side, we ate at home every single weekday this week! Wait, does Friday count?


This is the shabu meal we made. NOT the meal I got sick from.

4. I'm okay with cherry tomatoes, but I really like the yellow ones. They seem sweeter to me.


5. Starbucks red cups. Mmm...


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

[Inspiration] Cards & Stationery

I love looking at pretty cards and stationery! They make me happy.

via 100layercake
via walnut paperie
via rock scissor paper
via fomato
via tiny prints

via cosas minimas
via anthropologie
via frankie (australia)

Also, Paperless Post (similar to Evite) is coming out with their own line of greeting cards in mid-October. Stay tuned as I will be sharing some samples!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fab Five Friday {11/2}

I can hardly believe that it is already November and that we have officially entered the holiday season. H and I always love the holidays, and what better way to kick off the holidays than to celebrate Halloween?!

pumpkin carving with friends - both H's and my first time

oktoberfest

20+ mile biking - also a first

hanging out with this cutie. who wouldn't have fun??

group costume - way too funny


Friday, October 26, 2012

Fab Five {10/26}

Here are 5 things this past week that made me happy.

1. A day without stomach pain - been having these more frequently now. Sometimes I can't sleep because of it. So any day without stomach pain is a great day for me!


2. Found a substitute for In-'n-Out: Big Daddy's Fire Grill (Actually had this a couple weeks ago when I wasn't having those stomach pains as frequently - but looking at the picture made me happy... and hungry...)


3. Tried this NatureBox snack box trial and H loves it. We're considering subscribing.


4. Had to go feed H's brother's dogs the past weekend when they were out of town. So cute!


5. A lunch date with some friends in Little Tokyo - bliss.

Other things worth mentioning are that I went running twice this week, one of which was a 10-minute mile which is a big deal to me. Personal record I'd even say.