Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dress Shopping

I had the pleasure of going wedding dress shopping with my friend Amber and she has asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. We spent over 2 hours there trying dress after dress, but none seemed to really be what she wanted. Finally, I asked the sales girl to bring a dress that was nothing like she was originally looking for, but I thought we could just try it and see. Well.... it ended being THE dress. It looks great one her and I can't wait to see her in it on her wedding day. Here are a couple of pictures I snapped while we were there.

PS I NEED a better lens for indoor lighting, because flash is my enemy.

These are not THE dress, but I just love these two images of her.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot Mess

I've finally finished looking through all the pictures Bren and I took during our weekend in Lake Arrowhead and I am so glad we decided to go. It was so much fun and was great to get to spend so much time with our friends. Parenthood takes up about 99.99% of your life and it can be hard to make time for each other, let alone all our friends. We got to stay up late laughing and playing Uno. We went on hikes and took tons of pictures and I would definitely say the highlight of the trip was when we all sprawled out in the living room, exhausted from the hike and watched an episode of Wife Swap.That is where we got our catch phrase for the weekend and for life..."you look a hot mess".
I was not easy to leave Haiden for 3 days. I am a very clingy mother. I know I will be that mom who doesn't know what to do when her child goes off to college. I knew all this was one-sided though, because he was so excited to get to stay with the grandma he loves so dearly.

Anywho,the huge 4 bedroom/ 4 bath cabin we stayed in was really great. They had big leather recliners, several televisions, 3 porches, and the very popular massage chair. I loved being able to walk out onto the balcony in the morning to smell the fresh, smog-less air.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend.And btw, I hiked through the woods and streams and over mini cliffs with a tripod for some of these pictures!

On the way to the hiking trail we say a yard sale on the side of the road and decided to take a look.

And Fernando bought a snow board for $40.

One of the night we drove into Lake Arrowhead Village to have dinner.

Dinner was delicious

and I bought a new hat

The End

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Fun

I have been really enjoying Summer so far. Haiden and I have a lot of fun activities to look forward to. We went to a matinne movie. Popcorn and soda at 10 in the morning isn't what I'm used to, but it was fun and the movie was free! I am also counting down to Yosemite. It is a bit of heaven on earth for me.

Going to the beach.


I've been buying flowers from Trader Joe's and arranging them in vases I have around the house. I LOVE the Peonies. And the Sunflowers are a steal at only $3.99!

Oh and I found these fabulous pair of Michael Kors heels at Nordstrom Rack for 75, yes 75% off!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I put this together as the inspiration for our bedroom. Slowly, but surely we'll get there.
Deal: The bed from Target for $575!
Splurge: The curtains from Anthropologie for about $5oo for the pair. :(

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I < 3 Ikat!

I love Ikat material, every piece is so unique and beautiful. Ikat fabric is made by hand-tying and hand-dying fabric in a precise way to create the desired pattern. Some of these prints are reproductions, but they are still very pretty.

I have an Ikat skirt and sweater that I really love.

I love all these pillows

I love the colors in this lamp shade.

And I especially love and will be saving up for this chair.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Snow Day

A few weeks back Brennen and I decided to drive up to Lake Arrowhead for the day to play in the the snow before it got too late in the year. We should have probably checked the snow report before driving all the way up there, because there was no snow! So we ended driving 2 1/2 hours up to Big Bear for the day. I REALLY wanted to just get a room and stay up there that night, but my brother-in-laws going away party was that night as well. It was fun and ,unlike last year, Haiden actually loved the snow.

We at lunch at the Teddy Bear Restaurant.

The view on the drive home was beautiful.