Monthly Archives: June 2015

Monday Mantra- Be led by your dreams

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Getting sick told in gifs

I have been busy training for my Avon 39 mile walk, getting ready for our July 4th party and maintaining crazy work hours and then something tragic happened


I caught a cold… July…..the little guy just snuck up on me


I tried to convince Dino Boy I was healthy


He didn’t believe me for a second


I finally caved and took Nyquill …..that caused me to tell Dino Boy about the seahorses chasing him while I was sleeping


I got better


And then got worse


And now I’m semi healthy ready to take on the rest of the week!

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Shabby Chic Weddings: A How To

What is shabby chic, exactly? Well, it’s kinda of a combination of a few styles. It’s kind of vintage, kind of rustic; parred back is a good way to describe it. It works fantastically for weddings that want to have a slightly more relaxed vibe. There are lots of whites, creams, and browns, all of which can be accented with your choice of colour.

Like the sound of it? Here are a number of ways to get a shabby chic vibe for your wedding.


1) Hessian Bunting

Hessian is a great material for shabby chic weddings. It looks rustic, and natural, but is also very versatile. And, it’s cheap too! Hessian bunting is a great place to start. You can buy it online, or make your own. You just need scissors, a template, and some hessian sheets. Don’t feel that bunting is the only thing you can make out of it, though. You can also use it to make confetti cones, table clothes and more! Be sure you take an extra sheet or two with you to the wedding venue. This will cover you incase anything you’ve made gets damaged. Plus, you’ll probably find you can make use of it somewhere else too. It really is very versatile!



2) Baby’s Breath Bouquets

Part of the charm of shabby chic is that it isn’t quite as ‘done’ or ‘polished’ as other themes. One place you can apply this is to your flowers. You can make a big statement with them, and going for something simpler can save a lot of money. Gypsophila, also know as Baby’s Breath because of how delicate it is, is ideal. Dainty white flowers atop green stems, these carry the shabby chic trend perfectly. There are 68 ideas for incorporating these flowers into your wedding here! Adorn your venue with them, or even carry them as your bouquet! They also work well as bouquets for the bridesmaids, as they are nice and light for carrying.


3) Vintage Invitations

You won’t get a second chance to make a first impression of your wedding. What is that first impression? You’re wedding invites of course. They drop through the doors of your guests, welcoming them along. They give them the first taste of the day that is to come. So, start them off here with a vintage style invite. You can visit Pure Invitation for vintage wedding invitations and inspiration. A fab finishing touch is old-fashioned looking stamps and brown paper envelopes too!


4) Outdoor venue

You might struggle to pull off an authentic-looking shabby chic wedding in the wrong venue. If your venue is very polished and glamorous. Instead, consider an outdoor venue. This way you can incorporate the trees, flowers, and greenery into things. Dot candles in glass jars in the branches, and use folding chairs for the ceremony. Don’t feel like you need to be too neat or very precise with anything. That is part of the charm of your theme! Take it easy and you’ll create a wedding day that the guests can take it easy on also!

Monday Mantra- A little bit of summer

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What I learned from the NBA Finals

Finally, we are done with Basketball season. Is it just me or does it seem like it never ends? I swear that the playoffs have been going on for 3 months, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when Dino Boy started watching the playoffs. 


It’s been a great year for Bay Area sports, the Giants won the world series and now the Warriors are the NBA finals Champions, beating out the Cavaliers in an awesome series. So in honor of their win, here are some fun facts that I’ve learned throughout the playoffs.


1. Riley Curry is absolutely adorable. Seriously, all press conferences should feature her, people might actually watch them. 


2. A camera lens can do some serious damage


3. Steph Curry’s mom, Sonya Curry is 49 years old, 49!!

4. The series features 2 MVP’s going head to head. Lebron James (who has won it four previous times) and Steph Curry who won the award this past year. 


5. Steph Curry and Lebron James were born in the same hospital, in the same town! I don’t even want to think what the probability of two people born in the same hospital later becoming MVPs and facing off against each other is.

6. The Warriors have not won an NBA championship since 1975, a 40 year drought (and they had some pretty terrible years in between)

7. The Cavs have never won a NBA championship and the city of Cleveland has not won a sports championship since 1964, a 51 year drought. 

8. The last two minutes of a basketball game take FOREVER.


Congrats to the Warriors on their 2015 Championship!

Warby Parker’s Summer Lovin Sunglasses

Sunglasses can be the perfect summer accessory, which is why you should have more than one pair for all your different summer soirees. Got an outdoor wedding to attend? Try out Warby Parker’s Beckett shades in Jet Black. Gathering with friends for cocktails on the deck? Madisonin Rum Cherry will definitely add to the fun. And when you’re ready to hit the beach, be sure to grab your Jennings in Beach Glass. 

Beckett is designed for narrow-sized faces. It’s tapered temple arms and an impeccably crafted bridge will give you a fresh, unique look.

Madison is your unmistakably adventurous pair of sunglasses. These shades feature a traditional bridge and medium width that will suit most faces. 

Jennings is a frame for all. Their curved brow, keyhole bridge, and medium shape will leave you looking cool-as-a-cucumber whether you’re smoking some shrimp on the barbie or leisurely lounging in the pool.

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Monday Mantra: Happy Birthday Dino Boy!

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There are people that walk into your life and everything changes. The day Dino Boy crashed into our first date I knew my life would change forever. This year has been a year of trials and triumphs and I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to share this adventure with him. Thank you for making me laugh, for supporting me, for being by my side every day. Everyone wish Dino Boy a happy birthday! Love you Fancy Face!

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