Pinterest: Wedding Board

say WHAAT…the Pinterest posts continue!  This is the board that I think I love and create with the most anticipation and excitement.  I’m not engaged (yet).  But I do have a strong sense of what I love and don’t love when it comes to weddings.  Collecting ideas from other pinterest users, blogs, the web in general…really helps me to see it all in one big collage/collection.  hehehe

Here are some of my favorite pieces~~~ for your viewing pleasure~~~

How should I start?  With the theme of the night?  I’d love to go for a rustic black tie look.  It sounds like these two shouldn’t work or that they’re paradoxes…but that’s how Markel and I are!  On paper we are polar opposites.  In reality?  Still polar opposites but two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together.  ❤  (aww is your heart melting yet?  LOL)

Sooo…to set the mood of the night… I want tons of Lace, White Flowers, WOOD, romantic lighting, black/white colors with touches of soft pink/gold, and tons of delicious comfort foods and alcohol!  My goal of the night would be for everyone to have full bellies and be BUZZED/drunk (with happiness of course!) =P



I’m a HUGE wine fanatic!!!

I love learning about wine, tasting it…guzzling it.  LOL  So the idea of having wine bottles at the wedding is a MUST!  LOVE the labels on each wine bottle (with a little bow tie on the logo of course).

The bottle with the signatures is for the years to come.  You’re supposed to have guests sign 4-5 bottles of wine to open on your first anniversary, 5th, 10th, etc.  I’m sure not all wine’s age well~ but this idea is super cute.  Can’t wait to try it!


I LOVE baby’s breath, Peonies, Dahlias and Hydrangeas.  They’re beautiful and so Full/fluffy! =)

LOVE a shockingly pretty welcome table for the guests

Small Personal Touches that I love..

–paper/fabric flowers


-drink station

-the sunglasses


GORGEOUS.  Can’t have a wedding without it ❤  The combination of it with the baby’s breath also makes my heart melt.  So romantic, vintage, and rustic.


LOVE LOVE LOVE Bows.  I want these in Black to be on every plate

Such cute guest cards right??

For the Cocktail Tables


LOVE LOVE LOVE the boldness of the strip.  But does it go with Rustic Black Tie?  Still trying to figure that one out… (thoughts?)


Adding a Korean Ceremony (Paebaek) is a HUGE requirement for me.  Whether it’s before the wedding rehearsal, the cocktail hour or during the reception~ I can’t WAIT to have it!

This is a picture of the female family members who wear a traditional Hanbok to the wedding.

Adorable Gift Ideas to the Bridesmaids


Uplights are so crucial these days.  Not something I thought about in the past…but now I can’t imagine a wedding without it!  I think I’m going to go for white lights and light blue/purple.  hehe


Ohhh the ceremony.  Something that I always think of last~ but have very strong feelings about.

Fun/Delicious Appetizers:

This is the part Markel would appreciate and love the most ❤

Reception Extras

Flip Flops for the ladies!  (always welcomed)

Groom’s cake:


Still deciding if a photobooth is necessary…but I love these items below:


Not sure what will look good one me, but figured these ones were in my top three choices.  OF COURSE it’ll be made of lace with a lace veil ❤


The Boys

Holiday Season


If you love my ideas, please follow me on pinterest! =)

Pinterest: Engagement Party

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted an engagement party.  Call me crazy right?  Who cares about the foo foo wedding??  (well I do…next post to come)

In Korea, engagement parties are a big deal.  It’s where you exchange rings, watches and then publicly get “proposed” to in an awkward 1 min ceremony while everyone watches.  The girls always wear pink and there are ice sculptures and HUGE, standing/ flower bouquets.

Anyway…the engagement parties that go down in Korea aren’t really possible in the states.  So here’s my modern  version of an engagement party below.  Something incredibly casual…sweet…romantic…and laid back.  I love the rustic touches!! xoxo

If you’re interested in my engagement party ideas, please follor me! =)

Pinterest: Smart Board

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a drop of essential oil inside tube scents entire bath for a long time

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These bathroom organization ideas will help you keep your towels, toilet paper, and toiletries in order. Make the most of those small spaces with these easy tips!

Find lost objects with a vacuum and pantyhose.

dryer sheet used as a scum buster in the bathroom

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Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield – Paint like a pro. To make a splatter shield for when you’re painting a high surface, cut a slit in the center of a lid and pull the paintbrush through.
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A tried and true method. Cut scrap paper to the size of the frame and mark the nail location on the paper. Using painter’s tape, move the paper templates around the wall until satisfied. Then hammer the nail through the marks. Remove the paper template and hang!

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Easiest way EVER to clean baked on greasy burners.
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frozen aloe vera for sunburn relief
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keep soil in your flower pots

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Ornament storage

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Hmmm . . . Did you know that if you put a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won’t boil over?

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Gotta try this….The next time you have green onions, don’t throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely.

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If you’d like some good ideas for your home, please follow my board!

Pinterest: Home Sweet Home Board

Yes yes…I still have MORE pinterest boards to share.  LOL  This one is for the future~  Since I don’t own a house and I’m a TERRIBLE decorator…I like to put these pictures together so that I can have some references for the future.  As it stands now, my place is pretty fugs.  I have no matching furniture and no wall art…no wall ANYTHING.  It’s really sad.

I love to look through this collection of items and imagine what kind of colors scheme I’d be using and what sort of items I’ll be collection.  For now, I can say that I hate clutter, I hate decorative pieces…and I love WHITE!

Pinterest: Event Planning Ideas Board

This board is one that I should really spend the most time on (since I am an event coordinator on the side).  But…there are quite a bit of photos to dig through and it’s been pretty crazy trying to sort them out into different categories (since I really should put them on different boards altogether).

So…here are just a few (or a lot) of my faves ❤

If you love some of these photos, please follow my board =P

SF Fashion Trends (February 2012)

When I was walking around the City this past weekend, I noticed a super cute trend that’s harder to find in LA (since it’s not as hot).  Girls were wearing the cutest Jackets, Scarves, Books and Skinny Jeans.  I couldn’t help but notice all the boot styles, scarf colors and the way in which the ladies assembled their outfits.  Bags were also a fun accessory~ but what girl doesn’t love a good bag right?  To help me out…I took some pictures from Pinterest to help me collage for ya’ll. =)

President’s Day Weekend Recap

Good Afternoon All…. for those of us who had the three-day weekend…it’s really hard to get back into the groove of things.  bleh.  But at the very least, I have some fun memories to share and pictures to show you!  I just found this collage creating app on my droid, so the pictures are all from that.  I’m obsessed with things…so kill me.  LOL

First Night, we drove down, got majorly lost, and then arrived at a small bar called Shotwell in Mission District!  Needless to say after a few drinks we had a really obnoxious time.  LOL

Day 2: Ferry Building where we ate our way through!  Took the bus, metro, bart…walked EVERYWHERE, shopped…and then ate delicious appetizers/cocktails at Bourbon Steak.  Unfortunately I have zero pictures from that night because it was THAT cray cray.  Many of us (those who shall not be named) don’t even remember it.  hahaha

Day 3: NAPA!

I drove like a crazy person (WHILE the bay bridge was closed) to join my LA girlfriends in Napa.  Those B’s were well-worth my crazy/hungover drive.  We chartered a shuttle bus and drove to 5 vineyards ❤

In the evening, Mike and I were exhausted.  He went to a blue grass festival with our friends and it took me 3 hours to get home from Napa due to the freaking bridge closing (and my awful sense of direction trying to find an alternate route). *sigh *  We went to dinner with a really great couple in Berkeley and caught up.  Sorry…not picture collage of that one…I was too busy eating!! (but a yelp review for all the places I ate at to come…lol…find me on YELP people!)

Day 4:  Heading home… *boo *

Best Trip EVERRRRR.  I’ll write about the fashion another time (prob tonight).



President’s Day Weekend: San Francisco and NAPA!

This weekend Markel and I are driving up to Norcal (my home).  On long weekends or winter breaks, this is my favorite thing to do~  Since I grew up in Sacramento and went to UC Davis, I have a love affair with NorCal that I never get to indulge in often =T  (Stinkin’ Work!)

In anycase, this weekend is going to be CRAY CRAYYY.  I’ll be seeing about 4 different groups of friends (2 of which are Markel’s) and most likely drinking my way through all the different cities in Norcal.  Most specifically…

San Francisco

with my girls from college

Napa Valley

with my gorgeous B’s

One of the girls I’ll be seeing sent me this pic (Thanks Joyce!)

I FINALLLY got a new SD card on my phone that allows me to take pics!  I’ll be updating as often as I can to let you guys know what’s going DOWNNN =)

xoxoxo  Do you guys have fun weekend plans?

Pinterest: DIY Board

ahhh…this is one of my favorite boards.  Not because I’m a super DIY-er, this board makes me FEEL like I can.  Often, I fantacize about the things I’d LIKE to make or that I THINK I can make…  You will see from the pictures below that I’m NOT this crafty…but a girl can always wish right?  If only I had 48 hours in a day, I only had to work 8 and the sun was up for 35 of it… *sigh * …I could actually make some of these things.

There is one board, however, that helps me get new ideas for my etsy store: Little Miss Esther.   (which you’ll see more of below)  Just like all the other posts, I broke my board down to categories to make it a little easier for you to follow.  xo


*some day I think I can make this


*WOW…I’m going to be SUPER mom someday!

For my Kids…and my Etsy Store: Little Miss Esther

*my next project

Party Planner, Extraordinaire!

*I am a part-time event coordinator and I love to collect ideas for my clients=P

Future Wedding Ideas

*who doesn’t want their wedding to be 100% original?


If anyone in the world is interested in following my DIY ideas, please follow me =)

Pinterest: Things That Make Me Smile Board

Wow…and the list of pinboards go on!  yikes…I guess the world now knows my fascination with Pinterest!  LOL  We’re onto Board VIII!

This is a board that has a collection of many different things.  It’s a smorgasbord of things that touch my heart, make me smile, and lift me up… So I apologize if you feel like I’m having a personality disorder or nothing makes sense.  (perhaps it’s an insight into my life crazy, eh?)  I’ve broken the genres of photos into 4 sections to help =P.


* I love the action and the lighting in most of these pictures.  Or what’s about to come.  Can you tell that I wish I were a graceful ballerina in another lifetime?


*I’m obsessed with water colors and oil paintings.  I think they’re GORGEOUS and really highlight a talent that I wish I had.


*I want a pet!!  My apartment doesn’t allow any…but man oh man…I want a puppy!!


*These pictures just make me laugh

“Relax, I was just kidding!”

If anyone in the world is interested in following my photo/animal/humor board, please follow me =)

Happy Valentine’s Day Ya’ll

February 14th.  The day of LOVE.  Need I say more?

For the past 3 Vdays, Markel has always made it about ME.  This year…it’s going to be all about HIM! xoxo  For Christmas, he made me this BOMB wine rack (no nails!) and stained it himself.  It was the mega present of all presents!  Therefore, it was only fair that I return the favor and buy him an Xmas gift to blow his mind: a night with the Lakers with catering from the concession stands.

What are you guys up to today?  Staying in?  Going out?

Btw boys…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t buy your girlfriend/mom/family/wife generic jewelry.  It’s tacky and really ugly.  MAYBE diamond earrings or something simple…but check out Etsy! has a TON of hand crafted jewelry, candles, housewares, clothes, ANYTHING!  It’ll be really special and one of a kind.


Pinterest: Hello Kitty World Board

oh boy…this is my favorite board =)  It’s one that I’m ashamed to have…but I still can’t get myself to delete it.  Hello Kitty wasn’t something that I grew up loving…I think I became more obsessed with her when I was in college.  LOL

Pinterest: Babies/Kids Board

Pinterest series, Part V.  This is one of my favorite boards.  I love to leaf through and see the adorable expressions, poses, and costumes.  Another favorite type of picture I try to collect are the family portraits and ways that couples announce a baby on the way.  I really want 4 kids (yea I said it!) someday and I can’t wait to use this pinboard of ideas!  Many of my friends don’t get why there’s such a huge surge/obsession with Pinterest (esp my bf).  But it’s all the access to each creative ideas!

Warning: This will be a long post because I couldn’t pair down my favorite pics!

Pinterest: Decorate My Life

Part IV of my Pinterest Series~ This board is called: Decorate My Life.  It’s where I post accessories and things that I’d love to add to my wardrobe.  My obsessions and my pattern for certain trends is incredibly apparent =P  Some may think it’s whack or outdated…but style is style right?

I’ve broken my board down into the six categories in which I seem to be drawn to…

Sky-High Stilettos

Novelty Sunglasses


Arm Candy



Jewelry with my Initials/delicate pieces

My future engagement ring ideas~ ❤

I LOVE this rose gold and morganite.  I totally know that I’m supposed to want a diamond set in platinum…but I can’t help wanting a gold engagement ring.  Call me old fashioned, call me out of style~ But all the jewelry I own is gold. Therefore…a gold engagement ring would go perfectly with my wardrobe/baubles/accessories ❤

Doesn’t the pink/warm shade of morganite go PERFECTLY with this rose gold??

(*hint hint*  since markel doesn’t read this blog…feel free to pass this info along. tee hee)

And if I HAD to get a real diamond set in white gold/platinum…these two would be my choices:

If anyone in the world is interested in following my accessory/bauble obsessions, please follow me =)

Music Legend Whitney Houston Dies as the age of 48

How Tragic.  These two words plus an expression of pure shock are the only things that I can muster up with this news.  I grew up loving her and wishing I could reach those top notes like her.  When the Boyd Guard Came up~ I instantly fell in love with her character and romance with Kevin Costner.  After that…Waiting to Exhale became my new guilty pleasure when I was home on the weekends.

Whitney Houston is survived by Bobbi Kristina, her 18-year-old daughter with ex-husband Bobby Brown to whom she was married from 1992 to 2007. Her body was found at the Beverly Hilton, where the singer had been staying.  Houston had been in and out of rehab in 2005, 2006 and 2011.  Last night at the Grammy’s, everyone honored her life and her incredible career.

RIP Whitney

Pinterest: Fattie Delights

Part III of my Pinterest Chronicles~ (Part I and Part II)

In case you didn’t know, I have a food blog!  It’s called Fattie Delights (also on wordpress)~ Which leads me to my next pinterest board: Fattie Delights!  The best part of this site is that if you click on the picture, it immediately takes you to a cooking website/blog with a recipe of how to make it.  I love to entertain and this access to such a wide variety of ideas has made party planning extraordinary.  I love taking credit for a super adorable and original idea =P

This list is quite extensive so I’ve broken it down by category =D

Hors d’oeuvres

Healthy Meals




If anyone in the world is interested in following my food and recipe obsessions, please follow me =)

Pinterest: Hair

Part II of my Pinterest Chronicles!  For Part I: click here

Today~ HAIR!  This one for me in my life is pretty tricky…I’ve always loved it, but it’s been a REALLY hard uphill battle.  As a child, I had really frizzy untamable hair that broke all hair ties and wouldn’t stay put with 100 bobby pins.  I even had a few really bad experiences with hairspray that should only be told in therapy…But I digress…

Here are my favorite pins on my pinboard =)

Loose Curls

90% in life, I wear my hair down.  When I’m trying to be a LITTLE more “glam”, I curl the ends =P


I swear I was born in the South in another life.  I very strongly believe in “go big or go home” and “the higher the hair, the closer to God”.

My Go-To hair styles in Vegas/weddings


Reminds me of when I was little.  My mom is Type A on crack.  She found that the only way to tame my hair was with mega tight braids.  I was turned off to all tightly pulled back hair until very very recently~ and even then I’ve been taking baby steps…


The look that’s SO trendy right now and super gorgeous~ but not one I can pull off =T yikes.

And Last but not least… Wedding Hair!

For my future…These are the styles that I’ve been keeping my eye on. 😉

If anyone in the world is interested in following my hair obsessions, please follow me =)

Pinterest: Makeup/Nail Polish

For the many who know me (or don’t know me)…I’m OBSESSED with Pinterest.  I go on there when I’m bored, tired, don’t feel like working… you get the idea.  In any case,t scare you away, but I’m about to share my boards with you guys!  First my first share…here’s my Makeup/Nail Polish Board.

This picture makes me happy.  It’s whimsical and makes me feel girlie and sweet.

When I was a little girl, I was OBSESSED with glitter.  My friends and I used to put different colors near our eyes and somehow it instantly made us grown-up and fabulous.  LOL  This picture below is the mature, glam version of that.  I doubt I could ever pull this off in my adult life~ but I do love keeping this on my board to remind me of the past. 😉

The Glam/Retro look.  Reminds me of two really great times in my life~  First, it was meeting my super adorable ex-roommate April Patron.  She brought an entire new genre of music, style, and culture into my life.  Second, this reminds me of a glamor retro shoot that I did in a Brentwood, CA park.  I was that random Asian girl trying to be from the 1950s.  LOL  Someday I’ll show the world the photos~ but for now…this girl underneath looks WAY better with the cat-eye and red lip.

Smokey Eye = Esther Chang.  Hands down~ I’m OBSESSED with this makeup trip and use it for just about everything…except for at church, bedtime, and well…in the shower.  But outside of those instances~ I’m always sporting a version of it.

LOVE this nude polish!  Totally keeping this on file for my future wedding day ❤  tee hee

Hello Kitty = Kitty White (real name) = Esther Chang

nuff said.  Someday when I’m brave enough…I’ll be sporting this look below.

I’m OBSESSED with pink.  As much as I hate to admit it, I’m obsessed with everything girlie.  If you look at my 20+ bottles of nail polish~ about 90% of them are pink or some variation of pink. xo  The brighter the better!

And Lastly…I’m a huge makeup FIEND.  Although I wear the same colors everyday~ I love to learn new tricks and brands that are circulating. When I go out, I swear I look like  a completely different person because I LOVE to shade/highlight my face.

My next makeup obsession?  FAKE EYELASHES!!  Fake Eyelashes make SUCH a huge difference!  Whether it be in Vegas, NYE parties, Weddings…WHATEVER!  I love to layer fake eyelashes =)  The better and more fancy the occasion, the more I layer them on =P

And again…PINK!  I’m always looking for pink lipstick~ again…the brighter the better ❤

If anyone in the world is interested in following my makeup/nail polish obsessions, please follow me =)

Accessories Chest Envy

WOW…when I saw this…I died.  If only some day I could have this giant chest of accessories~  *sigh *  Simply Gorgeous right?  Someday I’d love to have a closet as sweet as this!


Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011/2012

HOW GORGEOUS are these gowns??  Valentino’s creations are the epitome of “haute couture” and each piece is perfectly hand crafted and exquisite!  I love the soft, whimsical designs and fabric that are used with each gown/ensemble.  I swear if I were a celebrity, I’d be saying “Valentino” at every red carpet event.


I found this on Wedding Chicks:

Marie Antoinette would have each and every single one of the dresses presented in Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011/2012 collection. All of the dresses are truly pieces of art. Tons of  appliqués, crystals, and embellishments can be seen through out the collection. Each piece took Italian seamstresses up to 1,200 hours of painstaking work to complete. We are head over heels for the dress above. Magnificent, don’t you think?

Most of us will not be wearing a Valentino Haute Couture gown to our garden party wedding, but we can take inspiration from these avant-garde designs and somehow incorporate little pieces into your wedding look. See the entire collection in the full gallery and don’t be shy do tell us what you think.