We’ve Moved!

Just in case you’re not getting the updates from my new posts… we’ve changed servers (the backend) of this blog.  The address is still Markelandme.com but if you read it through your feeder you may have to delete the old one and re-subscribe with this new link. ( http://markelandme.com/)

If you have any trouble please let me know!



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

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

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Mother’s Day 2014

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



MarkelandMe are celebrating our First Wedding Anniversary!

I cannot believe an entire YEAR has flown by!!!  I married my best friend, the love of my life, and the one who I am entirely whole with. ❤

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Happy One Year Anniversary to Markel & Me! <3

I CANNOT believe it’s been an entire year since we got married in Cypress, CA.  The day was BEYOND stressful, we had a few too many drinks, and we danced our asses off. xo  That day I married my best friend and I’m so incredibly lucky!!  Here are a few (ok more than a few) of our big day! ❤




Anniversary Gifts by the Year

My 1 year anniversary is coming up with Markel and well…I have no clue what I’m getting him.  BUT here’s a helpful chart of gifts by the year (for all of you who don’t know either!)

Anniversary Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal/Glass
4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets
8th Bronze/Pottery Linens/Lace
9th Pottery/Willow Leather
10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk/Linen Pearls
13th Lace Textile Furs
14th Ivory Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
60th Diamond Diamond

St. Patrick’s Makeup Tutorial by Jenn from Head to Toe

Throwback Thursday

When Vegas was Fun as an early 20 something…



Throwback Thursday

Broomball in Anaheim =)



Love Is In The Air

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner ❤


Lace + Red Lips




THANK GOODNESS it’s FRIDAYY!!!!  It’s been a really tough week for me (Admissions season) at work and I’m really looking forward to spending time with friends and my Markel this weekend.


The blog is still undergoing some updates (new format/layout to come!) so it might be another week or two before I can post about my holidays and some fun recaps of 2013.

Thanks for being so patient with me and the blog!  Hopefully the new set up will be much more user friendly~~ =)  If you have any post requests, please leave them below and I’ll work on those for the new site!



Throwback Thursday

Cirque Du Soleil!




MAC nailpolish

I got this nail color as a gift a few birthdays ago and I still love wearing it.  It’s a dark khaki color with a gold sheen to it.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the color and it compliments so many outfits and accessories!

Color: Frost-Earthly Harmony


Wedding Aftermath: Photodump

I was going through some drafts and clearing out the old posts when I found this one!  Looking through these is so fun~~

I got sick after the wedding and Markel brought these home for me ❤


Pics from the day/week leading up to the Big Day!!




Lunch in Palm Springs!  From our Mini-moon~~




Our Gift/Card box


Some goodies Markel and I bought in Palm Springs =)


One of my last meals with mama chang before she went back to Hawai’i.  It’s always so nice to have her around!!  xoxoxo  Sucks to live so far away from her~


hehehe fun pics to remind me of April 2013. =)

Throwback Thursday

My one and only time on a motorcycle =P


Lifestyle Updates

I’ve been holding off on lifestyle updates about my weekends, trips, news because I’m working on revamping the site and back-end of the blog!  This should all be up in a few weeks (hopefully less).  Then I’ll update you all about my Christmas/New Years and January moments! =)

Thank you for your patience!!


A few photos of Lucy Blair =)


L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo & Conditioner


This is my FAAAVORITE shampoo and conditioner of the moment.  They have completely rejuvenated my dry hair and made it feel soft and silky. My hair was down to my waist and feeling REALLY nasty, but this shampoo/conditioner duo seriously brought it back to life and made it less tangled.

Discovered this product because of Mama Blair!  She’s been using this for a while and now I’m a total believer!!

This combo pack is only $8 at Target!

If you have yucky hair right now from over coloring or styling~ try this out.  It’ll definitely bring it back to life!

Louis Vuitton Never Full Bag

For my 30th Birthday, I’ve been shopping for BAGS!!  I really want a timeless purse that will take me into the next few years and beyond =)

Here is one option that I’m lusting overr…The bags come in GM, MM, and PM sizes, I want the medium or large size =)


My two newest accessory obsessions!!!  The soft mint color is so feminine and screams spring/summer 2014.  MUST HAVE! =)