EsQuisite Designs: New Ombre Heart

I own two etsy stores and one of them (EsQuisite Designs) makes wine cork hearts, letters, veils, etc.  The Ombre Heart is a new design that I came up with a while back and it has been FLYING off the shelves! =)

image

The creative process ;P~ Wine is always a necessity.

image

image

image

The Finished Product!

image

The Ombre Heart compared to my Small Heart Size

imageimage

Felt Backing

image

image

image

Advertisements

Ring Party + Red Nails

Love this picture.  So far I have 1 set of knuckle rings but this picture makes me want a few more.  I like the idea of stacking a ton of skinny rings together. ❤

https://i1.wp.com/media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/d4/26/22/d4262284d3781cc3d4125b9391f24c51.jpg

Wedding Pictures (Part V)

Oops, totally forgot to post these from a few months before!  The last and final post of the wedding ❤

The Reception!

This day feels soOOOOoo long ago.  I can’t believe we got married and are currently living a newlywed life…so weird! lol  Feels like yesterday when Markel and I met and were having a blast as early 20-somethings.  But 5+ years later…here we are as a married couple. ❤

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/q71/s720x720/1010564_10101909004306893_566795814_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/1002269_10101908986577423_1602093207_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/1044279_10101908985414753_446399599_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/946225_10101908984277033_1358319522_n.jpghttps://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/q71/s720x720/992973_10101908983977633_1942757687_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1012364_10101908984012563_154737843_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s720x720/1252_10101908984406773_1511480990_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1010184_10101908984736113_1851640261_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q71/s720x720/7954_10101908998194143_1970076057_n.jpghttps://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/s720x720/1010955_10101908997206123_379259134_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q75/s720x720/1003665_10101908995754033_1445188414_n.jpghttps://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/q71/s720x720/1044776_10101908996048443_379921246_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/q71/s720x720/1001001_10101908993283983_1530736078_n.jpghttps://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/q71/s720x720/1009751_10101908992944663_1332546152_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s720x720/1013091_10101908992665223_764758593_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s720x720/945325_10101908990714133_2056985431_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1010281_10101908990629303_1376312854_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s720x720/601652_10101908996447643_1851978207_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1010280_10101908996901733_782443641_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s720x720/1010588_10101909003368773_290928707_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q71/s720x720/945005_10101909004077353_951440016_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/q74/s720x720/1017622_10101909003069373_995984747_n.jpghttps://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/q71/s720x720/1003645_10101908999606313_1666120363_n.jpghttps://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/q71/s720x720/945613_10101908999092343_10510956_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/s720x720/1010181_10101908998947633_1035620009_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q71/s720x720/969877_10101908999351823_308164128_n.jpg

To check out the other parts of our wedding…

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Knuckle Rings Have Arrived!!

I ordered knuckle rings from Etsy recently (post here) and they finally arrived in the mail!  They were so teeny tiny that I was sure they wouldn’t even fit.

I like them a lot.  I haven’t worn them or tested them out~ but just trying them on was adorable.  The service was fast, efficient, and I would purchase with the vendor again.

Etsy Store: Galisfly who ships from Israel

image

 

4 Gold Knuckle Rings from Etsy

I just bought these over the weekend and I’m so pysched for them to arrive!  I have fat fingers, so I didn’t think Knuckle rings would be flattering~ but I tried some on when I was in SF two weekends ago and well…they actually make my fingers look longer!  Go Figure.

Etsy Store: Galisfly

https://i1.wp.com/img0.etsystatic.com/012/0/7041159/il_170x135.452634406_tk2i.jpg

Random Photos for April

Found these photos in my drafts inbox.  I normally start entries on my phone but I always forget to post them!!  Here are a bunch of them from last April that I have yet to post (or maybe have posted sporadically).

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Memorial Day Weekend Recap and Photodump

This was one big crazy weekend/week.  so…brace yourself for a long post!

Thursday–Fun Bridal Shower for my coworker and Old Roomie in College

image

Then a fun coworker wine night at my place

image

Firday Dinner Party with friends from Sacramento

image

My New Glasses! xo From Ray Ban

image

Fun pretty things + MAC Makeup  LOVE their orgasm blush

imageimage

imageimage

image

Saturday, Markel and I did N O T H I N G.  We watched like 16 hours of TV, hung out around the apartment and just recharged our batteries since it’s been such a crazy past few months.

image

Sunday, Church, Mike’s Parents place and Estella‘s Graduation from Loma Linda! (more on her graduation here)

image

image

Monday, BBQ with our Small Group and a Crate & Barrel/Bed Bath and Beyond trip for Markel and Me.

image

image

Tuesday, Wine night with the girls + Bruno ❤

image

and FINALLY…on Wednesday…our small group saw STAR TREK!! xoxo

image

and now…it’s the weekend again! xoxo ❤

Work Bridal Shower: Congratulations Libby!

image

We had a gorgeous bridal shower at work last Thursday for my coworker and old college roommate ❤  It was incredibly girlie, shabby chic and fun ❤  Another reason why I’m so blessed to be working in my office at UCLA.

image

image

Monogram Etsy Necklaces from Swirl Studio Designs

For my Maids of Honors, I bought them monogram necklaces that came late in the mail.  I bought them from Swirl Studio Designs and they were INCREDIBLY easy to work with.  I kept making the wrong mistakes while I was going through my order and they not only replied to me right away, but made it easy to fix the errors so that I could get what I wanted. =)

AND because they are so sweet~ they are offering a 20% discount for all my readers!!  Just use “MAM20” and get your discount during checkout ❤

You’ll LOVE these gorgeous necklaces~~ The store had 10+ different designs and items, but I got the same thing for all three of us ❤

Here’s the packaging that they arrive in below.  Inside, the necklaces are also in these awesome blue fabric baggies as well.

image

My new initials ❤ ESB

image

First Initial, Last Initial, Middle Initial

Esther Blair Soohye

image

One Maid of Honor Wearing Hers! xo

image

Jennifer Chen Zen

image

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE my monogram necklace.  I got it in Gold and it seriously matches everything in my wardrobe~ including my engagement ring and wedding band ❤

Thank you Swirl Studio Designs for your gorgeous jewelry!

If you want yours, please visit their store and use “MAM20” for an instant 20% off discount!

 

Wine and Etsy Orders

image

image

image

How I spend my Monday nights after work ♡  So grateful for all the Betsy orders!

Etsy Deal: The Accent Shop

I recently bought this ADORABLE onesie from The Accent Shop on Etsy and absolutely LOVED the quality, detailing and design!  This onesie not only has a vest (with a nice lining), it had a small pocket square and bow tie to match!

You can choose from long sleeve or short sleeve. =)  I can’t wait to give this gorgeous onesie away as a gift in a couple of weeks!

xoxo

AND The Accent Shop was kind enough to let all of my readers get $5 off any item in their Etsy store!

Coupon: $5 off any purchase
Coupon Code: MARCANDME
Exp: June 30, 2013

image

image

This little onesie is GORGEOUS and perfect for all newborns and babies up to 24 months!

Get yours today! ❤

Weekend Recap and Update

Markel and I had a really big and busy weekend.  We hosted guests to our new place for the first time.  It was filled with lots of loved ones, fun, good food, and drinks! ❤

Friday Night, we hosted a thank you dinner for some of the people who helped at the Wedding.  (second diner party to come soon!)  We ate delicious chicken enchiladas, chicken tortilla soup, sangria, beer…and dessert that no one got to eat =(

We attempted to play a game, but the girls rocked the boys so fast that…well…it wasn’t fair to finish.  hehe

image

Saturday, my new parents (MIL, FIL) came over and we hung out and watched a movie.  It was fun being able to host in our new place ❤

image

Sushi lunch date my my new mama

image

Sunday, we hosted Mother’s Day Brunch for Markel’s whole family and even did a quick happy birthday song for him.

image

I even got to paint a few fingers and toes ❤

image

Happy 27th Birthday to Markel

image

Wine cork orders galore… I love etsy!

image

Table Numbers

image

random happenings from last week, more to come on my new necklace ❤

image

 

Weekend Recap and Photodump

Friday, I stayed home and relaxed.  I really needed the night off to just do nothing and slowly pick things up around the house.  Plus, Markel was super sick so he slept most of the night away~

Saturday was one busy morning.  Went to a beautiful Bridal Shower (Nautical and Hamptons Themed).  So cute!  The rest of the day, I did chores around the house and built furniture that we bought at IKEA last weekend.  Long night, but we finally got it all done! xo

image

image

image

image

Sunday was another incredibly busy day.  First, a birthday brunch for my bestie (her 29th + 1 birthday).  Then Markel and I ran errands and checked out pets!  We’re hoping to adopt one soon ❤

image

image

My First time eating Five Guys!  Definitely not as yummy as In and Out, but it was awesome to make my own burger, munch on peanuts, and eat their seasoned fries!

xo

image

and now…it’s Monday =(  Back to work…

Current Etsy Faves

As ya’ll know…I love Etsy goods!  Here are some of my current obsessions:

Raspberry Beaded Necklace

https://i0.wp.com/img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/5140941/il_570xN.352241332.jpg

wedding jewelry,flower girl gift 14mm cabochon rose post earrings bridesmaid gift birthday gift

https://i2.wp.com/img2.etsystatic.com/006/0/6337938/il_570xN.365917050_41ly.jpg

Hot Pink Minnie Mouse Tutu

A few weeks ago I made a Hot Pink Minnie Mouse Tutu for my Etsy store customer and it came out so cute!  I used some sparkly tulle to really make the colors pop.  hehe

What do you think?

image

image

image

image