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! =)

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

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The Finished Product!

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The Ombre Heart compared to my Small Heart Size

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Felt Backing

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Random Bits of Our New Place

Here is a random collage of our new apartment.  I originally meant to do a little video tour of it~ but~ I got lazy.  (sorry folks!)

Here are some photos from my phone.  If you like it and want more, let me know!  Perhaps I will try making a little video ❤

My favorite clock from ZGallerie is on our bookshelf ❤

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The B from our wedding and the wine rack that Mike made from Scratch.  My favorite is are the glass decanters from his Grandpa ❤

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Our credenza ❤

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Candy Jars

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Our living Room with a blue/white color scheme.  The map is our newest addition the home.  It’s really cool because instead of shapes, the country’s name is written in the shape of the country.  We’re slowly getting a few more things to add to that big white wall.

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Dining Room Area: “brown room” Where the furniture is brown.

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The bedrooms are still really plain and in the kitchen, I just hung a curtain…nothing much bigger.  We’re still working on decorating more…but I think the initial momentum is slowing.

Markel and Me are Moving!

I have a feeling that I might be late on updates for the next week or two (or perhaps until after the wedding…*sigh ).  But last weekend Markel and I got our new keys to our FAB pad.  We rented a uhaul and moved all day Sunday (and most of this week).  It’s such a pain to move and I can’t believe how much STUFFFFFFFF we have.  It’s actually kind of sick…

Anyway, here are some pics from Sunday.  We aren’t nearly done doing much of anything: decorating, painting, buying furniture, tossing junk we brought over…etc.  But for now, all the boxes have been moved in and it’s just a matter of unpacking.  Once the place gets all settled I’ll post some pics!

xo

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Painting Project Sneak Peak

I’m getting the new furniture all prepared and I just finished painting this side table and the coffee table.  Can you guess the color? =P

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New Adventure, New Apartment!

Markel and I got approved for a new apartment this week!  I’m SOOOO incredibly excited to move into a new place as newlyweds and decorate our new life together!  Markel and I registered at Bed Bath and Beyond together for lots of our apartment essentials~ and I’ve been looking around at Pinterest to see what sort of ideas for furniture/decor/ambiance I want to bring into the new place ❤

Here are some ideas I want!!  Our colors are going to be mainly Gray/Navy/White.  The gray/navy color will be the base~ like couch, rug, etc.  But I’d like it to be heavy on the white/Cream color to bring out some brightness and then add some pops of color throughout the house.

(secretly…if it were up to me, we’d be living in a white/pink/gold house ❤  hehehe)

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Nail Polish Tutorial from Pinterest

Every girl know’s how to paint their nails right?  (I hope so…) But does every girl know how to make it look professional?  Probably not.  Here’s an awesome DIY tutorial I found from Pinterest!

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Weekend Recap and Photodump

In true weekend update fashion…I’m super late!!  TWO weekends ago was incredibly fun and packed with tons of friends/family time ❤

Friday

Markel was home sick~ so we rented red box movies and ordered Pho Takeout xo

Saturday

In the Morning Markel and I got the best surprise ever for our wedding and received a gift of over 100 vases from our friends!  SO SWEET right??  Just in time for our wedding as well =)

Afterwards, I went over to a ladies’ brunch and the 7 of us dishes for hours about our lives, wedding planning and our sig-o’s.

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After Brunch?  I had a quick wedding dress fitting and off to dinner with my besties and their men.  We met in Silverlake at Red Lion Tavern where they have this famous 2L Boot of beer!! =)  Of COURSE we each had to get one ❤

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If that weren’t already too much activity for one day, Markel and I drove 40 minutes from Silverlake to Anaheim for his BFFs birthday party at ESPN Zone and Anaheim Ice Skating Rink for his annual Broomball celebration.

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I DOMINATED all the boys =P  No Big Deal…

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LOVE this sandwich place!!

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Sunday

Celebrated Markel’s Aunt’s and Grandparents’ Birthdays!

(sorry cake is upside down…)

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Then spent the afternoon doing wedding stuff at Paper Source (oh the beautiful colors…)

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My new NYX Makeup! (post to come later)

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ahh Pete’s…love this coffee =)

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Wine Cork Table Numbers

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Made a few of these last night for our reception =)  Can’t wait to make enough for all the tables!!If you can’t tell, Markel and I are going to have a wine theme for our Black Tie wedding in April~ these babies are going to be part of our center pieces ❤

More details and pictures to come between now and April!  hehe it’ll be like you’re planning the wedding with me.  FUN right?

xo

Holiday Nails: Meep-Meep-Meep

For the holidays, I’m getting into the spirit and painting my nails a glitter red!  Weeeee~~ My nails are OPI: Meep-Meep-Meep.

xoxo

I have two weeks left (and counting) till my winter break.  YAY!

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Christmas Cheer

In an attempt to start the holiday cheer early~ I made these little fluffy balls of tulle and hung them on our curtain rod.  These pictures are pretty terrible, but hopefully you’ll get the idea.  This weekend I plan to finally put up my tree, stockings, and lights! =)

xoxo

Happy Friday Everyone!

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Thanksgiving Eve

It’s the day before thanksgiving and I’m super antsy to leave work already!  Here are some ADORABLE pictures to brighten up your day and long weekend ❤

 

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Brilliant! Quidditch Beer Pong

I’d LOVE to see people playing this!

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2012 Halloween Costume Ideas

 

 This year, I am extra excited about Halloween.  My only problem?  I have no idea what I’m going to dress up as!  I love going out on Fridays AND Saturdays, so I’ll need two costumes =P  Here are some fun ideas I found online… to help inspire both me and you!

 Inspirational ideas…

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 But to be honest…I think I want to be a super hero!!

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What are you going to be this year?

 

 

 

 

DIY Hair Bow Tutorial

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Dahlias and Ikea

Aren’t these the prettiest flowers ever???  I got the Ikea vases for 79 cents each and the Dahlias were left over flowers from a wedding I went to this past weekend.  I love how these single flowers make such a big difference on my dining table.  They make the room super cheerful ❤

P.S.–I made this Black Dress Refresh

I saw this in on the PS I made this blog and it was too adorable not to post.  Although I’m not good at re-purposing stuff, this idea looks great and something anyone with a thread and needle could do!

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Etsy: Wedding Veils

I’ve been making veils for bacherettes/bridal showers for almost a year now and it’s been incredibly fun.  This entire time, I’ve managed to make 1 style~

But lately I’ve been thinking of expanding my veils from 1 to 3 or 4 different varieties.  Here are some samples of things I’ve been looking out from online~~what do you think?

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Idea #1–flirty/romantic birdcage

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Idea #2–traditional birdcage

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Idea #3–short and sassy

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Idea #4–long veil, one layer

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Hello Kitty Hawai’i Ornament/Phone Chain

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Markel and I started a tradition where we get a new ornament for every Christmas we spend together.  We take turns picking ornaments and we hope that our future Christmas tree will always be filled with great memories from our lives together.  Yes our tree may not match in the future, but we hope that it’ll always represent our lives as a couple and in the future, as a family with our children ❤

This year, I got to choose this baby!!  It’s the most adorable little phone chain that we can convert into an ornament and it’ll be the perfect memory from our trip to Hawai’i together!  Markel found this gem at an ABC store and it completely embodied me and our trip ❤  teehee~~

Do you and your sig-O have a cute tradition?

 

 

 

Genuis!! Mr. Tennis Ball DIY household Helper

For Ya’ll that need a pick me up this Friday Afternoon =D  This is SOOOOOO adorbs.  I know it wouldn’t match any household decor…but it would genuinely make me happy to see this everyday and put my keys, mail, WHATEVER I WANT…in Mr. T’s mouth.  teehee.

TGIFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!  Rock out the weekend guys, You know I will be!

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