Mother’s Day 2014

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

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Christmas with the Blairs

For the past couple of years, the Blairs have been celebrating Christmas at Markel’s Big Bro’s home in West Covina.  It’s a big brunch and morning where we open presents, hang out and spend time together. =)  Markel has a huge family and I absolutely love how loud and full of energy the home gets!  Four generations all under 1 roof. ❤

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Our breakfast table =)

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Opening Presents!  I was so busy opening mine I forgot to take more pictures.  LOL

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Lucy got presents too!!  Grandma Blair and I made her doggie bowls. ❤  They are as big as her, but she absolutely loves them!

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The gorgeous tree!

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Such a wonderful day to celebrate with the Blairs. =)

Afterwards Markel and I saw ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ with the Kims (our neighbors).  That movie was a lot better than ‘Her’ in my opinion…  I totally recommend seeing it!  Leonard DiCaprio gives an awesome performance.

Christmas Eve

This was the first Christmas Markel and I spent together as Husband and Wife + the first year we weren’t with Family for Christmas Eve.  Sooo, we made up our OWN tradition!  We decided to have sushi for dinner and invited over our close friends who also live in our building.  The four of us feasted on delicious food, drank a little Champs to celebrate and then went to see Her in theatres.  It was such a lovely and low key evening, I can’t wait to make it a continuous tradition for us as we begin this amazing journey as Husband and Wife.

xo  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas!

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Holiday Nails

Today is my last day of work until January 6th!  LOVE working at UCLA!! =)  Here are some fun holiday nail ideas for Christmas and NYE! =)

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A Musical Note, Pinata and Party

We had a big 30th birthday bash for my boss last week and the decorations came out…PERFECTLY.  My other coworker did 99% of the decorations around the music note theme (she works in that department)~ and it made me want to copy it for another party!!

Here are the decorations below~~ the creme flags in the middle are a music sheet pattern.  SO CUTE.  The entire party was a white/black/cream color theme.

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My bad pinwheels on the tables with catering from Fundamental in Westwood (SUCH GREAT FOOD).

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Isn’t this sign so adorable??  The letters are made of a music sheet pattern and the little notes on the side add the perfect touch. ❤

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This was LITERALLY the only thing I contributed too.  Hanging notes and pinwheels.  I wouldn’t say these were “cute” or “crafty”…they just sorta added to the music theme that my talented coworker put together.

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AND the FINALE~~~A MUSIC NOTE PINATA!!!  How incredibly adorable is this???  My coworker MADE IT from scratch!!!!  She put the pinata on top of music sheets that had the birthday song printed on it.  SO CLEVER, CRAFTY and freaking amazing.  She also made the little name sign on top of the cake. ❤

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We always try to celebrate each other at work whether it’s a birthday, a celebration, or a great life moment.    I love my job and the creative/loving team I work with.  This party is just one example of what we do for each other.  ❤

Purses, Purses, Purses

I have purses on the brain!!  I want a big one for my 30th birthday but I’m not sure what I want the next one to be… Here are some I’m lusting after…

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Halloween–Hello Kitty Pumpkin

How adorable is this???  I love this idea of painting pumpkins into hello kitty ❤

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Hawaii (Part V)

On our last full day of the trip~ my brother, his wife, Markel and I all dedicated it to a day of fun with Mama Chang.  It was her 60th birthday (which is HUGE in Korean Culture) and well…it was the first time in a long time we had been together.

we went paddle boarding in the morning, ate at waiola’s, had a huge lunch, and then went to a dinner cruise to top off the night ❤

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My mom is the best cook EVERRRRRRRR.  Below is a spicy udon dish.

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I LOVE WAIOLA SHAVED ICE

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My Mama ❤

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Happy Birthday Mama Chang!! xoxo

For her birthday, we all dressed up in Hawaiian gear, flowers, lei’s, and then spent the day with her.  Papa Chang was stuck in Korea on business so she got all the attention and love from 4 kids ❤

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Free Mai Tai‘s and a dinner buffet

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matching!

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my brother… nuff said.  He likes to take these kinds of pictures ALL THE TIME.  Even my professional wedding photos came back with one of these… *sigh *

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“Son in law” soup.  Although it’s not really called that…Korean mom’s give a hearty soup to their son in laws.  My mama always makes this one for Markel when he comes over.  SO DELIC.

(if you’ve never had it, takes like chicken noodle soup, but with just Cornish hen + you add rice)

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And that’s how we ended our 10-day trip to Hawaii… Writing these posts makes me want to go back ASAP.  Especially to Maui.  That was hands down the best trip Markel and I have ever been on!

 

Happy Memorial Day from Etsy!

As an Etsy shop owner, I always love to promote the other shops ❤  Here are a few items I on my wishlist! xoxo  I love things with American Flags on them.

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Etsy Stores:

Busy Spinning Thread

Murabelle

HatchlingsbyRachel

BurlapHeartStrings

ATouchofChic

4LittleChix

CuteAddicts

MaddyBelleBoutique

DailyAccesoriez

Summer Idea: Lawn Scrable

How brilliant is this???  Lawn Scrabble!!  What a great way to spend the day with friends at a summer BBQ. =)  Especially with Memorial Day around the corner~~

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While drinking this:

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Frozen Pink Lemonade

(Recipe Here)

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

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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 ❤

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Sushi lunch date my my new mama

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

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I even got to paint a few fingers and toes ❤

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Happy 27th Birthday to Markel

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Wine cork orders galore… I love etsy!

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Table Numbers

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

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Brian’s 30th Birthday!!

WAYYY overdue!  April 13th, my friend Brian had his big dirrrrty thirttyyyy ~~  I don’t have all the pics from the night, but here are a few that sum it all up and celebrate Brian’s Bday in style ❤

Happy Birthday Chingoo~~

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THINK PINK: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Man, this year V-day really snuck up on me.  I’m usually prepared with plans but this year…nada.  Work has been REALLY crazy, my  the wedding planning…blah.  So every spare moment I get I usually try to sleep or watch a show that I have in my crazy DVR cue.

Anyway, Valentine’s Day (for me) is a day of all pink, girlie everything,  and all adorable things.  Here is a fun picture collage (photodump really) of things I found online =)  (mainly pinterest)

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Valentine’s Gifts/Decor from Etsy

How adorable are these valentine’s day decorations??  Etsy has such creative items~~ xo

MartyMakes

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JaneeLookerse

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SixNames

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sugaredsweet

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LBCpaper

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Superbowl Weekend Update and Photodump

This past weekend was…pretty epic.  Not only did I eat and drink like a champion, but it was the first weekend in a while where I wasn’t super stressed about wedding planning.  Markel and I relaxed, hung out with family/friends, and just…enjoyed all things Super Bowl!

Friday

Admissions… =T  nuff said

Markel and I vegged out in front of the TV and indulged in Mexican food from Taco Plus in West Los Angeles.  We both had intense weeks and we really needed a break.

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Saturday

We hosted a dinner party for Markel’s Bro and sis-in-law.  I made all the Korean food that I had been craving =P

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Sunday

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 Church and then…all things Super Bowl!!  Although my team didn’t win (next time 49ers…I’m still #faithful), it was really fun watching the game on an 80inch TV and taking shots to just about EVERYTHING.  Beyonce? Shot  Kickoff? Shot  Blackout?  Shot  Timeout? Shot!! …you get the idea…

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Sad we lost =(

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Silly Pics

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Adorable Valentine’s Ideas

Can you believe it’s almost the end of January?  CRAZYYY.  I’m excited for V-Day which is seriously around the corner ❤

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Wedding Save The Date: Party Rockin’

After a few months of research and brain storming…Markel and I have created and sent our Save the Dates!  We had really grandiose plans of taking it at the beach, in the snow, or even doing a super glam shoot.  In the end?  We took a random picture on New Year’s Eve in a semi-intoxicated state. =P  But how gorgeous did this photo turn out??  And the balloons, GENIUS right??  HAHA  They were part of our room decorations that I “borrowed”.

Oh, and the BEST part of this pic below?  It was completely edited (text and all) with my cell phone (Samsung Galaxy 3S).  LOL

Markel and I have had such an amazing year and journey together.  I can’t wait to venture into this new year, new life, and new marriage with my Best Friend!!  ❤  I can’t believe it, but our wedding is in 108 days!! eeeeeep! xoxoxo

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Weekend recap and Photodump

Of course…I’m late on my updates again.  This past weekend was really uneventful.  I had a minor surgery so I rested over the weekend and watched an insane amount of netflix.  I took an extra week off work before my 1.5 holiday break and it’s been incredibly relaxing. xoxo  I’m all healed now so I”ll be most definitely celebrating this weekend with 2 holiday parties!  Can’t wait!!  One is a heaven/hell theme and the other is a neon party (in lieu of an ugly sweater theme) with a white elephant gift exchange!

Christmas is only 4 days away.  CAN’T WAIIIIT!!!

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Christmas Tree is finally up!

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Love the holidays 🙂 xoxo

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?