Tag: pink

V Day Cometh

DIY, Lifestyle February 8, 2017

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Yay!!! Valentines Day is coming!!!  I’m never truly ready but I’m trying to get a little festive.

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Flowers and gifts are getting me in the spirit.

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Then I decorated a little…let’s be honest this isn’t really my husband’s thing.

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But he loved the note I left on his pillow.  Check out my other blog post with 20 creative Valentines Day idea for creative people.

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The Best Staycation Yet!

Lifestyle, travel September 20, 2016

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My Hubby and I are working on perfecting the staycation.  I mean, why live in sunny California if you don’t take full advantage of obscure hotels, unique restaurants, and Cali’s great ecological diversity.  Where else can you surf and ski in the same day?  Well, yesterday was a double whammy it was my husband’s birthday and our 6 month wedding anniversary.  So, we took a little weekend trip to Palm Springs and stayed at the Saguaro Hotel.  Just enjoy the colorful pictures!

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Hope you enjoyed our colorful weekend at the Saguaro!

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Cute Shoot: the Pinkening

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle July 27, 2016

Maybe you haven’t noticed but pink is kinda my favorite color. Actually, pink is a serious obsession of mine. Things like this always get me thinking. Why do we favor colors? There have actually been quite a few studies about this and it is referred to as the ecological valence theory. Nerd alert 🤓!!!  I won’t get too deep but basically we’ve evolved to use color for survival then we feel all the feels when we see our favorite colors. The more feels we feel the more we favor our favorite color. That’s the evolution/socialization debate in like two sentences. Where’s my Pulitzer? 

Ultimately, I think Aerosmith said it right …

“Pink it’s my new obsession 

Pink it’s not even a question, 

Pink on the lips of your lover, ’cause 

Pink is the love you discover”

“Pink it was love at first sight, and 

Pink when I turn out the light 

Pink gets me high as a kite 

And I think everything is going to be all right 

No matter what we do tonight.”

Xoxoxoxo 

Hello Cafe

Food, Lifestyle July 25, 2016

 

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Without being even a little bit dramatic, I think I’ve been to the cutest place on the planet.  We call it the Hello Kitty Cafe.  Things don’t get more adorable than bow cut out guard rails, adorable employees all in pink with little bows, sprinkle decor, and pink everything.  My hour long wait in the 100 degree weather was worth it, worth it, worth it.  What’s a little sweat and some ruined edges between friends?

So, if you want to go out to the Cafe you first have to head to the Irvine Spectrum.  Not a bad place to end up.  You also get to wait in line in the shadow of this nostalgic ferris wheel.  This is the first Hello Kitty Cafe in the US and it will only be here for a year, so don’t wait too long.  I’ve heard rumors that it may stick around but let’s wait and see before we engage in too much wishful thinking.

The line is fabulously long, but I guess that means that you get to make new friends and get a tan.  My wait gave me some time to get interviewed by the Japanese media.  No idea what channel but I guess I’ll be on on the news somewhere talking about my obsession with pink and Hello Kitty’s positive outlook on life.  As an aside, I also caught a Pikachu, the Spectrum is lousy with them.  Go team Mystic!

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I was half exhausted half trying to give FACE. You can see the desire to sit down in my eyes.  Necessity truly is the mother of invention and this hair style was an impromptu, in line, necessity.  I pulled it back, rolled it upward, and tucked into my headband.  This may happen again.

Finally, I made it to the front of the line.  YAY!!!!!!

Here’s where they keep all the goodies.  There are pocket pies both berry and Nutella, birthday cake, puff pastries, and strawberry cake.  There are bow shaped water bottles and an assortment of lemonades.  I got strawberry mint.  I heard rumors that there were donuts but I didn’t see any.

Here is the cashier taking the order for the very cute family behind me.  I think they had the happiest baby in the world.

Here’s the Japanese news reporter eating in the shade.

My bag of swag, two bottles of water, a pocket pie, and a mug.  I love the gentle pink light that was cast one me from the pink and white striped awning.

This was probably the best strawberry, mint lemonade ever.  After standing in 100 degree weather for over an hour, it was everything!

One for me, one for my bestie!  She’s the real Hello Kitty aficionado.


This pocket pie may look unassuming but it may ave been the most tasty thing I’ve ever eaten.  It may be due to my fast from sugar and meat but it was absolutely transcendental.

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And finally we have my mug.  My coffee has never been cuter.

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Spotty 

Beauty, DIY, Lifestyle July 18, 2016


I’ve really been into nails lately, random!  Well I was inspired by, my fave, Oh Joy’s nails. Ugh she’s such a dream. If you want this look keep reading!


Get the colors you want. I went with gold pink and purple. I recommend at least 3 colors with a neutral base. Put together all of the typical nail accoutrement; files, orange sticks, cuticle cream and some q-tips.

Cut your q-tips.


Here’s my neutral base!

Take your cut q-tips, dip them in your chosen color and spot away.

Don’t be scared to layer, I tend to start with three dots on each nail then add more as I see fit. Get creative!


Add two layers of top coat and voilà!!!

Have a Metallic Easter

DIY, Lifestyle, Photography March 26, 2016

   
So, my wedding was last week!  I can’t wait to post those pix but for now we’ll have to settle for the cutest holiday of the year…EASTER!!!!!  Easter is all about the sacrifices of our Lord and Savior or just an obsession with eggs, bunnies, and chocolate. Well, for me it’s all about creating something obnoxiously adorable…hence, metallic Easter eggs. 

Gather the usual suspects, metallic spray paints (Rose gold, silver, and gold) and some copper nail polish. I chose Penny Talks by Essie.     
Let’s start with our perfect little marble eggs. Get a cup and fill it with lukewarm water. This is important, if the water is too cold the nail polish will sink to the bottom of the cup rather than float on the top. We need the nail polish to float. 


Add your nail polish. I make a little squiggle so a pretty pattern emerges.    

 Here we go!!! 
   
Dip the egg and roll it around a little. That’s it…let it dry, it back, and feel like an artist! 


Take the rest of your eggs to a well ventalated area, nobody wants to loose brain cells, and spray away! I only did one layer per egg but had to allow each side to dry before flipping the egg and spraying the other side. 
  
This is what I ended up with and I’m very pleased. Gilded eggs for Easter!!!!!  

  
Yay!!!! 
     

 

Overnight Oatmeal

Family, Food, Health, Photography, Uncategorized January 19, 2016

 
New Years resolutions are in full swing and let’s be real, we ALL want to tone up a little. We’ve been moving our beautiful bods and making healthier food choices.  This is yet another healthy little addition to your morning routine. 

 
It may look like typical oatmeal but there’s a twist. To start, take a half cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, dash of brown sugar, and some fruit. Put it all in a fancy bowl and throw it in the fridge. Let it sit overnight and you’ll have a healthier version of instant oatmeal in the morning. Just one minute in the microwave. Simple!  It’s great if you’re busy early in the morning and don’t have time to boil water and wait. 

  

Yummm

Food, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Mental health, Photography December 10, 2015


The little tiny hungry girl inside of me couldn’t let this moment pass quietly into the night. I LOOOVE macaroons!  They are just so simple a chic. Truly the perfect snack. 

  
And if you like macaroons then you have to get them from Bottega Louie. It is downtown LA’s little window into delicious French snackerie…yup snackerie, I made that up. 

  I mean look at this absolute perfection.  Packaging isn’t just about putting a great product in a box. It’s about creating and tapping into the emotions of consumers. A lot of thought and research goes into creating these iconic designs. Different colors evoke different feelings, some may even make you want to purchase more goodies.  I think that’s the goal. 

Pink is the color of gentleness and love and evokes feelings of calm. It doesn’t make me hungry but since it’s my favorite color it encourages me to buy, buy, buy. Some of the effects of color are due to personal factors and preferences but there are definitely effects that impact all of us. It’s just evolution baby! For example, colors like red and orange get our attention because they have historically signaled danger. Thus, stop lights and road cones.   

I’m so sure you didn’t sign up for this little lesson in color theory, you just wanted to look at pictures of macaroons. But now that I’m done forcing you to learn some random information, go and see how colors make you feel today.  Ciao! 
  

Pink Healing

Advice, Mental Health June 9, 2014

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My job has been physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausting. I’m sure I’m not the only person to experience the fatigue trifecta. Hence the pink. Pink is such an energetic color, it brings with it laughter and whimsy. So today I’m shrouding myself in pink. These r just a few random pink things I looked at through the day today.

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DIY Day!

DIY August 21, 2012

1. Find tissue paper you want to use-my fav was this bright pink.

2.  Begin folding the paper into an accordion.

3. Once that’s finished cut the ends into the desired shape, mine was round.

4.  Fold in the middle and tie a string or wire around the middle.

5.  Fan the paper out.

6. Gently separate each layer of tissue paper. Be careful they will tear.