Thursday, July 30, 2009

for sale!!

So I'm trying to get rid of a few things. I just hate to throw stuff away if it could possibly be used again. If you're interested just send me an email with the item as the subject line. Spread the word if you know of anyone that might be interested. Thanks!!

paper lantern garland (30 all white/3 multi-color with beaded tassels -- includes our hemp strings with 1.25" buttons) --

napkin rings (roughly 70 napkin rings in red and orange with black grosgrain ribbon) --

yarn pom poms (2 - gallon sized ziplocs of small ~1.5" pom poms for tossing in various shades of red, orange, and light blue) - $10

sample jars (~70 1.5 oz. sample jars with white lids, never been used) -- $25
Please contact me if interested in purchasing any of these items. Thanks!

HAPPY five

1. today commences the tax free weekend!
2. curried chicken and rice
3. reading old LJ entries (they make me giggle)
4. crazy Abby (she was up to 6.0 lbs as of Tuesday)
5. the sounds of rain

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

picture love

[[via here]]

wednesday five

1. Finally ordered some wedding pictures! and HM pics!
2. Hopefully will start to scrapbook again soon...
3. Vanilla ice cream
4. A semi-clean house
5. The work on the exterior of the house has begun!

Monday, July 27, 2009

THE free wedding

Go check out this amazing wedding over on Once Wed - parts: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and the Finale.

[[images via our labor of love]]
I'm just loving all of the bright colors, the fabric flower garland, the flowers on the lockers, and the paper ribbon ceiling. BEAUTIFUL!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

tooth fairy bags

Wouldn't these add the perfect touch to losing teeth? I wish I had an adorable little bag to put my lost tooth in for the visiting tooth fairy.

[[via the purl bee]]
Make your own! I can't wait to have a reason to make one...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

happy friday!

[[via here]]
Even though I had a busy week, it has felt so long! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

This weekend:
-move piano
-celes and brent here
-bake something yummy
-clean up house
-look for new glasses
-burn photo backup cds
-tutor calculus

the happy five

1. we finally have the internet back!
2. banana cream pie ice cream
3. celes and brent are coming to visit!
4. moving the piano this weekend!
5. plums. yum!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

picture love

DIY no-sew fabric banner

Isn't this banner so cute and fun?
Full DIY instructions
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

today's five

1. Got to work at 7:15 am.
2. Target finally had doggie waste bags.
3. Black beans.
4. Finally scheduled the piano move for this Saturday.
5. T will be home soon...

picture love

LOVELOVELOVE this wedding dress

The back is my favorite part of the dress. and the neckline.

The best can find it at David's Bridal.

Monday, July 20, 2009

the happy five

1. Applied for new SS card with my NEW name!
2. Not having to do MICs this week at work!
3. Dinner with some good people
4. Zesto
5. Lego Indiana Jones

Sunday, July 19, 2009

thank you notes

I love these cute & creative, simple & fun thank you notes on inchmark journal.
[[via inchmark]]
For directions to make your own speech bubble thank you notes, click here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

the saturday 5

1. sleeping in
2. paying my last gym payment
3. dinner with dad
4. playing parchessi
5. catching music & lyrics on tv

Friday, July 17, 2009

the happy 5

1. It's Friday!
2. Hearing about T and Abby Normal's vet adventure!
3. Abby Normal weights 5.1 lbs.
4. The Braves are currently winning 9-0...and it's only the bottom of the 5th.
5. T gets home in 2 hours.

happy weekend!

[[via ffffound]]
Happiest of weekends!!!

What are you guys up to this weekend?? I have no real plans, so we'll just play it by ear.

This weekend:
-paint some trim?
-get a hair cut
-go to GAP to buy this skirt?
-bake some yumminess
-buy new glasses...hopefully

Thursday, July 16, 2009

i love tulips and i love this idea

Various colored tulips made up the bridal bouquet...

and then each of her bridesmaids had a single colored tulip bouquet matching the colors that were in the bridal bouquet! So sweet!

[[images via here, whitebox weddings]]

the happy 5

Inspired by this post...I'm going to try and be better at remembering the good.

1. Seeing my husband before he left for work
2. PAY DAY!!
3. wild berry skittles
4. the cool security envelop from charles schwab
5. miss abby normal

it's probably because i'm asian

...but we're really loving rice dishes lately.
This is our newest favorite recipe. It's quick, easy, and budget conscious!


1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp finally chopped garlic
4 oz. pork, cut into small cubes
2 eggs, beaten
4 scallions, finely sliced, to garnish
2 fresh red chilies, sliced, to garnish
1 lime, cut into wedges, to garnish
2 1/2 cups long grain rice
3 tbsp veg. oil
2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1/2 tsp {superfine} sugar

1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Spread out and leave to cool.
2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until softened.
3. Add the pork to the softened onion and garlic. Stir-fry until the pork changes color and is cooked.
4. Add the eggs and cook until scrambled into small lumps. Add the rice and continue to stir and toss, to coat it with the oil and prevent it from sticking.
5. Stir in the fish sauce, soy sauce, and sugar; mix well. Continue to fry until the rice is thoroughly heated.
6. Spoon into warmed individual bowls and serve; garnish with scallions, chilies, and lime wedges.

Happy cooking!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

mark your calendars!!

[[via here]]
Get excited!! Imogen Heap is finally releasing her long awaited album Ellipse on August 25!!

You might remember her from:
-Let Go {Garden State Soundtrack}
-Hide and Seek {The Last Kiss Soundtrack}

Go check out her newest single First Train Home.

I can't wait for her to go on tour!

midnight show

[[via here]]
Last night we went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince...and boy was it amazing! to patiently wait for the other two movies...

Did you go see a midnight showing of HP6? and what did you think?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

felt placemats!

Lots of great DIY projects popping up all over my reader! Check out these fun place mats! They seem so easy, and look so great. and oh...the color possibilities!
[[via the purl bee]]
Go here for full DIY instructions. Happy weaving!

fun napkin rings!

Look at these fun and festive napkin rings! Perfect for the 4th of July...or really any occasion because stars are just that awesome. and there are endless possibilities...change that star to a heart and ta-da! another fun napkin ring for any occasion...
For full DIY instructions click here!

Monday, July 6, 2009

picture love

[[via punam bean]]
View more film here. Punam's work always amazes me!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

fun facts

So today, after watching my tennis lover Roger Federer win his 15th grand slam, I saw that we both married in April 2009! and ironically, our original date was the same date as his, April 11.

And! his opponent, the serving speed-demon Andy Roddick, was also wed in April 2009!

And...for the heck of it, I wiki'd April 4th. It gives you a list of all the events and births that occurred on that day. It's REALLY interesting.

Just a few fun events that share our wedding date:
-In 1818, the United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
-In 1850, Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

What are some cool things that share your wedding date?

another small project

With the leftover wrapping paper I used for my envelope liners, I lined some dresser draws! I'm loving the polka dots.

peachy popsicles

I made these for some summertime sweetness. They were quite yum!

Peachy Popsicles: I threw together some simple syrup (1 part water:1 part sugar) and fresh peaches peeled and cut into a blender. Then poured it into the molds. They turned out being a little soft...not your typical hard icy popsicle. I think next time I'm going to try and make them a little harder.

my hands at weaving

This weekend I tried my hands at making these magazine coasters. They turned out pretty good! so much better than the bar coasters I had...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

happy 4th of july weekend!!

[[via here]]
Enjoy good eats, great company, and fireworks this weekend!!

Happy 4th of July!

This weekend:
-puppy puppy puppy
-sand and paint chairs
-watch fireworks
-go to jeweler
-oil change
-clean clean clean

picture love

[[via design crush]]
I love words written with sparklers. They're just so fun!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

meet abby normal

She's a Terrier/Doxie Mix (we think). She is almost 9 weeks old and weighs ~5 lbs. and she's stolen my heart.