Highlights of 2017

December 19, 2017

Can't believe there are only a few weeks left of 2017. Just a few more days of work/school and we are on vacation till the new year! Excited to see what 2018 has in store for us. Here are a few of my favorites from this year.

5 Years Married!

November 30, 2017

Ken and I turned 5 this month! To recap...we moved 3 times, had two kids, bought a home, traveled to Italy and Costa Rica (and San Francisco, Colorado and Seattle), camped a few times, hiked quite a bit, started a couple of businesses, ate a bunch of yummy food and some not so yummy, Ken turned 40, I turned 30, cried a little, laughed a lot...and so much more. Crazy how slow and also fast these 5 years went by! To celebrate the occasion, we went to Disneyland, the happiest place on earth (sans kids!). I don't think we'll ever go back with kids. We got to ride everything and actually got to eat our food. It was amazing. Maybe Disney World for year 10??

Halloween 2017

November 2, 2017

We attempted costumes this year! Didn't want to spend too much money, so I worked with what we already had. Chambray/denim top, red with white polka dots bandana, red lipstick...Rosie the Riveter! Easy peasy costume and they both looked so cute. Ava also dressed up as a cheerleader and Erin dressed up as Owelette from PJ masks as well.

Can't believe it's November now! Bring on the holidays and cooler weather!!

1:1 Floral Centerpiece Workshop

October 13, 2017

I've been a bit obsessed with flowers these days. They are just so darn pretty and the variety in colors never ceases to amaze me. I started my event planning business earlier this year and I wanted to find ways to improve in all aspects of my services, which includes flowers. I took a one to one workshop with Janelle at Lavender's Flowers in Santa Ana. I've been following her on Instagram for a while and I love her style and vision. Thought it'd be best to get a little insight from her with some face to face time.

I don't come from an artistic background. Heck, I'm like on the very opposite side of the spectrum. Majored in Criminal Justice and honestly, I'm the most literal person you'll meet. Working with flowers has definitely taken me outside of my comfort zone. It really requires me to use creative juices I've really never had to use before. Color theory, color palettes, depths, symmetry..etc. But, as I continue to work with flowers, I surprise myself at how much I enjoy it even with all the challenges.

I learned tons from this workshop and got some great advice. One very important thing I did walk away with: take lots of pictures of your work/progress. Documenting is key at improving. Just in the span of 3 months, I can see a lot of change/progress in my work. Pretty kool.

Pumpkin Patch 2017

October 3, 2017

We made our way to Tanaka Farms this year. We skipped out on any pumpkin patches last year so this was Ava's first time. I think the last time I visited Tanaka Farms was at least 6+ years ago. We went opening weekend so they had free wagon rides all day (it's usually $6!). We beat the rush (and heat) by going right at opening time and spent about 2 hours there. The girls had fun walking around, picking up pumpkins. Super friendly staff and tons for kids to do. I definitely recommend!


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