Monday, January 28, 2013

Online Dating

It's not just for peoples...
Snapping this picture of Linus searching for his soul mate got me thinking about how many people nowadays meet online. I know several couples who have and are now happily married including me and my husband.

Does it still have the negative connotation that it used to? 
I know we often struggle with telling people how we met, not because it was online but because it was on Myspace.

Anyone out there meet their significant other on a non-dating website?

Friday, January 25, 2013

My Latest Obsession

The Illume Boulangerie Jar candles from Anthropologie.

For Christmas we bought my sister-in-law the Whipped Cream & Pear and it is the best smelling candle EVER!

I even went and bought myself one. They're kind of small for $16.00 but well worth it!

Now I just need Anthropologie to read this and send me a bunch of free stuff...hint hint...

Anthro Candles

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Beach Party.

Our little guy had an awesome First Birthday.

We started the day off with a birthday pupcake that I baked him.

Here's a really good recipe for the Peanut Butter Delight cake.

I'll spare you the video of me singing "Happy Birthday" to him but after the candle was gone he picked up the whole cupcake and tried to walk away.

Next we headed to Ocean Beach in San Diego for his very first trip to the Dog Beach.
It was insane! I've never seen so many dogs running free. I was so nervous at first but he did great!
Whenever he would get too far from us he would turn around and start looking for us just like little kids do at the beach. Having his cousin JD there helped. He pretty much tagged along with him because he's a beach dog.

He was a little unsure about the ocean but it was so cute when his swimming instinct kicked in

 As soon as he got in the car he passed out...he didn't stop the whole time we were there.

After a warm bath and a bowl full of food he's just been taking one long birthday nap

Happy Birthday Little Guy!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Cup of Tea Sunday: Valentines Sneak Peak

Valentines Sneak Peak


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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sometimes You Just Gotta..

I try not to vent on this blog but sometimes you just gotta..

This week has been a tough one and I'm not sure why.


I've found myself spending the majority of my days either sad for no reason or feeling overwhelmed with everyday life.  Sometimes I just need to stop and take a breather to try and figure out the source of the "blahs" and I've been struggling for the answer. Luckily I've been able to accomplish some things around that house that I've been putting off for a long while and that helps to lift my spirits...
That and my wonderful husband and rambunctious dog.

Hoping next week is bright and cheery! 

Time Flies!

I never thought I would or could ever be one of "those" people.
You know the ones...they treat their dogs as if they were children.
I'll admit it...sometimes I can go a bit overboard but I just love Linus so much.

Since we don't have any of our own babies yet he has served as our beloved fur baby
and I would do anything for him. He has brought so much joy to our family and he is so loved.

Sunday he will be 1! And it feels like just yesterday he was a little fat ball of fur who was afraid to go outside and made squeaking noises.

And you better believe I'll be baking PupCakes for this little guy!


And Now..

Monday, January 14, 2013

Roaming Gnome

Deanna over at Delirious Rhapsody started the "Roaming Gnome" project with her very own little gnome, Frank. He's been traveling from blogger to blogger on a mission to visit places all over the U.S. and I had the opportunity to host him for a couple of weeks!

Head on over to her blog to see what fun things we did while he was here!

Find Frank HERE

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Wildlife Collection- Doe Eyed Dear Shoppe

I'm sure Family and Friends are getting sick of my advertising but I've gotta get these out there! 

Here are the latest boutonnieres in the shop!

The Wildlife Collection

The Hudson Boutonniere

The Cooper Boutonniere

The Parker Boutonniere

The Liam Boutonniere

The Oliver Boutonniere

The Samson Boutonniere

The Rustic Glam Boutonniere

Know anyone that's getting married? Send them my way! I also do custom designs!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Vegas Getaway

It was a quick but much needed getaway for us and boy does my husband know how to plan a last minute trip!

We ended up in a suite at the Bellagio!!!
This was seriously the nicest room I've ever stayed in.

I was horrible at taking pictures that's why they're so random but I'll still share :)

Can we take a second to recognize how awesome automatic drapes are!? I think that was my favorite part.

The jacuzzi tub was also awesome especially since it overlooked the strip.
I think Tim took about 4 baths in the 2 days we were there.

Neither one of us was brave enough to try out the bedit...not sure how I feel about it..

(Click on the next 3 for panoramic views)

 The Bellagio is known for their beautiful themed garden that changes with the season.

The fountains out front

How adorable is this mini window display at Tiffanys? I squealed with miniature delight when I saw it!

I finally got to try the Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3 and it did not disappoint!

Room service much fun!

I am one lucky girl!