Thursday, April 30, 2009
whenever i find a witty card that matches my humor, i snatch it up in bulk.
i saw this at a card store in South Park and sent some to my pregnant friends AND to my sister in law...
lets just hope they have a good sense of humor..
isn't it hilarious??
in other baby news, i picked up this CUTE onesie for my dear friend Hana who is expecting her first baby boy in May! The tie is VINTAGE and removable! I LOVE IT!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What’s the secret to happiness? According to a study by the University of Ulster, the answer is: having sisters!
Lead researcher Professor Tony Cassidy said: "Sisters appear to encourage more open communication and cohesion in families.
"However, brothers seemed to have the alternative effect. Emotional expression is fundamental to good psychological health and having sisters promotes this in families."
He said many of the participants had been brought up in families where parents had split and the impact of sisters was even more marked in these circumstances.
"I think these findings could be used by people offering support to families and children during distressing times. We may have to think carefully about the way we deal with families with lots of boys."
I am so thankful I have my sister. Love you, waba.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I love Chris for many reasons..and today I shall share with you one of the reasons...
Chris is such a wise soul...and his advice is always so thoughtful and timely. He'll never agree for the sake of agreeing and he will always voice his opinion, even if it's something you don't want to hear.
I've been having a very hard time with a certain issue and I'm thankful I am married to someone who is so honest and candid with me. He is insightful, objective, and truly intelligent. I really really love him.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
okay, i admit it.
i've been prolonging this post for a while, because i feel guilty. but i shall let you in on this little secret.
i got the shoes. yes, the christian louboutins. they are simple, beautiful, and sexay. i wasn't planning on getting them, BUT remember I put my name on the waiting list back in January? Well, Jordan at the boutique in South Coast Plaza, called me last month to let me know that they received ONE nude Very Prive in MY SIZE.
so i called up my bffs and consulted. shong of course said to get them. ina of course said to get them. they offered to pitch in...and so alas,
thanks to my awesome wonderful beautiful totally-rad bridesmaids, i am the owner of a pair of christian louboutin very prive nude shoe.
i am in love. here they are. (can't show you in my dress of course, so this will have to do.)
the only thing is, does this change the entire mood of the evening? meaning, can the wedding still be organic and vintage if i am wearing these sexy shoes with my short dress? will i potentially look like a skank?
although anything goes in gracie's book.. i am not sure about this one. I am considering maybe getting another pair of whatever bridal shoes to wear with the dress. It may look better.... but I'm still keeping the shoes.
thank you girls!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
i don't have a jewelry box, instead i make tacks on the wall and hang them. Sort of like this picture I found in W mag:
a wall of jewelry like this picture i found on decor8:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
last week was SO crazy: chris's homecoming, our move, my bff shong visiting, the presentation of my graduate portfolio, AND chris's homecoming party....whoah.
the good thing is that we moved & unpacked all in one day. AMAZING! I'll definitely show pictures of our place once I put up the mass of photographs on the walls.
one thing I did find in random places were more notes from the boy! i found this one on the back of one of the frames that held a picture from our elopement.
(you like how you can see chris in the background? he's putting away dishes. good husband!)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
the question is: where should we take our pictures?
some place fun, non-traditional, cool.
not balboa park (played out)
i don't know. give me suggestions. think out of the box please.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Floating in the summer sky"
I used to think balloons were cheesy, but this Dior ad totally makes them look chic and so fun! I've seen balloons used in engagement photos... I wonder if Chris will let me use some.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
see this large green area?
not sure what we're going to do here.
our ceremony will take place between the palm trees.
the reception area with strung lights will be to the left of the trees.
now to the right of the trees...
perhaps we could do our cocktail hour there.
the photobooth will be there.
guest book table.
typewriter for wedding advice.
old photographs strung up.
and maybe decorative garlands?
also, our tandem bike (probably just for show), with a "just married" sign.
i wonder if it would be inconvenient if the bar was over here too.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
i love kristin kreuk's make up here. i am not sure what to tell Nicole about make-up. All I know is that I don't want powder or foundation or cakey stuff.
Natural, soft, elegant.
ooh yeah, love the peacock feather in her hair. i just purchased one from nevaplume over at etsy... just to wear, just for fun.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
as chris and i begin to make a move, i realized that we have tons and tons of books. he likes to collect books on war, military, politics, and economics.
i have a ton of books from my kindergarten teaching days and from my leisure readings and graduate school classes.
i want to display my books like this spread i saw in domino magazine:
i hate (the process of) moving!!!!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
there is no combination of words I could say
but I will still tell you one thing
we're better together
-Jack Johnson, Better Together
it feels so good that he's back.
is it weird that it feels like he never left? we just pick up right where we left off...
Saturday, April 4, 2009
chris arrived safely back to sd yesterday. i was so nervous, excited, anxious all week and when i saw him, i ran and jumped into his arms.
i. am. so. happy.
all is well with the world again.
time to reset the blog countdown.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
i shall show you the finished product, as well as my other vintage finds, once we settle into our new place. flea markets are AWESOME!!!!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
one april fools long ago, i played the oldest trick in the book and chris fell for it.
i called him up at his office and told him i was pregnant.
he panicked and hung up the phone, telling me he'll call me back in a bit.
he called back about 30 minutes later saying, "okay. we can do this."
then i said, "honey, april fools."
and he nearly killed me. he seriously thought i was telling the truth and in between his calls, he went downstairs and took a brisk walk around the building to clear his head.
wowzas. i thought it was hilarious. he did not.