Saturday, July 23, 2011

I am in Love

Today, I spent the day laying in bed feeling icky.
Sick in the summer?  

So I did what any other girl would do, 
sat in bed on my computer looking at pretty things.
Hoping that it would somehow make me feel better.

And if you know me, you know I love flowers (duh) 
and that I have a special place in my heart 
for weddings and design.

Today I stumbled across quite a gem and it's needless to say that I fell deeply, madly in love.

What a beautiful, summer inspired shoot.
Filled with everything that I love, and then some.

Ranunculus, strawberry flowers, oh my!

I'm smitten with EVERYTHING about this bouquet. 

I'm drooling over the black Dahlia's and white Astilbe.

I love old books.

Loving the vases.
My only thought is to maybe mix in some blackberries,
which would tie in nicely with the black dahlia's.

I love everything about this.
The flowers, the colors, the photography, the outdoors....
Gah, if only I was planning a wedding!
If you want to view the rest of the shoot...check it out here!

Well, that icky feeling is beginning to grab hold again.
Time to sleep. 
At least I know I'm going to be having sweet,sweet dreams.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friend Spotlight: The Cousin

It has been a little while, but I'm bringing back the Friend Spotlights.
This one is LONG overdue.

Meet my cousin Lauren, she's awesome.

She loves the Lakers.
Lo and I go way back.
We were belly buddies.
Our mom's (who are sister's) were pregnant with us at the same time
and we are only about 3 months apart.
I came in May and she followed shortly in August!

Her and I were lucky enough to grow up with each other,
becoming very good friends from a very young age.
When we were little I actually thought she was my sister.
I mean our parents did dress us in matching outfits most of the time.

We were even flower girls together.
Lauren and I grew up, but never grew apart.
As we've gotten older our friendship has grown into something beautiful.

I honestly don't know where to begin, Lauren is all around amazing.
I guess for starters, she is freaking hilarious!
She causes uncontrollable laughing, 
which leads to crying, then follows the stomach pain 
and then a quick sprint to the bathroom due to the loss of bladder control.
I'm not kidding, she can make you literally pee in your pants.

She is a rockstar athlete.
She played volleyball all throughout high school and then for UCSD where she attended college.
She's got some mad skill on the court.

She is genuine.
She loves deeply.
She truly cares for people and she is a great example of how to be 
a faithful friend.
I admire this about her.

She lives her life for the Lord.
She is a great example of a Godly woman.
There is no denying that the joy of the Lord shines through her.

I love that every time we see each other we just pick up where we left off.
I love how we can share things with each other and 
know that what we share is safe.
I love how much fun we have together, but I love even more that our friendship goes deep, beyond the fun.

I love that we have gone from this...

to this.....

and I'm very much looking forward to this...

(completments of)
You mean the world to me Lolo.
I love, adore, and truly admire you.
I am so blessed that the Lord gave you to me as a cousin, a dear friend, and a sister in Christ.
My life would NOT be the same without you.
Here's to the last 23 years of friendship and the next 53 years to come!

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

For starters...

1. My roommates from this past year.
Rach, Aubs, Bre and Steph.

2. A good cup of coffee.

3. Sweetarts, my all time favorite candy.

4. Lavender.

5. Jane Austen.

6. Maidenhair ferns.

7. My frog green sweater from Old Navy...I wear it all the time.

8. The place where most of these pictures came from....Pinterest....check it out!

9. Boba... seriously love this stuff.

10. Mammoth Lakes, CA, my favorite place.