Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

i just love holidays! i love decorating the house each month per the theme of the holiday or season. i love making costumes & crafting so Halloween this year was no different. i loved it. a group of 40 of us went as different "Santa's".
meaning... you can be "Santa" anything.

so i went as Gaga Santa.
i must say, my handmade costume turned out pretty great...

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Katy Perry Santa and Gaga Santa;
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DJ Santa, Gaga Santa, Hippie Santa, Bad Santa;
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halloween in San Diego was epic.
already looking forward to next year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

more bebe shower pics + happy friday.

i wanted to share a few more bebe shower pictures with you all.
how gorgeous is my friends yard?
such an easy canvas to work with.
i got so lucky.
good news is i just received a few more work/party throwing projects to do in the next few months and let's just say i will be a party plannin' machine during the holidays!!!!

so excited!

enjoy your halloween weekend and i will be back monday with the recap (and homemade costume pics)

cheers to the frickin weekend!
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

craftin & bedazzlin.

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this year i decided i am going to make my halloween costume.
i know, right? silly me.
i love a good holiday and any excuse to decorate & craft...
so this was perfect!
i bought my supplies from a thrift store & Michael's and $45 later, i started my project...
i must say it's coming along quite nicely & obnoxious (ha)
and only a few hot glue gun casualties.

hint: a bunch of friends are going as "Santa _____"
you can be anything under the sun with the Santa theme.
(example: DJ Santa, Hippie Santa, etc.)
a lot of red/white peeps will be running around this weekend... about 45 people to be exact.

i can't wait to share with you my Santa idea!
it's a (handmade) doosey.

pictures to come on Monday.
and you bet, i am wearing this again on Monday to give out candy!

what are you going to dress up as?!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

french themed bebe shower.

a while back i was asked by one of my clients to throw her best friend a baby shower. we decided on a french themed "bebe" shower, and it was beyond anything i could have hoped for.

from the invites, to the food display (my favorite part), to the onsie decorating table for the guests, to the wishes to mama/baby table, to the party favors.

it was just perfect.

i was so honored to be a part of it, and am so happy with how it turned out!! the mama-to-be was glowing the entire time, and you can tell she is surrounded by so much love.

that baby is one lucky girl.

some of my favorite photos of the day....

the invites that were sent to each guest:
(made by my dear friend carly (ask me for her info, she's the best!)
(info changed on invite because my client doesn't need stalkers)
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the food display, i die:
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cute lace w/ pins to represent a fancy diaper for the OJ:
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the cutest party favors that doubled as decorations spread around the house:
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decorate a onsie:
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more delicious food:
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wishing tree for the mama-to-be:
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wishes for baby:
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the onsies displayed after each guest was done:
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one day when i start my own event planning business...
i've decided on the name "bitch on a budget"
(everything was handmade with lots of love for the mama-to-be)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


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yesterday was a dream come true. a DREAM.
my boss filmed at The Ellen Show and i literally was giddy all day.
driving there i told my boss "i'm only going to be creepy on our way, and i won't embarrass you when i get there.. but just let it happen because i'm too excited"
so i talked about how much i loved her, and how naturally her and i are going to become best friends.
i couldn't wait.
i've met quite a few "people" in my job and to be honest, although it's pretty cool...
they are just people.
besides, i think my family is cooler then these "celebs" anyways.
having said that..... ELLEN is someone i love.
i watch her show every night before i go to bed.
i laugh my butt off EVERY time.
i go to bed happy, wake up happy. it's a good routine.
she is one of my all time favorite people!
and not only did i get a t-shirt and a coffee mug
(in which coffee will never taste the same)
Ellen is beautiful, funny, and so sweet!

yesterday was a good good day.

Monday, October 24, 2011


happy monday to you all! i had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of laughs, spending time with old college friends, meeting some new lovely people, and spending some quality time with my roommates relaxing. i have some really exciting plans today with work & i can't wait to share tomorrow!! i am crossing off a BIG bucket list item and i have been giddy with excitement ever since i found out! i promise i will share tomorrow so stay tuned! for now, i'll share some of my recent "pins" that i love from pinterest! to be honest, i really don't remember what life was like prior to when pinterest was invented. it's just too perfect.

a dress i need in my closet. stat:
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an outfit and color crush:
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caramel apples that i will be making this week:
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a cute engagement announcement:
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the cutest onsie i will need one day:
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ps. halloween is in a week! where oh where is the time going!!???

{source: all images from pinterest}

Friday, October 21, 2011

fall brain dump.

hello! i love being so busy but i hate that that means i neglect le blog. a part of me really wants to revamp my blog, buy a really nice camera, and really take this hobby of mine to the next level. i've been asked to put sponsors on my blog, but let's be honest... it's not up to par of what i dream this could be. i take a step back and get a slap of reality, and realize i do not have time to do so. i am working on "making time" one day, but today isn't that day. so, for now... it will stay as is! i have so much to share with you all, i hope i don't forget anything!! i love brain dumps and hope you do too!

- first things first... i had a life changing moment with a dear friend in September, and let's just say for now, i see things differently. i can't thank you enough dear friend. you know who you are. one day i might share this with you all, but for now i will keep it at that.

- i am loving the "simplifying" of life. literally, donating so much stuff i don't need. i am a clutter free gal these days.

- i have been obsessed with baking, decorating the house for fall, and crafting. i made my first homemade cake pops this week (red velvet heaven) and so excited to make a batch for my friend's bridal shower this weekend!

- i am BEYOND obsessed with Parenthood. i know i talk about it all the time, but seriously? i pretend it's my life. start it today on season 1 if you haven't seen it yet. you'll be obsessed too!

-i went to miami with some girlfriends, and wow. i love vacation! i really need to make a habit of booking vacations more often.

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- i need to buy a camera soon (maybe my only item on my wish list for christmas) any ideas of which is the best starter one? on the cheaper side....!? please help!

- i am going to Texas for thanksgiving this year. i couldn't be more excited! line dancing, shooting at the range, sippin' homemade tea on the front porch of my friends ranch. take. me. there. now!

- i had my two year anniversary with my job this past week. crazy!!

- i love all aspects of social networking. i literally get so much info from twitter these days it's unreal. i don't even need to watch a game because i can get the play by play via twitter. follow me here if you don't already! i'm pretty funny.

- speaking of social networking. um. PINTEREST. seriously? i am in love with you. i'd marry you if i could. like, it's an unhealthy relationship and i feel it's just getting worse. my pinterest boards are starting to fill up. fast. follow me here if you have one too!

- i saw 50/50. so so good. i laughed, i cried, and then laughed some more! must see!

- i had my last few weddings last month for the year. i think that was 7 or 8 i attended in 2011. i told my mom that i would like to attend less in 2012, and she informed me that we have a wedding to go to the first weekend of January. go figure. professional wedding attendee? nailed it.

- i am going to be a bedazzling queen next week. making my halloween costume this year. it's either going to be the best costume ever... or a complete mess. stay tuned....

- i need the iphone S ASAP. it's like i can finally have the "assistant" i need. an assistant for an assistant. yes please!

- i have been asked a few times this past month how old i am? both times i have said 25. then said, no wait! 26! people think i am crazy that i forget. i loved my birthday. i love the 20's. really happy i am embracing getting "older" because i am closer to 50 now then 0. yikes. my brother and bestie on my 26th:

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- i changed the way i eat and seriously i have SO much energy. it's like i am on crack daily (disclaimer, i do not do crack, nor have i ever) but i feel as if i am on crack these days with the amount of energy i have. if you are looking for a little life boost read the 4-Hour Body. i am in love. nothing, and i mean NOTHING ever works for me. let's be honest, i am pretty healthy in general but always feel so lethargic and not sure why!? well, turns out eating as many carbs as i do, is NOT good for me. i am a foodie, so let's be honest. i love a good carb. but needed to cut back and couldn't stick to anything! the 4-Hour Body is perfect for me! i'm not strict about it, i just try to follow it as best as i can. you get a cheat day where you can literally eat whatever you want. all. day. long. mac n cheese. check! pizza. check! pasta. you bet. then the next day you go back to normal. it's pretty crazy but i feel a shift already and love it thus far!

- does anyone have photoshop that i can borrow? or an extra one? i will pay for it.... just can't afford the BIG cost. baby steps to making this blog better.... i know one of you has one i can borrow?! pretty please with a cherry on top!?

- i sold my soul to equinox months ago and i haven't regretted it since. (thank god because i almost had to eat top ramen everyday to afford it). if you haven't stepped foot in that gym. it's a must.

- when i was planning my friends baby shower - i had to go to a fabric store to pick up some items. i then immediately added to my bucket list: learn to sew. the ideas i have and the fact that i can't sew well really puts a damper on that.

- i miss mikuni. i mostly miss the big dre roll. i mean, how goes does this look?

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- my family is trying to plan a trip to new orleans. i can't wait to visit my dad. been thinking about him a lot lately. started a big project in his honor. i can't wait to share with all of you.

- google calendar revamped their settings. um 24 colors to choose from now. oh man.

- i can't believe halloween is so soon! i still need to carve pumpkins, stock up on candy, and most importantly make candy apples!

- i think i am addicted to slurpees and yogurt. definitely on my cheat days. every. week.

- i hope you all have a wonderful weekend! i have lots more photos to share next week!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

french themed bebe shower {sneak peak}

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if you were wondering where i have been lately...
i have been planning my friend Hillary's bebe shower!

i was so honored to have been asked and i don't want to toot my own horn...
but it was AMAZING.

from the invites, food display, onsie decorating table, and to the decorations...
i was so happy with how it all turned out!

i can't wait to share more photos with you all...