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October/ November Recap…

October and November have been very busy month’s for me. Which would explain the week and a half I went without blogging : ( So I wanted to share some pictures of what I have been up to.

October.. Andy, Aida and myself ran a full marathon! All I can say about that is, INTENSE!

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Marathon

I started on this painting. Clearly, it is still a work in progress. My next goal is to come up with a theme to apply to my paintings and craft work. Any ideas?


I made these festive bows for christmas out of magazine pages. How About Orange Blog has a great post on how to make these beautiful festive bows. They are so simple to make.  All you need is a magazine page, a stapler,  scissors, glue and viola!

BIRTHDAYS…

We kicked started the birthday celebrating with Richie’s 21st at. FUN FUN FUN 🙂

My brother and I took full advantage of the swing set we found outside of the club. Genius right?!

My pretty cousin Amber turned 16, she is lagging on posting pictures. Then again, who am I to judge?  😛

 Her dance group Creative Movement performed but sadly I missed out. Take a peek at their performance at the Renaissance Assembly. Take a look at their video here.

Andy’s neice turned 4. Hooray 🙂  It was a dinosaur themed party — I know exciting!! I think we had too much fun… Look at the bouncer they rented! I wasn’t able to beat Andy, he had a slight height advantage but, there is always next year!

From the looks of it I think his mom had just as much fun as we did! lol

Other celebrations.. My good friend Justine  messaged me today. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from one another. So it was definitely a pleasant surprise! She was my grade school partner in crime. good times. xoxo

Most importantly… October 26th marked one year since my beloved grandmother passed away. Although it’s been hard my family and I have are so grateful to all those who continue to show such love and support to my family & I. Truly, we are blessed to have such amazing people in our lives. Grandma you are forever missed. We love you!

Maria Luisa Gomez

May 28, 1932 – October 26, 2008

Lastly, these two beautiful poems ..

God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you And whispered, “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

She is Gone
By Anonymous

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

pretty amazing…

Pretty Amazing

This post will be all about things that are “pretty amazing.” The idea was inspired by this print by Sarah Gardner. Enjoy. xoxo

smore cupcakes
Pretty amazing dessert.

Pandas
Pretty amazing pandas… via we heart it

wedding hairstyle
Pretty amazing hair style.

marieaunet
Pretty amazing dress.

sunset
Pretty amazing picture.

daily inspiration
Pretty amazing painting.

Finger print rings
Pretty Amazing Rings.

wall design
Pretty amazing wall design.

sweet tarts
Pretty Amazing Candy (my fave!)

clouds

Pretty amazing view.

I hope you all have an AMAZING day! xoxo

All over the place..

As usual I have been so busy busy busy with work. But I wanted to share a few pretty things with you…

 Sewing machine

So dainty & bold love it! (Flickr:Tofutti Break)

Heart Shoes

Pretty shoe collection

Owls

Super adorable plush owls! available here.

Horses

this purrrty painting is so lively it makes me smile xD

Yum Ice Cream

This illustration is so fun! It makes me want to get ice cream and run around in the yard care free like we did when we were younger!

So you know…

you make life magic

Cred: We Heart It

Hope you all had a lovely day.. xoxo

Artist: Michelle Cavigliano

I love love love artist Michelle Cavigliano of MyZoetrope Blog . I am even more excited about her new “Friends Forever,” series. I always find her artwork cute , humorous  & fun

Those were the days

Those were the days- Friends forever Series

I got your back

I got your back- Friends Forever Series

You're the one

You’re the one- Friends Forever Series

 

Visit her Etsy shop here for a look at her adorable new series. I want them all! xoxo

While I was out…

Forgive me for being MIA. I’ve been a busy bee.. But don’t you worry! I have lots in store to share with you guys.  For now I wanted to share some pictures of what i’ve been up to lately…

 Dinosaur

I made this pretty little dinosaur. It was supposed to be for Andy’s niece but I haven’t been able to part with it!

love & light painting

Painted this piece.

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Andy taught me how to play chess. He knows whose queen 😉

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I finally beat him!  lol Checkmate!


BEACH DAY              

Random day in Santa Monica.. with my lovely cousin Arianne . I love our adventures together…

Arrianne

(arianne)

MOJITO   +   BF

SHE & HIM ♥  date night. dinner at the cheesecake factory &  pineapple mojitos. –i love his shirt xD

 Starbucks

She- Venti Soy Iced Chai Latte! Him-iced coffee with about 5 expresso shots! (Notice his is full. He liked mine better! teehee)

LOTS OF CUTE STUFF TO COME! STAY TUNED!!! XOXO ❤

My suggestion for the day…

Life it well

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In the future… we will be an old love story

In the future...