Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's Cold Outside! : Pets are people too linkup

Hi everyone! I live in southern California so it doesn't really get too cold here but when it does, a majority of us are wimps and complain about freezing when its probably only about 50degrees out. I say only because I'm pretty sure a lot of you live in places where it can be significantly colder. I'm not going to lie, I like the cold because it allows me to layer up BUT I complain about being freezing cold when the temperature drops below 60. My dogs aren't used to the cold either! Tuck in particular. I will open the door first thing in the morning to let him take care of business and he'll run outside, immediately run back inside, realize he can't hold it, run back out to potty then race back inside to the warm spot on the bed and curl up in a little ball. This has been his morning routine this past week. It has been really cold the past couple nights so Tuck and Jeice snuggled up together in the crate!
These boys haven't slept in a crate in months but with the cold weather they both decided to sleep in the same one willingly.

I normally don't put clothes on my dogs and they usually put up a good fight to not wear anything but haven't had a problem lately. They wear these sweaters like champs <3 handsome champs at that!
Luckily it's usually only cold in the morning and at night so during the day they are able to drive around with their dad with the windows down. They're both huge fans of putting their heads out the window! We invested in a Kurgo zipline with attachments, sort of like seatbelts, so they won't fall out:) The wind was a little cold at this moment, so they decided to pay attention to the road instead.
Afternoons are made for the beach no matter what the weather is! The boys had their own beach adventure the other day. Where else can you go to the beach around the holidays without freezing your tail off??

To the pet parents, how do you and your pets stay warm when it's cold out?

Check out more awesome pet posts here:
Jade and Oak

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Weekly Wishes #2

Hi! It's time for weekly wishes:) I know I mentioned I was going to be back on my normal posting schedule this week but I failed miserably and have just been super busy with school. Thankfully there are only two days left then I will be able to get back into my blogging routine!

*this weeks picture theme was colorful. I chose this photo that I took when I visited Oahu, the blues and greens definitely give off a relaxing feel which is exactly what I need for this week*

1|  Start Christmas shopping. I'm starting later than usual this year and although I plan on making a lot of the gifts this year, I would like to finish Christmas shopping, have everything wrapped and ready to go. I really don't like when I forget people so this will give me the opportunity to make sure I remember everyone on my list!

2| Get back on schedule. My pride and joy of a blog has taken a hit the past couple weeks because of school and work. I want to get back to daily posts and get started on my new blog design that I have had planned for the past month.

3| Catch up with good company. I would love to see and spend time with some of my friends this week. I haven't really had much of a social life lately because my schedule has only consisted of school, work, that order. It would be really nice to just hang out and not worry about having to be somewhere or finish a project or study.

How did I do last week?
I am glad to say that I accomplished two of the three which is definitely better than none! I went hiking about three times last week and dedicated some mornings to pilates. I was able to clean up the house quite a bit and get things back in order. Having a clean home was definitely a highlight of my week lol! I unfortunately didn't completely finish all of my final projects. I am currently working on my last one right now but decided to take a little break for this instead :)
The Nectar Collective

& now to conquer the rest of my finals!
Talk to you soon! xx

Saturday, December 7, 2013

SG Cosmetics Holiday Palette

Hi everyone! I have a review today for the Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette. Now, I have had this palette for a little while but I wanted to test it out a couple times before giving you guys my opinion.

I want to start off with the packaging.
I think the packaging is adorable and absolutely perfect for the holidays! It is so sleek and would make a perfect stocking stuffer or to carry in your bag for any event/party because it doesn't take up much space. I also like how it provides a guide on how to achieve the perfect smokey eye using the shadows and blush provided as soon as you open up the product.

As far as color pigmentation goes, the shadows and blush look great and swatch really well but I couldn't for the life of me achieve what I consider the right smokey eye on myself no matter what technique I used. I think it may have to do with the shadows having more shimmer than I personally like wearing. However, I tested out this product on some of friends with a lighter skin tone than me and this palette looked stunning! Here are some swatches of the shadows that I swatched on myself:
(from left to right: Frost, Coal, Glimmer and Platinum)

Unfortunately, I couldn't get a decent swatch of the Snowy Glow blush because it didn't show up too well on my skin. Like I mentioned earlier, the blush gives a beautiful glow to lighter skin tones but it kind of gave me a washed out sort of look.

All in all I would recommend this palette! The shadows are stunning if you are into shimmer which is perfect for the holidays. I just personally don't like wearing much shimmer, if any at all, but I do like the way it looks on other people. The blush is the only thing that kind of threw me off a bit just because it looks so pretty on the palette, it just doesn't show as well on me as I had hoped.

Right now you can get this palette for only $25 (reg.$40) AND Studio Gear Cosmetics is giving you 10% off your entire purchase if you enter in the code SGHOLIDAY when you check out.

*This is a sponsored post, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Weekly Wishes #1

Hi everyone! The next two weeks are going to be pretty hectic for me since I have finals coming up. No doubt about it I am definitely starting to feel emotionally and mentally drained. There is a lot of work and studying that need to be done but I keep telling myself to suck it up because I'm almost done! On top of school, I have a job that gets ridiculously busy around the holidays. I am usually incredibly patient and probably the most patient person you'll ever meet but I have been a little short tempered lately. I feel bad about that and I'm pretty sure it is the result of all the pressure I'm under with school coming to an end.

In the midst of the craziness, I like taking breaks from everything by reading a book or catching up on blogs that motivate and/or inspire me. One of my favorite bloggers, Melyssa at The Nectar Collective, created the Weekly Wishes link-up that I have been following for awhile and finally decided to participate in! This is where you can post about/reflect on your wishes, goals, challenges, etc., find and give motivation, and make awesome new friends. *This week's photo theme was "animals" so I found this to be more than appropriate :)) you can see Tucker isn't as thrilled as Jeice to be wearing antlers!

1| Clean up and get organized. I have been so busy lately where my house has become a complete disaster. There is laundry that needs to be put away or washed, papers that need to be filed or thrown out,  unfinished projects, gifts that need to be wrapped...all these things are no joke laying around different parts of my house and it's starting really bug me. Something must be done!

2| Stop making excuses and get back to exercising. Ever since the week of Thanksgiving, I have stopped my exercise routine. Not necessarily because I don't have time because I do have a couple hours every the morning to walk my dog, eat breakfast, etc.but I have had the "I'll start tomorrow" mentality. It's been "tomorrow" about six times and I still have yet to jump back into it.

3| Stop procrastinating, get it over with! I have been putting off my final projects for about a month. They are all due the middle of next week but instead of dragging them on until the due dates, I want to get them over and done with this week so I can get a head start on enjoying my winter break.

If you would like to participate in this link up as well, click the link below! I'd love to read about your weekly wishes! I'm going to move this post to Mondays :)  I really wanted to get this up yesterday but I literally got home late and was extremely tired. Tucker Tuesday will return next week or possibly later today!

The Nectar Collective

Talk to you soon! xx

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rosemary + Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Hi everyone! For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you all had a wonderful day with your families and friends :) I know I did! I started of the day with a super long definitely was NOT easy (I don't know what I was thinking. I was exhausted after and my body was so sore, but it was all worth it:)) then came home, freshened up, and started making all the delicious food. I unfortunately was so wrapped up in everything and forgot to take pictures of my first Thanksgiving spread (some of you know this was my first year hosting). Everything was a success, at least, that is what everyone told me. Today I want to share with you the favorite side of that evening.

The roasted potatoes were a HUGE hit! This dish is absolutely delicious and super easy to make :) 

1lb potatoes (I used the little ones from costco)
2 sprigs rosemary
5 cloves of garlic (smashed)
salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil
black truffle oil(optional, but this makes it taste amazing!)

-Preheat oven to 500degrees and coat bottom of oven safe baking dish with extra virgin olive oil (I used about 3 tablespoons).
-Once oven is heated, place dish with olive oil in the oven for about 3-5 min to heat up.
-Prep potatoes and cut into fourths or cubes, whatever you prefer. 
-After olive oil is heated, add the cloves of garlic, rosemary sprigs, and potatoes.
-Place in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
-Remove from oven, stir potatoes to coat with the now garlic/rosemary infused oil, add salt and pepper then drizzle the top with black truffle oil.

Let it cool for a little bit and enjoy!:)
I didn't really do much Black Friday shopping mainly because there wasn't really anything I absolutely needed to get that I can't get any other day. I can't believe it's finally December!! I am definitely looking forward to what this month will bring and all the Christmas shopping/decorating I get to do. 

I love this time year <3 
Talk to you soon! xx

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What I Want #7

Hi everyone! With the holiday season already here, I have been on the lookout for some cute holiday decor for my home. This is my first holiday at my current house (I actually moved in around Christmas last year but I didn't really get to decorate since I was more focused on unpacking and getting settled) and I have been finding so many things at Target, West Elm, and Anthropologie. However, nothing I have found and liked so far is really holiday related so I'm trying to withhold from buying any of it...for now..we'll see what happens black friday.

For example, I found these adorable toss pillows at West Elm:
Like I mentioned in previous posts, I am really into woodland themed things right now! I already own some toss pillows that these particular ones would make a great addition to but I really want to find some awesome holiday pillows and decor:) If any of you know where I can find some, let me know!

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tucker Tuesday + Thanksgiving Plans

Hi everyone! today was pretty busy for me since I was at school all day and with the semester coming to an end, I have a bunch of final projects due and a plethora of finals to study for. Even though I was absolutely exhausted and mentally drained (I was at school for about 10 hours today), I came home to the cutest, happiest little pup in the world and instantly had a rush of energy again. Do any of you pet parents feel that instant burst of happiness,after a tough day, the moment you see your animal? Tucker always has that affect on me! Anyway, I felt bad for the little guy being stuck inside all day so I brought him down to his favorite park to play with all of his best friends:) turned out he was still pretty exhausted from a hike he and Jeice went on the other day so he was ready to go after about an hour and a half.

*Tucker and Jeice go on a hike.

Now we're both relaxing at home. Well he's relaxing, I'm catching up on work and finalizing my Thanksgiving menu/making sure I have everything I need so I can do some last minute grocery shopping in the morning if I have to. This is my first time hosting Thanksgiving and I'm actually pretty excited:) If you have any tips, please leave it in a comment down below! it would be greatly appreciated.

Talk to you soon! xx

Friday, November 22, 2013

#FOTD: Drugstore Products!

Hi everyone! As far as makeup goes,  I like spicing things up every once in awhile for events or special nights out but I generally like to keep my face super simple, casual, and neutral. I didn't realize it until after the fact, but my everyday face consists of mainly drugstore products except for lipstick and blush which I like changing up frequently. I'm taking a break from buying makeup since I have way too much and use way too little so it's the perfect time to start using things up:) Today I decided to use all drugstore products so here's my face of the day:

1. For foundation I used CG's 3-in-1foundation. I've written about this before and it's definitely still my favorite drugstore foundation! It's easy to apply and the coverage is awesome.

2.To cover up the tiny bit of redness left after applying foundation, I like using the l'oreal true match concealer. I have been using this the past year and I keep it in my makeup mag when I'm out and about just in case. This blends really well!

3. I like to brighten my undereyes with maybelline's dream lumi concealer. I like how it's subtle enough to brighten up the area and still look natural. 

4.To keep my eyebrows in place, I use maybelline's great lash clear gel. Those of you have been around for awhile know that I recently purchased this product for the first time ever not too long ago. I'm loving it so far:)

5.I have never tried Wet N Wild mascara before but I picked up the megaimpact mascara awhile back and didn't try it out until the other day. I haven't decided whether or not I love it but it definitely helps lengthen and add volume to my lashes! My heart still belongs to l'oreal telescopic as far as drugstore mascaras go.

6. For eyeliner I like to switch between gel, liquid, and pencil depending on my mood. Today I opted for a pencil liner so I used one by milani.  I haven't had any problems with it, pigmentation is great, and I've been using it for awhile now. Definitely my favorite drugstore eyeliner pencil!

7. I never really wear eyeshadow on a daily basis but today I decided to use my maybelline color tattoo in Bad to the Bronze. I love the way this looks on its own<3

8. I skipped blush for today and opted to use a baked bronzer by milani to add some dimension to my face. I really like how this product adds more of a glow rather than a glitter effect. Side note, I'm not a big fan of glitter on anything but maybe my nails so I really dislike when products are gorgeous in color but are tainted with glitter.

9. To add some color to my overall look, I applied the maybelline color whisper in berry ready. I am obsessed with this!

What does your everyday face usually consist of?

Talk to you soon! xx

Thursday, November 21, 2013

99 Random Questions

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having an awesome week so far:) I have been part of the blogging community for about a month now and I honestly don't remember the last time I was so proud to be a part of something like this! Everyone I have met so far has been so sweet and welcoming and I just wanted to thank you all for that<3 I know have some new readers so I'm going to take today to answer some random questions to let you all know a little more about me and I'd love to know a little more about YOU so feel free to answer any of these in a comment down below!
1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Open...mainly because my closet is currently doorless.
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? I do not. I usually bring enough shampoo and conditioner to last my whole trip and I make it a goal to not have to bring any back when its time to go home. Is that weird??
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out. I move around a lot when I sleep so there's not point for tucked in sheets.
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? nope.
5:Do you like to use post-it notes? LOVE post-it notes:) i use them for everything.
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?guilty.  
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? neither! but i guess if i absolutely had to choose, bear.
8:Do you have freckles? I do not. freckles are cute...sometimes I wish I did.
9:Do you always smile for pictures? No. I'm actually really awkward when it comes to pictures.
10:What is your biggest pet peeve? when people lie straight to my face when I know for a fact they're lying.
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? no. I walk a lot haha i'd lose count!
12:Have you ever peed in the woods? never had to.
13:What about pooped in the woods? nope
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? story of my life!
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? sometimes
16:How many people have you slept with this week? um.
17:What size is your bed? queen. 
18:What is your Song of the week? Wildfire by John Mayer
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? wear whatever you want guys!
20:Do you still watch cartoons? not so much.
21:Whats your least favorite movie? Twilight. please don't judge me.
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? I'm not telling
23:What do you drink with dinner? Water or tea
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Ranch 
25:What is your favorite food? LOVE japanese food.
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Shawshank Redemption, Blazing Saddles, Lion King :)
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? K. (he will be kept to an initial because he's private like that)
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? I was not
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? no.
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? I wrote a little thank you note the other day, does that count?
31:Can you change the oil on a car? yes I can but I never do.
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Nope
33:Ever ran out of gas? Nope. 
34:Favorite kind of sandwich? Not really a sandwich person but I love grilled cheese with smoked gouda. YUM!
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? I like greek yogurt with honey and granola
36:What is your usual bedtime? lately anywhere between 11 & 1
37:Are you lazy? I have my moments.
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? lots of different things. My favorites were nala and jasmine. 
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign? I'm a rabbit. 
40:How many languages can you speak? 2 but I'm currently teaching myself a third:)
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? no
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? Legos!
43:Are you stubborn? Sometimes. Although some of my friends might say, very.
44:Who is better...Leno or Letterman? hmm. maybe leno because I was in the audience once. it was when matthew mcconaughey was a guest<3
45:Ever watch soap operas? ain't nobody got time for that.
46:Are you afraid of heights? nope!
47:Do you sing in the car? all the time!
48:Do you sing in the shower? Yep
49:Do you dance in the car? haha yeah. air drums too!
50:Ever used a gun? water and paintball.
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? Awhile ago. I do have a photoshoot coming up in a couple weeks though :) 
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? Pshhh no. I like musicals!
53:Is Christmas stressful? Not for me
54:Ever eat a pierogi? No because I don't even know what that is.
55:Favorite type of fruit pie? APPLE.
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be an elementary school teacher or a nurse.
57:Do you believe in ghosts? no
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? YES! 
59:Take a vitamin daily? i do.
60:Wear slippers? no. when i'm at home i wear the comfy home booties.
61:Wear a bath robe? no.
62:What do you wear to bed? usually a cami and boy shorts.
63:First concert? N Sync. 
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Target. duh!
65:Nike or Adidas? Nike<3
66:Cheetos Or Fritos? cheetos. fritos smell like feet.
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? peanuts.
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? not until this question.
69:Ever take dance lessons?only for a majority of my life.
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Something that he is passionate about.
71:Can you curl your tongue? yes.
72:Ever won a spelling bee? no, but I made it through a couple rounds in elementary school!
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? yes.
74:Own any record albums? I do not.
75:Own a record player? no.
76:Regularly burn incense? No. 
77:Ever been in love? YES<3
78:Who would you like to see in concert? John Mayer.
79:What was the last concert you saw?I don't remember. I think it was a local band.
80:Hot tea or cold tea? Hot tea. sounds delicious right about now!
81:Tea or coffee? both.
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? Sugar 
83:Can you swim well?Yes I can
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? this not supposed to be normal?
85:Are you patient? Very. got it from my Dad!
86:DJ or band, at a wedding? band.
87:Ever won a contest? Yeah
88:Ever have plastic surgery? No and I don't plan to.
89:Which are better black or green olives? greeeeen. 
90:Can you knit or crochet? No but it would be interesting to learn.
91:Best room for a fireplace? Living room for everyone to enjoy!
92:Do you want to get married? Eventually. 
93:If married, how long have you been married? never been married.
94:Who was your HS crush? I had more than one. I don't remember any.
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? No and I change my pet peeve answer to this!
96:Do you have kids? Yes if Tucker and Jeice count. Fur babies<3
97:Do you want kids? One day.
98:Whats your favorite color? Pink but i do have a lot more favorites.
99:Do you miss anyone right now? Yes.

Hooray for tags!
Again, I want to say thank you to everyone who has stumbled across my little space on the internet<3 I appreciate every single one of you!

Talk to you soon! xx

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What I Want #6

Hi everyone! I started planning out my Christmas shopping list and I couldn't resist finding some things for myself in the process. However, I am going to do my best and not give in (like I did earlier this week, no thanks to the Forever 21 F&F event ;) and just wish I had these things. One of the items I came across was this loose-fitting sweater with a bow on one of the shoulders.

Not only does it look extremely girly but it also looks really comfy. I love comfy tops, especially comfy sweaters since they're easy to swear and loose enough to still look feminine, not frumpy. This sweater paired with leggings and boots or even jeans and wedges would be absolutely adorable! You can find this sweater here.

If you are a new reader, check out my first what I want post where I briefly discuss more about this series:) and thank you so much for stopping by!

Do any of you have the same problem as me when it comes to gift buying? or are you pretty good at sticking to your shopping list?

Talk to you soon! xx

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tucker Takes Over

HI, the name's Tuck and I'm takin' over my mom's blog today!  We went out on our usual morning walk so I could take care of business. It was really weird though because it was cold out and mom put a sweater on me. I was confused and embarrassed because mom never puts clothes on me. In fact, I remember her saying she would never put me in a sweater so what the bone, mom?!? OH and not only was it a sweater but it was a sweater with a hood that has antlers on it. I chew on antlers not wear them, but thanks for tryin' mom! Don't be surprised if it mysteriously goes missing, I promise it won't be because of me. Or will it? Anywho, we got back home and mom fed me my delicious breakfast and I kept moshing on her laptop while she was trying to type out her thoughts for today until she finally gave in and let me take over.  Muahahaha my plan worked!! I always get away with things like that because I've got my mom wrapped around my paws. Well, depending on what it is I can get away with most things if I shoot her this look and it almost always works like a charm:

Welp, I gotta get ready for a hike to chase some rabbits and birds. Thanks for reading my sweater rant! Would any of you put your dogs in clothes?! 

This was fun. Catch ya later!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Forever 21/Cotton On haul

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share a couple things that I found while out and about today since I got some great deals. I wasn't planning on buying anything but I couldn't resist! I was able to limit myself to basics or things I knew I have wanted for awhile which definitely took A LOT of willpower.

My first stop was Forever 21. I used to LOVE this store but I stopped shopping here for awhile since I got annoyed with how hard it was to find things. I was lured in today because of an e-mail I got saying they were having a 15% off regular priced items Friends & Family event. I walked in for the first time in forever (pun intended ;) and found a couple things before that overwhelming annoyance took over again. I've accepted the fact that Forever 21 will always have a love/hate relationship. Anyway, I love the 3 pieces that I found!

The first item is a pair of brick/taupe woven shorts. The color combination of brick/taupe/aqua makes this perfect for fall and can even transition into other seasons. I love the print and the fact that they're super comfy:) They kind of look like pajamas but they're not. The next item is a rust, pleathery type skirt. I mainly got it because of the color and the material. I don't own anything of either so I thought it would make a cute piece to add to my closet and it looks great on! The last thing I got was a black l/s knit crop top that has a cut out by each elbow. I really like the cut outs because it gives something so basic that extra also pairs nicely with the rust skirt. Like I mentioned, everything was 15% off so I spent less than $40 for these 3 items. Not bad!

After Forever 21, I stopped by Typo to pick up a new notebook to jot down my blogging ideas. I've been using post its lately and my room has just become a big mess of post its with blogging topics, to-do lists and other reminders. I found a notebook but I was suckered into shopping through Cotton On (same company) before I left since the sales guy told me that if I spend $40 today I'll get $15 off my next purchase and since I'm THAT customer, I definitely spent the $40. Oh and on a sidenote, anyone else as excited as I am that foxes and stags are a thing now? Typo had so many fox/stag themed things and I was tempted to buy them all<3 but I didn't. Yet.
Alright so I picked up what I originally walked in for. The notebook cover was just too adorable and it was on sale so why not. I also picked up a new phone case. Don't know if you can tell from the picture but it says, "oh for fox sake" with a little fox on it so I just had to. Then from Cotton On I picked up a pair of black flats that have bows on them because they were only $10 and I was in need of black flats. The last things I got were a basic, prune colored cami and a plain white crop top. It is still warm where I live so I can still get away with tanktops without freezing. I do plan on layering with these though.

If you couldn't already tell, I love basic pieces:) They're really easy to style and to accessorize. 

So much for me not buying clothes. I was doing so well until the whole discount thing lol! Anyone else THAT customer? I know I can't be the only one. 

Talk to you soon! xx

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tucker : Pets Are People Too linkup

Hi guys! Some of you already know that I save Tuesdays for posts relating to Tucker but I decided on an extra for this week because those of you who have been following my blog for awhile know I absolutely love my dog. For those of you who are new or just dropping by, hello and welcome!:) you too will find out  soon and fast that Tucker is my world<3 He's my little fur baby! You can meet Tucker here.

I found this blog linkup hosted by two of my favorite bloggers and immediately had to join in, obviously!

Anyway, this was perfect timing because I was just reorganizing photos on my laptop and couldn't help but gush over how fast my little fur baby has grown! There were a few in particular that stood out to me that I wanted to share with the rest of you. This is Tucker when he was just a little guy at 3mos. old (he's 9 months now) playing tug with his big brother, Jeice: (Jeice is my best friend's dog, we decided to call them brothers since we're pretty much family)
They have gotten along SO well since day one. Jeice even acts like a big brother, being all disgruntled about having to take a picture...
but he'll humor us and take the picture anyway:)
This was Tucker's first time at the beach! his face <3 poor little guy was terrified but I'm glad to report that the beach is one of his favorite places to explore now(as you can see below). We luckily live in southern California so we almost always have perfect beach weather and yes, we do visit the beach quite often!

I can go on for days but this would be one super long post! With all the pictures I just recently rediscovered, you will definitely be seeing more of Tucker.(& Jeice)

eh..why not one more before you go? :)

Talk to you soon! xx

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag!

Hi everyone! I decided to do the sweater weather tag :) I have seen this floating around and when I came across this again on Style Life Lovely, I figured I waited long enough and it was time to finally do it!

1. Favorite candle scent?
Snowed In from Bath and Body works. I'm more into winter scents right now and I like to pretend it snows where I live :)

2. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Tie between coffee and tea. It depends on my mood.

3. Best fall memory?
There are quite a few but one in particular was when I younger, I used to live in a neighborhood where the leaves would actually change color and fall off their branches and it would just look like fall which was gorgeous now that I think about it. All of us kids in the neighborhood would rake up leaves in our front yards to make piles and we would make a contest of it lol then we would throw the leaves around and make a big mess around the neighborhood again. It sounds kind of lame but it was soooo much fun at the time. We don't get seasons in socal! we do what we can with what we have lol

4. Do you prefer dark lips or winged eyeliner?
Dark lips for sure. I still struggle with winged eyeliner.

5. Best fall fragrance?
Well its not necessarily fall but I love Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck. All day everyday.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
anything potato! not a huge fan of turkey but I'll usually give it a shot if 1)my sister is in charge of it or 2)the majority forces me to.

7. What's autumn like where you live?
It never really looks like autumn. We don't get seasons :(

8. Most worn sweater?
An olive green knit sweater from Zara. Its so comfy and looks good with everything!

9. Must have nail polish?
Hmm….no brand in particular but I tend to gravitate toward the darker green or berry shades in the fall.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
football games!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
leggings….if only they were acceptable as pants! but I'll purposely pair them with tops that'll cover my bum. I rarely wear jeans in general. I'm more of a dresses/skirts kind of girl!

12. Combat boots or Ugg boots?
combat. fo' sho.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
yes. very much so!

14. Favorite fall tv show?
I don't really watch t.v.  but I LOVE HIMYM and the walking dead:)

15. What song gets you into the fall spirit?
Well, this isn't really a fall song and I can't really think of any songs that put me into the fall spirit BUT Wildfire by John Mayer is my jam right now! OH and of course, Sweater Weather by the Neighbourhood<3

I'd like to tag all of you! if you do this tag, please link it down below. 
Can't wait to read your answers!

Talk to you soon! xx

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I Want: Wednesdays #5

Hi everyone! I can't believe I'm already on wiw: w#5! This means I have already been blogging for about a month now:) aww.../end-random-thought.

Anyway, since the weather has been getting cooler here, I have been looking for sweaters and outerwear to eventually add to my closet.  I found this Wildfox Fox Face Sequin sweater at and immediately put it on my wishlist for Christmas! I mean, how adorable is this?!

I would love to style it with a circle skirt and accessorize with booties and simple gold jewelry.  This would also look amazing as part of a layered look! Speaking of layers, I've been doing a bit of layering lately and I'm thinking about doing a couple outfits of the week posts featuring that so keep an eye out for those :)

Animal sweaters for fall<3 Are you in love with this trend as much as I am?

Talk to you soon! xx