Friday, September 17, 2010

Siriously, have I told you about Siriously Delicious?

Now that I have, I can proceed to tell you about the delicious meatloaf I made with her help!  
It was one of the most tasty dishes I've ever made (and I don't even like meatloaf).
Furthermore it forced me to open my food processor (yes the one I got for my wedding, last October 3rd) and actually use it.
Homemade breadcrumbs are rad and EASY!
Here's the mouthwatering picture that does it no justice. 


Click here for the recipe!

Bachelorette Mania

Jillian's Bachelorette Gift Bags
Something Sweet = homemade sugar cookies with butter cream frosting (by the fabulous Adydu)
Something Matching = American Apparel Brown cover ups with design from her save the dates (courtesy of Capture Inc.)
Something Fun = Light Kettle Corn (from Trader Joe's)
Something Protective (no, not condoms) = Sunscreen and Fabulous Skin Care Samples
Something for the Hair = headbands from the Dollar Store (perfect for keeping your hair back while you wash your face or sun bathe)
Something Decorative = raffia and butterflies from Michael's (don't forget your 40% off coupons)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Make new friends...

... but keep the old.  
To put it mildly, Jillian and I have been friends for a long time.
This journal entry from 1991 is too sweet not to post and cherish!
We knew our friendship was something special from the day we met.
I look forward to growing old with Jillian and having her in my life forever.
Can't wait for her big wedding day - October 9, 2010. 


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall... for FOOTBALL... 

... and much more!  I always thought summers were busy, but this Fall is proving to be just as crazy.  Pre- wedding festivities for Jillian, Julia and Sarah, lots of traveling for work and a trip to Hawaii to celebrate our one year anniversary.  I can hardly believe how fast time flies. 
But this isn't about how busy we are.  This is about how surreal it is to be married to your best friend.  It's Fall, so naturally TV series start up again with new shows.  Maybe in the future we'll be bored and want to watch TV in different rooms from one another, but last night we found ourselves trying to game plan our week on how we can watch everything together (despite the fact that he may dislike Gossip Girl and I can't really stand America's Got Talent).  At that moment we both chuckled and laughed at what we were doing.  I never thought I could love someone as much as Shane (I know barf) or that I would be with someone that I really don't grow tired of.  Can't wait to meet him at our favorite place tonight the corner of the couch! 

First stop the dinner table for my first attempt at Eggplant Parm! 


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Mason = Perfection

Congrats to Ashun, Tay and Baby Mason! 
Shane and I had the pleasure of meeting Mason 7 days after he was born and just a few days after coming home from the hospital. 
He's a beautiful baby and it was so special to watch our dear friends become into incredible parents. 

Love at first sight!
Mason sleeps exactly like his daddy with his hands up by his head. 

Shane and I look forward to watching Mason grow!
We cannot wait to have one of our own!


Hostess with the Mostess!

Olga and Vince's Engagement Party

Congrats to the happy couple! 

What better way to decorate then with pictures of the MOST PHOTOGENIC duo I know!
All you need to create your own picture trees-
Manzanita Branches - Click here to buy
Print out pictures, matte them with fun paper
Punch a hole, string with ribbon and tie!
Wa- la!

Mustn't forget something sweet!

A lot of love went into baking for this party!

The heart shaped brownies turned out very cute!
(I was quite the proud Betty Crocker)

Looking forward to all the other pre-wedding events and the big day!
 June 18, 2011
Santa Barbara, CA

Lots of love to Olga and Vince!