Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Floral Skirts and Plaid Shirts

I found the CUTEST fabric at JoAnn's about 2 months ago and I finally made a skirt out of some of it! I think I might make a little linen jacket out of the rest of it. I think it's the cutest floral print ever! 

I also tried a new shirt pattern, I don't like it as much as my other shirt pattern, but it works for this skirt!

Happy Birthday Papi!

This year Danny and I threw my dad a birthday party at the beach! We set up a Malibu trip back in February and once August came we packed up and headed to the 'BU!

We weren't able to take that many pictures cause by the time the party started the lighting was awful, but here's what we got ...
On Saturday we had a big celebration for my papa's birthday!
Danny and I decorated the campsite with a a red picnic table cloth and paper lanterns! (We had more lanterns up, but we took them down while everyone was cooking).
My dad is always telling jokes, he cracks everyone up!
Happy Birthday Papi!

Little White Dress ...

 There was this really cute white shirt dress at Anthropologie this summer, but when I heard that it ran like two sizes too big I knew that I wasn't going to be able to wear it. So, I made my own version. The fabric is this really fun embroidered pattern that gives this dress extra texture in person. I can't wait to wear it to church in the next few weeks. I'll even wear it after Labor Day! 

Shirts, Shirts, and More Shirts!

My new obsession is the button up shirt! I can't stop making them! I've made too many already, and I keep buying fabric to make more. I don't even want to know what will happen to me once the fall plaids and flannels start arriving at the fabric store! EEeeee! I can't wait for fall!!
I've made chambray shirts ...
Large gingham shirts ....

Small gingham shirts ...
And seersucker shirts!
 Hurry up fall so I can make flannel shirts!!

Me in Leo Carrillo

I made this knit skirt last week and I love it!

I decided to have a little photo shoot while in Malibu, Danny has his new camera now and I made a grey knit maxi skirt that fits in perfectly on the beach.

Let the photo shoot begin! This is me in make-up. Getting rosy cheeks the old fashion way.
We started up on the cliffs...
Then I wanted to take a picture in the spot Carrie sat in Sex and the City when she was listening to her voicemails in Mexico. She wasn't in Mexico, she was in Malibu!
Then down to the first cove for my curtsey pose. Gotta show off those tan legs before it fades!
This is in one of the coves.
Finally we ended on the main beach. The sun was gone but I refused to take off my sunglasses.
It was kinda cold by the end!

Summer is Over ...

Even though that means I have to go to go back to school it also means that everyone else has to go back to school too. The reason that makes me happy is because now Disneyland will no longer look like this ... 

And I can enjoy these without crazy crowds ... 

We should've just gotten the California passes because Disneyland is not enjoyable in the summertime, we can't even go! Especially not on the weekends! It's too crowded and the lines are way too long. I can't wait for Disneyland in the fall! Less crowds, and better decorations! Yay!

I think everyone should get passes so we can all go together! But then there would be crowds again ... Oh well at least we could have fun talking to each other while we stand in line!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Malibu Seafood

My favorite little cove in Leo Carrillo. It's my (not so) secret hang out!
Well, we are back from Malibu and we're not too happy about it! We love it there, but we are pretty lucky people because we get to go back this weekend! Two weekends in a row!? Who do we think we are!? One of the things I love most about Malibu (besides the beach of course) is a little place called Malibu Seafood. It doesn't look like much, but I had the best fish taco's I've ever had there! I wanted to eat there last year, but when we drove by it there was a line out the door and around the shop! Luckily this summer we went on a Thursday and we didn't have to wait in line at all! It was so good! I now see why people waited in line for this yummy food! I can't wait to have it again next weekend! The sad thing is that now that I've had the best fish tacos in the world, no other fish taco will do. I've become a snob, Malibu Seafood or bust!

Malibu Seafood, they're not open for breakfast, cause they're out catching lunch!

Waiting for my yummy food!

It's right on PCH, if you blink you'll miss it!

After lunch we went and hung out on the beach. I can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Crafter by Day, Party Planner by Night!

 My friend Tanne is getting married, and she asked Mandy, Cami, Emily and I to throw her a bachelorette party. Tanne is more modest than most, so we knew that none of that regular bachelorette stuff would fly, so we thought that a nice, relaxed afternoon eating good food and being with good company would be much appreciated. Mandy was in charge of food, and she did the most wonderful job! The food was delicious, I couldn't stop eating! Cami was the host, she let us use her fabulous backyard to throw the party. It really is amazing, if she let's me I am going to throw my 25th birthday bash there! Emily was in charge of flowers and gathering all the vases, jars, lemonade stands and basically all the small things no one ever thinks about. She saved us! I was just in charge of decorations. I LOVE crafting, so making all the decorations was the most perfect task. I made a fringe garland, a triangle banner, a paper dots garland, and tissue paper fans. I was also in charge of the overall concept, so Emily and I worked hand in hand in doing the table decorations and layout. Here are pictures of all our hard work. I think we should be party planners!
I am obsessed with these tassel garlands! I put one up on my balcony, the other one is up in my room now! I am even making more for another party coming up!
Emily and I came up with the center pieces, but she picked out all the flowers! I thought it all came together so well. We found those bird houses at JoAnn's for $1!
I made these dot streamers with the help of my Cricut! But the paper fans I had to make myself.
Emily brought us this cute birdcage from her house.
The ceramic vase in the middle was my favorite.
We made strawberry lemonade and regular lemonade. We put strawberries in the strawberry lemonade and ice cubes with edible flowers in the regular lemonade. It would also work with mint leaves! Then as the ice melts the lemonade gets a little minty flavor. Yum!
You have to drink lemonade out of a mason jar and paper straw.

 In my book it's not a party unless there are crafts! I thought it would be cute to make metal stamped jewelery out of washers. The Relief Society in my home ward did them and they turned out so cute! I thought it would be a fun thing to do while we sat around chatting.

Cami set up the metal stamping area. She had such a cute idea of putting the stamps in a glass tray. I thought it was so cute!
As the girls left we gave them these little magnets that they could put on their fridge. Danny got me a PoGo two Christmases ago so I took pictures on my cell phone, then blue toothed it to the PoGo then stuck magnets on there and got the most adorable fridge magnets. I can't wait to do this again! 
Here are the girls hammering away.
More crafty girls!
After crafts it was time for games! The funniest game by far was Emily's ... it was called "How Babies are Made" and one person stands with a toilet paper roll in between their legs, and another person has a plunger or broom in between theirs. You stand across from each other the object is to get the toilet paper roll around the broom and bring it back to the original side. It was hilarious!
Page is embracing the game, I am pretty sure Tanne hated it.
Tanne is not letting that roll go anywhere.
Mandy and Tanne have been best friends their whole lives, so they didn't mind getting up close and personal in order to win the game!

 I think overall it was a good party! Good food, great people, and unforgettable times!

Me and the woman of the hour!
When we were at Girls Camp we joined a very secret and exclusive sorority called the G.R.'s and we've been best friends ever since. We had the best the best summer of our lives and I hope that we can all live close enough to each other that our girls one day go to Girls Camp together and form the same bonds we did.
The hottest hostess with the mostest!