Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys!

Hello there! No joke, I have not started shopping. I was supposed to get out there this past weekend, but fell ill so wasn't up to it at all. Check out my gift guide for the guy in your life below.

Clockwise from the top...
1. This is called a Tie Mag. Super cool for the guy in your life who is all about looking good in a tie. These little contraptions are magnets to hold your tie in place. Get them here.

2. Fatty 'Cue BBQ sauces, because what guy doesn't love grilling outside. Available here or at your local Williams-Sonoma.

3. Rag & Bone for the Neiman Marcus + Target collection. I love this sweater because you can give it to your guy who hates to dress up. Once he puts this on with some simple jeans its a great "pulled together" look. Available here or at your local Target.

4. Jack Black Body Basics set. I think every guy secretly likes to take care of his skin. You know they love it! Available here.

5. The Art of Fixing Things. "Yeah honey, you can totally fix this, right?!" Ok, you know they can't always fix certain things, so help them out a little bit. Available here.

6. Board Shorts. Seriously, my guy LOVES his board shorts and I don't know a guy who hates them. Available here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: For Girls!

Hey everyone! So we've been gone for a quick minute or a month but who's counting, right?! Well to kick things back up for the rest of the year, we're coming back just in time for the holidays. The holidays are literally just around the corner and I know there are still some last minute shoppers out there. Not going to lie I've been guilty of that too so it's ok but it's time to get moving. So here is a gift guide for the special women in your life whether it's your girlfriend, wife, sister or friend there's a little something for everyone. I did some searching online for ideas and came across some really cute things. So enjoy and thanks for sticking with us while we were on our break!


-Great engraved pencils with words of wisdom for any mood!-
Mean Girls Engraved Pencils from Luvocracy
-For the fashionista who has an edgy side and a love for large handbags-
Izzy & Ali "Tiffany" Satchel from Nordstrom

-To the girl who loves to enjoy a nice cup of joe or tea-
Ayaka Mug from Anthropologie

-For the girl who likes to lather up with different floral scents-
Victoria's Secrets Fantasy Scent Sets

-If you are really stumped on what to get her, I find you can never go wrong with a gift card to ANYWHERE-
Nordstrom Gift Card

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tis the Sweater Season

Image via Fashionista

Fall is here and it's time to bring out the sweaters. With the exception of todays warm weather, it's starting to get a little bit colder as each day passes and I know I can't wait to just cozy up in a sweater. I've been looking around for some cute sweaters and I've been seeing a lot of funky styles like more animal prints, bright colors and the usual staple of the knit sweater. Check the cool sweaters I found on fashionista, sweaters are going to be very popular this season and I'm loving it.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin Results

Over the weekend, my family and I got together to have a family Sunday Funday. We all went to my sisters for a BBQ and to finally carve our pumpkins. My nephew wanted to make a smiley face pumpkin and he added some cool teeth to give the pumpkin some real edge. The other pumpkin turned out to be Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas and to make him festive we added a sparkling bowtie for effect. It was really fun to surrounded by family and doing something together especially with my nephew and niece so they will have these memories. I'm grateful to have memories like this from when I was younger and it's great to be apart of ones they will remember too. Check out our cool pumpkins. Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!


-Lukas carving his smiley face pumpkin-

-My brother Rick, Kellie and I figuring out what to carve-

Jack Skellington & Smiley Face Pumpkins
Candlelit Pumpkins

Monday, October 29, 2012

Blumhouse of Horrors

Confession: I love scary movies but I hate to actually be scared. One time when riding the Tower of Terror at Disneyland, some guy stuck his face out at me to scare me at the end of the ride and my reaction was to slap him across the face. I just can't help it!

Which brings me to my Saturday night outing. Rebecca and I along with our friend Joe decided to check out the Blumhouse of Horrors located in DTLA. You may be asking, "if you hate being scared, then why would you decide to go to a haunted house?". Well first off, I didn't want to stay home and Rebecca FORCED me to go. Well, not really, I just wanted to see if it was that scary.

While nervous waiting in line (they had some technical difficulties which caused us to wait longer than expected) I was tempted to grab the vodka bottle from the guy behind us and just chug it so that my experience was a little blurry, but I didn't. Once inside, it was all good fun. All I can say is that it was more than just a haunted house, there is a whole story behind the haunt and the actors were great. Poor Rebecca was in pain after my excessive hand holding. I think at one point she yelled at me to loosen my grip because I was hurting her. I would totally recommend this place, it was awesome, just make sure you plan accordingly as the wait can be a little long.

P.S. Here is a video of some really mean "people" trying to scare me in line.

Friday, October 26, 2012

THE PEAKS...and the pits.

Busy Bee:
Busy work week, makes for a fast week and closer to the weekend! - Rebecca
Another person's trash, is another person's treasure:
"Oh these boots don't fit you and you want to give them to me? OK!" - Andrea

...and the pits.
Fashion Crisis:
Spending 20 minutes just starting at my closet trying to figure out what to wear and then thinking all day of all the other options you could've worn. - Rebecca
A long work week and no time to catch up. UGH! - Andrea 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween DIY: Hollywood Starlet

Here's another DIY costume that is so easy to create. Got an old evening gown? Check. Faux fur stole or jacket? Check. You're all set!

For the hair: I used this technique. It's very easy to do and super quick. To add a bit more glam, I pinned one of my broaches to Alex's hair.

For the makeup: Winged eyeliner and a bright, red, glossy lip.

It's that easy and it gives you an excuse to act the part!