Tuesday, July 29, 2014

the sun came out to play last weekend, but that didn't stop us from visiting the renegade craft fair. ♥ it was nice to walk around with my sisters and soak up some much needed inspiration.

Friday, July 25, 2014

there was a multicultural fair at work this month, where we sampled foods from all over the world. while i was stationed at brazil, i still managed to visit most of the other stations. i was impressed by the creativity in the office and had so much fun as the office photographer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

it was such an honor to make my friend's wedding bouquet! she wanted it with the wedding colors and made out of paper, but left the rest up to us. before starting, we searched pinterest for some interesting ideas and stumbled upon lia griffith. ♥ the paper flowers there are amazing!

we printed out the template and traced it onto the colored paper.

we tried to follow the steps for the most part,

but found that it was easier to skip around at times.

we had some green pipe cleaners, which were perfect for the stems.

in order to give variety to the bouquet, we made about three types of flowers using five different colors. and also made quite a few flowers so that the bouquet would look full.

the idea of silver flowers didn't fly, so silver fillers were used instead. sequins were also glued to cover the center of the flowers. and i dusted the paper with fine glitter, just because.

the bouquet had a hard time staying in shape, so we made a circle out of cardstock to hold it in place-- then used painter's tape to wrap the stems.

afterward we wrapped it again with silver tape-- so much easier than with ribbons.

and here's the finished product!

Monday, July 21, 2014

this wedding season, i saw some of my favorite people get married. ♥

and i also got to try my hand at various roles-- makeup artist, hair stylist, bridesmaid, wedding planner, usher, decorations coordinator, florist, hostess, graphic designer, photographer, reception greeter, and my favorite role, guest.

Monday, July 14, 2014

1 year ♥

today marks one year since starting at a new church. there's so much i want to say about the past year-- with all it's blessings and challenges, but i don't even know where to begin. it was a real struggle to find a new community that i could call home, but God was there each and every step of the way. the Lord revealed His faithfulness and love-- daily, weekly, monthly. looking back, i just have to say that His plans are perfect (though not necessarily easy or comfortable).

Thursday, July 10, 2014

i can't believe it's been almost two years since i've made elotes. there was a sale on corn the other day, so i figured i'd buy some. i also managed to get my hands on some cotija cheese!

mexican grilled corn; corn, colby jack cheese, cotija cheese, mayonnaise, lemon, butter, tomatoes, garlic, ground hot chili, salt, pepper.

i started off by grating some colby jack cheese-- colorful and delicious.

and my current favorite is cotija cheese. the more cheese, the better! ♥

then i diced some tomatoes for color.

to speed things up, i boiled the corn before grilling. i also brushed on butter, yum!

after a few minutes, it was good to go.

i threw on the other ingredients and seasoned this baby until it exploded with flavors. i'll definitely need to make this a few more time before the summer ends.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

my love for anthropologie is as ridiculous as my love for moleskine. and yet, i can't help it.

there's something about the colors, textures, and designs that really get me.

even the steep prices aren't enough to keep me away from shopping here.

it's the perfect blend of art and fashion. ♥