Thursday, May 27, 2010

Makeup Blog

It seems I have a lot to blog about lately! As many of you know, I love makeup artistry and have had the opportunity to work with Heather at Amorology and several of her brides, doing hair and makeup for weddings.  Before I moved to the San Diego area, I had been doing hair and makeup for friends weddings and special events for quite a few years.  Well, now we are making things a little more official and I have made a blog where I will be showcasing some of the brides I get to work with, reviewing products that I like and talking about makeup techniques and such.. it should be fun!!

Anyway, I just wanted to show you all the new blog:  Bride Eyed Makeup

Have fun looking!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


A few weeks ago Micah and I visited Maui with our good friends Adam and Emily.  We had such a good time, but of course only took pictures one of the days that we were there...

We found a cool hike along the Road to Hana, it had crazy trees and a rope swing into the water, so of course Micah had to try that out:

We found a few other cool hikes along the Road to Hana with tons of waterfalls and bamboo forests...

Oh, we also tried to swing on some of the vines, cause we've seen people do this before... in a movie or something..

But this is what happens in real life:

This is Adam.. he crashed... on the ground.. the vine broke when we actually tried to swing on it.

The rest of the Road to Hana was fun, we had a few more stops along the way, but one of my favorite parts was the drive home.  We followed the map back home the other way around the island and ran into some one-way dirt roads, driving along steep cliffs and saw some serious country with cows in the middle of the road and everything!

The rest of the trip was so fun, I just wish we had taken more pictures!  Here are some highlights: Micah and Adam brought a giant sea turtle to the beach Emily and I were lounging at, and we ended up swimming around with this giant sea turtle for about an hour!!  Fortunately for me he was feeling pretty social and stayed in the shallow beach area and swam right by me a few times.  We also got to watch a luau show for free, while eating at a restaurant with a perfect view of the show.  We played a serious game of tennis on the only day it rained. We ate some delicious shaved ice and walked through some cool art galleries. We ate tons of amazing breakfasts, one of my favorites: strawberry and cream cheese stuffed french toast encrusted with macadamia nuts and topped with coconut whip cream!!  Oh, I also just loved the part where we went to the beach everyday we were there and lounged and swam.  It was so nice and I got so tan for a day or two, too bad its already fading.

We had such a fun trip Manville's, thanks for inviting us!!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last night.  Thought it was a great book.

This morning I found myself thinking about the book in an English accent (since the characters are from England), does anyone else do that?  If this book gets made in to a movie, I think Penny from LOST should be the main character. 

Friday, March 12, 2010


I read this article today on MSNBC, about a 91 year old lady who works at a Rite Aid in New York as a cashier and recently got robbed.  She is one of my new hero's because  1) she works at Rite Aid because she doesn't want to stay at home all day and get bored, and apparently, she doesn't like to be bored, she doesn't find it healthy  2) during the robbery she tried to stop the guy by grabbing his arm/hand then took a punch in the chest; she told the news people, he hit me good, but it didn't hurt  3) she wants to smack the robber guy when they catch him  4) and just when you think she is nothing but tough, you find out she knits and crochets gloves for the needy in her area, and takes care of the people around her. 

Florence Critelli definitely makes it on to my "Hero" list.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Somehow I stumbled across this blog today: - it is my mom's quilt group blog!  In case you didn't know, my mom is a fantastic sewer and is part of such a fun quilting group that has met monthly for 10+ years I think?  Anyway, it was a lot of fun to see all their different quilt designs, and their blocks are EXPERTLY stitched and pieced together.  I can definitely learn from them!  I love to sew and have started making more quilts lately, but have a lot of learning and practicing ahead of me to get as good as these ladies!

For fun, I stole some of these pictures off of their blog to show some of my mom's work, cause I like her:

 Maybe someday I will finish some of my sewing and crafty projects and post some of those pictures here...