Thursday, July 31, 2014

Week 26

Week 26

Lots of pictures this week! And I'm starting to run out of Midnight Edition inserts! What do I do next?!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Asian Chicken Salad

  So, I'm not really competent in the kitchen. Like at all! I can make pasta and grilled cheese and thats about where my food expertise ends. But lately I've been visiting farmer's markets and all the food is so pretty and tastes so much better! Shocking I know haha. It's inspired me to get a little more versed in food making. This a recipe my mom sent me that is perfect for summer!

- 1 Chicken Breast (I shredded it here but it also could be cubed.)
- 1 Head Cabbage
- 2 Green Onions {chopped}
- 1 Package Chicken Top Ramen Noodles {crushed}
- 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds (I didn't have any on hand so I used sesame seeds)
* I think adding mandarin oranges would be delish too!

   Mix all of the above together, then drizzle dressing over the top until coated.

- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 Chicken Seasoning Packet {from top ramen}
- 2 Tbsp & 2 Tsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 Tsp Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup Sugar

Whisk all together.

Such a simple recipe and it is sooo yummy! A perfect start to my cooking adventure.

Friday, July 25, 2014

One Rainy Evening

   Sometimes I just need to get back outside, even though I work outside all day everyday. I have some serious wanderlust issues haha! So, even though it was a little rainy I had spotted a few furry faces near the apartment that I wanted to say hello to. It was so nice to get out and get my legs moving and practice my picture taking. You don't always have to go far to get some adventure.

No joke this was the sky. It was like the whole world was filtered.

Working on my portrait photography.

Beautiful Bougainvilleas

Hi there sweet face!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Week 25

Week 25

Project Life Midnight Edition and Target inserts.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tampa Skyline Sunset

   Stephen and I have spent a good amount of time checking out just about every park there is in the Tampa area, but haven't done a lot downtown or in the neighboring city of St. Petersburg. I found a bridge that overlooked downtown Tampa and the sunset reflecting off the building windows was amazing! Now I feel the need to find more locations to see the city skyline.

   If you want to visit this location here's a close address:

Columbus Statue Park
300 Bayshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606

Friday, July 18, 2014

Week 24

Week 24

Project Life Midnight Edition & Vintage Travel Edition. MAMBI insert.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Marlin's Game

   For Father's Day Stephen and I went to a Marlins game with his parents. It was a great game and the Marlins won at the very end. Baseball is a fun sport to watch live and I had a great time.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Week 23

Week 23

A kind of hodge podge week but it's ok, it's all about saving the memories anyway.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Movie Buff // X-Men

  Dang Marvel! They just keep cranking out quality movies! This movie was so action packed and full of mind bending twists that I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! I'm obsessed and can't wait for the next movie to come out.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Book Worm // A Clash of Kings

   These books make me feel like such a slow reader! I've never read such big books, so to me 700 pages seems like an eternity. Then on top of that the pages are packed with tiny words. Haha can you tell I'm not a huge reader? I have terrible book A.D.D. and can barely make it through reading the back cover.

   That being said I love these books! I love that they feel current and realistic and the magic aspects fit in seamlessly.  I've made it my goal to read each book before watching its correlating tv season. The first book/season matched pretty right on, but the second book/season only lined up till about the halfway mark, then things started slowly changing. I liked it like that. I was able to watch the show in suspense because I didn't know what was going to happen next.

   It was cool, even though the way the characters got to the end point was different the end points were the same as the book. I can't wait to read the third book so I can watch the third and forth tv seasons.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Week 22

Week 22

This is another one of my favorite spreads. The colors and content just make me so happy! Also turns out that I am loving these inserts from Target!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Exciting Things!

  OHMYGOSH!! I'm so excited to share that over the weekend my boyfriend of over 7 years and I are engaged!!!!! 

   Stephen was visiting from Miami for the weekend and when I came back from work to my apartment he was there to greet me. A few weeks before we were talking about poetry, which is something random we totally talk about on the reg lol. Anyway, after settling in for the evening he asks me if I want to hear a poem he wrote. Naturally I said of course. So instead of just reading from a notepad on his phone like I expected he pulls out a booklet from behind the couch!

   His poem walked through the history of our relationship, from meeting over the sale of mentos, Chinese dinner dates, my favorite flowers, and a few other major moments. The poem ended with him on one knee with the most beautiful ring in my face. I couldn't say yes fast enough!

   I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!! He makes me happy every day and life with him is the most exciting thing to look forward to!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Week 21

Week 21

Super busy week stuffed full of pictures. I don't mind when there aren't a lot of design inserts, my focus is on the pictures and retelling the stories. So, sometimes that means lots of pictures.