Friday, September 30, 2011

Bring on October!

Disco Bob is so ready for all that fall has to offer...pumpkin carvings, pumpkin pies, apple picking, apple pies :)

Friday, September 23, 2011


I can't wait to see the foliage this year. All the colors are so beautiful.
Today is the first day of fall! Its been a little rainy here in Boston but I'm so excited! Fall is my favorite season (not just because of my birthday! hehe). The cooler weather is so refreshing. I love wearing sweaters and scarfs, having a hot drink, and snuggle in a warm blanket. Are you as excited for fall as I am? :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fancy Dinner

My amazing appetizer: Maine crab ravioli with rock crab, thyme, and tomato broth. So rich and delicate at the same time.
James and I celebrated our 13th anniversary this past weekend. We had dinner at Mistral and it was so good! My sister have recommended this restaurant for many years now. I don't know why we haven't gone sooner. Everything was just delicious. We were too full to have dessert (so sad!) but it was okay...I made chocolate chip cookies later that night :) Happy Anniversary to us!

P.S. I totally forgot to take pics of the entrees hehe

(left) Yay to 13 years! ♥; (right) James' appetizer: Riccota gnocchi with Maine lobster, sweet corn, and black summer truffle...the gnocchi just melts in your mouth...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fun with Nature

This little guy was just hanging out getting some sun :)
I had such a fun weekend with James and my family! The weather was absolutely perfect. We did an easy hike on Saturday and went kayaking the next morning. It's nice to get away from the city once in a while and enjoy nature :)

(Left) Cute mushroom with beautiful fall leaves and pinecones; (Right) Wild grapes we found on the trail!

Another cute mushroom. I love all the different textures of this picture.

My little bro having some fun while we stopped to have lunch

Yeah, this is the life :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cute as a Button

I bought these at Black Ink; my favorite store in Harvard Square. This shop is filled with fun unique gifts and knickknacks.
Meet me and James in button form hehe! James and I are celebrating our 13th year together this weekend and I'm really looking forward to our date and fancy meal. We're also going kayaking with my siblings so it's going to be a fun-filled weekend :) I can't wait! Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Makeup

One of the many makeup kits that my sister gives to me :)
My makeup routine has been pretty much the same for years. I'm not very fussy about it; just like to keep it simple. Lately I've been inspired to try something new especially since my wonderful sister always buys me cool new makeup. So I'm going to have some fun and hopefully will be able to re-create some of the looks that I've saved from magazines and the internet. If not, I can always go to my sis (my main makeup source!) for help. Wish me luck! 

***You can also follow my sister's youtube page for makeup/hair tips or let her serenade you with one of her cover songs :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ocean in the Sky

I love looking at the sky. The clouds look so mysterious as they fly by and it's always fun when they form familiar looking shapes. Doesn't this look like waves moving into the shoreline? :) Do you still enjoy looking at clouds as much as when you were little?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Boston's Little Gem

The Public Garden is one of my favorite places in Boston. It's the first public botanical garden in the United States. How cool is that? I love strolling around and taking pictures of the lake, the flowers, the squirrels, the ducks, and the Swan Boats. It's such a charming place and I love it so much. The weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend so I can't wait to go and just sit and relax in this beautiful little garden. Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pretty Swirls

It's the middle of the night and I'm craving a soft serve ice cream cone. Ahhhhhh......where to get one at this hour? I think I'm out of luck on this one. I'll have to not think about it too much (although this pic isn't helping much lol). Have a good night everyone! :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

One Special Day

At my aunt's wedding when I was 8 years old. Wonder what I was thinking about. Did I foresee all the tough decisions I have to make for my own wedding? hehe
Wedding planning is well underway! I love planning parties and is so excited to plan our wedding :) There are so many beautiful ways to do a wedding...from the smallest details like stamps for the invitations to big decisions like dresses and venues. The options are endless! Planning a wedding is a little bit different because you're so emotionally attach to it. I'm constantly balancing between the emotional "it's only once in a lifetime" and the practical "it's really just one day". I'm glad we have a long engagement so that I had the time to think about what I really want for our wedding. I want it to be simple, beautiful, fun, and most importantly, for it to feel like us. There's still a lot to do but I can't wait for it to all come together. This one day will be a huge labor of love ♥