Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I just want to share my sister's amazing makeup skills from last Halloween. I love how she did the lace pattern on her face. How cool is my little brother's burnt skin as the Terminator? She is just too talented! Be sure to check out her youtube page for helpful makeup tutorials or to hear her cover songs :) Btw, pumpkin carving pics will be posted on Wednesday!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Competitive Nature

My little kokeshi pumpkin. This was my first time carving a pumpkin :)
I can't wait to carve my pumpkin today! I'm so curious as to what my siblings will come up with. I'm so excited! Have a happy and safe Halloween weekend everyone! Come back on Monday for pics of our competition. Btw, these were all of my pumpkins from a few years ago.

(left) My little pumpkin made some new friends; (right) Happy ghost

My girly pumpkin. I love her little bow hehe

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Feeling the...


I am so excited to announce that I've received my first blog award from fellow blogger Nikki of Everything Under the Moon. She found me through SoWa and has awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much for reading my blog and for this recognition Nikki! :)

This is a fun award where I get to tell you 7 things about myself and also to pass on the award to 15 blogs that I am a fan of (you can read more about the rules here). It's such a great way to show my appreciation for these blogs and to share them with others. Well, here goes!

Seven things about me:
I love cute little knickknacks and miniature things.  
I got my love for sweets and photography from my dad.
My fiancĂ© and I were high school sweethearts. 
To me, learning to swim is one of my biggest achievements. 
I would love to live in Japan for a year. 
 Only my family knows how goofy I can be. 
I love celebrations!

There are so many wonderful blogs out there. It's so hard to pick but here are 15 blogs that I'm currently following: 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Past Peak

James and I finally had the time to drive up to Franconia Notch yesterday. We were a bit late for the best leaf-viewing but we still saw beautiful sights and had a great time during the long drive. Here are some of the pics from our little trip :)

Such a beautiful scenic drive
We stopped by here for some yummy pancakes. It's so quaint and cute in there.
left: pretty maple leaves; right: James and his late breakfast
My oatmeal buttermilk waffle with coconut. It was so good with the pure maple syrup.
How dreamy is this view with the horse?

James bought this super moist pumpkin whoopie pie for us to eat on the ride home. It was so good...not too sweet with the best pumpkin spice flavor. It was the perfect way to end our little fall outing.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Getting Ready

From left to right: James' baby pumpkin haha; Sis' mischievous cat (she won intricate!); Lil Bro's Naked Beauty; My curly tail cat; Older brother's devilish pumpkin

My siblings and I are having our 2nd pumpkin carving competition this year. It's so fun to see what we each come up with. I have a pretty creative and artistic family so I need to up my game and come up with an awesome design this year :) Here are a few more pics from our first competition. Enjoy!

My happy cat with her little tail :)
How perfect is this picture? Love how both of our cats are looking at each other from the corners of their eyes.
Little bro's pumpkin in the center: I love how you can really see the small of her back (and ample bottom lol) in this pic. Very nicely done and super creative :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Cake

How cute is this cake? I love the fluffiness of the whipped cream frosting (and that panda!). No wonder they're called cloud cakes :) This cake is from Tous Les Jours Bakery located in Hmart in Burlington, MA. I might have to buy one next time hehe.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rich Traditions

Seeing this wedding makes me think of all the beautiful temples that we saw in Thailand. This is a close-up of one of the temples' intricate inlays.

I am so in love with Bhutan's Royal Wedding that happened yesterday. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck married his bride, Jetsun Pema, in a beautiful ancient Buddhist ceremony. I love all of the rich vibrant colors and the traditional outfits. It was such a feast for the eyes. While reading about the wedding, it was also really interesting to learn more about this little Himalayan nation and their charming King :)

photo source: here and here

I couldn't resist adding these photos. Don't they look amazing? Like they just walked out of a fairy tale. I wish them much love and happiness. It's so great to be able to see two very different but equally beautiful royal weddings this year ♥

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Faux Fall

I love how we're always greeted by thousands of pumpkins at Parlee Farms
We finally went apple-picking this past Saturday! I love fall and was looking forward to the chilly weather and drinking a warm cup of apple cider. The only thing was that we had a heat wave and it was in the 80s! Definitely not what I was thinking of but we still had a great time. Here are some of my favorite pics :)

(left) My favorite photo of the day! Me and all my siblings. Did you notice the apple on my bro's head? hehe 
(right) My lovely sis surrounded by delicious apples

I love James in his aviator sunglasses! Plus, the reflections captured are always fun. I might have to start a little collection of James and the reflections from his aviator :)
Our signature jumping shot...we have so many of these pictures in different places lol

Baked an apple pie for dessert
Homemade apple pie and vanilla ice cream...the perfect way to end such a fun day

Friday, October 7, 2011

Blanket Time

The beautiful setting sun and sky never cease to amaze me.
Having a lazy day cozying up in my bed on this chilly day. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bridal Treats

Some of the goodies in my swag bag. I love all of the pink Langham pretty. The sugar cookies were definitely a plus hehe.
I went to a bridal event this past weekend and it was so fun! We met many vendors and even got to try cakes from different bakers. Definitely one of the perks of being a bride-to-be :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mix It Up

Is it wrong to lust after another? I'm totally in love with that pink one and the glass bowl...not that I love my empire red one any less of course :)