san diego sun and fun

Matthew and I went down to San Diego to celebrate his big bday with his family and we had such a great time, as usual! The weather was absolutely perfect so we got sandwiches and went to the beach with his brother and best friend. It was so nice to sit outside and soak in the sun. 

Matthew and his gorgeous mom!
eep! dodging a ball!

I love Matthew's family so much! They are the sweetest people and I just adore my nieces and nephews {so cool to be able to say that now.. yay I'm an aunt!}. Look how cute these kiddos are! They bring big smiles to my face!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Happy first of August!!


15 ways to keep a relationship working

via stressed chocolate


Una PAloma Blanca

I dedicate this beautiful song to my baby girl she turned 6 months 2 days ago, how time flies embrace your children and give them loads of LOVE..



love can be so complicated, and i wrote this letter with need of advice from a loving friend across the sea in the city of love, paris. not only does she understand my relationship because she helped introduce me and my boyfriend, but she is my best friend and waited six years for the man she loved to love her back.

so, several times we have both discussed what its like knowing the person you are going to marry, with your knowledge unwavering, and mine much more unsure. regardless, i have been pushing through this long distance relationship, because crying to myself about how much i miss chris makes me realize how important he is to me and how much i love him. however, not a
day goes by that i don't think about the possibility that i am "wasting" time on him, because technically we can't be together till he goes to grad school/i graduate aka two years from now. and i wonder if he is the person i am going to marry, because if so, then all this pain is worth it and i know god has a plan for this. i won't deny the fact that being long distance has taught me things about him that i never knew seeing him daily, and its forced us to use words more than ever before. but i also can't deny the pain, the annoyance when i see other couples together, and my doubts which only just worsened now and caused me to write this all out.

so today, i was talking about marriage at kirsten's house with her and larry. and she asked me about what chris always says if it ever comes up, and truth be told, he always says "ew" when his friends get married at young ages. ok, yes he's a boy who hasn't walked around dreaming of the
perfect wedding dress and the playlist to dance the magical night away ending with flying lanterns like in tangled, (ok that's me) buttt i mean i know he's a family guy. so tonight when we were skyping i asked him how old he thinks he will be when he gets married. and he said "i don't know, it depends on the situation", and i said that i expect myself to be young. as we talked about this he said that getting married would stop him from doing things he wanted to, and so naturally i wanted to know what these things were and he said going to grad school. now this just sent me for a loop because i always envisioned our engagement beginning after i graduate and
ending shortly after ( i hate long engagements as you know). i don't even know what to think now, i was like why can't you be married during graduate school, and he said that 80% or some number similar of marriages end during law school and he never would want to be a part of that. ok that's nice that he thinks ahead - but this puts me out three additional years...

most people would respond with, so what if you know then its worth the wait. but that's five-six years from now. thats a lifetime away, and who is to say that we'll even be the same people then. and i know its dumb for me to sit here planning my life away but i can't help it. life is too short to
be anything but happy and with the person you love. so i guess i'm just asking for your thoughts on this subject, if being faithful through the pain is going to be worth it in your opinion. it was weird cause i prayed about it in church the other day, and that was my answer - faithful through
the easy and hard times. but the thing is, as clear as that answer was, i still question this future plan. shouldn't i already know if he is "the one"? i feel as though you should just know, and frankly i can see myself married to him, but i also have doubts. and i always say that anything less than a yes is a no.

love across the atlantic.

LeBeefs 2 year anniverasry

If you just happen to be in beautiful Sweden next week you better go to mattias 2 year anniversary show. He is a great dude and is building some if the sweetest hand crafted choppers in sweden check his magical metal artistry out. We have a little project going on together it will be revealed in january at my show sooo excited love u buddy have fun.

mattias blastin
his newest creation

look book: copycat

The blogging community is an inspiration place. Am I right or am I right? I'm constantly seeing things new ways and being inspired to make them my own, whether it's with an outfit, a recipe, or room decor. One blogger that happens to inspire me a lot is Blair from Atlantic-Pacific. That girl is so cute and fashionable and totally speaks to my girly side. This outfit of hers has been one of my favorites and, while I'm not nearly as pretty and stylish as she is, I couldn't help wearing something a little similar. All I need now is a pretty pink bow in my hair! A little copycatting can't be too bad right? 
blouse Style By Marina, shorts, sunnies, and necklace Forever 21, shoes Nine West, jacket thrifted, purse Coach

I am SO ready for this weekend! It's our last one in the apartment and in our cute little neighborhood so we're going to enjoy every minute of it. And maybe I'll start packing if I'm feeling motivated. But packing is the worst so I bet I'll be pushing that off for as long as I can.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Skydivin In AZ

All I can say about today is wooooow what an experience it was to jump out of a perfectly good plane. My good buddies, Jason, one of the top skydivers in the world works down at skydive az as one of the head instructors anD Luxi George had been telling me to come on down to Eloy, for the past couple months, to go parachute with them. I had been putting it off and off because I am a big scaredy cat, every time i thought of jumping from a plane. Well, today it happened I loaded up the whole family early this mornin with our good friends zach and soph in tow along with their little boy riahs, I hopped on the faithful old shovel and hit the road towards eloy we got there with a few hiccups along the way like the primary belt deciding to jump off headin down I-10 but we made it safe and sound. I convinced mona and zach to jump with me mona , mona was a little scared at first but once we hoped in the plane she was ready. It was scary all i could think about was i cant believe WE ARE GONNA JUMP FROM THIS PERFECT PLANE what am i thinking.. As the little plane got to 13,000 feet everyone started jumpin out I was hooked to georges wife kim who is a top instructor at the school and mona and zach were right behind me as we left the plane. As we inched to the door there was no turning back It was a feeling i cant explain If u are scared of heights u gotta do it for sure. I dont think i breathed for the first 10 seconds until i realized just go with so i did and the rest was amazing the feeling of falling is just nuts u really get a feel for the world u are in. Jason and sandy were next to us the whole time shootin video and takin pics and flying around us the whole thing happens so fast u jump u fall real fast then the shoot opens and it is so peacful and quite all the way to the ground the adrenaline rush is like no other i have ever had. It was so cool once we landed i couldnt believe I did it and so did mona and zach our first jump all together it was a great thing to share with them. After we recovered from the jump and hugged the babies we went for a little swim then over to the wind tunnel were jason showed me how to properly fly it is super hard but he makes it look so easy.Thanks so much Jason, george, kim, sandy who shot the sweet photos and video, mona, zach sophie and the babies for being troppers and the skydive az crew for such a generous gift love 4 ever jeremiah

Kim and me 10000 feet and fallin

my blushin bride so brave

What are we doing???

George is a nut

Mona and her instuructor on our way up

Jason is like a bird in the sky this man can fly for real

Zachery thinkin twice

kim is also a nut

I am thinkin this aint happenin



aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah no way

like a bird

look at the view from 8000 feet

and then the shoot poooof

landin time so smooth

we are alive

Friends for life..

there is hope


I wanted to tell my little love story to you guys, to tell you there is hope to get the one you always wanted. That love comes along when you least expect it to, and that all this cliché stuff is absolutely true. Your heart can skip a beat. You are able to get weak in your knees. You can fall in love at young age, and the feelings can stay there forever.

I met this guy 5 years ago. He was a classmate of my brother, and I fell in love the first time I saw and talked to him. He has this brown curly hair, and those deep and kind green eyes. Everywhere I went I was hoping to see him. I always took an extra look in the mirror before I left the house. We kept on talking. We actually never stopped talking to each other.

A few more years passed by, and I dated some guys during those years. But my heart still skipped a beat when I saw him. The one I always dreamed to called boyfriend. I never stopped hoping. To make a long story short, I fell in love with his best friend, but we really never worked out, and my feelings for the other one never went away.

Six moths ago we finally started hanging out. We were sneaking around for different reasons. One; I had a past with his best friend. Two; I was three years younger than him. Three; my parents would never accept it. But we were hanging out as often as we could, and we both fell in love. My parents told me they didn’t want me to be with him, but he never gave up on me or us.

Now I finally can call him my boyfriend. I have never been more in love. My parents are happy for us, and I’ve never felt like this. I am really happy, and I feel like this could last forever. I love how he hugs me out of the blue, how he gives me those soft kisses on my cheeks, and how great he is telling me he loves me. I miss him every time I see him drive away in his blue car, after driving me home at night. I love the smell of his cologne, and how it sticks to my shirt, or sticks to my pillow after sleeping over.

This story has made me realise that love is strong, no matter what.

I love you S
Love, I

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look book: oldies remix

I love finding new uses for different articles of clothing. Would any of you guess that this blouse is a dress? Well, maybe if you own it right? I swear this blue dress was one of the most popular dresses from Urban like 5 or 6 years ago. ALL of my friends had it and I even went to parties where a complete stranger was wearing it!! It must have been on the $10 sale rack for awhile! Anyways, I still love it and although I don't wear it too often I just couldn't throw it away. I'm glad I could find a new use for it!
skirt c/o Tulle, dress as blouse Urban Outfitters {so old..I bet a few of you even have it!}, shoes Jessica Simpson, necklace In Honor of Design, ring Forever 21

I love mixing blues and the bold flower print of this skirt perfectly balances the tinier detail of my new old dress blouse..hmm however you'd say that! yay for remixing old favorites!!
update: wow, clearly I confused myself! It's a dress that I wore as a blouse haha