Sunday, June 24, 2012

Our Engagement Pictures

I'm so happy to share our engagement photos! Roehl and I were nervous at first on the day of our shoot, but our amazing photographer made us feel comfortable after only a few minutes...and it made it that much easier to have fun! 

All photos were taken by the awesome Emily of Emily Takes Photos

...and they lived happily ever after 

Monday, June 4, 2012

California Dreaming

I got to join Roehl's family last weekend for a good old fashioned road trip to San Diego. I'm so lucky to be marrying into such an amazing family whom I love so much. :)

We only had a couple days, so we maximized our time by visiting some popular local haunts like Old Town, Little Italy, and Pacific Beach. It was such a wonderful breezy & dreamy weekend!

Roehl's sister Jen even came all the way from Florida! Sibling love :)

We didn't get a chance to eat tacos el gordo, but we did indulge in some delish Mexican-style shrimp and lobster in Old Town...yummy food was everywhere!

Of course, I have to post a zillion photos of this little guy!

I got caught up trying to capture all the funky logos throughout Little Italy!

While some people might find Old Town to be cliche and corny, I can't get enough of it! I feel like I'm in another world whenever I'm lucky enough to visit.


an Instagram shot of my Old Town goodies! @californiapearl

I had such a fabulous time, and I was blessed to come home with a ton of family memories I'll cherish for the rest of my life. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring in my Step

While I adore spring and my birth month, I am seriously not feeling these overwhelming allergies! I have to focus on the pretty things that keep me loving this otherwise amazing season. 

I found these lovely hand-painted champagne glasses at Goodwill.

They're oh-so-perfect for a good glass of bubbly al fresco.
My favorite way to serve champagne? Room temperature with a scoop of peach sorbet. It's an incredibly refreshing way to treat yourself!

I also started experimenting with watercolors for some stationery. I never used to care about paper until recently...I started noticing I was collecting cute notecards in all kinds of different patterns!

Devilish pollen aside, I'm excited spring is here. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Things I'm Loving

Some little things that are inspiring me, and making me smile:

The stuff that lives in my purse, like my Ted Baker black/blush wallet, vintage cat eye sunglasses, Kate Spade iPhone case, sweet lemon body butter, and mini schnauzer key topper.

Spring breeze

My new 3-wick jasmine & mimosa candle. I'm freakishly obsessed with quality candles these all-time favorite candle scent is jasmine.

Feather jewelry, like these earrings I got in St. Thomas...

...and this necklace from Forever 21

Finding new ways to showcase my engagement ring, like this  distressed shower hook I picked up in New Orleans...

...and my new color block Zara heels I picked up in LA.

And last but not least, my crazy hodgepodge of antique/vintage/DIY wedding pile that's growing by the day...

...which I wouldn't have any other way. :)