Treat Yourself Tuesday: The Best Wedding Ever!

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Only 6 more wake ups till I’m done with school (AKA work) and 10 more until Salt Lake City/Park City. Although I am totally regretting not making a stop in Colorado now because all the cool people live or are from there. See explanation below. 🙂

This weekend was particularly special. My cousin got married, and it’s definitely a treat! Vic is my first cousin on my dad’s side to get married and I’m much closer to my dad’s side, partly because we’re all around the same age – Vic is in his early 30s.

The wedding reception was at the DoubleTree Hotel. I helped pass out the seating to 400 people. It was a tough job because it wasn’t organized yet and translating names to English made it confusing.

My family put my full name.

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They had a custom logo.

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They arrived with some Chinese lion dancers.

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The details were MARVELOUS and perfect.

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Drunken cake toppers were so appropriate for them! The cake is from King’s Hawaiian. I had so much fun I forgot to eat it!

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We won the centerpiece.

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There are no pictures of the “treats” unfortunately…

First off, there was an open bar (2 glasses of wine, shots of Johnnie Walker whisky, a couple of rum & Diet Cokes) and a table that told us about 4xs that they were the “Bachelor Table.” 🙂

I definitely fell in love with a very cute [Irish] guy [from Colorado] who wasn’t drinking much like everyone else and he’s my cousin’s friend so he’s not sketchy nor does he look it anyways. There was a parting goodbye kiss and… he has my number and regardless of if he calls or not, I can say there are plenty o’ good looking fish in the sea that I can catch. 🙂 

Aside from that excitement, I reconnected with family members and danced so much I was dripping in sweat and woke up the next morning with nappy hair.

A few of the cousins, and I found a seashell bra!

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My table. I wasn’t ready. Haha.

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I ended up staying on my aunt’s couch in their hotel room. One of the bachelors walked me to the room but you know, I was already in love (see above).

More to come as they release pictures… I didn’t have much of a chance because it was dark and I was having tooooo much fun.

 

*Oh yeah, I was telling my BFF’s girlfriend and her reaction was You have such a fun single life. Little does she really know.

**This week’s agenda:

  • Memorial Day – visited grandparents at the cemetery, hang out with family, rest, worked out (almost wanted to throw up!), did some homework
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  • Tuesday – homework, possibly spending time with a friend in Downtown Huntington Beach
  • Wednesday – homework, Pacers/Heat game at Michael’s
  • Thursday – homework, World’s Fair judging at work
  • Friday – homework, karaoke at Durty Nelly’s
  • Saturday – homework, Anaheim Packing District Grand Opening!

MIMM: Fun at the time…


It’s Monday and I’ve spent all day in bed with a hangover. I was definitely still drunk this morning after a gin and tonic and several Jagerbombs with long-lost family members and no food whatsoever. Fun at the time, not fun right now…

Sure, I missed work and it’s the last week with my kids, but I caught up on sleep and blog reading, and maybe some homework later.

MARVELOUS sweater I found in my mom’s closet!

MARVELOUS sweaty workout Sunday morning (2 rounds), some strength, & yoga

Getting the hard stuff out of the way first with a MARVELOUSly organized to-do list

Some of my favorite pieces from MARVELOUS Patchwork Festival in Long Beach. I might need to buy that shirt for someone, and I need a female best friend…

Of course, I bought mom some MARVELOUS Santa Monica-based pop candy brittle. This is a seasonal carrot cake flavor.

 MARVELOUS fall weather in the most beautiful neighborhood ever! This may be the only street in Southern California with a hint of fall.

Next stop, MARVELOUS Belmont Shores.
I ate teeny $4 Dutch ice cream while walking up and down 2nd Street. Not that amazing…

Last stop, MARVELOUS Retro Row: furniture stores, vintage shops, consignment stores…

MARVELOUS. If only I could roller skate. Hm…

Anandamide : Psychedelicatessen for a MARVELOUS raw s’more. The shop has chocolates and other raw goodies. Yum.

Came home, got dressed, drank a beer. I mentioned this beer and bought it. Sadly, I wasn’t a fan.

Mom & I ready for the wedding

Twin sisters (mom on left, aunt on right)

My cousin & her mom

Well, back to nursing my headache with lots of water and food.

Have you taken a day off for a hangover?
Has fall hit your area yet? It was a bit cooler here… which reminds me of my co-worker saying, The last El Nino, my palm tree fell down.” Hah.

Marry me in the fall or just bake cookies

Easy fall fashion. Probably what I would wear everyday during any season.

DIY Anthropologie?

Actually beautiful bridesmaids’ dresses…

Even more gorgeous cake.

And a pretty nail color to go with it all. Truth: I like color over French tip.

I’m not usually a doily fan, but this is a good DIY.

I want to make cookies but can’t seem to find the perfect recipe. I want to use oat flour, egg whites, protein powder, and pumpkin without it getting too complicated.

This doesn’t look complicated: sea salt & Nutella fudge.