Treat Yourself Tuesday: The Best Wedding Ever!


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.


They had a custom logo.


They arrived with some Chinese lion dancers.


The details were MARVELOUS and perfect.


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!


We won the centerpiece.


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!


My table. I wasn’t ready. Haha.


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
  • 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.