Tuesday, October 11, 2016

mini backyard yoga retreat

Hi there! 
Finally a new post...

Previously I stated my finacé and I bought a house! [still can't believe it]
When we bought this house we first fell in love with the interior, then the backyard. When we bought the house we knew the yard was going to be a major project. It's very tragic. Our grass is very dry [we live in Sacramento, California where drought is taken VERY seriously], the landscape is uneven, and we need a lot more greenery. Oh and some patio furniture.
Nonetheless we knew it is going to be prefect for get together's.

I, for one, could not wait to round up a couple girlfriends to do something fun. I'm a big supporter/ believer, go-er, groupon groupie, class workout only kinda girl.
Inspired from workout classes, I came up with a "mini backyard yoga retreat". I talked it over with my girl Haley from ColourMeClassic and boom, puff, done. Ideas where flowing.

A couple Friday's ago I gathered some girlfriends [Vanessa and Susan] for a different kind of happy hour, a more intimate but fun situation.We started the evening with pressed juice from my absolute favorite juicery, Liquidology [located in Sacramento 46th and H st]. Then my yogi bud Shelby walked us through a 30 minute Vinyasa flow. Topped off the night gathering our mats in a circle chatting while sipping on delicious Wellbelly Tonic mixed with Champagne! 

Perfect Friday night after a super long work week. 


Photography :Sarah Michiko on Instagram

Yoga teacher:
Shelby Rae on Instagram

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


 Now that things are finally starting to settle down around here (our new home..wink), it's time to celebrate! I've been on this weird Pinto Nior Rosé kick, so I figured it'll be fun to experiment with my summer fave. I came across this particular cocktail on Pinerest. I only jotted down the ingredients on a post note, then lost it. So I don't have exact measurements. But here is what you'll will need:

1 bottle of Rosé
1 12oz can of sparkling grapefruit [used La Croix]
Gin [your choice]
Garnish: cut up grapefruit and gold raspberries

**mix all liquid ingredients together, then vu-a-la**

This is the perfect drink to host at a summer siorée, girlfriend get together, or just simply in need of a cocktail.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Man you guys, it's been a minute...or two. But what better way to reconnect than with this super uber cheesy photo of my fiance and I in front of our HOME!!!! Like, it's literally ours!!! We pay mortgage, receive mail, bills for trash, and such to our names! It's suuuurreal. Oh, and yes I did say Fiance. ALOTS been happening. Definitely will share photos of engagement. Will say it was the most beautiful thing and feeling EVVVVVVVVVVVVVER!!! My heart sings every time I think about it, my feet start to tap dance. For lack of better words, I feel like Beyoncé. Anyway, I'll elaborate on a different post.
We've been so busy with projects and upgrades. Some are fun, others....mandatory.
Regardless of the type, I do want to keep you guys updated on the progress with our house becoming a home.
I will say this though, I am the type of person that likes to mix old with new, re-purpose old items once use for a tv console for a desk (that's an example), DIY. Speaking of, I did take in a vintage-y/dated looking dining table from my in laws and in the process of updating it. Stay tuned. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Boston, Massachusetts

 Last month my boo and I had the opportunity to visit Boston, Massachusetts. My boyfriend's brother and wife live in the city. So we figured it would be a perfect city to start exploring different states/cities within the US. Boston is absolutely charming. Everything there has a purpose, including why toilets are facing a certain way. The city is rich with history. Filled with more bars, pubs, and taverns than any other city in the country. The true Boston accent is contagious. Lots of Bostonians don't pronounce their 'R's. Since my boyfriend can't pronounce his, he fit right in. 
 We had such a good time eating, drinking, and exploring. There wasn't enough time to see it all.   I speak for the both of us by saying the city is truly a must see.


Often times, we become so infatuated with travel ideas that involve places outside the US [in this particular section I'm speaking to my US peeps/ and if your outside in other countries it still pertains] that we forget to want to explore the country we live in.  So go on little Dora's and Diego's explore your neighborhood, city, state, COUNTRY.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

NAPA daycation w/ my butterflies

DAY[cation]; a day trip. My daycation... Napa, CA. 
My cool ass job - Madam Butterfly Boutique- decided 'hey, you guys work hard, we'll reward you with a day trip to Naaaaapaaaaaa!' MIND BLOWN. Jaw on the ground. Dignity nowhere to be found. 

Let me just say I've never been to Napa, my excitement was real. Any chance I got to let people know, I would. It's all I would talk about. Like I was seriously obsessed, border line annoying. 
Also, I didn't just get my cherry popped once, but twice. We arrived to Napa in a LIMO! People, I swear I haven't been living under a rock [well, maybe]. But limo opportunities barely arose and if they did I wasn't allowed. Reason I won't discuss. 

The day went like this: 
11am; game time [aka getting picked up by limo]
12:30ish; arrived in Napa, CA.
Lost track of time; first we picked up lite lunch from the oldest grocery store in Northern California! Oakville Grocery, it is adorable. 
-Then we headed to the first winery- Elizabeth Spencer. It was the cutest boutique-ish winery. The outside sitting area was beautiful, the hostess was delightful, anddddd the wine....gorgeous. I only bought one bottle on my trip [surprisingly] but it was the prettiest tasting thing ever. It's the '2013 Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir Rosé Sonoma Coast'. Perfect! 
-After Elizabeth Spencer we headed to Alpha Omega. That location really made me feel like I was in Napa. It's actually on a vineyard, huge and beautiful. 
-Ended our night with a perfect dinner at Bistro Don Giovanni. Amazing food!

The experience was wonderful. Napa truly is a Disneyland for adults.
 This experience that were worth the wait. I had the most amazing time with my butterflies.