Here, I will chonical the days of my life. My journey as a wife and learning how to be Mrs. Wonderful to my Mr. Everything. My adventure in making our first house into a cozy home. My love for romance and beauty as an event coordinator and sharing my excitement for all things pretty in between. My So here it is, raw and uncut. Our story, Our life, One Blog at a time.

2010... here I come!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

WOW, thinking back on 2009 brings a tear to my eye. It was such an emotional ride for me filled with joy, excitement, adrenaline and love. I'm not even kidding. I am telling you my God honest truth. I have nothing to complain about =) 2009 was so easy for me only because I knew what 2010 would bring me. So with that in mind, I decided to just sit back, relax and enjoy every moment of my last year of being single.

So with that, I'd like to say GOODBYE 2009, it's been great knowin' ya!

Okay, so enough with the mushy stuff..... let's say hello to 2010!!

So the clock is-a-tickin....

and in about 13 hours ... it will be 2010! The year my life will change forever. Can't wait!

BRING IT ON 2010! Show me what ya got!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I repeat, this is a public service announcement!

We SCORED with our place setting purchase. We have all of our gold charger plates with 6 to spare. OMG! What a relief!

And get this! Can you believe we walked out of Walmart spending a little over $174 for all? That makes each plate equivalent to 63 cents each! Wow, what a bargain! Especially since I was getting quotes for $1.25 per charger JUST to rent.

OMG, you have no idea what a relief this is to me. I have been wanting gold chargers since the day I started planning my wedding and everywhere I've searched, they were asking an arm and a leg for them. And the places where I did find deals, they were located so far away that shipping costs would've kick my booty! So I told myself, that I would wait til Christmas of 2009 to purchase my chargers {since I knew Walmart sold red, gold and silver chargers as part of their Holiday Trim collection} and so I did. I waited and I waited. And what do you know, Christmas came and went.

I purposely waited to make my BIG move for December 26th in order for me to score first pick on the holiday Christmas clearance sale. So of course, to reassure that I get all I need, I had set my alarm Christmas night for 7am the following morning.

{source: Denver}

December 26th at 7am, I jumped up out of bed, brushed my teeth, combed my hair, colored in my eyebrows {{hehe}}

{source: Shutter Stock}

and was on my way.

When I arrived, I pretty much BOOKED it to the holiday section. lol. Like a bat out of hell. I made it, I spotted my items and from there on out.... it was GAME ON!

After an hour of scurrying through each and every box set, after breaking a sweat, after loading two carts filled of gold chargers, after making friends that just enjoyed watching me go crazy, after $174...I found myself here. In my home. Counting! And here they are.
{source: my crappy camera phone}

ALL 270 OF EM!

{source: my crappy camera phone}
Aren't they just a beauty!
For me, this was well worth the wait. Well worth the adrenaline rush. Well worth not sleeping in on my day off!
Consider me a HAPPY CAMPER! =)

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

source: Centsational Girl

Warmest wishes to you all during this holiday season!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Well, I guess the cats out of the bag with this one. That's right, my cutie little family are secret elves and are bursting with Holiday CHEER!! We thought the year 2009 was a perfect year to share this Holly Jolly news!!

And what better way shall we introduce our elf-iness but by singing a Christmas tune... enjoy!

This is my fav. I always seem to find myself tapping my foot to the beat of the drums.

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

This dance routine always seems to start up Ramon's Holiday Mojo

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

And we can't forget about our sweet son zeus, also known as the HOLIDAY DISCO KING! He can boogie the night away to this disco routine!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards


My Ring Bearer Pillow!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Who would have thought a ring bear pillow would have ended up into an unexpected whirl wind? The time I have invested into discovering my dream ring pillow would've been a crime. My research became an obsession that took me to another world where I felt the need to examine each and every pillow carefully and thoroughly. I researched materials, fringes and crystals. I searched high and low in boutiques, department stores and little mom and pop shops.

It wasn't until I unexpectedly stumbled across a cute little shop called 5eizen through one of my favorite sites, etsy. It's funny how things happen to you when you least expect it.

After searching through her site and marking about 5 pillows as my favorite, I narrowed it down to this beauty.

I am the proud owner of this Elle Bloom Ring Pillow which was hand made using silk dupioni textures and graced by an array of whites, creams and ivories. And what tops it all off is knowing that my pillow was announced and featured by MARTHA STEWART herself!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

I told you I'd come back with my 1st music video hit!

During our engagement party celebration, me and a couple of my other cousins surprised Ramon with a cutesy but at the same time hilarious dance routine. We performed to the ever so talented Ingrid Michaelson!



Our Engagement Party!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It was a perfect night where 120 of our closest family and friends shared in the celebration of our engagement.

We had an intimate dinner with our close family and friends at Pasta Pelican. An Italian restaurant located on the waters separating the the island 0f Alameda and the Oakland's famous Jack London Square.

We ate and we ate and we ate!

Ramon and I decided to have the following served buffet style

NEW YORK STEAK thinly sliced

SALMONE PICATTA Fillet of salmon served in a lemon butter sauce with sauteed mushrooms, capers and fresh basil

POLLO PELICANO Pan seared chicken breast served in a creamy sherry wine sauce with artichoke hearts, diced roma tomatoes, capers and fresh basil

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO Fettuccine served in a creamy, garlic and parmesan sauce

BOLOGNESE A hearty meat sauce topped with meatballs served over linguine

*** All entres were served with tossed house salad with vinaigrette as well as caesar salad, roasted seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes and assorted fresh baked breads.

We indulged in delicious food, fabulous drinks, wonderful company, great music, memorable toasts and ending it by dancing the night away.

Here are a few pics to recap our Engagement Party.

{This is is one of our sets of Godparents}

{Our cake consisted of light sponge cake, whipped cream topping and fresh strawberry filling}

{We really wanted to do something simple with our table set up. We decided on rolled up napkins, CD favors which were placed on each bread plate. We also placed 3 framed pictures from our engagement shoot which surrounded the oil, vinegar and extra condiments and topped the table off with a light sprinkle of rose petals.}

{A simple "walk-in" table set up}

{Gettin' LOW!}

{Ending the night with a KISS!.... with my future mother-in-law}

Please stay tuned as in the next post I will reveal a special video performance that we surprised Ramon with. Hahaha, so hilarious! But TONS of FUN!!


Happy Turkey Day!

Here is a little poem I found and would like to share with all of you!

On Thanksgiving Day
we’re thankful for Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.

We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug,
and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we’re grateful for Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs

Hope your day is filled with family, friends, thankful thoughts and lots and lots of TURKEY!

Happy Thanksgiving!



DIY Engagement Favors!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

{catching up since I've been MIA!}

Ramon and I aren't really big on favors. So we thought long and hard and decided on music CD's. We figured, if the guests didn't like them, at least WE would have something to remember and listen to to remind us of this special time in our lives.

Introducing our TRUE labor of love!...

{front cover}



{Backside of CD. All done through PowerPoint}

{Side Labels}

This DIY project took us approximately 3 months to complete. We lightscribed 130 CD's. It took about 23 minutes to lightscribe each CD plus 5 minutes to burn the music and about 5 minutes to print, cut and assemble each front and back cover. So after all is said and done, each favor took us about 33 minutes to complete.

I ask myself:

1. Would I ever do this again? Hell to the NO!
2. Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! :)

The Craziest Day In San Francisco!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I told you I'd be back SOONER! HA!

So, in this post, I will let you in on one of the CRAZIEST, FUNNEST, most MEMORABLE days anyone could expierience! It's called the BRIDES OF MARCH! For those of you who aren't familiar with this event, it's basically a fun filled day where EVERYONE CAN BE A BRIDE. It doesn't matter the age, sex, color or whatever you may be, every bride is welcome!

It all started by a fabulous gay guy in San Francisco about 10 years ago. Everyone gets dressed up in a wedding dress and marches the streets of San Francisco. We bar hopped, we all met up in Union Square and sang "Going to the chapel and we're...gonna get maaaarrrried!", shopped in Nieman Marcus, went into Macy's to freshen up our faces at the makeup counters, shopped for wedding bands at TIFFANY & Co. and toured the city of San Francisco's double decker buses where they offered FREE RIDES TO BRIDES!!!

Here is a sneak peak of what this Crazy, Fun filled day was all about.

{{Here I am with my two gorgeous cousins and my two fabulous aunties}}

{{Our famous veil shot}}

{{On our way to SF}}


{{This is where everyone sang "Going to the Chapel"}}

{{Me and my aunties a few hours and cocktails later}}

{{We finished the night at my favorite San Francisco bar, THE VIEW}}

{{ME, having too much fun with my veil!!}}

P.S. Did I tell you my auntie Les got me this fabulous dress for $40 and this amazing veil for $2 off of eBay? Yup, that's right! EBAY!!

Please believe I will be returning to this event every MARCH! It's a great experience!


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