Wedding Planning 102: Finding a Dress

I found my dress about a month ago, but haven’t had time or the willpower to post about it until now. I’ve talked to a lot of people about finding their dress, and unlike me, they knew “it was the one” by a matter of looking at a few dresses. Sometimes it was the first or second dress they tried on. But if you know me, you know that could never happen. I am SO indecisive. So, I looked at David’s Bridal, found two dresses I liked, and then went to look at Alfred Angelo. I found a dress I fell in love with there (Snow White dress with a cape – ridiculous, I know, but when else will wearing a cape in my life be appropriate?), but it was very expensive and they never offer discounts on their Disney collection dresses. So, I went back to David’s Bridal, but still didn’t fall in love with any one dress. Luckily, my friend (Lindsey) knew of a store in Rancho Cucamonga that had nice dresses, and I ended up falling in love with a dress there. It was the complete opposite style of what I wanted, but it looked great on and matched my theme perfectly :)

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Wedding Planning 101: Finding a Venue

My friend, Carlotta, suggested that I write about my wedding experience to help others who will eventually go through the same struggles I am facing. So, here I am. I think, at least so far, that finding a venue has been the most stressful part of planning this wedding. I gave myself a month to 6 weeks to find a venue, and luckily I accomplished this goal. Here are my tips, I hope they help.

What to consider when looking for a venue: Continue reading

The Voice Audition

Hi all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I just auditioned for the voice and wanted to write about my experience so other newbies would know what to expect when they went.

First of all, I arrived 30 minutes before my audition time and there were already hundreds of people in line. The two people in front of me in line were nice enough to talk to me and adopt me into their group for the day. We waited outside in line for about 20 to 30 minutes (in the shade, thank goodness!), and then we waited inside for about 20 minutes until we were sent to the main holding room. Continue reading

Halloween Fun!

This Halloween is the first Halloween I didn’t dress up in years (unless you count throwing on a Batman cape for school), and I’m not gonna lie… it was nice. Every year I’d have to think up costumes, spend a bunch of money, and complete a bunch of DIY stuff for it. Don’t get me wrong, it was fun and the costumes were awesome, but it was tiring too. This Halloween I ended up making a pumpkin pie from scratch with Ban instead. I used a recipe from the Food Network and it turned out pretty great!

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San Francisco, California Day 2 10/19

Day 2 in San Francisco was race day! We got up bright eyed and bushy tailed-haha let’s not kid ourselves, I hate mornings! Aiko and I posed for a pic right before we lined up for the race though. Did I mention the race started at 6:30 freaking AM???!!! What world are we living in?!

Aiko and I at the Nike Women's Half Marathon

There were cheerleaders and music and people cheering at every half mile to a mile! It was one of the most amazing, well covered races I have ever experienced! Continue reading

San Francisco, California Day 1 10/18

Last weekend my bestie, her bf, my bf, and I all took a trip up North to San Francisco so that Aiko and I could run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon with my other bestie, Maggie, and our friend Mary. We chose this race because you get a Tiffany’s necklace! Who doesn’t want one of those??? I have only been there once when I was like, 2 years old so it was pretty exciting for me. Also, Ban has never flown before, so it was great to see his excitement and enthusiasm for the sights he saw when we were thousands of feet in the air. Here are some of the experiences we had:

Ban’s picture for his first plane ride that he really seemed to enjoy!

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Meet Digit!

Digit the kitten!< --more--!>

Welcome to what, or should I say who, has been keeping me busy! Sorry I haven’t been on in a while, it’s been craziness with teaching and all! This sweet little girl hasn’t been helping me either, but that’s okay! Esteban’s parents found her in their backyard and he decided to keep her. We are co-parenting kind of, as in she lives with him and I visit as much as possible because I am obsessed with how cute she is and because I love animals. Duh. (please forgive the run on sentences!) She’s about 3 to 4 weeks old the vet thinks, and full of fleas but we love her anyway! She has 8 claws on each front paw so she’s poly dactyl! So cool! Esteban named her Digit because she has so many claws.

Digit the kitten!

I was so overwhelmed buying all of the supplies for her as I am a dog person and have never owned a cat before (my dad’s allergic). That, along with figuring out how to actually take care of a cat was a lot to take in on one day. Luckily, cats are way easier to manage than dogs, and since she doesn’t live with m,e Esteban got stuck doing most of the work (like using a cotton swab to make her pee, cleaning up poop, and bathing her – although sometimes I help bathe her too).

Digit at Vet

I still have a list of things to get her though. Here are a few:

1. Scratching Post

2. Cat carrier – with soft sides so she’s more comfy

3. step in litter box (we’re just using a plastic tub right now)

4. More toys!

5. Collar (preferably pink with rhinestones, but Esteban’s not liking the rhinestone idea….lame)

6. Leash – because like any responsible pet owner, I want to be that weird neighbor who takes their cat on walks

Digit Baby Bottle


As you can see, since she is only 3 to 4 weeks old we had to feed her with a bottle for a few days. It made for very cute pictures! And no new kitten adoption is complete without a Simba(Lion King) pose… she melts my heart!

Digit in the Lion King pose


As I said, I’m a dog person, but this kitten sure is growing on me!!