Sunday, April 29, 2012

Puppy Love Photo Party!

Today I am linking up with my lovely Mother, for her Puppy Photo Party! If you guys know anything about me, then you know about my unhealthy obsession with Pups. Needless to say I was pretty stoked for such a cool party!

Not to mention I get to brag about my little Goober, Hudson. He is pretty cool!
{Getting some extra lovin' before bed} 
 {His headrest on road trips}
 {Boys will be boys....}

{I love this picture}

Do You guys have any pups or cats that you love? Link up with my mamma for Her Puppy Love (and Cats too!) Photo Party!


There will be a really cool GIVEAWAY Monday linkup.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Puppy Love Photo Party & Cats...

Just a reminder to all you puppy and cat lovers.
Get your pet pictures and posts ready for Monday....April 30th.
This is a  new ... ONCE A MONTH ... photo linkup party.
Every month there'll be a giveaway for one linker...or linkee...whateva.

So link up Monday

I'll be there with Hudson... see ya there.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sponsor Week: Post 3

Hey hey hey! Let's keep this Sponsor Week goin' are some more Chicas!!

Olivia from Olivia.Dee
"difficult, hyper, emotional, optimistic"

Carolina from Cupcakes & Cartwheels

"Nerd, Creative, Grammar, Introvert"


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sponsor Week: Post 2

Here is another round of lovely ladies that are my April Sponsors!! Aren't they just fab?

Andrea from AndreaSomething
"playful, loud, ridiculous, caring"

Ashley from House of Glass
"-happy -student -lover -gemini"

"Silly, Curious, Tenacious, Happy"

Katie from Latte Love

"pensive, social, assertive, forgiven"

Jane from Jane Kunst

"Creative, dreamer, silly, too loud"


Monday, April 23, 2012

Sponsor Week!

Hey Guys! It is that time of the month again!! You get to meet the lovely ladies that are sponsoring this little blog of mine. This month I decide to ask them what four words best describe them (which isn't fair I suppose, because I don't think I can answer that question...). Check these girls out!

Britney from True Britt
 "dreamer, wife, sarcastic & a little too honest"

"type-A, intentional, God-fearing, creative."

Diana from DianaPantz
"stubborn, silly, curious, eco"

Kristina from Nook & Sea
"Spunky, spirited, short and silly :)"

Taylor from TaylorMade

"1. Organized 2. Resourceful 3. Active 4. Loving"


Farra from Bohemian Honey
"Vibrant, Warm, Real, Passionate"

I mean...these ladies are kind of amazing! I am so excited to introduce you guys to them! Stay tuned for the rest of the week for some more Sponsors!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Pool Sharks

A few weeks ago I got some pretty sad and amazing news. Sad for me, but amazing for my friend Jenn. She is moving to Austin in June! She is picking up her life after graduation, and moving half way across the country! I am so jealous of her bravery, and her spirit for adventure.

But for me, it means I don't get to have one of my best friends in the same city anymore! So now, it is time for me to soak every minute I get to spend with her. Last weekend we decided to have a fun night out, and use our awesome pool skills at the same time.

We headed to one our favorite little pub in PB!
 {My Handsome Man}
 {They had a yummy selection of beers!}

Turns out that I am a lot better at Pool than I am at Bowling (but I am awful at bowling, so that isn't saying much). We decided to take on the boys with our Pool Shark might not have turned out so well.
 {Best Team EVER}

 {We take the game pretty serious if you couldn't tell}

{Future Texans}

I am so lucky to have such great friends in my life, even if they are moving away! I guess this just gives me an excuse to visit Austin more often!! I am gonna miss you Jenn! Don't forget your friends out here in California! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

This is Me.

As of lately I have been trying to change my lifestyle. I am making a conscious effort to eat a lot better, and cut down my portions. I am also going to the gym at least four times a week, with a usual fun outdoorsy work-out on the weekends. I have been doing this for about three weeks, when something happened last week.

I hit a wall.

If anyone out there is trying to get in shape, you know it is a lot easier said then done. It is a battle, and sometimes you can't see how you are ever going to win. I wasn't seeing any changes, and I didn't feel any better about myself. What was the point of working out and eating healthy, it isn't showing?

It has never been about a number on a scale for me. It has been about looking in the mirror, and feeling confident in what it shows me, which I haven't had yet...

I wanted to give up. I had lost my will to keep at it, and I really didn't see a finish line in my future. I had a good cry about it with Nick, who told me to keep fighting. I know that it doesn't happen over night, and maybe I am a bit impatient, but I want this to work. 

I have decide to keep at it! To push myself even harder. To eat even healthier. I know these walls are part of the challenger, and they are really tough to get over. But, I don't want to be a quitter...I want to succeed. If you guys have any tips or tools you have used in your journey to get healthy I would LOVE to hear them.

Have you guys hit any walls lately? How have you overcome them? 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday's Letters

Linking up with Ashley today for Friday's Letters!

Dear Nick, Thank you for being my rock when I need you to be. You are so strong, and I am so glad I have you to depend on.

Dear Hudson, You are the biggest Goober I have ever met in my entire life. Thank you so much for always making me feel extra loved, and for always doing something weird to make me laugh.

Dear RedBox, Thank you for having SUCH cheap movies! I am finally catching up on all the movies I have missed.

Dear Gym, Thank you for continuing our love/hate relationship, and never ceasing to kick my ass. 

Dear Parker, STOP GROWING! I can't believe you are going to be 1 Year Old next month! I miss your little face so much!

Dear Readers, You guys are SO awesome and SO supportive. Thanks for keeping me blogging. I love y'all sooooo much!

Dear Red Lips, Thank you for spicing up absolutely any outfit. You always make me feel better when I am feeling especially blah! 

Dear Couch, I will be parking my butt on you all weekend. Five weeekends straight of traveling has officially worn me out. Lazy weekend HERE I COME!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter in Orange County!

**all photos taken from my lovely and talented mother**
I don't know about you guys, but one of the things I value most in life is family. No matter how many friends come and go, your family will always be your family. You only get one of them, so I try to spend as much time with them as I can. 

So it would make sense that my favorite part of Holidays is getting to spend extra time with my kick ass fam! We decided to spend this Easter in Orange County, although we were sad to be missing three of the Mercado's (Shea, Sarah, and baby Parker). 

We started the weekend the way every sunny weekend should be started, at the beach.

It was SUCH a beautiful day! We lounged, we ate, we listened to music. My brother Bryn and I even ran some pretty legit Football plays near the water. There may not be video proof, but trust me, I have quite the arm. Catching the ball, on the other hand, is not my best quality...

We decided to finish the night at a swanky Bowling Alley in Newport! Bryn's girlfriend Erynne joined us for a night of food, drinks, and me kicking everyone's butt in bowling (alright that last part might not be entirely true).
{just ignore the fact that it looks like I have super dark lipliner on. I don't}

{Setting up for one of my many strikes I am sure}
{My dad and I. Gosh I look SO pale these days}
We had an amazing time, besides the fact that our waitress wasn't the best, and she was quite rude as well (telling me that I didn't order what I said I did...ruuuuude). I hadn't been bowling in SO long, but I was sure that my semester class in college (which I got a "B" in) would pay off. 

Good news! It did! I came from behind and ended up beating my overly confident brother by 1 POINT!!! Do you need proof? Well I just so happen to have it...

See that KA? That is me! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

(We shall not discuss the atrocity that was my score during the second game. Let's just say, I might have gone from First to Last)

We spent Easter Sunday at Mariner's church, which had the most inspiring Easter Service! Then we went to Brunch at our usual brunch spot in the OC. Followed by going to see the Hunger Games one more time (p.s. it gets better the second time!!)

I had an amazing weekend with my family, and I can't wait to see them again. I appreciate all of them so much, and am so thankful to be able to spend time with them as often as I do. We are truly blessed to have each other, and I never forget it!

Hope you guys had an awesome Easter Weekend too!!
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