Monday, June 30, 2014

Straw Mobiles

I used Oh Joy! for Target plastic straws to make these triangular mobiles for our summer outdoor decoration. Inexpensive, easy, outdoor friendly, and pretty! I love the way the light filters through them.

They are quite magical!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vibrant Art in Arizona

Roosevelt Row was my favorite area in Phoenix, Arizona.

I fell in love with all the wall art I saw around the area. Everything was so colorful and message positive.

A cool old cotton trailer converted into a stage area for the community. The woodwork is amazing!

This particular wall art was my favorite! I just thought it was so cute! I had J swing back around and
I jumped out of the car to take this shot. To me it reflected a beautiful and simple lifestyle....

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ice Cream!

So far, Arizona has been amazing!
I knew I would love the desert landscape and the cool pools, but to tell you the truth I wasn't expecting much, in the culinary sense.  I've been blown away by some amazing food here and I have so much to share! Starting with this cute ice cream parlor Churn.

The interior is so cute, with pops of red and grey. I love all the old fashioned candy that you can get here too. 

You know the kind you grew up eating like huge jawbreakers, candy buttons, and pop rocks...

I tried the Vietnamese coffee on a pretzel cone. Yes that's right, a pretzel cone! Brilliant! It was really good! You can't go wrong with sweet and savory! 

They even have a nice area in the back with 'misters' going...You know the thingy that sprays fine mist? Believe me, I learned, misters make a world of a difference in the dry Arizona heat! 
If ever you're in town treat yourself to a heavenly treat from this charming little place. 

Churn / 5223 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012 / (602) 279-8024

Thursday, June 12, 2014

<<- : Road trip ! : ->>

And we're off to Arizona!

via Shiny Squirrel
There's nothing like a roadtrip with the family! The journey is just as adventurous as the destination...

via Miss Moss

Looking forward to new discoveries....

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DIY Posters

Adding positive sayings to photographs taken by you, make really nice posters for your home.

Monday, June 9, 2014

VW Show

We went to a classic Volkswagon show called VW Show & Shine  held at Prado Regional Park this past weekend. J had friends in town from Hawaii, avid VW collectors and enthusiasts themselves, which led us to this show ironically held in Chino our neighboring city. J also drove a VW bus around Hawaii back in the days so it definitely was something of interest to him as well.

I was immediately taken by the 'laid back' culture. You had a mixer of different people of all ages, and ethnicity which I loved! I also loved the fact that each vehicle had its own character and flavor, and that the imperfections were what some VW owners accentuated with pride!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A rare family photo

I'm usually the one taking photos and I have a love for unposed shots, therefore we get about one good family photo a year! This one was taken two days ago at Maya's dance recital by my lovely sister-in-law Michelle.