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San Diego Trip

San Diego shimmer mani! I used Sinful Colors in a mauvey taupe metallic shade and Sally Hansen chrome pink for the accent nail. My fingers were finally slim enough for me to fit my rightful wedding ring again, haha. By the way, I have gained that weight right after this vacation :(. 

These delightful Mandarin ducks lived on the grounds of my hotel! I attended the Lean Kanban conference for 3 full days and it was hosted at the Catamaran Resort and Spa. I give the hotel lobby a 4-star rating and the rooms a 1-star rating. My living quarters were dismal! However, it was a good thing I spent most of my time at the conference or exploring San Diego with my coworkers. 

These bright macaws talked, mimicked other animal sounds and blew kisses to the guests! So cute. 

Overall, loved the Polynesian theme of the hotel but would never recommend anyone to stay here because of the exorbitant prices and low, outdated quality of the rooms. No mini fridge or even any desk room! The wifi was horrible and spotty for a conference! We were billed $235/night at the discounted corporate rate and it didn’t even include breakfast! Avoid this place!

At one of the lunches during the week, we ate at Humphrey’s and it had a tranquil and beautiful view of the marina. I loaded up on steak and frites :). 

This is one of the yummiest cupcakes ever–not too sweet, creamy and even had a bit of crunch with the rice cracker topping!

Mmmm…when in California, you must try the sushi! This is my hotel’s house roll featuring crab, eel, tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber and nageri sauce. It was da bomb. 

San Diego Zoo time! This peacock wasn’t even in his exhibit! 

You can say I dressed for the occasion! My favorite exhibits were the Polar Bear Plunge and the gorilla family. The panda exhibit setup sucked but of course, the pandas themselves are cute. We spent a total of 8 hrs here. Let me tell you though–$100 for admission is no joke. You bet we saw every animal, took the skyfari cable cars and the double decker bus. 

This is my venture to Seaport Village as soon as I switched hotels to be in the Bayfront downtown area. I loved the location of my second hotel a lot better and I loved exploring all the sights. 

I absolutely LOVED all the vegetation of San Diego. It was a feast for the eyes! There were blooming purple trees everywhere called jacaranda and they were just gorgeous. 

This is the magical town of La Jolla. What a pretty and fun little jewel of a place! Getting up close and personal with those sea lions at the cove was my fave! It took everything in me to not hug all these adorable sea sausages! 

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Spring Decor

I made a shadowbox craft! I used thick craft paper from Target as a patterned background and glued some shells way back from an Atlantic City trip! These origami swans are actually folded by the hubs because I do cranes. I made him fold a whole batch while I folded cranes in all different paper for centerpiece decoration at our wedding. I also included a recent wedding anniversary gift from my sister. They are keychains that say: “moon of my life” and “my sun and my stars.” Being the big Game of Thrones fans we are, it was a perfect gift! It’s pretty romantic to be addressed like Daenerys ;). 

Okay, I am flipping out over my new shoes. They came extremely fast from China and they actually fit! I am rocking these Lolita heels at the office today like a fashion winner. I have on an airy white lace dress with the skirt part made of a floral patterned chiffon. So spring, you guys.

Oh, and here’s my mother’s day present from Pangur Ban. She done brought me a snake, y’all. No joke. Here is the wriggly, live proof. Funny thing is that she brought me a snake 2 days before and I had specifically told her not to do it again. Kids these days!

This is from the first time she brought over a snake. Take a close look because these 2 snakes are different! I screamed bloody murder and was legit about to faint. My husband picked it up casually and tossed it down our hill but I’m inclined to think that it’s definitely made its way back by now…

What he needs to do is take it with him to the airport when he leaves every week. I’m sure movie fans will love it–snakes on a plane, am I right?


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Mani & Pedi! 

My bestie visiting from Columbus stayed with me this past weekend and we packed it with activities! We woke up at the butt crack of dawn (phrase she loves to use) on a Saturday to adhere Megan’s Loft’s hours. I went for a feminine spring lady look. The pink color is Suzie Pedal Faster and the accent nail is this soft purple with a metallic sheen that I forgot the name of. I asked for square shaped nails but I’m afraid she cut them too short :(.

Behold! My magnificently hued little toes! My first pedicure at a salon was quite nice. This is a new OPI color in a gorgeous shimmery periwinkle. The hot bubbly water, scrub and massage chair was definitely pampering! I can see how addicting it all is! This is perfect timing too because I’m counting on these colors lasting me ’til I hit the beach in San Diego!

Leanna and I chatted candidly…maybe a little too candidly in front of our nail tech ladies. We got more than few raised eyebrows and laughs. But hey, what’s spoken at salons never leave salons so I shall say no more. This also just naturally happens between besties who know each other too well. It has been a year since I last saw my girl, so we were throwing entirely too much shade and gossip!

Right after our nail appointment, we left for my coworker’s baby shower/belated wedding reception. Interesting combo, right? It was at a gorgeously upscale winery and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. These white chocolate party favors were the best! SO CUTE.

Look at that shimmery pink frosting! Hey hey! The topper is a plastic ring that fit on my middle finger perfectly :). My Mimiboo has claimed this as her new favorite toy already.

What a pretty ethnic rainbow we make!

And here is Mimiboo sleeping like a zombie. Her cuteness is just off the charts cray. 

This is the hand cream I currently use at my desk at work. I’m obsessed with it. It’s Tonymoly’s banana hand milk in a squeezable tube that smells like banana candy! It’s pleasant but I would say the smell goes away too quickly. I reapply often so it’s depleting at a pretty fast pace. I call it my nanner.

Hey hey, I got new kicks! Ordered these from China and they are just like the picture! Who doesn’t love a pair of platform oxfords?! They are a size 4.5 though so my feet are shuffling around in them :(. TOO BIG. Even in China, I am Thumbalina-sized.