Saturday, April 25, 2015

Seaport Village and Gaslamp Quarter

Finally, the last snippets from our SD trip. For the final evening of our trip, we quickly rushed over from Petco Park over to Seaport Village just in time to catch the sunset. The sky was absolutely beautiful, filled with cotton candy clouds and colors galore. We walked around Seaport Village to check out some of the shops, then made our way over to the Gaslamp Quarter to check the area out. Despite the vast array of bars and restaurants in the area, we decided we wanted to spend our last night in the comforts of the Old Town area. topping the night off with some good Mexican food. It was a good, fun-filled day :)

That's it for my San Diego posts! We had such a blast and we honestly wished we had more time to explore the city (then again, I always wish for more time...3 days at Disneyland wasn't even enough for me haha). I love San Diego and I can't wait go back really soon!

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Not A Trap

Jacket & Dress: Forever 21
Tights & Boots: Target

By now I'm sure you've all seen the new teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film, and I'm absolutely excited beyond words. I totally had chills running up and down my spine, and that moment with Han Solo and Chewie was just perfect and I was just like AHHHH. I am so excited for the movie, you guys, and now I want to rewatch all the old ones. That being said, I still have not seen Episode III (I KNOW), because I'm slightly afraid of watching Anakin turn bad. I just want to see him and Padme run off into the woods and be happy that too much to ask? Okay maybe Episodes 4-6 wouldn't have happened the way they did then if that were the case...

For those who haven't seen it for goodness knows what reason, here you go:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Prickly Pillows

The cactus obsession continues to grow. To prevent myself from (slightly) accumulating too many of these prickly plants, I decided I needed to redirect my obsession into something more craft-able. These fun and easy to make pillows fill that cactus void in your life, and you can go nuts with choosing fabrics and designs as well as type of cactus. I stuck with the traditional saguaro shape that I drew onto some tissue paper, and used some fun green calico prints I picked up for cheap at the fabric store. Finally, a cactus one can hug!

Can't beat owning a real cactus, but the pillows make a nice addition :)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Petco Park

With the start of baseball season, I thought I'd share one of our pit stops on our SD trip. Being the baseball nerd I am, I requested one of our stops on the last day to be at Petco Park, even just to spend a half an hour there. San Diego has a pretty big Giants fan base, and while one day I would like to attend a game there, a visit to the ballpark during the offseason was good enough for now. Petco Park is a fairly new ballpark, built in 2004 as the official home of the San Diego Padres. We were able to get up close because of "The Park at the Park" feature where they open up the back area of the ballpark to people to walk around and explore. It is also where the Tony Gwynn statue is located. Of course, I had to wear my Giants shirt for this visit, but the only one I brought was my spring training Posey one I was wearing as a PJ shirt. Nevertheless, it still worked perfectly for our visit. We also tried to visit the Padres shop, but of all days, they happened to be closed that afternoon for inventory! Grr...just our luck. I guess that just means I'll have to come back one day soon.

Happy Opening Week!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Slow Down

Cardigan: Vintage
Blouse: Forever 21
Dress: Primark
Tights: Target
Shoes: Keds

Can you believe it's April already? I'm sure I'm sounding quite repetitive, but the year is definitely flying by fast. It's almost summer! I had so many plans for the year, but this past month kind of threw me and my family for a loop. I'm rather glad it's over and I'm hoping to move forward with the new month. Gotta start planning for the summer and make some decisions. Also yes, it was a rather windy afternoon when I snapped these photos on the hair is crazy, but not that crazy :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

La Jolla Cove

We spent our last full day in San Diego exploring the many sights the city had to offer. We absolutely wanted to check out the beach and decided to make our way over to La Jolla for a few hours after stuffing ourselves at a late breakfast at Perry's Cafe, a homestyle diner near Old Town. Nothing like the beautiful blue waters of southern California (something we're unfamiliar with up north in SF). We spent a bit of time walking along the beach and exploring, then grabbed some delicious ice cream at Bobboi Natural Gelato. Quite a stark contrast from our desert adventures from the other day, but nonetheless just as gorgeous and exciting.

Wish we had more time to explore La Jolla, but the few hours we did spend here were fun!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Moving Forward

Cardigan: Uniqlo
Blouse: Forever 21
Pants: Made by me
Flats: Target

March has not exactly been the greatest of months, and I'm looking forward to the start of a fresh and new month. I have lots of sewing goals in mind for the upcoming months, but I'm afraid to commit to one project a month. I've tried that before, but life got in the way and motivation came and left quite frequently. I don't consider my Etsy shop products "one project" because they're for customers, but rather personal sewing. Lots of potential projects hanging in the air, waiting to be started and/or completed. Here's a few to keep me accountable:
  • Black velvet palazzo pants
  • Macaron pajama top
  • Marvel pajama pants
  • White Baymax blouse
Also looking forward to in April: BASEBALL SEASON BEGINS. I am so ready :)