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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fun News: Summer Travel Plans!

I am over-the-moon right now! Guess where I will be going for two weeks coming July?! 
(Hint: Not just one city, but two places)

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SWEDEN!!

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PARIS!!


I cannot wait! I booked the flights today for two weeks come mid-July! Rickard and I JUST basically decided within the last week to go to Sweden - this was not really planned out in advance. And since I have had an extreme case of wanderlust (see here) and have been talking about Paris for over a year (see here), we decided to squeeze a day and a half of Paris into our trip too!


Europe in the summer. 

With the love of my life. 

Life is beautiful.


XO,
Sunaina

Monday, May 28, 2012

Carrot Cake Cupcakes! (with Cream Cheese)

My husband made the most yummy carrot cake cupcakes this weekend! What a treat.


These were made using Simply Organic's Carrot Cake mix, that can be found at Trader Joes:


We added real shredded carrots to the egg and water mix.


Considering that this is organic and pretty low calorie (minus the cream cheese topping!), it was totally delicious. Thanks husband!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Waterfall Braid


I am not the best at styling hair, but I've seen this look all over Pinterest and thought I would give the "Waterfall Braid" a try today. I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

Here's how I did it:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For All of Us, Aspiring to Be More


Source: lamiki

This quote really speaks to me. Photography and Photoshop are things I have been playing around with more recently, and it hurts to get criticism for your work. Everyone has to begin somewhere though, right? And people begin new passions, hobbies at all ages - 20 somethings, 40 somethings - but we all have to start somewhere.

Well, it's just the beginning.

And another piece of advice - take any criticism you receive - and use that to make you work harder, and BE bettter. There is no better motivation and feeling than proving some prick wrong. :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Our Little Coney

Teddy just got "fixed" so he has to wear this cone for two weeks.

He looks so funny and cute with his "cone of shame". Too adorable if I do say so myself.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Our Little Family

I had forgotten about this picture from Thanksgiving 2011, but just recently came across it and it made me feel so happy. This is from our first Thanksgiving together as husband and wife and puppy - a family!

Love.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wanderlust...in My Backyard


I have a bad case of "wanderlust" these days - the NEED to travel. But until Rickard and I book our flights to Hawaii (*hint to husband* *bats eyelashes*), I will continue to explore the amazing local places in California. We are really lucky to live here.

Me at the Dock

Rickard

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meet my Dog, Teddy

This is my sweet dog. He is my best friend, and the first dog I have ever had.

I look back at pictures, that are not even a year old, and can't believe how big he has gotten! Sometimes he can be annoying (a lot of yapping, and he likes to play catch when I'm trying to sleep!), but it is all worth it because he is the most loving and affectionate dog. He can cheer me up so easily if I've had a bad day - he is always happy to see me. :)


Friday, May 11, 2012

What I've Been Up to Lately....

I am loving that they finally got Instagram for Android! Call me obsessed.

Here's a few snaps of what I've been up to the last month. :)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Venice Beach - California



I love this photo Rickard took of me from this weekend! :) It turned out great! The background is really amazing and that is what inspired this picture in the first place. We were walking back to our car when Rickard saw this beautiful wood fence.

That's the thing about Venice - it's got its own vibe and I feel like I've been carrying that wonderful energy with me all week. 

We rented bikes for only $7, and biked from Venice Beach to the Santa Monica pier. It was so peaceful and really refreshing.

Here are some of the other photos we snapped. 

This is one of my best friends Sophia who was part of the little adventure.

A beautiful tree, right by the dog park in Venice.  


Venice has some great, artistic buildings. This gate on one of the houses is really something else!

 Sophia with her bike (it was Barbie pink!)

XOXO,
Sunaina