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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Big Bear Birthday Adventure

 (Karimah toasting marshmallow for the smores)

This past weekend we celebrated FOUR birthdays at a beautiful cabin in Big Bear. I steered my first pontoon boat, made smores, had a big birthday feast, partook in a dance party in the living room, and spent some time in the hot tub with the girls. We keep joking that we were "roughing" it, but as you can tell, we were quite spoiled not only by the amazing cabin, but by the natural, gorgeous surroundings. As my friend pointed out, even the air felt fresher up in the mountains.

Love you friends!

 (Our home for the weekend)

 (Caprese Salad on skewers - easy and healthy party food)

(This pretty much sums up the whole weekend for me)

(You know I am a sucker for observatories, and this one happens to be on a lake!)

(Sun glistening on Big Bear Lake)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Letter to My Husband

My Dearest, Love of My Life,

It's been a little over a week since you have been gone to Sweden, and I am trying to hold down the fort while you are away.

The pile of clothes to be donated to GoodWill are still sitting exactly WHERE you left them, exactly AS you left them. I will get around to this...someday.

The pile of dishes looks slightly different now, although - it's still a pile of dishes.

I successfully cooked for myself two times in the nine days you have been gone. No fires. Aren't you proud?

I don't think I've done laundry since you've been gone. But don't worry, I have a method - I just bought new underwear instead.

And this little monster here:

I walk him 3-4 times a day, everyday, but somehow he still has all this energy to destroy everything:

So I guess what I am trying to say is:

I miss you and all the little things you do. Somehow things seem more "together" when you are here. One more month to go.

Love & Kisses,

Monday, June 11, 2012

Puppy Kisses

I took my little Teddy to the park today to burn off some his puppy energy. I don't know how I ended up with this little guy - but he's got the most friendliest personality. He has to greet every person and every dog he sees - and gets along with them all! So thankful for that.

Love this little guy.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Chicken Lime Soft Tacos

(Photo by me!) 

These Chicken Lime Soft Tacos are SUPER easy to make, and that is coming from someone who RARELY cooks. Everyone knows my husband is the cook in the family. But while he is away in Sweden, I am left to my own devices here.

Click below to see how I make these:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Partial French Braid + Pony Tail

(Partial French Pony)

I am obsessed with braids in my hair. I just learned how to do a french braid for the first time this year, and once you master that, there's all sorts of different styles you can do (such as the waterfall braid here).

I was just playing around with my hair, and I like how this turned out. It is a "partial" french braid, since I am only taking pieces of hair from the top of my head to add to the braid instead of from both top and bottom. Super easy to do.

(Teddy and Me in the "before" pic)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

What I've Been Up To ---- Instagrams the Past Month

It's not technically summer, but it definitely feels that way. So many days on the beach; so many days spent outdoors. I wouldn't have it any other way.

One thing missing though - my husband is in Sweden for about two months! I will see him mid-July and until then I will miss him sooo much! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Good Reads!

I've heard of Goodreads for a while, but just signed up for an account today on whim and I think I am hooked! The best part is that when I signed up, I found out a lot of my friends were already on this site!

If you don't know what Goodreads is, it is basically a social network for people who love to read. You can review books you've read, create a list of books you want to read, and see what your friends are reading and/or recommending.

I want to make it my personal resolution to read more often so this is the perfect site for me and as corny as it sounds, it makes reading more fun for me since it becomes a social experience too. In fact, I've already picked up a new book to read this week for myself (The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama).

If you are on Goodreads, please feel free to add me: http://www.goodreads.com/SunainaSev

Saturday, June 2, 2012

One of Our Favorite Couples - Shana and Gary

Rickard and I had so much fun having a little photoshoot with our good friends Shana and Gary last week. These are all from the Venice Canals in Venice Beach. Such a romantic and cute neighborhood.