Archive | March, 2013
29 Mar

Nom Nom

IMG_7757Who doesn’t love a good deviled egg???  It’s one of my favorite dishes at Easter time and any other time of year!  My mom makes a mean deviled egg and while I was helping her prepare some dishes the other day, she let me take control of finalizing these bad boys.  I know it sounds silly but it’s hard to make a deviled egg look delicious and delicate.  Normally, we just splatter the filling inside because at the end of day they are just going to our bellies anyway!  This time, I tried a few new things to go for more of a presentation and this is what I came up with.


IMG_7750(Put the filling in a plastic bag and cut off a small piece of the corner.  This way you can squeeze a pre-meditated mound on the egg white)

IMG_7751(Things get messy.  It’s all part of the fun!)



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28 Mar

A fun day in the foothills with my dad and Vicki!

IMG_7790My dad had the idea of an adventure he could take me and my step mom on this past Sunday.  We were all for it and hopped in the car with him.  They have a second property out in a very small town where they will retire some day.  It’s nestled in a handful of very small, quaint towns.  One of them is Mokelumne Hill, better known as Moke Hill.  My dad had seen an episode of Hotel Impossible that featured a remodel of the only hotel in the town so he wanted to go see it and have lunch there.  I’d have to say it was one of the best burgers I have EVER had!  After lunch, we grabbed some ice cream and ventured the small street while I snapped some photos.  If you’re looking for a fun drive/day trip, this is the place.


IMG_7776(Hotel Leger)

photo(Enjoying lunch on…

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25 Mar

I just love it

IMG_7771I can’t even pretend that Spring has not got me sprung.  The taste of the warm weather has never felt better.  I love winter but when the warm weather sneaks up on you, it’s nice to embrace it.  Along with the nice weather, brings the flowers that are starting to pop up everywhere.  The colors are brilliant and the sky tends to match.  Welcome Spring!








Now that Spring is here, it’s time to explore new territories and enjoy the fresh air.  Happy Spring everyone!

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22 Mar

IMG_7060You can’t not watch Almost Famous and think about how you’d love to channel Penny Lane.  She plays such a bold, free, and sensitive character while at the same time keeping up with the fashion Joneses.  You really only need a few simple things to bring a Penny Lane outfit to life.  Grab some wide leg denim, a sparkly tank, some good shades, and a fur jacket or sweater.  This sweater I found in a sale bin at the Limited for $1.99… I can’t even believe what a steal it was!

IMG_7062(These Forever21 mod heels are great for this)


Fur, sequins, and some flared denim are all you really need to channel Penny Lane for the every day look.  Happy Friday everyone!

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21 Mar

Our first fashion feature! Style Over Stress’s – Jonathon. Enjoy!

p1050706We are always posting about women’s fashion and have been wanting to feature some amazing men’s fashion for a while.  However, never have we ever been inspired to feature someone until we came across Style Over Stress.  The creator and author, Jonathan, is constantly looking beyond fabulous and effortless.  We couldn’t help but share what we think men’s fashion should be all about: bold, classic, and fashion forward.

burgundy(Men’s accessories when done right, can be just the added touch to an outfit.  We love this ring and belt for men’s accessories!)



Whether dressed up or casual, we like Jonathan’s style so much we decided to create a new segment to our blog (Fashion Feature).  He’s always posting great menswear posts and has a great eye.  Check out Style Over Stress for more great men’s fashion!

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20 Mar

We met Paramore!

IFL and Paramore

Yesterday we got the chance to meet Paramore and we had a blast. They were a lot of fun and super nice! We were reminded of so many reasons why we love Hayley Williams! With their fourth album coming up this April, we thought we’d break down our favorite looks of Haley’s.

Hayley-Williams Natural(This is a super natural look that highlights her beautiful features)

hayley_williams(Hot pink lipstick adds some color to her porcelain skin)

Hayley Williams(Her lashes add some glam to her signature red hair)

Hayley Nylon(Don’t forget to catch Hayley on the cover of our favorite magazine, Nylon this June/July!)

( We love this song that will be the next single on the upcoming album “Still Into You”)

She’s a breath of fresh air and ultra talented. It’s nice to reminded that you can have it all!

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19 Mar

Check out Chelsea and Nick’s trip to Napa…. Can I say jealous?!

This weekend Nick took me to Napa for a very relaxing getaway! We ate a ton of great food, drank delicious wines, and took in the sun- it was the perfect weekend!

napa(The weather was absolutely perfect, I could not have asked for anything better)Westin Napa

(We stayed at the Westin Napa, it was so pretty and the spa was amazing!)

Trefethen(We sampled a few wines from Trefethen Winery. They were so friendly and it felt like we were in a cellar)

Vineyard Napa(Trefethen vineyard property)

Bottega Restaurant(Lastly we had an amazing meal at Bottega. Everything was delicious and the interior was beautiful)

napa wine train(While we didn’t take the Wine Train, it looked very cute!)

We are so lucky to have such a gorgeous backyard! Just another reason I love living in Northern California! If you are ever in the area, you have to do a Napa daytrip!

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18 Mar

Easy change up!

IMG_7717I was doing some Spring cleaning and found an old t-shirt that I used to love.  It had shrunk a lot and kind of grunged down so I was ready to toss it when all of the sudden an idea came to me.  Why not re-invent something I already have?  I started snipping and studding and ended up with an awesome new tank top that is now my new favorite!  It was super easy and I did it in less than 15 minutes.  Here’s how.

IMG_7698(This was the original)

IMG_7699(First chop was the new, low neck line)

IMG_7700(I chopped in a rounded “V” to avoid making too low of a cut top)

IMG_7704(Next to chop was the sleeves.  I followed close to the sleeve line in front to make sure there’s no unintentional side boob going on.)

IMG_7707(The back I cut much deeper towards the middle to make more of…

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13 Mar

IMG_7531There is something so fun about mixing masculine and feminine pieces.  I picked up this jacket from, surprise surprise, Forever21 for some upcoming trips and I absolutely love it.  Since the weather has been so unpredictable, I wanted a jacket that I could wear in any weather.  This jacket has the right amount of pockets for all the things I grab running out the door in the early hours of the morning heading to work and it has a hood in case the rain starts falling unexpectedly.

IMG_7533(I love beanies so much and have a ton but this one is my newest favorite.  My mom gave this to me recently and it’s one of the best beanies I’ve had yet!)

IMG_7540(The gold zippers are what had me sold)

IMG_7547(Winter ready!)

IMG_7551(Love these mod shoes from Forever 21)

IMG_7535Throw on some leggings and call it a day!  This is super comfortable and…

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12 Mar

I can’t explain what it is about horses…

IMG_7378There’s something about these animals that is unbelievable.  They can be high strung, stubborn and strong but what most people fail to see is the completely submissive, gentle, and compassionate side.  Horses are simply freedom embodied in a muscular shell.  I’ve been around them my entire life and you couldn’t force me to shake them.  Needless to say I also love to photograph them 🙂

IMG_7350(This is my friend, Stacey’s, horse – Spidey)


IMG_7366(Having a good roll)




Spidey was a great model to shoot some photos of.  Whether I’m riding or just hanging out at the barn I love horses and who knows, maybe Chelsea and I will even do another horse fashion shoot soon.  She’s a pro with the horses and the photos always come out so interesting.

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