our weekend adventures


IMG_9100 a few inches taller, 3 less teef and no longer a first grader…what is happening and where is my baby going?

IMG_9103 i was pumped to go see this! what a great idea and such a great storyline. not gonna lie…i cried. 😥

IMG_9105 potty break after the movie means cale is the purse holder!

IMG_9109 seattle has been gorgeous lately! i love the summers here!!

IMG_9182 getting wedding ready required a fitbit…duh! did y’all know that tory burch makes high fashion covers for these??? hmmmm…. 🙂


IMG_9110 made some infused lemon water to start my day off.

IMG_9111 i’m back on that pure barre grind. i love that the restrooms here are called ‘pure pottys’!

IMG_9121 morning workout = green dream shake for breakfast. in all honesty it’s really not THAT bad…not something i would crave, but not horrible.

IMG_9159 we went to this precious baby girl’s first birthday party! happy birthday lil’ g!

IMG_9122 might be the last time we get to see this view. our friends are moving at the end of the month..bye bye lakehouse 😦 oh oh i saw three bald eagles right after i snapped this…whaaaaa! it was awesome!

IMG_9162 baby baby baby!

IMG_9178 after all the party shenanigans, we stopped by the root beer store to indulge ourselves in some delicious rootbeer floats! yummmmm

IMG_9184 cale has been needing some new sandals…that means 3 new pair of shoes for him and 3 for me…whoops…this is obviously just 4 out of the 6 pair we got.

sunday-father’s day!

IMG_9186 cale didn’t really want to do much for father’s day except relax at home. so i let him relax and the kitties and i stripped the bed and cleaned house. they freak out when i make the bed. CLEAN SHEETS MUST ATTACK ALL THE AIR BUBBLES!

IMG_9187 “helping”

IMG_9189 after the laundry and house was cleaned we went for a little walk for some slurpees at the 7-11 around the corner. why do they neverrrr have cherry?! ugh!

 jaz lost another tooth! that makes the fourth one in total but the second one THIS WEEK! uhm…the tooth fairy was not prepared and did not have as much cash as she did for the last tooth…damn inflation rate is going to make that fairy broke! $10 for a tooth these days…i got quarters when i lost my teeth! wth!

IMG_9194 i hope everyone had a great weekend and i hope all you fathers out there were pampered and recognized!
here’s a little something to make your monday a little bit better!

such an eventful weekend! what did you do for father’s day??


gold and pink goodie bags.

hello, hello, hello, hey, hi, how ya doing? {name that song!}
so as you saw in my last our weekend adventures, we celebrated jaz’s birthday at pump it up!
jaz and i are obsessed with gold and pink {can you guess what my wedding colors are?} so we wanted to make some really cute goodie bags incorporating these colors!

let’s start!
{just want to apologize in advance for some of the lighting in a few pictures. this project ran into the night. i wouldn’t normally shoot at night since we don’t have bright lamps in our living room, but i needed to get this done…fast} sorry!

what you’ll need:
white craft bags
circle template
6 in. template cut out
gold glitter
elmer’s glue
glue dots
hot glue
your choice in ribbon
gold and pink tissue paper
all the goodies!

IMG_6095 {first} i made these with just microsoft word but i’m sure if you have photoshop or something it might be a bit easier.

IMG_6097 i got this handy little tag punch out from hobby lobby. it has changed my scissor use for life!

IMG_6100 {second} punch out all of the thank you tags you printed.

IMG_6102 {third} use your circle template and trace out some circles that are about 1-2 cm. wider than the thank you cut outs. then cut them out.

IMG_6104 stop… did y’all know they have glue dots now?! these are the best things ever!!! seriously.
ok we continue.

IMG_6106 {fourth} once you have everything cut out use your {fantastic} glue dots and secure the thank you tag to the circle you cut out. i used about 3 glue dots.

IMG_6112 {fifth} spread some elmer’s glue around the white space on the outer edge and sprinkle with glitter. tap off the excess so it doesn’t look like a glitter bomb went off in your house.

IMG_6125 all done! at least with the glitter.

IMG_6120 {sixth} time to make the most annoying/tiniest bows ever. i’m pretty sure people make smaller but woe is me, right? tie all those suckers.

IMG_6124 bows bows bows. i hate myself apparently.

IMG_6126 these are the bags i bought, they were not the bags i wanted but it was the closest and still just as cute.

IMG_6128 {seventh} fasten all the finished cutouts to the bag with glue dots. i used four, in hindsight i should’ve used 5.

IMG_6132 {eighth} time to attach the bows. glue gun is the best way to go about this one. just be careful…those bows are tiny and that crap is hot!

IMG_6134 almost done!!!!

IMG_6285 {ninth} add all the goodies then the tissue paper you chose.

IMG_6343 and the finished products!
i had to reassure the boys that the toys in there were not girly ones haha.

goodie bags will only get cuter from here! now to plan next years!
hope you enjoyed this, we sure did!!
happy crafting!


our weekend adventures


IMG_9009 my coworkers and i started walking during our breaks…note: never invite a detention officer to go walking with you…she’ll make it an obstacle course. haha

IMG_9013 more wedding goodies came!!! i am so excited for these robes! i’ll tell y’all where i got them from in our 4 month wedding countdown post this thursday!


IMG_9014 wednesday was my baby girl’s SEVENTH birthday, but today we are celebrating it with her friends! a post on how i made these goodie bags will be coming shortly!

IMG_8966 this is what jaz woke up to on wednesday…spoiled rotten! grandma jo just can’t help herself!

IMG_9036 we reserved a room at pump it up and oh my gosh! so much fun!!!! the parents got to jump too! i may or may not have done a scorpion {ya know, when your feets touch behind your head…yeah, ouch} trying to race another mom down the obstacle course.

IMG_9034 i love this so much! she’s so happy!

IMG_9023 gonna be honest…that party pooped us parents out! so we went home and took a little cat nap…the cat however had other plans to catch the fly.

IMG_9028 later that night we got to attend a beautiful wedding at the seattle aquarium! oh my gosh so gorgeous and so much fun!!!

IMG_9032 i mean…LOOK! if this is not the definition of an awesome wedding i don’t know what is! look at the fishies, they’re watching their first dance!
congratulations carmen & tyler! cheers to a long happy marriage! love you guys!


extremely fun wedding = a very very sick jessica the next day
sorry, no pictures were taken…hehe

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our weekend adventures


IMG_8276 friday was my by 24th birthday! a whole year older. yippee!

IMG_8253 my coworkers are so sweet. not only did they decorate my office but they also held a little luncheon with our other coworkers.

IMG_8279 i’m seriously so grateful for everyone in my life. while i was talking boring work stuff with another coworker in her office, i turned around and my honey was standing there with a bouquet of roses, my favorite whole foods cake and an adorable card. he is so sweet and thoughtful! it made my day so much more special!

IMG_8285 IMG_8286 and my day just gets better and better! i came home from work to balloons and a sweet chalk message. i have the sweetest neighbors, y’all! thank you so much to becky and her adorable children! i loved it! the homeowners association may have some words though… ;).

IMG_8293 obligatory bathroom picture.

IMG_8294 to no one’s surprise…i love red meat. i can eat a steak like no one’s business! mmmm! we have tried the metropolitan grill and love them but i decided i wanted to try a new steakhouse. daniel’s broiler on lake union was the weiner!

IMG_8298cheers to birthdays, love and life!

IMG_8296 seared ahi to start….

IMG_8303 filet mignon topped with dungeness crab smothered in a delectable béarnaise atop grilled asparagus with garlic mash potatoes. damn, did i sell that or did i sell that!

IMG_8304 the restaurant surprised me with dessert…i actually didn’t eat any of it but a strawberry…uhm did you see my main course?

IMG_8310 IMG_8305i’m ready for 25.

IMG_8312 after dinner we decided to stay but move to the piano bar and listen to the awesome pianist! he lured us in when he was playing mario bros. and i’m pretty sure…lots of champagne… that he played bohemian rhapsody for me before we left. haha.

IMG_8313 this gorgeous woman was sitting at the piano bar when we walked up and was all dolled up! low and behold it was her birthday too! she was so adorable!

that about summed up our night…other than the quick trip to a dive bar where i forced other girls out onto the dance floor. ay yi yi {face palm}


IMG_8336 we had to wake up early to go pick up our mina girl! this little girl got to go to disneyland….what the hell! i want to go to disneyland! she had this little present waiting for me. i can’t wait to share it with y’all later.

IMG_8337 we came straight home after we picked jaz up from the airport… in case you missed my post yesterday, {here} is what my day was like. and because that is how i felt all day, i had to order my groceries to be delivered. this is the epitome of laziness…. i paid over $30 for $15 worth of food. i needed it within a hour and i wasn’t moving. instacart is the bomb!

IMG_8338 i may have stayed in bed all day bit at least i got some wedding shenanigans out of the way. invitation wording…yay!!!!!

IMG_8339 blogged a little while watching the bruce jenner special. and i will just say this…good on you, bruce. it is unfortunate that he is a celebrity and has to deal with the ridiculous scrutiny of all the stupid people in this world. i can’t wait to see what he looks like as “her”.

IMG_8340 cale went and met up with some of his groomsmen to discuss his bachelor party in 2 weeks so i begged him to stop at our froyo place on his way home. extra strawberries and cheesecake please!


IMG_8343 say good morning to princess lulu everyone. she’s laying right in between cale’s legs using his bum as a pillow {he’s on his stomach}. she cracks me up!

IMG_8344 it was time to clean all my babies and the beads that are in my brush holder. what y’alls favorite brush cleaner?

well that’s where my day ended picture wise. we got to cleaning and getting ready for cale’s granny and auntie bev to stop by for dinner and my phone was left upstairs. no phone, no pictures.

i hope everyone had a great weekend!
this will be a good blog week! stay tuned!


it’s my birthday!


happy birthday to me! haha
i remember when i was little i used to get so excited for my golden birthday. for those of you that don’t know, a golden birthday is when you turn the age of your birthday date.

so today i am 24 on April 24th. but i really feel like i’m 30.
anywho, just thought i’d fill everyone in that….

it’s my birthday! 

this will be my last birthday as a vasquez…ahhhhh!
have a great friday and an awesome weekend everyone!