Twenty Three

I'm 23! I don't feel any different haha, just a year older. I feel like time passes faster and faster when you get older. I remember being 12 and feeling like the school year lasted forever haha. This weekend was filled with fun so today I'm just relaxing and practicing using my new serger that I got. Now, I'm excited about my next adventure this summer: camping! I've always that my birthday fell at the end of May. When I was in school, it meant that summer break would be right around the corner. Now, it means all sorts of fun summer activities are going to happen and the weather is going to be warm for the next coming months. So cheers to 23!


Leggings: Mossimo
Shoes: Toms


23 Years, 23 Birthdays

I wanted to write this post so I could have a place where all my birthday photos could be recorded since I have photos scattered everywhere. Kids born nowadays have thousands of photos that can be easily organized and found since everything is on some sort of iCloud or computer. I hadn't fully realized how many less photos were taken 20, or even 10 years ago. Now, we feel the need to take at least one photo a day. (At least I do lol!) It would've been a lot easier to find all these photos if my parents had a smartphone back in the day. :)

It was really fun to look back on all these past memories. There were some things I didn't even remember until I saw some of these photos. I couldn't find a photo for ever single birthday, but I found most of them. :)



I was born! Hehe. :) 
Here I am pictured with my grandparents on my first day of life. 
Fun Fact: My parents thought I was a boy and my name was going to be Alexander. :P

1 Year Old

Well, I guess I've never been afraid of clowns, since I didn't mind being one for my first birthday ever. :)

2 Years Old

I spent my second birthday at good old Chuck E Cheese's. Look how dated this photo looks lol. (The old brown Nordstrom bag and my mom's huge camcorder)

3 Years Old

I spent this birthday in Mexico! From what I've been told I had a very cool and big birthday party that was like "carnival teddy bear" themed. In this picture my parents and I were at church. I was told that I fell asleep the whole time there haha. :)

4 Years Old

I had a Winnie the Pooh themed birthday party. I don't remember much else from this year haha. :)

5 Years Old

I celebrated my birthday in my kindergarten class. I mean it's not like there was much to do in class anyway since it was almost the last day of school and did I mention it was kindergarten LOL. :D My teacher always put this birthday cake hat on someone whenever it was their birthday.

7 Years Old

My parents surprised me with a little pool and it was the coolest thing ever to little 7-year-old me. BTW, I never noticed what a nice backdrop my parents had in the backyard. It's a shame I didn't have internet or a camera back then hehe. :)

8 Years Old

Winnie the Pooh theme again for the win! (I mean I'm 23 and I'm STILL obsessed with Winnie the Pooh haha!)

9 Years Old

This year was Shrek-themed hehe. My aunt spray dyed my hair green to match.
Oh, and I was so excited when I opened this present and it was a Bratz Catz. I really wanted one haha. :)

14 Years Old

This was the same week I graduated middle school. I had a little party with my friends at the park. Don't ask about my outfit...I was going through a "phase" LOL... :P

15 Years Old

I had a small "quinceañera" at a friend's house. There used to be a Betsey Johnson store at a mall that I liked to go and I always went in there to see all the pretty dresses. Finally one day my parents told me to pick one for my 15th birthday. I was SO happy haha!

16 Years Old

This year I was going to have a big sweet sixteen with a poofy dress and all, but I ended up just having a cake all to myself. I just literally just woken up in this photo haha. :)

17 Years Old

When I turned 17, I had a birthday party at my new house, (okay, my parent's house haha), with my friends. I got a piercing that year and I ALWAYS wore my "I love boobies" bracelet. (Remember those?)

18 Years Old

I graduated high school! My birthday fell on the same day as graduation, so that's how I spent it haha. :)

19 Years Old

This year I was planning on doing nothing, but I was surprised by my then-friend (now-husband) singing happy birthday to me while I was still in bed haha. :D Afterwards, I had a mini party in the backyard with some friends.

20 Years Old

Remember my "then-friend" that surprised me the year before? Well this year he turned into my then-fiance lol. :) Since he was attending UCLA, I spent my 20th birthday in Los Angeles with my parents and my then-fiance.

21 Years Old

I really wanted a waterslide party this year, so my parents and husband rented one out for me. 

22 Years Old

I spent my birthday weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain. :)

23 Years Old

Today, I turned 23! 
It's not a milestone age and I still feel really young (as if I were still 16 lol). This birthday I spent it at Dave & Buster's with my parents, husband, and two close friends. 


Birthday OOTD: Patch Tee + Ripped Jeans

This birthday weekend felt really long. I think it's because I woke up early and went to sleep late each day. I wore this outfit on Friday when I celebrated my birthday. 
I saw a custom tee stand at Nordstrom, so I just had to make a unicorn tee. Patches have always been a way to show identity. Furthermore, custom patches can be an expression of your personality. You could add a patch to your tees, your jackets or your sneakers. It's such a fun thing to do!
I had a great time at Dave & Buster's with my parents, husband, and close friends. As you start to grow older, you realize that you don't need endless presents or a big party to have fun. I was just happy to spend my birthday with family and friends. The presents are a nice bonus though hehe. ;) 


Jeans: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Adidas


Peace out 22, Hello 23!


2017 Scrap Busting Craft Challenge: May "Easy T-Shirt Refashion Using Lace"

It's Craft Challenge time once again! This month my material of choice was... lace! I just adore lace so much. It's such an easy way to add a cute feminine touch to anything. I have tons of yards of this black lace, so I decided to do a simple yet cute refashion with it. You can use this refashion on any t-shirt that's hanging around in your closet.

As I was looking through my closet for something to refashion, I came across this tee. I only wore it once with some leggings (since it's long) and a hoodie. I didn't really like how it fit, since it was too long for my liking and the neckline was too high. So then came the Craft Challenge to the rescue, and now I have a cute summer tee. :)


1. I chopped off a good amount of length off. 

2. I chopped the neckline off too.

3. I measured and marked halfway points on the back of the tee.

4. Then, I cut away!

5. I measured how long the cut was.

6. Then, using that measurement, I cut out two lace pieces.

7. I folded over the lace on the raw edge, pinned and sewed.

8. As a finishing touch, I added some cute daisy trim to the back.


Now, check out the fun projects other participants of the Craft Challenge have been making!

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