Friday, June 22, 2012

4 Years Down, Infinity To Go!!

As you are reading this, I am actually in Las Vegas! Yes, I know I slacked on the blog aaaaagain, for a whole week!! Buuuuttttt, we  have been sooooo busy!! Just last weekend we were in San Francisco, and then 3 days after arriving back, we were packing up again for our next trip. I am beyond exhausted, but I felt I had to post at least once this week! This post is for very good reason, too! 

June 22, 2008 is the day I married my best friend, confidante, love of my life. Yep, a happy occasion for us where we said our " I Do's", and we joined our lives together as one. I haven't looked back at my wedding pictures in a long time and I cannot even believe how much of a blur that day was! I can't even believe that we are married 4 years already! I also cannot believe that we have been together for 10 years as of August! 

Here is a portion of our actual wedding album that we have on our coffee table!  

This picture is of us during our first dance. It is not part of our album, because this priceless moment was captured by one of our very talented guests! 
This is one of my most favorite pictures from our wedding, ever!

I leave you with this video of our first dance! Hope you all enjoy it! We had a blast choreographing this!

Happy Anniversary, Bryan!! I love you!!

-- Farra

Thursday, June 14, 2012

So They Think They Can Dance

So, I have been meaning to post this video for awhile now, but never have gotten around to it. I actually kind of forgot about it until recently. This video is of my two Green Cheeked Conures (my feather babies) dancing to LMFAO's I'm Sexy and I know it. They love to dance together and hang out.

Timo: The more green one, is about 4.5 years old. We actually took him in a few months ago from my brother, when he couldn't take him to his new apartment. I decided I would foster him until we could find a good home and sell him. Besides dancing, Timo knows how to lay on his back, flip over on my finger, and give a high five, or many toes does he have?? He is pretty talented. 

Bonsai: Is the Turquoise colored Green Cheek Conure who is 2 years old. He thinks he is the baby. He says "Who's the baby" all of the time, because before Brendan was born, we used to say this to him. He also says "Stop It" quite frequently, because he hears that a lot from us. Bonsai also makes kissing noises, plays on his back for tummy rubs, imitates the sound of our old cabinet door squeeking, and wolf whistles. He also says "Come Here", "Step Up", "Bonsai" and "Fletcher" (My cockatiel's name, and my number 1 feather baby...more about him in another post!) 

So, after we took Timo in, we weren't sure how he and Bonsai would get along, but we decided to put them together and see how they interacted. Well, they love each other. Like, a lot. They snuggle with one another, and groom one another, and when put together are pretty much inseparable. They love each other to the point where Bryan and I are questioning whether or not they are both in fact males. A little trivia for you: The only real way to know the gender of most bird species is by DNA testing. Yep, ridiculous and something I am not committed to paying for yet. In the meantime, we are still debating on keeping Timo, though I really don't want another bird. They are freakin' messy!! We have our fingers crossed that we don't wake up one day and find eggs in either of their cages. I mean they are supervised when out together, but really??? What does bird sex look like?? How should I know if something is happening or not? (note to self: Youtube bird sex later...I might have a heartattack and be traumatized for a week.)

Anyways, here are these two little buddies dancing away.... 
(And you may notice Fletcher, whistling and singing in the background)

-- Farra

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WTF??!! On Pinterest!

Here we are again, for another week of Oh, How Pinteresting! This week, I decided to dedicate this post to all of the WTF moments we have when looking at some of the pictures we find on Pinterest.

Let's begin...

I'm sure there were other costume options other than a urinal, a comic book or a tomato soup can?? Ok, admittedly, I would wear the tomato soup can! That's kinda cute.

                                                                                           Source: via Farra on Pinterest

                                   Seriously?? A Louis Vuitton trash can?? 

                                                                                  Source: via Farra on Pinterest


This is what I call a die hard Twilight fan. Obsess much?? She's going to regret that when she's older....wait she is older. WTF??

                                                                                           Source: via Farra on Pinterest'

         I'm almost positive these are impossible to walk in, never mind the fact that they look uncomfortable.

                                                                                       Source: via Farra on Pinterest


                                                I have no words for this. I'm just scared.

                                                                                   Source: via Farra on Pinterest

                       So, have you guessed what this is yet?? Well, these are false eyelashes! 

                                                                                                        Source: via Farra on Pinterest

To keep with previous themes and my obsession with chickens, I leave you with this WTF moment.....

                                                                                            Source: via Farra on Pinterest


                                                           -- Farra

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

More Vintage Items.......I Found In My Closet

Last week I posted about other vintage items I randomly found in my closet when my son decided to turn into a tornado in there. If you missed it, you can read it now. 

Honestly, in the past couple months, one of my favorite new activities is finding new vintage/antique stores! I have found the most unique and interesting things! Even though I haven't been purchasing much, I am still having a really great time just looking! 

Here are more pictures of the other vintage items that I own and didn't know it!

This triple strand of beads is vintage 1950's jewelry that belonged to my great-grandmother. I love the colors of this!

I received these after my grandmother passed away. I believe they are 1940's-1950's vintage bracelets.

This too, belonged to my grandmother. This pin seems to have been well preserved. I found in inside of a satin pouch, which would explain why it is in such great condition.

Who doesn't love butterflies? These pins are hand painted with crystal rhinestones. 

This sparkly number is 1960's vintage Fire & Ice Aurora Borealis. This also was something left to me by my grandmother.

1970's vintage jet black glass beads. Such a simple strand, but I love the cuts in the beads.

This beautiful cocktail ring that belonged to my grandmother is adorned with pearls, tiny rubies, and two tiny diamonds. I should wear this, but it will only fit my middle finger because it is so big!

I loooove this 1950's-1960's sun dress! I plan to have it taken in so I can wear it! I love the floral pattern against the black background!

Well, that concludes my most interesting vintage items. I did find more, but these are the cream of the crop! Hope you enjoyed seeing all of my treasures!!

Thanks for looking! I was excited to share it with you!

-- Farra

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Short + Sweet

Good Morning, blog world! I have been kinda not feeling so great since yesterday (migraine's, ugh), so I have been kind of taking it easy today! Last night I started doing this post, but when a migraine takes over my brain, the computer screen is just one of the worst things, and I had to save the post for today! I am feeling better, enough to finish this post, because I was really excited about the way it turned out!

As summer comes into full swing, and I have a Vegas trip coming up in a couple weeks for a good friend's bachelorette party, I thought it would be fun to create an outfit to go out on the town for a night of fun! Sometimes, I just don't feel like wearing a dress (although I will wear a dress, because this adorable outfit is not going to be in my closet by then probably ever! I can dream, right?) and with the trend of these flirty and feminine lace shorts we have all been seeing in stores, makes it easy to get dressed up and still be comfortable!

Friday's Fancies: Short + Sweet

Sleeveless top, $60 -- This sheer peach top is seriously one of the most gorgeous things! I really wish I could have it!
Scotch & Soda short shorts, €100 -- Ahh, black lacey shorts! So sexy, so feminine, and look at the little bow belt?? 
Carven high heel shoes, £340 -- A little pop of color is a must! It breaks up the theme a little, but that black bow in the back ties it all back together!
Alexander McQueen clutch handbag, $2,295 -- Oh, Alexander McQueen (RIP) you never cease to amaze me! I love the sparkles on this purse, and the gold skull on the top gives this outfit an edge! (P.S. I had an obsession with skulls for awhile, and still think they are pretty awesome!)
Gold hoop earrings, $6.95 -- I am in love with these hoops! The chain hanging on them is so pretty! I wonder if I can make something similar? I am making a note to try this soon!
Gorjana chain necklace, $110 -- I am all about the big gold chain right now! I love how the larger chain is broken up by smaller gold chain!
Hair accessory, $35 -- I love hair jewelry! This one is so shiny and pretty! I want one!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! It will be a busy one for us! Enjoy yourselves!

-- Farra

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vintage Items I Found..... In My Closet???

When I get ready to go out for the day, usually I have Brendan with me while I am getting ready. Sometimes he plays quietly with his toys, sometimes he pulls what seems like EVERYTHING out of my bathroom cabinets, and lately if he is nowhere to be seen, I can usually find him in my walk-in closet shaking the stand I keep my jewelry on. The proud look on his face when the display of necklaces jingles its way onto the floor is priceless. I seriously can never be mad at this kid! One morning last week, he managed to knock over a couple of old jewelry boxes over that I haven't looked inside of, in what I can imagine is years. Seeing the contents of those boxes all of the floor brought a flood of memories and lots of thinking. How is it that I forgot about all of these really great items? 

These earrings were given to me by my mom, when I was about 9 or 10 if I remember correctly. I know that they were hers when she was a kid, also given to her by someone. Honestly, I don't really know the story about these earrings, but I think they are pretty awesome. I am probably going to start wearing them! (providing my son doesn't rip them out of my ears... I hardly wear jewelry around him for that reason!

These little clip-on mother of pearl earrings were my great-grandmother's. After she passed away when I was 20, I remember asking if I could have this little velour jacket she always wore. I wore that jacket (and still do, from time to time) for several months before I actually put my hands in the pockets and pulled out these little beauties. She must have taken them off while she was out, and forgot to put them away. These were a pair of her most favorite earrings. I really love the fact that I have them, because I remember her wearing these all of the time!

This little ring has tiny stones used to create this mosaic rose picture. This was also my mom's ring from her childhood, that she gave to me when I was a kid. I have always been fond of it, and do wear it from time to time. 

You know those cheapy little gold and silver wedding bands you used to see on wedding favors?? Well, this ring below, is the real deal, and it is what inspired those little cheap ones! This is believed to be the wedding band that my great-grandmother wore at her wedding in the 1920's. 

This below is my most favorite vintage thing I have.These 'cat eye' glasses circa 1950's have beautiful detailing on them, with mother of pearl inlay, even on the ear pieces. I found these beauties in an old jewelry box after my great-grandmother passed away.

This is only a few of the vintage items I found in my closet! There really is quite a bit that I found, and didn't know I had!

Look for a post next week for more of my found vintage items!

-- Farra

Friday, June 1, 2012

Quality Time With My Kindle....

Last night, I was pondering what to write for today's blog post at the last minute, because let's face it, I kind of slacked this week. After Brendan having a fairly cranky week, filling in for a different department at work out of my comfort level, meaning adding extra hours to my work load (no, not that many, but more than I am used to, so it did leave me a little tired) and earlier this week being lame and accidentally deleting my blog buttons... but don't fret, I did figure out how to remake them, and even made a couple new ones! I am actually believe it or not getting pretty good with Photoshop! Go me! What really has helped me is an ebook called Photoshop For Bloggers. It's super easy to follow and understand, and if you are like me who had a Photoshop phobia and wouldn't touch the darn thing, this is the book for you! This book helped me overcome my fear of Photoshop and I am now comfortable with using the program! Trust me, I am not claiming to be a pro by any means but I highly recommend this! 

Ok, now that I am off of that tangent, I decided that since I was exhausted from the week, I would skip my usual Friday Link Up, and just post a post, about why I am not posting....darnit...I am posting a post, aren't I? That worked out well!

Instead of writing a blog post, I thought I spend my evening with my Kindle. I am currently in the middle of Catching Fire. Can I even begin to tell you how long it is taking me to get through The Hunger Games trilogy?? I am totally into the books, and love this author, but when you have a 14 month old, reading doesn't occur as much as I would like.

So there you have it, I am not writing a blog post for today....
                                                                                             Source: via Jeanette on Pinterest

-- Farra