You will love him too.
Hello Happy Day isn't just photography now. We also make events. This is the second event we've done. The first one was at the park last year.
This event was called 'Hello Party'
We had live music, desserts, vendors, portaits, make up, photo booth and cocktails inspired by desserts.
I'm in love with this show called "Oddities". Think Storage Wars but waaay cooler. It's a semi-reality show about this storefront in New York called Obscura. I call it semi because it's somewhat scripted. They sell a lot of taxidermy,antique creepy stuff, bones and other obscure things.
I love how interesting the characters of the buyers. I would love to work at place like that. I also love the stuff they sell. Maybe if I was a single woman and lived alone, my house will look the same as the houses they feature there. My love for creepy, old, weird things started when I was very young like around 8 or 10.
My school was next to a hospital. Well, the owners of the hospital built a Science school next to it so it was on the same lot.There was a room in that hospital that had jar after jar of hearts, intestines and deformed fetuses. They had different types of fetuses, those that were joined in the head or chest and many other crazy stuff. They also had human intestines, liver and other body organs. I never got tired going up there and just looking in those jars. I could still remember how the room smelled like.
Back then, our school did a daily exercise and I hated that. I hated doing jumping jacks in front of everyone. I hated stretching and bending and I did everything to avoid it like come in late.Those few times that I was early, I hid in the morgue. I hid there even when there was a body laying on the tiled table.
I hated exercise you see.
But now that I have four kids, there is no way I can surround my house with creepy, old things. Probably the creepiest things I own are things I bought from homes where the owners have died. Yup, I use their chairs, wear their clothes, shoes and hang their art on my walls. I'm sure they don't mind.
Our Easter was so much fun. We went to my son River's school for an eat all you can aebleskivers and sausages. Those were good, I think I ate about 7 of those. Then we went to church at the school and then the kids did an easter egg hunt. The good part is we got to eat all the candy!
Next year, I will be hosting an Easter Brunch at home. Can't wait!
I've been dreaming about farm life lately. I think I'm not really a city girl at heart. I'm getting tired of the pollution, the traffic and all the graffiti. My heart breaks when I see trees being cut down to make way for walls or buildings or another concrete pavement. I mean can't they build around the trees?
I am dreaming of fields, chickens, soil I can touch with my hands. I no longer want soil in bags that you buy from home depot. I am wanting crickets at night instead of police choppers hovering over at our house. I want real fields for pumpkin patch in the fall and not a pumpkin patch in the parking lot of Target. I want less stuff and more of what matters. I want my kids to freely explore the outdoors. I swear I'm just too tired of bringing my child to indoor playgrounds and the play ground at a nearby mall.
Sometimes I think about how high the standard of living here in Los Angeles and then it's usually followed by the question, why are we here? What is stopping us from moving somewhere else? Is it because of family? Family we rarely spend time with or see? Friends we have here that we just usually text or chat with online? Nothing is stopping us and yet we are here. The world is so big and yet we don't explore.
I am amazed with people who are not afraid of change, who can move from place to place because they want to expose their children to different cultures.
I'm thinking if I dream hard enough, It will happen.
I'm so ready.
World Market is one of the stores I frequently go to but never really buys anything from. I just love looking around as if I am perusing inside someone's old house. I love smelling all the handmade soaps, sitting on the chairs and touching all the brass curiosities. I love the way that everything looks old but of course, I still and would always prefer authentic old but I still love this place.
I love this soap. I should've bought it but just like mugs,old suitcases... I have so many already.
I usually buy stuff just because of it's pretty packaging.
I hate cats but I do love this cat bottle.
I use these bottles for our drinking water and our guests hate it because they can't open it.
One day, I will go to India and hoard all the quilts I can possibly carry. Here are some inexpensive quilts compared to Anthropologie's.
In my dream house I will have an old iron bed with lots of pillows and quilts and I will put it outside in the backyard and I will sleep under the skies.
Globes and yet more globes.
I love this clock!
I wish I had taken more but I felt so bad taking photos and then walking out empty handed. Oh well, I'm on my way out again right now and will be taking more photos of other places I love.
I have an event coming up and I am making pretty things for the swag bag that I will be giving away.
Here are some hand painted pencils that I made and I hope they love.
What you need:
and sharpie white marker
Just paint plain pencils and let it dry then put white dots using the sharpie marker. I also made black ones with gold dots using a chalkboard marker and gold metallic pen. (photos coming soon)
Here is my latest work. I love photographing kids. I think by far, they are my favorite subject. Aren't they so cute?
It seems like Summer here in Los Angeles already. The heat is on, I'm actually liking it but I guess not for long.
I was feeling quite uninspired and staying inside the house wasn't helping, fortunately, I found out that Ziggy Marley was going to be at a nearby mall so off I went...
Here's how my Tuesday went...
The front act was awesome! I enjoyed that a lot! Oh and that guy in red pants was so cute hehe.
You see that little boy on stage? He's only 7 years old. He is Ziggy's nephew.
The venue was full of kids, I wish I brought my 5 year old son with me but he was in school. It was the release and book signing of Ziggy's 'I Love You Too' book which unfortunately, I wasn't able to get because I didn't want to stand in the long line.
My favorite Crumbs bakeshop gave out free cupcakes on my second day of a low carb diet! haha. That was torture. As the girls who were giving out cupcakes were getting closer to me, I closed my eyes and tried to think about other things to resist the temptation then I heard someone and I opened my eyes and the lady in front of me said "Hey you want one?" and as if I was possessed by an unknown force, I blurted out "Yes!" and then for 2 long minutes I was just staring at it. I talked myself out of it with all my strength and willpower, took a bunch of napkins, wrapped it and put it in my bag. The lady next to me must've thought I ate it too fast.
Oh look at that thick, creamy buttery frosting! Evil Evil! Sugar is evil!
I almost died when I saw the trailer of this movie. You probably know by now how much I love Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst and both of them in one movie is just insane! I am so in love with the plot of this movie, like the film said, it is nothing we've seen before.I can't wait to see it!
Oh, and don't you just love it when Jim Sturgess' voice cracks when he speaks?