Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fullerton Arboretum

A few weekends ago, Matt and I decided to take a walk around our local arboretum. I used to go there ALL the time when I was a kid! What I didn't realize was that a lot had changed since then. The park was more full with more "climates" and species of plants! I've been back with my friends too. It's absolutely gorgeous! DSCN5927 DSCN5924 DSCN5932 Maybe we will get married here? We shall see. <3 Cass

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just a typical Saturday

Hanging out with the fiance and his mom's dog. DSCN5945 DSCN5948 Also discovered what passes for a backseat in small trucks. HA! DSCN5942 Happy Tuesday :) Cassie

Monday, June 11, 2012


DSCN5892 DSCN5893 DSCN5894 DSCN5895 These roses were growing in my backyard a few weeks ago and I decided to snap a few pictures. I'm finding myself with more free time lately so I hope that means more blogging. <3 Cassie

Friday, May 25, 2012

Date Night Hair

Hello! I finally have time to blog! It is SUPER great to have free time. I'm loving it! So, I went out with Matt last night and wanted to do my hair real quick. DSCN5879 DSCN5891 I got this effect by curling my hair the same way (clip down) all the way around my head. I didn't wrap my hair around the curling iron this time, I used the clip. It is a one inch conair curling iron I got for ten bucks at target. Then after I was done curling I blasted my whole head with my blowdryer on cold air. (I've heard this holds the style). After that I brushed out my hair using my normal hair brush and teased the top a little. I added some glossing cream to control the fly-aways. I liked the style but I think wrapping my hair around the iron gives me more volume towards the the top of my head. But it was good to try this. =) DSCN5882 This is just a shot of my new gold colored tunnels and my new gold chain necklace. I found it at For Love 21 and I loooove it! <3 Cassie

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Strong is the New Skinny

Hey there! So I finally had an epiphany about my health situation the other night. I was at Benihana's with the family for a birthday dinner (nearly everyone I know was born in May!). I headed to the bathroom and noticed my arms looked weird. It was as if the natural elasticity of my skin was starting to give, like my arms were not meant to hold that much fat. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not overweight and I don't believe young girls should be too worried about their weight. I think the focus should be on health. However I have NOT been healthy in the least lately! I was eating to the point of uncomfortable fullness and then just sitting in my room watching various shows. Some of my habits I don't want to give up, but if sitting watching online TV is something I love to do, I need to get off my tushy and workout so I can feel good when I do go out! So I developed a plan. THE WORKOUT: DSCN5871 It looks innocent enough, but in about 20 min you will feel like this... DSCN5868 But then, when you've realized what a beast you are, you will feel more like this... DSCN5874 I also lifted some weights to take care of my arm issue. My new motto is "Strong is the New Skinny". The goal isn't to look a certain way for everyone around me, but to feel powerful and in control of my body and health. I've also been eating lots more fruits and veggies and have been cutting back on meat and dairy. Maybe I'll even feel confident to put up some bikini pictures eventually! =) What gets you moving? <3 Cass

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Photo Opps

Broke ANOTHER re-usable cup (are they called tumblers?) so after talking to a man in front of me in a Starbucks line, I bought the double insulated Starbucks grande sized tumbler (I'm just going with that name.. it sounds correct). So far so good. The cup is thick enough to withstand my on the go lifestyle so far, but then its only been 2 days. DSCN5782 Getting close to the end of Dracula as well. My very dear friend Jenna bought me a magnetic bookmark, and as I was playing with it I discovered I could turn it into a heart. Perfect photo opportunity! DSCN5755 Any little (or big) accomplishments in your life lately? Sometimes we forget to celebrate the small victories in life. <3 Cass

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The sock bun!

I have been searching for new hairstyles and had heard of the sock bun but my hair was too layered to make it look good, until now! I toughed it out and went for it and I LOVE the result! Effortlessly chic in a couple easy steps! (This video is where I first saw this method) DSCN5764 DSCN5768 I hope you try it! If you do let me know what worked for you! Maybe I'll share a couple more hair tricks I've dug up on the internet soon! <3 Cassie