Saturday, August 31, 2013

Valerie June | Southern Belle

I just discovered a new musical artist: the beautiful Valerie June from Tennessee.  Her sound is very old-school down-home country which makes me smile, and she is absolutely gorgeous.  Take a peak :)

Feliz sábado gente! 


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Soup & Stuff

Today was a day of trying to cure myself of whatever sickness I have had for the past month. I'm sick of being sick!

I slept in until 11 and then my mom made me this delicious bowl of spicy miso soup with tofu and veggies from the farmers market and our very own garden. After that I went and got acupuncture for the first time. I am not keen on needles so I was a bit nervous, but the experience was really nice, and painless.  

My hair today after braids 

I hope you all had a great day! 


Monday, August 26, 2013

Tentative facial tattoos and whatnot

New Lulu's dress from Trucker 
See, no real tattoos ;) I know you were worried.

My Little Alien

So, while I was in Brazil my sister Chloe suggested to me that we do a photoshoot (if not many) when I got back to California, and we finally got around to our first one this past weekend.  My dad is a photographer and getting her photo taken constantly has definitely rubbed off on my little sissy's modeling skills.  I had SO much fun taking pictures of her.  There will be more to come of her from this past weekend.  I didn't feel like editing ALL of them because there really are so many adorable ones.  

She has grown up so much since I was gone so it has been so nice to catch up and admire how lovely she is.  My favorite part of the day was when she spoke to me in Spanish, which she is fluent in, and I spoke back to her in Portuguese.  We understood about 90% of what the other was saying.  It was so fun! All of it! 

smoooches up the yin yang, 

Mamma's Birthday

My beautiful Mamma's birthday was this past Thursday and we spent a lovely family day at the Feather River.  It had been a while since just my mom, my brother, our doggy Zeus, and I had spent a day together.  It used to be so normal.  It was so nice to be with them and the river was a special treat.

I made a chocolate cake from scratch in the morning before we went to the river and when we got home Raoul and I decorated it.  It has become a family tradition to decorate birthday cakes with flowers from the garden so that's what we did.  It was super delicious! I used one of my Auntie Ann's personal recipes.

Happy Day Mommy!