Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Endings and Sweet Beginings

Wow! Is it the end of summer already? I'm not ready to let summer go but I can say that I had a great one! Looking back, I accomplished a lot of my summer goals- less internet, more reading, lots of relaxation and lounging, and more outdoorsy activity. There is another thing that has been keeping me a little preoccupied....and instead of me just telling you what that is, here is a little video Tad and I put together for you to watch. Enjoy!!!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July! I'm especially excited today because Tad and I are actually going out to watch the fireworks show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. For the last 3 years, Tad has had some bad luck on July 4th and always end up on call at the hospital. But not this year! This year we are both off from work and have some fun things planned. Before ending the night with fireworks, we're going to watch Spiderman and BBQ with family- yum yum!

I actually wore this outfit to my birthday dinner last week- it just happened to be patriotic! Today I am lazy and right now I am still in my yoga pants =P

Outfit Details:
Dress- Modcloth
Shoes- kensie Girl from Macy's
Belt- Anthro
Hope you have a wonderful day too!
xoxo, Tammy

Friday, June 29, 2012

Foto Friday- LOMO Love in London!

How cool are some of these photos of London? These were taken using my Black Slim Devil camera  and Lomography's X-Pro slide film 200. I just love how they came out!

Sorry I don't have time to write more about these photos but Tad and I are going to Mammoth Lakes for the weekend (my birthday weekend!) and I still have a bit more packing to do. I'm excited because we're staying in a cute little cabin with our dogs and planning on doing some great hikes!

Have a great weekend! xoxo, Tammy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Love

Finally! It's the first day of summer, my favorite season. I love hot days, summer dresses, and spending the day at the beach. And for the first time, I actually have some summer goals to live by. One of those includes cutting down on blogging! Well, not blogging specifically but really to cut down on internet use. So as much as I love you guys and I love blogging, you'll probably be seeing a little less of me this summer. But don't worry, I'll stick post fun things here and there!

Here are my summer goals:

More of:
1. More hiking- we bought a hiking book a while back and hope to hike our way through this book!
2. More BBQing outside- last year my dad gave us a grill and we've only used it 3 times- we're looking forward to experimenting with grilling recipes- yum!
3. More yoga (especially outdoors!)- I started yoga 3 months ago and I absolutely love it. I'm hoping to do it almost daily for now and...well, forever!
4. More baking. I love baking but I'd like to do it a little more. I also learned how to make macarons when I was in Paris last month and I definitely want to practice making them to perfection!
5. More lounging outdoors. Tad and I love our backyard but we never hang out back there! We're hoping to get some fun outdoor furniture and I can't wait to lounge outside with a yummy drink and a good book!
6. More reading. I read a lot already but I've recently began reading more classic literature, which I am loving. When I was in paris, I visited a fantastic bookstore called Shakespeare and Co. They actually stamp every book you buy there with their company stamp and I got a little card from them that included a checklist of the classics. It's a long process but I'm reading my way through them!
7. More fruit and veggies. I eat dessert at least once a day. Ice cream, candy, cookies, you name it. While I don't intend to cut out dessert, I want to add some goodness to my diet, so more fruit and veggies here I come!

Less of:
1. Less time on the internet. Sometimes I'll plop myself on the couch with my laptop and before I know it, I've spent 3 hours just browsing! Not to mention the online shopping- I always seem to end up buying online, which is sad for my wallet!
2. Less shopping! Both online and in person. While I love love love clothes I will try this summer to wear and make new outfits from what I already own.
3. Less dressing up. You all know how much I love putting together cute and fun outfits but this summer I'm going to try to keep it simple. I don't mean less fun but maybe less fuss. Mainly less hair primping (straigthening, curling, hair drying, etc) and less make-up application.

Outfit Details:
Shoes- Anthropologie
Sunglassses- Modern Amusement

Plain and simple: I want to have a simple, active, healthy, and relaxing summer. Less fussing and more fun! Do you have any fun plans or goals for this summer? Id love to hear them!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Halo! and Bonjour!

Hi there!! I'm finally back from a long vacation and settling back into our regular daily routine. We visited London and Paris and it was absolutely amazing. While I really enjoyed London, I fell madly in love with Paris. It's everything I imagined it to be and I want to go back already. I think it's one of my favorite big city. 

Some highlights of our trip were:
- the visit to Stonehenge- absolutely amazing. Just incredible.
- our bike tour through Paris at night- so pretty to see everything at sunset light up
- the Notre Dame- the gargoyles are pretty crazy and the view is insane
- taking a macaron cooking class with Tad and my cousin
- riding our bike across the Tower Bridge in London
- the Gardens at Versailles

Gosh, I could go on and on but instead, I'll leave you with some of my favorite photos of our trip.


I would definitely recommend a trip to these two fantastic city- there's so much history and beauty to be seen. Sigh.... I wish we were still there right now....