Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekend Love






Made it through another week! Whoo Hoo! 


I had so much fun opening Zo's presents from his first birthday party last weekend. And the people who came to celebrate with us was truly appreciated. I'm so grateful. Anywho, I'm trying to juice once a day. Cutting down caffeine and sweets at the same time. It's going to be hard but I'm always up for a challenge. This is my second week and I feel good already. Thanks to my sissy who keeps me motivated every time. She's a hard core yoga girl too. ;-)


Hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend. XOXO. 


♥ Marivic

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Work Like a Captain Play Like a Pirate - DIY Printable


Words to live by: Work Like A Captain. Play Like A Pirate. This DIY print is now available here at my shop. Pirate party theme collection soon to follow.

♥ Marivic

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Bits and Pieces of my Week

Zo (finally) got his first haircut with Uncle Scott.

Long (crazy) hair before...


...and after. New hairdo for the pouty boy!

On Wednesday, he turned one! We always add an extra candle for good luck. 


I started juicing on Monday. I missed out today so I'm gonna do a double shot tomorrow! 

Crafting a couple party things for a very, special boy. ;-)
Wine and Strawberries.


So glad this week is over! I've been so busy at work. I don't drink too often but today was a good day for a glass of wine. So much better. Cheers to you and to the weekend!


♥ Marivic

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Zo






I remember I craved for smoothies and watermelons with you. I remember you moving so much in my belly that sometimes I can't even sleep at night. I remember when the nurse told me at the hospital I was a week in labor (and I didn't even know it!) I remember your dad trying to make me laugh and poof! You came out so fast even before the doctor came in the delivery room. I remember holding your tiny little hands and teeny, tiny toes close to me. Now, you are moving around so much. You love to crawl and explore your little world. Yesterday, you took a few steps on your chubby, little feet. You sure know how to make me smile. When you see your big brother, you get super excited! You love to mimic every move big brother makes. Trailing him around the room with lots of giggles and laughter. Sometimes I can't even keep up with you two! The best thing I love about you is when I hold you in my arms. When you feel tired, you gently grab my face so you can lean towards mine. I always love to give you "Mommy kisses." Sweet, heart-warming kisses. I love that moment with you. Happy Birthday little Zo! I wish you many more years to come! I love you!


♥ Mommy

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekend Love: Instagram Pictures

We all work, work, work (hustle, hustle, hustle!) but once in a while we should gather up friends and family to have a get-together. Last weekend, we invited a couple of our loved ones to a Sunday barbecue. Catching up with them was great. We even discovered their childhood memories which was soooo awesome to learn more about them! And some gals who shared the same experiences that I am experiencing now! So glad I'm not alone. Good times.To see more pictures, follow me @define1lady via instagram on your mobile device. Have a lovely weekend!


♥ Marivic

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Type + Fashion: So Good


♥ Marivic

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image credit: Fashion from The Tuscan Sun Lookbook at ShopRuche; Vintage wood letterpress type - So Good - romantic happy typographic collectible set of letter blocks by thecupcakekid via Etsy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gotta Have It: Skull + Pantone Journal

I've ran out of room on my old sketchbook so I bought this pantone journal from Fab.com. Ever shop from there before? They got all kinds of neat stuff with extra pop of color!


And bought this awesome Gold Double Skull Bracelet from MadeByGirl to pair up with my buddha from Tarina Tarantino. Both cool gals have rockin' styles and I think you should check out their shop.


♥ Marivic

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Creative Work Space: My New Home Office


I finally took pictures of my new office. Do you remember how the old one looks like? Something went wrong with my older images posted here and throughout my previous post! I gotta figure out what went wrong! Anywho, I was moving furniture around the house including my work space months ago. Donated the wooden table and added a more modern table that was gifted from a friend. It was originally owned by my hubby, Mark, who kept this one at our guest bedroom but he hardly used it. We have another office downstairs which is now mainly used by him. I thought it was time to change things up a bit. What do you guys think? It's still in progress. I'll be adding a new bed for my guard dog next to my creative space soon. She loves to hang out with me here. ;-) 








And of course, you'll see my kiddos here watching their favorite movies, drawing sharks or crawling on the floor.


♥ Marivic

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Bits and Pieces of my Week

Hung out at The Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort


Love these textures and patterns 


Experienced The Carnevale – A Celebration of Imagination: an all summer-long Italian festival for visitors and locals to enjoy. Some artwork for the festivity that is truly inspiring. Below are some of my favorites.


Buddha by Cerissa Lopez


Valley of The Towers by Christopher Roller


 The City Raises by Valentin Yordanov

The Rumbling Buffaloes by Eyob Mergia


It's nice during the evening to see the gondola rides and the city lights of Las Vegas


Flag between The Venetian Hotel and The Palazzo in celebration of Independence Day

One Carnevale entertainer who handed my son and mother-in-law a treat.

A tourist taking a picture with a beautiful Carnevale entertainer

Awesome costume

On the Fourth of July, my hubby grilled some steaks and I made roasted potatoes

We also made starry rice krispie treats for dessert.

Drizzled with sweetness, of course.


Hope you have a happy weekend!


♥ Marivic

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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Independence Day 2012

We're gonna fire up the grill and enjoy quality downtime with my family and fireworks! Happy Wednesday.


♥ Marivic

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