Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter Sunday

"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances."  ~Robert Flatt


Hope you are having wonderful Easter Sunday. Here's a few pictures of my hubby's birthday from last Sunday. Life always get better when you are surrounded by good friends and family.


We got lightsabers and nerf guns for Mark's birthday. The boys love them!


Mark decided to race with our neighbor's kids.
And the shopping cart?! Someone left this in front of our garage so we just made it to something useful.







Enjoy the rest of your day.


♥ Marivic

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quote Inspiration: Don't Wait





♥ Marivic

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pat + Nely Engagement Party

The weather was so perfect on Sunday. Nely's best friend coordinated the engagement party, decorated the place with St. Patrick's Day theme and catered delicious family dinner. My boys even had a blast!



They played with little Aiden too who was so cool. He showed us how to make our tongues green!





We came home a bit late but it was well worth the time spent.

Congrats to Pat and my sister-in-law, Nely. They will be planning to get married next year and I get to work with them with wedding invitations.  I'm excited!

♥ Marivic

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Inspiration: Ellen De Generes




♥ Marivic

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pretty Easter Craft and Home Decor Ideas


Charming displays of Easter home decor with these beautiful Bronze Swans - Vintage Glam Retro by CloudyFloral on Etsy 

Add fresh flowers to this Antique French Bucket from Dreamy Whites


Make colorful Easter Egg Dye with your kids by using fruits and vegetables via Dreamy Whites


Gorgeous Easter Egg Flowers by Amy from five kinds of happy
 

Simple yet divine Easter table setting idea from Modern Girl Blog


Elegant Easter Easter Table Setting via Good Housekeeping

Soft Pastel Tassel Garland by StudioMucci via Etsy

White Cake Stand by TheRocheStudio on Etsy

Wood doily for Easter table spring decor centerpiece by Uncommon via Etsy

♥ Marivic

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Quote Inspiration + Butterfly Kisses Art Print

"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine." ~Jeffrey Glassberg








If you haven't seen it yet, my Butterfly Kisses Art print is now available in Blue and Pink at my shop. Butterfly Kisses is an original painting created in acrylic and then digitally colored. Hope you like it.


♥ Marivic

P.S. This is dedicated to my Lolo. ;-)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Lolo




We called him "Lolo." As long as I can remember, I've had great memories of my Grandpa. I remember my Lolo telling me stories. How he fought during World War 2 when he was a teenager. And that pendant necklace he always wore everyday. I think he said it was a real bullet. Lolo always talked about that copper bullet. I can almost remember it had a little dent on the side. He was proud of that bullet necklace. I never knew why but I think it was his lucky charm. Or maybe I was too young to understand what he was talking about. Or maybe he did something courageous during the war and I really admire him for that. I was never tired of his stories. I loved his stories.

My Lolo worked at a bakery shop for years in Guam. He smelled like bread every time he came home from work. My favorite was when he brings fresh, warm bread! Everyone would dive in and eat it just like candy. Plus, he always rode his bike to work. Biking many miles away from home to work and back. Lolo told me that's how he gets his exercise. He was a rockstar! When there's boxing, wrestling or martial art shows on TV, Lolo told me to wake him up from his nap so he can watch. I loved watching his favorite sports with him. It was my special moments with my Lolo.

He loved shopping. Especially if clothing is "Made in U.S.A." He loved wearing neatly pressed, button up collared shirts. And his leather shoes were always polished, ready for Sunday church. I loved hanging out with my Lolo. Watching him shop around for clothes and asking me if the tags were American made.

During the morning time, I always hear my Lolo pray. He prayed a lot. And for a very long time, he prayed really hard. I never really understood what he was saying because he was whispering in our native language but I remembered I peeked inside his room when he prayed. I wished I can hear him clearly but I just watched him pray. I love my Lolo.

Thus, he loved to take out his false teeth and joke around with us. He loves talking without it just to make us laugh. Oh, I loved it when Lolo was so funny. He also loved to gently tickle our feet to wake us up for school.

I've had great memories of my grandpa. And these were one of many childhood memories of my Grandpa. Lolo had a courageous and beautiful spirit. My Grandpa lived a long, happy life and his memories will stay in my heart forever. I love you, Lolo. Until we meet again…


My Lolo

{ April 2, 1928 – March 2, 2013 }





♥ Marivic

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