Tuesday, August 19, 2014

13 months.

That's how long it takes to become a certified cosmetologist and we did it guys! WE did it. Because I honestly couldn't have done it without my family and friends. Especially Jerry, my mom, and all of my sweet cosmo friends at school. They made my long days totally worth it. And guys, I still can't believe it's already all over. Mostly because I never thought I would actually do this.  So I have to thank my mama for that one. She's the one who initially put the thought in my head. And without her support, I'm not so sure I would have gone through with it. Thanks mom!

I still have the state board exam to take (yawn) but I'm so excited for what's next! The fact that my job will entail me to help others feel beautiful just makes me feel so happy inside. Cheesy, but true. And absolutely satisfying. I definitely have a lot more I want to learn but I'm proud of what I've learned this past year. So thank you again to everyone for your support. And a special one to Jerry. For being the most supportive husband anyone could have ever asked for. Cooking, cleaning, and dealing with my stressed out self. I love yahs :)

p.s. how about these flowers right?! this guy i tell you, he really is the best.

and obviously, also thinks he's real cute too.
which i must admit, he kinda really is <3

Friday, August 15, 2014

Let's pick a winner shall we?

Hai friends.
so the giveaway winner for the kelsey mcNatt fashion print of choice.
finally picked one!
ya, sorry for the delay.
sometimes i just get so busy.
or just lazy with the blogging.
n.e. wayzzz, see if you're the winner here <3

and also, have a great weekend :)

top: ruche
shoes: aldo
bag: thrifted aldo

Friday, August 8, 2014

how to keep the relationship spicy. according to the book of marsa's life experiences.

1. Eat Thai food. Because that stuff is always spicy.

2. Go on dates weekly. And by dates I don't just mean go out and spend money (although that can be very fun too). What I mean is, set aside a day, a half a day, or even just a few hours to just be together. You know, without the smart phones, apps, internet, texts and all that junk. Because that stuff is just distracting. 

3. Compliment each other. Jerry is very good at this you know. And it still makes me blush sometimes.

4. Do surprises once in a while. One day it'll be a cupcake. And other times, it might be post-it on our bathroom mirror with a sweet little note. 

5. Take naps together. I don't know why, but just do it. They make for a happy couple.

6. Inside jokes. I would tell you ours but then it wouldn't be our special thing anymore so I'm not going to :)

7. Have some alone time at home. Jerry and I have very different schedules so sometimes he has the house to himself, and other times, I have the house to myself. It makes coming home to see each other much more exciting. Yay you're finally home! *smooch*

8. Share chores. Example, we kinda decided that I do the cooking, and Jerry does the dish washing around here. But sometimes I'll do both, or he'll do both. We both give 100% in helping out. Not just 50/50.

9. Do something crazy. Like baking muffins at 1:00 in the morning! Gasp. Such rebels we are.

10. Take selfies together. Not. Kidding. It works guys. You'll look back at them and either laugh or go "awhhh" :)

11. Hold hands. The simplest thing ever! For me, it's a suuuuuper important sign that we love each other. Because sometimes, we don't really like each other. And at those times, we definitely are not allowed to hold hands. Maybe pinkies, but absolutely no hands. ;)

ta-daaaaaa! and now your relationship is all spiced up.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Random thought.

If it were up to me,
Fall would be 6 months long, and winter, spring, and summer would be just 2 months each. Do all you sun babies hate me for saying that? But I used to be all about the sun too you know. Especially since growing up in Hawaii, that's pretty much all you want. Sun, sun sun.  But now, I'm all about the 50 spf sunscreen and being pale. Maybe because I'm afraid of wrinkles? Or because since living in Washington I've accepted that no matter what I do, I'll always end up fading back into my natural pale skin tone. Sad fact. Which is also why I love fall. Because I feel like it's more acceptable to be pale during those cooler months :o) 
p.s. it hailed out of nowhere yesterday! crazy.

hat: ng, simiar
sandals: dsw,
sunnies: c/o zero uv
pants: ae

G I V E A W A Y : fashion print of choice