Beauty, Shopping

Summer Beauty Staples

July 7, 2015
weheartbeauty summer makeup urban decay benefit physicians formula

There’s something about the summer that, for whatever reason, makes me love wearing makeup. I have no idea why. You would think that with the humidity and all that I’d be rocking the natural look. And while I generally wear little to no makeup on the weekdays, I love getting dolled up on the weekends. This past weekend was probably the first time I had a full face of makeup on in a couple of months, and I realized how much I’ve missed it. My Summer Beauty Staples are relatively inexpensive. Plus, I’ve been using most of these items for a long enough time to be able to tell you that they work, and that they rock. Continue Reading…

Life in general

Six Times I Hated You

June 30, 2015
larisa and mike

1. Spring 2009, we were both 19 and just friends. Always used to getting my way, I loved testing the limits of our friendship. You would happily oblige to my every ridiculous request: I made you eat sushi for the first time, you would find ways to get me an unnecessary ice cream cake at 3am, you drove me to and from my job in the city, and let me terrorize you with late night Sonic requests for months. You were so incredibly nice and never intimidated, which was new for me. I didn’t know how to respond. It was weird realizing that you were just a genuinely nice guy doing nice things for people you cared about. I hated it because it made me uncomfortable – I was so used to people pushing back. But you never did. It took me a while, but you waited patiently for me to get over myself and eventually won me over. Continue Reading…

Life in general

Summer Bucket List

June 22, 2015

It’s highly unlikely that this summer will be able to top last summer, but we can certainly try. Three of my favorite people who recently moved away from NYC are making a comeback visit next month, plus it’s my birthday pretty soon! We’re saving money for the wedding, so it leaves little room for big vacation adventures, but I’m excited to make the most out of the best time of the year :) Continue Reading…

Life in general

Beach Day in NY

June 15, 2015
rockaway beach ny

I always feel like I’m stressed and for some reason I can’t escape it. Lately it has been taking a toll on my health – I’ve been sick for the past week and am  struggling to even make it through the day. Continue Reading…

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#WHBtravel: Muir Woods

May 23, 2015
muir woods hike engagement

M and I have been enjoying a seriously amazing vacation in California so far. When planning this trip we knew that we wanted to do something outdoorsy. I looked up a few places and recruited my facebook friends for suggestions. It was between Muir Woods and Big Basin, but when M read an article calling Muir Woods the “Disneyland of hiking” we knew we were in. I think that statement was meant in an insulting way, but for novice hikers we knew we didn’t want anything crazy challenging. AND we love Disney! :)

We enjoyed our time exploring, and ended up doing a moderate hike. We hiked the Canopy Trail to the Lost Trail to the Fern Creek Trail, then back to the park. I knew we were a little out of our element when I was the only one stopping to take photos! Everyone else was wearing serious hiking shoes and walking at a very fast pace, while M and I were goofing off, discussing how cool it was being in the real life Endor. It ended up being a 3 mile moderate hike, and we climbed up to an elevation of 1,000 feet. It was breathtaking. The air was so crisp and the view was so beautiful – it was completely worth every minute. If you find yourself in Marin County, it’s a must see!

I originally wanted to do a second set of engagement photos (see the first set here), but our recent move set us back to the point where more professional photos didn’t make financial sense.  So instead I grabbed my old, trusty point and shoot and set the self timer. The results are below. I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend!

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