Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Happy Friday readers!

I am SO excited for UC Davis Picnic Day! I graduated from UC Davis in 2010 and I am a staunch Aggie through and through. Every year in the spring, Davis holds Picnic Day which is a huge event where family, alumni and students come to Davis to celebrate our rich history. It has been known to get a little wild in the past (usually with out of town party go-ers ruining it for us!) but overall it's such a wonderful day to celebrate school pride! GO AGS!

Because it marks the beginning of spring quarter, these are key wardrobe pieces for a fun celebration in the warm 90 degree California weather:

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For those of you going to Picnic Day this weekend, I hope I see you! Please remember to drink responsibly and be respectful of the campus and town. We love Picnic Day and I would love for it to go on for many years to come!

Here are some Fun Friday DIYs to do this weekend!

I want an iPad just to make this!

I could not be more obsessed with Oh Happy Day!

The things she can do with friendship bracelet string!

The Party Planner in me is screaming YES!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love,
Evani

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Happy Monday readers!

I had such a wonderful weekend that was desperately necessary after the rough couple of weeks I've been having. We celebrated 1 of my best friend's birthdays (Happy Birthday Auva babe!), took my wonderful boyfriend to a movie (after he barbecued dinner and washed my car!), had a sunny brunch with my old friend Sam and relaxed with my family. I have to confess, I did absolutely no projects this weekend but there are definitely some coming soon! For now, settle for some of my weekend iPhoneography:

 My perfect Saturday afternoon: Sun, a porch swing and a glass of moscato.

Toy Story clouds right?

I love bread. And olive oil.

Gemelli Spinacini from Paesanos - Bacon, Spinach and Pasta, what more could you want?

An incredible Saturday sunset - Sacramento sky

Definitely one of those weekends that are just what the doctor ordered!

I've been having major bloggers block and part of it is that I've been on a roller coaster of emotions lately. For those of you who didn't know, I gave Facebook up for Lent and have discovered that it's absence from my life for 40 days has been a blessing. I spent wayyyy too much time on it, sizing myself up with others (I'm competitive by nature, what can I say?) and generally feeling inadequate. As embarrassing as it is to admit that social media affects me that way, I've mentioned it to a few friends and it seems like other people feel that way too. Because Facebook is so deeply ingrained in society (they now own my fav app Instagram) I don't think deactivation is necessary but I think I'll only be logging in to plug my newest blog entry, check messages or events (aka no Timeline stalking for me!). Here's to making choices to actively shape your own happiness *imaginary glass clinking together*

And for those of you having a hard week, remember to give your heart a break once in awhile. Loving this new hit! (Click on the link below)

Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart a Break

Love,

Evani

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I couldn't let Easter slide by without a project so if you're looking for something easy and quick for next Easter, try these!

Easter Bird Nests:

2 cups of chow mein noodles

1 cup chocolate or butterscotch chips (I opted for chocolate)

1/2 cup peanut butter

10 whopper robin egg candies

1. Melt your choice of chips and peanut butter (I did mine in the microwave). Mix well.
2. Add melted mixture to bowl of noodles.
3.  Use a rubber spatula to gently toss the noodles with mixture and drop into clumps onto nonstick surface (*Cheap tip: I just use saran wrap!)
4. Hand form into "nests" (I just stuck my thumb down the center to give the eggs a place to sit).
5. Leave to dry until firm.
6. Add robin egg candies to heart's content and enjoy!
(I added some pastel sprinkles to add more color)


Pretty simple right? Just about as easy as it gets!

Also, since today (April 10th) is National Sibling Day, here's an homage to my very own munchkin and monster:

Aren't they cute?!? I love them both so much!

Love,
Evani