Ice Cream

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I've been pretty obsessed with going on dessert dates with G and my friends lately. One of my marketing teachers from high school, who also ran the student store, always said, "One of the best ways you can bond with someone is over food"... and I'd totally agree!

Two spots I recommend for ice cream are Molly Moon's in Seattle, and Sirena Gelato in Kirkland. For those who can't travel to Seattle anytime soon, the gelato at Target is also amazing.

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ice cream parlors in seattle washington, molly moon's ice cream, target gelato, coldstone, lemon meringue gelato, nevis font

ice cream parlors in seattle washington, molly moon's ice cream, target gelato, coldstone, lemon meringue gelato, nevis font

ice cream parlors in seattle washington, molly moon's ice cream, target gelato, coldstone, lemon meringue gelato, nevis font

Spring Pastels and Bling Birthday Party

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I've been itching to throw a party for the longest time, because of all the inspiration I was getting from Pinterest. My birthday just so happened to be last Friday, so I used it as an excuse to do so.

In my opinion, the decorations are what make a party (besides the company, of course). I managed to spend a little over $20 on mine. Here is the breakdown:

Tissue paper for tassels (tutorial here): $1 for 40 sheets via Dollar Tree
Gold tinsel: $1 via Dollar Tree
Balloons, 6 total: $10 via Party City
Tablecloth: $1 via Dollar Tree
Flowers: $7 via Trader Joe's
Paper + Glitter for diamonds: Free (already had this stuff at my house)

Later in the night, my friends and I enjoyed a taco bar, and chocolate fondue. B also made the most amazing triple lemon cheesecake. I couldn't have asked for a better celebration! A part of me wishes I could do this more often, but I've already run out of excuses to throw a party. Sometimes I think about how fun it would be to be a party planner, or a prop stylist. There's no way I could pick up another hobby with everything I'm doing now, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't consider it for the future.

I've never liked the quote, "You can do anything, but not everything", because as Liz Lemon always said, "I can have it all."

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Mermaid Nails

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Things have been hectic lately. I mentioned on Twitter yesterday that I added a little bit of freelance work to my schedule, on top my full-time job. Yes, it's a lot, and it keeps me busy, but I absolutely love it. Before I started working, I thought a lot about how I would pursue both my passions (psychology and graphic design/blogging) at the same time. I'm finally doing it, but there are a lot of things I need to change. I'm balancing work and the freelance stuff perfectly, but I need to find a way to fit friends and family into the mix. The good news is that I'm slowly figuring out what I can give up versus what I need to keep, in terms of work. You live and you learn. *sigh*

As for self-care things, if you're following me on Instagram, you'll see that I've been going out for ice cream a lot lately. Ice cream dates are pretty much the highlight of my week, every week... along with the Jasmine Thompson station on Pandora. Is it even possible for every single song to be amazing on one channel?

If you've read this far, you're probably thinking, "What does this post have to do with mermaid nails?" Well, I realized that even though there are a lot of people are on Instagram, not all my readers on here are. Here are a few pictures I posted a while back of my nails painted with 'Charla' by Zoya. I had just watched a documentary on mermaids on the Discovery Channel, and was tempted to have mermaid-esque nails. So, there there you go!

mermaid nails, zoya charla

mermaid nails, zoya charla
pop can vase: Target $4 SALE

Let's Get Technical // 19

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Spruce up your phone with this week's free wallpaper download, inspired by my favorite makeup item: nail polish!

To download this week's free wallpaper, simply save the image below, or click here.
View the previously featured wallpapers here.

dress your tech, you got this, nail polish illustration

dress your tech, you got this, nail polish illustration

Let's Get Technical // 18

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This week's free wallpaper was inspired by a permanent marker brush I recently downloaded from deviantART. I couldn't find the exact link to the file, but if it helps, the brush set is called "Grunge Highlights", and it's by Shadowed Force.

Download this week's free phone wallpaper here, or simply save the image above.
View the previously featured wallpapers here!

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