April 9, 2014

it's that time again

last time my hair saw scissors was in december.
it needs a little snip like woah.

my sister works at at gioia hair salon & gets a great friends and fam discount so i'm going in tomorrow for a cut & blow dry. one of my favorite parts of going to a hair salon is when you walk out the door feeling like a million bucks because of the amazing blowout you just received, it's like the icing on the cake. not to mention the head massage while getting your shampoo! i love my long hair and am going to keep the length, but definitely need to cut off the ends & shape it up a little bit. 
here are my inspiration photos:

but secretly i would like to have this sophisticated cut:
all photos via

April 5, 2014

weekend plans

starting our weekend off right with a couples massage this morning. yay! 

i have to work later today, but tomorrow we will be running a mock set-up for the "booth" we will open in the wildflower festival where we will be vendors. we basically just want to open the tent we bought & make sure we have enough tables, signage and ways to display our products. mel is bringing over jewelry trees and other ideas we have, can't wait to see how it turns out! the festival is next saturday, and since it's our first time being a vendor at a festival, or any event for that matter, we are both nervous and excited. having no idea what to expect definitely makes it all the more curious. pictures to come, but in the meantime here is a pretty one from my pintrest of pink tulips & a lovely farmhouse :)

what are your plans this weekend?

March 22, 2014

fit is not a destination, it's a way of life

a quote from my friend sammi, who works at crowbar cardio "fit is not a destination, it's a way of life." i love that! she kicked my butt the other day in a barre class that she taught; it was my first time & i loved it! 3-days later and i'm still feeling the pain. it was a high-energy, low impact workout, which i loved. it really pushed my to my limits and i just kept going. today my friend, dandi, and i are going to try indo row, which should be fun hard. 


dek & i saw divergent last night, which was pretty good. 
and the rest of the weekend will be spent relaxing and spending time with friends & fam.

what are you up to this weekend??

March 5, 2014

the most random of posts

caution: random contents ahead

we celebrated my friend marli (& her bump!) a few weeks ago at her beautiful baby shower.
there was great food, thanks to callie
yummy beverages, such as mimosas & coke floats.
sweet treats, like cake balls cake pops & cookies.
& many, many laughs with my besties.
it iced over again here in dallas.
is it spring yet?!?!
 i can't resist this face!
like clockwork, he comes in our room at night wanting to get on the bed to cuddle.
sunday lunch of keller's burgers with grandmother, mel, mom & dek
 dek & i found a great new happy hour spot by our house :)
frozen margs for $4!
ever since this post, i have lost about 25 lbs & plan to keep toning my body and working to stay fit, healthy & happy
we've been making flowerhalos & jewelry like crazy in preparation for our upcoming vendor booth at the kemp wildflower festival in april, so excited!!!
 dekel & i enjoyed one of the BEST breakfasts we have had since moving to dallas last year at coffee house cafe this morning. i had the a breakfast sandwich with bacon, cheddar & egg whites on cinnamon-infused french toast, which was completely decadent and amazing. dek had a ginormous breakfast burrito with beans, egg, jalapenos, potatos, cheese & salsa, which he devoured. 
 we will definitely be going back!

February 20, 2014

back in action

we made it home after a relaxing, beautiful anniversary trip to mexico a few days ago & dekel and i both are in action mode with our individual online businesses. we had a blast with each other & tried to soak up as much sun & spanish as we could. we stayed in a resort in san jose, a small town 30 minutes outside of cabo & just took a bus into the city when we had activities, like whale-watching and snorkeling. we also went to the market a few times & loved just walking up and down the cabo marina. we each gained about 5 pounds, but those margaritas, pinas & tacos were well worth it! mexico, we will be back :)

on another note, mirelle & i were the sour melan was accepted to be a vendor at the 1st annual wildflower festival in kemp, texas on april 12th. we couldn't be more excited to participate & really hope it will be a success! but an upcoming event (especially when we have never done this before and have no idea what to expect) requires a lot of work, in addition to making tons of product to take with us to sell at the festival. we must find a gazebo or tent for our booth, design a collage of our customers representing our products, figure out the layout for our booth and get tables, chairs & all other necessary items. i hope this opens the doors to many more festivals & many more business collaborations for the sour melan

but for now, i will leave you with a few a shit ton of photos from our cabo trip :)

lounging around sippin' pinas
beautiful sunset from our resort over san jose
popsicles from a street vendor: mine was coconut & dek's was limon
 loving the pool-side, drink-in-hand life
corona vs. pacifico
  walking to the bus station to get into cabo san lucas
pretty, colorful boats in the cabo san lucas marina
casually pushing around a giant swordfish!
going whale-watching!
breakfast on the boat  of pancakes, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, refried beans, and nacho chips with spicy salsa
playing with the selective color option on our new camera
the even-more-gorgeous-in-person arches of cabo
 beautiful waters
we saw whales! 
pit beer stop
loungin with my boo
tryin' on dekel's new hat :) 
 goin' to breakfast in the blanco flowerhalo 

  one of the 1st flowerhalos i ever made & it's still one of my favorites...
we named it the lockhart.
  after an exhausting snorkeling trip 
 current read: onward by howard schultz
ready to start the day!
 anniversary dinner of a huge ass burger
 the "main area" at our resort in san jose
divorce beach
(how can such a beautiful place have such a name?!)
the waves, even so close to the shore, were giant & really violent, but dekel loved it!

a truly amazing beach
just layin' out...

February 5, 2014

headed to cabo

so dekel and i are celebrating our two year anniversary by hoppin' it to mexico! 
haven't been there since september 2011...
this time, we will be spending a week in cabo.

on the agenda is tanning, drinking, hiking, drinking some more, tanning, swimming, lounging, resting & relaxing. we couldn't be more excited to get a way for a few days and spend some quality time together :)

dek suprised me & got us the new nikon1, can't wait to try it out and take tons of pics...

December 19, 2013


i posted here that i needed a haircut & i was not kidding, my hair is OOC (out of control!) 
so my hairdresser girlfriend katelin suggested we trade a haircut & color for a few sour melan earrings from our new druzy stone collection, seen here & here. deal!

i created 8 unique, one-of-a-kind pairs of earrings for her and on saturday i'm gettin' my hair did!

SHE is my hairspiration, for color.
i think i will leave my long length.. :)