About Me

Monday, May 5, 2014

Changes for California Dreamin

No longer will I be using blogger nor caliidreamin.blogspot.com
My website has moved to www.caliidreamin.com
Find me on Facebook, instagram, and pinterest.
I am still working on everything so bare with me.
So excited for the changes.
See ya soon!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

We set a date!
This month I said Yes to the Dress!
I can't even begin to describe how wonderful and amazing it is!
I have been stressing about wedding planning. It is hard, stressful, and overwhelming.
I finally told myself I was going to turn it over to the universe and things started popping up.
Walking yesterday, I found my ceremony site. The merigold field at my house...surrounded by eucalyptus trees, views of the moutains, orange groves, and greenery, in the country in an open barbwire field...exactly what I have been envisioning but never putting in my head.
The reception venue I was interested in informed me today that the sky's the limit on decorating with a price and accomodations too good to be true...but true!
I will be purchasing most of my flowers and decorations from the Garment District down south.
My bridesmaids and I have been shopping around but haven't had much success.
I have really come to the realization that it's not about what everyone else wants or thinks it's about our marriage. Our lifestyle and our wants and likes.
My vision and options are literally endless and with the help of Pinterest...my mind has been constantly filled with flowers and unicorns and everything fabulous!
I do have some partics - LOTS OF FLOWERS! A candy bar, bridesmaid over the top hair and makeup, lots of flowers, lots of glam, and did I mention lots of flowers?!
Have a great evening!
Peace, Love, and Good Vibes!

"Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn - then always be a unicorn."

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Beverly Hills Road Trip

Well hello!
Last weekend my mother treated myself, my maid of honor Monica, and my Aunt Dana to a bridal weekend in Beverly Hills.
We stayed at the beautiful InterContinental. The pics above are at the hotel, as well as, our view from our room which overlooked Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
We visited SUR that Friday evening and Saturday morning the real fun began.
Chamount was our breakfast cafe of choice and jotted over to Panache Bridal by 10:30am for my first experience trying on bridal gowns. I had no luck at Panache in fact I really didn't like it at all...only the Rose Champagne which was delicious especially for a person who isn't fond of Champagne.
Appetizers were up next in which we chose Villa Blanca for pizza and Ginger Ale.
We were to be at Winnie Couture by 2:30.
Winnie Couture was another story. The whole ambiance of the salon was perfection from chandeliers, over sized mirrors to top notch customer service, not to mention I fell in love with one gown....and only one gown. The pictures above is my only gown of choice thus far...however, I still feel it isn't the ONE. I am craving more couture and glam!
I am so fortunate and blessed to have had this whole experience my mother gave me - along with just having my mother, Monica, and Aunt Dana there.
Friday, I have another appointment local for more wedding dresses.
Until then... good vibes!

"People will kill you over time, and how they'll kill you is with tiny harmless phrases like "be realistic."
Dylan Moran

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

ModCloth Style Challenge


T strap shoes

Beaded fringe necklace

Golden jewelry

Rhinestone ring

Lime Crime lip gloss makeup

California Dreamin' was asked to participate in a Polyvore Style Challenge hosted by ModCloth.
Given this dress, I was to style around with up to 7 other ModCloth products to create the perfect ensemble for a fun filled night!
This was a super fun collab. and I actually wish I could wear this outfit for an occasion! I feel like this is the perfect outfit from dancing in the streets to getting out of control in a fun photo shoot!
Check out ModCloth.com - to shop for fresh, gorgeous, and fun products!
Peace, love, and good vibes!
 "Dare to be daring!" 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Guts N Grits Photo Shoot

Hello there my friends!
Happy New Year!
Life has been cray cray...but amazing all at once.
I have been so busy with my personal life from my job, to working out, wedding planning, a new puppy, to my personal health issues, to making the decision of buying a house this year,
to just every day life adventures.
Trying to prioritize, not making excuses, or procrastination, is sometimes difficult and my blog has been set aside which I fully regret.
I am trying to accomplish goals in my life and career and neglect many things that are important to me like my blog and sometimes my health.
2014 is going to be my year...in which I have so much to accomplish.

I hope you enjoyed my pictures from the Guts N Grits Photo Shoot.
I had so much fun working with Randi and all the girls.
Check out Guts N Grits website : gutsngrit.com, facebook, and instagram.

I will talk to you next week!
Love ya!

"Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them."
Marc Jacobs

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cassidy Magazine - The Fallen Skystone

Cassidy Magazine
The Fallen Skystone
By Amy Witt

            Think Iris Apfel…oh the things I would do for her turquoise collection. I am obsessed with turquoise jewelry. It is not an obsession really…it holds beauty and signifies who I am. German, Dutch, Spanish, and Cherokee Indian are the makeup of who I am while I feel like my Indian heritage holds my soul and spirit.  Traveling to rodeos and ropings, since I was a young girl I started collecting turquoise from all over California, and now as an adult, all over the United States.  Traveling, I proudly established a collection that is beyond sacred. My collection ranges from pieces dated back to the 1940’s, from Cowboy and Indian Museums in Paso Robles, Ca., Texas, and other states all over the continent. Each piece is significant and expresses a story with different meanings behind the stone. Many were given as gifts and some I treated myself to. My turquoise gives me security and strength that many people cannot understand; I refuse to leave my house without all my turquoise rings on.  One of my favorite pieces is a delicate squash blossom…given to me with love from my fiancé and bought from our local Indian Tribe. It is a stunning piece, which reeks of beauty, love, and protection. While on one of my adventures to New Mexico, I was fortunate enough to purchase a rare spirit necklace, aka, animal fetish necklace, from an older Indian woman who hand crafted every animal on the necklace. When wearing the necklace I feel so grateful with the knowledge of knowing how powerful and spiritual the piece is.  The necklace holds magic in every stone and animal that hangs around my neck.
Turquoise, “the fallen skystone,” has been found in burials over 7000 years old and is even referred to in the bible. For myself, and those who believe, the Native Americans believe that turquoise provides powers and strength for those who wear it. Turquoise combines well with all metals-copper, gold, brass. Its color palette ranges from sky-blue, hence the “fallen skystone,” to lime green, coral, purples, and grey tones. The special thing about turquoise is that every piece is unique and genuine. Turquoise wears and roughs it’s stones to your life.
Every few years, Turquoise re-gains its must-have trends in high fashion. Mixing turquoise with silver and gold and even pearls is always fun while making a huge statement. Men and women alike can wear it and look fabulous while feeling happy and strong. Men can rock turquoise with carrying money clips, rings, and even the braver men…necklaces. You can utilize the color by decorating with furniture and accessories throughout your home for any season or occasion.
You will be noticing turquoise this winter hitting runways and magazines. For me, turquoise isn’t a trend…it’s who I am! Many of our traveling boutiques and stores carry turquoise costume jewelry that is chic, affordable, and adds the same flair. While you are on you’re roping and rodeo adventures or even on a road trip, stop at an antique or vintage store…you will be amazed with the deals you can find. For Christmas, you can not go wrong with giving a friend or loved one a hand picked turquoise piece. You will receive joy watching a jaw drop, surprising the gift receiver especially those who have yet to be fortunate enough to own. Remember, every stone is unique and special while given with thought and from the heart. You can always find me rocking this stone to new levels wearing all black and layering with tones of turquoise, silver, and pearls! Try it! Rock it! The sky’s the limit!
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This is a preview of the magazine...they will be at the NFR and I also encourage you to purchase a subscription: cassidymagazine.com find them on Facebook and Twitter.
I'm sorry I have been so busy...I will be making my blog a priority.
Be peaceful and happy.
Love you!

"In the end, only three things matter; how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."