why i've been M.I.A. (long!)

It's been a month since I've last posted- how horrible. I've just been so busy with visitors!

First came Christian, on our first ever solo camping trip!

Then my cousins came from the Czech Republic. With my family wanting to show them as much of California as possible (in 2 weeks!) I was nonstop busy. These photos are from everywhere from LA, to San Fransisco, to Halfmoon Bay!

I almost drowned in Malibu... hahaha... here my brother and cousins are trying to pull me out

If you made it this far, I salute you.
I'm currently swatching through 20 of my most unique polishes in my collection. I should have that up soon!

And in really, really bad news... Christian is deploying to Afghanistan soon. He'll be on leave from next Tuesday to after Labor Day. I really don't know how I'm going to handle it.

Anyways, thanks for reading. I love you guys!


  1. whoa, looks like you had a blast!

    hoping you'll follow back

  2. How exciting! Glad that you had a great time with your family!

  3. Sounds like you've been having some great times so we forgive your absence ;) That wave looks fricking terrifying, thank goodness they pulled you out!

    So sorry to hear about Christian being deployed, that must be so scary for you both. Wishing him all the best and hopefully he'll be back before you know it xxx

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  4. Aww, sorry to hear that Christian is being deployed, but just think: Distance makes the hearts grow fonder. It's gonna be AWESOME when you see him next time.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun w/ friends and family though! :)

  5. I just love these pictures! It seems you've had a great time :) Can't wait to see your unique polishes. And don't worry, you'll handle Christian's absence so well that you'll grow to be a stronger person. I completely agree with Tao on this one: absence makes the heart grow fonder :) Good luck, Clara.

  6. Seems like a great trip you were having :))
    and I'm waiting for your polish post

    I'm sorry to hear about Christian leaving, I hope that this blog and everyone who comments will make it a little bit easier for you, at least, it's something you can distract to.

  7. hahaha I loved the pics, you both look so young and happy :)

  8. Great pics!

    So sorry about Christian leaving. The best thing you can do is try to distract yourself. And hopefully he will be back soon. <3

  9. Lovely pics!


  10. just found your blog & i love it. Especially love your neutral eye looks! what are your favourite mac shadows?

  11. Welcome back! Looks like you had an awesome month :) Prays for Christian! He'll be fine! <3

  12. Looks like you had a great time :) Its always nice to spend time with love ones. Sorry to hear about the news =/


  13. You guys give me hope that true love is still out there! Can't wait for the next post. :)

  14. I'm so glad your back! I found your blog by perusing other blogs and I read the WHOLE thing! I love it!

  15. looks like fun! sometimes life takes over =)

  16. Thank you so much girls. All of you made me feel so much better! <3

  17. You guys seem like the perfect couple. he'll be home before you know it :)

    And I like the kitty lol he's a cutie

  18. You are so gorgeous! I loved this post :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. Looks like you had so much fun !!!! Your pics are awesome and your like the most beautiful girl !!!!

    LOL @ you "drowning" aw !!

    xoxo Jess

  20. Hey I awarded you Top 10 Blog award .. check out my blog for the rules !xoxo Jess

  21. http://www.etsy.com/shop/CandJjewelry?ref=seller_info

    This woman makes beautiful jewelry, and if you send her a couple of Christian's buttons, you'll be able to wear a piece of him everyday! My bracelet is on her sold ones (Custom for SammyVengeance), I dont have any of my soldiers buttons, but he's only in basic right now, and is going through til AIT (Graduation is in December!), and has a chance of being deployed with his National Guard unit even though they left almost a month ago.

    Think positive and keep busy! :] Stay strong doll!

  22. love your blog and you are so pretty... following ya!

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  23. aw it looks like you all had such a great time :) xx

  24. you should totally make a youtube account!