Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Week in Photos

So it's been awhile since I last posted. I thought I'd check in with a few photos of what I've been up to these last few weeks. 

Here is my week in photos...

The Little & I celebrated his birthday at Barnes & Noble with story time and a cupcake. 

Mommy's little helper. I couldn't resist this picture of my laundry angel.

Chase ran in his first race with his after school Running Club at Mt. Sac Invitational.

Here he is with a couple of his teammates. 

Chase during the race. 

Here I am with Jalen at Homecoming week activities at his school. 

I decided to surprise the Middle with his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Well I hope your week is going great. Until next time...

Love & Peace! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


One Word...
Anthropologie Fall Line in stores now. one word that comes to mind when I think about this fall wardrobe. I love the new fall line Anthropologie has in stores now. It's reminiscent of a hopeless romantic. I love how it's simple, chic and floral prints help us enter into cooler temps. And if you haven't noticed already Blush Pink appears to be the trend color for the season. 

I'm hooked and ready to head into fall...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Eight Years in The Game...

I just wanted to stop by the Blog and spread some love. Today is the Mr. & I wedding anniversary. I can't believe how time flies...eight years!!

Anyhow, I truly am blessed to have someone in my corner who supports and loves me in spite of my flaws. I know at times I can get caught up in living a life of perfectionism. However, he balances me and brings me back to reality. Here's to a lifetime of happiness sharing ups-and-downs with my love. #LoveHim


The Mrs. xoxoxo 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

One Year Celebration

I'm probably sure by now you've heard that Flip Flops & Mimosas recently turned ONE!!! I can't believe it's been a year since I started blogging. I know for some that's not a long time at all but for me this last year has been a whirlwind. In addition to the Blogosphere I followed one of my many passions of creative design and event planning and started, "Flip Flops & Mimosas Designs" named after none other than yours truly!

I recently held an Anniversary Celebration and Networking Mixer to celebrate this major milestone. I had so much fun and truly grateful for all the wonderful people that came out to support me at my big event. Here are a few pictures that were captured throughout the night.

Anniversary Celebration

Swag bags for the guests.

Celebrating the one year milestone.

The spread: Caprise salad and fruit skewers, red velvet cupcakes and my custom logo cookies were a few of the items on the menu.

The custom logo cookies were a major hit!

Of course I had to have my very own signature drink for the night! How appropriate was its name "Astrid's Nautical Star" because my future truly is bright! 

Yours truly in action.

Ladies...networking. I love this!

The fine details made for an elegant and upscale event.

I can't thank everyone enough for the kind words, hospitality and kindness that has been shown to me over the course of this last year. I'm looking forward to an even brighter future ahead!

Best! xoxoxo 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Weekend

This past weekend the Mr. & I decided to take the kids to the beach. We decided on New Port Beach off the Pacific Coast Highway 101. This is such a lovely beach and it has great views. Here are some picture of our great family day experience.

Our Family's Beach Day

Chase & Beckham chilling on the beach.

Beckham styling & profiling.

Building sand castles with Daddy.

Chase buried on the beach.

Time to take a break for a snack.

The Ulitmate summer view with clear skies. 

Watching the waves come in.

The one and only sea shell I found.

It was such a great day! 

You can't beat this perfect Southern California weather. How was your weekend? I hope it was enjoyable too!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pineapple Smoothie

This morning's smoothie situation was soooo GOOD! It was reminiscent of Hawaii. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and thought I'd try it out. 

Here's the Deets...

-1 frozen banana
-1/2 cup chopped pineapples
-1/2 cup sliced strawberry
- 8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk
-2 tsp. Greek yogurt
-Blend together well 
-Pineapple cup optional!

I love smoothies and this one was a hit! I will definitely be making this one again. Enjoy my friends!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer To-Do List

I was reading one of my favorite mags over the weekend and came across an article on fun summer actives to do this summer. I thought I'd share my list. 

1. Cook something new once a week.
2. Visit a museum.
3. Make your own ice cream (time to bring out the ice cream maker from the pantry).
3. Take a stay-cation in your hometown.
4. Take a road trip to a new location. 
5. Try a new form of exercise outside.
6. Experiment with a new hairstyle. 
7. Host an outdoor summer cocktail party.
8. Catch at least one summer concert. 

What's on your list for this summer? I'd love to hear. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Guess Who's Back!

Hey Y'all! *waving in Blogosphere* It seems like forever since I've blogged. What can I say? I've been busy with life and the kids. Today was their last day of school. I don't know who was happier me or the kiddos! LOL. Anyhow, I just wanted to drop by and say Hello to everyone and wish you all a fun and exciting summer! I have lots of things planned so I'll be sure to try to post on a regular to keep you up-to-date.

Here are a few things that I've been working on.

Kate Spade Pink Flamingo Soirée.

I'm on a Kate Spade bandwagon with my DIY Kate Spade inspired tapered candle.

Some of the left-over candy from a Gender Reveal party! Oh, what fun it was.

My growing love for Washi tape continues. #DesignLife

Getting ready for a fun Flip Flops & Mimosas Photoshoot! 

My Design Space. Where it all happens...I love to create! 

Well, that's it! Until next time!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chic Mother's Day Craft

Hey Y'all, Mother's Day is just around the corner can you believe it! I came across this cute Mother's Day craft off of Anthropologie's Blog. It's simple, crafty and chic. For those with little ones this is a great craft that you can do with the kiddos reminiscent of the elementary school-age noodle craft from your childhood.

What You'll Need

Penne, or other wide pasta tubes
Hemp rope
Acrylic paints
Small paintbrushes
Glitter (optional)

**Oh, and cute kids required**
How to Make It
1. Penne pasta was our noodle of choice—it’s large enough for kids to paint and easy to string.

2. Use acrylic paints. The range of colors and pigmentation can’t be beat—it’s beautiful and long-lasting, so mamas can save their necklaces forever!

3. If you like you can add a few glittered noodles here and there because everyone loves a little sparkle! We brushed the noodle with mod podge but you could also just sprinkle glitter 

on top of the wet paint.

4. Let the noodles dry overnight on parchment paper so they don’t stick.

5. Once dry, string the necklaces on hemp rope. Hemp is stiff enough for the kids to string easily, yet soft enough to lie nicely. Put a little tape on the end to help them feed it through the noodles.

That's it! You now have a chic and super crafty necklace compliments of the kiddos!

Hope you all have terrific Mother's Day!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kate Spade Planner

On Easter Sunday the Mr. and I went on an impromptu shopping trip to the nearby Cabazon Outlets. We went to one of my many favorite stores, Kate Spade.  He surprised me with a lovely purchase. I love to plan and organize everything, blame it on my Type A personality. So of course, I fell in love with this cute Kate Spade organizer. It's so chic and the pages are pretty and colorfully just how I like it!

Here's a few pics of the planner.
The tassel was purchased separately. I love how it adds a perfect pop of color. It's also playful and fun.
Here's a view from the inside.

I love the monthly calendar inserts. Each month has an inspirational saying just enough to get you started off right.

There also plenty of room for business cards, debit and credit cards.

There are tabs for my notes, todo lists, favorite restaurants, birthdays and addresses.

I'm such as planner nerd. I HEART my new planner.❤️

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jamaica Vacay

Hi y'all! I know I'm a little late in posting a recap of our recent trip to Jamaica. But as they say... It's better late than never. So I want to share a few highlights of our trip.

Jamaica Vacation Highlights

We stayed at the fabulous all-inclusive RIU Ocho Rios Resort. Everything was amazing. I highly recommend if you're ever staying in Ocho Rios.

We had an eventful time. We did quite a few excursions including a little rest and relaxation on our own. 

Here's all of us on the trail horseback riding.

We also visited the Dolphin Cove where we swam with the dolphins and visted a bird arboretum.

Meet my little friends.

Here I am kissing Appollo. He was such a flirt! 

We also visted the infamous Dunn's River Falls. 90 ft. Hiking trail in the waters. It was tough but we made it! 

And we went zipling in the tropical rainforest. Here, we came across this beautiful peacock.

Aren't his feathers just gorgeous! 

Here I am with just a little R&R (rest and relaxation). 

I love this view. This could never get old.

We had some pretty amazing eats too! I loved the Jerk Chicken. 

Overall, I loved our trip with eight days in paradise. I can't wait to go back or at least to another tropical island.
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