Seattle, Washington

This week I got some amazing news. My boyfriend told me that for our anniversary in February we will be going to Seattle!

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Last year we celebrated it in Portland, Oregon and it was such a unforgettable vacation. When we were there we heard about Seattle and how beautiful it is over there. My boyfriend was completely sold on the idea when he heard about a fish market that tosses fish inside.

So now all I’m doing is counting down the days until it is time to take off. I fell in love with researching and planning out our days that I’m beyond excited that I get to do it all over again. If any of you are from Seattle or have ever been there I would love some recommendations on where you think we should go visit? I know that we are planning on eating the majority of our time there because after looking at yelp my taste buds can hardly wait.

Hope you all have a great Thursday. Just remember one more day until a new year arrives!

 

Love,

Erika

 

Valentine’s Day

Even though we went to Portland for our anniversary I couldn’t help but want to do something simple on our actual day. Since it falls on the most overpriced day of the month we thought let’s do something cheap and fun.

That did not happen…well at least not on my end. I love my boyfriend so much that sometimes I can’t help but want to spoil him. So I made a reservation to my baby’s favorite restaurant, Fogo De Chao. It is an all you can eat Brazilian BBQ place that has high quality meat.

 

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After that we went home and changed for the next thing on our agenda. My boyfriend took me to one of his secret locations in P.V. (Palos Verdes). We hike down this steep mountain and managed to get to this fire pit that outlook the ocean. After almost freaking out twice getting there, I will say that the beautiful view was worth it.

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My boyfriend got the fire going and I got our marshmallows ready. It was a perfect way to end our hike.

I ended the night by surprising my boyfriend with his present. I got him some Valentine day candy, Star Wars magazine and this photo I made of us.

 

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It’s pretty crazy looking back at how we met and how instantly we connected. I was taken by surprised of how much happiness he has brought into my life. Sometimes I find myself at aww of how my life is now and how I couldn’t imagine it without him.

 

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s day!

Love,

Erika

Let it Begin

I hope you are as excited as I am for February!

I know that for many its single awareness day. But valentines day doesn’t have to be about having a boyfriends or girlfriend. Its a day to celebrate love!

I have a tradition with two of my girlfriends where I send them those imfamous tumblr valentines day cards. I chose flirty, funny and sweet saying to them just to remind them how special they are. I would start on February 1st and end on Valentines day.

So I wanted to create my own this year and of course they will be cat related.

I will be posting them every single day on my instagram. So if you want to check them out follow me @modernmeow.

Here is my first creation!

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D.I.Y. Valentine inspired Photo Pins

This week has been such an amazing week full of great news and excitement.

So I had some time to sit down and work on a small DIY project.

I wanted to create a cute display of photos that my boyfriend and I have taken since we have been together. I found these cute clothes pins at target for a dollar each. I thought it would be look cute if I hot glue gun them onto a thumb tack.

I decided I wanted them to be arranged on my corkboard. After gluing them I cleared my mood board of last years memories/ inspiration. I kept playing around with the placement of the clothes pins to see what would look best. If you don’t have a corkboard you can stop by Michael’s or Target and get yarn and hang them on it as a banner.



Hope you enjoyed my DIY for the week.

Love

Erika

Guess Where I’m Going!

Yesterday we confirmed that we will be going to Portland on February 5th til the 8th. We are leaving LAX around 8 and we arrive around midnight. I’m beyond excited because I’m getting the chance to go on a plane!!!

The last time I went on an airplane was when I was 5, so there is a little part of me that is scared. I have no idea what to expect or the rules on what not to bring. Which I why I am already starting my research on how to pack for a plane.

The reason why we are going, is to celebrate our two year anniversary. Personally I love that our anniversary lands on Valentines day but that is the one weekend everything goes up. So we decided to celebrate it early this year.

Last year our anniversary was so magical at Sequoia National Park. I can’t wait to see what we will have planned in Portland. Oh and I forgot to tell you the best part! When we are coming back home we will have a 3 hr layover in San Francisco.  We already said that we are going to go explore the city for a little bit before we take off.

If you live in Portland or know any places or restaurants we need to try please feel free to comment below.