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I laughed at most of these because of how true they really are. BUT, I do like to surround myself with tons of flowers - so that one I might argue =)


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Happy Friday Eve All!
Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile! It’s been a crazy time since I got back form vacation with July 4th weekend happenings and then work picking up - I haven’t had a time to breath!
Oh, and of course, I am in the middle of a move! Been dropping off boxes here and there to my new apartment and I am on a serious hunt for a Grey Sectional (anyone got any tips?). All I can think about in my spare time right now is home decor…my wallet is seriously feeling it =P
It’s also been gorgeous out these past few days (we had the perfect July 4th weekend weather!) so the pic above is just a little summer time daydreaming. Would love nothing more than to spend some time in a summer home (Martha’s Vineyard perhaps?), bike by the beach, and swing by a flower market. 
Sigh. Well, can’t say it’s too bad here anyway =)
Happy Friday Eve!

Happy Friday Eve All!

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile! It’s been a crazy time since I got back form vacation with July 4th weekend happenings and then work picking up - I haven’t had a time to breath!

Oh, and of course, I am in the middle of a move! Been dropping off boxes here and there to my new apartment and I am on a serious hunt for a Grey Sectional (anyone got any tips?). All I can think about in my spare time right now is home decor…my wallet is seriously feeling it =P

It’s also been gorgeous out these past few days (we had the perfect July 4th weekend weather!) so the pic above is just a little summer time daydreaming. Would love nothing more than to spend some time in a summer home (Martha’s Vineyard perhaps?), bike by the beach, and swing by a flower market. 

Sigh. Well, can’t say it’s too bad here anyway =)

Happy Friday Eve!

(Source: thecuriousbumblebee)


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It’s moving season! #newapartment #stl #lillypulitzer

It’s moving season! #newapartment #stl #lillypulitzer


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Happy 4th! #biergarten #gooseisland #beer #merica #anheuserbusch #usa

Happy 4th! #biergarten #gooseisland #beer #merica #anheuserbusch #usa


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Hello Hello!

It’s been a few days but I am finally home from Cancun! Not really that excited to be home but it had to happen =)

Wish the trip was longer (we always do) but had a wonderful time in Mexico with my beau. We stayed at an all inclusive resort, Sandos Cancun, and spent our days lounging on the beach, swimming in the pool, and doing a ton of eating and drinking! We also had a great view from our room (photo above was taken from the balcony!) It was actually a lot of fun having the World Cup run while away on vacation. There were a ton of international visitors at the resort so watching the games were pretty entertaining.

We also went on a zip-lining excursion! Selvativa The Adventure Kingdom was such a great experience - the crew was a blast and honestly, zip-lining through the jungle was just so cool! We even did it upside down!! After zip-lining, we got on a truck and road to this waterhole kinda area in the middle of the jungle to swim and cliff jump. It was very “citizen of the jungle” kinda day =)

(city-discovery.com)

Ah…take me back to paradise!

Work is gonna suck tomorrow…haha


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It’s nice being off the grid for a few days :)   #cancun #vacation #beach

It’s nice being off the grid for a few days :) #cancun #vacation #beach


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Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday!

I sadly could not be home for Father’s Day this year as much as I wanted to - I am definitely a Daddy’s Girl - but did want to do something special for him.

My dad, aka Papa Chen, is a very outgoing, friendly, and quite a silly man. But one that is always full of heart. I think his celebrity doppelganger is Jackie Chan - not just because he’s asian but they actually look similar and have the same sense of broken English humor.

Growing up, my dad would have these sayings that he would repeat…some inspirational…and some that’s just very him (example: he really like the song from the movie, Madagascar, and when he is in a particularly good mood, would walk around the house singing just the one line “I like to Move it Move It!”)

So for Father’s Day, I decided to make something in honor of him and his sayings. Bought some 10x10 canvas from Michael’s and brushed up on my painting skills!

  1. Don’t Worry, Be Happy: My dad says this ALL the time. His outlook in life is that no matter how bad something is, all you can do is work on moving forward. And also, sometimes things really aren’t worth worrying about.
  2. Thank You for the Food We Eat. Thank You for the Everything: No, that was not an accidently grammar mistake =P Back in pre-school or Kindergarten, we used to sing this song before snack time. I didn’t go to a religious school or anything but I was too young to realize we were basically praying. I guess either my Sister or I would sing this at home (it had a catchy tune) but we didn’t remember all the words. My dad decided to insert a “THE” in the second line to keep the rhythm and it’s stuck ever since. 
  3. Always Be Able to Laugh at Yourself: My dad truly believes that one of the most important things in life is to not take yourself too seriously.

Here’s to all the Dad’s out there, always teaching us new things, and just being…themselves!

-xoxo Michelle Cee


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Golden bows and a skirt that twirls. Top it all off with a string of pearls.

Golden bows and a skirt that twirls. Top it all off with a string of pearls.


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