brandi lisenbe. california


here's a little video to show you what dani and i were up to this past month (when we weren't on the beach) watch carefully, our next giveaway item is in there :)

look at dani's hot pink nails! she paints them different colors and she does her own designs weekly. check out her blog. 

hot nails
i chose neon colors for a fun and fresh summer look.


CALIFORNIA: where i stayed

listen to this song while reading. you won't be dissapointed. its one of my favorite california songs.
california by joni mitchell

i am going to divide up my california pics because well...i was there a month.
i will just start off with where i stayed majority of my trip. 
at danielle's house( newport beach). jacob calls her danielle 6 names.
danielle and i have known each other for like 6+ years now, we were even room mates when she lived in houston. not a good idea to live with your friends. after she moved out we ended up not talking for months until she needed me to "FIX" her hair. she called me crying/freakin because she tried going somewhere else and we know how that story goes...i fixed her hair and we were sista's again! i'm glad i have some kind of skill, or else who knows if she would of called me. ha ha. jk

isn't this cutest little california home? you can't see it from the road bc it's hidden.
this little dude woke me up every morning by tapping on the window, but thats ok bc i feel like he woke me up to watch 2 episodes of saved by the bell and 2 episodes of fresh prince. those shows never get old!
the top 2 shelves are all of dani's amazing shoes. she was kind enough to let me hang all my clothes on the shelf so i wouldn't have to dig through my luggage everyday:)
i din't even wear everything i brought because i kept shopping at pretty in pink boutique!
i had to buy another bag just to bring home my new clothes:) 
no matter how organized i try to be on vacation there is always a pile of my junk laying around like so...
poor danielle, now she knows what jacob goes through on a day to day basis. i'm kind of messy.
i had a suitcase just for my shoes, it's so hard packing because i never know what i will want to wear:(
do y'all have that problem?  i ended up wanting some of the shoes i had at home:( too bad how sad.
i also had random train cases filled with my hair products sprawled out everywhere. again, im sorry dani!
this is her super cool jewelry station, don't you just love that photo of her grandparents? dreamy.
this is me inside her california cabin. i love the diagonal ceilings and all the natural light coming in.
this is me looking super fly in my new heart shades, right outside of dani's room. just open the sliding glass door and you have this cute lil sunshiney walkway:) oh and i was kidding about me looking super fly:)
these are all over danielles walkway, you cant see in them in the "super fly photo" bc they are all above me. isn't that gorgeous? these are my favorite. how can you not wake up in a good mood when you walk out and see this? 
***this flower wil probably be my next tattoo.

i'm glad we had this time together just us girls, thank you so much for everything! i had a blast!

Do you like staying with your friends or are you a hotel person when on vacation?

to be continued....


 it's time to say goodbye to all our california friends and head back home to texas. we have a long drive ahead of us, but i'm looking forward to 22+ hours of just jacob and me in the car.

one of the things i collect. POSTCARDS. every vacation we buy a couple of postcards and write something on the back about our trip. i scored some cute vintage ones at the golden west swap meet and also some at rose bowl flea market. i sent one to jacob during week 1 in california, and i sent this one to my grandma last week. it's either from the 60's or 70's i forgot what it said on the back. post cards/letters are way better than email, don't you think?

what do you collect? when you are on vacation what do you like to bring home for yourself or your loved ones?

perfect road trip song. this is on my mix cd's that nat made me:)