Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy 6 months

I can't believe our lil man is already 6 months old! Time sure does fly.

I ordered these stickers on etsy from Baby Fables.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Before meets after

I found this idea on pinterest! I am going to take a picture with him just like this when he turns 1, 2, 3, and so on. It'll be crazy to see how much he grows and changes every year.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cruize's newborn shoot

I am beyond obsessed with Cruize's newborn pictures. How can you take a bad picture when you have this adorable lil man in front of the lense.
Cruize's football beanie is from Carolina Knots on etsy

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cruize's coming home outfit

I ordered Cruize's coming home outfit from Antsy Pants on etsy. Isn't it so cute! It matches his nursery of course. I also ordered a matching navy, grey, and white crochet hat but it was too big. This one ended up fitting perfectly.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The best day of our lives

No words can describe how we felt when we saw our healthy baby boy for the first time. I think this picture says it all!
Welcome to the world Cruize Nicholas Cordova. Daddy and momma love you so much.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Maternity Shoot

A friend of mine was trying to build her portfolio and she asked me if i'd be a model for a maternity shoot. This was so much fun to do. I loved showing off my baby bump.



Sunday, June 24, 2012

Candy bags

Yahhh I found a picture of our candy bags. I bought avery stickers from Staples. You'll have to go to their website to download the template. The directions are written on the box if you get confused. I printed the labels on my basic $40 inkjet printer. I'm not sure if you can read what it says. It says:
 Love is SWEET
Take a TREAT
Thank you for being apart of our special day!
                                   Alysha and Nick
OCTOBER 08, 2011
I really like how these turned out!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cupcakes are the new wedding cake

I'm sure you can tell by now I like to be a little different. I didn't want a traditional wedding so of course we couldn't have a traditional cake. We decided to have cupcakes instead. We did have a little cake topper for us to cut. I told my husband no cake fight. He didn't listen as you can see :) haha.
You can't see them in these pictures but I did DIY cupcake wrappers. They were super easy to make but very time consuming. Off Beat Bride has the tutorial I used to make mine. Check it out!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chandelier LOVE

When we finally decided our wedding was going to have a vintage theme I envisioned a chandelier hanging above the alter. I got my wish :). We also bought a huge chandelier that was hung above our table. Aren't they beautiful?


I ordered the small chandelier off of Amazon for ($45)
I ordered the big one  from Wake Up Frankie for($145)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Love is sweet take a treat

It would have been perfect to give out golf balls and t's as our party favor since we got married at a golf course but that just wasn't our style. We both LOVE sweets so we decided to have a candy bar. It was a hit especially with the kiddos. 
I got all of the candy from Sweeties. I saved a few bucks going local as opposed to online. Sweeties actually had better deals and more of the color options I was looking for anyway. All of the candy  I chose was white, black, grey, and silver. I bought black shiny coffee bags online. I also bought cirular sticker labels (from Staples) and rectangular place card labels that had silver trim (from Joanns).  I printed the same saying it says in the frame below onto the circular labels and stuck them to the coffee bags.  Then I printed the name of each candy on the place card labels.
 I thought a candy bar would be a cheap party favor. HA! Boy was I wrong. After the wedding I added it all up and we spent around $550  on vases ($100 at Wal-Mart), candy ($350), candy scoops ($50), bags, and labels ($50). Well you only get married once, right. It was $$$ well spent.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mrs. Cordova :)

A friend of mine bought me this hanger for my bridal shower. This has got to be one of most thoughfu gifts ever. I love it!

Damask Diva Designs

I ordered these from a gal named Monica and I just love how they turned out! Click here to see her etsy page although I think she's on leave.

The seating chart is kind of a DIY project. She sent me the pdf file and I had to have it printed at Kinko's. I bought a black poster board and used spray adhesive to adhere it. This custom seating chart cost me a total of $60.

She made these damask votive holders for my remembrance shrine too.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Birdcage Card Holder

Here is another one of my many DIY projects I did for my wedding. I bought this birdcage at Ross for $15 btw. I spray painted it silver and attached a piece of black ribbon to it with double sided tape (Elmer's is the best). I printed a label that said cards and placed it where the two ends of the ribbon met. And there she is. Easy peasy!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY Confetti Cones

I made  confetti cones to place on the arm of each chair during our ceremony. This is not a quick DIY project. I made 150 of these and it took me a few weeks to get them done. I ended up making 75 white confetti cones with sayings and 75 solid black confetti cones. Don't limit yourself to plain ol' white. Get crazy! Use colored paper or floral print would look awesome as well.

Things you'll need:
thick Paper (I used black and white paper I bought from Hobby Lobby)
double stick tape (I highly recommend Elmer's double sided tape)
good scissors or paper cutter
ink jet printer
hole puncher

 Cut the paper down to 6″ squares.
Lay the square on a flat surface.
Take one edge and start to lightly fold up to the corner across from it. You're goal is to make them into the shape of a cone. It took me a couple tries to get the hang of it.
Run double stick tape along the inside of the edge you were folding.
Then create your labels with the saying of your choice. I printed them on plain white paper.  Mine said… After “I Do” Please shower the newlyweds as they walk down the aisle.
Cut them out.
Adhere the labels to the top  of the triangle part of the cone.
Hole punch above the saying.
Cut ribbon.
Put the ribbon through the hole and tie it in a bow.
Then fill them with confetti or rose petals.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Feathered brooch clip and matching shoes

 I didn't want my shoes to be the same as my MOH or BM's so I ripped the brooches off of my shoes and hot glued ones that matched my veil and earrings. I am so matchy matchy. It's rediculous!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gifts for my bridal party

One of the gifts I gave each girl in my bridal party was a custom hair piece to wear in their hair on my wedding day. I gave my matron of honor, bridesmaids, and junior bridemaids a feather/brooch clip that was similar to the one I wore but smaller. And  I gave the flower girls brooch headbands. Again, I'm sorry I didn't get any close ups but you get the idea.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Salon G is moving!!!

To Our Treasured Friends and Guests,

We have exciting news! We are proud to announce that Salon ~G~, Salon & Spa will be moving in the very near future! In an effort to provide a better experience for you, we are relocating to:

Chandler Heights Marketplace
4960 S Gilbert Road, Suite 6
Chandler, AZ 85249
Conveniently located just 5 minutes from the Santan Loop 202 Freeway off the Gilbert Road Exit. Take Gilbert Road and continue heading south. Look for us on the NWC of South Gilbert Road and Chandler Heights Road in the Chandler Heights Marketplace neighborhood shopping center. It’s there where you will find a Bashsas’ Food & Drug, Ace Hardware, Starbucks Coffeehouse, along with family fun dining, banking, and numerous specialty shops, all in the same shopping center so our guests can now enjoy a casual day of shopping and pampering.

Salon ~G~, Salon & Spa is dedicated to providing a full-service experience to nurture the body, mind and spirit. We will still be offering our broad range of hair and skin services, with our top-notch staff of service providers. Our new location fits perfectly into our continuing commitment to provide the best service experience.

We haven’t got a specific move date yet, but please check in at our website ( for more details or call 480.855.H-A-I-R (4247).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Keratin Complex Deal

I am offering $50 off of The Keratin Complex Treatment and $25 off of The Keratin Complex Blow Out. Call the salon at 480.855.4247 to get more information. This offer ends on 3/5/12 so book your appointment asap.

Don't forget about out refer a friend program. If you refer someone to me for color or highlights you'll get $20 off your next service and they will get $20 off their first. If you refer me 3 people that's $60 off of your next service. What a deal!!!