Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ruffles & Sparklers

As 2010 was being rung in last year, Chris and I were sound asleep in our bed. So this year, we vowed to celebrate properly. We brought in the New Year at our dear friends' Gina and Charlie's house. Lots of food, friends and fireworks--it was a great night! 

After quickly polling my twitter buddies, I curled my hair (well, attempted...it doesn't stay curled for long) and threw on a new ruffly one-shoulder dress in a pretty dark teal. i love ruffles, don't you?

I made home made jalapeño poppers and I'm excited to share the super easy recipe with you later this week! :) 

          




This photo is a little redundant but I think it's funny how sleepy my man looks. His bedtime is about 8pm lately, so 1:30am was a little rough for him.


Now for my favorite shots. The fireworks. In Hawaii, Fourth of July is nothing compared to New Year's Eve, when echos of fireworks boom the entire week and the smoke envelopes the island. This was the last year that private fireworks were allowed, so you can imagine, it was craaazy. I'm like a little girl when it comes to fireworks. I loved watching them on Friday night. 

I can totally see a painting series stemming from these firework pictures. 








And the sparkler shots, which I love!





We were partayed out. 


What'd you do? Did you stay home and cuddle up on the couch? Are you a fan of ruffly clothes too and fireworks too?


 

19 comments:

  1. You looked so so so cute! And I can't wait for the jalapeño popper recipe!

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  2. We were on the couch this year for the first time ever. We did a huge hike on the north shore and we were unable to finish it before dark. Oooops! We made it home at 8:30pm and my legs were so sore I could barely stand. But we managed to sip a lil bubbly and have a NYE kiss(my favorite part)!

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  3. Looks like you had a blast!

    I love the fireworks pictures.

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  4. We were the ones who stayed in to, but after this years party, never again! To much fun to celebrate, especially with fabulous friends! I am so in love with your dress, yes, a big fan of ruffles!

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  5. how fun! I just LOVE your dress;)
    gina

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  6. You are too stinkin' cute! Love the dress so very much!!! Your hair turned out cute too!! I love sparklers! :)

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  7. You are too cute for words!! I love your dress and your hair!! And your fireworks pictures are lovely!!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com

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  8. I absolutely adore your dress... ruffles + teal = amazing! :]

    Looks like fun... I'm jealous of your warm weather right now! :]

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  9. Looks like you had a great time! Love the fireworks, sparklers {pictures were amazing}, and your dress!! You're adorable!!! :) Happy New Year, friend!

    mandy :)

    http://makingmemoriesofuschadandmandy.blogspot.com/

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  10. looks like so much fun! {and your ruffles are darling!}

    I love watching fireworks too. Don't like being close to them, but love them from afar!

    We stayed home and watched movies in our pj's. It was awesome!

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  11. The firework pictures are the bomb!! Love the hearts!

    And this color green is fabulous on you!
    Happy New Year!

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  12. Ooooh, homemade jalapeno poppers. I can't wait for your recipe - I'm always trying to perfect my own. :) And super cute dress! You can rock those ruffles, lady. Love it!

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  13. Cute dress!!

    I've been in Hawaii a couple times for NYE and the fireworks are just insane!!

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  14. I love your dress! How fun! We spent NYE with our friends, and I did a fun post about it this week, too. Happy 2011!

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  15. We went out but were home before midnight.

    ...and I LOVE ruffled clothes!!

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  16. I love all of the pictures!! Your hair looks awesome and I love that dress!!

    I love ruffles too! We spent NYE at home since we have a baby who was sleeping and I am scared to get a babysitter ;) ..but we still had fun!

    Happy New Year!

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  17. those firework photos are so neat!! and your dress is lovely. what a great color on you! glad you had a great new years eve!!

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  18. Great photos! The last one made me LOL, haha! You look so great in your dress, such a pretty colour! :)

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