Wednesday, June 30, 2010

E got an iPhone4 the other day (a day before everyone else). To say he was excited is an understatement. The day it was supposed to arrive he was constantly checking the status of the package online. He wouldn't leave the house all day just in case the mail man brought it. As soon as we heard the knocks at the door, E's face immediately lit up. He dashed to the door. I grabbed my camera.

(i don't know what those white dots are on this picture?! They aren't on it when you click on it?? hmph.)

Look at that big smile. He loves it.

- me

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Me & E love having breakfast for dinner (brinner). Juicy eggs, crispy bacon, toast, pancakes, and an ice cold DP to top it off...Yummm! I take great pride in my egg making skills. My dad taught me a little trick a few years ago on how to cook the perfect egg, and I've been makin them ever since. It's really the only thing that I have total confidence in making for other people. ha!

Anyway, I can eat eggs for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. E on the other hand, prefers more of a variety of breakfast foods (and really I dont blame him). So I've taken up making pancakes. I myself am not a fan of pancakes, so I dont know if I'm makin them good or not?...but E tells me they are tasty. I'll take it.

So, the other day I wanted to surprise E and fix french toast for him. I looked up an easy recipe online, and got to cookin. Lazy me tried to memorize the recipe without writing it down and I seem to have gotten some measurements wrong. I accidently put 1/4 cup of cinnamon in the batter instead of 1/4 teaspoon. Minor mistake. ha! I thought it was strange because the recipe said to cook the bread until it turned a golden brown...but after I took the bread out of the batter it was already a dark brown??? I went ahead and cooked it anyway. I left it on the skillet for a few minutes and slapped the pieces of bread on a plate. I had Eli come to the table where I had placed his meal. I was pretty excited to surprise him, until I looked at the look on his face. You could tell he wanted to say something about them, but he was holding it in. After a few bites - ''How much cinnamon did you put in the batter?'' he asks."1/4 cup?...thats what the recipe said!?!'' (I then knew that's where I must have gone wrong).

To sum it up, I was slightly embarrased, and pretty bummed about my breakfast bomb. My best friend who was also over for breakfast, went on to call me Cinnastix, Cinny, and Cinnamon the rest of the morning. :(

But it doesn't end there. I can't end the post without a happy ending.

Tonight I attempted the french toast again. It was a success! I only put 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon this time. They were delicious.

(one hand holding his fork. the other holding his controller.)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Marvels

1. Braids. love them. wish I was better at doing them on myself.

2. Juicy one piece swimsuit
3. This adorable bus

4. Fab dining room

5. flying birds tattoo...(don't worry dad, I'm not getting any ideas)

- me

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Procrastination Nation

I honestly don't know anyone who is a bigger procrastinator than myself. I should be doing the following...

1. Packing for my trip to Ecuador
2. Packing up my apartment and getting ready to move out
3. Sleeping...I'm supposed to get up at 7:30 to go on a hike
4. Picking up the mountains of clothes scattered throughout my apartment (and washing them)
5. Finish writing my Thank You cards...I started them about two weeks ago

I'll get to it!!!......''evvvveeennntuualllllyyyyy''

(I remember I used to say this all the time when I was younger...although e just me informed he remembers me still saying it when we met. ha!)

- me

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So I can't wait for Sofia Copolla's latest movie to come out.  (The video doesn't entirely fit. hmph.)

(I am totally diggin this version of the Strokes 'You Only Live Once' song in this trailer)

Here is a Miss Dior commercial (also by Sofia) for you to enjoy as well. it's lovely.

- me

Birthday Wish List

So my birfday is fastly approaching. Here are some of my wishes in no particular order.

1. A Pizza necklace , pizza earrings, pizza tee shirt, or just pizza from Saggios will do.

(this is a print on a tee-shirt...that's on sale *cough cough)

2. A listography book

3. Leather Journal
4. Vintage Cameras...they dont need to work!

5. Fuji Instax Camera...DOES need to work
6. Camera Necklace found here or here or here

7. Mint Green Nail Polish

8. The She&Him album

9. Anthropologie Candle - Volcano

10. A pair of TOMS - size ocho (it's for a good cause)
11. Victoria's Secret Gift Card

12.  A sewing machine...nothing too intense, just something I can experiment on

13. Vintage Picnic Set...I'm kicking myself that I didn't buy it when I saw one at the Antique Store...and it was turquoise even! :(

 Okay so I know what you are thinking...geez that's a loooong list. But it's only because I spend a lot of time on the computer, and all of these wonderful things are constantly jumping out at me and practically screaming my name. And really I dont expect to get any of it, its just fun to make a wish list...I would honestly just be happy with this...

- me

Ya Dig?

Me & E are huge True Blood fans and are pretty pumped that its back on! If you watch the show too, you will dig this song/video by Snoop. If you dont watch it, I'm not sure you will find it as hilarious as we did, but you can go ahead and watch it anyway. We literally lol'd.

- me

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On the Road Again

Just can't wait to get on the road again.
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again.

Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends.

(back to ABQ we go)

- me

Monday, June 21, 2010

Currently Missing...

E is in Telluride helpin his pops out at the ranch. While they are up there the Telluride Bluegrass festival is goin on. "It's a magical time of sun and light, when the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in "Bluegrass." After reading this sentence (taken from the festival's website) how could you not be jealous?! They went last year and had a blast, so it would only make sense to go and listen to some great tunes this year as well...and so they did last night. And as if the jealousy level wasn't high enough, E called to inform me that Mumford and Sons (a mixture of folk rock and bluegrass) were going to be there! They have one song that we are particularly fond of, but he said after seeing them live, they just might be his new favorite band. Apparently they rocked it, and I'm excited to hear all of the new tunes that he hopefully made note of. :)

a musical paradise
E didnt have his camera but I found these on the festival website...the pics really dont do it justice. It's just an amazing, overwhelming feeling when you are actually there, realxing in the beautiful mountains as music fills the air.

p.s. E had backstage passes and got to meet the bands!
- me

Monday Marvels

a list of things I'm currently marvelling over...

these berry cool nails

these bite size treats

this bootyful granny squares blanket


this wonderful cake made by ma BFF(it was her first one?!)

this chalk board headboard. the teacher in me LOVES this.
and this lovely piece of furniture.

- me