Sunday, November 28, 2010

P.S. Santa

So remember how I recommended dropping a nail polish or two in my stocking this year? Well, I just so happened to see the prettiest neutral color on Candise's toes today. I reeeally liked it when I saw it painted on her nails, BUT when I found out the name of it is 'Tickle My France-y', I fell in love with it. I love plays on words, so I basically think this nail polish and I are meant for each other...
just throwin it out there,


Saturday, November 27, 2010


While E spent his Thanksgiving vacation basking in the warm Phoenix weather, our son (Dex) and I were freezing our butts off in Farmington. I honestly NEVER remember it getting this freezing cold here. It was brutal, and I felt like my face was going to fall off the second I stepped foot outside. Dexter has been such a diva as the weather has started getting chillier in Albuquerque, so I assumed he wasn't going to be a big fan of the snowy weather in Farmington. Boy was I wrong! When we arrived in town, snow flakes were lightly falling from the sky. I thought the second Dexter stepped out of the car and placed one paw on the snow covered ground that he was going to bolt to the door. At first, he was totally confused and it seemed like he thought someone was throwing stuff at him. He kept jumping and looking around squinting his eyes trying to find the culprit. After a few seconds though he seemed totally comfortable and started running around in it, occasionally stopping to chomp on the ice on the ground. Dexter is a total psycho about ice (he gets this from me) and I think he may have thought he was in heaven as he was surrounded by it everywhere! He didn't know what to do with himself. He ran around full of excitement. It was soooo cute. And of course I had my camera in hand, and managed to snap a few shots of the crazy guy before I ran back inside to my warm house.

 b(l)uuuurrry but think I take a ton of photos of this lil guy, just wait til I have a (human) son! haha

freezing cold,

- Me

Friday, November 26, 2010

Santa Claus House 101 St. Nicholas Drive North Pole

Dear Santa,
Seeing as I've been on my best behavior this year, I thought you might like to see some of the things that I am wishing for. I created a list for you (with clickable links) for your convenience. I didn't want you or the elves to have to stress about what to get me this year, so I'm hoping that the list will be extremely helpful for you.

1.A camera necklace like the one below. Really any of the ones found here will do just fine. :)

2. this cool camera.

It takes pictures like this....

cool huh?
3. vintage cameras. i'm trying to get a collection going people.
(is anyone seeing a pattern here?...moving along...)

4. A small globe.

5. In all honesty I would be happy with ANY albums, but just to name a few... The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra...

5. "Butt-boosting, tummy-taming, holiday cheer"...otherwise known as...SPANX!
{no judging please and thank you}

7. New Sonia Kashuk make-up brushes
8. Something that will express my undying love for PIZZA. i.e. shirt, necklace, ring, etc.

(FYI this is the third time that this super awesome 'pizza pie' shirt has been on a wish list of mine...someday. *siiigh)
wait. what? this shirt is only TWELVE BUCKS?!

(click on pictures)

and here are some more...

9. Cute Clothes - Plaid, denim, lacey or baggy shirts/dresses. colorful tights/leggings ( I already have teal, grey, and black) 
10. If you are feeling extra generous this year....a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS 14.1MP Digital Camera would be a dream come true. It would be oh so perfect for all of my picture taking needs. I would take GREAT care of it and treat it like my baby...just sayin.

11. And the list isn't complete with out perfume! But I'm not sure what scent yet, so I will have to get back to you on this one. :)

Stocking Stuffer Ideas
 - pastel nail polishes
 - fake eye lashes
 - pink lip gloss
 - jolly ranchers
 - pretty colorful eye shadows
 - patterned socks
 - Bath & Body lotion
 - vintage jewelry (flea market)

Well, say hello to Mrs. Clause for me. Oh! And just to let you know, I plan on leaving you some extra tasty cookies this year. Merry Christmas! ;)

Love Always and Forever,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today in the life of Dexter....

Long story short - Dexter jumped out of the window of a moving car today. He stood dazed in the middle of a busy intersection as his mom dashed to the rescue and scooped him up and put him back into the car. Auntie Julia acted quickly and wrapped his bleeding foot up with gauze. When he got home his dad performed an emergency surgery and cut off his dangling toe nail. All the while Dex was distracted with a tasty bone, and wasn't even phased by it. He is fine, just really tired and has been asleep and resting since the accident. His mom is really shaken up about the whole thing, but we are just glad that everyone is okay and  that darling Dexter walked away with only a minor injury.

- me 

Monday, November 15, 2010


So remember on my last Monday Marvels post when I blogged about pretty fortresses? Well those forts that I posted have NOTHIN on the one that my friend Mackenzie and I built this weekend. We like to think of ourselves as professional fort makers after we saw the amazingness that we created this weekend. 

Our lovely fortress included:

blankets/sheets with colorful pretty patterns
prayer flags
rasta bowls
vintage tea pot
star light
christmas lights
a big letter M
polaroid and instax cameras
pretty pillows
lace doily
{& of course Pandora playing in the background}

We were pretty amazed after we were done building it. When we finished, we sat in silence for a few minutes just taking it all in and looking at all the little details that made up our lovely fort. Some of you poked fun at the fact that we are 22 and building forts...but...after seeing these pics, I know it makes you want to build one too.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Words simply cannot express my appreciation for those who have made incredible sacrifices to serve our country.

 {One of the things I admire most about my dad is his strong sense of pride in our country and the fact that he spent 20 + years devoting his life to protecting its freedoms.}


Thank you for your dedication and devotion. 

- me

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday Marvels....on a Tuesday

So like I mentioned a couple posts back, school has been hectic. I finally had to start my 15 page paper yesterday. I am currently on 8 pages. Just the rough draft is due tomorrow, so I am content with turning in 8 pages and I'm done stressing about to my Monday Marvels...on a Tuesday.

I am currently marvelling over....

1. 'Is this Love' cover by Corrine Bailey Rae. soooo soulful. soooo gooood. {i may or may not have played it about twenty times tonight}.

2. pretty fortresses

{pretty sure all fortress pics were found on we heart it...?}
{oh! btw, forts like the one above are for sale at Hobby Lobby *cough cough... Yup, I just added it to my X-mas list}

so magical and lovely...

3. Pies!!!...I've been trying to be more domesticated lately, so I've taken up baking a few pies here and there. I've enjoyed baking them, but man I reeeallly enjoy the ones from Flying Star! I am salivating as we speak, just thinking about the caramel pecan pie we had last weekend. ohemgee! sooooo gooood! aaah! To think I never was a pie eater when I was little? man was I missing out all of those years! so yummmy! p.s. me & e made a very delicious pecan pie together this weekend. It came out pretty good if I do say so myself...We were proud of ourselves. :)

Dexter's new favorite hobby is to sit and patiently wait for something tasty to fall on the ground while I'm cooking.  

 that's all for now...I have to get back to homework. *pouting*

- me

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

dinner dates

I absolutely love when E surprises me with a Saggio's date.

love holding hands as we walk there.
I love walking through the alley, and never failing to tell E how the smell reminds me of Panama.
I love sitting at the same table everytime in the back of the restaraunt.
I love sharing a pitcher of Dr. Pepper.
I love watching the games on the big screens.
I love the delicious taste of my pepporoni pizza.
and ofcourse I absolutely love the boy sitting across the table from me...

he sure knows the way to my heart. ;)

- me

22 Reasons I LOVE Julia Marie Shaull

1. I love her sense of humor
2. I love her awesome cooking skills. and making dinner with her...especially lasagna!
3. I love watching her get ready and put her make-up on
4. I love that I can talk to her about ANYTHING
5. I love how she ''holds me down''...and how she understands me so well
6. I love when we laugh so hard and how her eyeliner always smears

7. I love how excited she gets when we go to the casino. AND I love talking about what we would spend our money on if we hit the jackpot (EVERYTIME before we go). I love that we always say we'll give eachother a certain amount.
8. I love when she scratches her throat
9. I love our shared passion for dogs...and looking up cute dog pictures on the computer with her, and I love our made up dog that we share ownership of. His name is Chino.
10. I love working out together and getting pumped up to get skinny haha
11. I love when we try to speak Spanish together
12. I love dancing with her
13. I love talking in weird voices with her
14. I love that she is always the life of the party
15. I love showing our new clothes to each other
16. I love when she makes us mojitos
17. I love our Backstreet Boys video
18.  I love how much she loves her nephew Dexter
19. I love how much she loves Cheeeese
20. I love having girl talk together
21. I love when she lays down tracks with E's sick beats
22. I love that we can totally be ourselves around eachother and be extra weird.

I love my best friend forever Julia Marie Shaull...ofcourse there are a million otha reasons I could add to the list. She is just the best. I am so glad that I met her when I first came to school. I feel like we've known eachother forever. I think it's so funny hearing what we were both thinking of eachother the first night we met. A few weeks later, she rode back with me to Farmington, and I like to think that we instantly bonded on this trip. We have been inseperable ever since. She is ma soul sistaaa! I love her a ton and I am so happy that she is in my life. She's the cheese to my mac. Feliz Cumpleanos Cheesey!

- me