Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Who knew Florida could be so much fun!!!

In a nutshell, this was our vacation....
Disneyworld was a blast, but we were truly exhausted after spending the day there. Savanna thought she was a princess being there and enjoyed seeing all of the characters and riding the rides while Rocco snoozed. The beach was so relaxing! We spent our mornings swimming at the pool while enjoying some poolside libations. We all took naps and then enjoyed our afternoons on the beach before heading inside to cook dinner. They had a farmer's market our first day in town which was so exciting and we splurged on all of the local veggies, fruits and of course, fish! My hubby made some mouthwatering meals...yum! We had a great time with family, got to enjoy a little date night and eat ice cream almost everyday!!! It was a fabulous vacation....can't wait to do it again next year!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

And the winner is....

Comment #2, mom, looks like we get to enjoy another cup of coffee together. Thank you all for joining in on the fun and most of all for taking time out of your day to read my little blog! I will do another giveaway in October....stay posted....also, I will share some pics of my trip tomorrow. As for today, I am a tired girl. Still trying to catch up on my chores and getting back into the swing of things...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A busy day with pumpkin spice love...

Yes, that is what you think it first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Iced, because it is not quite fall here is more of an Indian Summer here in Northern California.
You see, today, I will be drinking many of these as we have a long travel day to Florida to see my wonderful in-laws.
Tomorrow we are headed to Disneyworld and then Saturday we head to the beach for a week....pure relaxation (the beach part that is).
I have had the big talk with Rocco about sitting on his bottom as you remember our flight last time...I think he will listen this time!!!
My backpack is stocked with a bunch of movies, workbooks, coloring books, flashcards, snacks (a few pieces of candy to be used as bribery-if needed), my i-pod with some updated "chill" music and of course Breaking Dawn (the last book in the Twilight series) with only 150 pages left to read. I think I am set. I will try to blog in between pina coladas and laying on the beach
(sorry, am I making you jealous?)
Don't be, because I also have something for you to look forward to...remember that giveaway I talked about??? Yes, I didn't forget, I know you thought I did. Well I have a $10 Starbucks gift card up for grabs. All you have to do is tell me about the best cup of coffee you ever had and where you enjoyed it. Giveaway ends Sunday, September 26th upon my return and the winner will be announced on Monday, the 27th. A winner will be chosen through


What I wore...

Date night with hubby and friends last Friday night...
(I promise I will get a tripod one of these days so you don't have to see my bathroom every time).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My baby...

It doesn't happen very often that I get a chance to get in the pictures with my kids as I am always the one taking them. Today my good friend Cathy and I went out and took some photos of Rocco and my friends daughter Stella. I had fun, but the kiddos were tired and didn't like all of the stickery weeds (I don't blame them). Cathy got this one of Rocco and I. I was looking up at a bird and I think Rocco was getting ready to blow a kiss....I love it!!! Thanks Cathy!

Monday, September 13, 2010


This is one of my best friends and her beautiful family. I photographed them on Sunday in the sweltering heat. We were all sweating while stumbling over rocks and walking over snake holes and she was in high heels. It was a blast and we had some great laughs...

Friday, September 10, 2010

End of the Summer Salad

Doesn't this salad look was! I ate every last bit of it topped with my favorite Trader Joes Goddess dressing, because you know I am a goddess or at least pretend that I am. I know I always catch myself saying I need to eat healthier, but then I don't feel like making anything healthy. Well, today, this salad took 5 minutes to, no more excuses!!

Cucumber (from my garden)
Cherry Tomatoes (from my garden)
Corn (leftover from dinner the other night)
Blue Cheese Crumbles
3 tablespoons cup of Goddess Dressing

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dolled Up

I did a photo shoot on Tuesday for my friends new website. She does makeup, hair, nails, spray tans and teeth whitening. You can get all Dolled Up in one place. She is fabulous. I had so much fun! Here is a sneak peek of one of the beautiful models....I'll share more later! Peace

Monday, September 6, 2010

Love & Marriage

My cousin Tanner married his beautiful bride on Friday night. It was a fabulous evening had by all...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What I wore...

So, here is my first "What I wore..." You can love it, you can hate it, but I love feedback...
So for my first "what I wore" I need to tell you that I bought these ankle boots about two months ago after seeing them on the cute girl that worked in the Brass Plum section of Nordstrom. I asked her where she got them and she said, "right downstairs in the shoe department." I made a bee-line downstairs to snag these adorable boots....
So I loved them when I bought them, and I still love them, but I just wasn't sure how to wear them. I seriously sat on the internet one night for about an hour googling "how to wear ankle boots"....I know, you're laughing right now, but I am totally serious! The boots intimidated me and I'm sure in the hell not famous, but I had this image in my head of showing up on a magazine as the worst dressed (like what was she thinking when she got dressed today), I could see young girls staring at me and shaking their heads...
And of course my husband looks at me like what are you wearing, because he isn't always up to date on fashion (but that's okay, I still love him to death).
Well, last night (after talking to my kids babysitter last week who is 17 and is in high school) making sure that I wasn't going to make a fashion faux pas, I "rocked" the boots (no not knocked the boots...your dirty little minds). I just held my head high and I wore my little ankle boots. Of course I went out to dinner with two of my long time friends and not one of them said anything the whole night (so in my mind I'm thinking, oh my gosh, they must wonder what I'm wearing)....until right before we are about to leave my friends house at the end of the night, her husband (who is very fashionable himself) says, "I love your boots, the whole outfit looks great." My friends agreed and said "yeah, I would have never thought to wear them with a dress, it is so cute though." I felt redeemed, like oh, I did it, I really am still somewhat hip after two kids. So you can love it or hate it, but I'm just glad I finally had the guts to rock my boots!!! And....I totally owe my babysitter for being my personal fashionista right now...You rock Lizzie!

On the wishlist...

Now that fall is slowly creeping up, I always begin thinking about my Christmas list. Since I was a young girl, I have always made a Christmas list. It used to be from the pages of the JCPenney catalog, but now all my wishes and wants I find while perusing my favorite websites and blogs. This year, I am jonesing for one of these chairs in pink from here.
(hint hint Mom and Ryan)
What are some of your wishes this Christmas...and please don't say World Peace.....