Friday, July 30, 2010

officially on holiday!


Looking forward to spending a relaxing week at the beach! Have a fabulous week! Xo

Thursday, July 29, 2010

today, everyday

I woke up this morning, groggy and tired as usual, after snoozing my alarm a few times (actually I think I might have turned it off and just used my husband’s alarm instead), made myself get out of bed, pet my puppy bear who was sleeping at my feet, like usual, and got into the shower, still exhausted after 8 hours of sleep…hmmm. What happened? Got myself ready, my usual routine, showered, brushed my teeth, washed my face, brushed my hair, blow dried my bangs, lotioned up, face & body, then half did my make up, not feeling it today. Got dressed, ran into the kitchen, grabbed a cup of coffee, which my husband so graciously makes every morning (thanks babe), grabbed lunch, got my gym bag( which is really a tote), my purse, kissed my husband goodbye, petted my puppy again, and off I went to work. A 45 minute drive, 0 to 80 in no time, as usual my thoughts start, this is my time, heading east on the 210, 45 minutes on my way to work, turn on the radio, sing a bit, turn off the radio, because silence seems more peaceful, of course being who I am, I have conversations and arguments with myself, sometimes I talk to God (not as often as I should), then I settle on a day dream, ahhh, my time…
“packing up, flying in, 1 bedroom apartment, my husband, fabulous job, the city, walking along the streets with puppy bear, camera in hand, fall, wind, dinner, d├ęcor, rooftop patio, glass of red wine, cozy bed, book shelves, my little family, a new life…”
I exit on Milliken, as usual, cross the railroad tracks, turn into the driveway, pull into a parking space, put my car on park, grab my purse, my tote, my coffee, walk through the dealership, smile and say good morning, as usual, walk up to my office, sit at my desk, and take my gone home off my phone, as usual…
Lucky for me, tomorrow at 5pm, I will be officially on vacation for a week...ahhhh, my time;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy weekend!

Here it is Friday and I still havent posted pictures from last Sunday's concert at the Hollywood Bowl, it was a blast. Meg, Natalie, & I packed a picnic and took the park & ride down there, got there early had a picnic and really enjoyed our time! The Bird & the Bee, She & Him, and The Swell Season, made for a really good night;)
What are your plans for the weekend? I'm really looking forward to it, we're having a bbq tomorrow with my friends and I'm really excited to see everyone;) Cheers!


Saturday, July 17, 2010


She and Him - Home

California is a great big nation of one
They never knew what they wanted til it was already gone
What do they do with the light in the morning when they wake up alone?
They just go home
They just go home
Youre the nicest, nicest boy Ive ever met
and then
I think about you then I think about you again
And again
Why dont we just sit and stare and do nothing?
Nothing at all for a while
I like the way you smile I could be your state and I could be your nation
It doesnt get better than home, now does it?
Doesnt get better than home, now does it?
I could be your welcome, I could be your greeter
I could be sweet and I could be sweeter
I want to be where your heart is home
I want to see you with the light in the morning
Theres never been such a beautiful warning to me, to me
Why dont we just sit and stare and do nothing?
Nothing at all for a while, I like the way you smile I could be your state and I could be your nation
It doesnt get better than home, now does it?
Doesnt get better than home, now does it?
I could be your welcome, I could be your greeter
I could be sweet and I could be sweeter
I want to be where your heart is home
I want to be where your heart is home...

Looking forward to seeing She & Him at the Hollywood Bowl tomorrow night!

Happy weekend!

Monday, July 12, 2010

weekend getaway

James & I just got back from a weekend in Solvang. We drove up on Saturday morning, and stopped in downtown Ventura to have a beer at Dargan's and to visit Serra Cross Park, where we got married. Then took the 154 up to the Santa Ynez Valley, it was a beautiful drive, it felt as though we were in another country, the rolling hills, vineyards and Cachuma lake were quite a sight! Driving into Solvang made me feel like a kid, it has a fairy tale feel about it! We stayed at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages, a boutique hotel with an old world feel, it even had a wood burning fireplace. We did some wine tasting, olive oil & vinegar tasting (which I've never done before), ate alot of good food & pastries, shared alot of laughs, wrote in our journal (yes, corny, but we've been doing it since we first met) and just enjoyed our time together...It was a perfect trip.

At the cross, where we became husband and wife the year before.
Our hotel
Solvang and its many treats! Yum!
We had lunch at Panino in Los Olivos, a little town 5 miles north of Solvang.
my sandwich was to die for...
Olive oil and vinegar tasting...we came home with a great olive oil and a fig vinegar, can't wait to use it in a salad. Yum!
Carhartt Winery- We brought a couple of bottles home, of course...
Santa Ynez
Sunstone Winery
we shared a wonderful meal at Mirabelle for our anniversary, so delicious!
James looking through their extensive wine list...
Me and my bubbly!
and of course, Mortensen's Bakery, we had to bring danishes home;)

Friday, July 9, 2010

All you need is love...

James & I are off to the Santa Ynez Valley to celebrate our first year anniversary! Looking forward to doing some wine tasting, eating some delicious food, bicycling through the vineyards, and spending some time away together;)

Can't wait to throw on some shorts, a tank, sunglasses, and a hat to enjoy the warm California weather!!! Have a fabulous weekend! Cheers;)

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July weekend festivities


This weekend was so much fun! Saturday we went to the Hootenanny, a Rockabilly Festival in Irvine, my younger sister’s boyfriend’s band played, The Straight Jacket Psychos, they’re psychobilly and they’re really good! Devil Doll, 3 Bad Jacks, The Old 97s, and Shooter Jennings also played amongst others, like Chuck Berry and Nick 13…unfortunately Jerry Lee Lewis cancelled. James was very excited to take a picture with Devil Doll, he has a crush on herJ hehe! On Sunday, we had family & friends over for a 4th of July bbq, just good old hamburgers & hotdogs, mac & cheese, and pasta salad! At 8pm we walked down to Library Park to watch the firework celebration, it was a great time! Here’s a collage of pictures from the weekend!