Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Quote

Here are a couple good quotes for the rest of your life:

"Believe in happy endings, because you are the author of the story of your life"

"Don't delay the happy"

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend update

This weekend was all about food…

Friday- My mom came over for dinner (we had a really nice time just talking about life and sharing a yummy dinner and wine of course). My mother is the best she give really great advise from the heart, she’s so genuine and loving! On the Menu:
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
Spicy lemon shrimp
Lemon herb red snapper
Red wine to wash it down 

Saturday- Drove down to Orange County to visit with my girlfriends (we have been friends for a very long time and its seldom that we all get to hang out together all at once, we had a slumber party, literally sat out by the pool, Allie our host bbq’d for us and made us a yummy dessert)

The night consisted of:
Spicy sausage sandwiches with bell peppers and grilled onions
Garlic fries
Guacamole and chips
Brownie caramel and vanilla ice cream dessert topped with whipped cream
Ice cold Micheladas
A game of Apples to Apples (in our pjs by 9pm)
Even got to hang out with Baby Adrian 

Sunday- Had a fabulous breakfast: French toast and chicken sausages and to wash it down, mimosas of course (thanks to Allie yet again, I felt spoiled)

Drove home and the husband was out buying groceries for early dinner he had planned for us:

Fish tacos with Mexican crema and pico de gallo
Tamarindo Margaritas
True Blood, Entourage, and Curb your Enthusiasm
To sum it up, my weekend highly revolved around food and I have no complaints about it;)

Hope you have a wonderful week!!! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday quote

Picture by Allison Guthrie

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." --- Marcel Pagnol

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gym Robin

I'm happy to report that I'm back at the gym after a long hiatus. James and I are going on vacation in a month and I need to tone up. I know, I'm cutting it close, so it's definitely crunch time. Today I came home after taking an intense body sculpting class at the gym, and as I walked in through the door, James looked at me and laughed. I knew I looked terrible, all sweaty and red. I'm not one of those cute gym chicks, I'm totally gym Robin from HIMYM! Haha! He might as well have said" Hey Dude" too funny!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Adele + Wanda Jackson at the Greek

I was lucky enough to get to see Adele live at the Greek last night. She was absolutely amazing, completely engaging, chatty and funny, blew me away! Her voice is indescribable, of course I expected no less of her. Wanda Jackson opened up for her, she is adorable, she still rocks! She covered Elvis Presley and Amy Winehouse and too was very entertaining. It was a great show from beginning to end!

I found this article on the LA Times Blog and this one on LA Weekly, both worth the read.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Under the weather

Wasn't feeling well this monday morning, my stomach was achey, so I decided to stay home. I prepared myself a nice hot drink that my mom used to make for me on days like these when I was a kid. Super easy to make.

Fresh mint leaves (from my garden)
Juice of a lemon wedge
Hot water

So soothing...

P.S. Need to get better because I have concert tickets for Adele tonight. I've been waiting too long for this show, wouldn't miss it for the world!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Quote

"You are not here to try to get the world to be just as you want it.
You are here to create the world around you that you choose."--- Rhonda Byrne

Pictures of the stairway at Grand Avenue Park in Monrovia

Saturday, August 13, 2011


We had breakfast at Jake's Roadhouse this morning. Best country breakfast, love the lemon raspberry pancakes! We ate at the back patio, we had never sat back there before. Perfect place to have a party;) here are some pics!

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I heart scooters!

I so want a scooter! A vintage one;) I would love to zip around town on any one of these!

Just like Audrey did on A Roman Holiday! Perhaps one day, maybe even in Italy too;)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


This weekend James and I made milanesa tortas. Very simple to make milanesa, egg over easy, avocado, queso fresco, green salsa, grilled onions, cilantro and a little mayo of course!! Turned out so yum! Here are a few pics...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". --- Eleanore Roosevelt

Friday, August 5, 2011


I know....TGIF is so nerdy! However, I truly mean it from the bottom of my has not been one of my best weeks. Something pretty traumatizing happened to me, and though I do not care to share it (I've been sick to stomach about it), I'm sooooo ready to let it go! So I'll say it again, TGIF TGIF!!! 

So I'm posting a picture that makes me happy! We've started to give teddy showers outside in a terra cotta pot and it's just so cute, that it instantly brings a smile to my face when I see it! Hope it does the same for you;)

Have a great weekend friends!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lazy Sunday

I woke up early to a drizzly morning today. So James and I decided to go out to breakfast at Le Roy's, a breakfast diner in town. We always drive by it but have never been. Can't believe we waited so long. It's a full on diner with big portions and good coffee.

Afterwards we decided that we stop at Blockbuster and rent some movies. Haven't done that in years, I truly enjoyed looking through the library of DVDs and picking out a movie. Movies are only 50cents to rent on Sundays. So we left with 4 and we watched all of them.

For dinner, we had spaghetti and meatballs, but not sure any meatballs, Calabrian meatballs. My friend Natalie made these for me from a family recipe. Although she didn't give me the recipe, she told me what some of the ingredients were, so I googled recipes with raisin meatballs. I found this recipe , used all the ingredients, not exact measurements and it turned out delicious!