Thursday, October 27, 2011

Present Ideas

Christmas is only 2 months away and this is the time I usually start thinking about what to get or make for my loved ones. This year I'm looking for something different. I feel like everything has been done already. 

For co-workers one year I made baggies with cocoa mix, marshmallows, a hershey kiss, and a mini candy cane. But that was for the everyday person and not something I would make or give to my close friends. 
Here are some ideas I'd like to play with over the next couple of weeks to figure out if I can upgrade or make it my own. 

Homemade scrub

Chalkboard spray painted embossed champagne/wine bottles

 Handmade faux leather envelope clutch 

Time to go shopping for some supplies soon!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Simple Dea-Lite #12

After not being able to fall asleep for hours and browsing the internet I come across this adorable photo. 

 What's not to love? Frenchies are the cutest!!!


I have some of the most amazing friends who are continually there for me no matter what. 
They each inspire me in one way or another and I hope that I am able to do the same for them. 

My friends don't tell me what I want to hear, but instead tell me the truth. We may be mean girls sometimes (wedge wednesdays!) but we're all smart and respectful enough to know where to draw the line. Our cheeks hurt from laughing so much, we get emotional at times (hey we're girls you can't blame us), and we know how to have a great time! 

So here's to my girls, you each know who you are, and fuck off to the jealous bitches! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Tonight I'm going to see Beirut at the Greek Theatre. 
I'm beyond excited for this and I'm really hoping it doesn't end up raining like they say it might. There's currently sun out so I'm hoping it continues that way. 
I've heard great things about this band when they play live. I can only imagine because when I listen to them there is already a magic to the music that being in the presence of this live show will not disappoint. (pending weather of course)

Enjoy one of my favorite songs from their newest album

Saturday, July 23, 2011

All forms of love

Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart. 

 Wolves mate for life and care about their family pack

We cherish the time we have with each other


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Great voices

I'm taking a page (or post rather) from my friend Malinda and answering a completely random question that would hopefully give a little insight to me. 
 You go to the website Plinky and it tells you a topic you can discuss. So here it goes! 
'Name someone who has a great voice' 

When I initially read this I thought of two things. First I thought of someone who has an ear appealing voice that I could listen to for hours on end. Then I thought about someone who people feel is worth listening to. Sort of like the voice of the people. But I'll go with the first one and I'll give two answers. I don't think I'm cheating because one is a male and one is a female. The great female voice is Adele. She has this amazing singing voice that is able to capture every emotion she is feeling and have all of them resonate with me. I've also heard her in interviews and love that she has such a 'potty mouth'. 

The great male voice will have to be Ryan Gosling. He has a certain accent when he talks that makes my heart melt. He also has a way of grabbing my attention when I hear his voice sing. He has a deep soulful voice I can listen to all day long. No need to elaborate just listen. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simple Dea-Lite #61

Having a nice cold craft beer after a day that seems like it will never end. 

Drink up! 

Russian River's Consecration (one of my favorites)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Times they are a changin'

I still need a clock in my living room to hang above my TV. I have plenty of choices but can't decide what to get, and of course would like it to be really affordable. 

 Love this modern version of a cuckoo clock


I can't stop listening to this band. 
I'm extremely bummed that both their shows in my area are sold out. (How did that happen? I wasn't aware this was the coolest band ever) But listening to them every morning on my way to work is so lovely and a breath of fresh air.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

America's birthday re-cap

Last weekend was filled with red, white, and blue. 
Fireworks at the park on Sunday. 
L.A. Galaxy game on Monday with Tino, Adela, and Joey.