New love . . .

August 31, 2012

I think I am going to have to get my hands on a few pieces from this Australian designer . . . 





 I want these pants!!!!


 oh and this amazing leather tunic!!!!


my morning commute

August 29, 2012

I kinda like it . . . .






The abode . . .

Just a few pic's from around the house lately . . .

These birds were in the yard when we bought it and I was definitely throwing them away but now I kinda dig them . . . I see some spray paint in their near future . . . 

My gorgeous new orchid from our dearest "nana" (the girls nanny) . . . . lets see if I can keep it alive . . . speaking of that, "have I watered it lately??"

Best housewarming gift EVER from my Lil "amazing" sis!!!!!  I put it in our front yard to freak out our neighbors when we first moved in!

My little horticulturist . . . 

or digger!

This birdhouse also came with the house and I love it but it is in need of some serious TLC . . . spray paint!!!

I don't mean to sound snooty or posh but I do have an avocado tree you know! And if you look close you can see 2 huge avocados!!! There are 8 on the tree right now, can't wait to taste them!

 A little vignette . . . . my little DIY, spray painted gold pine cones - oh yeah, I'm crazy creative!!!

 still seems to take my breath away when I see little scenes like this around the house . . . pinch me because my life has to be an amazing dream!

yummy

August 28, 2012

YOU.HAVE.TO.TRY.THIS . . . . like now!  Three ingredients (I got them at Trader Joe's) and viola you have a high-protein, nutritious, delicious side-dish, snack, or something to put in a pita pocket!

Just mix one package of these . . . 


with one jar of this . . . 


and add either some goat cheese, feta cheese or skip the cheese all together (healthier version).  You can eat it by itself, put in a baked potato, great as an appetizer on crackers, put in a pita pocket with lettuce and tomatoes . . . it is simple, so tasty and pretty healthy (great protein & fiber)


How did this happen?

August 27, 2012

These must have "accidentally" fallen in my shopping bag somewhere! Oh my!!!

I got these beautiful Balenciaga sunglasses at Nordstroms for . . . $99




And that gorgeous material that those glasses are sitting on are the most incredibly amazing pants that I CANNOT wait to wear ALL. THE. TIME!  The material is the most amazingly soft cotton I have ever come across . . . It is going to be like wearing PJ's to work.






I'm tuning in for this . . . Sept 6th

August 25, 2012

Finally . . .

August 24, 2012

Nicole Kidman gets a little edgy and lets loose for V Magazine! She always seems a little too sweet and too frumpy for me . . . 




But now that she has that cute country/rocker husband Keith Urban, I think she needed to do something like this . . . 







 

Motivation

August 23, 2012

So it's official . . . Tracy is trying to kill me (Tracy Anderson) so I have been searching for some motivation (remember those leather skinny pants!!)

I have been taking 2 killer cardio classes on the weekend with my sister and they are awesome!  Zumba, which is so much fun and you can increase the intensity as little or as much as you like, and Piyo (a combo of pilates and yoga on acid) its an hour of intense transitions, moves, holds and cardio.  The trainer, Dwana, is AMAZING and has the best motivation and energy . . . she makes me want to do that last set!  She has said a few things in the class that have stuck with me and I wanted to share.

"You don't have to start out an expert, you just 
have to start."

"Before you quit, modify"

A few other things people have recommended for increasing energy and for helping with the workouts.

new cardio dance shoes . . .




And burp-less, odor-less fish oil . . . 


Birthdays . . .

August 22, 2012

Should happen about 4 times a year, don't you think?  I mean my Birthday is in April then I have to wait all the way until December to get more presents!!! If we bump up birthdays to 4 times a year we could get gifts that coincide with the seasons right!!!??? I know, I know sometimes I even impress myself. Genius I am! 

Here are my Fall Birthday wishes . . . family and friends please take note!



Givenchy Fall boot/shoe collection(any or all of it please - Hey! I'm worth it!!)



  

Leather skinnies (one of the reasons I am trying to stick with the Tracy Anderson DVD's!!!)




Buttery-soft, paper-thin, drapey leather jacket




Clearly its going to be a cold Fall here (in my mind) in California, even though we are in an insane humid heatwave right now . . . . and obviously this list could go on and on and include housewares, and beauty products and jewelery but hey, that's what my December birthday is for, right!? Oh and don't think you can get away with combining Christmas with my December birthday!!! they are separate, okay peeps!!