May 23, 2010

today is beautiful

today, sunday, may 23rd has been a great day. heres a few of the reasons why...

.got to wake up without an alarm and go for a swim with my mewy (roomie). best of all i was done working out and ready to tackle the day by 10am.

.went back to the old coffee shop stomping grounds in PCV peets where i lived last year and had a fabulous iced soy latte.

.ive been watching every penny and today i got in on a good bargain. i "won" this liberty for london wallet on ebay. its originally fifteen dollars from target but i got it for thirteen and a few with shipping. horray!.
.took a trip to beverly's craft store and bought a canvas on sale for five dollars. what shall i paint?.

.splurged at world market for these "essentials". i love them so much and they are perfect for argentina! i only wish i was had some time to make these myself. next time.
aren't those the cutest little sunglass bag and jewelry holder that you've ever seen!?!
.mom and dad bought a baked brie with almonds and sun-dried tomatoes wrapped in buttery pastry dough over for dinner. heaven.

.now i am sitting in my great room, with a fancy new birthday candle that smells amazing, crafting a bit, drinking hot tea, and brandon is coming over to say a sweet goodnight!.

god sure blessed me! have a happy and productive week!

May 18, 2010

mayday, mayday

you guessed it! its time for this mays monthly loves. ive been in "planning mode" big time recently for summer jobs, argentina, grad school, and anything else that i can schedule into a planner or make a to-do list out of, but here are a few things that i am finding pleasure in this month!

:::iguazu falls! i just got a bunch of buenos aires and argentina books in the mail and they have taken over my life. i am more than excited! i want to do everything... im not sleeping for the six weeks there i decided. but iguazu falls, really? i get to go there? i cannot wait!!!!!
courtesy of google... but pretty soon youll see a picture from yours truly!!! so its not completed by any means yet but i created/found out about making your own web page of pictures. i think it will be great for argentina for all of you that dont have facebook and ill be able to put up tons of pictures easily!

:::papersource blog. we all know that im a sucker for and all of its fabulously simple and beautiful products but little did i know that they have a blog with templates and everything! i pulled a little idea from them this past weekend when i needed a quick craft fix. its a coupon/gift certificate holder made from envelopes with my all time favorite matryoshka doll paper. thank you papersource, you feed my soul.

:::granada "the best thing that happened to slo" bistro. remember how i turned twenty-one the other day, well ive been getting some use out of my trusty ID and making an appearance atgranada bistro. its the tiniest, cutest, most european inspired, deliciously simple, little hole in the wall serving wine, beer, tapas, paninis, cupcakes, and the cutest cheese, fruit, and meat platters. i could sit in that little place for hours and thats just what i got to do earlier this week after my neuroanatomy midterm. thanks roomie mia for a great date!

:::organization finally! put together all of my magazine clippings of recipes, templates, craft tutorials, etc. in some binders this week. ahh i love a good cleansing feeling!
::: looking for inspiration- in need of some suggestions and im hoping for some comments to help me out.
-triathlon in september or october
-great non-profit in slo to volunteer with weekly
-fabulous book to read while i travel this summer

have a great rest of may!!! enjoy the last bits of spring!!!

May 17, 2010

kudos for dad

like i said in past posts i am a daddys girl. always have been, always will be. well this weekend my parents went down to la for the weekend for a james taylor and carol king concert at the hollywood bowl (a christmas present from yours truly- almost kept the tickets if were being honest). so it was my duty to watch my brothers and sister. wait? you only have a sister? well kinda, you see i have some furry siblings that in the eyes of my dad are about equal to hannah and i (well maybe not totally, but kinda). so i stayed at my parents house to take care of the dogs. while i was there i took out my baby, tamara the camera (canon eos rebel xs), and fooled around with the setting, lighting, and such to get a hang of it.

with that said... last post was about how my mom is the best so now this post is about how my dad is the best. i mean just check out the start of this years massive garden. whose excited for 96 pepper plants, acres of corn, 50 plus tomato plants, enough cucumbers and artichokes for california, and butter lettuce that melts in your mouth? ME!
can you say green thumb?

p.s. nice picture ehh?

May 10, 2010

my mama>your mama

hope you had a great mothers day! i certainly did! we took a family weekend trip down to santa monica/los angeles for mothers day and my sisters soccer tournament. we shopped, ate, watched soccer, laid by the pool (at our super cool, fancy hotel-below), and ate some more. it was just great!
here are the cute little outfits that we got for the best mom in the world for mothers day. woah mom, you gonna be stylin'!
date night? ohlala saucy!
farmers market? check out that cute eyelet!
thought id switch it up a bit and wrap the outfits on the hanger for the full reveal... turned out pretty cute

thanks mom, dad, and hannah for a great weekend! and an especially big thanks to the best mom in the world! love you all very much!

May 5, 2010

bienvenidos a argentina!


its official, im going to buenos aires for a month this summer to do a language intensive cultural immersion program! i will be living in a student residence with foreign students and argentinian students, attending the university of buenos aires, taking spanish, tango, and wine tasting classes, traveling to uruguay, participating in a volunteer program, and taking a week adventure to patagonia! AHHHH! i am more than excited!

more to come... until then i will be celebrating my acceptance to the program by celebrating cinco de mayo and practicing my spanish! adios!