**My name is Aimee and I will be blogging themed days usually. I will try to touch on a variety of topics and try to make this blog an interesting read. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read! I hope you enjoy your time here.**

Sunday, September 25, 2011

If Survey and some picture recaps

Ok I know I havent recapped anything for you guys yet and I promise I will!! I am hoping to do that today while I am watching the Chargers game but I cant promise anything. I will include some pictures at the bottom of this post from our SF trip and some other randomness :)

I did want to post at least 1 blog entry today so I saw this awesome If... survey and decided to take it because you all probably remember how much I love surveys. Hmm maybe its because I am self absorbed ;)


•If I were to get pregnant...I would be scared shitless and really confused and torn. I am not ready for a kid whatsoever right now.
•If I could have any job in the world…hmm this is difficult. I would either be an event planner focused on working with sport teams and venues.

•If I had a day to myself...get a massage, read a book at a park under a beautiful tree, watch some tv, and go to Starbucks or Panera and people watch :)

•If I could get married all over again…well considering I have never been married I would have my dream wedding. Colors would be a navy blue and yellow with sunflowers and caulli lillies. The ceremony would be short (we're talking 15 minutes max) and the reception would be super long. It would be beautifully decorated but more importantly it will be a ton of fun with an awesome DJ, yummy food, and an open bar.

•If I could live anywhere in the U.S...I am happy in CA in the city that I am. i would just prefer to live in one of the historic homes or up in the hills

•If I were to have more children...I dont have any children currently but I want 2-3 kids.

•If I could have any talent in the world...I would be a world class chef

•If you met me in real life...I hope you would like me. you would think I am sweet and funny but a little bit bitchy ;) Oh and I am a bit quirky

•If I went back to school...I would go back for my MBA in organizational leadership :)

•If money were not an object...I would buy a gorgeous house and hire an interior decorator, I would get a Ferrari F430, and I would put a bunch of money in savings so I can continue to live a great life. I wouild also dionate to a charity

•If I could meet one celebrity...hmmmm if I was single it would be ryan gosling. But I think I would want to meet Anne Hathway or Katy Perry. I think I would have a lot in common with these girls because they seem down to earth and funny.

•If I could shop at only one store for the rest of my life...hmmmm this is hard. Only for clothes? Hmm I have become addicted with Banana Republic but is this my own money? Probably a department store like Macy's or Nordstrom even though Nordstroms might be too much for me right now.

•If I could choose an animal/pet...Well I have dogs and cats so I would say a horse if I had someone to take care of the gross duties. If not then probably a chinchilla

•If I could go on a trip right now...PARIS! Hands down that is easy
•If I had to choose between a house cleaner and personal chef...House cleaner for sure. I hate hate hate cleaning and I dont really do it so ya. I actually like cooking and I am fairly good (read: decent) at it so while it might be fun to have a personal chef I would miss cooking.
•If I had the option to get plastic surgery…I would get a boob job. I do like my boobs and I am still young so they are still perky but I have noticed that when I lay down sometimes it gets uncomfortable because part of my boob feels like its under my arm pit. I would like my boobs to look perky and perfect regardless of my age and if/when I have kids
Now for some much needed pictures with mini updates :)

We went to the Dodger vs Giants game at AT&T Park in full Dodger gear and we really didnt get heckled at all... Trust me I was scared.

This is us at the bottom of the crookedest street in SF

My favorite picture of me thus far :)
These are my babies PeeWee and Roxie. Sadly we have to get rid of Roxie because we are moving and no places will let us have a dog as big as her...

This is the newest addition to our family. Our kitty, Pikachu, is the sweetest and most lovable cat ever. He isnt happy unless he is cuddling with us

We also went on a day trip to Sea World and had a lot of fun. That was my favorite sea lion and I even was able to feed him

I also had my birthday while I was gone so I am now 24... This was Kevin's bday present to me. I got to meet my favorite Laker player, Ron Artest.

That is all for now but I will come back soon to recap some fun trips we have taken, my bday, and what I have been doing for fun lately.

Friday, September 23, 2011

I'm a magician

I have decided that I am a pretty fantastic magician. Why , you may be asking yourself? Well I mean look at how many times I am able to just disappear from here. Sometimes for weeks at a time and sometimes I'm gone for months. Pretty impressive right?

Well I'm going to try to come back again but I can't make any promises. Hopefully this weekend I'll write a recap blog. For now I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I am alive and well. I also wanted to say happy fall!!! It has become my favorite season because of foot all and pumpkin and holidays starting.

Please comment and tell me what is new in your life. Trying to get caught up on your blogs but I can't read them all. :)

Until this weekend (hopefully) have a great day!!!

P.S. Sorry about no photos... Just did a quick post from my iPhone and really don't know how to blog off of here... Is there an app for this??

Monday, May 9, 2011

SFC Week 6 (3..6... thats how I count)

Hiya strangers! Well life and work has been crazy lately (as always) so hence my disappearance from bloggy world. 2 weeks ago I was in Vegas for a trade show and then last week was the work week I have been dreading. My boss was with me all week on sales calls so needless to say it was a hectic and stressful week.

I still need to do my SF trip recap and my Vegas trips as well. I have so many photos to share with you guys! I also fell behind on the Spring Fever Challenge and I missed weeks 4 &5. Oh well... No need to dwell on it, I will just update you all now on my goals and hopefully do my recaps within the next year ;)

Positive Picture of the Week

This is my new puppy, Roxie. She is 3 months old and is a Husky/Pitt/Lab mix. She is super sweet and very lovable.

My Goals:

1)Live a Healthier Lifestyle

2) Go to the Gym 4 times a week

3) Do more around the house

4) Build self-confidence and do more for myself

5) Personal Growth and work on weaknesses

6) Be better with money and save

7) Read at least 2 books a month

This Week's Questions

1) What have you done this past week to help you achieve your goals?
~I go back and forth on my healthy lifestyle. I don't ever eat super unhealthy. I don't like most fast food or fatty fried food so its pretty easy to stay away from that stuff (a plus). BUT because of travels and being on the road well I havent been super healthy. I am concious about ordering the healthiest food on the menu. So I am doing ok with this goal.
~Gym=FAIL! You try going to the gym when youre traveling and working super long days. I was completly out of a routine the last 2 weeks. I think I went just a couple of times. But I am going to try super hard this week
~I clean up after myself but I havent done any chores in a while. I am better about doing my laundry so thats an improvement :)
~I see a big improvement in my self confidence lately. I have been feeling prettier lately. I also am comfortable with my weight and body. I also worked on my inner strength this week and not letting people walk all over me. I stood up for myself and it felt good.
~I am working on my temper and lazyiness. I think I did pretty good with temper last week. I also have worked on my sensitivty and it is getting better. Good progress
~Great past few weeks for this. I got my bonus check which was nice and I put a bunch of money in savings and haven't touched it. I paid all my bills right away and didn't spend too much money on non-necessities. I have a paycheck coming this Friday and I still have a lot of money left. So proud
~ For April my books were Laker Girl by Jeanne Buss (which now I am thinking is what caused the Lakers to lose) and Onward by Howard Schultz. I recommend both books. For May I am reading House Rules and it is a long book so Im not sure if I will have time to read a second.
2) What have you done this week to make yourself feel good?

I spent the weekend over at my mom's and I was able to see my two best friends that I haven't seen in a long time (one 3 months and one 7 months). I also played games with the family and went to Hookah with my little brother. Then Sunday was spent with Kevin's family. it was a great weekend

3) What goal are you having the most difficult time with? Do you have a plan to make it better?

I would say its probably a tie between Live a Healthier Lifestyle and Do More Around the House. I am going to start cooking more and buying more groceries so that Im forced to eat healthier. Kevin and I also plan to take daily walks with the dog. As far as doing more around the house...well I guess I can just suck it up and clean more

4) What goal are you rocking? Do you plan on keeping the momentum?

I am rocking the reading 2 books a month. I love reading and its nice to set aside time in my busy life to read. I plan on rocking this even more and going to Barnes & Noble more like I use to. This past week I have been rocking the money so hopefully I keep that up. Thats probably the most important goal.

5) Fun question: What is your favorite Board Game?

This is a very difficult question for me because I LOVE LOVE games. I am happiest when I am having a game night. some of my favorites are Scatergories, Loaded Questions, and The Game of Things. I also like Tabboo a lot as well.

Well thats all folks. I will try to come back and do some more updates for you soon. Until then I will leave you with another picture. Don't look below if you don't like seeing bikini shots or if you are going to chastise me for posting a bikini shot of myself. I warned you :)

I got this done at a local photo studio. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SFC Week 3- Working hard for my money

Sorry I have been kind of sparse lately. With my vacation and then my turnaround trip to Vegas I have not really been on the computer much. I will do some recaps soon but I have to get a USB cable for my camera and it is finding difficult to find. If you know where I could get one please let me know. :) This week I may not be able to post much because it is a SUPER stressful week for me at work.

So its time for SFC Week 3... I was suppose to post this yesterday but that proved to be impossible... Sorry :(

Life's Journey with a Smile

Positive Picture of the Week

This is my little puppy (well dog he is almost 2 years old) after the dog beach. Isn't he a cutie?

My Goals:
1)Live a Healthier Lifestyle
2)Train for a 5K and a 10K Go to the Gym 4 times a week
3) Do more around the house
4) Build self-confidence and do more for myself
5) Personal Growth and work on weaknesses
6) Be better with money and save
7) Read at least 2 books a month
This Week's Questions:

1) What have you done to achieve your goals?

~I have been eating pretty healthy lately. , I dont eat fast food or fried food. Even when we went out to dinner last Friday I got salmon and a salad. Also even when I was drunk in Vegas I ate a Cesar's salad.... I do need to start taking vitamins. I have been better at drinking water

~I had to give up on running because I have 2 bad ankles and it was proving to be too painful to run. I failed at going to the gym last week but I did walk some and I was sick. I did go on Thursday even though I was super sick.

~Ive been trying to clean up after myself and not leave stuff around. I still need to work more on this goa

~I failed on the self confidence this past week. I have been feeling really down about myself. I have been doing stuff for myself though. Like taking naps, reading, and going out of town.

~I failed on personal growth and working on weaknesses though. Big time.

~I have been good with my money and even when I was in Vegas I stuck to how much I planned on spending there.

~ I finished Laker Girl by Jeannie Buss and I recommend it to any girl that enjoys sports ESPECIALLY if you are a Laker fan. It was a great read. I am halfway through 2 books now. One is the newest Starbucks book out Onward by Howard Schultz. This one is another great book focusing on how a company overcame challenges.

2) What have you done this week to make yourself feel good?

I went on a turnaround Vegas trip with 2 of my girl friends. It was a lot of fun especially because we went on a party bus. I think letting go and taking another weekend off was needed.

3)Are your SFC goals your ultimate goals or steps to your ultimate goals? Do you find it easier to set big goals or mini-goals?

These are not my ultimate goals they are just baby steps that will help me reach my ultimate goals. I like making mini goals because I feel that its tough to just say "I want to feel comfortable with myself" well how are you going to go about doing that? You have to be healthy, work on your self esteem, and not care what
others think. Or if you say "i want to be rich" well how? Save money and work hard at your job so that you can climb up the ladder.

4)What are your ultimate goals, things on your bucket list?

Ultimate Goals: Be happy with who I am, Be very successful and live a comfortable lifestyle, travel, and be great in any realtionship Im in (girlfriend or wife, mother, friend, daughter, etc).

Bucket List: Travel the world, Go to every single baseball park and football stadium, have kids, sky diving, and many more.

5) If you could achieve just one more thing in your life what would it be?

I would want to be the best person that I can be to my loved ones. i want my friends to enjoy being around me and know that they can come to me with any issues they have. I want to be the best possible girlfriend to Kevin. And I want to be a better daughter and sister to my family. Does that count? Be the best that I can be. Haha

And since this has been a very wordy post I am going to leave you with one of my silly pictures from Vegas.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesdays and Im Sick

Hello everybody! Yes, I am sick... It always happens when I travel. Maybe I should start taking some Emergen-C or some vitamins to make my immune system stronger. My body doesnt seem to do well with temperature differences. In SF it was cold and windy which is probably why I have an ear infection and cold that has led to some type of respiratory illness (shortness of breath and chronic coughing). Im trying to take it easy today but vacation has put me behind at work so I am also trying to get work done so its not a HORRIBLE month for me; thats looking to be the case.

Anyway its time for some Wee Bit Wednesdays over at Leigh Ashley's blog. Click the button to find out how you can link up

{one} have you ever fainted?

Nope, not that I recall. I have come close a couple of times though

{two} what is your favorite casino game?

Blackjack. Hands down! Its the only game I gamble on when I go to Vegas (except for the one time I wasted $20 playing Roulette). I LOVE Blackjack!
{three} do you have a good sense of direction?

Haha... Not at all!! I have the worst sense of direction ever! I hardley know how to reverse directions. I rely heavily on my GPS
{four} laptop or desktop?

Laptop all the way. I cant remember the last time I even used a desktop.

{five} what is your go-to hair style when having a bad hair day?

The poof for sure. I pull most of my hair into a tight ponytail and then my "bangs" (really its just the hair in front thats shorter than my other hair but in no way bangs bc it goes down to my chin) I pin back into a poof.

{six} do you read the newspaper on a daily basis?

Not at all. i never read the newspaper.
{seven} do you have a favorite celebrity chef?

Yes... I love Gordon Ramsey. I love the fact that he is an Asshole!

{eight} what tv show would you like to make a guest appearance on?

Oooo Im going to steal 2 great choices: The Office (thx Leigh Ashley). Man I can watch this show over and over. I think it would be a fun show to guest star on. Grey's Anatomy (thx Amy @ Life's Journey with a Smile). Another show I love and man o man the guys on this show are mmm mmm good.

{nine} do you have satellite radio in your car?

Nope but I would love one. One of the cars I rented to go to Vegas had one and I loved it. It would be a great investment for me since I drive A LOT and drive the 4-5 hour drive to Vegas every 2 or 3 months.
{ten} what was the last movie that made you cry?

I dont recall but here is a list of some movies that have made me cry: "The Notebook", "Definitely, Maybe", "I am Sam", and "P.S. I love You"

P.S. You guys are going to have to wait a little bit for my recap because I have to wait till Friday to buy the uSB cord for my camera... I will have a mini update tomorrow for Sports from a Girl's Point of View.

Monday, April 11, 2011

SFC Week 2 and Boo Hoo Vacataion is Almost Over

Good morning everyone! This is the earliest I have woken up on vacation... But today we have a full day because we have the Giants vs. Dodgers game tonight. Please wish us good thoughts because we are Dodger fans and the spirits around here are that all Dodger fans were responsible for the beating of the Giants fan. So I am hoping that tonight goes well and we dont recieve a lot of shit.

Anywhosit, today is the posting for the 2nd week of the Spring Fever Challenge and I am sad to report that I didnt do much the first week (can I blame it on the vacation?)

Life's Journey with a Smile

Positive Picture:

Since I dont have any of my current SF pictures uploaded yet Ill use this one. It was taking in December of 2005 on my family vacation. I love how it makes it look like we are plotting to take over the city

This Week's Questions

1) What have you done this week to achieve your goals?
Not much sadly :(

Goal 1: Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Well I tried to eat healthier (aside from some of the stuff on vacation). I also worked out regularly last week.
-I ate a veggie egg white omlete this week and I havent had any red meat at all.
-I eat pescetarian most of the time now because Kevin is a Pescatarian for 6 months
-I went to the gym/worked out 4 times last week.

Goal 2: Train for a 5K and a 10K
I did some runs before I left for vacation but havent done any here as planned. However, even though I havent been working out while on vacation the long hilly walks we have been taking are good training.

Goal 3: Do More Around the House
I did do this last week. Especially with Kevin's grandma moving in with us. I cleaned up a bit more. I also did almost all my laundry including folding it and putting it away (which usually takes me a week to do).

Goal 4: Build self-confidence and do More for Myself
Well I am trying to work on my self-confidence but this is a slow path. I have allowed myself to indulge a bit but thats easy on vacation. I would say because of vacation I have done well on this goal.

Goal 5: Work on Weakness and have Personal Growth
I have tried to be more aware of my temper and anger issues. I also have tried to stop and think before I react.

Goal 6: Be Better with Money and Save
Can I get a free pass this week because of vacation? Thanks!

Goal 7: Read 2 Books a month
Well I bought SEVERAL books at Borders because the one up here is closing down and had 80% off everything. The book I am currently reading is Laker Girl by Jeanie Buss.

2)What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
Well I went out dancing the first night of our vacation. i love dancing because its a lot of fun plus I know I am a good dancer so it makes me feel sexy.

3)Is your mind future-oriented or in the now? How does this affect you when working on your goals
Mostly I am future-oriented, I am always thinking abot what my life will be like and what can I do to reach my ultimate goal. I think it helps in achieving my goals bc I can see the end result and work harder to achieve it.

4) Is there someone in your real life that makes you strive to do your best?
Yes, it is Kevin. He keeps me on my toes. He points out my weaknesses (not in a bad way but in a helpful way) and helps me figure out easy solutions for them. He praises me when I do well. He overall wants me to be happy and he encourages me to grow as a person esxpecially with my self confidence.

5) Fun Question: Do you read Blogs on the actual Website or through Google Reader?
I go to the individual website. 1) I dont understand Google Reader 2) I like to read my blogs on their home site. Its cooler that way (in my opinion)

Okay I guess it wasnt as bad of a week in terms of keeping up with the goals. I have bought  a notebook to keep better track of my goals and what Im doing or need to do to accompolish them. Hopefully I remember to use it.

Now I am off to finish my vacation. Ill be back on Tuesday or Wednesday with a recap.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

GTKY Sunday and Are we sure this isnt Vegas?

Hi Everybody!! Ok so my trip has been AMAZING thus far but I keep calling it San FranVegas because its been one of those trips. We are tourists during the day and partiers at night. I started calling it San FranVegas because the first night we met up with one of our friends who lives up here (plus his friends) and we ended up staying out till 5 am. If thats not Vegas like then I dont know what else is.

 Last night was awesome too because we went on a ghost hunt and made some friends, came back to our room to drink with them went out to a karaokee bar (didnt get to sing) then came back and drank more.

During the days so far we have been to Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, Lombard St., and Union Square. We have done the Wax Museum, ate a lot, did a Ghost Hunt, and lots of sightseeing. Today we are doing Alcatraz!

Now is the time for Getting to Know You Sunday!

1. do you watch/read the news?

Not really too much. I try to stay up to date by reading it a bit but I dont make a habbit of it. I should be better about that

2. how would you describe your "look"?

Im pretty girly and I like to wear hoochie clothes sometimes ;) I dont know. I never think of labeling my look. i wear what makes me comfortable and what I think I look pretty in

3. did you play sports in high school or college?

Yes, I ran CC and track all four years of high school (Captain as well). Then my freshman year of college I ran CC and track until I got too injured to do so anymore.

4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high heels?

Lipgloss for sure, didn't even have to think about that. i mean I love lipgloss but uh I would kill anyone who tried to take my heels away from me.

5. what's your favorite show to watch on tv?

The Office all the way!!! I love it. Ok I also like Grey's Anatomy and a bunch of reality competition shows like Cupcake Wars, Project Runway, Chopped, Top Chef, etc. (mostly food)

I want a Jim and Kevin wants a Pam...We have stayed together over our love of The Office ;)

6. would you rather bake or cook?

Cook but I like baking too

7. shorts or skirts?


8. what's your favorite scary movie?

HMM I dont know. Ill watch any scary movie once and thats usually it lol

Well I hope you are all having a fantastic day. I should probably get out of bed soon.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Waiting on an Airplane. :) Foodie Adventures & a Review

SOOOOOOOo we kind of missed our flight this morning. Blame it on me taking forever to get ready and thinking that dancing around was a better alternative to putting my clothes on (hey can you blame me?). Anyway, we probably could have made it but we didnt want to do the classic running through the terminal and screaming to "hold that plane!" Instead  we Kevin being the chill people we are  person he is decided to just get put on the standby for the next flight. Done and done. We shall be boarding the plane at 10:40 am and getting to SF at 12 pm. I say thats a good plan.

This is the coach cabin. Pretty nice eh?

The Virgin America terminal is so cool. When checking in you are greeted with mood lighting and music and hot pink walls. (I love hot pink!) The service is amazing and helpful. The actual terminal is circular in shape and has super comfortable seats to wait in and FREE WiFi! (no not all terminals have this. I know for a fact that Terminal 5 at LAX does not). It has been a pretty relaxing morning (aside from me stressing out about being late).

Since I have time I decided to do a Foodie Thursday post and do a review of Shenandoah at the Arbor which is a restaurant we went on our last foodie adventure. Now I am not a good writer and Kevin won't do the review for me (pouty face) so bear with me

Shenandoah at the Arbor

(Top l,r: inside dining room I love the mismatch fabrics, outside terrace complete with coy pond
Bottom l,r: Surronded by cute botiques, complimentary apple fritters served right when you sit down)

The Basics: Shenandoah is an American Cuisine restaurant with a homestyle/kitchy feel. It features recipes that the chefs and owners have gathered from all around the US including Galveston, TX, San Francisco, and Louisana.

Atmosphere: As soon as you walk into Shenandoah you feel as if you walked into your typical grandmothers house (I know it remind me a lot of my paternal grandma). The dining area is designed to look like a home with  the intimate atmosphere and the vintage cabnients and mismatched linens. It just makes you want to take off your shoes and stay awhile.

I really love the mismatch linens.

Service: The service is fantastic and you are treated like you are family. As soon as you are seated you are served the most delicious fresh out of the oven apple fritters, you just have to make sure not to eat too many. The first time we came the waiter got to know Kevin and I (and by the end of our dinner even knew our anniversary) and he was very helpful in our choices. We always ask what they recommend and it always tastes delicious.

Doesn't that just scream "Eat me!"

Food: The food is delicious and their servings are huge so you always have leftovers to look forward to (and trust me they taste even better the 2nd time around). My favorite dish here is called the Galveston Pasta and it is unlike anything you have ever tasted. The description is "Penne, shrimp, chicken, & Andouille sausage, in a jalapeno tequila cream sauce". Their speciality here is their sauces; no matter what you get you can guarentee that the sauce will make the dish. Some other notable dishes are their Dixie Style Fried Chicken which is what they're famous for and their Riverwalk Steak (once again an amazing sauce tops it off).

Rating: 5 Stars. Excellent service, warm atmosphere, fantastic food, and great drinks. Great for an afternoon lunch with the girls or a romantic date night. I haven't tasted one thing on the menu that doesnt make you think "Wow this is fantastic" If you are ever in Orange County or near Long Beach, CA I recommend to check it out.

Well our plane will be boarding soon :) I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesdays and OMG leaving for VACATION TOMORROW!!

Hiya! How are you all doing this lovely Wednesday??

ME?  I am super super duper excited (even though that scares me) because Im leaving on vacation tomorrow with kevin. Its our longest vacation that we have taken together (usually we have done weekend getaways). We will be flying Virgin America (its the only airline kevin will fly) to San Francisco tomorrow morning. We will be there for 5 days and 5 nights. We will be eating at yummy restaurants, going to visit key tourist sites (including Alcatraz), and having lots of relaxed fun. We will also be going to a Dodgers vs. Giants game...Go Dodgers! I may be working 1 or 2 half days while im up there because I have quite a few customers in San Francisco. I am excited!!

Okay so its time for Wee Bit of Me Wendesdays. Its a new button because Leigh Ashley changed her blog layout and I must say I am loving it :)

{one} what is one food that, as an adult you love, but as a child you said you’d never touch?

Sushi... I could eat it every single day but as a child I scoffed at the idea of eating raw fish.

{two} did you go to college? if yes, what was your major?

I went to college and graduated. I picked my majors as a freshman and never turned back. I was a double major in Economics and Business with a focus on Marketing.

{three} what’s the most wild animal you’ve seen in real life (not counting the zoo)?

A bear... It was scary, for Cross Country camp my freshman year of college we went to Mammoth. The girls were in the cabin and the boys were in a tent. Well one night the boys all ran into our cabin screaming bc I guess the bear was watching them sleep. Fun times

{four} have you ever been to a fortune teller?

{five} can you juggle?

I always tried to but I cant. I can do it with the easy scarves no problem but I cant do it with balls or any other objects. (Am I immature because balls make me laugh?)
{six} hardwood floors or carpet?

Hardwood flloor all the way.

{seven} is it called “soda” or “pop”?

Soda or coke.
{eight} what was your first car?

1995 Ford Taurus

It pretty much looked like this.

{nine} what is the most decadent dessert you’ve ever eaten?

Its call Chocolate Tartufu. Its a chocolate Gellato with a Zabione Cream center topped with cocoa powder and hazelnuts. It was delcious. Also Im looking forward to getting a chococolate chocolate sundae from Ghiradelli Square in SF.

{ten} how often do you rearrange your furniture?

Whenever Kevin wants to rearrange it it gets rearranged. He is the decorating person around here and he has good tastes so I go along with it :)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tail Wagging Tuesdays- PeeWee is the Cutest

Hiya folks! So its tough for me to get motivated to blog sometimes which is why I love the little blog hop parties and what not.  First off Im going to give you the quick rundown of my weekend

Friday: Game night!
Saturday: Foodie Adventure (Im going to do a review on the restaurant we went to on an upcoming Foodie Thursday). Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness charity comedy show. The line up consisted of Jimmy Kimmel, Ray Romano, Patton Oswalt, Jim Jeffries, Bill Buhr, Steve-o, and a few more. IT WAS AMAZING!
Sunday: Lazy day and then Grey's Anatomy at Dlo's

All in all a fantastic weekend. AND I leave for vacation in less than 48 hours. San Francisco here we come!

Ok so Im linking up with CMae over at Live What you Love for Tail Wagging Tuesdays

This week she wants us to feature our favorite picture of our furbaby.
Well I have several furbabies but I feel like PeeWee doesnt get as much attention on my blog so Ill focus on him.

This is my favorite picture because he is staring right at the camera. You could see in his eyes that he is a happy dog who LOVES his owners

Fun Facts about PeeWee:

1) He is super loyal and he thinks he is a scary guard dog.
2) He LOVES cats and thinks that they are his best friend. Him and our youngest cat Athena are best buds
3) He knows that Angela (one of our cats) is pregnant so he doesnt tackle her anymore. He just sniffs her tummy then walks away.
4) He prances when he runs. Literally he looks like a deer or something. We call him prancer sometimes because of it
5) He knows how to roll down windows when he is in the car but his smartness stops there because he trys to jump out of the car when Im on the freeway. So I have to lock the windows which pisses him off.
6) He thinks he is a big dog and he gets along best with the big dogs when we are at the beach.
7) He is 100% a momma's boy

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Fever Challenge

Hello everyone! So I am pretty excited because I decided to participate in Spring Fever happening over at Life’s Journey with a Smile. It is a fun and inspirational challenge where you set goals for yourself for the spring and report on how you are doing on them.

Life's Journey with a Smile
Every week I will be posting an update along with a positive picture and something I did the following week that made me happy. I am really excited because I am hoping this will keep me on track with the goals I have already set for myself. Sorry that these may be longer posts but I hope they don’t bore you as I would love your feedback!

Positive Picture:

This picture makes me happy because the Dodgers are off to a great start and we won 3 out of our first 4 games. We basically showed the Giants who were boss (sorry I dont like the Giants). I hope the Dodgers win when we go to the game in San Francisco on the 11th.

Do Good for Myself:

So I dont think this technically starts until next week but i did have a feel good moment this week to share. I went to an awesome comedy show (April Foolishness); laughter is the best medicine


This Weeks Questions:

1) What are your Goals?My Spring Fever Goals: (It may seem like a lot but I have faith in myself)

Goal # 1:Live a healthier lifestyle.
  •  Eat healthier and keep a food log
  • Exercise at least 5 days a week
  •  Drink lots of water
Goal # 2: Train and complete a 5K and a 10K

Goal # 3:Do more around the house

  • Cleaning. I hate it but I need to get over it and just clean
  • Laundry. I need to stop waiting till the last minute to do this. Try to do laundry on a weekly basis.
Goal # 4: Build Self-Confidence and do more for Myself

  • I sometimes care too much about what other people so I am working on not caring about it as much. 
  •  I’m going to try to be a bit more selfish because I don’t do much for myself and I spread myself too thin and ignore my own need
Goal # 5:  Personal Growth/Work on Weaknes
  • Work on temper and sensitivity
  • Organization (work, house, day)
Goal #6: Be better at saving money & have better spending habits

Goal #7: Read at least 2 books a month

2) Why did you choose these goals? Well I feel like these goals are pretty well rounded and it affects every part of my life (health, work, personal, and relationships). My main goal is to make myself a better person inside and out so that was the motivation for most of my goals. I really want to be a healthier person (physically and mentally) which I feel will most of my goals help with that.

3) What is your plan of action to make them happen? All of my goals will have mini goals so that they feel more attainable then I have the following ideas:

  •  Exercise and food journal through mapmyrun.com. It’s a great site that keeps track of calories and miles ran.
  •  Personal Growth, Organization, and books- I am going to keep a journal to stay on track
  •  Saving Money- I have a specific amount of money that I have to put into my savings account per paycheck. I am also going to keep a closer log of my bills and spending
  • Rewards (Yes I am a little kid that is motivated by rewards) If I have a good week I will get myself ice cream or some other type of reward
4) What does this challenge mean to you? It means I am on the right track to becoming a better person. It will also show that I’m a strong person with will power if I am able to meet these goals. It will give my everyday life more meaning than usual.

5) Fun Question: What is something most people don’t know about you? I am obsessed with post it notes. They actually make me super happy and I get excited when I go to an office supply store just to look at the post its.

OMG I want this piece of art. Its a bunch of post its.

Okay folks, I hope you enjoyed my first segment of Spring Fever Challenge. Come pop by every Monday to check it out
Have a very Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Already a SO-So Sunday... GTKY Sunday

So today is going to be blah because I have a lot to do. I have to do a lot of cleaning and laundry and if you have been around here long enough you know I HATE cleaning. But you gotta do what you gotta do.

Anyway, before I start doing the dreaded I figured I would do some Getting to Know You Sunday of course.

1. do you weigh yourself?
I occassionally weigh myself. Sometimes after a hard workout at the gym I feel like I should weigh myself.

2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?
Hmmm I dont know..I try to not remember the nasty tasting things.

3. snail mail or email?
I prefer email because the only stuff I get through snail mail is bills. I dont get a lot of mail either way from friends. Texting is the way we communicate

4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?
I dont think any of my fears are irrational. Ok fine i am afraid of soggy bread. It really grosses me out.
5. do you play an instrument?
Nope I have no musical or artistic talent whatsoever.

6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?
Definetly a snake, I feel like I have the opportunity to survive that. If I was malled by a bear I dont think I would be walking away alive or with all my limbs.

7. do you ever go braless in public?
Never in public... Call me a horrible person but I get grossed out if I can tell someone is not wearing a bra. I dont need to see your nipples through your thin shirt. Im sure there are people that dont wear a bra and I cant tell and thats fine. I have smaller boobs and I always wear bras.

8. today i am thankful for........................?

I hope you had a great weekend and have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy List Saturday. Also Super Excited for Today and Why that Scares Me

Happy Saturday everyone and a Happy one at that! Well of course I am linking up to Dandelion's Wishes Happy List because what better way to start your Saturday?


I am Happy because:

I had a game night last night with some pretty close friends, some of which I hadnt seen in a while.

I am happy because yesterday my boss told me that I had a fantastic quarter and that I made my quarterly bonus along with full commissions for febuary which means an extra $4150 (well before taxes ater it will be almost half)  for me...Going into my savings baby!!

Ok so maybe Im a little obsessed with money... Sorry
I am double happy about the above statement haha. Like seriously I worked my booty off. And we increased sales by 14% for the quarter (I am trying to improve by 20% for the year bc one of the head guys in France said I could go to France if I was able to do that... a girl can dream right?)

I will go here one day!
I am happy that kevin's grandma is moving in. I am glad we can give her a place to stay and she is such a nice lady.

I am happy that we are having a foodie adventure with our friends Sarah and Mig (its a monthly or biweekly event). We are either going to one of our favorite restaurants or we are going to this big food truck festival with over 75 food trucks.

I am happy that tonight me and Kevin are going to the Kevin (different kevin) & Bean's April Foolishness show. It is a charity comedy event and some of the lineup includes Jimmy Kimmel, Axis of Awesomeness, Paton Oswalt (kev's favorite), Bill Burr, and Ray Romano.

Parron Oswalt

I am happy that it is April and it is a new month! April is my 2nd favorite month after all.

I am happy that we are leaving on vacation Thursday... San Francisco here we come.

I am happy that LA has been having some great sport days. LA Dodgers have won their first two games (and beat the hated Giants... Im sorry they are my rivals). The LA Lakers have won the last 2 days while the San Antonio Spurs have lost 6 in a row so the Lakers have a chance to finish #1 (as it should be)

I am happy that Im going to Vegas this month. I am happier because I might be going twice. Once for pleasure the weekend of the 15th and once for work from the 26th to 30th.

I am happy that I have such a long happy list because I was feeling kinda down in the dumps yesterday but now I am super happy because I see how blessed I am

So yes as you can see from some of the items in my Happy List I have a fantastic day lined up and Im super excited about it. However, around here the word excited scares us. Why? Well because whenever me and Kev are excited about something it usually blows up in our face. Like if Kev is excited to see me well then for some reason when I come home I act like a mega witch to him. Or if we are excited for a party we are hosting it usually gets cancelled or turns to a dud. So around here we try not to use that word.

 But im being extra optimistic and Im going to say that today will be a great day with no issues... (but ill knock on wood just in case).

Well I hope you have a great day and make sure to go link up and tell us why you're so happy today

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Middle of the Week... Let the countdown to vacation begin (8 days). Wee Bit Wed.

Hello Everybody...Top of the morning (or afternoon) to all of you. I have a feeling today is going to be a blah day so I have to try super hard to motivate myself to do work.

I am proud of myself because I ran 2 miles yesterday...While my times werent where I would ideally like them to be I have to realize that I am just starting out again and I cant be at the point where I am averaging 7 min/mile. I also did 1 hour of hot zumba yesterday. It was only hot zumba because the air wasnt working and I SWEAR it was 100 DEGREES in there. I never sweated that much in my entire life...

Time for some Wee Bit of me Wednesdays...Go link up!

{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?

I would take Kevin and it will be to Disneyworld. 1) We both have never been 2) He is a lot of fun to take places 3) He would kill me if I didnt take him ;)
This is us at Disneyland 2 years ago. Don't we look like we are having fun?

{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?

I would say probably 6 months ago and it was Taylor Swift

{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?

I LOVE spices. It is what makes my food tastes so yummy. My obsession is Tapatio. I love it. My favorite seasoning to cook with is Garlic Salt. Really anything with Garlic I love

Makes my mouth water!

{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?

Um Crappy music? Oh are we assuming that I would have talent? Probably hard rock then yah!!


{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?

Hmmm this is a tough one. I would say to be there when the automobile was invented because that is something that completly changed the world. :)

{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?

I would go back for my MBA with an emphasis on Business Development/Management. I also want to go to school so I can do event planning/wedding coordination on the side.

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?

The Super Bowl… Easiest question I have ever had to answer ever. I will go see one Super Bowl before I die!

{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?

I dive an automatic. I dont know how to drive stick...I feel it might be something I should learn how to do.

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?

In front of a large crowd? Not really but I get warmed up and then I can do a fairly good job. I think everyone gets nervous before that.

{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?

Of course, I live in CA for goodness sake. I have experienced more earthquakes than I count. I am lucky that I havent experienced a big one.

Happy Hump Day! I hope you have a great one :)