Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I know that this is a little late since Christmas is over, but I still had to share...I finally saw the Nutcracker for the very first time ever!

Once upon a time, when I was 5 or 6 years old, I was invited by my best friend and her mother to see the ballet. I was so excited to go, but then I became ill and my dreams of going to the ballet were dashed!  Had I seen the ballet back then, it's entirely possible that I would have become a prima ballerina the very next day. Unfortunately it would take me until now to see the performance by the San Francisco Ballet, but I am still so grateful to have been able to attend (and free of charge no less!).

My seester and I had a blast and I loved Act II when I heard more familiar songs and saw more dancing. Since cameras weren't allowed to be used during the show, I couldn't take any photos, but I did manage to find this one here...

My favorite dancing couple

I also couldn't resist taking a ridiculous amount of photos of the chandelier in various Hipstamatic films and lenses. 

After the show, my seester and I posed by some of the decorations in the hall....

Dress and Faux Fur Coat by Laundry by Shelli Segal
Wire-wrapped Amethyst Pendant Necklace by Kristin Elle Gems

Since I was in such a rush to get ready (I only had a 20 minute advance warning), I wore the same dress I wore to my cousin's wedding earlier this year, but I added stockings and wore booties instead of peep-toe high heels. I also wore the same coat, which is how I found my "missing" camera!

After experiencing the Nutcracker in all of its glory, I can finally cross that item off of my bucket list! Now I can move onto other items on the diving with sharks!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas has been pretty amazing. I never have any complaints and this is yet another year that I have truly treasured being able to spend the time with my family.

So what did I get???

Here are just a few of my new treasures...

The "big" gift from my parents was...

The Michael Kors watch I asked for!
Michael Kors Golden Rose Watch 
Unfortunately I was unable to wear it today because I need to have a few links taken out (my wrists are super tiny!), but I'm looking forward to making it a staple in my day-to-day look.

My seester seemed to get have an endless array of goodies for me, but here were two of my favorites...

A Christmas pie bird!!!
Such a cute lil guy!
My seester was extremely thoughtful and found this Christmas pie bird. I have one pie bird already, but now I officially have a collection started with this new addition.

Two more Passaro mugs!
Two more mugs! 
My set of dishes are the Passaro pattern from World Market. I have the entire collection thus far, but when I finally purchased the mugs, I only bought two. Now, thanks to my seester, I have a set of four!

After opening presents and having breakfast, my family and I continued to lounge around and enjoy our day and each other's company. Dinner was delicious and now we're gathered in the family room just doing our own thing. The important thing is that we're together and it's just like old times when we all lived here at home.

Well, I hope you all were able to spend the day with people you love and you enjoyed your Christmas day to the fullest!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad. Have you seen it? If not, you should. Seriously. Someone told me about it one day and I stuck it in my Netflix queue and eventually got around to watching it. Once I started watching it, I was hooked. I was a little disturbed when the premiere episode began with a middle-aged man driving an old RV in his tighty-whities, but that intro essentially made me watch the first episode. Because why on earth was this man in his underwear?! How did he get to that place? Why did he have a gas mask?! So many questions and many answers to follow. I pretty much watched seasons one and two back-to-back. After a while, I needed a break from the meth happenings of the main characters, Mr. White and Jesse Pinkman, but I picked it back up again after a short break. Now I'm done with the third season and I'm dying to watch Season 4.

So, what's stopping me? Well, I would prefer to watch it on onDemand, but I don't have cable and would have to resort to watching it elsewhere. Namely, my parents' house, if in fact it's available. Otherwise I'm going to be renting it through Regardless, I need to watch it. Hulu doesn't have it, so I'll be paying for it unless it suddenly becomes available on Netflix or Hulu. When I was looking it up, however, I stumbled across an interesting promotion. Win a walk-on roll on Season 5 of Breaking Bad. 

EXCUSE ME???? For realz??? 

Ah-mazing Show

I signed up for it instantly. I didn't even hesitate to hand over my cell phone number, address, and date of birth. Send me as many promotional emails as you want AMC, but PLEASE pick me for the walk-on role! I have acting experience, friends in ABQ that I would LOVE to see, but most importantly, I would OWN that walk-on role. 

It's likely a long shot, but I'm holding out hope. If they by chance happen to run my name through IMDb, they'll be met with a smiling picture of my face and several acting credits. That should be enough to seal the deal, right? Well, even if it's not, I can hope and pray for a miracle that gets me a walk-on role, another IMDb credit, and hopefully a foot in the right door. I'll charm the socks off of their casting director and maybe he'll write me in a role for part of the season. Wishful thinking? Sure. But a girl can always dream. 


Friday, December 23, 2011

All I Want for Christmas is...

My two front teeth! 

Okay, so I haven't been able to truthfully sing that song since I was 6 or 7, but I distinctly remember how cool I thought it was to be able to do so.

This year I didn't really know what to ask for. My parents always set a limit for me and my seester, so there were a few things that I knew couldn't be on my list because they were a bit too expensive.

So what were some of the things I asked for? 

Michael Kors Shiny Rose Golden Watch

Michael Kors

I know that Rose Gold has been all the rage this season, but that's honestly not the reason I chose it. I really didn't have much of a choice. Michael Kors originally sold this watch in gold, but it has since become unavailable except for eBay, of course. Fortunately, Rose Gold looks really good on my skin tone. And besides, it would be a nice change from the golden, round, faux Michael Kors watch that I wear nearly every day.

BOSU Balance Trainer
Available numerous places, including Target
I first tried one of these at the gym and it was pretty fun. Balancing on it while doing squats was certainly an adventure the first time, but I got the hang of it quickly and have been wanting to do more exercises with it. I just don't particularly like the thought of someone watching me while I try to balance on one, so I thought it would be nice to have one for home. Not sure if the parents bit on that one or not, but we'll see!

Lindsay Phillips Flats

Lindsay Phillips Liz Ballet Flat in Grey Flannel

Robin Gem Snap

I already have a pair of Lindsay Phillips leopard flats that I discovered at TJMaxx, but I love them so much I asked for another pair in gray flannel, too. Not to mention that I have the option to change the flower snap on top! So I asked for the Robin Gem Snap, too. Whether or not my mom broke down and bought them online remains to be seen, but if she didn't, I'll be getting them for myself the day after Christmas!

New Tires

Falken Tires

I desperately need a new set of tires. As much as I hate to admit that I've let them wear down so far without replacing them earlier, I have to tell you that they're nearly bald. I'm pretty good about the upkeep of my little Veronica, but tires are expensive! And I've also had a few other repairs to take of recently. So, I told my parents that they could contribute to getting me a new set of tires. I'm fairly certain this one didn't make their list of things to get me, but with the extra days I'm working this month, I'll be able to afford new ones just fine. 

A Polaroid Camera
The Impossible Project
I know it's difficult to find working Polaroid cameras, but The Impossible Project has made it easy to obtain a refurbished one and they even sell film! This particular model is one that falls into the price range for parent Christmas gifts and is a Polaroid Sun 660. I've bought film from Impossible in the past when I purchased an SX-70 camera on eBay back in early 2010, but then I had to return the camera because it wasn't working properly. I'm planning on getting another one in the future, but with Impossible's prices on those, I'll have to wait.

Even though it's possible I won't get any of these things, I'm just grateful to have a wonderful family to spend Christmas with. The only thing that would make Christmas even better is if my boyfriend were here to share the day with me...luckily he'll be here a few days after and we'll be able to have another little Christmas of our own.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gym Rat

I may or may not have been slacking on the gym front lately. I refuse to acknowledge my previous failed attempts to leave the warm, soft sheets on my king size bed in favor of a stationary bike at the gym. Not to mention that it was SO dark outside every morning during the month of October. Ever since we changed back to Standard time I've been feeling much better. I guess my body was ready for the change. It's still just as dark at 5AM as it was at 6AM prior to the change, but for one reason or another I'm functioning much better than I was a few months ago.

My gym experience began again at the beginning of November when I woke up on my own at three minutes to five the Monday after the time change. I was wide awake. I contemplated going back to sleep, but realized it would only make getting up even harder later on. So I got up out of bed and prepared for my first gym experience in a long time. Luckily the gym is less than 5 minutes from my front door to theirs, so it greatly increases my odds of going. Earbuds in, bike program selected, and I was on my way to riding miles and miles. I didn't push myself as hard as I wanted to, but let's be honest, if I over did it on Day One, the chances of me returning would be extremely low. This is a delicate time after all. So when I somehow managed to wake up again on Tuesday at one minute to five, I was shocked. Wide awake once more, I donned my workout duds and hopped into the car. In no time I was pedaling round and round...and this behavior continued for the rest of the week! And the week after that. And the week after that. Though I did change over to the elliptical machine for those last two weeks. Then, the inevitable happened...I got sick. I haven't been back to the gym since. It's taken weeks for me to feel even remotely better. The next time I wake up early, I'll be heading back to the gym. The treadmill is calling my name.

And I'd like my gym rat status back.

pedal pedal pedal

I am still very much determined to get my boo-tah-tah back into shape because unlike the bears, I'm certainly not going into hibernation this winter. I'm by no means fat, but there is always room for improvement! This summer I'll be nice and toned once again...well, that's the plan anyway!


Dream Realization

I usually have strange dreams, which I think is a fairly common occurrence with people, but a dream I had this past September really made me think. Sometimes I have moments in my dreams when I realize that I'm in a dream and I watch it like it's a television show. This was one of those moments. So much so, that it felt like I was watching myself on television screen and my television self was looking straight at me and speaking directly to me. I know, this is complicated, but what I realized as I was watching this version of myself, was that it was my childhood personality all grown up. The way I used to be - talkative, somewhat outgoing, more confident, like I could take on the world.  It really got me would my life be different if I had continued to talk to my friends in class instead of worrying about getting into trouble for being a Chatty Cathy. I wonder if I would have already accomplished some of the goals I have set for myself because I would be a more uninhibited person.

I used to love being the center of attention. I drank it up. I would perform in front of people without fear. Somewhere along the line, I became incredibly self-conscious and shy. I became more introverted. As a child, I had always been shy around strangers, but I certainly didn't mind being on stage in front of a bunch of them! Maybe my life wouldn't be any different, but the girl I saw on the screen in my dream was an alternate version of myself. Or maybe she's just a hidden version of myself that I'm waiting to uncover. Only time will tell, but in the meantime I'll be working hard to accomplish those goals I've set. Especially since success seems to lie just beyond the horizon.


Super Slacker Strikes Again!

I acknowledge that I've been neglecting my blog. I've started to write numerous posts without ever finishing them, so be prepared to be bombarded. I'm going on a posting spree!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Ever since my last audition (waaaaay back during the summer), I stopped cutting my bangs. Any struggling actor knows how incredibly important it is to look like your headshot at all times, so I was pretty much breaking the rules. I'm SUCH a rebel. Anyway, it had been months and months and I was enjoying the change. I figured I could always cut them if I got an audition so it wasn't really that big of a deal. So I enjoyed my days without blunt bangs and swooped them to my heart's content. Then, I got to thinking...what if I wasn't getting any auditions because I wasn't emitting the right signals or energy or whatever into the universe? What if the reason I hadn't been getting auditions was because I was refusing to cut my bangs until I got an audition instead of cutting them in hopes of an audition? Okay, maybe it sounds a little silly, but you know what? I cut my bangs and got an audition in less than a week. It was promptly followed up with another audition and another notice of one that is casting straight off of headshots (my personal favorite).

Now that I'm back to being more like the brunette girl-next-door, I'll be anxiously awaiting word from my last audition (which went rather well)! Sometimes it pays to put some positivity out there...and it never hurts to pray either.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


So sue me. I go through phases. Mostly the type where I'm really gung-ho about something and then my desire to continue peters out and I'm left with this nagging voice in my head telling me that I'm SLACKING and I should refocus my attentions on the tasks I've been neglecting. I haven't been listening apparently as I haven't been spending much time posting. I've been doing crafty things, like scrapbooking. I've been doing artsy things, like painting. I've been doing mandatory things, like working. I've been doing almost anything and everything I can imagine to do EXCEPT updating my blog. There are worse things in life.

Just try squeezing the juice out of THIS lemon.
During this great lapse I have been grieving over the death of Steve Jobs (as much as any Apple lover can grieve without truly knowing the man), remembering two of my grandparents who both died in the month of October years ago, and also contemplating how screwed up I would be if I suddenly discovered that my psychologist had committed suicide. No, I am not seeing a psychologist.

He changed everything. Again. And Again.
Death surrounds me on a daily basis. I'm not kidding either. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. It's a wonder I'm able to maintain my positive disposition. Anyway, like I was saying...on a daily basis...but it has been oddly prevalent for the month of October. Or maybe I'm subconsciously putting more emphasis on it because Halloween is just around the corner. Or maybe it's just solidified by the fact that I am constantly surrounded by death. Whatever.

I know, I know. I make an incredibly scary witch.

I have previously made promises to blog consistently, but I'm over it. I can't make that promise. Quite frankly, sometimes I don't feel like conversing with the world. Sometimes I feel like I should delete this thing altogether. I haven't even deleted my MySpace page, so chances are, this one will stick around, too. Tired of me bouncing around from slacking to death, to slacking again? Me too. That's just my train of with it....and I hope you enjoyed the random photos.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Outlet Shoppers: BEWARE


Outlet stores used to be a really spectacular thing. One could drive the 60+ miles away to sift through the piles of "irregular" clothing that didn't pass a brand's highest standards or try their luck at finding a past season item the regular stores overstocked and were unable to sell. Now, not so much.

These days outlet stores tend to carry their own merchandise. Yep, that's right. NOT the carry over items from regular stores. Sometimes you can find similar items in outlets, but they often don't have the same quality as the full price items at the normal stores.

Earlier this month I made the trek out to the Gilroy Premium Outlets with one goal in mind - find that navy blue Coach purse I had set my sights on. Before I went, however, I popped into my nearby Coach store to see if they carried it. I found a navy one, but it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, so I told the sales associate that the one I was looking for had been purchased at an outlet. That's when she dropped the bomb. Coach outlets carry their own merchandise. Occasionally regular store items will make their way into a Coach outlet, but for the most part, outlets have their own stuff. 

The Coach connoisseur will be able to tell the difference between an outlet purse and a full price, regular store purse just by looking at it. To the general public, those differences are a little harder to decipher. The tell tale sign is on the inside. The serial number on an outlet Coach purse has that prominent "F" in the serial number. "F" standing for "Factory" of course. If you care, you can save up your money and buy a regular store purse, but if you don't, you might get a deal at the outlets. Either way, it's better to be informed. 

Just be warned that this doesn't only apply to Coach, this applies to nearly every outlet store around. Each place has their own tell tale signs. Sometimes the tag sewn into the merchandise will actually say "Factory Store" on it, but other times there may just be extra symbols (Banana Republic has used small diamond shapes in the past) on the tag. Moral to the story? Do your homework and be smart about your purchases. Also note that the "MSRP" is deliberately marked high to make it look like you're getting a deal when "their price" is significantly lower or it's advertised as "75% off." 

If you want to read more, check out this article


Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Frenzy

I am in a frenzy for Fall. As soon as September rolls around, I'm instantly ready for the cool, crisp Autumn weather to float on through. Unfortunately, it rarely happens that way and I'm stuck with Summer weather for at least few more weeks. While temperatures continue to hover around the mid to high 70s, I'm already anticipating my first Fall ensemble...hopefully by the 23rd (the official first day of Autumn) I'll be pairing my outfits with boots and not sandals.

While I continue to dream of cooler temps, I wanted to share my must-have boots for this season. I cannot wait to add these babies to my closet...and SOON!
Vince Camuto 'Silas' Boot (Nordstrom Exclusive) $169.95

These leather boots are sure to fit perfectly within my wardrobe and something about them just screams my name! I am VERY particular about, well, a lot of things, but especially boots. The toe can't be too pointy or too square, the color has to be just the right shade to suit my fancy, and they have to be walkable. I can walk in just about any pair of shoes I slip my foot into - tall or short, spike heel or wedge - but they have to be at least a little comfortable. Basically, I don't want blisters and I don't want my feet to be killing me by the end of the day. I will certainly suffer for the sake of fashion from time to time, but these everyday boots have to be wearable.

I'm prepared to hand over my hard earned cash, but I'll have to preorder them online if I want them! And boy, do I want them. 


Friday, September 9, 2011

Missoni for Target

It was announced months ago that Target and Missoni would be working together, but now the wait is nearly over! Starting September 13th, you can indulge in some Missoni for Target items. While Target has collaborated with designers in the past, this extensive 400-piece collection will be the largest yet. It will include clothing for women, men, and children as well as home decor items, accessories, office products, and so much more (check out the bicycle below!). The lookbook has been out for a while, but the launch party was held two nights ago with celebs showing up in both high priced Missoni ensembles and the new economical Missoni for Target pieces.

One of my personal favorites was the cardigan worn by Emma Roberts. She styled it perfectly and actually made me want to buy one for myself! Usually I'm not one for bold zigzag patterns on my clothing, but some items were certainly calling my name! 

These scarves are adorable.

More interesting to me though were the home decor pieces like these ones below. I hope I can snatch some up in time before they are all gone!

I love how fun these coffee mugs are...each with a different pattern, yet they compliment each other beautifully!

Understated and classy.

Like I mentioned above, there is a BICYCLE! 

So here's a peek at some of the Missoni for Target pieces I adore. There isn't enough room to talk about ALL of them, but look for these and more in stores on the 13th! 


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Zara Online

I really like Zara. Their clothing is on-trend and tends to resemble designer items, but at more affordable prices than say, Prada or Stella McCartney. My one complaint, however, has been that I couldn't buy the items I wanted online! I have no problem going to the mall, but sometimes it's nice to be able to click the "add to cart" (or in their case, "add to basket") button and checkout. Now, you can!

Yesterday Zara launched its e-commerce site for the U.S. As soon as I entered the site I was clicking and adding pieces to my shopping bag before I realized I couldn't afford to buy all of the items I was practically drooling over. C'est la vie! I managed to narrow it down to two items...for now!

On the plus side, it's nice to know that Zara has crossed the Atlantic in terms of online shopping...and just in time for Fall fashion shopping. I've been waiting for this moment for SO long! Thank you Zara! 

Happy shopping everyone!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I wrote about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's new fashion venture, StyleMint, over at Kate and Emma's about a week ago. There I explained the whole process and what you can expect each month. I was really excited to receive my new T's, and I finally got them after a whole debacle with USPS and my INCOMPETENT mail carrier. My INCOMPETENT mail carrier delivered them to the wrong address, which ultimately resulted in the recipient writing "RETURN TO SENDER WRONG ADDRESS" and me not receiving my parcel. This isn't the first time it happened (he also failed to deliver my glasses the first time around...he is INCOMPETENT), so I went down to the post office and stopped my mail because I had another parcel on the way and I didn't want my INCOMPETENT mail carrier to mis-deliver the order AGAIN and I also I contacted StyleMint customer service.

***Side Note***
Stacie at StyleMint was super quick to remedy the situation (they gave me a credit and a new T). She was a DREAM to work with and I appreciated all of her hard work to help fix things. She was so sweet! Customer service reps around the world should take note and emulate her!  

Somewhere along the way, with the StyleMint parcel being taken back to the post office, but before it made it to Bell Gardens, it was somehow held with the other mail that I stopped. So then I had to contact StyleMint again to thank them for everything, but by some act of God, I received my items. Whew. 

All in all, I'm happy this is whole mess was taken care of. I know that the only reason I was even able to receive the package at all was because I went in and stopped my mail the day after my package didn't come. At least now I've learned my lesson...NEVER have parcels delivered to my home...they may never get there.

Now on to more important my T's!

The proof that my mail carrier is INCOMPETENT

The sizable pale pink denim bag I received as a gift! 

How the shirts were wrapped inside...
simple brown craft paper with a colored leather cord and a StyleMint sticker

The Melrose in Navy Blue (July 2011)

The Abbot Kinney in Cabernet (August 2011)

The note inside

I've already worn the Abbot Kinney (LOVED it) and will be wearing the Melrose sometime this weekend most likely. The T's are so so soft and fit perfectly. Hopefully they wash up well, too! Can't wait to see what is in store next month!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Snail Mail

Is there anything better than snail mail? Okay, I can think of a few things that are better, but snail mail sure beats out an email any day! That said, have you heard of Snail Mail My Email? I hadn't until this morning when I received a letter from my San Diego bestie! There wasn't a return address on the envelope and the handwriting was so perfect I actually thought it was printed out from a printer, but it wasn't!
Sorry...I had to edit out the address

I opened the envelope and inside was a handwritten note with a drawing of a bee (that's our thing) and a little note from her. Even though it wasn't her handwriting personally, it was super cute and a very sweet gesture!
This definitely made me smile and made my Monday start off right

Unfortunately, today is the last day to use Snail Mail My Email, but you may still want to check it out! It has been a month-long community art project with volunteers from all around the world participating in it. 
I did take a photo with my snail mail and I posted it on facebook!

Even if you don't have them send out a letter, check out the gallery still because there are some really creative ones on there!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Simple Pleasures

Happy Friday!!!

These simple pleasures have gotten me through this week and I am so grateful for that!


Hayley (from Vintage Hay) and I finally had dinner! Once again it's been TOO long since we last got together and we both had so much to catch up on! I enjoyed our relaxing evening of Mexican food (I'm pretty sure it's a tradition at this point) and TV watching. She even introduced me to a new show! Yay! 


Building on the last simple pleasure is the show Hayley introduced me to...Secrets from a Stylist. I instantly loved this show. I can't stop talking about it! I have seen loads of HGTV shows, but because this one airs on Saturdays, I'm pretty sure that's why I've missed it. I definitely have some catching up to do with it, but I'm so glad I got to see it! Emily Henderson is great at what she does and it seems like she's always dressed so stylishly! It definitely inspires me to go do some thrifting and make a unique space for myself.


On Tuesday I treated myself to an at home mani-pedi using the Raise A Glass shade by Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. I fell in LOVE with this color. Unfortunately, because I'm rough on my nails, it hasn't lasted as long as I would have liked and they started chipping almost immediately (though my toes are sporting it well still). I'd show you the true photo of my nails, but no one really likes to see chipped nail I right?? I've been scouring the web for a liquid nail polish that is similar so I can wear this color more often! So far I've compiled a list of similar champagne shades by OPI, Essie, and also a couple that might work from Sally Hansen. I wish they had an exact liquid version of Raise a Glass because I'm dying to fix these nails of mine! In the meantime, I'm still enjoying this gorgeous color. It's neutral, a little metallic, and I cannot get enough of it! 

Well, I hope you all find something to appreciate over the next week! It isn't too hard to do when you focus on the simple pleasures in life!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

Yesterday we had an unexpected visitor at work. A VERY cute, unexpected visitor. I called him "Buddy" because that's my go to nickname for male dogs, and wouldn't you know, his name was actually "Buddy"? I know, I'm psychic sometimes. Anyway, I obtained Buddy for the early part of the afternoon after a coworker of mine spotted him running in the street. He was calling him over and I was outside by the time the dog came over to him. I noticed he had a collar, so I gave my coworker the number and he called and left a voicemail for the owner.

We put him in the break room so he was out of the sun, but the little stinker somehow escaped and went prancing across the lawn! I ran after him once I found out and decided it was best to keep him inside with me since the owner called back and said he'd be there in twenty minutes. After a couple of hours, I called the owner because I was worried he was never going to pick up his dog! Buddy was a cutie pie and I certainly wanted to take him home with me since he was lying in my lap nearly the entire time, but he would've been missed at home (and he would've needed his meds for epilepsy)! Not ten minutes later, I see the owner open his front door and walk over to the office. Apparently he had been home for over an hour trying to fix the problem (Buddy dug under the fence), but what I didn't understand was why he couldn't have left Buddy in the house while he did it. Regardless, I was happy to have a friendly pup hanging around and once the owner came by he seemed grateful for us caring for Buddy for a while. 

This just solidifies the fact that I NEED A DOG!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Delayed Weekend Recaptured.

I know Monday has come and gone and that's usually the time to reflect on the weekend, but I was feeling extremely unmotivated to write so, I'm recapping the details of my weekend today!

Friday night was a WILD night. I spent the night at my Nana's house and let me tell you, Pocket Nana knows how to PARTY! Okay, so we didn't have a rager, but we did spent hours talking. The TV was never turned on and we got to catch up and talk about everything and nothing all at the same time. We talked for an hour when I got there, went out and had pizza for dinner, and then went back to her house where we continued talking for several more hours. We turned in fairly early (10PM) and then woke up and went out to breakfast. All in all, a perfect Friday evening and a great way to start off my Saturday morning. Not to mention that the guest room bed has the SOFTEST sheets. I sort of want to sleep over every night because the bed is so amazing! It's just a bonus though in comparison to spending time with Pocket Nana.

Not the photo from Friday night, but one of my favorites
because she was being so silly with the helmet on her head!

Saturday was the Fremont Arts and Wine Festival...or rather the Fremont Festival of the Arts. Stupid name change. I go pretty much every summer even though it's mostly a repeat of the same stuff year after year. My seester and I walked around for a couple of hours and sipped on some mediocre lemonade while we perused the booths. I found a really cute purse, but at $300 it wasn't really speaking to me that loudly, especially once I noticed that a lot of the latches were crooked. Tsk tsk! So besides the 2 for $5 lemonades, we didn't actually buy anything. Fast forward to our mall trip and that's where we spent some cash. She bought a couple of new things (like the dress I picked out for her!) and then we splurged on some accessories at Forever 21. You really cannot go wrong with their accessories. When some items are as little as $1.50, it's hard to say no to any of them! I bought several necklaces and also a new brown belt which didn't break the bank! All in all I'm pleased with my are a few of the items:

Harmonica Pendant Necklace in Cream and Gold ~ $1.50

Police Whistle in Gold ~ $4.80

Layered Boho Necklace ~ $7.80

Heart Pendant Necklace ~ $1.50
Stitched Leatherette Stretch Belt in Brown ~ $6.80

This is one of the rings my seester bought while we were there. This picture doesn't even begin to do it justice though. It is far prettier in person and I'm tempted to go back and buy one for myself! 
Damask Knuckle Ring ~ $5.80

I ended my evening by making a HUGE mess out of my closet in an attempt to make it neat and tidy. I haven't gone back in to fix the damage yet, but I will over the course of this week. I should have bitten the bullet and finished on Sunday, but I was feeling lazy and spent the day watching TV, photographing my hummingbirds, and doing laundry before my seester stopped over. Armed with a couple of pints of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, she was able to dispel my grumpy mood and when she left I was back to myself again.

Now that it's Tuesday, I'm anxious for the weekend that bad?? One thing I'm looking forward to today is my hair appointment with Bonne! Perfect timing since I'll be going to Kels' wedding in less than two weeks! Woohoo!