Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Frosted Window Panes ...

Almost all of the Christmas decorations are finished and up! I am working on a white paper garland, and I still need to finish some hand stitching on my Merry Christmas felt garland. This year we put colored lights on the tree and I LOVE it! We mixed big bulbs with small bulbs and I can't stop staring at it. I can't wait for Danny to put the outdoor lights up! Hopefully everything will be up by tomorrow! 

I LOVE colored lights, they make everything so much more festive.
I made these stockings last year, I think they are still good for one more year.
Yarn wreath from last year.
Danny's ornaments
My ornaments
Felt mushrooms I made last year. More to come this year!
Here is the banner I am working on right now. I still need to put the stitching on the letters
I think it's going to look pretty good. I will post when I am finished with it, along with the banner I copied so you can judge how close I got.
Ribbon wreath.
Since we have cats, we can't have a real tree because they like to climb all the way to the top, but no one ever knows we have a fake tree cause our house always smells like fresh balsam! I swear, last year a couple people even went up to my tree and touched it to make sure it wasn't real. This candle is amazing!
Here is one of the culprits! Look at his crazy eyes, he wants to attack the tree so bad!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adventures at the Zoo

Over the weekend Danny and I decided to head over to the Los Angeles Zoo. Danny had never been there before, and I hadn't been since I was a little girl. We invited my sister Julie to come along, and left for our adventure! It was a cold day, so all the animals were out and about! Cold days are the best days to go to the zoo because the animals are more active and not napping the day away. We really love the Los Angeles Zoo, the paths are so beautiful, covered in trees and hidden from the outside world. It seems like you're just walking in a park. I can't wait to go back! 

Let the journey begin!
Me and my sister Julie
Danny really loved the prairie dogs! They are awfully cute.
The zebras looked so beautiful! No two are alike!
Hanging out with the elephants
Have you ever seen a rhino run? Danny says it's one of his favorite things. They're surprisingly agile!
The hippo was in a great mood today! It came right up to us!
Pictures of the beautiful paths that lead you from one animal to another.
It was snow day at the zoo so all the animals had snow in their homes, and some even had snowmen!
Snow leopards were pacing back and forth, just begging me to pet them! But I didn't, cause they would've attacked me.

What I wore: Sweater: H&M. Shirt: Made by me. Scarf: Made by me. Pants: Forever21. Shoes: Forever21. Bag: Roots.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's 50th Birthday!
But I don't think she looks a day over 30!

Happy birthday to the most beautiful woman I know!
May you have a perfect day!!


My mama,  prettiest ballerina!


This weekend my mom's friends and I threw her a surprise birthday party for her 50th birthday! She had no idea they were planning this! We kept it a secret for about 6 months! It was so hard! We decided to have it on Friday since she would be at work all day and I would be able to decorate, well on Thursday my mom comes home and goes, "I took the day off tomorrow!" I immediately thought she knew what we were up to. Why would she just randomly take the day off!? Needless to say, it ruined my whole day! I had to sneak in and out of the house in order to decorate, I had to be SUPER sneaky. She thought Danny and I were taking her out to dinner, when she asked where we were taking her I told her we were taking her to the Summit house. It was the only place I could think of that was nice enough for her to get dressed up for, plus I could tell her that it was booked on Saturday (because she asked why we couldn't just go out to eat on Saturday) and I could tell her that the only time they had available was for 8pm (since that is late for dinner). So she got all dressed up, and I told her Danny was outside waiting for us. We walked downstairs, and into the recreation room and then SURPRISE!!!!! All her friends were there waiting for her! She had no idea! It was so much fun, so many people came to celebrate my mama! There was good food, good entertainment, and great cake! I hope she had the best 50th birthday ever! But I still think I have to take her to the Summit house.
Everybody went around and read a little bit of advice for when you turn 50.
I thought the cake was so funny! Danny loved it because it had dinosaurs on it. I thought it was from a bakery because it tasted so good! But my mom's friend Graciela (the mastermind behind the party) made it from scratch. It was too yummy!

The delicious cake
Time to make wishes
Seriously, so good!

For a gift everyone gave Graciela money and she went and got a bunch of $50 bills to give my mom! She put them in a paper fan that said "Hot Flash Fan" and then gave it to her. It was amazing.

Money Money Money
 Then it was time to toast the woman of the hour! They filled this comically large flute with sparkling apple cider and cheered as my mama turned the grand ol' age of 50! 

I was in charge of the decorations, Danny took some shots of my hard work ...

Feliz Cumple!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Born This Way ...

As I was looking through old pictures for my mom's 50th birthday celebration I found some of me as a little girl. I was looking at all of my very interesting outfit choices. My parents did not dress me, they didn't even care what I wore! I was allowed to wear whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Lucky for my parents I was born with the fashion itch. I mean I was wearing pearls at the age of 5! I'm glad my parents never forced me to wear what they wanted me to wear, I think it's probably one of the main reasons I love fashion so much! Thanks mom and dad! 

I went through a pearls phase from the age of 5 to 6. So fancy.
Just my everyday dress up, when we had to go somewhere I would just put on some cut off shorts and leave the house ... LIKE THAT!
I think I was also born with a cheesy pose gene, I still do all of these poses! Just kidding, but I still do some pretty cheesy poses.
Sporting my pearls, and my signature hair style. Three clips, all different colors, all on one side.