Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Latest Obsession

I think I have a new obsession for blue and white china...uh oh!!!  I recently bought a set of four teapot shaped saucers/teabag holders with a beautiful blue peacock pattern on it.  I think the color matches my small collection of blue and white china really nicely, which is starting to slowly grow :D

 This is a teacup with a small lid, which I use as a sugar cube dish.

Teapot saucers: TJMaxx
Bowls: Marhsalls
Plate and Teacup: Gifts from my mother

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

For The Love of Coats

I live in sunny SoCal, and have barely worn a coat in the years i've been down here.  But, that has not stopped me from splurging on warm fuzzy coats, HA! That being said, I am in LOVE with these coats.  There's just something amazing about a warm, long, beautiful coat to make you feel chic!  Sigh...




Now, this black one, I'm actually considering :D 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Homemade Quesadilla's

After a long day at work...the last thing you want to do is stand for hours to make dinner.  Here is another quick idea for something easy, fast, and yummy.


Tortillas (white or wheat)
Thinly sliced tomaotes
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Shredded cheddar cheese

Taco sauce: I use La Victoria's red and green mild sauce

1. Warm the tortilla in a frying pan...just toss it back and forth till it's a bit warm.

2. Drizzle the sauce.

3.  Add the tomatoes.

4.  Add the cheese.

5.  Fold the tortilla over and flatten.  Turn over a few times until all the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crispy and golden.

 6.  Cut into slices.

Bon Appetite!! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Society 6 iPhone Cases

I have a cute polka dot case for my iPhone, but I wanted something a bit different and more fitting for the fall season.  I came across this great website that has super cool looking cases.  The price is a bit more than I want to pay, especially for something that doesn't have that much "protection", but I am in love with some of these designs and HAVE to have one.

I'm torn between these...there are just too many options...sigh...

For those interested, check out this review.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zipper Bracelets

Want a brilliant idea for what to do with a leftover or broken zipper?  Turn it into a beautiful bracelet!

I came across this blog...in Italian, (of which I understood everything) about turning a broken zipper into a bracelet or collar for a furry friend.  I think it's a marvelous idea (said with a british accent) and I am really interested in trying it out.   I think this is something I can definitely see myself doing over Christmas break.    

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend In a Wrap

Yes, I have many a guilty pleasure and shopping is at the top of that list.  When in turmoil or doubt...shop till you drop.  Best advice ever...NOT!

These embellishments were so cute, but not so much the shirt.  Sometimes you find interesting things...on the wrong item.  

Polka dots :D I'm a phone addict now and need to take etiquette classes on how to interact with others while owning an Iphone. 

Yes please :D 

My new lip color...it's actually really pretty!!  Spice spice baby from Too Faced.

No, I didn't buy more dishes, but I definitely thought about it! 

 118 Degrees: a completely RAW food vegan restaurant.  Interesting experience, not one I will do again.

 Everything was made of plant products and nothing was cooked and everything tasted, for lack of a better word, interesting.  

Oolang tea! One of the best!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Adventures With My Goldfish

So last night was water changing time.  I change their water and filter every month, but this month, given the record breaking heat wave we've had, the water was extra dirty and extra algae-ish (my new word). I usually don't take out all the plants, but this time, everything was covered in a dark green hue, so they needed washing.

Mag Float (Magic Algae Eraser) cleaning the algae off the glass.  This thing is AWESOME!

Here comes the vacuum...they love this thing.  They follow it everywhere and it drives me nuts.  I can't get anything done when they keep coming around.

Fixing the plants that came apart during washing.

Replacing foliage :D 

I have to stand on a stool to see what I'm doing.  Backbreaking, let me tell you...

Filled with fresh water.  I usually let it sit out for a few days to dechlorinate, even though I add a dechlorinator.

Fresh water

2 hours later...and Voila!  Now, the cleanup and complete sanitation of the kitchen, kitchen sink and kitchen floors...arg...

Look at those innocent faces...as if they have nothing to do with the mess and back breaking work...sigh...


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