Friday, May 30, 2014

La Weekend



TGIF!!!  I haven't checked in on a Friday in awhile~~ 
Although it was a short week, it felt just as long as a regular week. Oh boy, that's never a good feeling.  

So, what are you guys up to this weekend?  
The hubs and I are hanging out on Sunday in Manayunk (which is a town/city outskirts of Philly) to watch a bike race.  Randy has recently become such a cyclist, which all started from attending a really good spin class.  He now rides outside no less than 4 hours every Saturday (that's in addition to spinning his tushi off like 4-5 times a week).  I might as well call him Lance at this point! All joking aside, I'm 100% supportive of his new hobby which has made him healthier, both inside and out. 

I don't have much going on, other than waiting for this beauty to arrive, hopefully on Saturday.  It was one of those things on my wish list that became real (you know, when you have that combo of reward $s and an add'l 20% off sale thing, you gotta go for it).

I also caved in and ordered me a Paderno Spiralizer.  I'm a huge fan of making veggie pasta and my little peeler/veggie-stringer is just not cutting it anymore. I can't wait!! 

I also can't wait for this summer to begin.  It's about time, right?!! Hope you guys have a leisurely weekend into the summer~~ 

photo by me

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shooting the Breeze


As promised, more photos from my MDW, partly spent with my friend Nancy.  We went to Terrain at Glen Mills and had an amazing time just shooting the breeze, as Nancy called our meet-up.  The weather was perfect too.  And on a really cool and serendipitous moment, I saw Johnny Weir (you know, the World Champion ice skater) at the garden cafe inside Terrain and got up my nerves to approach him. Luckily, he was so so sweet and nice. He also started to strike a pose as we were taking photos, so I just followed him.  What a day it was~~ Nancy and I capped the day with a duo selfie. 

Here are some photos from the day.  You can see how it's such a beautiful place inside and out.  I promised myself to go back before the summer is over.  (I almost forgot - their food is also to die for!!)






Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend

Hope you are having a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. 
I'm checking in to say "THANK YOU" to those who served this country.  Without them, we wouldn't be having this peaceful weekend with our loved ones. 

These photos are from Terrain in Glen Mills, hands down one of the most romantic and lovely places to go. I was just there on Saturday with my friend, Nancy, who was in town from Jersey. Nancy quipped "I feel like I'm on a date".  Haha! More photos to come this week! 




Just for a little fun, here's me going for a glass of white sangria, al fresco style at White Dog Cafe (Wayne) on Sunday. It was such a beautiful day, we had to go out and do something.  So, you know, I went for a drink!! 

I'm so excited summer is almost here after a long and dreary winter.  Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend~~ 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An Epic Day in Pennsylvania


Yesterday, May 20, 2014, the Honorable John E. Jones, III, of United States District Judge from the Middle District of Pennsylvania, ruled that the Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same sex marriage,is unconstitutional and should be struck down, and that same sex marriage will be allowed.  In making this ruling,  he stated: 

Based on the foregoing, we hold that Pennsylvania’s Marriage Laws violate both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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We are a better people that what these [old] laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”

I cannot agree more with Judge Jones.  I believe "marriage" and "family" are words that apply to all who love and have created a  unit of people to whom they are committed and dedicated.  

May 20, 2014 was a great day in Pennsylvania.  I hope other states that have yet to allow or recognize same sex marriage will follow suit. As Judge Jones said, we are better people than what those old laws represent.    

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pretty In the Kitchen



I spend a lot of time in the kitchen as I cook almost every day.  Like any other space in my home, I am always embellishing this space with pretty things, that also serve a function. On my I need want list are: 

je t'aime catchall I love a small catchall dish like this.  I use it to rest my watch while I'm cooking, washing dishes, etc. (Also to put your dish washing sponge!)  

sexy mug One of those things I don't need but I can't stop thinking about.  Such a smart cheeky design! 

whatever bowl There's never enough of pretty bowls and dishes.  Never ever. 

teapot I've been served loose tea with this and it's just so darling.  It also does a great job keeping the tea warm. 

ipad rest Why didn't I tink of this design?  With so many  recipes available online, this is PERFECT.  

tea towel Also another item you can never have enough of. Great for styling as well.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Like A Broken Record - Keeping it Simple


Not to sound like a broken record or anything (and I am going to sound like one), but this year, I am really feeling the need to keep my looks simple, simple and more simple.  But I don't want to be bland either.  I want quality over quantity and classic over trendy, all while staying modern and fresh.  I purchased the  lace top, the jeans (similar) and the necklace. I LOVE them all.  They all fit so well, which rarely happens. I would love to get the rest, the watchtote and the pink pump. So, I'm keeping my eyes wide open for those to go on sale.  By the way, the pink pump is soooo pretty in person and the reviews I read all say it's super comfy too.  Can't beat that combo, right?! 

How about you?  Are you working on putting together a certain look?  

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I Love You Mom - Happy Mother's Day


Tomorrow's Mother's Day.  
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there and moms to be.  I know that without my mom,I would not be where I am.  I love you mom~

image via here
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