50 Shades of Grey the movie!!!
50 Shades of Grey the movie!!!
I’ve always loved big hair. I used to judge my hairdressers based on their ability to tease my hair – for reals. Then I met Veronica. She is amazing she totally understands my big hair fixation and for my birthday – she made my wish come true:
Now most of you know I have pretty short hair right now (just at me shoulders) so this is pretty much a hair miracle. No not really, it is really just 5 tracks of clip in extensions! These are so fun, a little tricky to put on yourself but a great option if your hair takes forever to grow like mine does. I bought mine at a little place near South Coast Plaza for about $100 and veronica helped them blend into my hair.
I really went crazy with this this year.
My whole office dresses up, so I usually put some effort into my costume and I decided to scrap cute-sy and go SCARY this year.
The bouQs is such a great concept, all flowers are a flat $40 and you can sign up for monthly delivery and the flowers are curated by celebrities too! Buying flowers online sucks and these people have made it way easier, with cuter arrangements, and a smaller price tag.
Yep, that’s right – this site allows you to get high end jewelry sent to you (as frequently as you like) and on black Friday they were offering a $90 package for 1 year of service – that is crazy cheap. The pieces look super cute too:
photo cred to Mr. Smith
I am so behind in my blogging. Here are some pics of a recent business trip I took (I swear I actually worked during this trip). I got to see my sister, pretend I live a glamorous NYC life for 24 hours and see all the beautiful fall leaves on the East Coast with my boss Mark.
I had the best (longest) 30th birthday celebration.
My friends and family pulled off an amazing surprise party for me.
My boss spoiled me rotten at the Montage.
My LBC friends helped me celebrate with a food crawl around the city.
All in all this new decade seems promising.
Here are few highlight pictures of the surprise party:
Here are some from our escape to the montage:
Food Crawl Date Night in LBC:
Oh and check out this awesome thing Britt made me illustrating all the birthdays we’ve spent together since we were 18!
I feel lucky.
I read soo many great books this year and one of my favorites is the Divergent series by Veronica Roth:
I highly recommend reading this and then getting all your friends to read it too so that you can all go see the movie:
Obviously this is such a trendy shoe right now. Last year I got a pair from my SIL that I really loved so this fall I am trying to get better at the bootie thing and find some other cute options.
Here is my first purchase:
5 Ingredient White Chicken Chili
I tried this soup posted on “Gimme Some Oven”‘s blog and it is so simple and yummy. I altered the recipe and added in a little cream at the end to make it a creamy chicken soup.
Highly recommend this one.
I was so lucky to attend the Golden Foodie Awards this year with Mark and Susan. We had SUCH a good time. The event recognizes some of Orange County’s best chefs and restaurants. There was an abundance of delicious food and PLENTIFUL cocktails. The event was held at the Fairmont Newport beach.
I decided to splurge on a hotel room so we wouldn’t have to drive home to Long Beach. I also brought in my hairstylist, Veronica to do something fun for the event. We went with this vintage look:
Patron was a sponsor…which later led to some crazy tequila induced shenanigans.
I also found a real housewife! Woohoo!
Inside the awards room it was packed. Each table had soo much swag it was incredible. Tons of desserts and free champagne. It was awesome!
By the time we left the ceremony we were in rare form. Susan I managed to find some GF ice cream sandwiches and made our way to the dance floor. It was a great evening with great friends!
We added a new member to our family this weekend…
We are proud to introduce you to Sonny Smith.
He is a Boston Terrier + French Bulldog mix and he is 9 weeks old. We have been searching for a dog for months (well I have); getting a dog friendly house was one of the many reasons we moved to Long Beach. I have called scores of listings but usually get really creeped out by the people or scared of the HUGE price tags people charge for Bostons (up to $2K).
I found him on Craigslist and his former owner and I hit it off on the phone so much that he called off the other people who were planning on coming to look at him that day and promised to hold Sonny for us.
Sonny’s mom is named Sadie and she is a service dog that goes with her owner to work at an elderly care hospital. Sadie’s owner has a roomate who also has a Boston Terrier/ Frenchie mix; a male named Major. Major was allegedly neutered. Wrong. Sadie ended up preggo and delivered a healthy litter of 4 pups.
Sonny came home with us on Saturday and we have been loving every minute with him. He is very sweet, mellow, shy and CUTE. Even better than all that – he is crate trained! Yipeee. We are still working on potty training but he is catching on quickly (something his breed is known for). We feel very lucky to have him.
My bestie has been making the cutest stuff in her Esty shop, Dov Designs. Check out her Halloween banners: (and buy some hehe)
Fundamentally I am pro tree. I love plants and am constantly working on my green thumb. I had to draw a line when it came to the giant cypress tress in front of our new house. They were a mess. From what I know about cypress trees if we trimmed them down (like way down) they would have turned all brown and gross until the branches could recover.
They had to go.
Here is a peek at what is on my shopping list:
Jon came home from whole foods the other day with a great new cocktail recipe:
You take some of this stuff and mix it with – vodka or gin or tequila. Bam! It is the perfect refreshing after work cocktail. And it isn’t full of sugar!