November 30, 2012


While strolling through the produce department at Trader Joe's, I stumbled upon this kit. It's a Guacamole Kit! Everything you need for fresh, delish guacamole - 2 ripe avocados, a tiny onion, a tiny tomato, a jalapeño, a clove of garlic, and a lime. And all for $3.49! Simple, easy, and delicious!

(I only used half of the onion, jalapeño, garlic, and lime - I like it mild)

instant gratification

Thanks to the iPhone 5 release, I have finally been able to upgrade from the 3GS to the 4. I know it's not the newest and greatest, but I am very happy. And something else that makes me happy? My new snakeskin iPhone case came in the mail today. :)

November 14, 2012


I know I'm super late posting these, but better late than never, right?!

Here are some photos of my cubicle at work (I won 2nd place in the cubicle-decorating contest, thank you very much!).

And me! I dressed up like a rapper and pinned candy wrappers all over myself - candy rapper! (This did NOT win any sort of prize)

Happy Halloween, y'all!

November 02, 2012

instant gratification

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'
                 Karl - age 5

You have probably come across, at some point in your lifetime, the chain email that quotes children on what they believe to be the definition of love. I had this email forwarded to me again this week, and I couldn’t help but smile. This is why I have decided to post a description every so often - so we can take a moment to look at the world through the humility of a child.

November 01, 2012

the perfect Christmas gift

I have finally reached the point in my life where the words “Christmas is right around the corner!” instill panic instead of excitement. The list of friends and family that I want to give gifts to continues to grow. In addition to the growing list, the miles between my family and I have increased as well. That makes it harder to know what my nieces and nephews are into this year, and what my brothers and sister may or may not need. There are a few tools that have come to my rescue this season. Listed below two magical helpers that I’m sure Santa wishes he had…

Pinterest – the pin-board style social photo sharing site has become a time-wasting phenomenon over the past two plus years. If you’ve been living under a rock the past year: Pinterest is a site where you can “pin” images that inspire you. You can group your images into categories such as “Holidays”, “My Style”, etc. Users have also used this site to “pin” images of things they covet – jewelry, clothing, books, and so on. If you are looking for something for a friend and you want to get something you know she will love and adore, head on over to her Pinterest boards. Take a quick scan. Not only will you find some great ideas, the links will (sometimes) take you directly to the link to purchase the item. Done and done!

Amazon Wish List – much like any retailer’s online “cart” or “wish list”, here you can compile a list of items that you wish for. But unlike others, Amazon allows users the option of adding items from other websites. Users can also add a confidential shipping address to ensure that any gifts arrive safely to their door. Encourage your friends and family to create a Wish List. But make sure they make it public. Once the list is public, others can search it by last name or email address. If they prefer not to make the Wish List totally public, they may choose to “Share with a link” – they’ll need to provide a link to anyone they’d like to view it.

Happy shopping!