Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Wow, I thought last week was hard, but this week is already proven tough. Our office has been dealing with the loss of a co-worker. It's sad because I realize this person was someone I saw everyday even more than I see some of my family. It's definately weird to not see her every morning wearing her cutesy pashmina and oversized purple purse that I secretly admired. To hear her voice from 2 desks over or to get her hilarious political e-mails is something I still expect. I got 2 phone calls yesterday asking for her and had to stop and think before replying, "she is no longer at this agency". I got a lump in my throat watering the flowers that sit at the make shift altar in front of her office door along with a picture of her and her husband who passed away 2 years ago.
What made it even more difficult was attending the mass and seeing the hurt and pain in her children and brother. I could just tell her daughter hadn't slept in days and I felt remorse knowing she is going through so much. She even wore her mother's clothes including the pashmina and purple purse. Seeing her brother sob while "Ave Maria" was beautifully sung is what brought out the tears in me. It's at that moment that I said a prayer for the family and hoped that one day they can all heal.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Reflecting Some More...

This has been a very intense week. A lot of unexpected and tragic moments have been happening and it's been making me think more about life. Mostly life and what I want from it, because I feel like I have so many things to be grateful for right now. I found myself in recent years obsessing and getting heated over things I simply could not control. I used to have an "I don't care" attitude about life and other people opinions, but lately I noticed that had gone away. I am trying to let things roll off my shoulder as it used to, but it's difficult when I don't understand the behaviors of other people. I don't think I will ever understand ill-will or jealousy and have come to grips that I cannot help what others do. I know people that obsess over what the people around them do, think and feel. I care enough to not let that happen. At the end of the day I want to care about the people that love me already. I am not about spending all my days trying to convince someone to like me. It would drive me crazy! I care, but at the end of the day I don't want it to take over me and distract me from what's important.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vote for Linh & Toko!

One of my very best friends is getting married next year and needs your help! Please vote for this amazing couple in The Ultimate Wedding Contest hosted by Crate & Barrel. They could win a $100,000 wedding!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doctor, Doctor!

My doctor and I spoke on the phone about my blood work. I have extremely low Vitamin D in my system as well as low B12. I am to take 50,000 mg of Vitamin D and a nasal spray (instead of the shot) of B12 once weekly. Very weird, but hopefully it will do the trick. I also have a good excuse to go outside and get some sun. :-)


I was out of comission due to an unexpected illness/food poisioning episode. Don't know which it was just glad it is over.

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Madness, I Tell You!

I am involved with all this March Madness! To my co-worker's surprise and mine especially, I am in second place as of yesterday's standings. I had no strategy in filling in my bracket. Hopefully I win!

Cuff Love...

I am totally rockin' this cuffed pant leg look today!
Got my inspiration from an Ann Taylor eblast.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Season Between...

A co-worker and I have been talking about the weather here and how difficult it is to decide what to wear in the mornings. A part of me wants to ditch the boots for some open toe action, but it's just too cool to do so (and I am overdue on a pedicure). It's also weird because it's cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon. The answer to this problem lies in this cool blog post my co-worker found today. Check it out:

Take Me Away...

Did I ever tell you about my fear of flying? I don't know what it is, but I used to not be so fearful. It may be because I had a bad experience coming back from a family trip to the Dominican Republic. The plane kept dropping and a kid kept screaming,"We're gonna die! We're gonna die!" I just remember gripping my mother's hand and feeling my stomach drop as we got closer to the ground. I have never been the same since. Then 9/11 happened. My roomate and I couldn't sleep for weeks and when a plane flew by in the middle of the night it was all over. Now I get panic attacks and stress out. Yeah, it kind of makes it extremely difficult to go anywhere. It's the reason I have cancelled trips and not gone to some weddings. Now it is making it hard to plan a much needed vacation...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feeling Blue...

I am on the hunt for a good pair of jeans. What gets me to buy a great pair is always a combo of the color, fit on the hips, and the pocket design. I have bought several pairs of designer jeans and must admit that they are pricey, but for a long-legged gal like me they are magic on my butt and waist and make me feel like they are custom made with me in mind. Jeans are my staple piece that I cannot live without and feel should last for years. I can justify spending a little money on them, but with this economy I want to be smart as well.

I am noticing the new boyfriend jean craze, but don't know if I'd like the feeling that my jeans are falling off all day. I have a pile of skinny jeans, and now find myself needing a great bootcut fit for work and play. I tried on a couple of Ann Taylor Loft's new curvy boot line yesterday and loved them, but did not purchase in hopes that they will go on sale soon. My next jean adventure will be at the Gap. They introduced a new jean line that is more affordable and very trendy that I need to check out soon. They also have a Long & Lean line that is amazing!
Ann Taylor's Curvy Boot Jean

Ann Taylor's Boyfriend Jean

Gap Sexy Bootcut Jean

Gap Long and Lean

Gap Boyfriend Jean

Monday, March 15, 2010

Nice Day for a White Wedding...

I went to a great wedding this past weekend, but have to admit that I am a little burnt out on all the matrimonial celebrations. Since last year we have been to over 10 weddings including bachelorette, engagement and wedding showers. The year has just begun and I have much more on my calendar. I have 4 in January 2011 alone. I can't even wear the same freaking dress to any of these b/c I can't remember which wedding I wore it to or who saw me in what it was I wore. Whew! Hopefully it will all be over soon and I can have my weekends back.

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Cravings...

I am wanting a lot this Spring season. Here are some of my must haves:

the bomber jacket

the wedge

Hello, the perfect sunglasses for every occasion!

The lists starts from here...

Personalize Me

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Shutterfly sent me a promotion code that allows you to purchase one of their note pads absolutley free . I ordered this one shown, complete with personalization for only the cost of shipping which came out to be $5.20. Growing up, I could never get anything with my name on it (my name is not common) which is why I love personalized goodies! Yay, me!


I know it sounds stupid, but I feel horrible guilt for accidently eating a piece of chicken this morning. I totally had a lapse in judgement and accepted some Chick-fil-A breakfast without thinking. I took one bite and moments later noticed what I had done. But on the other hand, I haven't had red meat in almost a month!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bloody hell...

I got some blood work done about a month ago and still have not seen any results. I was told it would take up to 2-weeks to get a letter in the mail, but no. I finally called and they told me they'd pull my chart and give me a call, still nothing. Good thing I am still alive. I really want to know what is going on with my body right now. Urgh...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Reflecting some more...

The holidays were not nice to me and I am finding it hard to fit into anything. It's day 4 of the Power 90 DVD workout and my legs and stomach are soo sore. Hopefully, it will get me back into shape. Last night, I was working out with my Ipod on in the living room and didn't notice my brother had joined in, which made it a little less of a chore. Tonight I have to face it alone, but I have prepared a kick-ass work out remix to get me through it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Oscar Favs...

I loved the design of Maggie's gown. I could actually see myself wearing this beauty.

Interestingly enough, my boyfriend like this one. I on the other hand am on the fence.

Two of my favs together. Jennifer and Demi.

Miley's gown is in my top 2. I love how tight it is on top, the belting and how it flows down. Reminds me of a night gown.

I adore the way the material catches the light even though it is black as well as the gathering throughout.

J-Lo solo. I loved this gown. It softly shows off her curves and looks so fresh.

Penelope can do no wrong in my book. She always picks a winner.

Demi by herself. I love the ruffles and criss-cross of layers on top.

I thought Charlize's dress pick was the worst. It not only brings attention to her chest, but there is something about the color I don't like.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dogs in Need...

If you are looking to help out please give to Citizens for Animal Protection. They are a non-profit animal shelter located in Houston and are in urgent need of dog food at the moment. I have already donated money through their website. Please help if you can.

11925 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079

Reflecting still...

Man, have I been a donating fool! I have bought every cookie, candy and made countless donations this month to help out co-workers, friends and family. Anything for the kids!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


So, I volunteered my decorating services to my little (not really, she's 18) cousin. She is graduating in June and her parents are avoiding a grad party because of the already high costs of college. My parents and I have offered to throw her a party and I have the task of handling the invitations and the decor for the event. Her high school colors are red and black, but she is attending Baylor in the Fall. I am stuck on a theme or what I should do for decorations since I don't think like a teenager. Help!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Get me outta here...

I need a vacation, BAD. I haven't been on a vacation in 3 years. Must get away...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Getting bikini ready...

Perfect for a Mexican getaway!

Love the ruffles and the color.

I worry about the tan lines, but it is lovely.

Victoria's Secret

I have to get bikini-ready for the first time ever this year. We are going to Austin for a birthday party on the lake...all weekend AND planning a vacation to the beach soon. Hopefully I can gather the courage to put one of the these bad boys on. I have issues with swimsuits...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Another reason to love her.

“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.’”

-Lady Gaga to Cosmo Mag

Reflecting Week 2

I watched the movie, UP, last night. It was excellent. Had me crying within the first 10 minutes. This animated delight tells a wonderful story that both kids and adults can love.

Good eats.

At the request of the significant other, I tried out a new eatery just a short distance from my house. Rosa Ritas in Needville proved to be both delicious and reasonable for the amount of food given, especially their chile con queso. I will be returning soon.

Rosa Ritas
15407 HWY. 36
Needville, TX 77461