Jan 28, 2011


 Changes have been made to the Seal Beach Studio! I thought I would share them with you all, specifically Aunt Kandee! Hi Aunt Kandee! ;-) I have added some more storage, a couple little decorator items, and added more to the bathroom. We finally have some storage in there. Hubs and I are really starting to enjoy our little studio. Life is simple and clean up is easy, what more could you ask for? Although I still have had trouble fitting my clothes into the miniature wardrobe. Enjoy the before and afters!












Jan 26, 2011

Beaver Creek or Bust

Goodbye San Diego...
  So, let's talk, or rather let me talk to you. I was born and raised in California. I am a California girl through and through. I went snowboarding a couple of times in high school and college, wasn't for me. I am NOT a snow bunny. So for the last 5 or 6 years my hubs takes a boys trip to Colorado for some real snowboarding. This year, for his birthday he wanted me to come. I reluctantly complied not knowing what I was getting into. We went with our good friends Brett & Cara. We flew into Denver on January 6 and headed for Edwards in Vail Valley. The boys did quite the packing job with our little Chevy HHR. Bobby's Uncle Hunt lives in Edwards with his lovely wife Vicki and we were excited to spend a couple of days with them.
Friday we were up early and ready for the slopes. The boys went on the first run with us and tried to teach Cara and I to "carve" with little success. We then told them to head out and Cara and I stuck to the bunny slopes, aka "Little Buckaroo." In the afternoon Cara and I met the boys at the Ritz for some apres snow drinks. It was so much fun!

Ready for the slopes!
 Saturday, Brett's brother Ben hooked us up with snowmobiling! I was a little nervous but it ended up being a blast. They first had us get used to the snow mobiles and then let us run wild in a field of snow. After that we headed deeper into the Colorado wilderness back to a ranch where our guide had hot chocolate waiting for us.

On my own, watch out!

Gotta love that view.

I borrowed their pants. Our guide said he was going for length, not girth.

We were on their tail.

Sunday it was snowing, but the boys were ready for it. Cara and I decided to spend our morning watching the snow with hot cups of coffee. We then ventured out into the 20 degree weather for some shopping. By 2 o'clock the boys were done and Ben once again hooked us up with spa treatments at Allegria Spa. I forget what it was called and I couldn't find it on the website, but basically you go through 4 "aqua" treatments. After being sufficiently relaxed we got ready for our dinner at 8100. We walked in and were seated at the Chef's table by the restaurant manager, a friend of Brett & Ben. We then had the best meal of our lives!! Starting with champagne, appetizers, wine, filet mignon, more wine, sides, more wine, desserts, wine, and espresso martinis to end it all. We then waddled back to our room at the Park Hyatt.

Beaver Creek Village

The Chef's table!!
Just for funsies

On Monday our vacation came to an end. Thank goodness!! It was a blast but also -2 degrees as we were leaving, I was ready for balmy 68 degrees in California. So I will definitely never live in Colorado by choice, but after a trip like that, I could get used to visiting every year!

We'll be back!!

Jan 24, 2011

NYE 2011

I've never been a big New Years person, I don't know many people that are. When I was younger (high school) and excited about it there was nothing really fun to do. Now that I'm older and I can do anything, there are very few things I want to do. I had to work from 10-5 and then do an end of the year inventory at work but I was done by 7. I then walked over to the Cheesecake Factory to meet Hubs, Brett, and his girlfriend Cara. We had a great dinner and then headed to Brett's house. After some champagne and New Years goal sharing we went over the OC Fairgrounds for the Block Party. It was kind of like the fair, they had some rides, lots of food, and several stages with bands playing. We went on a ride that took you high above the fair grounds and then dropped you. Then at 11:30 we watched a Journey cover band. I'm completely obsessed with Journey. Just before midnight they stopped playing and did a countdown. This was the first time I was in a large crowd for a New Years countdown. At midnight they released confetti and the band played "Don't Stop Believing." What a way to start the New Year. Bring on 2011!!

A little bubbly to start the evening.
Getting goofy
Cheers to a great night and 2011!

We LOVE Journey!!
Let it rain!

Starting 2011 on the Ferris wheel

and a kiss, hope you all had a happy and safe New Years!!

Jan 23, 2011

Better Late Than Never

I'm finally back. The beginning of 2011 has been good but very busy. On December 30, Momma, Dad, Bobmachine, and I all headed down to San Diego for the Car Show! We go every year but unfortunately my Sissy and her husband were up north. Hopefully next year they can join us!  We got there around 10 o'clock and got right in. After a quick trip to Starbucks for some fuel we were ready for the cars. Even though I already got my Mini it was still fun checking out all the latest styles. Our favorite, specially Momma's, was the Mini Cooper Countryman. It is their "SUV" version. Perfect for grand kids someday? ;-)

Dad is serious about his truck.

I don't think this Fiat is as cute as the Mini.

A convertible Murano by Nissan. Kinda looks like one of those amphibious cars in downtown SD.

Kinda weird in the back too.
On a BMW motorcycle, just like the old days.

Loved this history of the Mini.

Behold, the Countryman!

Did you know the Bully is the mascot of the Mini? It was meant to be!!

Bobby in the new Mazda 3.
Dad in his sweet new ride.

 Sunglasses by Raybans, gift
Blouse by William Rast for Target
Jeans by William Rast via Nordstrom Rack
Shoes by Mossimo via Target