Monday, August 30, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

It is already Tuesday!!

Top 2 Favorite USA Cities

I have traveled extensively in my short life and I will say that I love the USA and these are my 2 favorite cities!

1. Chicago - went to school here and lived here. I loved every second of it. I think EVERYONE should live here at some point. It truly is a magical city. From the Cubs, to Lincoln Park, to the Mag Mile and Gold Coast, to the South Side (ok parts of the South side)- I love it.

View from my apartment

The Bean

2. I would have to say one of my other favorite cities is Miami. I am half Cuban and nothing makes me happier than being in Miami with all of the other Cubans ;)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

IT is Fill in the Blank Friday:

The most adventurous thing I have ever done is : backpacked through Europe by myself. It was wonderful.

If I were a pair of shoes I would be: A pair of red flats - comfortable, yet fun.

My preferred mode of digital communication is: Texting - it is easy to be able to communicate with everyone very quickly!

I feel happiest when: I am reading a book I love or surrounded with the ones I love.

A little dream for my life is: I don't dream small.

The one modern convenience I could NOT live without is:  I don't know. I think I could always make it - it would just be hard without the conveniences.

Movies, TV or books, if I could only choose one to enjoy I would pick :  Books. Hands down.

Friday Favorites

Sam Edelman Sandals. For the summer time I LIVE in these sandals.

I have them in 3 colors and add a color every summer - 3 summers now. Plus I also bought a pair in cork this year. They are comfortable and better than flip flops when you want to dress down. I love them. Plus in Texas I can pretty much wear them year-round.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday Top 2 (on a Monday!)

It is that time of the week again....Top Two Tuesday!

Top 2 Biggest Indulgences!

1. Good Wine
B and I love wine. We drink wine regularly and to be honest- we are wine snobs. We just are. We like wine with dinner and one of our favorite things to do is go to the Tasting Room, grab a bottle (yes I said bottle, not glass) and sit outside. LOVE! 
2. Makeup
I love makeup. I love designer makeup. I cannot help it. I don't even wear it that often but something about the packages and the pretty colors just get me every single time!

Weekend Wrapup

Friday my friend V and I went to dinner at Ruggles. SO DELISH! Then we headed to our old hangout Volcano - both of us love the frozen screwdrivers...who doesn't love a frozen screwdriver. As always, V and I had a fabulous time and I always love hanging out together. She's proven to be such a wonderful friend the past year and a half. While I've known her longer, it's only the past 1.5 years that we have truly hung out and I am so incredibly blessed by her friendship.

B came home on Saturday morning and we headed for the Hill Country. All in all - it was fun. I love camping - and each time we go, I think I get better at it. I did trip and fall and banged up my knee and lost a toenail from a fall - not too much blood but OH MY GOODNESS the pain. Oh well - it will all heal in time.

We got home last night and watched My Boys. WHY HAVE I NEVER WATCHED THIS SHOW BEFORE? I love it. He has me hooked and now we are going through past seasons. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Favorites

Boots No7 Quick Thinking Wipes - I love these! While I only use them if I get home late and am too tired to fully wash my face, I think they are wonderful!
  • Be good to your skin even when you’re short of time with these gentle, fragrance-free wipes
  • Cleanse and remove impurities, tone and moisturize skin, and even remove waterproof eye makeup, in one easy step
  • Contains vitamin pro B5 extracts of witch hazel and fennel to help cleanse pores and moisturize
  • They’ll leave your skin feeling smooth, clean and fresh
  • Good for all skin types; 30 pk.
You can buy them at Target!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday (monday)

Top 2 Characters I'd like to play

1. Bethenny - Of RHONY and Bethenney Getting Married!?! 
I mean she has a great life (now). She seems happy and most of all - normal. Life wasn't handed to her on a silver platter - she worked for it!

2. I am going to have to agree with Tay- Rachel Zoe - impeccable style. Great life - and I mean have you seen the clothes she is arround?! LOVE!

All in all though -I love my life and wouldn't want to be anyone else but me.


For the weekend B and I headed to the beach on Saturday. It was wonderful. I love the beach. It is crazy how close I've lived and yet never went and this summer we have gone A LOT.

Sunday was a cleaning day - We organized and cleaned and cleaned - it needed it! Plus we got to check that off the list!

And for a treat we went to Sprinkles! And of course...Roxy got a doggie cupcake.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Favorites

The Ocean. I love the Ocean - granted we live somewhat close to Galveston and I love may not be the most glamourous beach, but it is close. I love the ocean. I love being in the water.

The best beach areas I have been to are:
South Beach in Miami, FL - fun, entertaining and pretty people everywhere ;)
Paros, Greece - I mean it is Greece afterall..
We island hopped in Hawaii when we went on a family vacation - super fun!
Ios, Greece - a party fun fun.
The US Virgin Islands - so pretty!
Ixtapa, Mexico - relaxing and overall a great family fun place
Nice, France (and Monaco) - great Yachts, and picturesque landscapes

But my favorite of all time so far is:
Santorini, Greece (pretty neat as they are red sand or black sand beaches!)
 Greece has amazing beaches, relaxed people and overall I loved it - granted I wished I didn't experience it alone at the time - but now I still find myself amazed that I did it - all by myself!
The picture is a sunset I took in Santorini. Love.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Florida and a Baseball game

B and I headed to Florida last week to attend one of my best friend's weddings. I was a bridesmaid.
It was wonderful. The beach was perfect- and nothing beats drinking a margarita while sitting in crystal clear water. That is seaweed by my feet!

She got married on the beach - this was the set up.

I caught the bouquet- ok she totally threw it right at me - but it was a great time. I loved it.

When we got home a friend of B's had extra Astros tickets so we rounded up our vacay with a baseball game. The Astros beat the Braves. It was fantastic- and we were right behind home plate!

2 things checked off of our list already!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

It is that time of the week again...FILL IN THE BLANK FRIDAY!!

1. Today for breakfast I ate nothing. I did have tea. Does that count?

2. My go to/never fail recipe: Baked Chicken. It is easy- take chicken breasts, smother in whatever spices you want and put lemon juice on top - bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees, turn the breasts over, bake 15 more minutes. And then you are done!  

3. Something I eat that other people think is weird is green beans...all of the time. I love them.

4. My worst cooking disaster ever was the first time B and I cooked together. Everything tasted horrible. Luckily we have gotten MUCH better!

5. If I could only eat one flavor of ice cream the rest of my life it Blue Bell Homemade ice cream with chocolate sauce. MMMMMM.

6. One food I hate and avoid at all costs is tomatoes. Eewwwwww.

7. What is your favorite meal? Breakfast, lunch, or dinner? DInner. I love winding down with a glass of wine and wahtever fun things I came up with. Plus I love lighting candles, setting the table and enjoying a meal together at night.

Friday Favorites


I am a Wine-o. I don't drink beer- but wine...oh heavens I could have a glass (or more) every single day. I love it. The way it tastes (most of them!) and smells (again most!) and how it can cool you off (whites) or warm you up (reds).

B and I drink a glass or more with dinner almost every night we cook together. I love that it has become part of the ritual - I am fixing dinner, he usually uncorks or untwists a bottle, we set the table light candles and sit and eat/drink while we catch up. It makes me happy. I enjoy it. And we always "cheers" each other. It is a wonderful way to wind down after a hectic day.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I wish I could say that I have been MIA because I have been doing wonderful things...but in fact I have just been busy...and soaking up as much B time as possible. The busy season is about to start for him and he will be out of town non-stop. So in the mean time I've been enjoying his company. I love his company.