“I Feel Like I’m on a Blind Date”

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of meeting up with a few of my fabulous blogging buddies, Stephanie, Sarah & Jimaie.  Delight!  Stephanie and her husband Cale came to Fresno for the day, and while he and Justin were off bonding, us girls seized the opportunity to have a chat over some yummy tea.

I had no idea how much fun (and utterly adorable!) Sarah and Jimaie were until I met them in person. You girls are a complete riot! During our little ‘blind date’, we laughed, enjoyed our tea, and discussed some very important issues, such as our fabulous taste in shoes.

We had some fabulous shoe business going on.
We did have some pretty cute shoes going on.
Jimaie, Sarah, Me & Stephanie
Jimaie, Sarah, Me & Stephanie
Jimaie and I (my necklace is getting friendly...)
Jimaie and I (uh oh, my necklace is getting friendly...)
Outside the closed thrift store. :(
Outside the closed thrift store. :(
Cale and Justin managed to keep themselves entertained
Cale and Justin managed to keep themselves entertained.

Thanks for the great day, ladies!  We’ll all have to do it again soon.

Go over to Those Corwins to see the rest of the photos.  I stole all these from Stephanie. :)

Slightly Obsessed

I was sitting here at my desk (where I do most of my blogging, being the dedicated employee that I am), drinking my coffee and eating some breakfast when I came to this realization… I am pretty much addicted to all things vanilla.  Let me give you a run-down of my morning:

  • Washed up with Philosophy’s Vanilla Birthday Cake in the shower

  • Rubbed on a few big globs of Victoria’s Secret Vanilla Lace lotion

  • Grabbed a vanilla flavored Dannon Activia yogurt from the fridge for a mid-morning snack

  • Picked up my daily soy vanilla latte from Starbucks (and 3 Petite Vanilla Scones, just for kicks)

Are we noticing a trend here?  And now that I think about it, whenever I have a choice between chocolate or vanilla frosting, I pick vanilla.  I won’t even start with the flavored lip glosses or the amount of scented candles I have around the apartment!

I really hope it’s a good thing to smell like a cookie.

Snail Mail Delight

I do a silly little jig whenever I receive a piece of mail and find my name written on the envelope in actual human handwriting. Am I the only one who gets excited over something so simple? I don’t understand it fully, but there’s something sort of humbling about receiving something in the mail. I always think, “Wow, someone took the time to send something the old-fashioned way just for me.”

With that in mind, you can imagine the excitement going on when I found all these goodies from Wishcake waiting for me in the mailbox last night. Happy fists!

These lovely notebooks and magnets were my prize for winning the Summer Contest at Those Corwins. Yay, thank you Steph! Do you see how adorably packaged they were? I had the hardest time opening them because they were just too stinkin’ cute. And my favorite, favorite, favorite thing in the world was also tucked inside — a handwritten note!

Thank you, Kerri — you are such a doll!

8 Things I’m Loving – 08.08.08

  • My new Bandolino zebra flats. I found them on sale on Gottschalks (which I will continue to say, is the absolute BEST place to find great deals on shoes), and am currently obsessing over how comfortable AND cute they are. Usually, flats make me feel dumpy and slightly less than fabulous, but these little gems are amazing.

  • Glamour Tweezers. Need I say more?
  • This great article (shared in my Google Reader by the hilarious Alyssa) on How to Write a Recipe Like a Professional. I can thank my current obsession with becoming The Ultimate Domestic Goddess for wanting to know silly little things like this!
  • Hurrah for frugal living! You have to check out these awesome home decorating finds over at Domino. See these vases? Yeah, $0.79.

  • Of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without including at least one cutesy/frilly/girlie item that little Maddie Gable needs (or I need. Whatever). I am going ga-ga (get it? Oh, I’m hilarious) over this crib bedding by Serena & Lily.

  • Now, try not to judge me for falling for a cheesy infomercial just yet… The Ped Egg really does work! As someone who is extremely judgmental aware of the importance of well-groomed feet, I wouldn’t lie to you. Yes, the shavings are — how do I put this lightly? — ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING AND GAG-INDUCING, but your tootsies are so smooth when you’re finished.

  • The Laughing Cow spreadable cheese wedges. Ohhh man, these babies are addictive. At only 35 calories each, I can’t lie and say I haven’t eaten three at one sitting. Not that the calories would stop me anyway, but I’m just saying — they’re THAT good.
  • And finally — Spontaneous Grammy-Mom-Me girl trips to San Francisco! Wheeee! Tomorrow will be a day full of non-stop gabbing, coffee breaks, shopping and fun with my most favorite ladies.

    Grammy and I at Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco, 2006