Thursday, October 30, 2008


OMG... tonight is my little bbq! There's only a few things left to do since we got some much covered in the last few days.

pulled pork for the sandwiches
cupcakes and eyeball cookies
carved watermelon
carved pumpkins
food trays completed
caramel apples
house clean
spiderweb pizza created
snack trays completed

left to do
cut up the break and toast it
finish bbq meatless meatballs
heat up pulled pork
boil corn on the cob
stop at store and buy salad and corn on the cob
make punch

i'm soooo excited!!!

i'll try to post photos this weekend to show all the hard work!!! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

a year ago today...

I was falling in love all over again with my best friend while reciting my vows of marriage!

Happy Anniversary bebe!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Last weekend I finished my 12th half with my fellow running buddy Kim (or known here as BM Kim) at the Nike Women's (half) Marathon. If there ever was a race you wanted to do, this was it! The expo had free massages, manicures, oxygen bar, and lots lots more! The race was just as cool, with amazing scenery and lots of snacks and volunteers cheering you on. When you finished there were men dressed in tuxes handing you your finisher's medal and it was a Tiffany Necklace!!! It was an absolute blast!! (Oh shout out to the unknown man who stood out more than anyone else by not saying a word but holding one little 3x3 inch sign that read: GO! ...catching you at different spots was priceless!)

Now I'm just INCHING my way to my 300 mile goal for the year!!! I only have 10 more miles to go and have 2 half marathons and a 5k in the next 4 weeks! I know I am crazy. Now if the weather COOLED OFF (instead of hitting 100 degrees) maybe I'd actually train for the next few races!

NIKE Women's Half Marathon
San Francisco, Ca
October 19, 2008

NOTE: Yes,we are wearing the same t-shirt. Interesting fact, it was from the First half we ever ran together years ago! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I MUST make this!!!

Melon Brains

yes, that is a watermelon! looks soo easy to do too!

Friday, October 17, 2008


I'm obsessed with halloween. Everyday I'm doing some little crafty project, first I created neat jack-o-lanterns and placed them on a stick to line the pathway to the front door, next were the black bats that are on our front window. Then the spiderwebs... OH THE SPIDERWEBS. IF it ain't moving, you better believe it's be covered with spiderwebs. There are Candles all over the place, pumpkins in every corner and gravestones and skulls scattered inside and outside of the house.

The hubby's favorite thing he wanted this year was a fogger so we got him a standard one at Target. Now, with all this obsession, I realized it might not be the best to blast every little princess or power ranger that come traipsing down our pathway, so tonight I will be building a fog chiller. By going to local hardware store, I also get the opportunity to pick up some more pumpkins... what can i say... I'm addicted to all things Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How creepy and cute are these?

I think I might just have to make these CUPCAKES for my little shin-dig! :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Con and Pro...

Sorry I haven't been updating as much as I've wanted to. I haven't been feeling to hot lately. Now with the Santa Ana winds kicked up a ton of firestorms in my area, breathing hasn't been the easist thing.

But I'm here to proudly announce that I officially kicked my caffiene habit. It's been one full week of nothing. Before that, it was a 1/2 to a full cup a day. For someone who just six weeks ago was drinking 4-5 cups a day, is a huge triumph!

Anyhow, I'm going to go bury myself into the medicine cabinet to help the sinuses.

Until later...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

UGGHh... when it is going to feel like fall?

Is it too much to ask for to get the weather down to a normal fall-like temp? I really would love to put away my shorts and tanks and bust out the occasional sweater. Today it hit 102 degrees. 102!!!

It's suppose to cool off, this week...I'll be happy when I see it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Squash Carving!

Legend has it that the luckless souls who hear the Three Squashes' song of woe shall vanish into the nearest vegetable patch, never to be seen or heard from again. Since narrow squashes are easier to hollow out if you work from both ends, these guys had the tops of their heads cut off.

Carving a Squash
1. To hollow out a tall, skinny squash, scoop out the insides from the top and the bottom: Cut off the bottom with a keyhole saw, and use a plaster scraper to scoop out the wide bottom section until walls are 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.

2. Cut off the top with the keyhole saw, and use an apple corer to remove the insides at that end. Carve features; replace the top for display, if desired.


I think this will be super cute to do! I think I might have to break in my new tools to make these little guys!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy October!!!

Can you believe it's already October? This year has gone by in a flash! Before you know it the hubby and I will be celebrating our first anniversary! Well, I'll be sprucing up the place a bit here and there and I do promise I will start blogging more frequently again. :)