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Impromptu Date Night

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For the past few days it's just been me & him Sweet Pea's on Spring Break and has been spending some QT with her Granna so we've been hanging tough since Sunday evening. We missed her but I have to say it has been lovely. Re-connecting and basically laughing ourselves silly. We have so much fun together and he always puts things in perspective for me. Monday I was a terrible wife and forgot to take out food for dinner (yikes!) when I got home I presumed we would just have left-overs and I would cook on Tuesday. But Babe surprised me by saying he wanted to go to Black Angus. We had a coupon and everything so I went to look up where the closest one was.......9 miles and 15-20min drive (in traffic) away. No dice. So we ended up staying local and going to Roscoe's Famous Deli we've been once before and the food was GREAT.
It's the kind of place that gives you a bag of peanuts and encourages you to toss the shells on the floor, the drinks are big and the burgers even bigg…

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day. We certainly did. A trip to church followed by homemade brunch and a nap was just what we needed to start our week off right. On a sad note while eating brunch I noticed I was missing a diamond out of my engagement ring. Yikes! I appropriately and promptly freaked out/ panicked and looked all over the kitchen where I'd been for the last hour, upstairs in the bedroom where I changed my clothes and nothing. I'm so sad. I know it was there earlier in the day but have no idea at what point it disappeared. Despite friends high hopes that it will be found my gut is telling me it either fell down the drain or snagged on one of the 700 paper towels I used and subsequently tossed in the trash. Awesome. Not to worry, it's replaceable and perhaps if I'm lucky Babe will upgrade me for our anniversary in July. You hear that hubby????? I have to make jokes to keep from crying. I really love my ring. It's quite unique you see, it has 9…

Weekend Edition

Why oh why does the weekend continue to fly by at lightening fast speed? Seems like I wait all week for Friday and then the next thing I know, it's Monday morning! sheesh! This past weekend was pretty busy as usual but also kind of low key. Oddly enough. Earlier in the week Babe's boss sprung on him that he was to go up north for one day of training " either Friday or Monday" (awesome) which meant we had to find someone to take Sweet Pea to school as his flight was leaving at 7am and I have to be at work by 7:30. She starts school at 8:10. Swell. Fortunately we were able to recruit my dad to sleep over Thursday evening and take the kid to school. Oh and did I mention the battery in my car was being "funny" and died at the gas station? Yeah so Babe had to go get a new one and change that, then discovered one of my headlights was out (who knew?) and then we get home and his car is acting funny. Awesome. So he was up late tinkering with his car and had to get up super…

The Mafia....Mommy style

I'm a mom and am often surprised by the varying types of mom's and the kind of
Want to know more about the Mommy Mafia?
Head on over to the SmartlySoCaland check out my essay.
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think?

Have you ever had an encounter with these women?

excessive much?

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I have a problem. Not a serious - life threatening one but a very real problem none-the-less. I can't stop buying shoes. Seriously. (you can stop laughing now) I have purchased 8 pairs of shoes in the last 4 months. EIGHT.pairs.
 It's only April. jeeze.  Since January I have been on a shoe frenzy. And I have no idea why I've been so compelled to focus on what's happening south of my ankles. Part of it has to do with the launch ofSole Society -  the other part.....it's getting warmer and the shoes just keep getting cuter! Granted 3 of those 8 pair were FREE(thank you Sole Society!)
Another one was on sale and the last one is my size.  For me, that is a sign I should have them.
And the others were all well thought out purchases. Yes- I'm justifying but seriously - they are FIERCE! 
(My husband also told me that I "deserve a new pair of shoes every now and then".......shame on him).
The upside is that none of them are the same and like anything I previously own.
See? …

Getting to know YOU

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm linking up with Keely for Getting to know YOU *to play..just copy the questions..answer them..then go back there and link up*

the q's.
1. do you watch/read the news? 2. how would you describe your "look"? 3. did you play sports in high school or college? 4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high heels? 5. what's your favorite show to watch on tv? 6. would you rather bake or cook? 7. shorts or skirts? 8. what's your favorite scary movie? without further ado ......here are MY answers 1. do you watch/read the news? I read it online. Watching it on TV only irritates me and it seems the "news" these days is based off of Twitter topics & royal weddings. 2. how would you describe your "look"? ever-evolving california casual. 3. did you play sports in high school or college? I cheered in high school AND high jumped all 4 years. college my only sport was chasing boys ;) 4. would you rather give up lipstick/gloss or high h…

right through you

Alanis Morrisette has a song called "Right through you" that I used to play the hell out of  chorus: I see right through you
I know right through you
I feel right through you
I walk right through you 
She's basically telling some guy that screwed her over that he is so transparent and fake she can see right through him. And I dug that. But now, when I think of being transparent - and people being able to see through me.....it has a different meaning. I want to be transparent.
Not fake or phony.
I want people to see ME. The real imperfect, clumsy, odd-ball, foot-in-mouth, sometimes funny, genuinely happy, makeup loving me. I don't want to put up a false front or be surrounded by pretense that allows people to draw conclusions based on a brief encounter. No - I want people to see me.  And I want to see them.
I want to know about them where they are, where they were and where they want to be. I sometimes struggle with that though - seeing people for who they are. I think we al…

Growing Pains

Things are all over the place right now. including my mind. I have so much I'm trying to squeeze into such a short amount of time- it's a little bit ridiculous. The last two months I've been running off of pure adrenaline it seems only for me to crash into a semi-hibernative state once I have a few precious moments of downtime. And by crash I mean fall asleep at 8:15pm on a Friday, wake up and 11pm and go back to bed! Yeesh! But amidst all the chaos (that I've created) I've gotten a LOT done, had some terrific ideas and actually followed through on them and some soul searching chats. Growth is always such a process isn't it? Sigh. I've been doing a lot of growing lately.
Actually I'm finding that quite a few of my close friends are having 'growing pains' as well. Trying to figure things and people out. Where I am and where I'm going, what's really important and what can be allowed to fall by the wayside. I had some time to myself a few weekends ago…

Featured Writer - The Generation Gap

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Ever look at today's youth and wonder "what are they thinking!!? ARE they thinking?! What the heck is goin on??? "  Well I do.  Often. Head on over to The SmartlySoCal.com and check out my thoughts on the Generation Gap and this latest batch of youngsters.... oh and tell me what YOU think?

wonderfully wicked

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This past weekend Sweet Pea and I had the great pleasure of attending "Wicked the musical" in it's final run at the Orange County Center for Performing Arts.

I have been wanting to see this musical ever since it first came to L.A. about 5 or so years ago while it was at the Pantages Theater. However, money and time being what they were - it was just never in the cards for me to see it! And then it was too late as the production had left town....... I was heartbroken but figured I'd get over it. Then......... late last year, I heard a commercial on the radio that it was coming back! Hooray!
But only for a limited time! Oh no! I HAD to get tickets somehow someway And Sweet Pea wanted to see it too! (I know -she's 9. A lot of it was a bit "over her head". But she REALLY wanted to see it. She loves the theater like her mommy does.) So I pleaded with my mother to get us tickets for the kid's birthday and boy did she come through! (thanks Mom!) Two weeks after my …

Fanciful Friday

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TGIF everyone! I've been a little off the map lately as there was a lot going on inside my head but it's Friday, it's a beautiful day in Sunny CA ( 80 degrees and counting) and there is no way I wasn't going to pull out Positive Polly today!!
So with that I have a few fancy things that I'd like to highlight:
Today is April 1st! You know what that means???? New shoes in my  Sole Societycloset of course! It's Springtime and beautiful!! Yaay!!The Lakers had a sick victory over the Dallas Mavericks last night.  Five players were ejected, a coach was shoved to the floor, and a fan tried to rush the court in a wild scene. Best. Game. Ever.Appropriately I am rocking my Lakers shirt to work today.It's Fresh Kicks Friday and I have on CAAAUTTE shoes! found 'em here: www.hautelook.com  Saved $45 on them too! whoo hoo!

Oh yeah and it's April Fool's Day! I already fell for this great one.......smh. But a BRILLIANT idea no?





 What's tickling YOUR fancy thi…