Friday, November 27, 2009

brilliant people

my room window taken with partial color filter
one thing i just love about the blog world is that you get to "meet" so many brilliant people from all around the world. i am always in awe at the creativeness of bloggers & so happy to call some of them my friends. recently, jessica of walking through a cave of light created this for me. isn't it awesome?! thanks so much jessica!! another thing i love about blogger friends is that sometimes they send you the coolest mail! i just got this package from nicola of inside the cabinet of wonder. she is so artistic : ) thanks nicola!


jubilee's puppies are seven weeks old now. they are so adorable!

my two thanksgivings

thanksgiving was very nice & filled with laughs, good food, friends, & family. here are a few photos from the two dinners. replies:
dandelionkisses: i know! it wasn't the same :(. lol, yes turkey. haha.
jessica: thank you!! it was such a lovely surprise! you are so creative : )
amy: oh that would feel odd! but it probably is quite relaxing!
inside the cabinet of wonder: sooo good. & lovely : )
brit: yes! shopping for the dinner really gets me into the holiday spirit!
maria: the lunch was very satisfying! & i think the dinner even more so : )
kait: ooo! sociology (my major)! i believe that's true with me & my sister for sure. more love & more food for sure!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

getting ready for thanksgiving

my lunch today was orange rings & homemade beans with tortilla chips. simple, but good. i'm getting ready for the thanksgiving meal tomorrow!
mom & i went shopping for thanksgiving today. we always have two thanksgiving meals: one with my family & friends at our home on wednesday & one at my abuelita's home with my papi's side of the family on thursday. for our meal on wednesday, i will be making roasted red potatoes with rosemary & garlic & a greenbean casserole with mushrooms & onions. i'm excited! i love love thanksgiving : )

a few replies:

amy: yes! i just started finding out about anton. i'm definitely going to keep a look out for him : )

penelope: yes, my birthday was fun : ) & oh yes spock!! hehe. i love zachary quinto :]

dandelionkisses: yes yes, us star trek girls : ). i loved it! we have to see it together!

madelynn holmes: italy! how wonderful! yes i love the soundtrack to amelie.

linda: oh yes, you should watch it! & then do a review : )

inside the cabinet of wonder: definitely yay for star trek!

brinja: very lovely day :]

Sunday, November 22, 2009

craft fair outing & star trek : )

my mom & i went to a craft fair in the valley today. the trip was pretty because of all the vineyards & everything looked like fall! these photos were taken with my phone so they aren't very good (plus the top one was from a moving car)! i bought this lavender sachet. it smells so good!i watched star trek last night : ) sooo good!! when i was little, i grew up watching mister roger's neighborhood & star trek: the next generation as well as the original star trek. so it was really neat to see all of the characters when they were "young" & how they all met. i loved every second of it : )

some replies:

amy: yes! i have a bichon mom (jubilee) & her four puppies : )

linda: it was coffee ice cream. so yummy!

mae: why thank you! it was a tad difficult sometimes.

kait: yes! i wish i was good at sewing : )

brit: it was a wonderful birthday!

over the top

amy of my point of view has given me an award!
the over the top blog award has rules :
1. Use only 1 word answers.
2. Pass along to 6 of you favourite bloggers.
3. Tell them you've given them the award.
4. Tell the person who awarded you when you have posted your answers!

1. Where is your cell phone? floor
2. Your hair? cut!
3. Your mother? listening
4. Your father? working
5. Your favorite food? pasta
6. Your dream last night? adventure
7. Your favorite drink? water
8. Your dream/goal? professor
9. What room are you in? family
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? unloved
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? mean
15. Muffins? please
16. Wish list item? surprise
17. Where did you grow up? here
18. Last thing you did? eat
19. What are you wearing? pj's
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? bichons
22. Friends? fun
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? determined
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Vehicle? no
27. Something you’re not wearing? glasses
28. Your favorite store? thrifting
29. Your favorite color? green
30. When was the last time you laughed? morning
31. Last time you cried? night
32. Your best friend? working
33. One place that I go to over and over? bedroom
34. One person who emails me regularly? blogger!
35. Favorite place to eat? friends

i think i shall pass this award to the first six who comment below!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

gifts from petunia

my friend petunia made these things for me for my birthday! she sews whenever she has free time & has been making all kinds of neat things lately! she even made her halloween ladybug costume : ) she's new to blogging & has a few of her finished projects pictured on her blog. go check it out! anyways, she sewed me this cute apron. it's reversible & has a bird pocket! she also made me this tote bag that i now use for school. it matches the apron & has a little secret note on the inside : )

Friday, November 20, 2009

birthday & more

hey!! so, my birthday was very busy, but super nice : ) my friends & i went to a green festival. these are flowers my mom got me. i really like them.
i don't like cake, so i had candles in ice cream instead.

i got some great gifts from some fantastic friends! legend of the seeker season 1 from cameron....& a package of gifts from my british blogger friend, nicola!! i was so surprised! thanks nicola!!& she gave me a spirograph!!! i've been wanting one forever : )
my university's campus is very beautiful & fall like. i love i had to make a quick stop by the university bookstore, & while i was there i read where the wild things are : ) i still have to see the movie!!thank you for your happy birthday wishes!!! the bunting is not quite finished yet, but will be soon. & i have decided to use it to build my own wild things fort!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

birthday planning & gifts

my birthday is this saturday! i don't really have any plans, but i wanted to decorate my house for it. so, i am making a triangle flag banner. i'm kinda excited about it & i'll let you know how it turns out! i also want to make paper chains & string white lights everywhere : )

my cousin wendy just went home today after a short two-day visit. we went thrifting & took polaroid pictures. she gave me an early birthday gift! it is this vintage purse which had all kinds of vintage surprises inside. & she made the card & envelope!

these buttons are my favorite! they are old metal buttons with little scenes. it's kind of hard to see them but i think if you click on the photo it should get big.

since i have a little extra time, i'm going to reply to comments today!

sarah: yes! i didn't even make the connection until another blogger said something similar!

lemon: why thank you! it does sound perfect doesn't it? i'm enjoying every minute.

ben zen: hello! yes you should, the ones i had tasted perfect.

penelope: awe, well i think the puppies are definite winners : )

kait: hehe, he is pretty neat : ). oh i cannot function correctly without my 8 hours!

mae: oh i am so glad you like them! i try to pick my favorites that kind of go with my blog. your comment is so flattering! thanks : )

Sunday, November 8, 2009

around the house

i had these strawberries for lunch today. they were so good!these are the flowers that my sister raquel's boyfriend got for her when she came to visit this weekend. we dropped her off at the train station to go home this morning. it was nice to see her : )jubileemy momalice

my papi reading an old book. look at his pirate tattoo!

i watched the season 2 premiere of legend of the seeker last night. i'm so excited a new season has started up!

this week i only have to go to school two days, so i am going to take some time to relax and craft some, two things i haven't been able to do these past two weeks.