Wednesday, November 30, 2011

moments away.


Yahweh Jireh.
Yahweh Ro'i. 
Elohim. <3

Delivering applications is putting my future into the hands of a stranger. This thought always haunts me, but this past week I have discovered that really my future has always been in the hands of God the Father. As I was writing my personal statements this past week I took a break and my thoughts wandered to the names that we give God, and as I looked into this I found this list. Doesn't that just make you feel  so much peace in your heart about the future? :)

God is sooo good.

lots of lovee

Monday, November 28, 2011

take me there

Do you  ever wish you were somewhere else other than where you're at? Im fighting my brain writing papers non-stop for uni, but all I really want to do is go travel to a far off place with a beautiful scenery and a great hike.

The Travel Passion is my new obsession. She travels to such amazing places like unknown areas  of Africa and the cliffs of Sicily!

Ashi Lake, Japan
One of the most beautiful lake sceneries that I have seen in a while, compliments of Honestly...WTF.

Dream with me of bigger, more gorgeous places while we sit at work and in class...

lots of lovee

attack the senses (THANKSGIVING STYLE)

How was your thanksgiving? :) I had a wonderfully relaxing break as I recovered from the flu-like symptoms that I contracted on monday, but despite my under the weather feelings, the food was still superbly comforting. Anyways, because I'm still feeling the slight after effects of food coma & preparing to eat leftovers for the next few weeks I thought I'd share different leftover recipes that I've found to help us all along with that mountain of partially eaten dishes in our fridges...

I wish I had tried this...

Of all of the recipes I want to try this one the most! fetette blog had the right idea with how to do thanksgiving with these little cupcake cakelettes that seem to be a smart way of controlling portion sizes while getting all the flavors one wants at the same time.

Now these next few recipes are all from one of my favorite recipe blogs, Simply Recipes:
What says post food coma more than some spicy mexican food to speed up that metabolism? Exactly why this Chipotle Turley Pozole appeals so much.

One of my favorite and most classic leftover specials is the open face turkey & gravy sandwich. My dad doesn't cook all that much on a daily basis but after thanksgiving this is his specialty. Good for any cold night while the gravy is hot & the recipe is simple.

The last one comes from the excellent, Epicurious, and relates back to that mixing of flavors with mexican styles by making Turkey Enchiladas. Cheese, enchilada sauce, and turkey? sounds super yums to me!

Hope this has been enlightening to your cooking mind & your leftovers piled in the fridge :)

lots of lovee

Monday, November 21, 2011

attack the senses

Winter months = DRY months. I am referring to our skin! Alligator skin is not attractive to anyone, am i right? yes. Included in pasty dry skin are our cuticles which seem to get semi neglected in the winter months, especially if one does a lot of dish washing after those holiday feasts...okay just me. We must protect our nails!

A little nail inspiration from Chanel :) enjoy!

lots of lovee

(creds: youtube)

Friday, November 18, 2011

j e f f r e y c a m p b e l l

Spontaneous. Just making my way through the LF boutique warehouse sale, focusing on their knits & pumps, and then I see them. Sitting there in my size waiting for me to pick them up. After much debate after realizing they fit like a glove, they finally came home with me :) The most expensive pair of shoes I have ever bought..and they were still only $40!

Now excuse me as I go do some major thrifting...

lots of lovee

Thursday, November 17, 2011

plaid it up!

I don't know if it's obvious yet, but...I'm really into plaid right now. The perfect flannel has floated my way through my brother and is now a fall staple as it hangs at the forefront of my closet. There's something about flannels/ plaid pieces that makes layering THAT much easier/ enjoyable.

On another note, shopping/gift giving season is here & I am already berry excited for the Black Friday deals! Key pieces to look out for: a new camera (as my old one lost it's life kayaking), loafers, and beautiful knits!

The weekend is here!

lots of lovee

(creds: collegefashionista, tumblrz, thesartorialist)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

give me that beat.

As a follow up to my post about my excitement for fall food&apparel, I thought I would share some of my favorite new jams that will be crooning me during these transition days to colder, brisker weather.

I admit that I watched the CMA's so some of these choices are a reflection of that, but believe me! they are excellent chillin' music.

lots of lovee

Friday, November 11, 2011

the w e e k e n d e r.

If you have been reading my blog for a while (..or just read my header) being in college has turned out to be a bit busier than I imagined. Having a part-time job on top of classes doesn't help either and my weekly schedule looks a lot like boot camp with barely a spare minute, so my weekends are the only things that keep me sane and semi-relaxed going into another week of school. I thought I would share what my weekends can consist of for proper de-stressing:

Every other Sunday my mom&I browse the Atwater Farmer's Market in Glendale. 
Fresh veggies+tacos/pupusas+ flowers= happy camper

Day trips! This past weekend it was San Marcos, San Diego to visit my cousin.
ginormous donuts+park/hikes+pollo super fries(not pictured)+delicious Phil's BBQ= a super yums trip

What do you do on your weekends to unwind?

lots of lovee

Thursday, November 10, 2011

smells like...

Fall is finally here! With the coming if November means some very special events for me and my family: birthdays, birthdays, BIRTHDAYS! ; Thanksgiving (possibly the tastiest holiday) ; & Black Friday festivities!

Fall holidays = roasted everything just to start the oven for warmth & warm, fun family gatherings :)

It also means beautiful chunky knitwear, lovely tweed, and cozy layers!

After all of this I mustache you a question...

are you excited for fall yet? :)

lots of lovee

(creds: tumblrz, ShineByThree,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

f o r g o t t e n. not

After days (& maybe weeks..) of un-posts, I am back! Midterms for uni are over and I am finally given a little breathing room before finals and applications are due! This excitement can only be described with the above^ picture of the most hilarious little tribal print collar that I saw at the LF warehouse sale a few weeks ago. Exciting purchase from that in a later post....

For now I thought I might share some food that has been rumbling in my tummy & making mess' in my kitchen :) *DISCLAIMER : the following pictures will be in bad quality and not of appealing looking food, but if you try them they are delish!*

It starts with a bowl. Shallow enough for non-soup items, yet deep enough to hold everything.

Next came the presence of salmon spinach pasta! Spaghetti noodles cooked to perfection and the salmon perfectly flaked. *did i not warn you about the picture quality? i did. trust.*

 The next day came the poached egg over thin toast with bacon and furikake! If you are like me and enjoy runny eggs over toast, then you would love this with the addition of a little bacon atop.

Well that is all for now I am off to San Diego today for some tassstty bbq and quality time with cousins. Have a lovely weekend!

lots of lovee