Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things I've learned at a Bookstore

I've been going a mile a minute and with the Border's closing right after the holidays it's pure madness.

On a daily basis I get these same questions and situations. Please read and absorb for the next time you go into a bookstore.
1. I've learned to help people find what they want when all they have to go on is that it's a book.
2. No one knows how to find the price of a book. 
Paperback: price is on the back
Hardcover: price is on the front inner jacket cover
3. You can always find it cheaper at Costco. Duh! You pay for that privilege.
4. Bookstores are not like libraries... you can't just go to the non-fiction or fiction section. 

More to come....

Me and my "teddy bear" Matisse.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Mac needed a vacation and so do I

Sorry I was gone a bit! Here is an example of how crazy it's been around here:
I worked 17 hours on Black Friday.
I was literally dead on my feet and most days have been like that lately.

I Want It:


Friday, November 20, 2009

I see you

by Kristen Stein and Imagine Studio

I love this painting. Amazing. Beautiful.
I've been busy busy this week and next week will be crazier. I started my second job and I feel slightly overworked by all. But I've got to pay for Christmas somehow right.

Monday, November 16, 2009

An Oasis

New love:

I've been having problems with my skin ever since I moved to California about 5 months ago. I've tried everything but until a couple of weeks ago I've been lucking out. I encountered a great saleswoman at Macy's who gave me these samples to try and I fell in love with the H2O+Oasis products. The mist is my favorite because it's light and I can use it before or after I apply my make-up. When I apply it after my make-up my husband actually notices "something different" about me. And for only ~$17 it's a steal! It even comes in a purse-sized bottle too.

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Job I got

So I got a second job to get through the holidays. I went shopping yesterday to get some new work clothes and came home 3 new pairs of shoes, 2 tops and 1 pair of new leggings. I can wear the shoes to work.... I still need to find a few more things.
I have actually already started wrapping Christmas presents and I love it!

Have a wonderful Friday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It's been a busy couple of days around here. Jake and I went to Disneyland for our first anniversary, and it was great. Not Disney World but still awesome.

I got a second job so I'll be getting that sorted out today and doing a bit of shopping. I'll throw in some Christmas shopping too.
Have a sunny Tuesday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Have a Beautiful Weekend

Tomorrow is a big day for Jake and I.
One year ago tomorrow we were married.

Friday, November 6, 2009

3 Months

I found out yesterday that they will be closing the Borders location I work at. I have 3 months till I will no longer be surrounded by books everyday. Sad. But thank goodness we were told in advance. And it's for the best, I had been interviewing other places anyways. And maybe someone is trying to tell me something... like finally finish what you've started and do what you really want to do. We'll see won't we. :)

Have a great Friday everyone! It's a big big weekend for us, it's our 1st year anniversary as husband and wife! And I have a big day planned Sunday to celebrate, and it's all a surprise to Jake! I'm very excited.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Road

So I went to L.A. yesterday with Jake, my brother Johnathan and his girlfriend Maddie. We went to a taping of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and then to Hollywood. While we were there we saw there was a movie premiere going on. It was for The Road with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron. We actually got to go to see the movie for free after a guy asked me if I wanted to go to the premiere. Duh! Awesome! It was great! Dark and not a feel good movie but great. Very emotional. Here are some pictures we took of our exciting day yesterday:

Charlize Theron and Viggo Mortensen, the stars of The Road

Look at that dress!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Ideas: Teen Vogue

For the aspiring trendsetter for Christmas:

BONUS: Free one year subscription to Teen Vogue Magazine

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I had to work last night so I got to hand out lots and lots of candy there, and it was lots of fun! I didn't even know that I was going to be allowed to dress up so when I found out I through on some fun stuff li a black and pink tutu and lots of sparkle! I'll post a picture later.
Today a work and we're going to be getting ready for Christmas at the store. Christmas! 80 something degrees outside and it's almost Christmas time. Love it!

Friday, October 30, 2009

There should have been Buffalos...

We had a great time at Santa Rosa Plateau yesterday. We spent about 3 hours roaming all the trails and even though we never saw any mountain lions to Jake's chagrin we did see a family of deer that never ran away. They were still there even 1 1/2 hours later. In VA we always saw female or baby deer but I was excited to see a buck.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Family Photo Madness

I'm trying to plan out my family photo. Not an easy thing when it involves 7 people. 7 People who all have their own rules for the photo shoot... it's going to be rough but I'm up for the challenge.
Task one: convince my brother to cut his hair. My parents are officially "those parents" now.
Task two: come up with outfits that look great on everyone. That'll be fun. Trying to make an 11 year old girl and a 15 year old girl happy at the same time will be challenging.
Task 3-10: Location, Getting everyone together, Hair, Make-up, Smiles or Happy Faces...etc...

According to my iPhoto this is the last semi-group photo I have of us minus mom, Johnathan and Jake. This was May 2008...

This one was taken in August of this year but it's minus me, Johnathan and Jake.
We will get this right. Fun!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Jake and I spent our Honeymoon almost 1 year ago at Disney World. We want to go back... the pictures that we took will have to do for now. We don't want to even go to Disney Land because we know it just won't be the same. It was just all too perfect I guess. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

This Charming Girl

You must check out This Charming Girl. A lot of her stuff -and some of my favorites- are sold out because they are so wonderful but hopefully there will be more works of art soon. And I really like the book locket, you don't normally see that.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I've done the profile before but nothing like these awesome silhouettes from Paper Cuts by Joe.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Parisian Apartment

Designer Christian Lacroix's Paris apartment
I really like the floor to ceiling windows and that beautiful fireplace. I wish I could find a clearer picture of it. And the hardwood floors are not just a straight forward flow of wood like you usually see but  put together in some patterned way. I would also like to see the black and white striped couch without all the patterns on it.

Away for a Couple Days

Jake and I are going to celebrate our first year anniversary a bit early by going to South Coast Winery and doing nothing but relaxing in one of their villas and enjoying time by the pool. We won't be bringing our computers and I can't wait. Yay! I want to get up early and watch the hot air balloons go by. Too bad I'm too chicken to get in one.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Found at the opening night of the Taubman Museum of Art in November 2008. It was also the same day as my wedding. I unfortunately don't remember the artists name and the photograph probably isn't still hanging in the museum but it's still so beautiful. I know the butterflies are probably fake but I like to think they are real.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Want This Bed

This is like a Fairytale bed and I love it! Found in Anthropologie and wanted both by mother and daughter.

Someone buy this for me for Christmas...

Good Times is Finally Up and Going

Jake has his website dedicated to his best friend JJ up so check it out if you want a good laugh.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

11th Birthdays

Friday was my youngest sister Hailey's 11th birthday and so today we all went to the American Girl Doll store in LA to celebrate. It was awesome I have to say. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was great. But afterwards my mom, my sister Madison and I wandered around the grove and did some pre-Christmas window shopping. I had to practically pull them away from Anthropologie. We found some great stuff while we were there: