shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Twitter...again I had fallen off the Twitter train for awhile. It was hard managing a personal account and the blog's account, so now they are combined. Find me tweeting away here.
2. Fruits & Veggies I was on an icky junk food kick for a little bit. Sure, it tasted good, but I felt slugg…

fallin' for fall

It's still in the hundreds here in Arizona, which means I'm still wearing my favorite cut-offs and I'm still wiping sweat from my brow. Sigh. While the autumn month of September is quickly approaching, there won't really be many signs of fall. The leaves don't change color or dr…

coconut - fried mango

Here is the tasty, and unique recipe as promised in my final "me-hee-co" post. My dad cooked up this dessert and it had my taste buds going every which way, in a good way!

You will need...
2 cups fresh orange juice
2 cups water, plus 1 1/2 cup of ice water
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespo…

va-va-vma's

I spent my Sunday evening relaxing and watching something actually music related on MTV. The 2011 Video Music Awards brought together artists from all genres. I mostly watch for the fashion and the performances. I have to say that Adele's "Someone Like You" was absolutely breathtaking…

sunday spark

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”-William S. Burroughs

me-hee-co pt. five

I felt a bit under the weather today, which was upsetting because it was my last day of vacation. I slept as much as I could and dad took good care of me with peppermint tea and Advil. He even made a yummy and
unique dessert, fried mango with coconut ice cream. I will post the recipe later, but her…

three wise monkeys

I mentioned how I like to paint daily reminders for my life in my "on letting go" post. I think it's important to send out positive messages, especially the ones I hold close to my heart. I choose to send mine out through art. I've had an incomplete painting propped up on my easel…

me-hee-co pt. four

We took the jeep on a bumpy ride out to the estuary. For those who don´t know what an estuary is, it is an enclosed body of water that is connected to the ocean and a few fresh water streams. Dad unloaded the kayak because my weakling arms couldn´t do much lifting, although I tried. We hopped aboar…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. The beach The weather is hot, but beautiful here in San Carlos. Splashing around in the water certainly helps with the heat. I've been soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, and listening to the waves. Perfect.
2. Red
I have been lovin' pops of red lately. Red sunglasses, red lips, red sh…

me-hee-co pt. three

Today dad and I took the boat out to Martini Cove for some snorkeling. Chloe came along too! She loves boat rides. We saw lots of pretty fishies and fed them some bread. I always look over my shoulder for sharks. I have a paranoia and it is all my dad´s fault! He exposed me to Jaws when I was way t…

mmm mexican

I've been chowing down on delicious Mexican food. Chilaquiles, guacamole, chorizo, tacos, and ceviche. I figure it's my vacation, so I'm going to indulge in my favorite food. I will befriend the gym upon my return to the states. Ugh. I will push that thought out of my head for right now…

me-hee-co pt. two

I apologize ahead of time for the amount of food that will be featured on the blog during this vacay. I am soaking it all in, since diet and exercise will be taking over my life upon my return. Hopefully the pictures won´t get your tummies grumbling too much.

It felt wonderful to sleep in, with Chl…

love letters

I am a big fan of Post Secret posts. They are like little pieces of art holding the biggest secrets. Some are humorous, some are sad, some are happy, and some are eery. Everyone has secrets and there is some pleasure in sharing them anonymously. You're safe, but it's as if you got it off yo…

me-hee-co

After almost missing my flight this morning, due to writing and not paying attention to the announcements, I arrived safely in Mexico. The plane was tinier than I remember, which was a little freaky, but thankfully there was a kind gentleman who talked me through the takeoff, turbulence, and landin…

sunday spark

"Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality." -Earl Nightingale
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beachin' it

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a getaway to Mexico. It's the perfect time to get out of town, away from the stresses of working, looking for more work, and the responsibilities that weigh heavy on my poor little brain. It's life. It tires me, but I'm appreciative for every second …

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. True Blood I finally caught up on the third season of True Blood last night. It's hard to keep on top of it when I can't afford HBO. Luckily Stephanie invites me up to her place and re-watches all the episodes with me! I'm now up-to-date and this season is absolutely crazy. So many ha…