Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Do you ever feel like your life is standing still while everyone around you is passing you by?  

In the past 6 weeks my three best friends have had big life changes.  One bought a house, one had a baby and one found her niche when transferring to her dream college.  I am truly excited for them, but I am ready for something new for us. 

I think about how different our life would have been if M went into Finance or we stayed in Georgia.  We would have everything we could ever want and need, but I know he would be miserable!  In my heart I know we are making the right decision, but sometimes it is hard.  

Yesterday was icing on the cake for me.  I read a lot of film blogs to stay up to date with what is going on in the industry.  Seth R0gan is producing and staring in a new film.  The concept is something that M created an outline for years ago.  Now this means 1 of 3 things. 

1. Seth saw M’s outline {kidding}
2. Conscience  
3. M has good ideas! This is the 3rd idea that has been made into a movie or TV show.

 I choose to believe #3.  I am not saying this to toot my husbands horn, but obviously he has skills or he wouldn’t have been nominated for a Student Oscar or won the Best Director award for the Director’s Guild of America for his student project.  He has met with agents and they like his reel, but have all told him to come back once he makes a feature.  Well, how are you going to make a feature with no money?  This is the on going cycle. One day it would be nice to wake up and have a husband who loves what he is doing with his life.

We have built a wonderful life together, I have a job that I love and a family that loves and supports us no matter what.  I am forever grateful for my adorable husband and the journey this has/will take us on.  I apologize if this comes off as a bitch fest; I just needed to vent.  

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend Recap

Hello Monday 
Can you believe January is over? Well almost.  This month flew by and if it is any indication of what is entail for the rest of the year then wow.

Friday night we went to Cirque at the Staples Center.  It was awesome.  We thoroughly enjoyed the show and would recommend it to anyone.  One tip would be to get seats where you can see the whole show head on.  We were off to the side so we didn’t get the whole effect.  Overall it was a fun way to spend our Friday evening.

Saturday we lounged around most of the day before hitting the gym.  Later that night we watched Moneyball {loved it!} and If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front {also loved it!}  

Sunday the weather was beautiful so we walked everywhere and enjoyed the warm weather.  We watched 50/50 and enjoyed it.  JGL did an amazing job as a cancer patient.  I am kind of surprised he isn’t nominated for an Oscar.  I finished up some projects around the house and cleaned.  

For dinner we met up with Ashley and her hubby, Jonathan, to celebrate her birthday!  We went to 800 Degrees in Westwood and it was out of this world good.  It is basically like a Chipolte for pizza.  If you live around the area I highly, highly recommend it.   The night wouldn’t have been complete without a stop by Diddy Riese.  These two are a deadly combination and might be my favorite thing.  Not good for the waste-line.

Simple menu

Our pizzas and about 30 fresh toppings

Margarita style with mushrooms & carmalized onions

Waiting for the delishiousness!

This week will be spent at the gym, Zumba class, picture frame shopping at Goodwill for an upcoming project and trying a couple new recipes i.e. veal.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

A Dash of This and That

Last night I tired my first Zumba class.  While this might not have been my proudest moment shaking my groove thang with my co-workers it was a lot of fun.  If you haven't tried it, do it!  It is fun and a great workout.  You will also learn some great dance moves for the clubs ;)

After my Zumba class, I headed to a friends house in the Valley for a Potluck Italian dinner.  Hint on why I needed to work out ahead of time.  It was great meeting new people and catching up with old friends.  When we are all together it makes me want to move back to that area, but when we are on the westside we want to stay.  This is the NEVER ENDING debate between Marco and I.  One day we will make up our mind-maybe.

This weekend is filled with some fun things!  Tonight we are seeing the MJ Cirque show.  We bought these tickets 14 months ago so it is nice we are finally able to use them.  Tomorrow is movie day!  Sunday we are celebrating Ashley's bday with pizza and Diddy Riese.  I swear this girl know the way to my heart pizza and cookies.  It is the perfect way to spend the weekend!

What's on your agenda?!  Have you seen the MJ Cirque show?  I can't wait to tell you all about it on Monday.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Christmas Recap

31 days ago I was in Atlanta {Alpharetta to be exact} celebrating Christmas with my family.  
Leading up to the trip I was over the moon excited.  After a 4.5 hour red eye flight we arrived and it was wonderful.  

My beautiful sisters

Friends since 4th grade

Rebecca & Marco playing Just Dance 3

Yay for Cali!

Marco, Taylor {his brother} and I with Tristan 

Two of my favorite people

Father in law, Marco & Brother in law, Brock

Christmas wiped us out

Daddy's girl forever

My gorgeous Mom & MIL

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

My new Wednesday Sweater :)
I'm LOVING today is Hump Day!  Monday and Tuesday alone have felt like full weeks here at the office.  I think it is payback for last week being so easy while my boss was out.

Cookies for February
I'm LOVING next week is February.  There are so many fun things planned for this short month and I can't wait!  First up is the blogger meet-up in San Diego!

I'm LOVING I found my song!

Travel On!
I'm LOVING we are starting to plan trips.  There may be a trip back home for a weekend this spring.  Marco's brother is graduating HS.  I started dating Marco when he was just 3 years old.  Craziness.

Nike 'Free Run 2+' Running Shoe (Women)
I'm LOVING my new running shoes.  Technically I haven't bought them yet, but they are mine in my mind.  Come February 1st when my spending band is up they will be mine.

french bulldog!
I'm LOVING the pet store by my house will only carry adoptable dogs, no puppies from mills.  This will make me feel a lot less guilty when we go and look at our potential fur baby.

I'm LOVING hot chocolate.  Each afternoon this week I have indulged, it has been the perfect way to end my work day.

I'm LOVING my mom finally sent me pictures from Christmas.  I took about 14 the entire time {fail}.  Now I can finally do my holiday recap.  Only a month late.

I'm LOVING this video...so very, very true.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oscar Nominations

The Oscars are like my Super Bowl.
I love them!
This will be Marco's and my 14 year watching them together.  When he was in college I would always take the Monday after off work so we could watch them together on Sunday night.  Yes, I am that dedicated.

We live in LA for one reason, film, with the goal of one day making a movie that leads to another and another and then one day when he is old and gray maybe an Oscar.  It is that dream that keeps us here each and every day.

Well this morning the nominations were announced.  We have been hesitant to see any films lately because we don't want to waste money on ones that won't be nominated.  At $30 a pop for 2 tickets we have to choose wisely.

Our list of must see movies before 2/26 is a mile long and include the following:

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Midnight in Paris*
The Tree of Life*
War Horse
The Help
My Week with Marilyn
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Iron Lady
Hell and Back Again*
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front*
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Monsieur Lazhar
A Separation
In Darkness
*available on Netflix

21 films total so at this rate we will have to watch 5.25 movies a week.  While I don't think that is going to happen realistically we are going to start this weekend with Moneyball, The Descendants and The Tree of Life.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Blues

What an awesome start to this rainy Monday!  Please note the sarcastic tone. I think it is pay back for last week being so great.  Hopefully today is a fluke and things will get back to normal tomorrow.

This weekend was chill.  Marco and his cinematographer spent most of the weekend color correcting a project they are working on so that meant I caught up on One Tree Hill episodes, cleaned, watched football, had a dance party with myself and decorated a little.  

We did manage to squeeze in a Chick-fil-a date, Home Depot run and see The Separation.   Overall it was just what I needed.

This week I am hoping to get to the gym 4 or 5 times, meet up with Ashley, cook a new recipes aka try veal for the first time, a pot luck dinner with friends and ending the work week with Michael Jackson's Immortal at the Staples Center.
Pinned Image

The week looks promising.  I hope it ends better than it started.  Fingers crossed.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Almost there...

Happy FRIDAY ya'll!  
Are you as happy as I am the weekend is just a few short hours away?

Last night I had my very first blate with Ashley.  She is awesome.  I kind of wish her and her husband were out here for longer than 3 months.  I had so much nervous energy before hand I had to go to the gym first and then I showed up in my workout clothes feeling out of place because this is a blate and you want to look cute. haha  We hit it off and I am excited to get to know her better:)

Also last night Marco's old roommate, Sing, was in Atlanta shooting a TI/Jeezy/Tiger music video.  He invited my sisters to come on set.  They were so excited.  
Picture from the shoot

This weekend is packed with arts and craft projects as well as a trip to Chick-Fil-A.  Its the small things friends, when CFA is taken away from you or is 15+ miles away you crave it more.  I promise.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend! 

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


Last night I had a ton of energy and am pretty bored with our apartment so I decided to organize.  Thrilling, I know.  During my organization spree I found 50+ mixed CDs that I made from 2000 to 2006.  You can only imagine what gems are on there.

I am on the hunt for one song in particular, it is my favorite workout song ever and you can't buy it on iTunes or amazon.  It is available on a single, but I don't want to shell out the $7 for it.  Lame I guess?

The song is Madonna's What It Feels Like For A Girl remixed by Paul Oakenfold.

If you see me on the freeway over the next month rocking out to bad remixes, Ashlee Simpson or 90's rap is it because I am on a mission and reliving my teenage years.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What I'm Loving

I'm LOVING Spring is right around the corner.  It's been cold in LA the past few days and I am sick of my "winter" wardrobe.  Bring on the bring colors and warm breeze.

I'm LOVING that I got to spend time with this little guy this past weekend.  We had quality bonding time watching the Saints/49ers game.

I'm LOVING my sister is coming out to visit in March!

I'm LOVING my boss is out of town this week so I get to come in late and leave early.

I'm LOVING my husband.  He is so darn cute and makes me smile everyday.  Without him my whole world would be different.

I'm LOVING I am meeting a Ashley from Adventures of Newlyweds tonight for coffee.  Yay for meeting new people!

I'm LOVING that I have a lunch date today with a fellow co-worker!  She always shows me the best lunch spots.  Today is a place that serves the best Chicken Tortilla soup.

I'm LOVING crafts!  With a few guests over the next few months I was so spruce up our place and get my craft on.

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