Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I'm Loving

I'm LOVING Foster the People.  After a year of listening to them almost non-stop pretty much they are still my favorite.  Marco you should totally get me tickets for my bday {hint, hint}

I'm LOVING this video.  If the average age of the Academy wasn't 62 then maybe some of these movies would have been nominated.  Yes, I am bitter Drive & 50/50 wasn't nominated for more.

I'm LOVING tomorrow is my Friday! Woo-hoo!  This weekend we are off to Sonoma with our friends from Atlanta.  Insert huge smile here:)

I'm LOVING Paradise by Coldplay and Close to You by Calvin Harris.  Those are my jams right now!

I'm LOVING Photoshop.  I always thought it was a difficult program that I would never learn.  M has taught me a couple things so far and I am loving it.  He also gave me his 5D from college and his lenses.  I am one happy girl right now.

Coming up tomorrow a recap of our Saturday morning in Venice {my new favorite place}
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Monday, February 27, 2012


I am completely wiped out from this weekend.  I am counting down the minutes until I can head home.  It was beyond perfect.  This morning I was sad to see our family go.  This is going to be an annual trip and I am already looking forward to next year.

Last night I threw an Oscar party for 8 of our friends.  We dined on lobster tails, twice baked potatoes, champagne and cupcakes.  It was by far the best Oscar party we have thrown so far.  A full weekend recap will be later this week.  I have to edit down the 200+ photos I took.

It has always been a dream of mine {like many} to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  Maybe one day I will be able to attend, but until then I will just have to pretend.

Actresses Cameron Diaz and Kate...
Cameron looks amazing!

Kate Upton and Tim Tebow...
Love me some Tebow:)

Tom Cruise Katie Holmes Victoria...

Lauren Miller Leslie Mann and...
I kind of have a girl crush on Leslie Mann's character from Knocked Up

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jane Fonda...

Musician Robin Thicke and actress...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday's Letters


Today I am teaming up with Ashley for Friday's Letters.  This is my first time and I thought it would be a great way to end the work week.

Dear Marco, Your reaction to my unintentional mistake last night couldn't have been more perfect.  You didn't get mad, you took care of the situation and didn't make me feel guilty.  I thank you for this.  Dear Cold, Thank you for going away.  You have made me one happy girl!  Dear Family Friends, I love the dialog we had through email this morning.  I hate we can't see each other more, but reading your kind words makes me feel just a little bit closer to home.  Dear Apartment,  You look so cute!  You are our home.  We want a dog, but can't justify leaving you.  Dear Weekend, I have been waiting for you for months.  I hope you live up to my expectations.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Getting Ready

I haven't entertained in months {which kind of makes we sad}.  Last year we had people over every weekend but life changes, people move and new gathering spaces are found.

With my SIL coming in town tomorrow I have been like a mad woman crafting, dusting, laundry and everything else all while having an awful cold.  She is a neat freak and I am not, hence all the cleaning.

Here are some things I have done to spruce up the apartment, courtesy of Pinterest of course.

The crayons have been glued now I just need to melt the wax.  Fingers crossed this turns out well.

I have a large canvas over my bed.  I painted song lyrics on it and hated it {I messed up with the spacing}.  I painted over it and in big letters painted "You are my happiness."  It looks pretty cool.

This is my inspiration for my picture wall. The layout has been set, now all I need to do it hang the pictures.  

There is lots to do between now and tomorrow, but I couldn't be more exciting doing it.  Here's to the next 1.75 days flying by:)
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I'm Loving

First off I want to thank you for all your kind words yesterday.  Although there is no cure yet, we can continue to support and pray for those effected by the awful disease.  

I'm LOVING today is by BF's bday!  She is actually on a plane right now coming to spend the weekend with me.  I can't wait to see her and hope I can kick this awful code before she gets here on Friday.  Her and her hubby are going to Disneyland for 2 days before they see us.

I'm LOVING my office location.  I work in Downtown LA, near Skid Row.  Sounds awesome right?   There are little pockets that make my lunch adventures entertaining.  First we have the garment district that sells just about every type of fabric/trim you would need {except for that I am looking for, of course}.  
We also have Miskal's which is like a bigger and better Michael's/Party City and last but my personal favorite, the flower mart.  $10 can buy you the most amazing flowers.  

I'm LOVING my curtain failure last night.  Why?  Because sometimes my husband really does have a better since of decorating than me.  I love lots of color and he is more minimalist.  Let's just say he won and the curtains are being returned.  

I'm LOVING my to-do list is getting shorter by the day!

I'm LOVING my sisters.  They are growing up to be such beautiful women.  I am proud to be their big sister.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Being Grateful


Yesterday I found out some sad news about a high school classmate.  We weren't friends, he actually teased me throughout Latin class most days, but I still knew him.  He has been diagnosis with ALS.  He is 28 and has been struggling with it for about a year.  Yesterday, through a FB group, his wife updated everyone saying he can barely use his hands.  In that moment my heart broke. If you watch Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta you might have seen his now wife on this past Friday nights episode.  You can read more about their story here.

In a world filled with materialism and always wanting more this makes me step back and take a look at my own life.  I am beyond blessed and totally take my life for granted.  Some days I hate the way materialism takes over me.  I don't need to compete or have the best of everything.  I have absolutely everything I need.  Everyday Marco wakes up and it extremely grateful for his life, health and me.  He lives a balanced and grounded life {a little cynical, yes but that's because of Hollywood}.  I think I need him to rub off on me a little more.

Today I ask you to be thankful for what you have and who you have in your life.  The material things don't last, but the relationships you build last a lifetime.  More energy should be put into people and experiences than the newest shoes or bag.

I need to listen to my own advice.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

To-Do Lists

To Do List

I wish my to-do list looked like this for the week.  Instead I will be running a million errands running around like a crazy girl to get ready for this adorable couple.  Why are weekends only 2 days and why don't I have President's Day off?!

They are two of my favorite people in the world and they are coming to LA this weekend to visit us.  YAY!  Allie {SIL} is like a sister to me since since I began dating her brother when we were 14 and her cute hubby Brock is the nicest guy ever.

Fingers crossed this work weeks flies by and I don't end up pulling out my hair getting ready for them.  
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Friday, February 17, 2012

What a Way to Start the Day

This morning I started my day here.
My boss need his car towed so, life of an assistant, I had to make sure it was done while he is traveling.  
Maybe I now know why he is always in a great mood {most} days.
I would be too if I woke up to this!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Golden Years

I was going though Facebook the other day looking at pictures of when Marco was in college.  I spent at least one weekend a month up in Winston-Salem, NC.  I hated that town.  There was nothing to do.  The only thing it had going for it was Cookout.

In college we always said the goal was to work together an make a project.  To this day we share the same goal.  I am the token girl in the group, but I love it.  These men are now like my brothers.

Enjoy the walk through memory lane with me...

Marco's 2 favorite people, his wife and Doug, his writing partner/best friend
Sing, Jeff, Beans, Greg & Marco-4 Cinematographers and a Director

Spencer and Marco-The Odd Couple
I don't know how they would live without one another for their weekly industry bit*h sessions.


Marco's 2 roommates for 3 years, Sing & Beans.

NYE two years ago:)

I had to put this on here...M on set!

Crew pic

Marco's backyard for a music video thesis project.

Their first gig working together post college-a Willie Nelson music video.  Way to go guys!

This is on our fridge.  I should have Marco write a guest post about the experience.  It was pretty cool.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hey Girl!

Last night at dinner Marco and I were talking about Ryan Gosling and Hey Girl. He told me about this clip below.  Maybe I was hiding under a rock or something.

This pretty much made my morning.  Enjoy:)

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is in the air

Happy Valentine’s Day!  


love cupcakes

Honestly I think this is the most overrated, Hallmark holiday we celebrate in society today.  M and I are going to lay low this year, but I guess we always do.  We celebrate by making our annual dinner at home which includes lobster tails, green beans, twice baked potatoes, wine & a cupcake.  What are you doing to celebrate, if anything?

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Monday!  If there is such a thing; I wish we had one more day.  I do say this every Monday but whatever.
Monday, monday

First things first…Whitney Houston!  As a kid I loved her music, then she did the reality show with then husband Bobby Brown and I thought she was crazy, then I met her in real life and my original suspicions were confirmed.  I don’t understand how someone can be so reckless with their life.  

This weekend we crossed 2 Oscar nominated films off our list, only 15 more to go-totally not going to see all of them.  The Artist was good, but not up to all the hype.  I loved the actress, she stole the show for me.  How the end came together was my favorite part and not just because it was the end.  We also saw Hugo and LOVED it!  So far it is my pick for Best Film.  I could actually watch it again right now.  The story was amazing.  Martin Scorsese did an out of this world job!  If you haven’t seen it, do it. 

We dined out a lot this weekend which is going to show when I step on the scale for Weight Watchers this afternoon {weighted in and only gained .8 lbs}.  Ugh! 
I tried to be good, but sometimes you just have to have waffles, eggs, bacon and hash browns for brunch {no I didn’t eat it all}. 

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