Friday, November 30, 2012

Trip Home - Part 1

I have so many pictures from my trip home with my family during Thanksgiving, so I guess I'll share it one day at a time.

Here goes...

The first day I was home I went to a little town called San Juan Bautista. I grew up going here for school because they have a mission there and they also have the San Andreas fault line, which is a very active fault line. I hardly think of this stuff though when I go there because there's not earthquakes every day.
We went to a little diner, nothing special, but I always love breakfast at diners.
Then we walked around town at the local antique shops.
This is me with a little ceramic skunk that I bought. Why did I buy at skunk you ask? I have no clue! haha

At the end of the day I got this gorgeous dusk shot. I love the colors against the purple flower.
At the end of the day I met up with my high school friend and we went to see Skyfall, the new James Bond movie. It was awesome. I definitely recommend seeing it. I would actually go see it again if you need someone to go with? :)

Hope you have a great Friday!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote of the Day

A good life is when you assume nothing,
do more,
need less,
smile often,
dream big,
laugh a lot
and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

- Unknown

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snowing For a Moment

I got back to New Jersey on Sunday and it was cold. But here I am today and it's snowing...well, it was snowing. It snowed long enough to stick in some places, like on my car.

Right when I got my camera out is when it started to becoming melting snow. But it's still beautiful for however long it lasts.

And here's the last sign of fall, a couple leaves on the bush outside my door.

I guess it's time for Christmas Decorations anyway.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I'm having a great time in California visiting my family. I've been taking lots of pictures and some I've been putting on Instagram if you want to check them out.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. That Hurricane Sandy has really made me appreciate all that I have and the support from my friends and family.

I made the usual with my sister as we always do, but I also tried a new recipe called sweet potato soufflé and it was sooooo good. I'll have to find the link to share because it really was great.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving By Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gorgeous Dusk

I couldn't get home fast enough to run out and capture the sky. I'm really upset that the sun sets at 4:45...but the sky was beautiful!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Muted Edits

I took a picture of Rocky yesterday and I just played with the editing. I noticed that lately I'm into a muted/ antiqued look. I love the glow of this picture without taking away what Rocky looks like.

Oh and by the way, the only reason he's sitting still is because I had a treat in my hand bribing him to sit and look pretty. He did a pretty good job, right?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


I love wreaths.
I love the one I have on the door right now, it's fragrant and smells like Autumn.
I love the colors of it on the door. It looks so autumn and festive.
I got this wreath at Home Goods for a pretty good price.
I can't wait to get a Christmas wreath. I usually get a pine wreath because I love the smell!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Foggy Monday Morning

I was telling one of my friends from home how much I missed the California Coastal Fog. And a couple days later we get this! It was a beautiful pillowy cloud blanket hugging the earth. I just love it. There is something soothing and peaceful about fog.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lazy Sunday

Well today was a Lazy Sunday, even though I woke up pretty early and got a picture with the rising sun.
This pampas grass is really pretty. However, I grew up in California where the pampas grass take over and have really sharp stringy leaves. I like these little ones that are more tame. They've been house broken! haha

Anyway, I had myself a lovely cup of Awake Tazo tea. I don't know what it is about tea, but I love the soothing feeling and the aroma of the herbs. I opted for milk and honey in my tea this morning and my boston terrier, Rocky, who just turned 2 years old today, was in love with my tea as well. I had left a little in my cup and walked away and he got up on the coffee table (tea table?) and was lapping it up. Rocky is the reason I know so much about what people food dogs can eat. He loves carrots, apples (don't let them have the seeds), bananas, blue berries and now honey!
His first carrot! What a cute puppy!

Anyway, I have to get to cleaning because I've been slacking. I already cleaned the bathroom, now on to the kitchen. Enjoy your day!

Friday, November 9, 2012

First Snow

Frosty Morning before the Nor'Easter hit.
During the Storm
Parking Lot was all snow covered
What a beautiful snowy morning.
A colorful end to the day.
When I got home from work the snow was melting and I was trying to get the sunset. However the sun is setting at 4:45, but I still was able to get a pretty picture.