This weekend (Whitney gets today off…yay!) we have been nothing but lazy. We are trying to spend as little money as we can until I start making some as well. But it has actually been really nice staying in and catching up on TV shows and movies with my husband. Since we have been in LA, we have tried to go out often to explore the city and meet up with friends. But that gets costly, and a weekend of down time does the body good. This past week I went through an orientation to do some background work (for extra cash before I get established) and got hired as an on-call nanny with the agency I worked with in Austin (lucky for me, they have a branch here in LA too!). We did get ourselves out of the house Saturday night to take Kipling on a walk to the dog park and get some fresh air in our systems. Other than that, it has been TV and scrapbooking (while Whitney played Risk via Skype with his friends back in Texas…).
31/365. A couple of new Christmas tree ornaments we picked up while in San Francisco. I am trying to steadily collect them, as we are planning on having our first normal sized Christmas tree this year! I’m sure you can guess who picked which ornament out.
32/365. I found this several months ago at Marshall’s and thought it was too cute to pass up (especially because I follow this motto nightly). 🙂
33/365. My new owl pants (Zara)!
34/365. Sunday morning before the Super Bowl…my Love Ophelia robe (that I also gifted to my bridesmaids).
Whitney making some delicious guacamole for the Super Bowl.
Kipling wanting some of that guacamole.
35/365. I did take a photo this day, but I won’t be sharing it for personal reasons. Hope you understand!
36/365. Day spent at home with Kip. Is she on the couch? Whoops!
37/365. My husband at work on his computer.
38/365. I cooked Parmesan chicken with spaghetti and Brussels sprouts for dinner. I’m trying to find a new recipe to cook at least once a week (that will also provide a lot of leftovers!).
39/365. Wine and homemade chocolate chip cookies on a Friday night. The bottle hanger (above) was a gift from my mom for Christmas. 🙂
40/365. We went to the YWCA Santa Monica’s first annual Valentine’s charity fashion show Saturday night. My grandmother’s friend coordinated the whole event, and it was our first time to attend a fashion show. We had a great time! They had a lot of Valentine treats (red velvet cupcakes, macarons, heart shaped chocolates), a *free* photobooth, local clothing and jewelry vendors, dancers, poets, and of course the fashion show itself! I didn’t want to lug my DSLR with me (or even a purse for that matter), so I only have a few phone photos (professional photographers at the event should hopefully be posting photos soon). One of the vendors was a twelve year old girl, who was selling her drawings. We purchased the one above for our home, and Whitney commissioned her to draw a dinosaur on a rocket ship for our friend Sonny (he’s obsessed with drawing dinosaurs), which you’ll see below. The artist is so talented and was our favorite vendor at the show. 🙂 By the way, the YWCA seems like a wonderful, non-profit organization that helps women through all stages of life (from infants to older adults). If you have the time or money, it would be a great organization for which to volunteer or donate.
My typical uniform (and face) at home above.
41/365. On Sunday we met up with Barbara and her friend to (kind of) celebrate Mardi Gras at the Farmer’s Market. We made sure to eat traditional Cajun food (gumbo and and a crawfish po’boy) while listening to jazz bands before wandering around The Grove and getting some cupcakes for dessert. Yummy.
42/365. Will I ever have too many photos of my baby girl? Probably not.
43/365. Nothing better than enjoying a glass of wine and listening to Regina Spektor while cooking a big pot of chicken tortilla soup. I love the colors of vegetables.
Next I get to share with you Kipling’s birthday (including her cake) and Valentine’s Day!