Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Amazon Child
Stella went to the doctor for her four month check up yesterday, she already weighs  close to 16 lbs and is  in unchartered territory as far as her height goes. She's off the charts! Our poor little girl is growing up so quick. The doctor literally measured her height twice because she thought she made a mistake but nope, Stella grew three inches last month alone.
I need a vacation and can't wait to head south on Thursday. Miami is calling my name.
This weekend is going to be Daddy and Stella bonding time!

Friday, May 6, 2011


I spoke to my talented cousin, Serena last night who makes these fabulous bracelets. I'm in LOVE.  Currently you can buy her bracelets from her blog at Shop Material Therapy. Aside from that I am debating on ordering two new books from Amazon- why buy new these days? The Hundred Year Lie and The Things that Matter both seem like they'd be good reads. We'll see if I can decide! P.S Fish tacos, guac, and tortilla soup last night were the bomb. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Checking out drinks to serve at the wedding. Now I'm dying to try this!
Lava Flow Recipe

There are numerous variations for making a Lava Flow. This biggest difference is that some recipes use 1 oz. of light rum and 1 oz. of Malibu® coconut rum. When Malibu® coconut rum is unavilable you can use 1 1/2 oz. of light rum and 1/2 oz. of coconut cream.


* 1 oz. light rum
* 1 oz. Malibu® coconut rum
* 2 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries
* 1 small banana
* 2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
* 2 oz. coconut cream

Blend the 2 rums and the strawberries in a blender to form a smooth paste. Pour this mixture into a tall (Collins or Hurricane) glass. Rinse the blender. Blend the banana, the coconut cream, and the pineapple juice in blender with crushed ice until smooth.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


It was a good weekend. Shrimp Fest. House Searching. Dinner with friends. And I think locating the venue for our wedding reception. Yesterday we put in an offer on a condo and we should hear back any day now. Of course, I go crazy with the designing ideas and already had a Powerpoint presentation of half the rooms in our future house put together by the time Brian walked in the door from work. I spent a large part of the day on google searching images of modern living rooms, kitchens, furniture, dinnerware, towels, bedding.... I know what you're thinking, Brian is a brave soul to enter into a lifetime commitment with this lunatic.
Anyways, this morning Stella woke up early. I like when she does because for some reason I feel more productive. I went through Stella's drawers expecting to find a few things that no longer fit. To much dismay, about half of her things have gotten too small. It's really weird as a mother. You're in this limbo of being excited for your child's next milestones and then wanting them to stay just the way they are at the same time. I was actually sad folding her little newborn clothes while I looked over at her drooling and kicking around. She's growing up too fast and she's not even four months yet!
How am I going to handle the rest of her life? Cry at every birthday party? I need to get it together.