Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ourtsource my Party!

On Saturday I am having a 30th Birthday for Hubbs. It's a Fiesta theme, complete with margaritas, Modelo and some Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, because nothing makes you think "It's Fiesta Time!" more than Sauv Blanc! Who is with me? Is it weird that I will be barely making anything for this party? My mom is bringing dessert, mother in law bringing salad, father in law bringing salad, I am picking up the rice/beans/carnitas for the taco bar I will be assembling from a local Mexican market/restaurant. I must be just really good at pawning off cooking. Or just lazy. Maybe both. Per my last post, it is already back into the mid 70's so we are looking at a nice mild birthday party.

Oh, and the Dollar Store is the place to get party utensils, paper plates, napkins and streamers! What a deal! I don't go into that store enough! I saw all kinds of wrapping paper, etc that I plan on loading up on at Christmas time. And the best part? It's a buck!

Speaking of Thursdays... we were, right? It's time for Real Housewives of DC, so Missy Marshmallow is out!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer, Or So It's Called....

So apparently this thing we call Summer finally decided to show it's face to those of us in the Bay Area. After two months of October like weather with a ridge of cool air on top of us, the temps climbed to 108 today. That is not a typo, nor do I live in Dallas. It was THAT hot. Maybe even hotter, but when I was driving home at 5, that is the temperature  the car was reading. But don't worry, temps will be back to their cool self of 72 degrees by Saturday.

It was just Saturday that I was wandering through the outlet mall loading Miss S up on fall clothes, shivering in my jeans and plaid shirt. It is been so chilly, Miss S has worn her summer dresses, maybe one time. Two times, max. Her sun suits? Forgetaboutit.

Because of the random weather this summer, I have been pining for fall clothes even more than normal. Here are a couple of the items on my wish list.

These Franco Sarto boots look perfect for weekends, running errands with Miss S in tow or more casual days at the office with skinny jeans tucked in.

I love a nice trench coat. The fact that this one from GAP is cropped, makes it even that much more chic and gives it a more casual spin.

I pretty much want everything from The Loft right now. And I plan on this cardigan being my staple. In the dark charcoal (shown) or the chocolate, mustard and plum, they will look ultra cute over a profesional blouse or a more casual flowy top either with skirts, dresses or jeans.

Nothing says "It's Fall" more than Tweed, especially in the blazer form. I am always a sucker for blazers, especially when tweed. In a tweed blazer I feel like I should be kicking the leaves down a path at Yale. I wonder if this one has elbow patches? This olive version from J. Crew will look cute with jeans and pencil skirts.

So that sums it up my shopping list for Fall.

P.S. In high school I wanted to be a meteorologist, hence my minor obsession with the local weather and extreme weather conditions in various parts of the country.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubbs!

Today is my main man's 30th birthday! I am so in love with this guy. Can't believe that I started dating him when he was 19! He is still the same dark Italian stud I met when I was a senior in high school. I don't give enough shout outs to the guy. He has been working like crazy lately and I am so proud of everything he is doing. He has accomplished so much already and I know he has yet to do so much more.

We had a nice date together at a local casual pizza spot tonight. The guy doesn't cook, but recently he has taken up the art of making Deep Dish Chicago style pizza, with homemade dough and everything. He seriously almost has it perfected. I know that one day he will open the restaurant he is scheming of now but until then I am completely enjoying this new cooking hobby. Especially since before, his specialties were fried eggs and grilled cheese.

Happy Birthday Hubbs. You are amazing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane

Check out new daycares, pack, go on vacation for week with entire family, get back and go right into week long meeting where I presented and kicked ass, finalize new daycare situation, go to fair, wonder where the heck summer has gone, take Miss S to her first day of her new school today and finally feel like I am back in the swing of things.

This summer has been so cool. Seriously, I believe we only had one week of temperatures above 90 degrees! Each morning is foggy and gray and we have run the heater more than the AC!

Okay, so now that I am back in the thick of it, I look forward to following my blog friends more closely.