Friday, July 31, 2009

July, where did you go?

2009 07 31 photo
Originally uploaded by eekachinski35
I was feeling fairly uninspired today and didn't know what to take a photo I went outside and shot the bushes in front of our house for a different perspective. Not a very exciting photo for the last day of the month, but what can you do?

I can't believe July is over! It seems like just the other day we were hanging out on the 4th! Time, you need to slow down!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


2009 07 30 photo
Originally uploaded by eekachinski35
My friend Peg is an excellent chef. Whatever she makes usually tastes delicious. So I was very excited when Joe brought home a vanilla bean cupcake with coconut frosting. This photo does not do justice to how yummy it was...better than Crave!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dear old Dad

Happy birthday Dad! Love you tons and tons! {Note to self: take more photos with dad next time!}

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nice legs

2009 07 28 photo
Originally uploaded by eekachinski35
I have said it before and I'll say it of the many reasons I love my hubby is his nice muscular legs. He is probably one of the few boys I know who has calves that are bigger than mine!


Our friend Greg has a deal with his gym that gets him a free cabana at the Hotel ZaZa. So we took advantage yesterday and spent the afternoon poolside as well as in the cabana during the rain. It was a great and relaxing way to spend the afternoon! Joe and Jason joined us later in the day as well as Greg's friend Todd. We plan on another next Monday and I hope to take more photos then!I guess it's time for the real world...soon...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Newest obsession

I love wearing scrubs to work for many reasons: it only takes 5 minutes to get dressed, I don't have to worry about picking something to wear to work every day, I am super comfortable at work, etc. etc.

But I also like clothes and wearing pretty things, so on my days off I like to dress up a little. I have been superinspired by wardrobe remix and the people who post their daily outfits. And typically the coolest clothes are the thrifted ones! I prefer to shop for new clothes (on sale of course) but I like to see how normal people are wearing stuff and create looks from that! For instance the same pair of shorts 2 different ways:I know I probably should spend my time on more practical things like cleaning the house or organizing my scrap crap, but how boring is that?

I am off to yoga here in a moment and then maybe some pool time, if the weather cooperates. I love having Mondays off!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A whole lotta nothin'

This weekend was spent with yoga, scrapbookin', eatin' and chillin'. Gotta love that!

Saturday I went to yoga, met Peg for lunch at Empire and then scrapped to my heart's content in the afternoon. Oh, and I wore my favorite bermuda shorts too!Joe had a mega workout and was gone pretty much all day. After he came home we grabbed a little TCBY before heading OTL (gasp!) to check out Saks Off Fifth. I found a black Calvin Klein sheath dress for only $40! It has a classic shape and fit really well so I figured it will come in handy one day!

After shopping we checked out a Korean BBQ place in Bellaire, that ended up being in the same strip mall as one of the restaurants we went to when the 'rents were in town. Our entrees came with multiple little appetizersJoe was really hungry and happy to see the foodOur main dishes were Korean BBQ with tofu soup and a seafood pancake thing. We were given a raw egg to crack into the soup and cook.We were pretty hungry!But Joe still had room for a little more dessert.Today has been pretty chill. I ran 4 miles to Joe's 12 and got to see a cool morning sky.We practiced yoga as usual (I am on a roll! I have been 6 times in the last 8 days! Really loving it right now!).

This afternoon we hung out, ate some more fro-yo before going grocery shopping. I think we will be making fish tacos tonight...yummy!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Ok, this is probably the funnest entrance to a wedding ever. Actually brought a little tear to my eye to imagine how cool the couple must be!

8 hours to go...

until a 3 day weekend! Woo hoo! I don't know why having Saturday off feels so much better than just Sunday and Monday but it just does. Conditioning I guess!

I suppose I should stop procrastinating and finish getting ready for work - boo!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Call me sassy

I got my haircut! And not a trim, a much shorter and sassier do! Sometimes I forget how much I love short hair until I get inspired by something, usually a photo in a magazine. And snip snip snip. I love that David can pretty much do anything to my hair and make it look great!

In other news, yesterday Yannis pushed me to drop back into backbend from standing without any help! Granted, the first time I didn't listen to what he said to do and hit my head on my mat, but I did it at least 2 more times! I am so excited about it. Now I am not sure if it's related, but the sassy short hair cut may have been my motivation ;)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Not much difference

I don't wear a ton of makeup, but I like to give myself a little bit of color because sometimes I feel like I look too pale. So I decided to conduct an experiment this morning (and I had some extra time on my hands!). Does the everyday makeup I wear make me look that much different (I definitely wear more when I go out)?

Here I am au natural:And here I am with some concealer, mascara, blush and a lad of lipstick:Can you tell the difference?

Monday, July 20, 2009

photo shoot

Taking photos can be harder than it looks! My dear friend M is starting his own law firm with a friend of his and asked me to snap some photos of them for their website. 1 hour and 200+ photos later and probably less than 20 are really good. It's good practice for me...I don't know if I could really go into professional photography...a lot of pressure to perform! I do much better with just regular snapshots!{My favorite of the bunch}

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Some rest for the weary

Working two Saturdays in a row is absolutely no fun. At least I can take some consolation in having tomorrow off, as well as the next three weekends (in fact that's like 3 3-day weekends in a row!)!

Last night the girls went out to dinner at Ibiza to celebrate T-bone's belated birthday. And while the food is delish, the atmosphere can sometimes be a little more than desired (especially the is so LOUD inside the restaurant). But we did have a good time.Their birthday special is cotton candy...I don't think I've ever had this much!After dinner we hung out at their lounge and attempted some self-portraits:They didn't turn out so well so we had someone take this for us:Since we weren't quite ready to go home, Peg and I met the boys at Numbers for a Michael Jackson tributeAll the festivities left me a wee tired this morning, but I did make it to yoga, which helped me feel better.

This afternoon we spent making fun Thank You cards with my crafty sister. Unfortunately my batteries were being recharged so I didn't take any photos. Next on the list...maybe a nap before bedtime?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

For the love of the run

This morning I just couldn't bring myself to drive to Memorial and run another loop. So I decided to wait until the sun was almost up and run from home. And I'm glad I did. I just ran until I didn't feel like running anymore, at whatever pace I was feeling, and actually enjoyed it, humidity and all. I guess the concern of keeping a certain time or distance can take the fun out of running. I forgot I like to run after all!And it's kind of cool to see the city in the early morning light.

Friday, July 17, 2009


So my Bluefly purchases arrived in the mail today. I bought a Leann top and skirt. And while I love the flippy skirt, it was a little big and I don't think I will exchange it for the next size down...just think it may be a bit youngish or tarty, espcially if I wear it will high heels. But the flowy top is gorgeous and youthful as well without being cutsy and is a keeper. It's too dark to take photos now, but I will probably wear it to dinner with the girls tomorrow night and will post then!

For now it's more Tour with Lance and Joe!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Now and then

Seeing my bffs made me sentimental and remember...I can't believe I have known these guys for over 20 years! (Probably closer to 25 years!!). Everyone needs friends like them...someone who knows you, even if you haven't spoken in weeks or months.Some things that may have changed: hairstyles (or lack thereof!), a few pounds here or there, a few lines here or there, but overall, we still look pretty good, if I do say so myself! (I flipped the old photo so we would be in the same order for comparisons sake).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A little break

The office has been very slow the past few months, with the economy and summer and all. Not good for bonuses, but good for more time off! Today I was able to sneak home and enjoy my lunch here. Sometimes it's nice just to get away.

In other, more important news, I am going to be shopping for all things blue the next few months...can't wait!

Cat sitting

Our friend Greg is out of town this week so we are keeping an eye on JR for him. JR is actually pretty friendly for a cat!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Too much stuff to do, too little time

I have many scrapbook/photo projects swirling in my head that I would like to do. So many trips to make minis, so many daily photos...what to do with all of them? I did learn how to make a photo grid in Photoshop today courtesy of Cathy Zielske via Ali Edwards' blog. Now if I could only figure out how to make a link...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A little shop shop today

with my bff (and my new HollywoodIntuition shades)!

We hit the standard stores and got some good deals! Alas, didn't take any photos along the time! My favorite purchase of the day was a long hot pink skirt from my old standby, The Gap.

Next up, some yummy Mexican food to celebrate Joe's li'l bros bday!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

date night

Got out of work early today. Going for a little shop shop and din din with my honey!

Friday, July 10, 2009

The secret ingredient tasty fish tacos is the Chalula!I think we rotate what kind of we food we like to eat and right now it's fish tacos. Joe has been cooking them and I have been eating them!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Getting back into the swing of things

With Joe's birthday last week as well as the holiday weekend, I fell of the working out/eating healthy bandwagon. Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion, bodies at rest, just like to veg! So this week I have been getting back into my workout mode. I have done cardio 3X already (Mon, Tues and today), ran 1X (Wed) and practiced yoga 1X (Wed). I am sore from yoga yesterday and did an extra long workout today so will be good and sore tomorrow. Kinda like that feeling!

We have also been lucky in getting many shipments of these all the way from Phoenix, AZ, courtesy of Aunt Nancy:I use them to make yummy smoothies:This has felt like an extra long week - because last week was so short and this week I will be working all weekend - boo! At least I have craft Sunday afternoon to look forward to ;)!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

It rained this morning!

...just enough to make it hot and steamy this afternoon. Aaaah, you gotta love summer in good ole H-town. {I wish I could take better photos of rain droplets...I think I need to slow down the shutter speed...}

Monday, July 06, 2009


after a weekend with her:and him:and him:and her:and himand themand not doing much of anything but this:and this:and this:and this:I am having a hard time getting motivated to do anything! I am just so happy that we are still such great friends, even if we don't see each other as much as we would like.