Saturday, February 27, 2010

My kitchen

This is a terrible photo but my kitchen is coming along. Yay!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I am Woman, Hear me Roar...

..until the next day when my back is sore.

I lugged these Ikea bookshelves that I bought off Craigslist into my apartment all my myself. I was feeling pretty good about it, until this morning when I realized one side of my back now hurts. Doh!

I need to paint them black, to go with the black and white theme I plan on getting together in there.

I would love to keep both of them but I'm thinking it may crowd the room with the shelves I already have in there.

Holly the wonder girl

Holly put my kitchen cart together! By herself! She put it together
while I was at hula practice! It looks fantastic and I finally have
all my kitchen things unpacked :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Great weekend

My bff Holly came to visit this weekend and I have to say that there is nothing better than chillin' with a good friend. One that makes you laugh and laughs at yours jokes as well. We didn't do anything out of the ordinary, just hung out in my new town and shopped and ate. Then mostly drank wine and snacked at home. The weather was rainy off and on so we watched a lot of the Olympics inside. Oh and we each bought a new pair of shoes at our favorite store, DSW.

I was just saying earlier this week that I wished I had more friends down here that I could just invite over to watch tv and order a pizza. This weekend confirmed that that's what I'm really a lot about. Walking to starbucks, drinking wine, hanging out. I enjoy stepping out and trying new places and new activities but there's nothing like a relaxing weekend with no agenda with a great friend =)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wine tasting at Tantara

Shelby surprised us with a stretch limo. It seated 14.
There were four us. It was comedy. But oh so much fun.

We ended up hitting only 2 wineries and the second one I didn't care for so I'm only posting photos from Tantara.

We got a by-appointment-only barrel tasting. It was so cool. The perfect amount of interesting tidbits, wine making knowledge and history. It wasn't boring or over-informative, just right. Plus an excellent cheese spread. Very cool. It's also cool that they only make pinots. Th only downside was that the bottles averaged $48.

I recomend going to Tantara if you are ever near Santa Maria.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dolphin bay resort

View from the balcony

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Best therapy

Girlfriends. Best therapy. Ever.
The addition of my bff Jamila is the icing on rhe cake. I'm all
smiles :)
Sent from my iPhone

And another one

Cuz I have nothing better to do

Office shelving

Almost finished project

And more photos

Since I'm bored and have a power source to keep my phone alive

Another pic from the train

Train adventure

So excited! I'm on an 8 hour train ride to Pismo Beach. So far it's so
relaxing and fun. Plus I get to stay at a fab resort and go wine
tasting with my gal pals Kelly and Shelby. I can't think of a more
perfect weekend to try to lift my spirits which are still pretty low.

Sent from my iPhone

Friday, February 12, 2010

My heart is heavy

Even puppies can't lift my heavy mood.

I broke his heart. Again. I had to say some terribly hard things like I don't love him now and I probably will never love him. I don't want to hurt him anymore. I wish I could take the pain away. I know what it feels like. I know what he wants more than anything is for me to come back and say it was all a big mistake. I'm trying to do the right thing...

I also found out last night my friend is going through a bout of clinical depression. Having gone through it myself, I know how horrible it is to go through. I really really feel for him. It's not a super quick road to recovery. It's hard.

Today is the five year anniversary of my dad's passing. It's not something I dwell on. I'm really okay. I just wonder how different my life would be if I hadn't had that horrible period of my life. I have to admit that I don't think things would be much different. It'd be cool to still have my dad here to talk to though.

My heart is sad.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Am I too old for a teepee bed??

I've been scouring Craigslist for an affordable canopy bed that isn't too little girlish and not too old ladyish. I'm enamoured by the thought of being snuggled in bed surrounded by fabric shutting the outside world out.
Y'all know I love to sleep!

But then I saw this photo in one of the blogs I troll:

And I thought, What about a teepee bed???
How awesome would that be?
Not awesome? Really? I kinda want it....

Monday, February 8, 2010

I guess wearing a hat and scarf makes me an old lady

So it felt really cold in my apartment this morning when I got up so I put on extra layers including a hat and scarf to walk Molly. Turns out, it wasn't really that cold out. I saw an old lady I've scene a few times now that has an adorable grayed old stradforshire terrier that has a little pink tongue always hanging out. As she passed me she says "I'm glad you're wearing a hat and scarf too" with a smile. Then she points over to a couple of other dog walkers she's friendly with and adds "They were telling me I looked like a little old lady in this hat and scarf."


Stinky Molly

Molly decided to roll around in something very dead and very fishy. Of course she did this after the dog washing places were closed so we had to wait until the next morning to get a bath. I shampoo'd her twice.

Then I fabreezed the heck out of the sofa and living room. Only the pillow she slept on still smells =(

Sunday, February 7, 2010

So Many Projects

So little time.

This is what I'm starting with. It's worse than it looks.

Project 1. Bathroom shelf

Project 2. Elfa Shelves. Actually two projects. One for the living room and one for the office.

Project 3. The Kitchen Cart. The dreaded kitchen cart.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Hood

Thought I would throw up the photos I took on my iphone from Molly and I's walks around Sail Bay.

This is why I moved to Pacific Beach (in case you were wondering):

Some of the newness has worn off. The walls are so thin in my apartment that I can hear EVERYTHING my neighbors above me and next door are doing including conversations, making coffee, getting dressed, ect. It's not too bad now because it's the winter and I keep my windows mostly closed but in the summer - with no a/c...well I just don't know how bad it will be.

Found the library which I can walk to and love it! My one complaint with the PB library is the movie section. They have VHS tapes mixed in with the dvd's. I'll get excited when I see a title of a movie I want to watch, then it'll be like "Psych!! VHS only!" I think it's time to retire the VHS tapes from even the free public library.

I like my new hood. I'll like my new apartment too once I get unpacked and settled. I'm just still feeling it out.

Molly on the Bay at Sunset

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

6 weeks later- still not unpacked

Oy Vey! Six weeks later, still not unpacked from my move. I blame it on the following reasons:

1. I don't know where to put my crap
2. I don't know how to use a drill or how to put together the shelves that I have sitting on the floor right now
3. I need to purge more stuff.
4. I don't have the right sized containers. None of my former space saving/organizing/basket stuff fits in my new cabinets
5. I am essentially indecisive to my core and kinda lazy/time management challenged

But I have friends visiting next month so there's the fire I needed lit under my rear. I ordered this convertible sofa. 

It's red. Obviously.
I have no idea how I am going to get it home. The box weights 150 pounds. And then I have to asssemble it.

Assembling furniture is the bane of my single existence.
But it got good reviews. I'm hoping it'll be comfortable for my friends so that they will want to come visit me.

(I haven't told them that you can hear every little thing going on next door at my neighbors from the guest room yet. They may cut their visit short when they do figure it out)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hello 2010 =)

It's been a while since I've blogged but I'm starting to feel creative again and I've decided to bring it back! Plus, lately I've become a addicted to other people's blogs, particularly these two: and

Then I started realizing that I'm kinda a peeker. I love looking at people's apartments and houses on these design blogs. My biggest excuse is that I'm still looking for ideas for my unpacked, undecorated apartment but really.... I just like looking at other people's photos. Sorry, I know it's creepy!