However, I will say, my lil issue with leap year...when I picture "leaping" I picture being shorter than walking...so technically, in my logic, a leap year should be SHORTER instead of longer than a regular year...just saying...that's my beef with Leap Year!
Now...on to my photo a day challenge...
Part 1: Day 1-16 (from left to right...)
Day 1: My view...this was my view at work all day...
Day 2: Words....I mean, who doesn't believe this solves everything?!
Day 3: Hands....Okay, technically, this is HAND...but you get the idea...CHEERS!
Day 4: A Stranger...I was at a Bday Party, there was an attendee I didn't know...stranger danger!!
Day 5: 10am...yep, this was me at 10am...drinkin' coffee and watching tv on the couch.
Day 6: Dinner...I had a work dinner that night, yummy short rib pastaness from Mr. C in Bev Hills.
Day 7: Button...this is how you get out of the gate at work when it's closed!
Day 8: Sun...this is where I'm first hit by the sun every day on my way to work!
Day 9: Front Door...pretty self explanatory I think?
Day 10: Self Portrait...was playing around with my friends...not to be mistaken for Katy Perry! ;)
Day 11: Makes You Happy...little indulgences (coffee & wild berry cobbler w/vanilla ice cream!)
Day 12: Inside My Closet...had to split screen this one...a reminder of how much stuff I have.
Day 13: Blue, my blue fringe purse, discovered courtesy of Emma, I ADORE this purse.
Day 14: Heart, my love Diet Coke can had a precious heart on it!
Day 15: Phone, I love my phone, kissies.
Day 16: Something New, FINALLY mostly figured out the sock bun!! Thank you Pinterest!
Part 2: Day 17-29 (from left to right...)
Day 17: Time, my interpretation of time, taking TIME to relax...
Day 18: Drink, delicious dinner with my lovely water to drink at Bottega Louie!
Day 19: Something I hate to do, pay for parking when I go shopping!
Day 20: Handwriting, an excuse to write a note to my faraway friend.
Day 21: A Fav Photo of Me, celebrating my birthday at Disneyland!
Day 22: Where I Work, the illusive outside of the Smashbox Cosmetic offices.
Day 23: My Shoes, a heap of disasterness, I cleaned up after this photo.
Day 24: Inside My Bathroom Cabinet, lots of product and makeup!
Day 25: Green, this is the book my grandma (Thelma) was named after.
Day 26: Night, ended Oscar night with a few of my Friends... ;)
Day 27: Something I Ate, these are CRAZY addicting...so good.
Day 28: Money, $2 bills for a friend, received at the Rose Bowl Flea Market
Day 29: Something I'm Listening To, Ingrid Michaelson Radio on Pandora!
Hope you enjoyed this challenge! I'd LOVE to see yours if you did it as well!
If you want to follow my Instagram and see the action LIVE! my user name is @xkristimariex
First, to follow katespadeny on Instagram, you need to have will power. They are ALWAYS posting the most delicious looking treats! Next, be prepared to fall in love! I was never a non-Kate Spade fan, I was neutral, but all of the colorful, inspirational, yummy posts just developed into my lovesession...I mean she and I are definitely on the same page!
Here are some of my most favorite items:
Are you noticing a trend up there?! Gold and Polka Dots...my weakness... I just ordered the "Eat Cake for Breakfast" T-Shirt and the Ticker Tape Gold Polka Dot Mugs....the plates are going to be my next splurge... love love loveee!
And.....HOT off the F/W 2012 Runway....
Are you kidding?!! I have the WORST trucker mouth...mouth of a sailor...whatever you wanna call it, it's bad. (embarrassing i know) I'm SO getting this shirt as soon as it's available!!
1. When I was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few weeks ago, I saw a bunch of vintage tins and I even remarked on how much I love them, but didn't know what I would do with them....TA DAHHH! Thank you Pinterest for this brilliant idea...next time I'll pick some up!
2. I love this, even thought I feel guilty for being that person it's a reminder to always take time and do the same for my friendlies! AND I loved Laguna Beach / The Hills...
5. First I'd die for those legs...then I would wear this outfit! <3 it!
6. This is SO brill! I seriously drop my charger cord EVERY morning! I am not sure if my night stand will allow clip but I'm going to try! This is great!
7. Have you heard of this?! I watched a documentary or footage of this conference once. I would LOVE to go someday but would have to save up for it since it costs an arm and a leg! It sounds sooooooo cool and techie and amazing! Click here to find out more!
Hope you enjoyed and as always, feel free to share you finds too!!
On February 2nd, I was fortunate enough to seeGotye for the 2nd time!
February 2, 2012 - El Rey Theater
If you haven’t heard of him already…I’ll clue you in. He isan EXTREMELY talented amazing artist from Australia!
Here is his first single…
My co-worker introduced me to his amazingness last summer andI thought surely he would have a show soon because he’s SOO good! Turned outthat he had a show ON MY BIRTHDAY last year! So of course, we got tickets!! Itwas SUCH a small venue and SO intimate! I love how he actually MAKES the musicon state…it seems so intricate and impossible to do on stage!
October 18, 2011 - The Satellite
When I saw him on Feb 2nd (which was at a muchbigger venue and SOLD OUT!) the vibe was still great but on a much biggerscale, he was now joined with more people on stage so you could definitely seethe growth from October to February. Kimbra was unable to attend for their songwhich was a blessing in disguise! (I just the chills just thinking about it)…sinceshe wasn’t available he asked all the females in the audience to sing her part.It was RIDICULOUS! I enjoyed it more than hearing her sing while the guys onstage stayed silent and played along!
Another thing I love about Gotye, is how diverse his albumis, sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s the same person…and even though healmost left me hanging he always comes back and encores my FAVORITE song ofhis!
I’ll start off by saying, this dip was thoroughly enjoyed
and is addicting!
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2/3 cup yellow cake mix
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons sprinkles (I eyeballed it)
* 8 tablespoons water
1. In a medium bowl, mix together butter and sugar for 2-3
minutes until light, fluffy, and pale yellow. 2. Mix in salt, flour, cake mix, sprinkles,
and vanilla. 3. Add water one tablespoon at a time, mixing after each, until
you reach cookie dough consistency. (If you over do it on the water, mine got a
little thicker after being refrigerated for a short while.) 4. Serve with dip-able
goodies! I like salty-sweet mixes so I made sure to include pretzel rods!
Hope you enjoy!!
recipe from here,there are also some other eggless dips and discovered on Pinterest, of course...