Saturday, September 21, 2013

Continuing on...

So... I reached my goal a week or two ago. But that is not going to stop me from reading. I have been in dire need of an outlet and reading has been the perfect thing. Now, I have 2 more books to add to the list.

I am a sucker for historical romances. Nothing icky or raunchy. Something sweet and genuine. These two books fit the bill perfectly. They were fun reads. Something to focus my stress on. I am not going to review them in depth. I will just say that I definitely recommend these books if you are looking for something easy and fun!

The Sweetwater Trail - N.L. Campbell
Maggie's Journey (McKenna's Daughters)- Lena Nelson Dooley

Have an awesome weekend ya'll!

XO


24 in 2013: Progress

1.Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
2. The Constant Princess- Philippa Gregory (Reread)
3. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory (Reread)
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
5. Forever - Judy Blume
6. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
7. The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory
8. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
9. The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
10. Mr. Darcy's Diary - Amanda Grange
11.The Canterville Ghost- Oscar Wilde
12. Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
13. The Abandoned- Amanda Stevens
14. Maid to Match- Deanne Gist 
15. The House of the Whispering Pines- Anna Katherine Green
16. Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette- Graham Collin-Jones
17. The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
18. Persuasion- Jane Austen
19. Ever After- Elswyth Thane
20. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
21. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
22. The Phantom Tollbooth- Norton Juster
23. Fifty Shades of Grey- E.L. James
24. Fifty Shades Darker- E.L.James
25. Fifty Shades Freed- E.L.James
26. The Sweetwater Trail- N.L. Campbell
27. Maggie's Journey (McKenna's Daughter) - Lena Nelson Dooley

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thank you Chipotle!

Patron Margarita... at Chipotle... Awesome via

1. Stumbled upon this and laughed. These are so cute!
2. Really liked this post! Completely agree!
3. I need to check this post out when I am sad! (Another page found because of This lovely lady!)
4. I wish Kennedy wrote to me about Santa!
5. How awesome are these shirts?

It's Friday ya'll!
I needed a chill post for today!
Hope you have fun plans for the weekend!

XO 

Lourdes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Two weeks...

Instagram Style :)

Yup. It's hard for me to talk, so I will let my Instagram pics do the talking!

Last weekends trip to Flagstaff!
It's weird not seeing the snow everywhere!

Ski haus in Flagstaff was having a sale on snowboard/ ski equipment. Since Colon's gear was stolen, we decided to check the sale out. He ended up buying a new board and a new pair of goggles to go along. He was so excited!


Found this Here and had to post onto Instagram. Again check out her blog!
Such a great quote!

FLYING SCORPIONS?
A friend and I decided to have dinner Saturday night. We decided to check out Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert, AZ. This place is so close to work and everyone kept recommending it to me. Apparently it was featured on the Food Network and the food is amazing. So, I decided to give it a try! SO freaking yummy! I had a chili cheese dog and... heaven....
I would have Instagrammed a picture but I forgot to take one because I was soooo hungry :)

Candy corn... my favorite!

Sunday was filled with fun and errands. I spent time with a coworker. We got our nails done (yes!...much needed) and had lunch. I then ran around town buying groceries and other household necessities! So productive. While in Target (you must know where this is going... I never leave with  just the thing I went there for...) I found candy corn. I could not pass it up. It is my ALL TIME favorite candy and this pack had the candy pumpkins. BONUS! So yummy!

I have been horrible with updating my social media lately. When will life get back on track?

XO


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Weddings will take you to wonderful places....

Yup. They will. Remember how I said I was on my way to to New York City. It was for a wedding. 

It was such a great trip. I got to see my sister and it was amazing. I don't want to write too much, so I will let the pictures do the story telling!


1. Selfie with the sister. Isn't she cute?
2. Selfie with the sister in Times Square. Love her!
3. Getting stuck in the Subway for 10 minutes!
4. Little Italy (one of the million times I ate there during this trip)
5. Little Italy!
6. Caffe Palermo. I ALWAYS go there for pastries!
7 and 8. Ziti al forno at a restaurant in Little Italy
9. Buildings in NYC


1. A turtle figurine/ bobblehead found in Chinatown
2. Selfie!
3. NYC building. So beautiful!

I regret not taking pictures at the wedding. My camera was too big to lug around on the subway while going to and from the wedding festivities and my phone died by the time the wedding started. 

The bride was gorgeous and the venue was amazing. I knew the wedding would be fun, but it definitely exceeded my expectation. 

I regret not taking pictures :(

Have an amazing Tuesday!

XO


Monday, September 16, 2013

Cups...



This song has been playing over and over in my head for days.

Post Secret never fails to make me cry. I make it a priority to read their Sunday posts!

I can relate to this.

I have been posting and re-posting non-stop on Tumblr.

I have been obsessed with researching the Pima People. I went to dinner with one of my coworkers and she is Pima. So interesting. SO glad that I am making a new friend!

So sad :(

It's Monday. I have the day off. Looking forward to getting housework done. Time to myself :)

XO


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Goal reached!

Life lately has been a blur.

Reading has been my release.

My comfort.

SO, I have been reading double speed lately. My last 24 in 2013 post was two weeks ago. In that time, I finished 4 books. So, I can say that I have reached my goal!

24 Books!

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

This book was recommended by my boyfriend. Apparently it is weird that I had never read (or heard of) this book before. So, he bought it for me. When I looked at the cover, I noticed the author's name. That is when I got excited. The author's first name is the same name as my turtle! (I am not kidding... this really did excite me). I have to say that this book is a quick read AND it is very Alice-In-Wonderland-ish. It has the same feel. It is a fun read. I will definitely read this to my kids (if I ever have any). 

Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Ok... so I have read these books before. I even blogged about them. So, this could be considered cheating. BUT, I did read these books and there were no rules against rereading books for the challenge. So, I am going to count them. PLUS, I needed to make sure I had the books fresh in my mind after finding out that the movie has been cast.



Charlie Hunnam. YUMMY!

So yeah! I reached 24! Here's to a few more for the year :)

XO



PS... I promise I will recap the New York trip. I have just been... out of it!



24 in 2013: Progress

1.Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
2. The Constant Princess- Philippa Gregory (Reread)
3. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory (Reread)
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
5. Forever - Judy Blume
6. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
7. The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory
8. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
9. The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
10. Mr. Darcy's Diary - Amanda Grange
11.The Canterville Ghost- Oscar Wilde
12. Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
13. The Abandoned- Amanda Stevens
14. Maid to Match- Deanne Gist 
15. The House of the Whispering Pines- Anna Katherine Green
16. Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette- Graham Collin-Jones
17. The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
18. Persuasion- Jane Austen
19. Ever After- Elswyth Thane
20. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
21. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
22. The Phantom Tollbooth- Norton Juster
23. Fifty Shades of Grey- E.L. James
24. Fifty Shades Darker- E.L.James
25. Fifty Shades Freed- E.L.James

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sadness...

Two weeks since I have posted.

SO much going on.

Kind of feeling the blues lately.




Things are just...

blah...

Not strong enough to talk about it.

With anyone.

Don't worry. I'll be OK.

I just need time.


XO

Lourdes

PS... Summer went by so quickly.