Sunday, September 30, 2012

According to Me.

Just another reason I want to go to Portland, and hopefully move there!
Lately I have been consumed by my internship, school, and a little bit by work. But I have been shopping online here and there just to get a quick break from a few things. Here are some clips of what has been on my mind. Have a wonderful Sunday! 
Happy Fall.
I am ready to buy a few of these great shirts from 

It's time to decorate!!! 

Yes, I am thinking of upgrading.. white or black??

I don't care if you have the same views as I do, just please vote!

Monday, September 24, 2012


After all it is officially autumn, why not make our home smell like it! I bought an amazing pumpkin spice candle at Target, and I can not express how much I love walking through the door lately! 

Happy Fall.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Watch Your Step.

What a wonderful weekend! We enjoyed a local brewery festival on Saturday where we ran into friends of ours and enjoyed lots of beer. Then today when stopped by Target for some essentials, I fell in love with something that was not so much essential. These flats! $20 and hot pink soles, why wouldn't I buy them?? 

What did you do this weekend? 
Happy Fall.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday!

A couple days ago making pumpkin muffins, with sprinkles :)
Today is Isabella's birthday! Carlos and I could not ask for a better niece in the whole wide world! I met miss Izzy when she was only 2 years old and couldn't pronounce my name, and now she is all grown up and in kindergarten! I can not believe how time flies. I dedicate this post to the birthday girl, who has made our lives full of love! We love you Isabella, HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY!!

Time to put them in the oven!
This summer at the Natural History Museum
Summer 2011 w/ Uncle Carlos at a baseball game
Laughing because she didn't think I could make us blue. (Her favorite color)

Isabella on her 3rd birthday. 

Matching shoes 
I saved the BEST for last. This is my favorite picture of Isabella and I, 4 years ago. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

University Style Comida

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I am either eating a packed lunch, or days like today, grabbing food between classes and munch while taking notes. My go to spot is the Co-Op which had tomato bisque today. I am one happy camper with my lunch today.

Happy Fall.

Street Tacos

Currently we live just a block away from historic Old Town which makes for great afternoon walks. Bo, loves seeing all the tourist and chasing the birds around the plaza. Not to mention that a small little shop makes Bo's favorite dog treats. I am a sucker for anything sweet, and there are multiple ice cream shops and a couple candy shops that I just love dropping in. This weekend was the annual Salsa Festival where they had live music and lots and lots of salsa. Unfortunately, we were not able to try all of the different salsas; but we were able to stop by the next day for lunch at a new little taco restaurant. Back Street Grill opened the day of the festival and Carlos and I couldn't wait to try it out! Especailly since it was just a block away from our house. The result?? We loved it. They have a table outside so it was nice that Bo was able to join us. 

Carne Asada Tacos + Mexican Coke

Bo excited waiting for lunch to arrive. 

Happy Fall.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall for the Market

Beautiful Flowers
It is no secret that one of my favorite weekend pastimes is riding our bikes to the Downtown Farmer's Market. Not only do we buy almost all of our produce there, we are able to eat breakfast, listen to music, and people/ dog watch. This past Saturday was one of my favorite trips, we sat in the grass and shared a delicious pork tamale and enjoyed the crispness in the air. It is times like that when I realize how much I love Carlos. 
yummmmmy breakfast!

Smile :)

A fun picture Carlos took while we sat in the grass.

Eggs, Corn, Green Chile, Apples, Onions and Sweet Potato Dog Treats all loaded up! 

 Happy Fall.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blog Reflection

Goole search "pink peonies" and this was the result = ME+SMILE :)

Blogs, I want to think that I follow blogs because of the content, which is true, but then there's this other part of me that doesn't miss a day without checking a blog once if not two times throughout the day. I had to ask myself why? And here is my answer: Their lives seem great, wonderful, happy, and almost perfect. There are weddings that I lust over, engagement rings to die for, houses that I would kill to live in, and the CLOTHES.. omg. It is like I went from watching Laguna Beach and The Hills (yes, I did just admit that) to reading blogs, and imagining my life to reflect those whom I follow everyday. But then, question number two arose, they really cant be THAT happy can they? I mean I am sure they can be, but still everything always seems so put together, and now in my life between school, two jobs, an internship, and well LIFE, I feel anything but put together. 

Just a little reflection. 
Happy Fall.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Mondays

Today, I have a case of the dreaded Mondays! Luckily I will be working from home on Mondays, but still waking up early with lots to do is never fun, even if it is the most adorable black miniature schnauzer wanting to play with you at 6am. This weekend was great, Saturday we hung out at the market and checked a few things off of our to do lists. I will share photos and more detail later today, because Carlos has all the pictures that I want to post :). I just wanted to say hello, while I am waiting for a few e-mails to be sent my way!

I hope everyone has a great Monday!

Happy Fall.

I think it's time for some coffee!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Send Me a Note.

I would love to hear from you! 

I look forward to your notes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I love how they layered a sweater over a dress + tights!

I have no problem admitting that I am completely in love with this new trendy lifestyle! While I do not have a fixie bike, I do love my light pink 10 speed road bike! I love riding my bike to the brewery a few blocks away from our house, plaid shirts, TOMS, thrift stores, and blogs. But what does it matter??? The other day Carlos and I went to Buffalo Exchange where they had almost EVERYTHING 50% off!! I got a great pink Webster shirt with flamingos on it for $3.50! A berry colored cardigan for only $4! And a great red plaid shirt (full price) for $20. This small shopping trip really made me wonder why I ever buy anything NOT on sale. 
This weekend, we will be going to the Farmer's Market near our house, possibly the State Fair, and maybe- just maybe a small shopping trip!! I can't forget that the dishes are piling up :( I hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Urban Outfitters: LOVE!
Wouldn't this look adorable layered?? 

Happy Fall!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Pumpkin cream cheese and smoothie from A Beautiful Mess (link on the right)

Autumn is not always exciting for me. I dread the lack of sunlight, the cool air, and of course I start missing summer! This morning when Bo and I went for a walk, there were golden leaves in the light green grass, and a crispy refreshing  feeling in the air. For the first time I am looking forward to this season. Blazers, plaid shirts, boots, jeans, and sweaters are just part of that reason. 
Also, I am excited about pumpkin and the many ways that I can incorporate it into our daily meals. Carlos informed me that he LOVES pumpkin bread, so I am on a mission to find a great recipe (please send me one if you have it!) I was unable to make it to the farmers market this weekend, and I cannot wait to go next Saturday for a full Fall Experience! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Welcome Back!

Carlos caught Bo licking his chops :)

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by while I have not been writing, it was a nice surprise to see how many people have checked it out, and I am sorry for not writing. This summer FLEW by, I can not believe it is already September! UNM is back in session and I have not been this busy in a long time! This summer I picked up a second job at a golf course, it is only seasonal (thank goodness)! But if both of my jobs and school couldn't have been enough, I got an internship!!! Yes, that makes THREE jobs! But with the golf season ending soon, everything will settle down soon. My internship is with a local organic farm, Valle Encantado, I am very excited for this opportunity and what it could lead to. In the meantime I wanted to share a few pictures from this summer. 

Ready to go on a bike ride!

Dear Carlos, this is for you <3
My Boys

Isabella and I at the Natural History Museum 
Such great beer. 

We were able to plant flowers and enjoy some rain!

Carlos had a birthday!

My favorite summer hat 


Pretty flowers BoBo and I saw on an afternoon walk

One Sunday I made a yummy cherry pie

Yes! It really makes a difference in our relationship 

Hanging out in my Vibram toe shoes at Marble Brewery.