Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Life has been flying by it seems... Along with lots and lots of internship will be coming to an end before I know it- I hope it does not end- school is getting tougher and tougher (FOCUS!!), and there is that crispness of winter in the air. Recently I wrote a post on banned books, which featured one of my favorite books, Bless Me, Ultima. The book written by Rudolfo Anaya has recently been turned into a movie, and one of the best movies. It is now one of Carlos's favorites. If it is showing near you, I highly recommend it. Also, the SF Giants are playing in the 2012 World Series!! I am currently watching game number one as I am writing this (8-1: Giants). 
Lastly, I was recently at my grandparent's house where my grandma and I already started talking about what we would be eating on Christmas Eve, at my house. We even talked about taking a walk around old town after we eat and open presents. 

That's all that has been going on around here, have a wonderful weekend.

Before I forget, a professor who has inspired me recently published a book on  her field work in Oaxaca, Mexico. Today was the signing and reading of it and I could not have been more excited to have spent time with her in Mexico when I studied there a few years ago. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Love Locally

I have always been an advocate for everything local and last weeks alibi really excited me. They had the Best of Burque: Restaurants. I can't wait for us to try lots of new places! One of our favorite burger places is Holy Cow, and they received best burger and fries, I must agree! 

Also, I had to include this adorable picture of Bo cuddling with my giraffe blanket in his new hoodie from American Apparel


Friday, October 12, 2012

My life.

Here are a few things that have made me happy this week! Bo taking rides in a mop bucket (he's such a good sport with me), Sam Adam's Octoberfest, the cute pumpkin my grandma bought me, and of course Grower's Markets

Happy Fall.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Sadly, my nails started to split form the base of my nail up to the tip. After I almost had a meltdown, I started taking multivitamins, iron, and biotin. Needless to say my nails are growing out and not getting worse. I can not wait until I can paint my nails again! I have been pinning many nail polish ideas on Pinterest these days.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Banned Books

Tomorrow is the last day of Banned Books Week, and I couldn't help but notice that some of my all time favorite books are on the list. For starters, The Giver. If you have not yet read it I highly recommend it. Also, Bless Me Ultima and The Handmaids Tale; both excellent choices. Another favorite of mine has always been James and Giant Peach. Also can you believe that Anne Frank's Dairy was banned in 2010 in Virginia???   I cannot understand why anyone would want to ban a book from other people? To encourage the imagination by reading and not be sitting in front of a TV is the one of the best things for the younger generations. I found this site, and got lost in how many books have been banned and/ or challenged over the years. 

Do me a favor this weekend, read a book that has been banned, I bet it will be the best book that you will ever read. 


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sweet Potato

I do not know how to exactly cook with sweet potatoes or how to incorporate them into many dishes, but I do love sweet potato muffins! I have written about Java Joe's multiple times (our favorite local breakfast spot), and today I stopped by to get some studying done before a midterm, and saw my beloved sweet potato muffins that they have every fall! Maybe this is a sign that today will go very well. 

Have a wonderful fall day!

Wish me luck on my Anthro midterm! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dress Up!

Halloween is just around the corner!! Usually I only dress up because it is mandatory at work, but I have been thinking of what I was going to be for Halloween, and what do you think of this???? Vintage, and original? Well I guess it is not original to those Pinterest-ers. But I love it!!! Other than that it's a facial and homework kind of night. 

Happy Fall.

PS: Market this weekend, I can't wait!!!  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Loving Etsy

The other evening I was killing time by searching things that I just NEEDED on Etsy. I searched "beer" and these were two things that I am considering purchasing. Do you have any favorite shops on Etsy? Please share them!

Happy Fall.

They have an option for Beer also, I just preferred the red over the other colors :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mums from Mum

Today I spent time at my parents house helping my mom pack a few things before they move this week. We made a quick trip to the store to buy some containers and my mom picked these adorable flowers out for me! I absolutely love the warm fall colors they bring to our front door! 

Thanks Mom!
Happy Fall.