Thursday, November 29, 2012


so i guess the fuji apples i have are abnormally large.  the recipe called for 2 and i only used half.  hm.

in any case, the cake came out delicious.  i ran out of sugar for the topping so i subbed light brown sugar and i think it caramelized even better.  pats on my back.

plus the house smelled so good.  mm mm good.

*apple yogurt coffee cake*

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


i want.  too bad i can't find either one available in my size anywhere.


did you know.  saks just began their designer sale.

3.1 phillip lim: o.g. $450 now $315.

stella mccartney: o.g. $1115 now $669.

yves saint laurent: o.g. $3195 now $2236.

something for all budgets.  except mine (it would need to be free).

you're welcome.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


i'm so making this today.  it won't be as pretty because i don't have a springform pan nor any circular baking pan, actually, but it's ok.  i have a ton of fuji apples in my fridge and need to use them in something.


Monday, November 26, 2012


what did you buy on black friday.  or over the weekend.  or today's cyber monday.  i really want to know.

i've been scouring the nets, trying to save some money by spending some dolla billz but whomp whomp, the only thing i was able to score was this dyson vacuum.  i mean.  it's good sh*t, BUT.

in other news, we saw this movie over the weekend.  i don't care what anybody says.  i love BC.

poll:  real or fake tree.  we had a real one last year.  but i'm feeling lazy this year.  lazy and fat.

ok.  i'm off to troll around the web some more.  and i may or may not bake cookies later tonight.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


it's so 2010 of me but i'm suddenly obsessed with finding the perfect faux fur vest.  given that i'm carrying a butterball in front of me, i really shouldn't .  but i am.

after looking through hundreds of styles (literally.  there are hundreds.), i think i know the general vibe i want.

it's this:

but faux.  and not $600.

all most of the styles out there will yeti-fy me.  but the colors and shape of this one is right.


Friday, November 16, 2012


so i went.

the losers:

the red dress was too structured for my belly and i was totally joking about the bra top.  totally.

i stared at the lucite heels for a good while before deciding i wouldn't buy them.  i talked myself out of it like 'what the hell. you're pregnant.  you can't wear these now. your feet will probably grow or shrink. and it'll be all for naught.'


the oversized sweater made me look like furry oompa so that was a no.  this dress was a contender but ultimately i decided i wouldn't know where to wear it to.

the winners:


yeah that's right.  i bought the felt/ fleece/ blanket/ dress.  can't wait for the temp to drop below 60 or to travel to alaska so i can wear it and not feel ridonk.


p.s. the chubby fingies are partly genetic and partly water retention.  thank you.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


i wonder how h&m is going to be today.  i've never gone to a collab before, at h&m or zara or target or anywhere.  but for this, i will be going.  all 7 months pregs me.

i will either buy one of these or both.

via styleite.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


do you get it.

available on LCD with a 25% discount via andyheart.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


hubs and i went to the mumford & sons concert at the hollywood bowl last night and can i just tell you.  i'm not a fan of stacked parking.  it's a bitch when you're tired and just want to get home but can't because the cars in front of you and behind you and on both sides of you WON'T MOVE.

but the boys were grand and it was worth it.  even on a monday night.

it's now mid morning and i should be getting my ass over to trader joes to shop for dinner and meals for the rest of the week.  but i've been lounging on the couch for close to 3 hours and can't get myself to even wash my face or change out of my pjs.  i just want to do nothing.

that said, i thought back to this quick and easy lunch i made last week to get myself motivated.  it was exactly what i wanted - healthy and delish.  tip: salmon from tj's is fab.

and in our house, sriracha is a staple.  can you tell.

*marinated baked salmon with white rice and broccoli with sesame shitake dressing.*

Sunday, November 11, 2012


update to the previous post.

i got my 'lipstick' today.  yay.  i tried about 40 different colors and these were my top 3.


thoughts i had while trying the 40 different colors.

1. matte. all the way.  i don't do shiny.  unless it's gloss.  that i can do.  so weird.
2. i hope i cleaned these good enough.  i don't want a surprise in 2-3 days.
3. do i need to wax my upper lip.

i ended up choosing the nars velvet matte lip pencil in train bleu.  i don't know why it's called train bleu.

p.s. thanks for the tip, shoko. xx

*me, my nostrils, and my moles.  and my iphone. and part of my thumb.*

Friday, November 9, 2012


i know nail art is the new lipstick but still.  i want some bomb lipstick.  the best lipstick i have is a bright red matte color from revlon.  that my friend gave me for free because she got it for free after the revlon run/walk.  approximately 5 years ago.

gross? quite.

so now i'm on the prowl.  any tips on where to get these colors?  any brand faves?  i haven't shopped for lipstick in 15 years.  i'm shy.

images via pinterest.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


this is my alter ego.  errrr, or what she would look like, anyways.

because my real actual self is sitting on the couch - so preggo, braless and in boxers.


Monday, November 5, 2012


do you coupon?  i don't.  i should though.

anyways.  hubs asked what i wanted for christmas this year and i started rattling off a  lo0o0o0o0ong list of to-dos, rainchecked for post baby.

for example.

sushi.  like i want sushi.  so bad.
wine tasting (anywhere, i don't care).  i want to drink.
start running together.  i want to sweat.
and so on and so forth.

blah blah - all things i want to do right now but can't.  so given what i want, he said he'd give me a coupon book of 10 things i could redeem whenever however.  and we would agree on the 10 things together.  normally i'd think something like this was cheesy.  but crave something and then hold back for 9 months. and then tell me how you feel.


Sunday, November 4, 2012


this bracelet is on my mind today.

i don't know why.

i guess i occasionally like looking at things i will never be able to buy.

sh*t.  but i want one.

via cartier.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


i have all these random squares leftover from when i created this board [pre-preggo project.  and yes, everything in my life is now categorized as pre-preggo, whilst-preggo, and eventually post-preggo.  just the way it is.]  i exacto-knifed 48 squares from a thickish matte board to create the frame for each 3x3 picture.  it was hell.

at the end of it all, i was left with 48 square cutouts [and without feeling in my fingies] and didn't want to just throw away my blood, sweat and tears.  so i've kept them for all these months waiting for the perfect project.

lo and behold, i found the answer when i googled something like 'paint project diy squares'.

this was done with paint swatches.  i plan to watercolor each of my squares to get a similar effect.

should kill about 2 hours.  scoresies.