Breast Cancer awareness Month

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A co-worker recently told me about this video.
Considering October is Breast Cancer awareness month, I had to share this video.
Bring a whole new meaning to support the tatas!

Fall Trends // 2013

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According to Glamour magazine, these are some of falls most wearable trends.
5. green.. any kind
6. Turtle necks
I can honestly say I'm okay with these, however there were a couple other ones I still can't get on board with- like rounded shoulders?? slouchy pants?? Maybe when i become more adventurous with my closet, but for now...I'm gonna pass on those.
Either way, no matter what trend, I'm happy it's fall. Well, here in California, it's trying to be fall.
Happy Wednesday!

Pumpkin Pancakes // paleo style

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I have been on a paleo kick for a while now and eating paleo makes breakfast really hard.
 I LOVE French toast and pancakes.
This time of year obviously calls for pumpkin flavored everything, so why not paleo pancakes!
They taste just like pancakes, and the fact that they are paleo makes them taste even better.
I will warn you- they are NOT pancakes though- if you are like me and love the real not-so-good-for-you- kind, it will take a couple bites to get use to.
Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes
1/2 C pumpkin puree unsweetened
1/2 C almond butter
2 eggs
2 T honey
1 T vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Preheat a non stick griddle to 400 degrees. if you don't have a griddle, just use a large frying pan.
Combine all ingredients, and mix well.
Pour on to griddle or pan, and cook for about 2 minutes. pancake will look a little cooked on the sides, then flip.
you can add chopped pecans if you like as well.
Cook well on both sides, then eat!
Banana paleo pancakes are made the same way!
Just substitute the banana for the pumpkin, and make sure you mash the crap out of that banana.

DIY Painting Party

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My Aunt recently got married, and no wedding celebration is complete with out a Bachelorette party.
My Aunt wanted something low key since the only time we had was right after the rehearsal dinner the day before the wedding.
I had seen wine painting parties, and I loved the idea.
We changed it a little, since it was the day before her wedding, we wanted to be able to do something memorable.
The typical wine painting parties have everyone painting the same image, but since every one's artistry is different, all the paintings will end up looking unique in their own way.
For my aunts painting party, i wanted her to be able to see every ones painting and remember who came to her celebrate her last night as a single lady.

this tree and bird image was from her wedding invitation. She loved it, so we thought this would be the perfect image.
I took the image and divided it into 16 squares. we had 14 people coming, so some people had to paint extra.
 As you can see, we each had an 8x8 small canvas. We each chose a square to paint, and started painting while we sipped on wine. We laughed, drank and painted away.
One by one, the larger picture was starting to come together.

Here's the final painting with everyone's painting in place.
I think it turned out great, and My Aunt loved it.
 The total cost for this project was less than $100.00- if you had to buy everything.
the canvases were under 5.00 each (on sale at Michaels.)
the paint and brushes was provided by one of the attending ladies.
Congrats again, Aunt Kitti and Ramon.


Have a wonderful weekend

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I know, I know... first post in a very long time! 
 good news is, I'm back!
This past couple of weeks have been soooo busy!
I could not be more happy that fall is here. Dryness, winds, and a pool full of leaves. I love it.
This weekend I am finally getting around to putting up my halloween decor. I can't wait to get home!
Here are a couple of links for your weekend.
I mean how awesome would this be?
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Knock it off Guys!
I mean I look like my mom, but this is trippy!
And you theought California Earthquakes were bad.
This girl leaves me speechless.
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