{summer bucket list} / visit the aquarium

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Our summer bucket list this year involves a lot of planned family time, with a few family road trips together and some wish list of places to visit. Visiting an aquarium was on our list and since our little hula girl/my niece had a performance at the Long Beach aquarium with her dance group, it […]

hiking – runyon canyon trails

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This past weekend, us girls celebrated Irene’s birthday by hiking the Runyon Canyon trails by Hollywood. 5am was my wake-up call, we met up in at 6am and drove to L.A. together. We were playing it safe and making sure we beat the heat. Weekends are my only chance to sleep in and as much […]

Valentine’s Day Celebration – Bestia Restaurant in L.A.

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We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration. This is our last Vday as a family of two and Chris gave me a very sweet card, in which he signed it from him and baby :),  so cute. Valentine’s was celebrated during the whole week, and I was happy to be surrounded by pretty things, love […]

She Runs LA 10K – Big Hair, Big Stride

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Early Saturday morning, we drove to L.A. Our destination? The backlot of Paramount Pictures for the She Runs LA 10K race. Look at all the TV shows that are filmed on the lot….GLEE!!! The race was 80s themed and it was fun to see everyone wearing their neon and 80s gear. To keep all the […]

Rockin 80s Gear

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I rocked 80s gear this weekend. My friends and I ran the She Runs LA 10K race (my 2nd consecutive year of running this fun race) and it was a blast. It was a new course, new location and new theme = extra excited!! The race festivities and concert were at Paramount Studios in L.A. […]

Date Night with my sister

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Last night, my sister and I got dolled up We attended a really fun event. The People’s Choice Awards!!! We screamed and yelled and clapped…and almost lost my voice by the end of the night.   I was star struck many many many times…. I almost didn’t recognize someone. P.S. I sported my new dark […]

Halloween 2011

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Happy Halloween Eve! We had our Halloween fun this weekend. We attended the annual Halloween event at Chris’s work. His and hers costume. Chris was the Green Hornet and I dressed up as Cave Woman (but everyone thought I was Wilma from the Flintstones). Both our costumes had to be family and kid friendly so […]

Wicked Fun For Everyone

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Another fun weekend has past and another week has begun. I hit the gym this morning for a 30 minute HIIT workout on the treadmill. I want to incorporate more HIIT workouts again (like I did during the months leading up to the wedding). It really helped me tone up. I love doing HIIT workouts because I […]

Flower Market

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I am trying to consume less coffee these days and I’m trying it out first with starting out the process by drinking coffee every other morning. On days I don’t drink coffee, I brew myself a huge pot of black tea and drink it throughout the day.  I’m currently using Tazo Awake (black tea). I […]

California Girls – Blogger Picnic

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Last weekend, I spent a fun afternoon hanging out with my L.A. blogger friends. We had a picnic at the Hollywood Bowl. I’ve only been to the Hollywood Bowl a few times and these were my best seats so far. We couldn’t get any closer to the stage, unless we were performing. We parked right […]