This week

Though I kept up with taking photos for Week in the Life, I wasn't as successful with notes or blogging about it. Here is what the past 3 days looked like.

TUESDAY 9.10 image

  • Because of the big belly, it's hard for me to get close to my bathroom mirror. Thankful for this Ikea one.
  • JC left early for a short business trip up to San Francisco
  • Breakfast was simple and I tried to skip out on the coffee since JC wasn't here - it proved to be a rough day without it
  • Ismael had questions about the concrete placement in the backyard. I called JC just a bit before 9 and his heart skipped a beat thinking I was going into labor.
  • Bamboo would stay in bed all day if she could
  • The only neat part of my studio is where the cardstock sits
  • Cool street art in downtown Culver City
  • The dogs passed the "meet & greet" test at the doggy daycare and went for a few hours for the first time in their lives
  • Cindy and I had dinner at Native Foods - so yummy and healthy
  • Bamboo, Big ol' belly and I were tired early and went straight to sleep before 10:30

WEDNESDAY 9.11image_1

  • The guys started work early on the backyard - compacting
  • It was too noisy for Bamboo and Buster but they enjoyed watching the action
  • I had leftover dessert - gluten free peanut butter parfait for breakfast in addition to Cheerios
  • Ann-Marie came over to help out
  • The cat still hangs around and I don't mind it
  • My feet and ankles are swollen and only want to be in these flip flops
  • Picked up JC from the airport and we went to Hama Sushi for dinner. He was reluctant to have the yellowtail jalepeno, but I am glad he did. The lobster roll and salmon with avocado were especially delicious. As was the seaweed salad.
  • Then mommy landed at LAX right when we finished dinner so we scooped her as well

THURSDAY 9.12photo

  • The construction started at 6:30am - early!
  • I made coffee and JC was around for a while as we watched them pour the concrete
  • I had leftovers for lunch
  • After a one hour massage down the street, Buster wanted to cuddle
  • I may have eaten 5 Reese's peanut butter cups total
  • The stamped concrete is looking good
  • Finally tried a recipe from Pinterest - will be better next time with some tweaks, but pretty good overall
  • JC got home early and Bamboo wanted cuddles per usual

Hope your week was great!


UPDATE: The Priority Mail moving boxes sold out fast. Will do another major clean out this weekend and list more on Monday. Thanks for helping me make room in my new studio!

Week in the Life + a giveaway


Decided to participate in Ali Edwards' Week in the Life once again. I did it in 2010 for the first time and then again in 2011 - there are 2 posts from that year that inspired me to do this again as so much has changed in 2 years. Here's the Sunday + Monday one and Tuesday's from 2011. Last year I didn't do a big separate thing as I was doing Project Life for the first 6 months and then the second half of the year was crazy full of travels and my grandmother being hospitalized. This week however, will no doubt look very different than any of my weeks next year. I decided to share some of the photos on Instagram, and each day I just plan on making a collage of 9 photos. Here's what Monday 9.9 looked like:

  • 6 days until my due date
  • Woke up at 6:45am without an alarm
  • Made coffee and had JC move the car for street cleaning
  • He drove Courtney's car into work
  • Ismael and the guys came over around 8:20am to work on putting the posts up for the fence
  • I had a green smoothie
  • Mommy and I shared a toasted everything bagel with chive creamcheese
  • Did some work and made a vet appt for the dogs
  • Weather was finally cooler, and even overcast in the afternoon
  • Mommy and I had Taco Bell for lunch
  • The pups and I dropped her off at the airport for her 4th trip to Vegas since July
  • I learned a new trick with my gallon of ice cream (thankfully the flavor isn't as good as I thought it would be)
  • Went to see my therapist for the first time in a couple years, she is fantastic and I feel so much better already
  • Cindy got off work early (clinical at Kaiser)
  • JC also came home early and we watched Monday Night Football
  • I made dinner - a big salad and leftovers: mac & cheese & duck
  • I took a shower and was about to go to bed when the Chargers & Texans game got interesting in the 4th quarter and ended with a winning 41 yard field goal by Houston.
  • After reading 4 pages of Bringing Up Bébé, I decided it was time to sleep.

So that wasn't so bad for a Monday. Hope yours was great too.



I just love Skipping5's puffy stickers and have been using them throughout my Project Life. Side note - my Project Life - Cut & Paste- Mini Kit is available now!They remind me of my childhood, but instead of "saving them", I am hooked on adding the tiny bits of goodness to paper.

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