My father-in-law got me stuck on the cinnamon rolls in a can. I mean nothing is better then homemade but when you want something quick, I now do these. 

However since getting them I have found a new fear of mine. Opening them. OH MY WORD, the pop it does scares the living crap out of me... no joke. I am literally afraid as I go to open it. 

I have now resorted to Trevor having to do it because it scares me so bad. Just the unexpected arrival of the pop gets to me... I hate waiting for it, and it makes me nervous. 

At least the end result is yummy :) 

some favorites...


Gosh I wish I was brave enough to pull that short hair... or if I could guarantee it would look that good on me! haha I am loving the color blocking, the sequins, &the yummy treats!
Got a favorite post? A favorite picture? Favorite finds from the web, or Pinterest? Link it up here!

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San Diego.

I have had the opportunity to travel to several different places, and I still feel like San Diego is one of the best places out there. Call me biased, but I am just in love with that city. One of the days while we were down for Christmas, we met up with some of Trevor's friends who happened to be in town as well.

We tried to plan a fun afternoon for them to enjoy some of the many fun things you can do while in San Diego. They wanted to go to an aquarium so I suggested we hit the Birch Aquarium that is close to La Jolla. It was fun to see all the different type of beautiful sea creatures that exist in the world. Amazing. If you have the time though, you should really go to Sea World! Going to Sea World was the high light of our vacation, and probably my childhood, haha!


Afterwards we took them to see the Seals. If you are down in San Diego, you just HAVE to go to see the Children's beach that was taken over by the seals. Seeing the seals is one of my favorite things to do while back at home. They got a kick out of it, and who wouldn't love seeing some wild life that close?

After the seals we got onto a ferry that takes you from downtown San Diego to Coronado Island. Coronado Island is where I would live if I could live anywhere in the entire world.... *swoooon* We had some lunch and then rented bikes and rode them around the island. IT WAS SUCH A BLAST! I forgot how much I love riding a bike, and beach cruisers are the best kind :)

This Seal was not to happy about the seagull, and he let him know it! haha

We rode our bikes all the way to the famous Hotel Del, and enjoyed the beach and Christmas decorations at the hotel for a bit. Did you know you can ice skate on the beach at the Hotel Del? haha Pretty cool. All in all it was a great day! I love me some San Diego :)

arm pit hair.

As I mentioned in my curling hair tutorial post.... it has taken me a long time to grow my hair out. I got my first hair cut when I was in the 3rd grade, and I didn't even need it. I just begged and begged and begged my mother to let me get one. You see my older sister had hair down to her butt, and I was so very jealous. My goal when I was younger was not to be an astronaut or a vet... it was to have long hair. Mermaid hair to be exact. Don't know what Mermaid hair is? Well, it means your hair was long enough to cover your cha chas :) haha I am dead serious, that is exactly why I called it that when I was little.
 Here I am on my first day of First Grade. This "waterfall" hair-do as I called it was my go to favorite at the time. Along with wearing newborn headbands :) haha

It never really grew that long over the years and I finally decided to chop off what little I did have around my freshman year of college. I thought having short hair would make my life easier... but I came to find out that my naturally curly/wavy hair... became uber curly when it was short. It slightly resembled Shirley Temple, but after she had blown up in a microwave. So I started to grow it out after my Freshman year. I haven't cut it since (not counting trims) It should be past my butt right now don't you think? I mean... we are going on three in a half years...*sigh*

It has taken forever but I think I can finally say I have made it there, haha. How do I know this? Well I recently got a gym membership and have been going to lots of different work out classes. The other night at Zumba I felt a tugging on my pony tail.

First thought....

"Who the heck is pulling my hair?! I am attempting to drop it like its hot right now! Not cool."

I turn around and see no one trying to pull my hair. Then I thought maybe I was imagining things. Hmm, that was odd.

Then I feel it... something is in my arm pit? Hair? Okay, it is totally normal to find hair in your arm pit... but this hair was blonde and long, what?!

During my dancing around, my pony tail had found its way into my arm pit! I was pulling my own hair the whole time!

From a girl who has never had long hair... this was a whole new experience for me! I had no idea this could even happen! Has this happened to other long hair girls? Please share! haha

I think that night was my initiation into the "Long hair club" and I must say... I was pretty excited haha :)

friday favorites

I think I have started so many different things on this blog! But oh well, that's the beauty of a blog right? The fact that I can do whatever the heck I want with it! I have done a couple different "pining" for the weekend posts, and I still want to do some of my favorite recent finds from Pinterest. But I want to make it a little more general, and open it up to whatever I am loving from the week.

So I figured we could start doing a link up on this here blog! You guys can link up whatever your favorites are from the week! Your favorite post you posted that week, your favorite pins from Pinterest, a favorite picture, conversation, video, outfit... you get the idea right? So what have you been loving this week? Your link ups will be visible on my blog for the whole week, so Link it up!

*If you want to link up on my blog, please put my button at the end of your post or on your blog! Kapeesh?!


Point Loma.

On one of the many beautiful afternoons we spent in San Diego over Christmas Break, we headed up to the Point Loma Lighthouse. I always love going there. There is something very special about light houses, in their meaning, their solitude, in their beauty. It was a great afternoon, and the view we got of down town San Diego was breathtaking!
 The boys being silly....and a little scary.
Putting my new yoga pants to good use! Don't FALL! haha

carbs & sisters.

Do you know what happens when your little sister lives really close to you? You get to hang out. She might also come over and have breakfast with you.

If you give a mouse a cookie If you give your sister a slice of cinnamon bread, she just might eat the whole loaf. Okay, so maybe it wasn't just her. But we polished that sucker off pretty fast :)

Oh and  if you give a mouse a cookie if you give your sister a slice of cinnamon bread -- She's going to ask for a glass of milk.

Tide Pools.

It was such a beautiful clear and sunny day, when all of a sudden this almost magical, mystic fog rolled in. We watched as it slowely engulfed the coast, and resulted in the beach looking as if we were in a dream.

The tide was really high, and at one point some people got drenched. Overall it was a fun afternoon exploring the coastline of beautiful Point Loma :)

Now you're just somebody that I used to know.

I honestly can't stop playing this song over and over again.

I originally saw the first video that I have posted, which is a cover, and it is amazing.
I liked it so much I decided to find the original.... and I loved the song even more after.
Please enjoy them both.

P.S. I am happy to find that there are SO MANY of you that want to participate in the New Year Blogging party! It is going to be a lot of fun :)

2012 New Year Blogging Party!

HOSTED BY: Casey Danielle Alycia

Today I have a fun treat for you all :) I wanted to do something fun to kick off 2012 in blog land and thought… “What could be better than a virtual blogging party?!”
 &what kind of party would it be if there were not gifts involved?
So after some collaboration with some fellow bloggers, we wanted to start the year off right and do something that will help us all to connect and get to know each other better.
Each blogger who wants to participate will be randomly paired up with another blogger to do a gift exchange with! All packages must be shipped out so they can arrive to the other bloggers destination BEFORE January 31.
Then on January 31, 2012 we will all post about the other blogger we received a package from, and about the care package they sent us!
So where does the party part come in? Well you can all then link up the post you wrote onto all three of the hosts’ blogs, for one giant link up party!
The care package can be full of whatever you want to give! But we suggest keeping it simple, and would like to put a $10-$15 price cap on these packages. Just make it something small and fun, that you know would make another person’s day. Who doesn’t love getting something in the mail?
Try to get to know the other blogger, and send them something that will put a smile on their face. Maybe something to help them accomplish one of their New Year’s resolutions, or something only another blogger would appreciate? Be creative! If you are having trouble thinking of something, you can always e-mail one of us for some suggestions.  
So how will this go down?
Any blogger who wants to participate will e-mail me their name and blog address. (the sooner the better!)
Each blogger will be randomly paired up with another blogger, and will receive that blogger's e-mail and web address.
It is then up to those bloggers to give each other their shipping address, so they can send each other a little care package! (try and get to know your new blogging friends!)
Make sure to ship out your care packages by an appropriate date, so that the other person will get their package BEFORE January 31, 2012.
Then make sure to write up a post about the person you met, and what they sent you! &Don’t forget to link it up to ALL THREE of the blog Hosts, to spread the love and meet tons of new bloggers!
Oh and here is a button if you guys want to spread the word on your blogs!


*just copy and past this code into an html widget on your blog!

Hope we can all meet some new people in the blog world, spread smiles with some gift giving, and have a great New Year of blogging in 2012!

Murder Mystery Dinner.

I like to think my family is a lot of fun, and I am always excited to come home when everyone is together because we always have a great time. Over the last several years, I have gone out dancing, to a party or done something of that nature for New Years Eve. This year my brother-in-law Justin planned something I have always wanted to be apart of. A Murder Mystery Dinner.

We invited over some friends and we each got a "character" to play in the story. To add to the fun my parents took us out to a thrift store to get our costumes :) Trevor ended up liking the jacket he got for his costume that he has already worn it in "real life" haha. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, most of his clothes have holes in them anyway, and he was playing the part of an alcoholic/homeless looking caretaker, so it fits. My name was Tatiana, and I was playing the role of a hunter women who collects furs and leather :) hahaha I was there to help with the wolf problem they had going on in the town.

 The gypsies... who ended up being more then they appeared. DUN DUN DUN.
 Trevor being creepy.
I didn't even see he was in this picture until after I was looking at them all haha.
 My mother, who was a very religious, spinster woman haha
My grandma the maid, who ended up being a vampire. Who knew she could be so scary?! I might not ever be able to look at her the same way.... hahaha.
 Now on to the Kinect dance game :)
 Trevor doing the "Soldier Boy!" haha
The night was such a blast. The dinner involved several murders.... yes, even I died, vampires, deranged rats and wolfs! We had the lights out for the dinner, and it was kind of like a choose your own path/story style. Justin did such a good job hosting the night and it was so much fun! I would love to be apart of another night like this.

We then topped the night off playing a dancing game on the Kinect that my mom got for Christmas. I seriously want a kinect now, those things are SO FUN. I also might just have to post the video of Trevor we got dancing.... but that might be too cruel, and he occasionally reads this blog... so I would be in trouble :) After a couple more games, some sparkling cider and a kiss, I was off to bed. Not too shabby for the start of 2012. I love my family.