Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day Photo Backdrop

 Rows of hearts was our backdrop for classroom Valentine's Day pictures.
D's teacher bought pink and white string, pink clothes pins, large foam hearts, ribbon and jewels. Everything we used was bought at Michael's. 

 After the photoshoot D's teacher took down the hearts. She turned them into Valentine's to give to the kids.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe

The first book I've finished reading in 2015 is Jenny Colgan Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe. I read this book for a couple silly reasons...1) I wanted to prolong Christmas. My Christmas FLEW by! I thought if I read a book about Christmas in London and New York it would make the season last a little longer. 2) I got an iPad mini. I have been using the iPad mainly for reading Ebooks. A coworker told me about this GREAT website BookBub. You can find books in your favorite genre for 99 cents. It's not just apple but amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe is a sweet book with recipes. It isn't thought provoking or earth shattering but it satisfied my sweet tooth for Christmas.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The One & Only

 I made it through 4 chapters of The One & Only by Emily Griffin. It's chick lit set in Texas and the main character, Shea LOVES football. With the NFL season underway the last thing I need in my life is MORE football...so I didn't finish this one. Go Bolts

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Heiresses

I read this book purely for the cover…Central Park…Tiffany Blue I'm sold. I am a little embarrassed to admit I read The Heiresses By Sara Shepard. This novel is filled with scandal, murder and mystery.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cafe Chloe

 Recently I had brunch at Cafe Chloe. It's in the East Village near Petco Park. It is a quaint cafe with great food. 



 It's the kind of cafe you could sit and enjoy a book.
 I ordered eggs over red and orange peppers with pine nuts on top.  
 French Toast no maple syrup needed.
Living that Paris life for an hour.
Cafe Chloe
721 9th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kid Friendly Vegas Exists

 Summer 2014 is flying by and we haven't gone anywhere. A staycation is great but I needed to get out of our zip code. We decided to take a last minute road trip. The boys had never been to Sin City. A family trip to Vegas seemed questionable however midweek you can find a nice hotel in Las Vegas for under $100.
 The drive was long. We talked the whole way, I forgot how fun car games can be.

 We wanted to find a hotel that had a good pool since we would be doing more swimming than gambling. I didn't want a hotel that was in the middle of the strip. We stayed at the Tropicana. The Tropicana has a large pool perfect for cannonballs. At it's deepest point is 4 1/2 feet deep.
 We walked over to New York, New York to see the roller coaster and the Hershey's store
 At night we drove to South Eastern Ave. for my favorite brick oven pizza. The original Grimaldi's is in New York. We ate the pizza so fast I didn't get a picture*. After pizza we went across the street for custard. Nielsens Frozen Custard is amazing! We don't have anything like it in Southern California. If you are in Las Vegas you have to go to Nielsens. Nielsens' custard comes in 3 flavor, Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla.
* The only reason I have a picture of the custard is we got seconds. 
Our trip was so fun and relaxing that we are hoping to go again before summer is over. Vegas, Baby
The best thing about Las Vegas according to D...
Pools
Pizza
Custard
The last time we were in Las Vegas without the kids we saw The Beatles Love show. Wish we could have seen it again.