Saturday, August 31, 2013

Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is the perfect Summer book as long as you don't mind crying on the beach. Me Before You draws you in on the first page and you don't want to put it down. So good.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Big Red Trolley

Today we took the trolley to Seaport Village. Our family used to ride the trolley often when we lived closer to it. Back then D was a baby and he doesn't remember those days. So I told him it was his first time on the trolley. He loved the freedom of no seat belt. It really is convenient getting to downtown. I wish we would have used the trolley this summer to get to an afternoon Padres game. I am definitely going to do it next summer.

I love Summer but I am looking forward to Fall.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Primrose Bakery Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

 These strawberry cupcakes have a little surprise in the center.
This is the second time I used the book Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery. I really love the book's frosting recipes.  Their frosting is simple and you don't have a ton of left over frosting.
 You add 1/2 cup fresh pureed strawberries to these cupcakes.
This recipe calls for mixing everything in a food processor. I don't have a food processor so I used my mixer and I think I over mixed the ingredients. 
1:: cut hole with a sharp knife
2:: scoop out hole
3:: fill hole with room temperature jam

Friday, August 16, 2013


I just finished reading Austenland by Shannon Hale. I have seen previews for the movie Austenland but it seems like that movie is never coming to a theater near me so I read the book instead, It is a charming novel for anyone who feels a certain swell in their heart when they think of Mr. Darcy (swoon). It is a short book, a mere 194 pages. The main character Jane has an unhealthy obsession of all things Austen. Jane goes to Austenland to kick her habit. The story is witty and clever.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Nat

 I took the boys to the San Diego Natural History Museum. Right now the Nat has some really cool exhibits. Dino Jaws and Mammoths and Mastodons.
One side is "flesh" the other fossils.  
Every kid loves being scared by a roaring T-rex.

Mammoth Wars 
Run mammoth!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

What I Wore Sunday

"Hmm...What will I wear next Sunday?"

 It was nice to be home this Sunday and going to our usual kid's Mass at 9am. I am sad the weekend is already over.
Go to fine linen and purple and see what other Ladies wore this Sunday.
Dress:: Anthropologie 2012
This is my favorite dress. I love the versatility of it. I kept it simple this Sunday. However I can dress it up with the right belt or fancy heels.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Engagements

Back in May, Reese Witherspoon posted this picture on her twitter account. They did not have this book at my library so I bought it. I am so glad I got The Engagements By J. Courtney Sullivan! It's about 4 different marriages in different eras that are all tied together with a diamond.
One of my favorite characters in the book is thinking about a major choice she has made "One of them would have to sacrifice. This was the hardest part about a marriage, or a relationship like theirs: your hopes and your fears and your happiness hinged on someone else.
I loved this book.