Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Dress

Ive had this dress in my closet for 3 years now. My cousin picked it out with me in a vintage shop in NYC, who at the time, was working on the set of Gossip Girls. Fun Times! Anyway i have been debating/scared to do anything with  it. So finally on Sunday I sat down at my sewing machine and went to work, and what d'ya know? it actually came out really cute!

Me hard at work...

First I cut the neckline, (it was not very flattering the way it was)

Then I cut the sleeves using just a t-shirt for
a guide.

I added a little lace at the top and VOILA!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gold Fever!

We live about 30 minutes from where it all began for the gold Rush of California. I have been so eager to come out to Sutter's mill and actually see the river where it all took place. I kept on having flashbacks of fourth grade and learning about this time in our history. And the song "paint your wagon" kept on repeating itself over and over in my head. I have never been panning for gold before, so i thought this would be an opportune time to do so. (except for the time at Knott's berry farm, but that doesn't count). I was so excited that I was determined to find GOLD! But to my dismay i didn't find ANY! But we sure had a great time in the freezing cold water feeling like a true 49er!

That is Sutter's mill in the background
That is THE American River
I was so excited in this picture
A local told us that we had to go way out into the middle of the river to find the big pieces of gold, it was so cold i couldn't stay in long, next time i will be bringing some rubber boots!
My feet and hands were frozen, but i was determined to find Gold. I really was getting gold fever, it was weird to feel this way, I had to rip myself away and realize i was not going to find gold that day.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


My friends are in a band called Fictionist , they are really talented and they are competing to be on the cover of Rollingstone magazine! Here is their Latest song and video. Once you have listened, go to this website and rate them and give them 5 stars!!! Thanks for your Help!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I have been up to...

I've been inspired by my Abuelita (my Grandma Dora Soria) She used to stitch a lot. My mom recently found a kitchen cloth that she stitched for my mom and dad when they got married. I love it and I wanted to make some of my own, so I did and I have enjoyed it very much! It is tedious, but when I get sick of it I just put it down and start it when i feel like it. I forget how fun it is to make something and actually like the finished product!

On a side note: I have started to take cake decorating classes and I absolutely love it and i am only on the second lesson, stay tunned for pictures of my cakes!

Another side note: I am taking Bikram yoga. It is kicking my butt. the women in the class have bodies to make any woman self conscious, heres hoping my body will look like theirs some day.... But love the way my body feels afterwards. 

The Inspiration:

my version, I plan on doing themed sets of 7 towels, this one is flower themed

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just what I needed....

I read this quote the other day:
We Know not all that lies ahead of us. We live in a world of uncertainty. for some,there will be great accomplishment. For others, disappointment. For some, much rejoicing and gladness, good health, and gracious living. For others, perhaps sickness and a measure of sorrow. We do not know. But one thing we do know. Like a the Polar Star in the heavens, regardless of what the future holds, there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives. He is the rock of our salvation, our strength, our comfort, the very focus of our faith.
 President Gordon B. Hinckley, March 2008 Ensign, We Testify of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inspirational, uplifting, touching

I felt all three of these while watching this movie:
it is streaming on Netflix...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hello, It's been awhile

I don't  know if anyone reads this blog anymore, but I was in a blogging mood so i thought i would do a little Christmas Post, I shall Call it: My Christmas Wish List. I have to admit it has been really weird getting into the Christmas spirit of gift giving and receiving. Living out of a backpack for the last 6 months made me realize I don't NEED the things that I have once wanted before. HOWEVER, I started to look through my binder o things i "need" and I thought i would share because they make me smile. Enjoy

 This is the Blue moon Birdfeeder, I could just see myself sitting on the porch watching the birds flutter by... get it at
Ever wonder why swedish women have such great skin?? This is the answer (so i've heard) This is a protein rich (eggwhites)  bar that cleans and tighten pores. My skin is craving this right now..
These adorable, yet sophisticated hydrangea hair pins are a must to make any mane look even more spectacular. get them at

Reissued classics in pretty cloth covers: Need I say more? get them here
Eye Candy for the home

This stylish vase is on my must-have someday list. It is a little on the expensive side... sorry for the lame picture, i couldn't get it off of the website. get it here:
Music to my ears

A little Jazz, a little french and a little brazilian pop. what else could you want?

Reminds me of 1960s blues, I need this album and their newest called: Brothers

Make- up
I love, love, love, this cheek tint, just the right amount of color without the powder fuss! Get it here