Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's in the bag?

As I am constantly stealing *uh, borrowing sounds nicer* from Mighty Mags most enchanting posts. Well, she mentioned her adoration of Jason Travis flickr set Persona.

*I have a huge girl crush on this chick, soooo super cute and I want her strawberry ponytail holders*

Awww shit, Jason has a special place in my cold heart because I am one nosey bitch. It's amazing how many folks carry knives. One dude was packing an actual gun *boo* I love taking a peek into complete strangers lives, I am completely voyeuristic in this sense. I also love the meticulous, diorama-esque style he arranges the goods. Soooo, I attempted my own whats in the bag shoot

Elizabeth, 33, Los Angeles
Sorry lovelies, I suck at Photoshop, this was the best I could do!
Okay, here's my junk, I typically have three or more magazines *Readymade, US Weekly and Star* in my bag but since I have been sharing the diaper bag with Liv, I've condensed it down a lot. I just bought Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris. I love her and her brother David *I'm totally reading all his books* I have my mini makeup bag *you don't wanna see my biggie, it's Hoarders style* so the mini has the bare minimum for my clown face, my cover up has SPF in it so I don't have to carry a separate sunscreen. I only wear lipstick for special occasions so my daily is a clear gloss Triple X by Nars. I wear my MAC kohl eyeliner like underwear *I feel naked without it* and I have two signature shadows, MAC Hello Kitty Collection in Lucky Tom cause I love the compact and my favorite colors for my eyes NARS duo Rated R. I finally upgraded to an adult wallet, a fancy leather one from Anthropologie. I've had it for 3 years now. I don't carry all three glasses *I'm usually wearing a pair* but these are my faves all from Urban Outfitters. If I was stranded on a deserted island I would have to have my Rose lip salve *chapped lips give me the sads* obviously my iphone, do you love how my case is cracked? I drop my phone everyday. My Hello Kitty bizness card holder and a bottle of Aquafina water. I really will not drink any other water.  I also love Bliss for Target's Great Shakes hand cream, I've stocked up on like 6 bottles. I have a bad-breath phobia so I am constantly eating mints. My Mom turned me on to soft peppermints by King Leon *Aimee can attest, they are sooo addictive* I also don't like feeling food in my teeth so the wisps are nice since its pretty gross to floss in public *although I'll floss in my car all day long* I am pretty much the hair bow queen *I'm passing my hair bow legacy to Olivia now* so I love this guy. I bought from the first Day of the Dead celebration we went to 2 years ago. I still carry my biz cards with me because you never know who you'll bump into. My car keys *because walking is for chumps* and my bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hiller Hobo is a gift from Antzy when I graduated from Beauty school.  Not pictured is my Canon Powershot and my Flip but I ran out of room. I carry them wherever I go in separate pouches but I don't always take the Nikon because it's so heavy and bulky. It seems whenever I don't bring the Nikon, I wish I had and vice versa, such is my life.

So that's me in a nutshell....cuuuurrrazzzy! What's in your bag? Come on, let's peek in that bag of yours!!

Antz is currently at his company *employees-only, because they suck* Holiday party. He just texted me that Lil Jon is the DJ. Lil Kim & Common are there too, he's having a rad time.

I, on the other hand, have had the time of my life shelling peas for Liv's dinner. It's ridiculous how this many peas yield so little inside.

But Liv loves them nonetheless

Good Night!


Yesterday I took my Jetta in for 30k service *even though I only have 25k miles* so the service rep told me I won't need to service my car again until this time next year. Well, my lease is up in August, so it got me thinking about my next car. I really would like to get an environmentally friendly hybrid car *#16* but so far all Volkswagen has is the Jetta Sportswagon TDI Diesel.

Umm, so not cute at all! It looks like a boy-car to me. Also, I know it's too long for our garage *my Jetta barely fits* I want to stay with VW *this is my 4th Volkswagen* but I need to have a cute car that is comfy for Liv and good on gas mileage. Soooo, I think I have found my next car, ahem truck?

Ladies and gentlemen....presenting....

my next car....2011 Tiguan but mine has to be in white.

I'm usually not a SUV girl, besides we already have Antz Element but I need the space!

I love this Japanese version

Of course I have to pimp it out with HK accessories and it must have heated seats and an ipod connection *stupid Jetta doesn't have one so I have to listen to CDs old-school style*

I have my eye on these shades
Well, I have until August to change my mind about 50 times. I'm fickle!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Liv's Playdate with her BFF ❤

Sunday we went to visit our friends, Cobb, Jenn & baby Charlotte in Montrose. We had them over our house about 3 weeks ago. We let the girls play together while all the parents Ooohed and Awwwed *total nerds* they totally are into each other.

I really need to trim my bangs, I look so bummers!

I shall eat your face!!

The girls had a Sophie Chew-a-thon.

We walked down to the Montrose farmers market *brrr, was it windy and cold*

We encountered these adorable swing dancers.

We picked up some organic giant carrots and snap peas. We couldn't find the squash we bought at the Studio City farmers market

When we got back Jenn made us the yummiest apple cider and brownies I've ever had. I totally stuffed my face *classy* Charlotte was kind enough to give Liv a turn in her jumper and Liv went ape shit!!

Charlotte is like, rock out, Olivia!

"Thanks for letting me play"

Jenn and I made a weekly date to start walking again *exercise...boo?* but I'm happy to get the girls together

You've made my Pet Peeve List

Lady at Michael's who saw that I was waiting patiently with my daughter as the next customer in line, you ran over when a new registered opened up and cut and made no apologies about it. You are the Grinch who smells like fart and you live alone in a dark apartment with 17 cats and you eat the same soup every night while watching the Lifetime channel.

Seriously, why is it the closer to the holidays we get, the shittier people behave? This entire weekend I was apprehensive to go out into the fray because big crowds equal major bummers. I can't stand the parking situations, the ridiculousness when it comes to what used to be simple shopping now is dog-eat-dog, I'll trample over your ass, and aisles of disarray. It's not just the people, I'm looking at your GIANT EVIL CORPORATIONS!!! Example, I happily shopped online last month when I was invited to the Friends & Family 30% discount for BabyGap. I love this sale because 5% of whatever you spend goes to the charity of your choice *World Wildlife Fund*. I was able to buy all her holiday clothes online before they were in stores and I saved about $85, I was perfectly content. Then Gap decides, a few weeks ago, to have a one day only in-store sale where everything *even sale items* was 40% off. Well!! I went to the mall and amid the pandemonium I saw almost everything I just purchased for Liv online, in store! I could have saved 40% but I wasn't that ticked since my money went to charity. Antz and I picked up a few things *well, the few things we could find in the huge piles of clothes since the store looked like a hurricane hit it* and we felt good about our savings....UNTIL...Black Friday decided to show it's ugly side and of course, Gap decided to have another one day only sale on Saturday where the entire store was 50% off. Talk about con-artists! This is why I was so reluctant to buy our Samsung TV from Best Buy. I ended up calling and actually talking to a rep that found a terrific price $497.99 *I was going to pay $699.99 online* so I was quite pleased with this particular purchase *we are picking it up on Wednesday* but I'm certain that by Christmas that same TV will go on sale for 99¢!! I am usually all about the holiday cheer and I do enjoy many aspects about the holidays but I do have a few, small pet peeves:

Christmas Lights. I love seeing houses lit/decorated for the holidays but what drives me crazy is when *lazy, jerks* put up lights and half don't work!! Or...please, for the love of God, Don't mix white lights with color lights on the same string. Do you even know how crappy this looks? Or decorate ONE window half-assed with a sad string just throw around...what's the point? As someone who lives in Los Angeles *eye roll* this should be a crime that needs to be punishable by law...Take you freaking lights down the first week of January!!! Oh my Gawd, pretty much every house in my neighborhood leaves their Christmas lights up ALL YEAR LONG and then they don't even bother to turn them on during the holidays, SHEESH!!

My email inbox. Every hour I am getting close to 100 emails from various companies telling me about their Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Hanukkah sales. You are coming off as desperate *Toys R Us and Overstock* I heard you the first time. I am avoiding you on purpose. I got your ad in the mail, I saw your commercial on TV and now you're bombarding me into submission. No way, Jose!! I am super close to taking my email off your list. You can take your measly 10% off and shove it!! And while we're on the topic, how about you magazine companies relax with the 25 subscription cards in the mags. If I want a subscription, I know how to contact you. Do I really need every other page to be full of these annoying pieces of paper reminding me of what an idiot I am for paying full price for this issue when I could pay $10 a year??!! If I had a nickel for every subscription card...I would be a billionaire!!

Chick Fil-a. Okay, maybe this isn't an actual "peeve" but I am totally passing the buck on this one and I blame them for opening a new restaurant in LA *and soon to be Hollywood* which has made it easier for me to frequently order their delectable chicken which is making my ass ENORMOUS!! I point the finger at you Cinnabon, for my double chin that is causing me to cringe whenever I see photos of myself. Why must you make food that is sooo scrumptious that makes me drool?? I have no tolerance for yumminess :(

Back to you Corporate No-Gooders!! Target, Home Depot, Vons and all you other wretched companies that are too friggen cheap to buy some new grocery carts. I am sooo sick up using the wonky, loud as fuck, disease-infested, dirty carts to put my lovely wares and food in while I shop. I have found myself looking for new Targets just so I can have a cart that has all 4 wheels working. Or what's up with never finding a cart in the store? I can't believe last week I had to go out in the parking lot to hunt one down, really? I work here now!! I can't be the only one who finds this to be beyond annoying?

I could go on and on but I am currently most annoyed with Blogger, yep I said it! Why must I upload my photos one at a time now? It has taken me almost 3 hours to upload my Yo Gabba Gabba pictures. It's so bad that I have started to delay my posts because I'm too annoyed to add photos. What's the deal with that? Antz is telling me to cross over and host my own blog but I'm not that fancy, programming savvy nor do I feel that I'm even remotely that entertaining. Alas, I shall upload my loot from Michael's.

I am using the cellophane bags for our Christmas cookies *I have to make 50 bags*  I picked up these gift tags at Target Saturday for a mere $4!!

Did I mention I almost choked to death and died whilst eating a pomergrante last night? I am OBSESSED with poms, they are soooo fucking tasty!!! I eat like 3 a day :)

Turkey Day Weekend Wrap Up

Whoa, these past 4 days have been a blur. Saturday felt like Sunday so we spent a majority of it on our laptops *it took me hours to upload all the YGG pics* and finally we went out to Anthropologie's sale. I am surprised I was so adult about things, I only bought 2 things...the fish cardigan for Liv and the Printers Letter Stand for me!!!

Liv's new buddy, Ellington the Giraffe

Oh, how lovely, I adore this stemware but I couldn't fathom washing them in our sink *I am clinically clumsy*

The Americana was surprisingly mellow and looked beautiful, we even found a nice gentleman to take our pics in front of ole Santie's crib

I could have easily broke the bank and bought more clothes for Liv but they were still priced high *despite their definition of a sale* and they are all 12 - 18 months so it would be awhile before she could wear them. We may get her the Schooner dress but if it goes down in price.

Here's my new Printer's Stand Letter. I chose a B for our nicknames for each other *it's not BITCH!*

*Ick, what a bland mantle, we need some garland or candles*

We headed over to Target so I could get some get some inspiration for Christmas decor but I wasn't too impressed. The aisles were so crowded, I could hardly navigate with Liv's stroller and the merchandise looked cheap and tacky.

Blah, yawn, too traditional for my taste!

My camera couldn't pick up the hotness of this pink magenta but it was nice

I like the size and style of these ornaments

I like the color palette of these ornaments, blue and copper could be a nice contrast.

Overall, I wasn't loving anything which is fine since I'm still holding out on buying new decoration until we get our Dream House and I can buy my sweet pink tree. We only got a few things and tons of cookie mix for Christmas gifts. We met Story & Chris for pizza and hung out at their place for awhile. We hadn't hung out together in forever so it was awesome to catch up with them and give them some "Liv time"