Thursday, June 7, 2012

I decided I want to get in the best shape of my 30s so I took a cue from my FAVORITE sister-in-law, Joni, and downloaded the MyFitnessPal app. I've been keeping much better track of the food I eat and I'm feeling great so far! It's not so much about the weight loss but more about overall health (which will result in healthy weight loss and a better BMI).

I hope I can count on lots of support from all my blog buddies!

MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gardening in the City

Just thought I'd post a couple pics of my gardening adventures! It's been really fun.

Mom and Dad made me this SWEET planter out of redwood from an old fun! I put Hibiscus plants to give it an "island vacation" feel and put it under my bedroom window in the front yard.

These Mexican Zucchini are really doing well despite the extreme heat.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Going "GREEN"

So, my roomie got a little crazy with the green paint and look how fun it turned out! Totally fits in with the little-Mexico theme in our barrio (neighborhood).
Going "GREEN"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My New Home

I MOVED! And this time it's not an apartment! I haven't had time to take new pictures but this gives you a basic idea of the new place. Just imagine it with the lawn mowed, a couple arm-chairs out front and cute curtains in the bedroom window. The whole thing just came together perfectly because I was looking for a new place and my next door neighbor in the apartments found this house so we decided to be roommates! His name is Justin and he's great.

The house has some serious character. It was built in 1945 so it has that old-fashioned charm. For example, the mail box is built into the wall with access from inside the house. Also, there is a little hatch at the back of the house where the milkman would deliver milk and pick up the used, glass bottles. Sometimes I imagine that I'm a 1950's housewife as I'm washing dishes and doing chores...just kidding!

This house is flush with security features including this scary owl atop a post/motion-sensor light protruding from the roof of the detached garage. The owl basically says "don't mess with this house" to passers by (in the alley). It's super classy!

We decided to take some extra precautions with safety because Justin's apartment got burglarized a couple months ago. My brother (Jacob) works for ADT and he hooked us up with a great deal on a security system. It's pretty incredible. I also installed a photo cell on the front porch so the light goes on at dusk and off at dawn. On the side of the house I installed a motion sensor light. All of that PLUS the owl PLUS Justin's Chihuahua and I think we're pretty safe. It is probably overkill because the neighborhood seems really tranquil LOL!

I really like the place so far and feel a little more settled in every day.