*Happy Dance Time*

We're moving offices so all my stuff is packed, I have nothing but my computer and phone on my desk. Not much work is getting done the rest of the day, but that's ok, becuase I have a new toy to play with.

Happy dance time indeed.


Turning a New Leaf

This weekend I celebrated my birthday.

Coincidentally I also got a replacement for my dear, dear little "Preci"
She was given to me when I desperately needed a car to get to school and I've been so blessed to have her...but the time has come...

So, we went to the dealer on Saturday and brought home this little beauty. I call her "Ellie" (I give my cars names, and personalities...and yes, I had imaginary friends when I was a kid)

We were totally blessed with this car, Fernando did an awesome job negotiating the price. I'm just happy I can drive without worrying that I will be left stranded on a random street corner, or in the middle of the highway (both true stories). This is the first car I've ever owned that has been less than 12 years old - I feel like I'm driving a super futureistic space shuttle or something.

So begins a new year of life, with a new car.



I'm not a good photographer, and I don't come out well in pictures, basically the camera and I are not good friends...but here are some of my favorite people who can work magic with photos and it makes my heart happy everytime I see their work. Some of them I know personally, I wish I could meet them all! Enjoy:

Stephanie Pino (My little sis): she's just starting out in photography, but I can see her sweet personality come out in her photos, and I love watching her grow through each photo shoot.
Stephanie's flickr

Here's a photo she took of Fernando and I for Valentines day

Studio222: So, I logged on to my facebook, not realizing it automatically logged into my husband's. I click on the photos tab (because that's my favorite part of facebook) and I see some photos from "Rebecca Knight" and they look REALLY good - I'm like wow - this girl has tallent, only to find out she's started her own business of wedding photography: Studio222
Studio222 blog

And she love shoes!

Gabrielle Kai Photography: I found Gabrielle Kai from decor8 website and fell hard for her beautiful photographs. They transport me out of crazy, loud, fast-paced Miami. She makes the every day things of life beautiful treasures. It is such a joy to look at her photos. If the Lord gives us a baby girl - those prints are going to be up all over her little nursery.
Gabrielle Kai's Website

I love it that she's a mother - and it comes out in her photos!

Bobby Earl: I found Bobby Earl through Studio222's blog and had to tell my husband about him right away. First of all Bobby and his wife Lindsay have one of the most beautiful relationships, which is always refreshing. Second - Bobby loves to travel and goes to some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world. His style in photography rocks!
Bobby Earl Blog

Bobby and Lindsay in Africa - What?!

Jenny James: So, Jenny James has done some event photography for Sovereign Grace Ministries and that's how I heard about her. The photography she does is so beautiful and fun - you can tell she doesn't take herself too seriously, but she has an amazing eye for unique shots that really thrill me. I wish I could wax all technical on why her photos are so good, but all I can say is that they just make me happy.
Jenny James website

Love that scarf!

Jewel Peach: Jewel is a good friend of mine, and she is one of the most unique, fun and beautiful people that I know. Her personality is so out there, and some of her pictures are too :) but they are full of emotion and life. I love her heart for children and missions. I know God is going to use her and Jason to bless a lot of people and I can't wait to meet their new baby in January!
Jewel's flickr

My drama queen



fresh blueberries + a delicious and healthy recipe for blueberry oat crisp + the day off work = yummm
Here is the "crisp" part, with lots of oats, brown sugar, butter and flour.

And here are the blueberries cooked up with a little sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch - thick and delicious

The finished product, golden brown and bubbly.

It wasn't too sweet, just crispy, buttery, goey, good.
The fresh whipped cream made it even better.

I wish I had a piece right now!


Baking Fun

Still waiting on the iphone, but I was able to make some yummy burgers and fries! And by burgers and fries, I mean, vanilla cupcake "bun", brownie "patty", icing "cheese" and "lettuce", and sugar cookie "fries".

I also got to make some...Cupcake Pops!

Oh how I love Cupcake Pops :o)


2 years

On July 7th my husband and I will celebrate two wonderful years of marriage.

I'm dreaming of a long weekend here to celebrate:

Now begins the search for the perfect bathing suit.


My Birthday Gift

There were two things I wanted for my birthday (June 28th).

#1 - an iphone

#2 - the freedom to buy all the ingreedients needed to make these cupcake burgers and sugar cookie fries!

I can't WAIT to start baking.


Baby Shower Ideas

One of my very best friends is having a baby girl in October, and I am already gathering inspiration for her shower.

His Love

I read in John this morning:

John 15:12
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Earlier in the chapter Jesus says that apart from abiding in him, we cannot bear fruit - we cannot love as he has loved us.

In an effort to discover how He loves and abide in His love, I wrote a poem.

His Love

His love -

His love -

His love -
emptied himself of

His love -
became the sacrificce

His love -
of the plan

His love -

His love -
not for the many
for me

His love -
my broken

His love -
pushes me
His love


Regina Spektor

I really love this artist:

- unique voice
- delightful songwriting
- great sound

Take some time to get to know her, I don't think you'll be dissapointed.



Tonight I will be spending the evening with my dear friend Jessica.
She lives in California now, and I miss her dearly.

She has one of the sweetest sprits, always compassionate, but knows when to poke fun. She doesn't take herself too seriously, loves animals, writing, Harry Potter, and shopping!

I am so blessed to know her, and I can't wait to see her in a little while.

Mod Cloth

So, you must know, that I absolutely adore Mod Cloth - a charming site that sells vintage, and vintage inspired clothes.

Here's just one outfit to show you why this site has captured my heart.

6.12.09 Outfit


Dessert Tables

A fun, low cost, yet classy way to entertain.

I designed, and made everything on this dessert table for an amazing organization: Heartbeat of Miami.

My favorite thing had to be either the fresh *pink* whipped cream with strawberries, the heart shapped butter cookies, or maybe the cinnamon cupcakes with strawberry frosting...

Who can resist such scrumptious sweets?


Tonight for Dinner

Pasta Salad!

Hope it comes out as scrumptious as this looks.


Just got a new hair cut, and it's made me crazy about headbands.
Here are some of my favorites.