Thursday, July 19, 2012

Solution..... YOGA

Are you feeling super stressed out and don't know what to do?  Yoga
Are you trying to reach that special place spiritually? Yoga
Are your muscles super tight and you need a little stretch in your life? Yoga
Do you feel like you just need to Detox and get all the ickies out?  Yoga
Do you want to find a special, place that's just your own where you can let go of all thoughts? Yoga
Would you like to get a different kind of work out because you need to mix it up a bit? Yoga
Do you need a little boost in the.... well... in your personal time? Yoga
Are you feeling a little sad and need a little pick me up? Yoga
Do you need to loose a little extra weight? Yoga
Are you feeling pain in ANY part of your body? Yoga
Do you need help focusing on what's really going on in the present? Yoga
Are you trying to find peace within yourself? Yoga
Need a little more flexibility? Yoga
Are you trying to have a longer, better work out but your lungs just wont let you control your breath? Yoga!
Are you restless and can't get enough sleep at night? Yoga
Are you confused, and need to find a little clarity in your life? Yoga
Do you go a little crazy every month when that time comes around girls? Yoga
Have almost ANY kind of illness? Yoga
Do you need a little help being more disciplined? Yoga

 There are SO many more reason's you should practice Yoga.  It helps you in so many different ways it really is magical. I try to tell people all the time why, or how yoga is good for you but really, every one is different, every body is different and needs different things, but one thing is for sure Yoga will benifit anyone and everyone one way or another.  So... If you haven't already I really encourage you to give a class a shot and see for yourself the true wonders that this beautiful art form can bring you.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sushi Roku Obsession

So, Mr. Lam took me out for a little romantic dinner date a few weeks ago to a little sushi spot in Old Town Pasadena called Sushi Roku, well first I guess I shouldn't have said little since it's actually the  largest sushi restaurant I have ever been to. 
We first went to this trendy, busy spot on at Friday.  Since our fab. first date there we have been there three more times.  Yes, 3 times. Guess What?! We are going there again tomorrow for date night.
Do you think that's a little excessive?  
I normally would but since they have the best Margaritas I have had so far since moving to L.A. i'm going to say I have been there just about the right amount of times. 
 I actually wouldn't mind hanging out at this cool spot a few times every single week. 
The first time we went I think my favorite dish was this tasty looking item.
Tuna tacos, the shell was a fried little flour tortilla kind of thing which was pretty tasty.  The little thing of salsa and a tiny bit of lemon juice did the trick for me though.

Tuna Taco's Sushi Roku

Like I said Margaritas at this place are the BEST I have had in L.A. so far!

I forgot what this roll was called but it was AMAZING!

Our Sushi Chef's Special made just for us.

Yes, the roll's we ordered were already a little spicey, but well, If you know me you know that I have a VERY high tolerance level for Spicy food ♥ So Chef made me a Jalapeno, Habanero mix just for me ♥

I'm very excited to find out what we will have next at this Super Delish place! 
 We will find out tomorrow!
My friend told me today that it's a good idea to go to different places as much as possible to see what's out there, 
but why go out and look for something that MAY be good when you already have something that is so darn perfect ;)

Ah.... Food, Margaritas... but What about...

Well, I hurt my leg a while running early last week, nothing major but I was in some pain,
 so I am lacking some major Yoga Love!
I'm all better tho! 
Work has been SUPER Nut's as well... 
I neglected my sacred space a little this week, but .. NO MORE!  Here I come Yoga Kingdom!

P.S. Super excited about an upcoming post, and Yoga related stuff.... You will Love it so stay tuned!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hello Lauren♥

Ok, so not to long ago I came across this super fun and cute blog, Pink on the Cheek, I mean come on how adorable is that blog name?!
 It get's even better though, Lauren is super cute, a little fashionista, and her blog is one of my new faves! You must check it out for yourself♥  Introducing... Lauren!

Hello lovely readers!
I am Lauren from Pink on the Cheek, or POTC for short. 

I wanted to share some of my favorite makeup must-haves for the summer months!
It's important to find items that are quick and easy to apply and won't sweat off your face. These items below will last you all summer and having you look fresh for any occasion!

 First off:
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

This cream is a 5 in 1 secret. 
It is a moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, and even has SPF 35. 
This is my go to item on my days off from work when I need some quick cover up.

The next item is a bright lipstick.

I am wearing Electric Pink by Smashbox.
I have good luck with matte lipsticks. When you find a great one like Smashbox, it just glides on easy and just sticks. No smudges, no check ups during the day, you are good to go!

Next is a great lotion.You are going to be wearing shorts and skirts most of the summer.
With shaving your legs constantly, you want to keep them smooth but not have that sweaty feeling.
Source: via Lauren on Pinterest

I am in love with this lotion because it goes on quickly and it not sticky.
You feel moisturized the whole day PLUS  it smells great!

So those are my summer must haves. You shouldn't be doing too much makeup while you are in the sun because the most important thing to wear is sunscreen!
Plus having lots of makeup sweat off your face is not a good look.

I hope you stop by my blog after reading this, I would love to have you!



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gotta Make time!

So, I have been SUPER busy lately, mainly because I have been stuck in L.A. traffic for hours a day.  You know no matter how very patient you are it still really cuts back on your regular daily activities.  Good news is that I totally love my new job.  I work for an awesome plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.  
Everytime I think about Beverly Hills I think about good ol 90210, if you don't know what the heck i'm talking about you may be to young to be reading my blog... kidding. :)
 90210 was a show that was super cool when I was younger, only that my parent's didn't let me watch it.  I had to sneak around to get little previews of it or go to my friends house to watch a recorded episode.  
 I never knew exactly what was going on with the show, the only thing I really knew was that there were two super hot guys in the show, Dillan and Brandon.  ah.... Dream boats.
So yes, life has been pretty wild so I haven't really had time to even think about my blog.  I'm going to try my very best not to neglect you any longer blog.. even if I can only write a little blurb, I promise.. I will be a better owner.   Until then here are a few pictures to describe what I have been up to...
Trying Margaritas...

Roscos Chicken Waffles...

Nephew Playing the drums..

Taco Fix in San Diego..

First Casino Buffet experience..

More margaritas....

CASINO food!

Self Portrait...

Spotting celebs in L.A.

Garden is on its way...

an almost dead plant I brought to life...

Speed on the freeway...

Some Sushi Roku to top off the end of a beautiful week!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Barefoot Sandals Giveaway!

 So I posted a picture of some super cute barefoot sandals on my facebook about a week ago or so and I know quite a few ladies loved them. 
 So, guess what?! 
Busy Lizzy is giving away a pair of her lovely design to a lucky winner. Here is the pair that she made for me!
They are super cute, super comfortable and a perfect accessory for the beach, YOGA or anytime you want to be barefoot (which I am like 90% of the time)
! Here are some Pictures of the Sandals she is so generously giving away to a lucky Gal!
I can imagine this purple on my tan feet this summer! haha!

Elizabeth makes all of her designs with love and care, she has tons of neat dance gear too!
 Check her site out when you get a chance i'm sure you will love something there. 
 Until then check out the different ways you can win a lovely pair of your very own Barefoot sandals below!

Photobucket a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Meet Lauren

The blogging world is so wonderful for so many different reasons. 
 One of the many reasons is that you come across awesome new people with super neato  very creative blogs and you want to tell the whole word about it! 
  I recently came across my new Friend Lauren's blog tippeecanoe.  
I fell in love and wanted to share a little bit about her and her blog so you can stalk her  fall in love with her blog as well. ♥♥   A few words from Lauren:

Hey Y'all, I'm Lauren! Friends call me Lo! I'm a 20-something, born and raised in a small town in Southern Alberta, Canada. Where the wind blows fiercely, and the snow falls in truck loads (as do the Cowboys!), but when its beautiful it sure is BEAUTIFUL!
I first started my blog last year as a way to keep my family and friends as close as possible while I was busy moving here there and everywhere. But along the way I haven fallen in love with it and it is starting to grow! After moving a lot in the last year (places include Hawaii and Idaho) I am currently back in good ol' Canada, doing my day job of cleaning and fixing teeth, and trying
to find ways to keep myself excited about life!
I am a lover of all things spontaneous, creative, yummy and wonderful!
I love to dance, travel, bake, take pictures, sing, play the guitar, paint and most importantly laugh!
Because that's what life is all about!
Over the last couple of years, I have really learned to embrace life and go for my dreams. And if I fall flat on my face, to just get up, keep on going and make it work! Life is for living and not just enduring!
TIPPEE CANOE, is a glance into the things I love, my life, and where it takes me.
 A little here,and a little there, and whatever happens along the way!
So come on over and stay a while, I won't mind!

Yes, this is Lauren, beautiful girl, beautiful blog.  So stop by and see for yourself! ♥♥


Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Sun room and I

Ok, so our new house has a pretty nice size "sun room" in the back which I would like to make a little Yoga space for myself to practice and when I have mini classes of my own I can squeeze a small class in here.
I would like to paint this room but haven't found the right inspiration yet.  I need little statues, a few paintings, curtains, let's just say there is a lot to be done in here.  there is a ton of cabinet space that I use for all of my wonderful stamping items so when i'm feeling crafty this space can be used for that as well.
Lately I have been sitting in a fold out chair right in front of the sliding door that's in the room since it looks out to our back yard where I get to stare at the green backdrop filled with trees as well as my herb/fruit garden that is starting to pick up and bloom!! It's pretty exciting when you plant seeds or a mini plant and you can see it's progress every day.  I have tomato plants growing in an area like weeds!  I didn't even plant those things yet they keep popping out everywhere.  Same thing with cantaloupe!! There are 5 different cantaloupe plant's growing in our back yard that were not there when we moved in a few weeks ago and now these little bad boys are getting HUGE! Anyway... back to the sun room (where I am sitting right now and looking at different little birds hang out on the grass) since I have been hanging out here a little more in this fold our chair that I used to think was SUPER comfortable is actually becoming a little uncomfortable.  I saw someones blog and I can't remember whos!! where someone made a little seating area with a pallet of wood.  I'm trying to remember where I saw it since it was such an awesome Idea and would love to make one for my Yoga area...
This is similar to what i'm looking for maybe a little lower to the ground
I saw this when I was searching and thought it was adorable.  If my couch is a success I will make this for the Coop!

 If anyone has any decor ideas, curtain ideas, (there are 4 windows and a sliding door) color ideas, home made item ideas please shoot them my way I would love to try different things to decorate our little space of peace. ♥ 


Monday, April 16, 2012

Give Away from Towel Mate!

We can all use one of these super cute, convenient, ALL in one Towels!
If you would like one for FREE keep scrolling friends for ways to win! Trust me you will fall in love with this!

p.s. did I mention that you get handle bar covers as well?! 
Check out their site as well.  They have a bunch of neat items and have more to come! Can't wait until they get their YOGA towels!!♥


Yoga in Pasadena

So I have been going to  a Yoga studio in Pasadena called Yoga XYZ (Had to take off the name for some reason...).  It's a pretty nice studio, VERY large, a little plain, I haven't seen any cool Art in there or any Buddha head's so that's a little bit so it's not what im usually used to. Change is good, these are the times when you should be a little open minded I guess.
 I want to have the WHOLE experience when I go into a yoga studio.  The hippie like receptionist, the super soothing voice of the Instructor, the slightly heated room, a candle here and there, the smell of incense, the stillness that you feel from others when you walk into the "Quiet" of the room  OMG! There are so many things that make up MY perfect Yoga studio.
 I think one of the studio's that always stands out  is this really cool studio in Good Ol Chula Vista,  This studio is so AMAZING! The instructors are awesome!  I remember being in their classes and thinking..  "Ah!  I wish I could do what they do, teach what they teach"  Yes! Yoga Center Chula Vista... I will tell you guys more about this fab studio in a few days...

 So yes, Yoga XYZ.  It's nice... BUT it didn't have what I usually look for in a Yoga studio.  Everyone is different though therefore we all need different things.  Don't get me wrong the space is a wonderful space and the instructors were all very talented and genuine, but it just wasn't my Yoga "home".  Exploring new studios is something we should always do to keep things nice and refreshing, so to be honest I may check out the big yoga space a few more times :)  Yoga is good no matter where you are, who you are with or what the teacher is yelling out... that's why we listen to our bodies right?


Sunday, April 15, 2012

What a Lucky dog!

Cooper is very lucky for a few different reasons. Let’s start by saying that we could have lived in a super cool and hip place here in L.A. if he was less than 25lbs. or we could have also sent him to the pound. (Kidding) He has a pretty nice size house to get lost in, a huge front lawn that has super soft grass. (He ate a little bit of it this morning and threw up all over the place but that’s ok) he has nice shady trees to lay under when he feels a little warm.  A back yard with lots of refreshing soil to lounge in when he gets a little fed up of the front lawn. (Cooper loved laying in wet dirt/mud/puddles)

This is him. As you can see is is getting a little old.  You can tell by the white hair he has around his mouth and over his eyes  

Have I mentioned his new best friend?! I actually really think this dog likes cooper too!! Her name is Lucky.

Cooper and Lucky hanging out on the front lawn.♥

  Lucky is a 3month old Labrador/German Sheppard mix that is as crazy as cooper was when he was a puppy.  Usually cooper doesn’t really care about other dogs too much since he is such a people kinda dog. He will sniff them then come back to us usually.  This time it’s different. He runs around, plays and won’t really listen to me when I call him to come in the house! I’m such a proud mom!

 These past couple of days Cooper has been a little quiet.  Lucky had a vet appointment and will not be available to play for another week or so.  I'm sure when they see each other it will be quite the event for them.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

New House, New Projects!

I took a trip to Home Depot and found myself wandering the gardening aisles.  It must have been all the pretty trees in our neighborhood or the rich soil the neighbor keeps talking about that made me want to perhaps try to grow something.  I started off thinking maybe I could grow basil and thyme, but when I got the the herbs section I couldn’t help myself!  I got a la few different things. Serrano pepper , Jalapeno, Roma tomato, Thyme, a few Marigolds, and ….. Watermelon seeds!  I’m really looking forward to 84 weeks from now when I’m going to supposedly be able to harvest my watermelon. 
I wanted to buy so many more herbs but I remembered my neighbor said she was going to give me a blueberry, cucumber, melon, and basil! Wowie!  I wonder if this is all really going to work out.  May I add that we already have a peach tree that I just discovered and a fig tree in our back yard!  Who needs Whole Foods!! O yes, worms are now my best friends! I dug one up by accident and instead of my usual "eeww" remarks I said "Hello little worm, be good to my flowers" and put him right back.

                I may have to invade this secret open space behind my house to plant more flowers!

I’m starting to think I should add a link to my blog that has to do with “L.A. living for the Lam’s” (This is my future last name by the way.  It will be so much easier when I fill out paperwork etc. J


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Town

So I was pretty darn sad my last week in San Diego, some would even say I appeared to be a little depressed.  Phil was pretty bummed as well but I didn’t really see just how sad he was until the night before our big move to the BIG city, L.A.  
I know most people think L.A. traffic, Hollywood, glamour, stars, the hood, Compton, pretty much a crazy, busy place.  I have to admit I hated the idea of moving to L.A.  (sorry L.A. lovers) I always said I hated it here!  Now that I am here and it’s just our second day in, I think I kinda love it.
We live in a pretty little house in Altadena (a couple miles north of Pasadena) We have a huge front lawn and back yard (that our dog Cooper is in love with)! 

We have super friendly neighbors, its quiet!!
We have peace in our neighborhood, but if we want a little action we can just drive less than 3 miles south to our new favorite street “Colorado Blvd”.  They have every store you can possibly want, yes, even Anthropologie has a store nearby.  
There are a TON of places to eat and they all seem awesome! Places to watch sports (thinking of my Phil) places to have crafted adult beverages, banks, Discotecas! (clubs) They even have a few fried chicken places, which I know Phil is super excited about.  He mentioned last night that he would never have VONS (pavilion here in L.A.) fried chicken.
We will always have a little bit of Brighton court Road in our hearts , but I have to admit that we are a little in love with our new city.  We miss you all San Diego friends and family but now we can have pretty cool BBQ's in our back yard while we enjoy margarita's! Come visit!!!

A little bit of Brighton court came with us......   meet the new addition to our yard..  "Brighton"