Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Let's get real about painting our nails

I love this meme, lol! But seriously, who has time to do the nails in the multiple beautiful ways Pinterest displays? I don't! I never have, neither when I was single and a full time student and worker, nor when I was married and working full time and less now as a stay at home mom (SAHM). Especially when nails only last 1 week, 10 days at the most!

The only way I could do these types of designs is if I have someone doing the dishes and most chores around the house, but I don't. I won't spend so much time doing crazy art work when it's only going to last a short period of time.

However, I discovered - through Pinterest- a great tip to make nail polish dry super fast is PAM! Yes, pam the cooking spray! Spray it on your nails and wait 2-3 mins, rise with warm water and pat dry. Be careful with the towel obviously.

I've been painting my nails at night lately before going to bed, I spray the PAM and wait a few minutes and I can go to bed knowing it won't smudge overnight. Great tip, huh? That makes me want to do my nails more often knowing it will dry soon and I can move on to do my mommy and wifey duties.

Another way to do cool designs is using the pens that I've been seeing at Target and CVS,I have yet to try them but I think it will make the art work way easier.

 This website has them 6 (12 colors) for $19.99! I think this is a great deal.
OR you can go to ebay and buy each color for $1.79 and free shipping! This is what you get to choose from:

I think I'm gonna go and get a couple right now!
These are some of my favorite designs I want to try to do with these pens:

I'm showing you the ones I think it's more realistic for me to desire in this time and stage of life.

How do you do your nails? At what time during the day? Do you have time to do crazy art work on your nails?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekend in Hollywood + Jarabe de Palo concert!- Part 1

Oh what a fun weekend we had a few weeks ago! It all started because I found out my ultimate favorite band in the whole world was coming to LA! First I checked their website and oh no! They're coming everywhere in the US but here! No, wait, there's another page, doh, oh, yes! They're coming! I have to go see them I told my hubby.

 The hard part was that it was all the way in LA, started at 9 and I would have to come back by myself late at night with whoever was gonna come with me. And, as I breastfeed, we didn't know back then if William was going to take the bottle well.

Long story short: I called my friend Rocio to see if she wanted to come to the concert and I was so surprised she was all in! Later in the week I suggested to my husband to get a hotel room in Hollywood and make a birthday (his)/ anniversary trip kind of weekend, with our friend Rocio too, haha. She was a doll and baby sat one night so Brandon and I could go get some romantic time together and she slept at a friend's house in Downtown LA and not the shared hotel room we all paid to leave us alone, that's a friend! Right?

Now on to the concert: it was amazing! The following day I kept daydreaming about it and I wanted to be there once again. Ro and I made our way on to the front of the stage and were like3-4 people away from the band.

Outside the concert.

Before the concert

During. I was so close!

After the concert we met some people from Venezuela and walked to a super quaint bar where we sat outside, around a huge table with a fire pit in the middle. I didn't stay long because I wanted to go back to my hubby and baby, but I had a great time while I was there! I came back to Brandon super excited about that super cute bar and wanting to take him there. I felt bad he didn't meet the people we met because they were super down to earth, just like Brandon likes people to be.

We did go the following night when Rocio baby sat William and Brandon loved the place. It's called Wood and Vine, on Hollywood Blvd and it's supposed to be a Whiskey or small plate bar. Here is a photo gallery of the place.

Saturday morning we went to one of my favorite cafés in Hollywood. When I lived there back in 2007 I used to go to Solar de Cahuenga all the time. I found out that the owner is Argentine and the food is amazing. They are a crepe specialty restaurant but they also have egg dishes and sandwiches, among others. My favorite is the tuna panini with sweet potato fries and pesto mayo, or the salmon sandwich with roasted potatoes that you will see below.

 My hubby ordered the "entraña" or skirt steak with chimichurri sauce and garlic fries.
 Salmon sandwich with sweet potato fries for me. Needless to say diet was out the window that weekend.
Rocio ordered a cheese quesadilla with pico de gallo, guac and sour cream but she wasn't very happy about it because it seemed bland (it was).
I love this wall full of Argentine themed art. From soccer's star Maradona to emblematic Tango singer Carlos Gardel.

If you want to see lots of pictures of their food click here!

To be continued on Part 2.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Aztec leggings love

Looking around on Pinterest I came across pictures like these and I couldn't resist but to check on Ebay.

I found lots and lots of Aztec print leggins, shipped for free from California and once I received the first one I was in love! They're super soft and comfy. I ordered 3 more! They're only $11.90.

Here's the link to the buyer I bought from.

I had to email her about something and she responded super fast and mailed the product promptly. Hope you like them too!