Thursday, December 19, 2013

Julia's 15th Birthday December 18, 2013

My daughter Julia turned 15 yesterday December 18,2013
The same day I turned 50.

Here is my Facebook posting:

To my daughter Julia Gonzalez. Happy Birthday. I love how we share the same birthday, just 2 minutes apart in the time.You have blessed me for the past 15years. Saved me from myself 15.9 years ago. You helped guide me to the bible and having a personal relationship with God. You always sum up everything thing in life with just a few words...."Oh Momma, they just need Jesus".You make me strive to be a better Christian and Mother. I love you more than sushi.

Getting the "look"while I'm pretending to be  the paparazzi.

 Here's one of her Birthday presents from her Brother Rodney (22)

Yesterday Julia's Brother,Rodney and I went to Graffiti Beach in South Park /Golden Hills near Downtown San Diego. Julia saw the dress a few weeks ago during the South Park Luminaries Walk. Looking at the price tag, she never imagined owning it . She took at look at the price and said Oh, Momma some day! Well her day came! The look on her face was priceless.

♥ Made in Downtown Los Angeles ♥
Sprinkle a bit of fairy dust and dash off to a faraway land of fantasy in our Pixie dress.A sprite creation with a rounded Peter Pan collar and short, swinging pleated skirt, it's as adorably delightful as a twinkling firefly.
Color block dress with black chiffon bloused bodice and dusty navy blue crepe pleated skirt. Rounded Peter Pan collar with polka dot lace illusion neckline. Peekaboo back cut out with button closure and hidden side zipper. Pulls double duty as a versatile bridesmaid dress.

  Check out the newest blog post featuring an exclusive interview with Melanie Michaud, the owner of Graffiti Beach! Interview by Sabrina Paul, Photos by Richie Edquid - — with DENY Designs and Melanie Michaud.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Miracle ? Car Repair $1,198.09? Cay you say OUCH!

These are the times I know there's pain and sorrow in this life. God's love is the one thing I can depend on. My truck,not so much. Just found out it's $1,198.09 to fix. Can you say OUCH. Wonder if Santa will pick up the tab? 

How to make Thumbprint Cookies -3 minute video

The Forge: stripes and a how-to for braided bangs

 via The Forge: stripes and a how-to for braided bangs:
Side Front Braid
  1. Part your hair pretty far on one side (whichever side works best for you)
  2. Select three strands of hair to braid with and do a reverse/inverted french braid where you simply braid the hair under instead of over and keep adding hair in mostly from the top of your head
  3. Important: don't braid too tightly! keep that braid low on your forehead as you go
  4. Pin somewhere by your ear or finish off braid and tie with a skinny hair tie
  5. Use some hair spray to control fly aways
  6. Practice, practice, practice!
Here are some books on braiding



Monday, December 9, 2013

Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops via Pampered Chef with Hilary Horob

via  Hilary Horob with Pampered Chef

Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops


1 pkg (18-21 oz or 450 g) fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients to make brownies)
24 candy canes
10 oz (300 g) chocolate-flavored almond bark
Additional decorations such as red jimmies (optional)


Line Medium Sheet Pan with a 13-in. (33-cm) piece of Parchment Paper; lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions; pour batter into pan. Bake 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Remove from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack; cool 20 minutes or until still slightly warm.
Meanwhile, cut off straight ends of candy canes to form 4 1/2-in. (11-cm) sticks using Utility Knife. Place candy cane tops into resealable plastic bag and crush using flat side of Meat Tenderizer; set aside.
Using Medium Scoop, scoop brownie into 24 rounded scoops, packing brownie into scoop using hands. (Entire brownie will be used.) Roll brownie scoops into smooth balls. Insert candy cane sticks into centers of balls, mounding brownie around stick.
Place almond bark into Small Batter Bowl; microwave according to package directions until melted and smooth. Spoon melted bark evenly over each brownie ball, turning to coat completely. Allow excess bark to drip off. Dip into reserved crushed candy canes or additional decorations (see Cook 's Tip) and stand upright on a piece of Parchment Paper. Repeat with remaining almond bark, lollipops and crushed candy. Let stand until set. Place into miniature cupcake liners.
24 servings of 1 lollipop
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 260, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 20 mg, Carbohydrate 40 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 75 mg, Fiber 1 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:
1 starch, 1 1/2 fruit, 2 fat (2 1/2 carb)
Cook's Tips:
While still slightly warm, the fudgy brownie rolls easily into balls. Although the edges of the brownie are crusty, they do not need to be discarded. Simply scoop the edges along with the center, and they will soften as they stand.
Lollipops can also be decorated with colored sugars or nonpareils.

Wrap lollipops in cellophane, tie with ribbon and use as table décor, place settings or take-home party favors for a special holiday touch.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Random Pictures 2013

Here are random pictures of 2013. 
Taken on my IPHONE. 

There's 752 pictures in my phone. 
This will be part one. Lol 

**FREE ViNTaGE DiGiTaL STaMPS**: Free Digital Stamp - Reindeer Printable

**FREE ViNTaGE DiGiTaL STaMPS**: Free Digital Stamp - Reindeer Printable: Free Printable - Reindeer Image Right-click on jpg image to download/save to your computer! Print from your printer! There is so much to see! Check it out!

Sunny Simple Life: Backyard Chickens Update

Sunny Simple Life: Backyard Chickens Update: It has been a while since Elaine
 shared about her families new chickens. They are so cute and she's really loving chicken keeping again.

Go visit a spell......Sunny Simple LIfe

Jewelry in Candles Pecan Pie 100% Soy Candle Includes a surprise jewlery in every candle

Doesn't this sound amazing? 

Looking for candles with jewelry? Try Jewelry In Candles, jewelry hidden inside every candle!

A mouthwatering invitation! A truly decadent southern favorite! With notes of sweet custard and toasted pecans, this is sure to please the young and old! Pecan Pie Candle
  • Full size 21oz scented candle
  • 100% all natural Soy candle 
  • Burns for 100 to 150 hours. 
  • Includes a surprise piece of jewelry in every candle.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Holiday Room

Here my little creation from  OLIOBOARD.COM

It's a community board where you can create,shop and share your 2d and 3d designs. C

Lots of cute things to see!

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk: Yard Sales 101: Lara Spencer’s Tips for Decorating...

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk: Yard Sales 101: Lara Spencer’s Tips for Decorating...:    Yard Sales 101: Lara Spencer’s Tips for Decorating on a Budget : It’s true Lara Spencer really does “Brake for Yard Sales”…


Ok no more cap locks shouting it to the blogging world. It's my first Saturday off in literally months. I am so ready!!!!!