Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011...

So many things that I am thankful for this past year, but I am so looking forward to 2012!

2011: I am thankful for this and much more...
Jan - My birthday with friends
Jan - Birthday trip to La Paz, Mexico
Feb - Verizon finally launched the iPhone! Got one :)
Feb - Won a 5-night stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley!!!
March - Friend's Cruise Bachlorette
April - Liz Beck Events 6 month internship starts
April - A dear friend's wedding (bridesmaid)
June - Baja California road trip with the 3 men in my life (dad, bro & bf)
June - Started My Sane.Safe.Spot Blog!
July - Won a night stay and free VIP passes to Hard Rock Hotel Intervention
Aug - 2 <3 years with my beau
Oct - Mexico City trip
Oct - Another dear friend's wedding
Oct - NYC trip
Nov - Thanksgiving! just love that holiday
Nov - Started Bikram yoga and love it
Dec - Started developing business
*I have a night in planned with my family and beau to make some delish food, board games and fun tv.

°cheesy sticks
°penne a la vodka
°rainbow cake
°nutella chocolate chip cookies
°champagne with 12 grapes

The menu doesn't really go well together, but we are indulging 
and just making whatever we feel like eating :)


Go over to my sister's new blog for some traditional/superstitious fun things to do at midnight

ENJOY and be S@FE!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Words & Song: The good ending...

Let's create a good ending to the life we dream of. Let's make it happen!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Picture Perfect Homes: The Vanity Mix...

The Vanity Mix

Getting ready to go out this New Year's?!? 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Joyeux Noël chez moi...

Here are a some pictures of my lovely Christmas Eve, J'adore Christmas!

Ready for dinner and beautifully decorated by my sister.
My bro helping me decorate the red velvet cake

Mashed Potatoes ready to go in the oven, topped with butter and cheese.

My first Christmas ornament given to me by my sister, and some Christmas music.
Freshly baked nut cookies
Feta Cheese Ball
Mustard Potatoes
Baked Ham
Brie with sun dried tomatoes and more Christmas music.

The dogs get their Christmas presents too
"El Rey Sol" Restaurant's traditional 'Bûche de Noël'
"El Rey Sol" Restaurant's traditional 'Paris-Brest'

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Feta Cheese Ball

Let me share with you the recipe I saw on My Baking Addiction and had to add it to my Pinterest -  Food and Delights board and make it for Christmas Eve. Super easy to make and everyone loved it!

Feta Cheese Ball

You will need:
large bowl
electric hand mixer
cutting board
chefs knife
plastic wrap

°2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
°4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
°2 tablespoons olive oil
°2 green onions, finely chopped
°2 cloves garlic, minced
°2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
°freshly cracked black pepper to taste

1. In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer, combine cream cheese, feta cheese, olive oil, green onions, garlic, oregano and pepper.
2. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
3. Remove mixture from refrigerator and form into 1 or 2 balls. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
4. Serve with crackers, flatbread, olives, etc.

Monday, December 26, 2011

5 Fashion Finds...

Marc by Marc Jacobs Warp Ikat Scarf
Poketo Upcycled Leather Clutch

Astrid Necklace Moonstone

Pink Stone Crystal Quartz

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joyeux Noël!

 I am very happy to be part of your holiday this year and I hope I was of any help with your Christmas shopping. Let me share with you the menu we have planned for this evening at home.

Feta Cheese Ball
Baked Brie with SunDriedTomatoes
Cream Cheese with Bacon Spread
Potatoes with mustard sauce
French Baguette
Greek Salad
Boneless Turkey 
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Honey Baked Ham
Carrot Cake
Nutella/Mexican Hot Chocolate 

Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones and delicious food. 
Hope you get lots of presents from Santa and family. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Words & Song: Feel the joy...

My ultimate favorite Christmas song and Christmas movie.
Love Actually (2003)
"All I want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey

P.S. I will be most likely watching it tonight

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1 day until Christmas Eve!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Picture Perfect Homes: The Bed-ding Mix...

The BED-ding Mix

And well let me include my bedding... 
Don't they look so nice and cozy, perfect for this winter season.

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2 days until Christmas Eve!


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