Looking forward to a long 3-day weekend! Plans to bar-b-que, go to the beach, have a pool party, work on some paintings, and visit with friends who are coming into town from Canada. I decided to wait on launching the boutique until next week since the holiday weekend was coming up. I don't want to rush into such an important event! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The director and I went out for a bite to eat last night at our favorite Mexican restaurant. It's a little
hole in the wall, hidden gem sort of place here in LA. I ordered the tacos dorados and boy were they good! Perfectly stewed meat, shredded lettuce, mexican crema, tomatoes, and monterrey cheese in a crispy taco! Of course I also ordered a horchata, (a sweet rice flavored drink) which I could drink for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We then decided to stop buy the grocery store and since we were in the hood, we went into a market called Vallarta. As soon as you walk in, all the senses are overwhelmed. There is this loud spanish music blasting overhead; happened to be a mix of regional banda, merengue, and cumbias to be exact! Brightly colored piñatas hang from the ceilings waving in the breeze from the air conditioner and people are moving around everywhere you turn! The bakery is pumping out freshly baked pan dulces (sweet breads). It was like a super market party! Baby glam loved all the hustle and bustle! I think it's safe to say, it is the funnest grocery shopping experience I've had in a while!
A few obsessions...
(New sparkly shoes...a girl can never have too many!)
(Beautiful earrings from my dear friend Splendarosa, check out her blog here!)
(Confession: I'm slightly obsessed these days with shower caps! I love deep
conditioning my hair in them or doing home made oil treatments!)
(I found the cutest notebooks in the Target $ section!)
(Glitter tape for all my sparkly projects)
(New paint brushes)
(Wasabi tape, aren't they precious on these spools!)
(A new little glam treasure I found!)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Weekend flew by! I had breakfast in bed yesterday followed by lots of
lounging by the pool since it was 100 degrees and too hot to do little else!
I'm working on the final touches for my boutique and I am hoping to have
my launch very soon, in the next two weeks! Amazing how many set backs
I've had recently, but that won't stop me, I'm pressing full steam ahead!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend? I'm headed out to cut my roses and
make bouquets for all the rooms. The bushes are overflowing with flowers
and smell sweet as can be.
Friday, May 10, 2013
While I was pregnant with Baby Glam last year, I had a very special connection to
the Holy Virgin Mother Mary. I remember being scared at times of how my life
was about to change and hoping that I would be a good mother to my first child.
I had no idea what to expect. Giving birth itself was a scary thought. Raising a
little life to go out into the world is a great task to embark upon. All these
thoughts and more would swirl through my head and I found peace in thinking
of the path that Mary the mother of Jesus walked. I imagined what she must have
felt and how scared she must have been to carry such a responsibility. It gave me
strength to walk my own path.
I remember when I was in the hospital in the
I remember when I was in the hospital in the
delivery room, on my fifth or sixth hour of labor, I asked my husband to put on
the song Ave Maria for me to help my nerves. From the moment I heard that
beautiful song that Celine Dion sang, I felt this great courage and peace for
my delivery. I knew it was soon time for her to come into this world and I was
opening the door of life for her through my strength. There was no more room
for fear or doubts. It was time to for her to come into our lives. Later, after she was
a few weeks old, my mother-in-law mentioned to us that Baby Glam was born on
the same day as Mary was said to have been born and that the day was in her honor.
Life is beautiful that way and I believe in miracles!
As I think of all the beautiful mother's who have or had the ultimate task of
raising children, I can only feel honor and respect towards the name Mother.
Mother's you are beautiful. Happy Mother's Day!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
This past week has been a trying one for me. Metaphorically speaking, I've been walking through the valley as they say. I know many a blogger appears to have a pretty fabulous and problem free life but if you prick any of us we all will surely bleed! I know that I don't follow blogs to read about other people's problems, but there is a certain aspect of humanity and personalization that is absent many times. I think a picture can be painted that life is always perfect in the blog world and as women I find that actually sharing some of our trials along with our successes with each other is much more meaningful. Don't get me wrong, I like to escape into this wonderful world of creativity and passion for art, beauty and fashion as an escape just as much as the next gal, but I wonder, is there courage in sharing and connecting on a deeper level that is much more satisfying? Life is mountains and valleys and the in-betweens. I think for me, I like the whole picture every once in a while not just the perfect mountain tops. What do you think? As a blogger do you ever share? xx -Taj
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sometimes nothing inspires me more than simply flowers...