Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm happy it's February

It's my favorite month.
It's my birthday month.
It's a fun month.
Let it be full of love.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Goal #43: Be in two places at once & Goal #97: Treat someone to Champagne Brunch

Both of these goals were completed quite a long time ago. And sadly I'm very late to blogging their completion. So instead of retelling the stories, today I'm bringing you the originals, blogged by my DZP partners in crime:

Goal #43: Be in two places at once, brought to you by Alex Jeanette
She also probably doesn't realize, that she blogged about this beauty twice. 
Yep little sis, see it for yourself: here and here

Goal #97: Treat someone to Champagne Brunch, brought to you by Madalyn Marie
You can find the details of this fun birthday day, here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Right Now I'm Playing: DZP Blog Catchup!


I know, I do.
But maybe this will be fun, ya know. Going down "memory lane" and all.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Goal #42: Assemble a first aid bag to keep in my car

Accidents and emergencies can happen anywhere and at any given time. Therefore a first aid kit is kind of an important thing to have in your car. And the best part is, they're not expensive to keep up! 

Target has these ready-made medibags for $13 and they come equipped with:

(12) Assorted Kid-Friendly bandages
(12) Junior bandages 
(12) 3/4" X 3" Sheer bandages 
(20) Antiseptic Wipes (sting-free) 
(6) 2 X 2 Gauze Pads 
(6) 3 X 3 Gauze Pads 
(2) Knee and Elbow bandages 
(1) Anti-Itch Ointment 
(2) Antibiotic Ointments 
(1) Burn Gel 
(2) Hand Sanitizer packs 
(1) Instant Cold Pack 
(2) Blue Kid-Friendly Exam Gloves 
(2) Fingertip bandages 
(1) Plastic Disposable Tweezers 
(10) Application Swabs 
(1) Sting Relief Pad 
(1) Emergency Information Label 
(20) Kid-Friendly Fun Stickers 
(1) First Aid Guide 
(1) Kid-Friendly Organized Doctor's Bag 

That's a lot! Then I added some pain reliever, antacids, eye drops (since I wear contacts), and some pain relieving ointment.. as well as some feminine products that I'm sure will come in handy.

ALL OF WHICH, is kept in the most adorable old-school-doctor bag! What's not to love?

Goal #9: Make an at-home face mask for a sister date

When my sister and I decide to hang out for a morning, afternoon, evening or entire day... we call them Sister Dates. Basically that means, its me and her, 100% attention and focus is on each other and our sisterly love. It doesn't really matter what we do, just as long as we're together. It's dates like these that I truly believe have kept our friendship so close and connected.

For this sister date, I wanted to do some fun at-home masks. You always read articles about using items in your own pantry for beauty treatments: avocado, eggs, cucumbers, olive oil, lemon, etc. But who knew honey was such a beauty resource? When searching for "great at-home face masks," I was shocked by how many posts and reviews I read that include one, single ingredient - HONEY.

And as you can see, I had JUST enough for two face masks for my sister and I.

BEFORE: honey is ON!

AFTER: beauty with attiTUDE.

Goal #41: Participate in a Color Run

The Color Run: The Happiest 5K on the Planet... ummm, yes. I concur. 

The Team: "Colour Me Fancy"... myself, Shanna, AlexShannonMadalyn, and our token boy, David... all dressed for the occasion, WHITE TUTUS!

The Race: San Diego, CA, November 3rd, bright and early!

The Recap: Words can't describe how incredibly fun this race was. We all had such a blast that some of us have already signed up for the Irvine race next year! If you haven't done it, it is a MUST DO!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Goal #46: Go apple picking

Why apple picking, you ask? Firstly, do you see this photo here? This view is exactly what I was hoping to experience when completing this goal.. isn't it so pretty? Ya, I know *dust ya shoulda off*

This list is all about doing things you maybe wouldn't normally think of, wouldn't normally take the opportunity or time to complete, things that open your eyes to the world around you. Apple picking is probably the perfect example of all of that put together. Living in Orange County, I remember seeing groves of orange trees and large strawberry fields in my community. I used to think how cool it would be to pick my own fruit (I obviously wasn't interested in growing anything, just picking the end results!). So when a friend told me she was going, I thought, Oh! Why not? And that's how it ended up on this list, and now on this blog as happily completed.

What made goal even more fun to complete, was the friend I had there to complete it with! Let me introduce you to Amanda....

Amanda is my coworker at my latest, and absolutely greatest job (will share in a separate post soon). She's a super fun and energetic person that I freakin' love! I couldn't be more blessed to know her and continue to get to know her every week. And, you will all be happy to hear that she's going to be starting a DZP list! It should be no surprise, it's kind of contagious.

So everyone, this is Amanda, say hi and be nice. I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of her...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Goal #47: Have a water balloon fight

This fun one was completed in July for Madalyn's birthday. JULY! Sorry if you just spit your morning coffee all over your screen wondering how in the world I've waited 4 months to blog this baby. I know, it's just down right shameful. To my benefit I was delaying this blog post because we planned to have a video to share of this epic battle, but since that is still in progress I just had to get this out here!
At first as we were setting up, it was every man for themselves. Then the shit talking started and suddenly we were split into teams.. boys vs. girls. We, were, ruthless-buahahaha-ok, not ruthless! But we definitely gave those boys a run for their money. With more than a hundred balloons, lots of water guns and a few hoses - every single one of us were drenched from head to toe with mascara running, girlish giggles in every direction and massive smiles plastered on our faces. This battle was so much fun! I suggest any grown group of friends to do this at least once.

Here are a few post-battle-photos that I absolutely LOVE...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Goal #30: Go to the midnight premiere of a movie

Woot! Woot! Alex, Shannon and I all crossed this puppy off our lists with the midnight premiere of... Breaking Dawn 2! Yes, yes... for those of you who don't know yet, I am, in fact, a Twilight fan. All judgement aside, these movies are great movies, period. And this last one was EPIC. I honestly loved it and was so happy I held out for this movie for my goal. It was so stupid-good!

The action from right to left: 
We have all arrived! Shannon first, Alex second with blankets and warm gear, myself last bearing gifts of Chipotle (and seriously worried I was going to get mauled by Twilight fans over yummy goodness). Thankfully no one jumped me for my veggie bowl!
Then it started to (california)rain and we were not happy (Alex especially).
Moments later we were whisked into the theatre, snagged some seriously awesome seats and waiting patiently-and awake! thanks to some Starby's double shot cans-for our movie to begin!
Post-Flick Photo! Seriously happy over how the movie turned out, lets watch it again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Goal #24: Visit an art museum

As we're walking through Olvera St. completing one DZP goal, I walk across the center and spy this Pico House that just so happened to be hosting a Dia de los Muertos art collection. So of course I jumped to the chance to hit this DZP goal up and Visit an Art Museum. Well, after our 55oz Coronitas, my sister and her fiancĂ© decided their goal was to stop me from completing this one. Why? No reason. Just for shits and giggles. 
Giggles is right. This is my sista and I, laughing our asses off in the middle of the street as she's attempting to stop me from walking through the door. Just looking at these photos can put me straight into hysterical laughter!! This is why I love these two. 

No photos allowed. But in the name of DZP, you do what you gotta do.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Goal #67: Visit Olvera St.

This entire goal has been documented with my Instagram... 
Day trip! #losangeles #history #familydate

Olvera St signage #knowwhereyouare #losangeles

Ho!Ly!Crap! No one saw this coming #its5oclocksomewhere

Terrified? Excited? Both? I'm thinking both....

Art everywhere! #walkmore #losangeles #art

We ain't scared of no sprinkles! #familydate #losangeles

Monday, November 19, 2012

Goal #15: Take a cake decorating class

At my last birthday, in oh... February. Madalyn gave me a certificate for a cake decorating class. Perfect DZP gift from my BeeEff! Well, then our class got cancelled and I almost wasn't sure this goal was going to be completed, but then Duff's Cakemix happened and all was well in my DZP world.

It was... awesome! Not only was it reasonably priced, but the staff was friendly, everything was well organized and stocked with all the go-to tools for awesome cake decorating.

We had a blast. My fave creation was my L&C ode to the blog I love so much!

If you're ever thinking of trying something new or want an awesome gift for a friend, I highly suggest this place.