This weekend was Mother’s Day! My family and I decided to spend it at a little city located in Sonoma County called Healdsburg. The area is known for producing wine (:
We were blessed with a beautiful day too! Mother enjoyed her gift with the family!
Healdsburg is a sweet town with lots of cute/chic boutiques and wonderful restaurants! At the end of the day, we bought a couple plates, and two pieces of jewelry, oh. and we had such a delicious lunch!
We hope to visit it once more during the Summer
Here are a few pictures of the mini-outing!
Enjoy! and WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA LIVING!
Did you catch the premiere of Mariah Carey's latest single on American Idol last night? Mimi's "#Beautiful" track is the first off of her forthcoming 2013 album, and the video features the diva—clad in a trendy cutout bikini—hitching a motorcycle ride with R&B singer Miguel. The feeling of the video hearkens back to her '90s Mariah videos, complete with must-have Mariah elements like perfectly-hitting sunlight (
Don’t we all want to know a useful French word besides… Bonjour?
Well, that was a sarcastic comment, but I think knowing the French translation of ‘Hangover’ would perk your interest, and it wouldn’t be too much of a hassle to learn and memorize
What is pretty interesting about this translation is that, Gueule means long face, and Bois means Wood…
So .. Hangover= Wooden Face= LA GUEULE DE BOIS
Hopefully, I’m not too late for this…Just discovered it today.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals
Something to be proud of and absolutely thankful for the WordPress family!
Good Evening WordPress Readers!
I have never been a fashionista; I’m not the person that would be able to create a fashion blog about all the clothes I wear, as an example.
In other words, I’m a neophyte and an amateur when it comes to fashion, but there’s one thing I’m absolutely certain of.
In the States, this item hasn’t really reached its popularity, and since Europe has already introduced this item in trend, I know that it will eventually spread to the States. (American fashion is always behind, in my opinion)
The secret is FUR ! Yes! Having Fur is the secret ingredient! *I’m not supporting killing animals for fur, I mean FAKE FUR!*
This little accessory helps bring out the trendy, elegance, and chic style! It really works wonders! I’ve gotten compliments that I look like a celebrity haha
FUR IS THE MUST HAVE FOR THE WINTER/EARLY SPRING!
This is moi with fur. Do you see the difference? Imagine me without the fur.
Well…I only wear my fur coat during the weekends.
Greetings WordPress Readers!
Corporal Punishment has been long a controversial topic throughout the world and so I am curious to know what your opinion is:) And you may choose as many choices as you wish.
Feel free to share your personal light on this serious subject!
Thank you again and have a safe weekend,
Hello WordPress Readers!
Today’s post will be about recommending a few reliable, and efficient photo-editing sites for all of you. I personally love editing pictures because a photo becomes spectacular after being embellished, right?
I am not a fan of downloading apps that take huge amounts of space on the computer’s disk hardware, and no one is sure if the app carries a virus… Which is why, I’m pro for websites.
*Feel free to check out my other edited pictures on the Background Photos*
I do adore pixlr! It has got to be my favorite editing site for all my photos. It offers a bunch of tools to edit the photos.The EXPRESS part of it is absolutely easy to use and it produces amazing, great, and professional photos.
I have not explored more than the Express part because the other two, I feel are too advanced for my neophyte computer skills.
2. IPHOTO EDITING
This only applies to those who own APPLE products like a mac. Once I import all my camera photos into IPHOTO, I then edit them using this Iphoto Editing button. It is useful, and helps give the original photo a cleaner, and sharper overall presentation.
After editing through IPHOTO, I usually then continue onto pixlr.
Simple editing through IPHOTO- (The basics)
Just discovered this today! I’m very glad I did!
It is not as complete as pixlr, but it is still the second-best, so I have got to add this to this list.
Very easy to use, but it’s obvious that the site is trying to earn money by putting a bunch of restrictions on tools that pixlr has for free, and the ads at the bottom page.
Still, don’t hesitate to try this site too, you might prefer this than Pixlr.
Just about the level of Pixlr. Love it too!
Hello WordPress readers!
This post will explain why Stockholm has planted a deep seed in my heart.(I’ve done a ton of research…)
1. Swedes speak English fluently
I wouldn’t have a problem communicating with the natives! Even though I may sound very lazy , I will still be able to stay in my ‘language comfort zone’. I am currently putting effort to learn Swedish through all the available resources I can find.
2. People are genuine and less pretentious then Americans (This statement, I believe that it applies to much of Europe as well)
I’ve had mixed reviews when it comes to calling Swedes “friendly”. Some say that they are very enclosed at first, but when they open up, it’s meant to last for a lifetime. Comparing Americans to Swedes, Americans are quick to open and overly friendly, but are they sincere? (That would probably be a different story)
3. Stockholm is just like any other Cosmopolitan European city
It has a beautiful relationship with water which is charming to me. Sweden is made of many islands actually. Also, the layout of the city is like any other Swedish design- easy to navigate (transportation!), aesthetic, functional and trendy.
4. Five weeks of vacation!!
My Dad has to work his butt of to ONLY get 2 weeks of break from work. When I see that, I’ve realized that this is what American Capitalism/ American economy is all about.
I’ll speak for the entire continent of Europe on this one; In the States, it’s pure torture!! Once you start working in Europe, you are immediately guaranteed 4 weeks- Why wouldn’t anyone say NO to that offer?
5. #1 Place in the world for women, kids, and homosexuals
Scandinavia can be called the Heaven on the earth. No one hears about the region on the news (exception: Breivik) because no news is good news! Women have respect and are not frowned upon- it’s definitely more egalitarian.
Sweden is one of the safest cities on Earth! There is such a meager amount of crime.
Also, according to a recent survey, Stockholm is rated as the best place for homosexuals to live in. (umm, Not San Francisco)
It’s a Utopia.
6. Men do housework, and take care of kids
This points back to my topic of egalitarianism. Just because they have a wife does not mean that the male has the right to impose ‘women’ jobs on his spouse. Swedish men clean the house, educate the kids as much as a mother would, and cook. Women have much more respect and liberty. I’m not planning to be a lazy Mother..but I’m just in awe of the values of the Swedish culture/society.
7. A Green country!
Sweden is super Green! It’s a country of people that truly love the outdoors and as a return, they respect and love nature to the fullest. About 1/3 of Stockholm consists of parks. Actually, the capital of Sweden is the first city in the world to have established a national park within its city boundary- At the heart of the capital of 1.5 million people.
I would love to study environmental/energy engineering-researching ways to find new resources to fund our world.
8. Summertime in Stockholm
Summer is a huge time for the Swedes! They spend it to the fullest! Sun rises at 4am and ends at 10pm.
9. IKEA- New Enterprises- good place for new businesses
Lately, many companies have been founded in Stockholm. According to a recent article, Stockholm along with many other Scandinavian capitols were rated best places to provide future jobs. Have you heard of Volvo, Ikea, and H&M? They are all global Swedish successful brands. Just recently, Sweden founded the rising music software- Spotify, and SoundCloud!