Thursday, September 29, 2011


sorry friends-so crazy buy right now! updates on double wedding weekend, loads of food recipes/reviews, and the regular schedule ASAP. Just need to find more than 30 seconds to update everything. See you soon though-I promise!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cloudy With a Chance of Sprinkles

I think Fall decided to show up to LA this morning and I am in love...

So here is the Fabulous Things Friday Fall-ish Edition:

My Pinterest Fall Photos

CANNOT WAIT FOR FALL! This cooler weather, clouds, a sprinklings of rain make my heart happy. And cannot wait to be apart of 2 weddings in fall (and sneak off to get some apple cider!). YAY!

CLOUDY (YESSSSSSS) With a Chance of Sleepy!

Oh Theatre Thursday...well I had an audition Monday for MacBeth-it went so well I got a callback!

Thursday at 8:30 I call-backed the crap outta that place! I was there (with 4 other actors) playing until 10ish. We were all reading for Hecate & the Weird Sisters (aka the witches). It was fun, silly, intense, and exhausting. But damn it felt good to act the shit outta that space. :D

Then I picked Joe up at 12am from school/soccer/chess club. We went to bed at 1:30am. Did I mention I had gotten up at 6 to go to work, worked, ran home to drop the dog off, ran across town to the back doctor, ran home to grab work out clothes, ran across town the other direction to do PT, changed then ran across town back the other direction to downtown for the call back, ran home to scarf down dinner, ran to USC to pick up Joe, then went home again? I didn't? Well that's what I did. SO TIRED. :)

Thank goodness for the weekend! OH WAIT, what weekend? We are swamped with things this weekend to do. I don't think I have time to rest until the end of October in all honesty. Oh well grateful to be busy and for the opportunity to act this week. Keep it up universe! :D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Partly Sunny With a Chance of Pampering

So dear chickens here are some of my very favorite eco-friendly beauty products for you to help yourself pamper with & save the planet with:

Kiss My Face Active Enzyme Deodorant. This deodorant does not contain aluminum, artificial colors, or animal ingredients. It is not tested on animals. It contains baking soda, clay, and a vegetable enzyme that neutralize and absorb odor. It is a solid deodorant stick that goes on clear & smells like vanilla if you get this one:

Kiss My Face Shampoo & Conditioner the Whenever type. It is amazing on these tresses and doesn't contain any parabens, sls, etc.

I love the following for my face lotion (Avalon Organics with SPF) & eye cream to prevent wrinkles (Burt's Bees Ageless):

To tame my fro I use the following gel (Giovanni LA Style Organic gel) & hair mist (John Masters Sea Mist with Lavender):

For make-up I keep it pretty simple with just a little eye shadow (Physicians Formula for blue eyes), mascara (Physicians Formula Organic Wear mascara) & Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer (mine is the second from the left):

And I always use these:

What are some of your favorite eco-friendly products?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Continuous Sunshine & a little movie watching...

For this TCM Tuesday post I am choosing to share one of my favorites with you:

This was the first film I remember seeing Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in & I fell in love with both actors immediately, as well as their characters, the film, the costumes, the story, the music, EVERYTHING!

The film is centered around rich & handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful ex-night club singer Terry McKay. They meet & fall in love while on a cruise from Europe to New York despite being engaged to other people. They try to avoid gossip around the ship but can't avoid it no matter how hard they try after a trip ashore to visit Nicky's grandmother.

They both agree to avoid each other the rest of the trip & to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months at the end of the cruise to allow time for both of them to break it off with their fiancees & for Nicky to earn money for them to live on. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion leaving Nicky heartbroken. He turns to booze & painting when his fears that she has married or does not love him anymore overcome him. A chance meeting at a theater draws him back to her & to the truth about their missed chance.

They find each other & the movie ends on a beautiful reunion between the two. The film is full of "Every precious moment of the glad...tender...triumphant love they found -- and almost lost!" A gem of a film that was actually a remake by the director Leo McCarey of his original piece Love Affair. This was the second of three pairings for Deborah & Cary and is my personal favorite. The film is actually a favorite of my honey's too (it's hard to get him to LOVE a classic film [he likes Steven Segal movies-bleck!] but he loves snarky Cary Grant & the love story)!

The costumes are divine (Deborah looks classy & gorgeous whilst Cary looks debonair & charming), the music is perfect (Marni Nixon's vocals are perfect as usual), and the script is tops. With lines like:

Nickie Ferrante: But you have such an honest face.
Terry McKay: I have?
Nickie Ferrante: I can trust you can't I?
Terry McKay: Yes, I suppose so.
Nickie Ferrante: Good, come with me.
Terry McKay: Yes, but the Captain has an honest face too! Why can't you tell him your troubles?


Terry McKay: What makes life so difficult?
Nickie Ferrante: People.


Terry McKay: I'm getting married and I want you to be the first to congratulate me.
NYC Cab Driver: Marriage is something to rush to?


Terry McKay: Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories... we've already missed the spring.


Nickie: There must be something between us, even if it's only an ocean.


Terry McKay: Oh, it's nobody's fault but my own! I was looking up... it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there...


Terry McKay: [voice shaking, ready to cry] If you can paint I can walk- anything can happen, right?

You have shivers right now, don't you? Me too! SOOOOOOOO good! This is making me want to pop this into the DVD player right now... and I'm off! You should be too! Enjoy another amazing classic chickens!

quotes from HERE.
most pics from HERE

Sunny With a Chance of Fall...?

It cooled down today & it was AMAZE-BALLS!!!!!

So as I missed yesterday here is some CM love:

Also here is a little of what Joe & I did this past weekend:


Friday, September 9, 2011

Sunny With a Chance of AB FAB!

Happy Friday chickens! For this Fabulous Things Friday post I thought I would take you to the most fabulous show of all time (and a personal fave of mine): ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

Eddi & Patsy are my loves. Every episode is hilarious to me & makes me SO HAPPY! Here are a few clips loves:

Such a delicious show! Hope it helps your weekend be FABULOUS! :D

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sunny With a Chance of an Audition!

I have an audition next Monday night-WOOT WOOT! I love having auditions. Especially when they are cold read auditions!!! I hate doing monologues, I do, I admit it. I feel lame & never very great at them. But boy oh boy do I rule at cold readings. You want off the cuff auditions then I am your girl & I will nail the shit of that baby! It's true, I will. So Monday I have an audition for MacBeth. Which I love.

I love the show. I love Shakespeare. I love that it's cold reading Shakespeare so they'll really be able to see if I can handle it or not. I love it all! I also love that it reminds me of MacBeth in college directed by this man right here:

Frank Rutledge-I miss you! "Creepy music, creepy music, creepy music-Kunzui! What the fuck are you doing?!" was this very show. It's where I met my college best friends (we were the Thane's Wives!). It's where my appreciation for Shakespeare began to grow into a love & obsession. It's the show that housed so many laughs within the green room (Ropera! quotes about licking your fingers after you poop, Bowman's nipple). It's a show that will always have a special little piece of my heart.

I am excited to audition for it once again & hopefully be apart of a production once again. I love me some Scottish Play! :D

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sunny With a Chance of RECIPE!!!

So I am going to post a little recipe that is good for you & the planet (hello using up all those random items in your fridge/pantry here you come)!

So this is good for you because 1) it's vegan, 2) it's homemade, 3) it's seasonal (& if you're me local & organic), 4) it's cheap cuz it's all left over stuff you already have!

This is good for the planet because 1) you're not wasting (food, gas to go to a grocery store, packaging from fast food, etc.), 2) you're supporting the seasonal foods in your area & your farmers & local economy.

Now on to the yummy stuff-the food!!! I call this my "Everything but the Kitchen Sink Pasta". It started with a puttanesca recipe that I LOVE (and still make all the time) and evolved as I had or did not have ingredients. It's different every time and a great way to use up old food items hanging around in your fridge or pantry.

Here is what I used last night for my dinner:
1 lb. pasta (I used spaghetti), boil in salted water until pasta is soft (or al dente if you prefer).

in skillet or wok make your sauce:
-swirl of olive oil
-1/2 an onion chopped
-3-6 cloves garlic (make it as garlicky as you want it)
-handful shredded carrots
-1 can squished plum tomatoes
-1 can artichoke hearts roughly chopped
-1 handful of olives roughly chopped
-1-3 spoonfuls of capers
-pinch of dried oregano
-pinch of dried basil
-pinch of dried parsley
-pinch of red pepper flakes
-2 spoonfuls of sundried tomatoes in oil
-freshly ground pepper to taste
-pinch of sea salt to taste
-pinch of brown sugar

Heat pan on high, swirl in oil, when oil is heated (it'll smell like olives) toss in onions & carrots. When onions are translucent toss in garlic. Keep it moving with a wooden spoon. Once everything is soft add your tomatoes first followed by all other veggies. Stir a few times. Add your spices & stir to combine. Once all ingredients are combined allow to cook for a few minutes on high then lower heat to alllow sauce to thicken. Keep stirring so as nothing burns. Drain pasta & throw into skillet/wok. Turn off heat & mix pasta & sauce. Serve in bowl with your favorite vegan parmesan or mozzarella cheese topping (we used the recipe from Veganize This! made entirely from nuts!).

Now I use any random items I have hanging around like the pasta & cans of veggies in my pantry. I used onions and garlic from the farmer's market. I used left over carrots from a "cool slaw" recipe we made last week. I usually love to use fresh herbs but I didn't have any & had a plethora of dried spices in my spice cabinet so I went to town. I will even use up the caper brine sometimes instead of salt. Anything that you have laying around left over, anything fresh from the farmer's market, anything really-use it! Make yourself some delicioso pasta & go to town. It'll make you tummy & tongue happy campers (your wallet too)!

Now go eat!! :D

Over 105 Degrees With a Chance of Behind!

I'm behind in posting, I know, I am sorry. This post has so many pictures it will make up for it all! We took a for real mini-break to visit Kari & Crew in Las Vegas!

The trip started out a little pooey in the sense that we got stuck in traffic for a brush fire (so sad) and then an accident (jerks driving on the shoulder) & then Colonel Mustard & Mesa were having issues. Everyone was a bit worried or stressed about the weekend and them not being friendly. We hit the hay and hoped for the best...

Well Saturday morning I slept in with Colonel (by slept in I mean 8:30am) when Big Carl was unleashed on me and licked inside my nose to wake me up. Well needless to say I was up! Mesa didn't want to be left out of the fun so she headbutted the bedroom door open and she & Colonel started a face off. Well Joe & I decided to try to work this thing out with them. We herded everyone downstairs (minus Kari & her hubs who were out at the moment). We figured out the issue was both pups were greeting face on & both pups have issues with being greeted face on due to being super excited. Well we worked it out & had a wrestling filled weekend as Mesa & Colonel became BEST FRIENDS! We also tried to get Colonel to swim-he's a great swimmer, he just HATES water. Poor little man! Big mama Baily kept trying to break up the other 3 pups' fun. Big Carl got loads of "Second Mom" snuggles. We humans watched tons of football & Tanked on Animal Planet, drank a bunch of beer, and ate amazing food. Joe & I met up with our pal Lacey for breakfast & coffee/tea which was tons of fun. And Joe & I got to meet up with my college friends Annie & Pat (as well as meet their ADORABLE daughter & Annie's mom) for lunch. Such fun times!

All in all it was a wonderful break from real life & a great get-away! We miss everyone already!!!

Check out our fun in the sun, pool, and the pups friendship forging!

Jealous of our great time?! Hope you had lovely Labor Day weekends chickens!