Thursday, March 29, 2012


If you are here reading this I am sure you have noticed I have been missing in action for the past month.  After the 2 week vacation, I was sent down to Phoenix, AZ for a week for work.  It's been a month full of travel and fun, yet exhausting.  I just needed to cut out some things for a while to give myself room to breathe.  Not only have I not been blogging but I haven't been reading other blogs either, which has been a nice break.  Sometimes I am very hard on myself about the status or quality of my life in contrast with what some one's life appears to be on their blog.  Everyone else seems to have the best clothes, the perfectly decorated homes, and ALL this time to be in the kitchen whipping up great new recipes.  The reality for me is that I work a full time+ job, don't have time to DIY, don't have the energy to go grocery shopping after work to make that new pinterest inspired meal, and am far from 'put together' fashionably on the average day.  Also, due to the nature of my employment, I need to keep myself somewhat anonymous, which limits my posting to a certain degree.  So, in an effort to get back to being me, I might change the way I am blogging moving forward.  More about what is going on with me (the good, the bad, the ugly, and the WTF just happened) and less dreaming of luxury goods and a life which I will never have.  And blogging on a more 'at will' basis instead of putting myself on a 5x week schedule. 

So here are a few snapshots taken during my hiatus...

 Veuve Clicquot champagne tower

 Finally got to visit Sprinkles cupcakes!!  (Saint cupcake in Portland puts them to shame!!)

 I had the Black and White

 Chino Bandido - Mexican Chinese Fusion food - it was AH-MAZING!!

 This is literally the view from our Phoenix office.  These people don't know how lucky they have it.  I would take breaks, walk outside and just bask in it.

 Daiquiris in NOLA

The ever popular Cafe Du Monde.  It was delicious!!  The only downer is that there is a VERY long line, which does go fast, but you are seated in an outdoor tent that has the ambiance of eating at the county fair.


  1. I agree blogs at times make me feel inferior. I am glad you are doing what makes you happy!

  2. Sounds like you have been one busy bee! I know exactly how you feel with the whole feeling inferior thing; I work part time and I'm in school so I'm not exactly rolling in dough to spend on designer everything. And I am FAR from a good cook, lol. Which is why I don't cook very often. Blogging is all about being yourself, so just keep being yourself, Lisa!

  3. I think everyone feels like they are missing out on something. Even people who seem to "have it all"...

    You are the funniest, realest, most inspiring sister a girl could have. And sometimes you look so pretty, I still wanna cut off your hair :) xoxooxoxox

  4. I'm so happy that you are continuing to blog what you can, when you can....because I LOVE your blog!! I also can't wait to try Chino Bandido when I'm in Phoenix!