LA LA Land

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hello All!

Time sure fly's during the month of April. 

Somehow my birthday is in 2 days and since it fell on a Thursday this year, the mister and I decided to take a mini vacay to L.A. last weekend

We stayed at an amazing hotel on Sunset, overlooking all of L.A.

We ate at some amazing places, 

Including The Ivy!

We went to the UCLA spring game at the Rose Bowl

This place is beautiful!

Hung out with some Cali friends, 

Ben and Cheech

And Michelle, the newlywed

Did some shopping on Robertson

My dress matched the TB bag

Went to Santa Monica Beach

And Venice Beach

With the Condors

Chase and Brady found some starfish, then put them back in the water cause they felt bad...

And of course went to hollywood to take a pic with my favorite Hollywood Star, Lauren Bacall

Such a fun trip!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Mrs. S

Fruits of the Earth

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hello everyone, just wanted to share with you all how excited I am about the roses I planted last year...


The earth is a beautiful and giving place.
My favorite part is that you can see the roses from the breakfast nook inside.

~Mrs. S

A week in the Suburbs, and Dallas

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hello all!

A week has come and gone around here, and this week in particular was super busy, and eventful.

Monday, regular lessons...

Tuesday, a masterclass at school with musicians from the Dallas Symphony, a very rare but amazing experience for the students, and for me.

Chris Adkins, principal cellist for the DSO, listened to 8 cello students play, and gave some of the best feedback I have heard in years in respect to performing, and life in general.

Favorite quote, "Fear of humiliation is sometimes grater that fear of death"

Wednesday night, my sis Veronica invited me to a screening at the Dallas International Film Festival for the HBO film, Habla Women. It was so fun to hang with my sis just me and her, and I got there a little early so while I waited at Urban Outfitters, I found these fabulous nerd glasses and decided to wear them that evening!


Thursday, lessons as usual...

Friday, lessons as well, and of course a couple of interruptions by certain frenchies...

Saturday, I threw a small baby shower for the choir teacher at my school. Her baby is due in June.

Cute diaper motorcycle driver and gifts

Today, I accompanied one of my Young Strings students at the Dallas Symphony Derby party at Lone Star Park. The event raises money for YS, so we dressed in our Sunday best and played a couple of duets. So fun!

I didn't take any pics there, but I this was my OOTD :)
Of course, Wrigley had to get in the picture!

Hope you had a great week, weekend!

~Mrs. S

Easter Weekend

Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello Everyone and Happy belated Easter!

I had a wonderful weekend with family and a WEDDING!

Here is some of my Easter decor around the house

My MIL got me this cross for Easter last year 

My sofa table

The girls!

My dining room, with bunny ear napkin holders (from MIL)

Friday night, my family celebrated my nephew Benjamin's 2nd birthday

Sat night, my friends Michelle and Nick got married!

The ceremony was precious, and the reception was so much fun.
She had mariachis playing during cocktail hour, and the room was transformed with colorful flowers and a room full of people who were so happy for the beautiful couple.

Michelle and Nick

My sis Nancy on the left, then Veronica, my mom, and I

Wedding outfit

I played a church gig on Sunday and spent the evening watching The Bible conclusion, amazing!

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

~Mrs. S