4.27.2011

working the day away...


Some tunes to listen to while working hard for the money... 


Happy Wednesday! ♥


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love & cupcakes, 
elissa

60 day challenge - day twenty four!

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.


Our poor landscaping.... =/

[It actually looks worse now!]
But we're working on it... 
Little by little... =]




love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.26.2011

60 day challenge - day twenty three!

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Classic....



Although, I'll read anything by this wonderful lady.... 


Such good books!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.25.2011

60 day challenge - day twenty two!

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.

I wish I were better at being crafty - all around. 
I'd love to get down with my sewing machine and really make stuff, 
but it's so hard to find the time and energy to get going... 


love & cupcakes, 
elissa

60 day challenge - day twenty one!

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.





I really felt like I was getting old in March last year when 
Nick and I went roller skating in the parking lot outside of our 
neighborhood after dinner and I bit it so hard

My poor knee was thrashed for weeks! 
And I had to put my roller skates in timeout and they haven't been out since.... =/

On the plus side, we found out shortly thereafter that 
I was baking a little cupcake so I'm fully blaming the change 
in my hormones for messing with my 
otherwise impeccable skating skills... ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa




60 day challenge - day twenty!

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.


I'd loooove to go to Iceland one day... ♥


love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.22.2011

60 day challenge - day nineteen!

Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.

My cousin Jessica, me and my grandpa way back in the day...

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.21.2011

60 day challenge - day eighteen!

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.

Singing in public makes me crazy nervous.... =/

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.20.2011

60 day challenge - day seventeen!

Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.


This little munchkin has impacted my life in ways I could never have imagined.... ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.19.2011

60 day challenge - day sixteen!

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.




&


Danielle from Sometimes Sweet!


These are two of my absolute favorite daily reads! 
Elsie's personal blog A Beautiful Mess is super amazing, too... 
So inspiring!


What are your favorite daily reads???

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.18.2011

60 day challenge - day fifteen!

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.







I want to visit Norway! 
Someone take me! ♥


love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.17.2011

let the labeling begin!

I got a new little friend today....

I'm going to be putting labels on EVERYTHING! ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

60 day challenge - day fourteen!

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.



My amazing family... ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.15.2011

60 day challenge - day thirteen!

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.



Say Anything, Rilo Kiley and Saves the Day are my top three favorite bands... It's hard to pick just one since what I'm listening to totally depends on my mood and what I'm doing.... 

But I fully recommend all three of these bands - 
especially early Saves the Day... 
Makes me remember being right out of high school and heading down to Santa Cruz with Megan all the time to go to shows.... ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

60 day challenge - day twelve!

Day 12 - A picture of something you love.


I love my little family sooooo much that I can't even put it into words....

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.14.2011

60 day challenge - day eleven!

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.

Cereal is the WORST!!!!


I HATE the sound people make when they're eating.... 
It makes me want to rip my own eyeballs out. 
Grrrr!!!!!!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.13.2011

60 day challenge - day ten!

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with.


Margaritas with Steveo

Alana's the fish, I'm the dude...

Megan smooching it up at my bachelorette party. 

I'm going to have to go with a three-way tie on this one...

Steven, my sister Alana and Megan all hold the winning spot on doing crazy stuff with me! Although, we've all been pretty tame lately so we're going to have to up the crazy factor soon!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

60 day challenge - day nine!

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.


My honey pie Nick! <3

It's been ten years so far and he's gotten me through all kinds of craziness.... 
And I love his guts for it! 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.11.2011

60 day challenge - day eight!

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.


There are soooo many pictures of Scarlett that crack me up, 
but this one of her in a Viking hat is hilarious to me.... 
We went to Old Town Temecula to the Viking store 
and Nick had her try on a little helmet. 
She was so little and quiet that the thought of her in that hat is just too much.... 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.10.2011

60 day challenge - day seven!

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured possession.

 I know he doesn't look like much [Candy has decided that she needs to sleep next to him on the lounge chair in my office all the time] but this bear has been with me for my entire life - he's been through the good and the bad and all the in between. 

 He's slept in my bed for most of my life - until well into my twenties - and he's come with me on most of my trips for the majority of my life. He used to be all white and he had a mouth, but the years of constant snuggling and being dragged around haven't aged him well. 
The poor thing has definitely looked better, but he's all heart. 

Pexus is awesome! ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

60 day challenge - day six!

 [Yes, I'm behind a day... Sorry!]

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

 I know she's not *technically* a person, but I'd love to trade places with my cat Candy for a day... Heck, maybe even a week! 
She has the best life... Except for the whole doing her business in a catbox thing, she's got it made. 
Sleeping in the sun all day, chasing dust bunnies, 
"guarding" the house [which really just means puffing up her tail 
when another cat dares to come near our back door] - 
she's living the dream... ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.08.2011

60 day challenge - day five!

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.

[My cousin, Jessica, me and my grandpa]


Mt favorite memories are from when we were all kids and just having "family time."
My family is seriously the awesome-est ever! ♥

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.07.2011

60 day challenge - day four!

Day 04 - A picture of your night.



My nights used to be full of glorious sleeping but ever since Miss Scarlett has come along, that sleep has started dwindling away to nothing... 



But she's still getting her sleep at least! 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

4.06.2011

60 day challenge - day three!

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.






I could never just pick one picture from this awesome show!

It's such a shame that this show was cancelled.... =[
Pushing Daisies was amazing! 
If you haven't checked it out, GO WATCH IT!!!

swoon

love & cupcakes, 
elissa