August 31, 2011

Day 31: An announcement

We've finally reached the last day in August, and with it, the end of The August Break, hooray! As I'd told you yesterday, today I have a big announcement to make. Nope, I'm definitely not preggo, haha, if that's what you were thinking (God forbid! At least for a few years). What I want to talk to you about is a new joint project I got myself into with two adorable bloggers called Corina and Lissa.I met Cori in college and Lissa not so long ago in this cyber world. Together we've launched 3 Blogger Friends where we'll be posting lots of goofy stuff. 

The great thing about this project is that it will, hopefully, involve lots of other bloggers who are willing to give their input. Each week, we'll be posting little tasks or prompts for you to do and if you decide to join us, you'll be able to link your post (where you develop that week's task) into our blog.

I don't want to give much away, but I promise you'll see what the point is with our first real post. It will be fun, that's for sure ;). Today, we've introduced ourselves there, so if you're interested in meeting these two adorable ladies, hop over to our new blog! 

Here's a peek at what I'm planning for my first post.

Happy midweek, everyone! ;D

And don't forget to check 3 Blogger Friends! ;)

August 30, 2011

Day 30: My mother-in-law

Well, we're finally reaching the end of The August Break and I'm glad about that. It was fun  in the beginning but then it got a bit tedious; it felt weird to post random pics every day. I was about to give up on it, but since the month is about to come to an end, I thought I might as well keep doing it till the 31st.

So, today is all about my mother-in-law. Most people complain about their in-laws, but I honestly couldn't feel happier to have this new family. All of them made me feel I was a part of their circle right from the very first day and that is priceless for someone who has their own family and friends thousands of miles away. 

My mother-in-law spoils me more than I wish she did, haha! She sometimes picks me up to go to the library and then takes me back home; she also buys stuff for our house, such as this planter with succulents you can see below ... 

She often treats me to lunch, too. Last Friday we went to Sizzler and this was my dessert :p.

And she sends me cards through snail mail to say she's really happy to have me in her family; how cool is that?! :D

 I'm really glad to have been so warmly welcomed by David's family! 
So, to all the cool in-laws! ;) Cheers!

Tomorrow I have a big announcement to make ... Nah! It's not what you're thinking!

Or maybe it is ... Although, nah, I don't think so, haha! ;D

See you tomorrow and have a nice night!

August 29, 2011

Day 29: Library finds

Hello, folks! How was your weekend? Mine, a little boring, you might say, but quite productive (well, kind of). It consisted of feeling sick on Saturday and filling out forms and uploading my resume everywhere on Sunday. Guys, I'm seriously worried about my current situation. There aren't any suitable jobs for me in this area and my not being able to drive is a huge problem. I got the driving manual in the mail, though, so that's a start.

Anyway, enough of that! On to today's pictures! These are two vintage books I found at the library; I've scanned a few pages, let's see if you find them interesting.

"The Complete Book of Children's Parties", 1949. I couldn't help bringing it home; it's so cute and it covers so many different kinds of parties! :)

"The Holiday Cookbook", 1950.

I really like these two books because they totally depict the concept of home, don't you think? ;)

 Before I go, a quick question: does anybody know Emilie Simon?
We're going to see her in late October. Her music is not my style at all, but David really likes her. I was wondering if you have an opinion about her ;).

Hope you've started the week with a huge smile! ;D

August 27, 2011

Clothes swap: deer dress

Remember my pal Chantilly and I swapped clothes earlier this month? I posted both of our stylings of her denim dress; now it's turn to show you how we've styled my deer dress :).

This is one of my favorite summer dresses. As you may have noticed by now, I just love animal-patterned clothes and accessories :p. I really like the deer and clouds they embroidered all around the dress; I dig its Peter Pan collar, too and the fact that it's very comfortable. Pairing it with my leather bear bag might be a little too much (too childish), but oh, well ...

Dress - Vevu (from Argentina).
Jacket - Objeto (from Argentina).
Bag - Pesqueira (from Argentina).
Sandals - Melissa (from Brazil).

And this is how Chantilly has styled the same dress :).


Knee-highs - Sock dreams.
Shoes - Target.
Necklace - F21.

Don't forget to check Chantilly's songs and adorable blog! ;D

Do you like how we've styled the dress?

Hope you're having a fab weekend! ;D

Day 26: Ms. Wienerschnitzel

Today we sent someone off at LAX and I thought that was the perfect opportunity for me to use one of the name tags I bought a few weeks ago ... Because, you know, there are always lots of people looking for other people they don't know at airports. My name today was Wienershnitzel, hehe :p. If you don't know what that is, click here.

Awe, I love airports! Don't you? :)

 Have an amazing weekend, everyone! ;D

August 25, 2011

Day 25: before and after Photoshop

First and foremost, a huge thank you, guys, for all the sweet comments Dimitri has received today! :D They've made me and him very happy! 

Since today has been all about Dimitri in this blog, Dante got a bit jealous; that's why I'm posting these pics, hehe. 

This is Dante a few days ago. I posted this pic on Facebook last night and wrote "Dante playing the saxophone in his dream" as a caption. 

This morning, I woke up to this pic, photoshopped by Eric, one of David's closest friends, hahaha!

And this is a video that was supposed to be in my previous post, but I forgot to copy it :/. The cats freaking love that water fountain! ;P Oh, and by the way, if you have trouble getting your cats to drink water, try putting the water bowl far from their plate. The vet recommended that and it worked ;).

 Be happy! There's only one more day to the weekend! :D

Happy birthday, Dimitri! :D

Today is Dimitri's 5th birthday! I can't believe it's been so long since I adopted him! This is what he looked like after a few days I brought him home :D.

He had arrived at the shelter a couple of days before I went to adopt a kitty. There were lots of cats up for adoption, 3 or 4 of which were Dimitri's siblings. They were all playing all over the place except for him. Dimitri was alone lying on a pet bed that looked huge, only because he was so tiny :). When I saw him there all lonely, under a sewing machine (that's where the bed was), I knew I had to get him! :D I wanted to adopt his mother too, but she had already been adopted by someone else.

He got used to my house (in Buenos Aires) and my family pretty fast. He liked being in my bedroom and going to the attic ...

... Where he played hide and seek, haha.

He kind of started owning the house right from the very beginning.

On his first Christmas, he bought me a super cute calculator with a tiny card that said something like this: "Thank you for having rescued me from the filthy streets" + a picture of a paw (as his signature). ... Yeah, my mom was that cool!

Dimitri is like no other cat because he's the last cat I've own that my mom got to meet. And, oh, by the way, that calculator is one of the few very precious objects I brought with me from Argentina.

 I've always spoiled him a lot because he totally deserves it ;). 

When I met David and we started talking about my moving to California, it was tough to decide what to do with Dimitri. I knew I wanted him with me, but at the same time, my dad loved him and he was dealing with having lost his wife, that is my mom, of course. 

For those who don't know it, my dad had a stroke 6 years ago so he's not able to speak or move much; plus his mind is sometimes there and sometimes it's just ... who knows where. So it was hard to make up my mind, but I decided to bring him here because I didn't want to leave my sister another big responsibility.

It was overwhelming to deal with all the paperwork and airlines, but I hired an agency who helped me big time. He left Buenos Aires a few hours before me, had a layover in Houston and finally got to LAX. I, on the contrary, got to Burbank, Ca, via Dallas. It all worked out ok and after a couple of weeks, he finally felt comfortable being in our new home.

He's gotten used to having a brother.

 And he got used to being outdoors. We first introduced him to the outside world with a leash but he only used it twice, I think.

He spends most of the day outside now; he freaking loves the garden!

He really made it easier for me to adapt to a whole new country; he's a rad cat! :D I'm SO happy to have him with me! 

Happy 5th birthday, you rascal! You rock! ;D
I don't want to finish this post without writing some info about the shelter where I adopted Dimitri from. Sandra is its founder and she's been struggling to rescue and keep as many kitties as possible. The shelter does not receive any help from the government or any organization, all the kitties there rely on people's help. So, if you happen to be in Buenos Aires and would like to help, you can do so by donating cat food and litter. Anything will help! ;). Thanks a lot!