Wednesday, March 14, 2012


This week? Yes. Wednesday...? Thank God! I'm in a state of confusion. A boy has infiltrated and is leaving behind mind-seeds that are beginning to grow and poison. I know without a doubt he will trample on my heart if I let him but it's so easy to fall into the trap even with all the danger and warning signs. Apparently everyone thought something was already going on between me and the boy and I just lived in my oblivious bubble. I always fall into the sister category so this boy threw me off. But he's not here now and today is Wednesday and that means it's time for the weekly instagram dump! 

wearing my Jason Wu for Target skirt with prints on print on print. My boss took one look at me and asked, "what the hell is going on here?!"

 Kid's meal hamburger fun. I love that it came with a gummy candy. 

The entrance to Pantages. I flipped my camera around on accident and noticed this stunning sight. 

 Saturday morning with cheese pastry and awesome coffee.. is there anything better?

With all my thoughts going in a million different directions, I had to get away and I had one of the best Saturdays ever filled with great conversation, company, and food.

We ended the Saturday with amazing Ramen. Yes, we were crazy enough to go to the beach in March that we needed to warm our bodies with some ramen. Ramen Jinya folks. Check it out.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Rewind.

It's the end of the week and about 3/4 of our production team is going on-location and leaving us office folk behind. I can be silly in the office again! To recap this very weird week.

I found out that I give off an unapproachable vibe and that everyone on my floor knew about (apparently) office flirtation and took bets on how it would end. Did not end well for him. hahaha

I went to a very fun event with my sister that consisted of a lot of food and girly fun. It was nice to get dressed up and feel pretty. To top it off, Bliss Spa was there giving free massages. Thank you Lord for answering my last blog post!
 I'm not a big fan of vodka and I don't really like this vodka. Hard Luck is kind of gross but the Orange Dream sounds yummy. Too bad they didn't have any of that flavor!

There were all these different food places and I enjoyed The Lexington's the most. I don't like pork but the honey chipotle glazed pork belly was delicious.

We also got to tour the inside of the Pantages Theater and it was weird seeing this theater completely empty.

View from the stage.

The Pantages is sun-themed.

And now for some photo-booth fun

We are dorks but we love to have fun.

Hope you're weekend it filled with happiness, laughter, love, and silliness!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Insta-day: Stress Relief.

Wednesday-humpday-instagramday. yay! I don't know about you but I have a routine when it comes to dealing with stress because stress seems to manifest physically with me. I break into sweats, my eyeball twitches, my back hurts, my hair falls out in scary clumps. That all happens, but my mind is still at peace and I power through all the physical warnings of "STOP! DANGER! DANGER!" Right now, I'm not at that scary place but I do have a giant knot in my back that I want some cute boy to massage out for me.. either that or some tiny woman with very strong hands. Looking at my few instagram pictures (@thanksgrace) this week, I saw my way of dealing with stress. 

1. Just because you feel awful doesn't mean you have to look it. Meaning, it's time to break out the sky high heels (even if you're just going to look at them on your feet). 
Hello Miu Mius. Thank you for cheering me up for a second.

2. Greasy foods. Luckily, my guilt-free-eating day came during the middle of this stressful time. I get 2 guilt-free days a year and when I wake up... I know it's that day. I can eat almost anything I want and I won't gain weight. But I'm like that only 2 days a year (at most) and I always know it when I wake up. This time around, I spent it eating Mexican food.. Good street Mexican pupusas. Comfort food always does the trick.

3. When nothing seems to work, a nice beer will do the trick (for those over 21). Mexican food and coronas? Yes please!

My stress relief tips are very superficial and will only last for a good 10 minutes so if you have any long lasting tips/tricks please send them my way! 
Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Springing in Sandals

When the weather reaches to sunny and 80, it's time to break out the Nair, shorts, skirts, dresses, and most importantly sandals! My sandals last me approximately one year because I will wear them out. Straps break, soles disappear, and my wallet gets lighter. With every sandal that goes in the trash, one gets purchased. You bet your cutie patootie I'm excited to step into some new sandals. I don't believe in spending an exorbitant amount on flat shoes so here are a couple options that are whispering to the shopaholic inside.

Love the neon pink against the nude color. Oh so very purrrrty

Yes, I do shop at Payless and I love the sweet sandals from Lela Rose for Payless. I don't discriminate with flat(ish) shoes.

On a completely different note from shoes, how amazing is this clutch?!
I love random presents so feel free to send things my way!

Hope you're all having a Springing Sunday!