Fifty & Fabulous

My mother has just turned the big FIVE -OH!

On a day like a Tuesday, most of us were rushing out of work, trying to get to the parents on time. My father wanted to surprise her with a nice family dinner. When we all got to the house, my mother was getting ready in a rush and in confusion. She kept asking where we were going, and I kept picking on her, saying we were going to McDonald’s, so we can throw her in the ball pit. Do they even have those anymore?

We showed up to Olive Garden, since she’s been craving it for the past week, and never goes out. Our server didn’t have to persuade us much in to getting three bottles of red wine. By the time we got our entrees, everyone was stuffed with their unlimited salads and bread sticks. I think that’s what everybody does there.

Happy Birthday Mami!love, m

Fort for the Birthday Girl

What do you want to do for your birthday? He asks me, I stop and think and I honestly don’t even know.

I didn’t want to go out dancing or anything like that, secretly all I wanted to do was spend a nice day in. I wanted to be all cozy, lazy with him and just drink wine all day.

Every and any time I attempt to watch a romantic movie while he’s around, I automatically hear snoring. He just won’t have it. Either it’s sports or an action film. So I’ve learned to indulge in my corny movies when he’s already asleep. This time, being my birthday and all, I was set in building a fort in the living room and watching chick flicks all night.

“Don’t come back if it’s not with wine!” he chuckles and brings back home 2 bottles. Oooeee! We chopped up some avocados and cheese to pick on that paired perfectly.

I have to admit, building the fort I was getting a little antsy. It seemed like it wasn’t staying up, and my frustration was starting to show. Chris took over and kept telling me to relax, and with good reason because we got it up, and all of a sudden I was all smiles. I picked my all time favorite movie “Serendipity“. When I was younger I had this movie on DVD, I think I scratched the hell out of it, from how many times I played it back to back.

I was so happy knowing he actually stayed awake… that alone made my birthday the absolute best.

Sometimes you don’t need much, I’m so grateful for everything and everyone I have in my life. It’s the little things that mean the most to me, and this birthday was everything I wanted.love, m

Desirables: March 2016 Wants

It’s the first of the month, which usually means I put out some ridiculous list of things I wish would appear in my possession. Beautiful gowns, too expensive heels, jewelry that will never grace my skin. This time, like almost any other March that rolls around, I change things up a bit and post some items that are actually achievable.

Some of these things may be what I’ve had my eyes on for some time now, some of these I’ll get, some I’ll still be hoping for in the future, but a start is somewhere to begin.

I think we all know how much of a camera whore I am, I have so many lenses that I barely even touch (which I’m currently trying to sell), but this Canon ef-s 18-200mm just may be the everyday lens I’ve been looking for. It’s one of the priciest items on my list coming up to almost $500, but a girl can dream right? I’ll just leave that one on the back burner when I find myself with some extra cash laying around (like that ever happens).

Art supplies, I have my own little collection at home, but it’s time to refresh my materials. I want some bigger canvases, so I can stretch my arm out and have life size paintings. Most of my paint is getting pretty old at this point, and my paint brushes need new life… Hey, at this point if I get a gift card to Michael’s or Blicks I might just go bat crazy, picture me like at a supermarket sweep, throwing everything in my cart.

Ipad card reader. Instead of lugging my laptop around while traveling, my ipad is heaven sent. Even though my camera has wifi functions, I like to go old school and use wires, owning this would make picture editing a breeze.

What girl doesn’t love jewelry? I love yellow and rose gold, I think it looks great on any skin tone. This gold chain link septum ring needs to be mine, and give me all the rings that you have, my chunky fingers want them.

Though it’s not listed on my image, a folding bike. I have been itching to own one of these. Now that slowly and surely the weather will be getting warmer, I desperately need a set of wheels. I used to have such a cute pink bike when I used to live with my mother that I took everywhere. Now that I’m at a place with no backyard, I want something that will be easy to store underneath my bed.

Last but not least, the Hot Tools 3/8″ curling iron. I have the 1 inch rod, and it does the job for the moment, but sometimes my curls need a little help, especially at the ends. This size would be perfect for my tight ringlets.

I’m not much of a presents person when it comes to birthdays, I think this more of a way to list all of the things that I need to get for myself. But hey, whatever works for me.

♥, M

Marcus’s Dirty Thirty

Sometimes we never have the time we want to do the things we want to do. Marcus, one of Chris’s long time friends has been insisting on us hanging out. Even better yet, for me to meet his girlfriend, now fiance Macy (Congratulations by the way!) Now that Marcus’s was officially turning 30, his momma was throwing him a surprise party, his dirty thirty.

I was so glad that this one decided not to drive, which means we were at full liberty to get fucking wasted. It’s actually been a little while since we had the freedom to let loose, so Marcus, thank you for turning old.

¡Felicidadez!

It’s a Good Birthday for Goody

Birthdays are always fun, and for Goody this was only 2 out of 7 of his celebrations.

At our arrival, everyone had already scarfed down all the pizza’s that were ordered at Rizzo’s on Clinton St.

The after party was at The Late Late on Houston and Goody had the whole downstairs to himself. MaryAnn and I chugged down some pretty big beers. I ordered her a pilsner, and since it was her first time trying it, she said it was pretty good. Go me.

Goody’s birthday was just as his name, good. Thank you for inviting us, and hope your new year is a blast!

Father’s Fifty Fifth

My father  is turning the big 55!The older you get, the more you start to see what’s important in life, like family. Like many we have our ups and downs, and even though we don’t always like each other, there’s always love.

It’s been a tough road for me personally, especially now that I have three parents. On this occasion, I was celebrating my father’s birthday, and I couldn’t be more excited.

I got him a few t- shirts and  bottle of Johnny. He’s always either sipped on that or Brugal my whole life.
All of my siblings were under the same roof, and almost everyone who walked in came in bearing gifts… and you guessed it, they were all drinks!

Δ Just look how happy he looks. Δ
My beautiful grandmother was all dressed up in her purple dress, how cute. My cousin Sasha brung her baby boo Jonahs…. just look at all of these curls. ∇My father has always been there for me. Through many hard times, and even the good ones. I’ve always admired him. He’s the one adult in my life who will always sit me down and will have conversations with me. No matter how stubborn I was. This man has been such a big part of my life and I wish him nothing but happiness in life.

I love you. 

Fancy Ai Fiori

The big 30!

I think that’s a number so many of us “young folks” are scared to reach. It’s a milestone where the days of doing dumb shit is over.

Chris’s brother Marc has just hit the double digit with the big three in front of it.  I know I’m like 4 years away from it, but better him than me..haha.. I’m horrible,

Marc is the sweetest of the bunch, so for his special day, Millie (their mom) wanted to go all out and splurge on her first  born, and that she did. When we arrived at Ai Fiori, I already knew we were in for a treat. The place was stunning, everything and everyone was polite, attentive, and may I say, very reserved.

Millie was looking fabulous in her pink dress and her brand new hair color (that I dyed earlier that day), Marc was looking super spiffy with grey blazer, and Chris was looking pretty dapper himself. The menu looked exquisite and everything tasted even better. Millie ordered the lobster soup, Chris went with a prime dry aged strip loin, I went with a lobster from Nova Scotia poached in butter and the birthday boy went with the Tortelli, a ricotta & mascarpone ravioli. Yum!

Those were the main dishes, but don’t think we weren’t spoiled for the night. Marc, being amazing as he is and through all of his travels, was being served gold. (literally, when it came to the dessert that had gold shavings)  by the Sous chef, Russell Ashton , a friend. Everything was absolutely delicious!

When we first arrived, Marc was greeted and surprised by a bottle of champagne, brought to the table, purchased by his lovely and beautiful girlfriend Karli, who wasn’t able to  make it.  They’re so freaking cute together, I can’t take it!

Dinner was amazing, and after the night was over, I don’t think anyone had any space left for anything.

Happy Birthday Marc, may all of your future wishes come true, wish you the best always!