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Story Behind Foto: a few days ago I joined my boyfriend on one of his weekly fishing trips. Okay, in reality I decided to be a good girlfriend by joining him on his number one hobby. As he was fishing I was taking sunset foto’s and taking in the scenery. Now I understand why he does this so often, it is peacefully quiet out there!

 “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” –Dalai Lama XIV

Here’s one of my favorite foto’s from that evening; I took it as we were leaving. Isn’t it lovely?! I think so.

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Story Behind Foto: I believe there is beauty all around us; we just need to slow down and look closer to appreciate it.

Recently I had a conversation with my mother about photography and how much I enjoy taking foto’s. During our conversation, she mentioned that one of her friend’s and her had a similar conversation a few days prior. Her friends mentioned one of her hobbies is driving to coast and watching the sunset on the beach. My mother wondered why – why did her friend enjoy watching the sunset, why drive to see that, what was the big deal?

When I heard this come out of my mother’s mouth, I was surprise. My thoughts were, “duh, it’s gorgeous!”

She did not get it and I wondered why.

Now thinking about it, I wonder why it is that mom did not get such a simple concept. Is it that throughout her life she has had to live life without taking the time to slow down and appreciate the little things, or, is that currently there are other life issues running through her mind that are fogging up the ability to “smell the roses?”

Eventually I explained to her that watching the sunset is beautiful because of the multiple colors in the sky, and it is a tranquil setting by the beach. She got the point.

So, let this be a reminder for you to take time to appreciate the beauty around you whether it is a gorgeous sunset, a lonely flower growing in the middle a sidewalk, or the sweet smile of your significant other. Whichever it is, take time to appreciate that moment in time because you never know what tomorrow may bring.



Griffith ObservatoryStory behind foto: Earlier this month my dad turned a whole 60 years old and we celebrated by taking a day trip to L.A. This foto was taken on one of the terraces at the Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills, adjacent to the Hollywood sign. In this picture I was able to capture a a view of L.A. and a small portion of the observatory as the sun began to set. I must say, aside from the beach, the Griffith Observatory is my favorite place to catch a sunset. Not only is it the ideal place for star gazing, but you also get some gorgeous views from the Hollywood Hills to the entire city of L.A. to the ocean. If you live in Southern California or ever get the chance to visit L.A., catching a sunset and star gazing at the Griffith Observatory is a must!


Story behind foto: In case you missed my last post, Cristy and I attended the Gilroy Garlic Festival last weekend. Here’s what I captured on my way home, so I wanted to share it with you.



Last weekend Cristy and I “reunited” at our annual Gilroy Garlic Festival meet-up, this was our second year attending the event.

Here I am sharing our foodie adventure and our quest for Deep Fried Garlic Cloves.

It all started with ice-cold Sangria:

In case you are wondering, no it had no garlic.

Next we decided to get food… I got Garlic Fries and they were delicious!

Cristy got Deep Fried Artichokes, because we did not find Deep Fried Garlic Cloves which we tried last year and we loved! Artichokes were good, but we would prefer fried garlic cloves.

Another friend got delicious noodles. I would have never thought of buying noodles at a garlic festival, but thank goodness she did because they were AMAZING!

We also had garlic marinated shrimp, thanks to another friend who attended the festival.

After we ate all this food, which we shared with each, our next mission was to find blended Mimosa’s. Last year we tried these mimosa’s and they were deliciously refreshing in the mid 80’s weather.

If you happen to attend the festival in 2013 you can find Mimosa’s at the Wine Pavilion.

As I mentioned before, we were on a mission to find Deep Fried Garlic Cloves, but all we found were garlic braids.

Then we found the best place in the ENTIRE festival… We called it the “Club Rain,” nope not like in Las Vegas this is Gilroy, CA.

Here you have the Rain

This place was amazing! Why? The rain room is a misting room which definitely made the heat more tolerable. We seriously staying at “club rain” for about 45 minutes.

Anyway, this fun event eventually came to an end, we all went home. Here’s what I captured on my drive back to my Casa (home).

Isn’t this an amazing sunset, I think so.

Hope you enjoyed our foodie adventure, we sure did! If you decide to attend the festival in 2013 let us know… We may see you there.


Do you ever have one of those days where things do not make sense? Or something happens and you wonder, why, what is the point of that?

Actually, the one that really gets to me is when I’ve had a good day; you know my hair is “behaving,” I’m in a great mood, and things seem to be going “my way.” Then, I find out someone I knew, or a relative of a friend/co-worker/colleague (you fill in the blank) passed away or had a horrible accident. An instance like the above, I can’t help but feel as though life just paused. I seriously feel the need to stop. Pause. And ask myself, “Wait, is this true?”

I find it strange how some of us can be having an amazing day and at another end of the world (or across town to make it more relevant) someone is under an immeasurable amount of pain. That’s life for ya!

Why? How come life is so inexplicable and/or complicated at times? Like I said, some things just don’t make sense, but I guess that is all part of our journey in this place we call Planet Earth and this ride we call life.

When I am having “one of those days” I go to my trusted sources of inspiration (or comfort), which I will share a few with you.


I am currently loving the Kelly Clarkson single, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” When I hear, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller. Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone,” something inside of me just wants to jump up, pump my right hand in the air, and yell out “WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STONGER!” Yes, I’m a firm believer in that line!

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).”


Something about seeing an awesome sunset with all the fiery reds, gold’s, and purples really soothes me.


Sunset over lake

And of course I cannot forget about these few: Ice Cream, a glass of red wine, or chocolate really helps make things better.

What are some of your sources of inspiration or comfort?


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