Feb 29, 2012

little joys in February

So I just got home from driving in a blizzard. Considering I own a Mitsubishi Eclipse it wasn't a great situation - I got stuck on the main road a few miles away from my house and got a little panicked. However I called my mom and she told me to try a low gear and that worked, even though I made it to my house skidding and slipping.

So what did I learn? Not to be caught outside when a blizzard hits in my car Ariel. Sometimes we have mild snow storms, and sometimes they are full on blizzard white outs. That is what I experienced today. I'm a confident driver in the snow, but not when I'm in a sports car. I was in Target when the storm hit so I had no idea that it had begun. I was going to try and beat it. By the time I got out of the building, however, the storm had landed! Since my family lives in the mountains I was afraid of getting stuck on the hill close to our house. Turns out I was right {because I did get stuck temporarily,} but thank goodness I made it home alright. :)

Anyway, just wanted to share that story with you!
Be safe out there in the snow Ocean Dreamers!
{See why I'm a Southern CA girl?!}

So this post is going to be a mix of things that have given me joy this past month. Hopefully they give you a little bit of joy too by looking at the pictures!

Let's start with food, shall we?
I had the most amazing sushi roll in CA. 
I love it when the sushi chef makes the sushi nice looking.
That's calamari on top in case you were wondering.
In AZ I had this super yummy virgin daiquiri.
I'm a lightweight so no alcohol for me that night, ha ha.
Froyo and chocolate covered gummy bears. Need I say more?
I couldn't help but try on these amazing Jessica Simpson pumps
at TJ Maxx a few weeks back.
They were surprisingly comfy and even though I didn't buy them,
I thought they were super cute and stylish!
 I was in Free People heaven at an awesome mall in Scottsdale, AZ.
I also did a lot of antique shopping with my mom.
She loves antiques, hence why I grew up in a house
with all sorts of antiques inside. I enjoyed going with her
and finding amazing vintage treasures like you see below.
A while back I bought a Groupon deal to make a Mixibook
I make one of BK and I and I really like how it turned out!
I also got a new planner {that I love} and I can't wait to read the
new Glamour mag with Amanda Seyfried. My favorite magazine.
How was your February? 

Can you believe that tomorrow is March 1st?!

Happy March {almost}!


  1. I am so sorry you got caught in it! I made it home just as it was getting really bad. Oh and next time since you talked about sushi we will have to go to my favorite place here! Thanks again for meeting me :)

  2. How scary - I hate driving in the snow! Those shoes are amazing although I'm worried I would topple over on them!

  3. What FUN pictures, and don't you just love sushi! I have been craving that lately...think I need to fix that! :) So glad you found my blog and thank you for stopping by...yours is lovely and I've been following for a bit and loving it! Yay! :) Oh and I can't believe it March...oh my!

  4. holly, that is one eventful day!!! I loooove the look of that food!! yuuuuummmm!!!

    love K

  5. Driving in a blizzard would have been terrifying! Oh no...

    The sushi roll does look amazing!

  6. Your February sounds great girl. :) Way better than mine!!!

    My best part?!
    Having days that allowed me to walk in flip flops...;) Sorry, I know it's a tease! ;)

  7. I'm glad you were able to make it home safe. That would have been pretty scary. I hate driving in the rain so I doubt I would be any good in snow.

    I love your little joys for February.Those shoes are so beautiful!

  8. Yikes, snow storms are NOT fun! Uhhh sushi is phenomenal...that looks SO good! And that daiquiri? Yes please!! Ughhh you're killing me with all these sweets lol I want that froyo and the choc-covered gummi bears!

  9. good sushi, hot heels and homemade books- I love it.

  10. The food looks delicious! Mmm...froyo....

    Would love if you could follow my new blog ;)


  11. lovely shoes and antique shopping sounds so very much fun! hope I would do it soon as well

    Inside and Outside Blog

  12. Eating and shopping...two of my favorite past times! :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  13. My mouth is WATERING from the food -- I need froyo asap!!! :)


  14. That food looks amazing!!!
    & those shoes are GORGEOUS!

    The Urban Umbrella



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