Buenos Dias Coconuts!
Holy hot sauce.
The temperatures are a-rising. The sun is a-shining. The air is thick and sticky, like honey. MMmmm...
...Only NOW is it beginning to feel like SUMMER! <sign of the cross>. I love it. I want to marry it. Summer is -THE JAM, as is the month of MAY, and here is WHY...
My Top 20 May Obsessions
1). My Honey Buns Husband Love of My Life was born on May 22nd, 1983, which means that he's finally catching up with his wifey <cough> <cough> and turning 30 = HUGE deal!
2). RiRi...Okay, not a new obsession, but @BadGalRiRi sealed the deal for me when I saw her live on Cinco de Mayo. She owned the stage like a boss. It was fantastic. I have a massive #GirlCrush
3). Cinco de Mayo...DUH! Only because it's an excuse to throw back a Margaritie (intentionally misspelled) and plow through some comida Mexicana! YUM!
4). Margaritas (Skinnygirl, of course)...Probably my favorite cocktail EVER. But I like them "skinny," which is just code for not having any of that fake, syrupy bullshit involved. In fact, despite the feminine connotation, "skinnygirl" margaritas are much more gangsta because there aren't any bells and whistles, it's just straight tequila, fresh lime juice...and maybe a splash of soda and/or agave. BAM. #KeepitReal
5). Comida de Mexicana. Again, no surprises here. I heart Mexican food, but Mexican food that's filled with loads of fresh, nourishing ingredients! What's up beans, avocado, tomato, salsa, cilantro, onion, garlic, peppers, corn tortillas, lime juice?...Now that is what I'm talkin' about Willis.
6). Mini Handbags. I need another handbag like I need a hole in the head, but I cannot resist these itty bitty handbags! They're cute, chic and comfy = perfect for summer! ...Oh my gosh, my 11 year dating anniversary is coming up with my Honey on June 23rd <cough cough>...How's that for a hint? <winks>
7). Siwy denim cuttoffs...Omigod. Most. Comfortable. Cutoffs. Ever. They're super soft and cozy. Get some.
8). American flag cutoffs...because it's hot, I love cutoffs, and I love my country.
9). Red Superga Sneaks....Gotta have a fresh pair for summer, and Supergas are my choice kicks. I already have black and white, so this season I dared to go bright and bold with my zapatos. Swoon.
10). Pineapple....LOVE me some pineapple! Not only because it's delicious, but also because it reduces swelling, water retention, bloating and inflammation. It's also filled with fiber and jammed with nutrients that I'll tell you more about when it's featured as the "Fruit of the Week." I love pineapple a la carte, in smoothies and in juices. #gangstanation
11). Spiked Green Juices....I haven't actually tried this yet, but I'm obsessed with the idea! What's better than a green juice with some booze? I'm in!
12). Sweet Peas...I wish I had a garden to grow these beautiful, delicate little flowers. They smell incredible and make me very happy.
13). Chopped Kale & Parsley Salads...YUM! This is my new go-to simple, super healthy and super yummy meal to prepare. I've been making mine with a Dijon mustard, garlic, lemon and olive oil vinaigrette, with freshly grated Romano cheese and two fried eggs on top! Mark my words: It's awesome.
14). Cornmeal: Cookies & Pancakes! Again....loving the idea, but haven't yet taken a stab at any recipes. I did buy the flour, so it will be happening soon! Keep 'em peeled!
15). New Tegan & Sarah Heartthrob album...specifically "Closer" and "How Come You Don't Want Me." SO SO good!
16). Poncho Weather App...is amazing. I get one text message every morning that prepares me for New York's unpredictable weather, while also managing to make me smile...or even LOL. Right now it's only serving NYC area, but will soon expand (hopefully!) to area near you.
17). Pilates Exercise: Rolling Like A Ball. I LOVE RLAB! It's one of the first exercises you will learn in Classical Pilates. It massages and stretches your spine, so it feels awesome, while also strengthening your lower abdominals and core (because you have to activate the core in order control movement and execute properly). Watch Sarah and Madeline demo. Then, try it at home!
*Tip: try to keep ball as tight as possible entire time. Too easy? Lift hips high into the air as you roll back to the tips of the shoulder blades (don't roll onto neck).
18). "Lisbon Umbrellas" by Gray Malin. Just look. I'm obsessed.
19). Putting Baby Powder on my eyebrows to help them grown in. I might sound off my rocker, but THIS WORKS, I swear! I've been trying to grow and re-groom my eyebrows now for almost a year and it I am still not fully grown-in...until NOW! I'm almost there after using the baby powder for just over a week! The powder absorbs any oil that gets into hair follicles and prevents growth. Try it.
20). New Star Trek: Into Darkness movie! I know this sounds super geeky, but I cross my heart it actually is really good and entertaining! Keep in mind this is coming from someone who is a far cry from being a Sci-Fi fan. Honey Buns and I went on Sunday to see it in IMAX 3D and it was bananas. It rocked my world, and it will yours, too! I felt like I was on a ride. It's beyond a movie...it's an experience, too! Go see it! Go see it! Go see it!
BOOM! We're Done!
Muchos Besos, Muñeca Pies!