XOXO Queenie



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Monday, February 28, 2011

It's just another Manic Monday...

...I wish it were Sunday!  Yesterday was such a fun day for me.  I woke up early & went to downtown L.A. to pick up some material that I had on hold & I found a really cute romper for $15.00!!!

When I came home I talked my mommy into coming with me to Nordstroms.  We shopped for some new make-up.  I picked up a new shadow for the weddings & can't wait to try it, "Expensive Pink"...
MAC ~ EXPENSIVE PINK
Also, I wanted to try on shoes for the weddings so I stopped by the shoe department and the ones I had my eyes on (you might remember from my Shoe post SEE HERE) were not on display but the sales associate found a pair of the Steve Madden Fifi heels in the back. 

STEVE MADDEN ~ FIFI
I tried them on & fell in LOVE!  There was a small smudge on the inside of the heel so he offered to have another pair shipped to my house but with my luck, they were the only 8 1/2 left in the ENTIRE Nordies company & then he proceeded to tell me they go on Sale on Wednesday but he was able to give me the Sales price right then and there & so I purchased the last pair in my size for $69.99 instead of $99.99!!!!  How AWESOME is that?

We finished off the night with a date with Mr. Oscar!  How fab did everyone look?  I think the Best Dressed out shinned the Worst Dressed by far last night.  Some of my favorite looks were Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Hale Berry & Sandra Bullock.




Did you watch the Oscars last night?  Did you have any favorites?  Did you have any least favorites?

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Till Wednesday Sucias!

XOXO
Queenie

Friday, February 25, 2011

Feliz Friday!!!

Feliz Friday Sucias!!!  I finally took some recent pictures & I weighed in this morning at 134 lbs..  That is 4 lbs total on my weight loss.  It is slowly coming off but at least its coming off!  Here are the recent pictures... 
I didn't take pictures for week 3 & week 4...This is week 5...

front view

Front View

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side view
I can't really tell the difference when I look in a mirror, but when I look at these pictures I can see the change.  I can also see how flat my butt is getting! LOL!

Can't wait for Oscar Sunday!!!!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Till next time Sucias!

XOXO
Queenie

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Showers brings Wedding Showers...

The Bestie (Belize Bride) flew in late last Thursday night for her "Wedding Fun Weekend".  I was super stressed out about planning this weekend, but once it finally got here it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.  On Friday we bonded over a mani/pedi, craft making & cookie baking.  I also couldn't wait to give her some presents.  I did some home made wine charms, "Mr. Black" & "Mrs. Black"...

 I also bought her a champagne flute that I forgot to take a picture of but here is what it looks like...
On Saturday we dragged our tired bodies out of bed, while she made me breakfast, I made quiche for our "Breakfast Dinner" that night.  We finally made it out the door for some wine tasting with some old jr. high/high school friends, her mother & pregnant sister (yay!  we had an awesome DD).








 After the 1st winery I didn't take very many pictures, we were all having too much fun getting lit...

After only making it to 3 wineries LOL we went to my house to have dinner & a surprise Lingerie Shower...
 I also asked the ladies to bring an unwrapped pair of chonies for the bride to hang on the "pantie line", the bride chose her favorite one & a prize was given to the person who brought her favorite pair.  She also got to keep all the rest!
 I added a little personalization to the night with some fabric covered letters and a fabric covered heart...
On Sunday we had a wedding shower for the bride & groom with the brides family & friends that we did in a "Love" theme.










Now that the showers have come & gone I need to focus on the rest of my Matron of Honors duties for the wedding!  Per the request of the bride I need to finish my speech, make a day of the wedding kit (mascara, needle & thread, tissues, lip gloss, etc.), make sure the bride is relaxed the day of the wedding, therefore we will be having mimosas at hand and she has asked to make a "Just Married" sign for their boat that they will be departing on.

Till next time Sucias!!!

xoxo
Queenie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Playing Catch Up...

Sucias!  It has been a good break (not one that was intended) life has been hectic but all the showers are done  & over with.  Now I all have to do is plan my wardrobe for Belize!  Oh, what is a girl to do, hee hee!  Today I normally do "I WANT IT NOW WEDNESDAY" but tonight I am going to play catch up & fill you in on what I've been up to...
I recently dyed my hair & I'm just going to say, it is blond!  But I love it & can't wait to actually finish it, I told my stylist I love the Ombre style but didn't want to do a major change I wanted to slowly transition so he added more blond to it...

front view

side view
Unfortunately I have not been able to take pictures of my weight loss updates but I am currently down to 134lbs.  Yay!  It's crunch time now & I'm hoping to lose a couple more LBS & tone up a bit more...that means major cardio & tons of squats, especially after my recent bathing suit purchase.  I have been on a mission to find a brown bathing suit since last summer because I have this fab fedora to pair up with it...& I finally found one at Target on clearance (woot! woot!)...

brown bathing suit, target
I have so much to share with you about the shower weekend that I have to save it for my "Feliz Friday Review"!  Hopefully I can get the hubby to snap pics of me for Friday.

Till Friday Sucias!

XOXO
Queenie

Monday, February 14, 2011

What's in a day?

As Juliet from Shakespeare's, Romeo & Juliet asks..."What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;".  I ask, "What's in a day?" That which we call Valentines Day by any other name would be just as sweet!  But to the world it is Valentines Day.  A day to go out and spend money on over priced roses, chocolates, stuffed animals & jewelry.  For what?  Just to show you're special someone that you care for them or that you LOVE them 1 day out of the 365 days of the year.  And what about the single people out there?...I bet they feel nauseated on this love filled day.
Now don't get me wrong, I am a "hopeless romantic", I believe in the power of love, I truly believe that "all you need is love" so much that I want to get it tattooed on me!  I love roses (or any other flower for that matter), chocolates are always welcomed in my home, but I can do without those cheesy stuffed animals.  I love jewelry, but I'm pretty simple when it comes down to it & I think jewelry should be given on special occasions not just because everyone on television tells you that you should.
When my hubby & I started dating we would go to dinner & every now & then he would get me flowers for Valentines Day.  But over the years I told him I would much rather go to dinner for a date & receive flowers randomly throughout the year just because he loves me (yeah, he still doesn't LOL, but that is the man he is & the man I married).
So today I hope everyone has a sweet beautiful day & yes, tell that special someone or your mother or children that you love them & adore them but also tell them the next day, the day after that & the day after that.
Till next time Sucias!
xoxo
Queenie  

Friday, February 11, 2011

Feliz Friday!

Sucias, I am so SORRY for neglecting to post this past week.  Life has been crazy!  I have been working out about 3-4 times a week, working, taking care of my boys, planning wedding shower stuff & the bestie/bride to be comes home next week!  By the time I get ready to write my blog I'm exhausted & just go to bed.
Last week I started walking at a fast pace with hand weights & ankle weights during my lunch break & continuing with my eating healthy...No beer still (its killing me) but I lost 1 pound.  The hubby took pics of me last week too, but according to him I was measuring myself incorrectly.  So I looked up how to measure yourself for weight loss & he was right.  I apologize hubby.  So my original measurements are out the door.  But that has not discouraged me from getting fit!
Here are the pictures from last week...
Sorry for the lighting on the 3rd pic...we forgot to turn on the room light LOL



For the Hell of it!
I weighed in last week at 136 LBS.  This week my weight has not changed  but I feel great!  I have not been bloated (even with my Aunt Flo visiting this past week) since I switched my diet & my jeans are fitting again!!!  I did not have a chance to take pictures of this week but I will try to on Sunday night, but I cannot promise.  My workout routine has been kicked up this week.  I have increased my weights to burn more fat & get toned quicker.  I also started running again & that was so much fun (said w/sarcasm).  After the first mile or so I wanted to die.  The last 2 blocks I was ready to stop & walk but thank goodness for Mr. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers jamming to "American Girl" on my Ipod & it got me to the end of my 3 mile run.

Also, I want to wish my #1 SUCIO aka Big Brother a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
This picture was taken a couple of years ago but his face is so "Rico Suave" I had to post it.  "One Love" Birthday Boy!
WORK OUT SONG OF THE WEEK:  TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS "AMERICAN GIRL"
Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend, the weather is amazing here in Cali!  Till next time Sucias!  

XOXO
Queenie