Thursday, October 28, 2010

My New Baby

Just got a bike! Haven't had one since I was a kid, and I can't wait to take her out for a ride!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Janelle's Bridal Shower

Last (last) weekend was Janelle's surprise Bachelorette as well as her Bridal shower. It was definitely worth all the stress of getting it together to see the look on her face as her sister brought her to Bliss at the W downtown. I forgot to take pictures of the inside, but it was fairly small as they were still renovating. But the best part of waiting for our facials (besides the sauna), was the unlimited brownie bar in the lounge area. I probably ate 5 million brownies, and a double the amount of these sesame/nut crackers. The facial was AH-mazing, and all of us walked back into the locker room looking sleepy eyed with a stupid grin on our faces. Afterwards, we went to Roy's which was just down the block for some yummy Hawaiian food. We ended the night early since we all had to get together for the bridal shower the next day.

The bridal shower was fun, it was tea-party themed, and everyone participated in a couple games and won some prizes. And of course, we got to spend some time with the bride-to-be :-)

_bachelorette party favors I put together for the bridal party - stuck to the theme of spa things like a sleep mask (SO comfy), aromatherapy candles, stress relief body wash, crystal nail file, aromatherapy lotion, and anti-bacterial stuff, all from Bath and Body works, and these cute little buttons I picked up at Michaels
_the bridal party at Roy's
_the hoodie I got for Janelle, it looked so cute on her!
_the toilet paper wedding dress models (the second dress won)
_bonding with Janelle
_the FOOD! (Thanks for the pics Jo!) - chocolate chocolate chip cookies, assorted cupcakes, cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, bacon and egg (I think?) sandwiches, spinach filled pastry puffs, the cake pops I made for Joreen that she decided to share with everyone else, scones, and of course, tea. ^_^

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Janelle's Wedding Shower

Janelle and John's Wedding Shower was held at John's godmother's house in Oakland Hills, and WOW. What a gorgeous house, and what a gorgeous view. Note to self: Oakland isn't all that bad...

The cake was kinda funny, saying "Congratulation" - and nothing else. But despite its message, it was delicious. A bunch of us spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out what the petals on the sides were made of - I don't think we ever figured it out, white chocolate? or wax? I really hope it wasn't wax...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stow Lake

We had our a team outing at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park a couple weeks ago, and it was really fun. We had pizza from Pizza Orgasmica (dericious) and took the paddle boats out and raced each other around the lake. This proved to be more painful than I thought it would be. My thighs were burning, and what started out as a cloudy/gloomy day, turned out to be sunny so I was pretty much sweating bullets trying to race away with Tina on my boat. Then we ended up at my favorite spot for dessert, I don't even remember what it's called, but its this place on Geary that serves fresh Manila Mango with coconut milk and sago. YUM. Good times. Love my team.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I'd been pining to go to Thalassa in Berkeley for a drink and some good company, and it turned into a reunion of sorts - complete with a blast from the past named Garrett. Good times for sure, including some "moments" caught on sound and video in the bathroom with Renee, Judy, and Rina, and some um, "OMG" moments afterwards...

_The girls - and Garrett
_ me and Nee, passing the time taking pictures
_... and this time with Judy
_the girls taking advantage of Rina

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bake Sale!

We had a bake sale at work a few weeks ago, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network and the Children's Hospital in Oakland. It was a huge success, and my team won! We raised the most money, thanks to our Cookie Grams. My Angel Lush Cupcakes turned out to be a huge success and it was completely sold out before the bake sale ended - woohoo! It felt great to bake for a good cause.

_The table set up next to us had this beautiful fall theme
_The table next to the Fall table was decorated in Harry Potter theme - unfortunately I didn't get to try the maple bacon cupcake...
_Cute mini cupcakes with regular sized cupcakes
_I forget what the other two pictures are of, but they just looked delicious
_Our cupcake stand, the Walmart cupcakes and my Angel Lush Cupcakes