Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday Haps and Sunday Letters

I still never remembered the second story that I wanted to post about yesterday. Big surprise. I had the posts all planned out in my head. Where I would research, etc. And POOF! Just like that. Half of it gone.

Today has been fantastic so far. Nick, Guillermo, and I stayed in bed until about noon, then we made our way (minus one puppy) to brunch, and then to Kroger. We were out of a lot of puppy essentials, so that trip ended up being a little more than we [Nick] wanted it to be, but so is life. Life with a puppy son. While we were at Kroger, I also picked up a few fresh raspberries, strawberries, and... these!! For the homemade guacamole recipe I shared with you oh-so-long ago. Check out the full post here!

Here's the recipe again if you're curious. Nick says it's better than Chipotle's :)

2 avocados, diced
1 small tomato, diced
1/3 of a red onion, diced
1 tsp (or more!) of diced chilis
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt and pepper
1 tbsp fresh cilantro
1/2 of a lime, squeezed

Accompany with your favorite (corn) tortilla chips! Yum!

We ended up not going to the homecoming game like I had originally planned last night, and instead went to the Hofbrauhaus for dinner with our friend Kas. I had a plain old salad and their potato pancake (omg yum) and Nick had some delicious looking meat-filled club. I still haven't gotten him to go off of meat ;) I was the DD since I haven't been able to warm up to alcohol again since my birthday (yes, folks, this was back in July). I just can't bring myself to enjoy the taste. STILL. Unless it's wine.

Anyway, after dinner, we scooped up Guillermo and went to another friend's house for a bonfire. Guillermo had so much fun relaxing on my lap in front of the warm fire. And he looked oh-so-cute in his sweater :)

I also painted my nails yesterday! I haven't done this in SOLONG. I used one of my favorites - 'Navy Baby' by Sally Hansen. It's from the SALON Nail Lacquer line, and it's amazing. It goes on perfectly in one coat and lasts forever. The only downside is that if you don't use a base coat (and sometimes even when you do) it can stain your nails pretty badly. 


Sunday Letters

This week's letter goes to my parents! 

Dear Mom and Dad, 

You guys are probably the best parents a girl could ask for. I can't imagine having a better childhood. I always had everything I could ever want (you could say I was spoiled) and until Tony came along, you guys were my best friends. THEN I got a brother and a baby sister out of the deal! I can't say how thankful I am for them - and you! You guys have always helped me whenever I needed it - especially lately. Thanks for that. You're the first one's I go to for advice or when I'm upset, and I don't think I could ask for better psychologists ;) I love you guys SOMUCH. Thanks for being the best :) 


Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope Monday is just as good! xoxo Stephanie


  1. you have a cute blog!! :D


  2. Thanks, Kristin! You do, as well!! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. your parents would definitely love you for the letter .. :)

    ps: i'd messaged you in 20sb... :D

    and your blog is ausumn

  4. Thanks!! And yes, I got it :) Yay for the same name!

  5. Love the letter to your parents! They look so young. And also so HAPPY. They sound great.

    And the guac recipe. At the urging of someone on Twitter, I just entered a contest from Avocados From Mexico to win some gift cards, by posting my favorite guac recipe. Maybe you should enter yours, too! :) (

  6. Kate! They are very young :) And also happy!! I am entering my recipe in RIGHTNOW! Thanks for letting me know about that site! xoxo!


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