Los Angeles and My birthday / Los Angeles y Mi Cumpleaños

September 13, 2012 at 23:39 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Stimulus | 1 Comment
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We went to Los Angeles over Labor Day Weekend. We usually stay home and celebrate my birthday, but this year Michael’s parents celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary with a 1970′s house party. When we were there I went to the Fashion District (I love that place!) The Fashion District is a cultural shopping experience. Not only do they have wonderful fabric, crafts, and bead stores, they also have lots of Latin Americans selling a TON of stuff (shoes, knock off bags, clothes, even fruit) on the sidewalk and at the famous Santee Alley. Once we took Michael’s parents there (they had never been in 20+ years in LA!) and they couldn’t believe it. They thought they were in the streets of el Mercado in Mexico.

El finde pasado nos fuimos a Los Angeles porque aquí fue feriado por el Día del Trabajo. Usualmente nos quedamos en casa para esta fecha y celebramos mi cumpleaños, pero este año los papás de Michael cumplieron 35 años de casados y lo celebraron con una fiesta inspirada en los años 70s. Aprovechando que estábamos allá fuí al Distrito de la Moda, uno de mis lugares preferidos en Los Angeles. Es realmente una experiencia cultural. No sólo encuentras tiendas de telas y artísticas buenísimas, sino que además hay muchos Latioamericanos vendiendo muchas cosas (zapatos, imitaciones de bolsas de diseñadores famosos, hasta frutas) en las aceras y en el famoso callejón Santee. Una vez llevamos a los papás de Michael (que viviendo allí por más de 20 años nunca habían ido) y no lo podían creer. Era como estar en las calles de Méjico.

I went to my favorite fabric store, Michael Levine’s, and got some pretty fabrics to make more aprons for the upcoming Sassy Craft Fair. I also ran across the street to their Loft and got a big bag with lots of scrap knits (some more than 2 yards!) for $2 and some more scrap fabric by the pound. I also bought shoes for me and Paloma at another store.

Fuí a mi tienda de telas favoritas, Michael Levine, y compré telas muy lindas para hacer más delantales para la feria que se viene la semana que viene. También me crucé enfrente donde tienen su loft y conpré una bolsa con un montón de retazos de jersey (¡algunos de más de 2 yardas!) por la que pagué $2 y más retazos sueltos que los venden por peso (en libras). Y me compré zapatos para mí y para Paloma en una zapatería.

Here are some pictures from the party. We had fun dressing like in the 70’s! Paloma wore her 70’s Vera Tea Towel Dress.

Acá van unas fotos de la fiesta. Nos divertimos mucho con nuestra ropa setentosa! A Paloma le puse el vestido hecho con el repasador diseñado por Vera en los 70s.

Party like it is 1977! / ¡Celebremos como si fuera 1977!

My in-laws. They wore their original wedding outfits! / Mis suegros con su trajes de novios

These are from the Fashion District. / Estas son del Distrito de la Moda.

 

Don’t worry, these are not the shoes I bought! 😉 ¡Tranquilos, esos no son los zapatos que me compré!

And here are some pix from my Birthday BBQ on the patio. I didn’t decorate like I did last year (no time!) but I cooked and baked A LOT! I even made cake pops! My first attempt, and they were yummy and cute. Maybe I will make some for Pali’s birthday this year. Kids seemed to love them (adults too, but they were not as cute eating them as the kids were).

Y acá estan las fotos de mi cumple en el patio de casa. Este año no decoré como lo hice el año pasado (¡no tuve tiempo!) pero cociné bastante. Hasta hice cake pops! Fueron mi primer intento, me quedaron ricas y lindas. Quizás las haga de nuevo para el cumple de Pali. Les gustaron a todos los niños (a los adultos también, pero no se veían tan lindos como ellos al comerlas.)

Lastly, here is a picture of what is coming on Friday. Because I didn’t post for two weeks, you are having not one, but two posts this week. Hint: I made accessories:)

Por último, una foto de lo que se viene el domingo. Esta semana vas a tener dos entradas ya que no he posteado en dos semanas. Una ayudita: hice accesories 🙂

My Happy! Birthday Weekend

September 15, 2011 at 23:30 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | 1 Comment
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We celebrated my birthday this last Labor Weekend. I am a very lucky girl, as almost every year I get to celebrate my birthday along with Labor Day weekend, so not only a regular weekend, but a three day weekend!

We started the weekend going to the baseball game (Pali’s fourth time already!). We lost, but it was fun and Paloma really enjoyed it. She was clapping and “talking”, pretty cute.

On Sunday we celebrated with friends in our backyard. The first big party out in the patio in the new house. It was awesome. Lots of friends came, including the sun, and we had a wonderful time. It was great to see everybody and play, drink and eat.

We made some choripanes (sausage and bread sandwiches) and I made chimichurri, a very famous Argentinian sauce. I also made me a chocolate cake with dulce de leche and nuts in the middle (delicious!) and “tree” minted chocolate puddings (I got the idea here).

I was going to make some garlands as seen here. I cut them the night before, after the game, but I was too tired to sew them and they never got done the day of the party 😦 But I did some nice pom poms from here that my friend Andrea helped me hang in a corner of the gacebo. Super nice -both, my friend Andrea for helping me and the pom-poms 😉

It was a great party and a beautiful day. I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful family and so many good friends.

This picture is pretty funny, I had to post it! 🙂

 

 

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