Monday, January 3, 2011

pancakeLEFTOVERS: December

I feel like this post should be more of a pancakeLEFTOVERS: 2010 edition, but I think that would be way too predictable and somewhat complicated. If you think about it, as I already have, it would be more of a pancakeLEFTOVERS of all my pancakeLEFTOVERS, since I do a recap post at the beginning of each month. Does that even make any sense? If not, just nod your head and excuse my sleep-deprived speak. The month of December was something I would like to classify as a beautiful breakdown. While most slowly worked up their holiday cheer, I slowly lost mine with the passing of each week. Not to sound dramatic or anything, but working 45 hours a week can do that to one's spirit. When it came to Christmas itself, I was so happy to have a day off that I missed the morning and slept through a good chunk of the afternoon. I'm glad to say, however, that by the time New Year's Eve rolled around the corner, I regained some of my lost holiday cheer and ended the year with a complete bang. Before heading out for the night, I spent my day cleaning out my entire room and closet (and I would just like to say, it has never looked better). I was determined to go into 2011 clutter free both physically and mentally, and so far, three days into the new year, my plan seems to have worked. I really feel as if I  ended the year on a good note and started off this new one on the right foot. I rang in NYE with new friends, lots of smiles, and hours and hours of dancing in the city, and I am so very excited to see what comes my way in 2011. Now, without further ado, here is a final look at 2010, with my favorite December leftovers.

You all saw this a few posts back....

Little did you know, THIS is how I was feeling about taking off my warm beanie and coat. It was probably like 40 degrees out that day. And for a California girl like me, 40 degrees feels like 5. Also, I can't believe I just posted this silly picture!
Le Societe: One part Chambord, one part Herradura Agave Syrup, a spritz of lemon juice, and fresh blueberries. Also known as: absolutely delicious.
Nothing begins a day off  like a morning filled with a hearty avocado, bacon and tomato skillet, with a side of fruit and a warm sourdough muffin.
Having lunch with me typically involves me embarrassing you by taking pictures of your food. Ah, the life of a blogger. The photo of this tasty Granada Salad from one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Crepevine, is courtesy of my friend. And don't worry, a food post on Crepevine is totally on it's way.
Now that you've all seen my with my naturally curly hair, do you remember when you used to see me like this? I happen to think I look the same, but some say it's like night and day. What do you think?
I don't like to take myself too serious. Smiling is my favorite.
Goodbye 2010!
I would like to thank each and every one of you for being a big part of my 2010. I started my blog in August, and I while I have thoroughly enjoyed working on all of my posts, I have to say one of the best parts about blogging has to be all of the relationships I have built with my blogger buddies. You guys are awesome, and I can't wait to share 2011 with each and every one of you.


  1. I did an insane amount of wardrobe (etc.) cleaning too! First, at my parents' house back in CT, I tried to trash old, random "memorabilia" that I hoarded as a child. I filled up two heavy plastic bags with trash, another with clothes for goodwill, and had piles of shoeboxes and magazines. It sounds terrible and sloppy, but it wasn't all that bad....somehow I had this weird tendency to save all my shoeboxes and turn them into storage compartments.

    That was before the ball dropped.

    After the ball dropped, I came back to LA and cleaned out my current closet. I counted the number of clothing items that landed in the bag for goodwill...upwards of 70. Who can throw out that many items and still have a wardrobe?

    And, at times, feel they've nothing to wear!

    I get what you mean about going into the new year with clear priorities and a clutter free space. It feels so good to downgrade. I want to sweep through everything again - it would be nice to get down to bare minimum and get rid of all the excess.

  2. Gorgeous outfit and the pics of all the food made me really hungry! happy new years!

  3. Good to know that you did find your holiday cheer eventually! I want to wish you a happy new year and I hope 2011 brings lots of fabulous things for you and your blog :)

  4. That salad is making me so hungry. You have great style.

  5. i love that second photo! i totally know how you feel - sometimes it stinks to take off your coat before taking photos!!

    oh and that salad looks seriously delicious!

  6. I love your last photo - so peaceful looking.

    Happy 2011!

    xo Sherrie

  7. I'm glad you started the year in a good way, cleaning out your room and wardrobe has to be a great start. I always do mine in August time before the school year starts, although this year it was before my job started in order to start the year feeling calm and relaxed.

    You've had a great year blogging and I wish you all the best for 2011. Also I love that last photo, beautiful lighting.


  8. i like both your natural hair and straight hair, but I'm presonally partial to curls! :)
    looks like you had an amazing meal, too!

  9. happy new year - you look gorgeous!!

  10. That cocktail looks amazing! And I love the picture of you in the cream dress with brown boots- so gorgeous.

    Happy New Year by the way xx

  11. You are such a beautiful lady. Can't wait to see more of you in 2011. Happy New Year. ps. that omelet made me sooo hungry!

  12. I love the pictures. You look cute in every one of them! It's nice to see somebody take fun, smiling pictures. :)


  13. Gorgeous photos!!!! That food looks amazing!!
    velvet cupcakes

  14. Loving these pictures! Everything looks great!


  15. I agree, when I decided to grow my blog past just my close family and friends I was NOT expecting to feel so rewarded by the "blogger friends" that I have made via this new venture. You have done so well for just beginning in August, keep it up!

    Cheers from Amsterdam,


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