Month: October 2014

thank you san francisco giants – from the bottom of my heart

Never have I seen a game, or that I recall, played with such drive and determination, inspiring me to strive, going forward, even harder to achieve the kind of success I’ve longed for. The San Francisco Giants won the world series yesterday, and I know this might mean nothing to some of you, but it means a lot to me as a San Franciscan. Three trophies in five years, from a team, this year, not considered a top contender and even game seven predictions by some expert was for the Royals. I suppose rightfully so. The Royals played a tough game, driven just as well to win. But there was something about the Giants – the amazing team behind the brand whose drive lifted up my spirits, and until that last inning – game 7, bottom of ninth, I was on the edge of my seat when suddenly a fluke happened, and there was a possibility we would lose. But I kept my faith in my team, chanting from the comfort of my home LET“S …

my style sense defined through other bloggers

As many of you may or may not know, bloggers have their personal list of bloggers whom they follow, and occasionally refer to them in their own blogs, admiring and appreciating common interests, sense of style, decor, recipes and more. So with that said, I will share with you two of my favorite bloggers who I appreciate for their fashion sense, very similar to mine.  Somethingblue  from New York, and 9to5chic from San Francisco.

san francisco giants world series – game two and happy hour

I planned this event a while back, and a few days ago contemplated cancelling it, thinking the SF Giants come first. Then I called the bar and asked if they planned to air the game, since there is no television in this particular hideaway. They said they will have a television set. So, those of you in town, stop by and have a drink with me, to support the SF Giants if you are a fan, and to get a chance to talk novels, blogs, and everything in between. Hope to see you tonight. RSVP here if you will:

fashion: my style sweaters fall-winter 2014

I adore sweaters and sometimes that’s all you need to spruce up an outfit. In fact, most of the time that’s ALL I need. I’m, how shall I put it, fashionably simple, considering jeans as dress up for most anything. The good thing is, working in the techy world in San Francisco, jeans are welcomed, and being overdressed is not at all necessary. So, jeans always, a T-shirt or a blouse a must, and a sweater is all I need pretty much 7 days a week. Here are my favorites for now – notice the color trend 🙂 {Source}

recipe: mexican lasagna borrowed

I love Mexican food. I never say no to it when out with friends who suggest the option. So, I found a recipe here, which by changing it up a little to add my own healthy take, I found it tasty and refreshing from the norm. Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground meat (I used turkey)  – I used ground chicken since I hate Turkey and I don’t eat beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 2 1/2 cups salsa –  I used fresh diced tomatoes 1 cup corn (can use frozen or canned, drain as needed) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 8-12 corn tortillas, divided and cut to fit lasagna 1 (16 oz.) container cottage cheese (I used an organic low-fat version) – 1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, for sprinkling over the top of the lasagna Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Brown meat in a large skillet on med-high heat, drain as needed. Return meat to skillet and add onions and green pepper, cook until tender; stirring …