Day 260. 105 days and $106 lefttogo.

Los Angeles is beginning to feel the heat!! There's a heat wave on the prowl, so today I took full advantage and went with the ultimate summer sundress for spending the day outside and the evening indoors with the girls. Day 259 - Before

I am LOVING the primary colors on this bad boy. Yellow, orange, purple, and green, oh my!! This palette screamed "weekend ensemble" in a very high-pitched voice, so I had to purchase from the big pile of duds just so it would simmer down.

It was too long and a bit too large on top, so I had a few little mends to make. First thing to focus on was the length, so I cut the dress off just below the knees!

Cut time!

Now that we're getting shorter, I had to make it tighter as well. I took in an inch on each side of the top to make it a little more fitted in my chestal area. Out came the machine...

Did I say how obsessed I am with this fabric?

...and a brand new hem was made! The dress now fit perf in the boob area! Just to give it a little more flair, I cinched the area up top and pinned it together with a safety pin. My trademarked "pinch and cinch" move!!

Pinch and Cinch!!

Kinda like Reese Witherspoon's "snap and bend" from Legally Blonde? N'est-ce pas?

Bend and Snap!

My sundress escorted me to a little McDonald's run this morning for one of their iced coffees (totally treat!), a trip to the pile sale for some $1 finds, and then to the movies for some Eat Pray Love-ing.

Day 259 - After

We planned our girls movie day at the Grove...

Afternoon with the gals!

...and invited the moms along as well. Love taking up half a row in the theater!!

Movie with the Moms!!

Not sure who saw it or not, but I must say, after I left I desperately wanted three things:

1 - A big bowl of pasta.


2 - A trip to Bali.

I want to go to there!!

3 - A makeout sesh with Javier.

Oh Javier!!

I've been getting some awesome EPL inspiration emails...may as well start the week off right with some chocolate thanks to my gal Cheryl!!


4 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons oil 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional) A small splash of vanilla extract 1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly before pouring in the milk and oil in. Keep mixing. Add the optional chocolate chips next (who makes that an option!) and vanilla extract, and mix again...

Mmm, cake batter!

Put your mug in the micro wave and cook for three minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow it to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

This is too easy!!

EAT ! (this can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

Optional Sharing Method!

Why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because we are all only 5 minutes away from warm, gooey, delicious chocolate cake any time, night or day.

Ooh Cheryl, you may hold the key to my heart right here!! Thanks for sharing!!

Keep the notes of inspiration coming my way! Will continue posting all week :)