Date night with the roomie

Lobster…get in my mouth!
I was looking through the ads in the paper and I came across a coupon for $4 lobster tails at Albertson’s and I go so excited! Usually they are about double that price, I was about to jump in the car to stock up with my roommate when we checked the date on the coupon…of course! Its not valid until Sunday! So I said lets go to Red Lobster! So we jumped in my car and headed into town.
25 mins later we get to the restaurant and in the entry way was a tank full of yummy dudes. I know its sad to say hi to them before Imma eat them, but they are so damn good!

Crystal and I both ordered the same thing.
The Ocean is in our face and about to be in our bellies!

Crystal is starting a blog so stay tuned for that!! She was taking pictures for twitter.

NOM NOM NOM!

Every time that we go out, I think people think we are a couple, and I am always the man! Haha! The waitress asked if we were going to go home and paint together wtf hahah.

Any excuse to blog, I will. I want to do it daily or every other day. Thanks for stopping by!
*Latina Kisses*

AHHHHH! Universal Studios!

Best part of waking up is…
room service rolling in breakfast! I did not want to get up sooner than I had to, so one phone call and a 15 min wait…breakfast was served! Beverly Hills Marriot hooked it up, pretty tasty I almost took my whole plate down to china town.
Universal Studios here we come! The last time I was there I was maybe like 10 years old. My Tios (Uncles) build sets and all that cool stuff so I got hooked up hehe. We are ready to walk our feet off! I dont know what is with the California heat but it was one of the hottest days Ive ever experienced. I was strapped with my sunblock spray and my rainbows on my feet. It was gonna be a LONG fun day. I always wear tube tops if I am going to be in the sun for more than an hour. I hate crazy tan lines!

The first ride we went on was the Simpsons roller coaster simulator. Basically you are strapped in a cart that moves a long with a huge screen in front of you that makes it look like you are on a crazy ride. Years ago they had the BACK TO THE FUTURE RIDE and it was waaaay better. This ride smelled like feet and you can clearly see the screen so it wasnt scary…I was just shakin not stirred.

PICTURE TIME!!

…Homer trying to creep on me. He better back up! lol

I wanted to go on the “Tram Ride” aka Studio Tour the minute I knew we were coming here. Its a 45 minute tour that takes you around the back lots where famous movies were filmed. A lot of the sets are still there, and tons were being built for up and coming television shows and major motion pictures (movies).

Apperently these sets were used for sense in INCEPTION and THE GHOST WHISPER just to name a couple.

Cheese!!!! Ryan trying to be cool, I was bugging him for a picture while he was trying to listen to our tour guide haha.

Tons and tons of cool cars from the movies. Here are two from FAST AND FURIOUS.

BACK TO THE FUTURE!

Watch out….KNIGHT RIDER (reminded me of my friend Erik)

Cool thing that I learned is that most movie sets that are out of the country are shot here in LA and they set up props like street signs to make it look like another country. These are props used to make the streets of San Diego look like Japan for FAST AND FURIOUS TOKYO DRIFT.
These stunt cars are controlled by huge remotes to give the allusion of cars jumping high in the air, I think they are mostly plastic too.

Welcome to Wisteria Lane, home of the Desperate Housewives. The neat thing was to see the fancy cars in the driveways that are just sitting there collecting dust because they are just set props that get driven probably 100 miles in a season. All the plants flowers and trees are all plastic so they dont die or change colors during days of filming.

WHOVILLE the set of The Grinch. This movie was filmed in 2000! They are adding too it for this holiday season.

The Bates Motel, the surviving set of the PSYCHO movie. The other was lost in a fire 3 years ago along with the huge KING KONG set. Theres even a little part where an actor, Norman Bates, comes out of the hotel carrying a presumed dead body…then walks over to the tram with a knife. Oh hell no, I would have fought him lol jk.

WAR OF THE WORLDS a real plane was used for this set. The crash scene was amazingly real looking. I can see how the actors can come off devastated walking around this set.

We went on rides saw some shoes including the Sound Effects show and WATER WORLD. We needed some fuel so we stopped at a Panda Express. It was over priced as expected but it did the job. I was full and ready to head to the exit.

On our way out we ran into a interactive Donkey from SHERK.

My feet and back are killing me still lol. It was a lot more walking than I am used to in one day. I had such a great weekend. I got my time a way and now Im back on the grind. I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend…Happy work week!
*Latina Kisses*

The start of a fun weekend! – Fat Burger + Dancing

Dancing Burgers
Ryan wanted to go dancing, like always lol…hes a dancing machine. There are a couple of clubs that we like to go in LA so we knew which one we wanted to go to since it was Friday night, Zanzibar! Before getting dressed, and knowing I might have a couple of glasses on Pinot at the bar…we got some juicy disgusting but good FATBURGER hamburgers.
Ive never had them before. Apparently they come with a fried egg and everything else under the moon. Ummmmm yea not trying to smell like a dancing onion in the club! I got my with JUST mustard ketchup pickles lettuce and cheeeesee pleeeaseee.
My favorite part is probably the Sonia fashion show…where I change back and forth too many times to annoy the person that I am going out with, probably take waaay too long to do my drag queen makeup of the night…and be super excited to go out. WOOT WOOT!
The dramatic event of the night…I was sipping on my drink before leaving the hotel and I missed my mouth lol (who does that??) and it spilled on my top!! The material is sooo thin and gentle I knew it would be stained for sure! I screamed out of hororr and almost cried (trying not to mess up my makeup of course haha) Quick fix: wet the whole damn shirt and then dry with a blow dryer!
(Picture via Twitter)
Since I decided to film an outfit of the night and carefully walked down to the lobby from our room (trying not to kill myself on ridiculous marble floors) The cabbie left and we had to haul another cab :(Below is a picture we took while waiting. I didnt want to take my camera with me this time because my clutch was literally a dot and it wouldnt fit, caca! I need to get a slim camera like a cyber shot or something.
My Details:
Coral long sleeve top by FOREVER21
Ribbed fitted skirt by FASHION Q
Shoes not shown by SHOEDAZZLE

We had so much fun dancing…well I watching him dance with himself haha cause the lord knows Jude has more rhythm than me…but it was a great night. My next weekend off , where should I visit?? Where is your favorite place for night life and just plain ol’ relaxation? Let me know!
*Latina Kisses*

Alley Cats – Shopping in the Fashion District

Starbucks + Mc Donalds French Fries = Belly
Since I had to pick up Jude from his dad’s early, we decided to make a day of it and just go shopping. Me and my roomie Crystal are undercover drag queens and wear false lashes almost everyday. When we are running low we talk about where we can get the best deal.
(Having a Green Tea Frap and Mc Donalds French Fries)

It used to be IMATS but this year was a FAIL. I posted about the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles before, but I didnt have the info for the place I got cheap eyelashes from. I made sure I got it for you guys this time haha. Here is her business card:

We went nuts! We each picked up 30 pairs.

Here is a little peek into the alley, well one of them because they are all over the place down here. Its cramped and usually smells like hot dogs haha. I love it. I think it was more exciting when I was younger because I feel like its just as expensive as Forever21 and stores like it.

Look at these Jeffrey Campbell Inspired booties! I was so excited to see them, Ive been eyeballing them. My boyfriend hates them, I saw them on a girl on Main Street in Huntington Beach wearing them with shorts and I had to have them.

Then I saw them on Dulce and I was like ahhhhhh if she has them, we have similar taste most of the time, I knew I had to get them. When I checked sites online they were very pricey. These inspired ones honestly look more wearable and were over $100 cheaper ๐Ÿ™‚ *baller on a budget dance* There were shoes every where! The great thing is…you can bargain with shop owners for lower prices and better deals (buy 2 get 1 free or 50% OFF) dont be shy to ask!

Me and my honey. He loves going downtown because he gets a treat of some sort and almost always a bubble gun. ๐Ÿ™‚

These next pumps reminded me of the shoedazzle false advertisment ads on Facebook of fashy the Gianmarco Lorenzi โ€˜Disco Ballโ€™ Platform Pumps that has everyone searching the site for shoes that are $2800+. These are obviously not covered in Swarovski Crystals, they are the cheap inspired version.

I had them fill Jude’s sippy cup (from Walmart $2) with a raspado aka slushie. It was soooo hot.

I thought I was gonna go a whole 4 blocks without seeing bunk MAC makeup…nope! There it is. Selling “Wonder Woman” and “Hello Kitty” collection products including BH cosmetic style palettes as MAC Cosmetic products. FYI its all fake and MAC has never sold 88 color palettes.

Jude was overdue for his nap so we cut our adventure short. We stopped to grab a quick bite, and a staple in the Fashion District, “Alley dogs” Yummy!

Jude likes his dogs plain, no bun either.

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I picked up a purse hook, keeps your purse next to you hanging off the edge of the table while you are out at a restaurant.

I also got a hello kitty long sleeve crop top, the brown inspired booties, and a faux leather jacket.

Has anyone been to the alleys/Fashion District lately? What stores should we visit? What good deals/items did I miss?
*Latina Kisses*

Pool Party Baby! – Jude’s 2nd Birthday

My baby is now a Toddler!
This year my son, Jude Isaac, turned 2 years old! Oh my goodness how time flies! It was over a week ago so I am trying to dig in my messy memory for details of this eventful afternoon. I was really stressed that this party was going to be like his first and to my surprise it was better. Since Jude’s father and I are no longer together, we had separate parties so this year the guest list was shortened.
I knew it was going to be a small group that would come because not many of my family members have small children, so a pool party during summer was the best idea I had. Then to keep myself from going broke, knowing I had to pay for it all myself, I picked hot dogs for the main dish.
Alley Dogs
Everyone I know loves Alley Dogs – bacon wrapped hot dogs with grilled peppers and onions. They were a hit. I pre warpped the dogs and cut up the veggies the night before so I had one less thing to do the day of. Thanks to Ryan and B for manning the grill because the lord knows I wanted nothing to do with it!

Jude has been obsessed with bubbles lately so I made sure to incorporate them some how. While I was at the 99CENTS store I ran into a whole section dedicated to them, so I picked up about 7 wands with trays and set them outside of the clubhouse, I rented it for the party, and the kids went wild! I also purchased a bubble machine from Party City, but with my luck…it didnt work.
Heres a little peek inside of the clubhouse where everything was set up. I had picnic tables decorated outside, but it was burning up like hell so everyone spent most of the time here or at the pool. See any familiar faces?? There is B, Brigitte and Crystal!
On the big screen I had Yo Gabba Gabba “Broobee’s Birthday” DVD on repeat. Lined up in front of it were the “beach/pool” bags that had little toys and nick-nacks for the kids to play with and then eventually fill when it was time to hit the pinata. (Bags from 99CENTS store, toys/party favors from Target $2-3 each)
A pool party would not be complete without a snow cone machine!!
($55 Jump Connection, Azusa)
Along with hot dogs, Crystal made deviled eggs and macaroni salad. I dont know what she put in those eggs but they were a hit. Fruit salad and mini bags of chips were taken down to china town before I can snap pictures of ’em lol.
The Cake
Omg, when I went to pick up this cake I was in love!! Look at all the detail that was put into this cake and amazing use of fondant and food colored gel!
(I deleted the close up shot on accident! damn it! CLICK HERE to view it)
Jude’s been practicing blowing out candles in my room all month…
The cake was difficult to cut with the fondant on and it crumbled eventually! It was a rainbow in side with strawberries in cream in the middle. Everyone was quietly enjoying the cake ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to open gifts before we head to the pool! He got so many cool gifts, including a power wheel, training potty, toys, clothes, play kitchen, bike, couch, tv and my favorite…books!!)

Some of our guests posing for a quick picture with their swim toys in hand.
(Dolphins from 99CENTS STORE, Star rings from WalMart, and Beach balls my mom had a few randomly lol)
A mexican party would not be complete without a pinata! And yes, we had to break that bad boy in the parking lot next to the clubhouse because there were no trees high enough to hang it from hahah. We made it work!

Had to collect some candy for my sisters kids who were LATE AND MISSED EVERYTHING!! lol

COOL POOL PARTY LALALA – Aquabats
Time to get wet and wild! All the kids were waiting for the real party started….in the pool.

(My mom with my twin’s daughter Emma and son Mikey)

Some of the party wondered off into the hot tub haha. My aunt didnt want to get out!

There were so many pictures from this day, but I would be here all night! I just wanted to share a little bit of Jude’s party with all of you because I know a lot of you were asking about it. It was better than I expected and I was really happy to have most of the people that I really care about be there to celebrate another year of my sons life.
God is good! I have been so blessed this last year to have come out of the darkness and say that I am truly happy and so very blessed to be able to take care of myself and my son. Thank you everyone for your support, love and prayers.
*Latina Kisses*