Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Sacramento Manic Monday: Mangia on Capitol

As the name suggests, a new restaurant has popped up on Capitol Avenue in downtown Sacramento. Mangia is right next door to the original Paesano's restaurant. In fact, the two share the same owners. And, as with any other establishment these owners have created, Mangia is host to delicious food and an inviting atmosphere.

I had the pleasure of eating there for the first time last week with one of my best friend's, Nicole. First we enjoyed the food, and then we enjoyed almost three hours (!) of sitting and chatting in the sun-lit dining room near a picture window looking out to the sidewalk and street, allowing us to see all the cool hipsters and state employees strolling through the neighborhood. Oh how I love those long afternoon lunches with a good friend and some good eats + people watching!  ;) 

For your viewing/drooling pleasure...

Nicole ordered the Mangia! Club sandwich:

And I ordered the Mangia! Chop Salad:

It was delish, and I look forward to taking my husband here soon so we can try some more things on the menu. (This seems like a place the guys would like too.)  :)

P.S. I do realize this is being posted on Tuesday, however, I blame my husband for my tardiness. This was written and ready to go yesterday for a Manic Monday post, but he interrupted me to check basketball scores on the laptop...or some other sort of man craziness he was interested in at the moment!  Sheesh! Does anyone else's husband do that to them?!? Bless his heart....

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Bare Minerals

I went shopping last night for some new makeup products - which tickles my heart, by the way! I love having new products to play with. So, even though it's annoying when my current products are almost gone and it makes me feel like I'm putting ghetto nastiness on my face in the morning, I can't help but be a little happy inside because I kow that I get to go play in the makeup store (usually Ulta or the Macy's makeup department) and come away with new products to make me feel pretty again and not so ghetto! LOL! ;) 

Among the top of the list of my favorite products is Bare Minerals. I love how natural the products are and at the same time what great staying power they have. I really think I have yet to find another brand of eyeshadows that are both pretty and last through the end of the day. What's even better is that they currently have some new products and colors out for your shopping pleasure!

This is what I left the store with last night:

Hint Cheek Color

Nude Beach Eyeshadow

Pebble Eyeshadow

Sleeping Mask Causing Wrinkles?

I'm just curious...do any of you use a sleeping mask? And if so, do you often wake up with lines on your face from it, like I do?!? I love the dang things, and I'm addicted to wearing them at night. I can't even sleep without one at night. I have tried several different kinds, though, and I haven't yet found just the right fit for my liking. I currently switch between one that looks like this:

And one that looks like this:

I like them both, but I end up with lines on my face in the morning whenever I use either one of them. So, I'm wondering, does anyone have the same problem, do you have any recommendations for a mask that doesn't leave you with lines creased into your face in the a.m., and does anyone have any expertise regarding whether or not I should be concerned that these creases may eventually become permanent wrinkles on my face??

Wind, Wind, Go Away...Bring Summer Our Way!

It has been windy as heck here in my neck of the woods. Read: hello allergies! Oy vey! My poor little eyes. I am ready for less wind and more of this:

(sunshine and calm weather)

I'm also looking forward to these this summer:

 (Shasta Lake)

 (Newport Beach)

(San Francisco Bay Bridge lightshow)


(4th of July Fireworks)

What are you looking forward to as we look ahead to the summer months?