Friday, March 30, 2012


First off, here are the waffles that Katey requested ;]
Sour Cream Waffles from Cafe Beaujolais
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tblsp. sugar
4 eggs, separated
1 cup sour cream (we actually used 2% Greek yogurt)
1 1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup + 2 Tbl. melted butter, oil or combination (we used a combo just because that's all we had)

1. Sift together all dry ingredients. 
2. In separate bowl, beat together egg yolks, sour cream, milk and butter. Add to dry mix. Mix together thoroughly. 
3. Beat egg whites until stiff, and fold in completely. Make waffles the way you usually do. 
*You could very easily add nuts, chocolate chips, fruit, bacon to this batter as well!

So last Thursday after class, I was asked by a fellow student to be an interviewer on his webisode for the next day. I said yes without really thinking, and when I got home, realized that I had no idea how to do that/what to ask. Luckily, he gave me the shortest spot and I was to talk to a photographer, so at least I could relate to her in some way. 
On Friday, I was so nervous but managed to go over to the shooting spot (an apartment) in North Hollywood. Everyone was really kind and easygoing, which made me feel a bit more relaxed about the whole ordeal. I interviewed Erin Stone, a dark, romantic style photographer. If you want to see the episode here it is: I'm weird. My interview's the last one at the end. 
Although it was scary, it was a really great experience being on camera and basically, improvising. 
My family and I finally watched The Help! I loved it! I thought they did a really good job of adapting it from the book (because let's be honest, that book is fucking long albeit amazing). 
My sister and I were also obsessed with the outfits in the film. That's one of my favorite eras and I just love that retro, colorful look. Also the Southern accents were so cute. Katey thinks I'm weird because of my infatuation with the South but I can't help it!
Sasha's surprise party was on Saturday! Unfortunately, I was at work and missed the surprise part but I was still able to go and have a good time. It took me a million years to find parking because everything is permit or a driveway. Eventually, I was able to park behind Kara's car (best spot evaa)
It's dark but that's a Heineken and a bottle of vodka in my cupholders. (It's not mine, I swear)
Sasha, Audrey, me, and Kara in the classic Kara pose

Also! I didn't get to take home any cupcakes this weekend but my boss gave Tyler and I 6 inch cakes to take. Tyler chose chocolate and so I took the ~2 slices of vanilla and a little over half of a red velvet cake. The red velvet sort of fell over on the way home but I gave it to my friend Matty. 
It rained on Sunday practically all day. I went to the bookstore with my dad and had to share an umbrella because I didn't think the drops would be so big. Luckily, I had my rain boots on. 
Rain + tea

I got to hang out with my friend Skyler on Tuesday. He, Anna, and I went to Starbucks and Chipotle for an afternoon snack and then shopped at the Jewish lady thrift store (I'm not commenting on the clientele, the name has something like that in it). For some reason, I really liked this snow globe (I think it's the puffins)
West Quoddy is the most eastern point in Maine between America and Canada or something like that. Skyler and I want to make a road trip out of it if we end up on the east coast next year. But, in short, I thought it was really cute. 
We walked around Tujunga to take pictures for my photo project afterwards, enjoying the sunshine. 
Anna's been re-watching Season 1 of Grey's Anatomy and god, that show was so good! Izzie Stevens is me (we both bake?). And George is Katey and my friend Jeremy. A patient in the show actually told George he had 'kind eyes'. 
My teacher used my photo assignment for Design in Nature as an example this week, which was tres exciting. Of course, my other picture using Rule of Thirds was completely wrong because I used my dog and not a person. Which the above picture is re-doing, actually. 
Anna's been hearing from colleges this week and it looks like Boston University might be her choice! One of her best friends is looking there too and another bf is part of the Boston Ballet which is down the street practically, so she's excited to be with friends. And one of my good friends is graduating from there soon, but might stay in the area! So I'll have many reasons to visit. I haven't heard from any schools yet but I'm slightly nervous. I don't exactly know what to do yet, which is frightening and incredibly annoying. Whatever, I'm just trying to take it one step at a time. 
Today is my first day of Spring Break! I'm going to Aroma with my friend Sydney later for coffee. And Sunday is an open house/birthday celebration for Xander! I'm so excited! We talk but I haven't seen him in a while and I miss hanging out with him! My dad and Anna are also going to visit Massachusets and Pennsylvania all next week, so my mom and I will have the house to ourselves (yes!). We'll have to find some fun things to do and I'll probably get some movies on Netflix while they're gone. And do some hiking, barring it's not rainy (fat chance). 
I might be the only on spring break but I hope everyone enjoys their week, nonetheless!

xxx Sara

Friday, March 23, 2012

Reunited (again but in warmer weather)

This weekend was the perfect way to celebrate the end of a tough quarter. Getting to see Sara again was, as expected, wonderful, and her entire family is simply delightful! Mrs. Suskin and Anna picked me up Thursday night and we chatted until Sara got home, after which we chatted into the night. 
Friday morning we were up early to start our adventures!
First stop was Olvera (sp?) St. with lots of fun candle/skull/statue related things

We even got to see the oldest house in LA! 

Then we moved on to Little Tokyo where we walked around and then went to a market and got sushi plus delicious treats, i.e. dark chocolate Kit-Kats!
We searched for some feather earrings that we never actually found (but I’ll be ok) and explored lots of cute shops! Oh and we used the bathroom at the Museum (I forget it’s actual name), which was cool but the people were kind of snooty because Sara forgot her card. And probably because we asked to use their bathroom before showing interest in the actual exhibits.

Then we were off to continue our walking tour. We went to the Cathedral which was gorgeous, and we used their bathroom!

and even better were the animal statues outside!

Next, we found a bathroom at the Disney Concert Hall. Very classy and eco-friendly restrooms. This was becoming a walking bathroom tour of LA.
Then we headed to Bunker Hill! AKA the place from 500 Days of Summer. Some other people were sitting on that bench, but the view was fabulous. 
On the way home we stopped at Hollywood and Vine to check out the gold stars. The best part, however, was our musician friend who stopped us to play his CD and tell us about his future stardom. 
Then we headed home to freshen up before going to Ventura with Anna. We shopped around a bit and then went home again before going out to dinner. We had fantastic Japanese food, delicious salmon for Anna and I and tofu hot pot for Sara. The day wrapped up with an episode of The Hills and some Glee before bed :)
Saturday was day two, and we headed off to the grove after breakfast. It had rained a lot in the morning but cleared up in time for us to leave. I had my first drink from the Coffee Bean, and we shopped around. Then we moved on to the Marc Jacobs store. It was as wonderful as one might expect. I bought a super cute shirt that I am currently wearing, a fun pink ring (planning to wear it on my birthday), and some bracelets for a friend. All in all, very successful. 
Then we went to Le Pain Quotidienne, which had fabulous tartines (which Anna and I ate) and a delicious spinach soup that Sara ordered. Oh, and the praline spread was like hazelnut heaven. A trip to Big Sugar (where Sara works) wrapped up our day with a scrumptious red velvet cupcake.
For dinner Sara’s dad made pizza, and we prepared a lovely and colorful salad. Dinner was fantastic fantastic fantastic, and then we watched No Strings Attached, which was a super fun movie.
Sunday was our Santa Monica day...and the day of the LA marathon. We started out with some incredible waffles, hopefully Sara will post the recipe. We figured out how to get around the marathon’s closed roads and even found $3 parking! We walked a bazillion miles: on Montana St. (found a great sweater at LF!), through the promenade (another sweater + nail polish), and over around Urth Cafe. Urth was super delicious and the people were really nice, plus they did latte art! 

The weather was nice for all of our walking, a little bit cool but beautiful. The wind got pretty cold though as we headed back from Urth so we were eager to get to the car but we had to stop at Randy Melville first so Anna and I could make some last purchases. And then we went to Lush with Sara to pick up some face scrub. At Lush we met this super fun gay guy who showed us how to make pink champagne bubble bath and made us do a lip scrub. The lush lip scrubs are gonna be my new favorite stocking stuffer for friends.

Random photos from walking in Santa Monica:

Once we got into the warmth of Sara’s house we got ready for a fabulous dinner of chicken and sweet potatoes and other deliciousness. It was the perfect conclusion to my weekend and in the morning, we stopped by Sara’s high school before getting me to the airport. Lucky for me Seattle wasn’t as sad looking and rainy as when I left it. This week has been fun filled so there will be more to come before Spring Quarter starts (Monday).


Katey and Sara take LA

Aw Katey has gone back to the Pacific Northwest :[ It was so much fun having her around for the weekend!
She's got more pictures than I do, so she may post with those, but I figured I could offer some sort of account as well. 
My dad made a vegan berry pie for Pi Day last week. It has an olive oil crust and was really good!
After theater class and cleaning the house, I helped my mom frost some cupcakes for a bake sale. They are the Trader Joe's vanilla cake and frosting mixes, and although I didn't try any, my mom enjoys them a lot. 
I think I did a pretty neat job! And the marshmallows are strawberry hearts. 
On Friday, Katey and I took the subway downtown and saw Olvera Street, Little Tokyo, the cathedral, the Disney Concert Hall, and Bunker Hill. 
I liked the llamas in this religious-ish store:
We got sushi and poki in Little Tokyo and some ethnic Kit Kats (dark chocolate and strawberry tarte) and saw every single news station outside the LA courthouse, waiting for a big story. 
We couldn't go all the way into the cathedral because they were setting up for something but lit a candle (not for $2 though) and looked at the fake animals. 
The donkey was my favorite because it looks like my dog. 
Bunker Hill had more homeless people than normal, if the amount of sleeping people on the ground was any indication. Some guys were occupying the 500 Days of Summer bench but I think we got the same view from ours not too far away. 
Also we used many bathrooms all over the area (Union Station, Japanese American museum, cathedral, Disney hall) and while the Japanese museum had clean ones, the people were pretty sassy, so I think the nicest bathroom award goes to the Disney Hall. 
My sister picked us up and we went shopping on Ventura, starting with Peets for chai and coffee. 
I tried on this really amazing dress at Free People; it reminded me of Twiggy in San Francisco. 
The back is a little lower and it's perfect for spring and summer. I want it so much but it's $118 so I'll have to think about it. Plus they didn't even have my size. 
We went out to Daichan for dinner and came home and watched the last 2 episodes of Glee since Katey hadn't seen them yet. 
On Saturday it poured, which was so exciting and a first for us this year. I wore my green AA vest hoodie because tis the season, after all. We went to the Grove first and went to Anthropologie, Nordstrom and Coffee Bean. From there, we went to Marc Jacobs and I got a shirt, bracelets for Lena and a grey bejeweled ring, which I've worn nearly every day since. 
We had lunch at Le Pain and I got a vegan spinach soup and quinoa tabouli. So good! Also the Melrose location is so cute! We had pizza for dinner and watched No Strings Attached afterwards. 
I want carrots! So practical and delicious!
On Sunday it was beautiful and sunny! We went to Santa Monica, unfortunately the same day as the LA marathon but thankfully, we were on the 405 when there was no traffic. It was incredibly windy and made the day chilly but we tried to find streets guarded by buildings to minimize hair flying. We walked A LOT. All the way to Montana Ave. and then through the Promenade and all the way to Urth Cafe. Katey got a great deal on a sweater at LF and a ring at Brandy Melville, Anna got a dress at BM and I got a face mask at Lush. 
We stopped at this British store where Anna got a Bounty bar and a Lion. I saw many things I wanted, among them were, a teapot shaped like a London bus, orange/pineapple squash and giant Cadbury eggs. 
I got an almond milk latte and a hummus and tabouli salad at Urth, which was sort of discounted because they didn't have the soup that I originally ordered. 
So amazing, the pita that they had was really soft. 
We passed a trash can while shopping afterwards:
When we made our final bathroom stop, I saw this ad and liked the girl's bangs:
They're chunky but I think they're cool. I'm not sure if my hair is thick enough to pull it off though. 
On Katey's last day, we relaxed in the morning, made an Easter package for Jeremy and stopped at school to see Mr. Winnie and talk to the counselor. 
It was sad to leave her at the Burbank airport but I want to try and make time to see her before she leaves to Paris over the summer!
My sister and I took Honey Badger's yoga class on Tuesday and I ran errands with my mom on Wednesday before school. It's gotten warmer the last couple days and I actually changed to shorts when I came home yesterday! My sister and I went to Menchies and took a run/walk around the neighborhood. 
Perfectly sunny and picturesque. 
Last night at the end of class, one of my classmates asked if I could host/interview a photographer for a webisode that he does and somehow I agreed, no idea why. I was a little scared but I think if I have fun with it and enjoy myself, it won't be hard. Maybe I'll post the episode if it goes well! I've been reading over the information all morning. I hope it goes over well!
I've got 2 midterms next week to study for and a monologue to get down! And there is a surprise party for Sasha tomorrow night, so after work I've got to head over. It's going to be a busy, busy week!

xoxo Sara

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

T-Minus 1 Day

Katey's arriving tomorrow! I dusted and cleaned some of my room today and will work on the rest + vacuuming tomorrow between classes. 

Last week, both my photo and screenwriting classes were unexpectedly cancelled, leaving me more time to do homework, which I didn't really do. Instead, I watched 50/50: funny and I thought Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon Levitt were great. 
My mom took my sister and I to Menchies and shopping at Free People last week because it was International Women's Day. I also had a gift card, which I used towards a yellow knit sweater. My sister bought purple embroidered shorts, which I almost chose. 
Also because of the occasion, my sister and her friends had a tea party at school so my dad made her scones.
They're from the Field of Greens cookbook:
Orange Pecan Scones
Zest of 1 orange
3-4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup dried currants
3 cups unbleached white flour
5 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound cold, unsalted butter
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup small pecan pieces; coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 400. Plump the currants in the orange juice. Sift the dry ingredients together. Cut the butter into small pieces and cut into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or 2 knives until it resembles coarse meal. Add the currants and the juice. Stir the zest into the buttermilk, add to the dry ingredients, and stir until mixture is moistened. You may need to add a little more buttermilk. Do not over mix. 
Turn the dough onto a floured board and gently form into a round about 1 inch high. Cut the round into 8 wedges and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet stacked on top of another sheet. (The double pan is necessary to keep the bottoms from browning too quickly). Whisk the egg and milk together and lightly brush the scones with the mixture. Sprinkle the pecans on top. Bake until scones are browned, about 20 minutes. 
I don't like scones but apparently these are really good! Mothers used to fight over them at my elementary school bake sales. 
On Friday, I did some baking of my own and made vegan lemon poppy seed muffins.  I added a teaspoon of almond extract, but they are exactly what the recipe says. I also ran out of flour and had to use half normal and half kosher passover flour but they turned out fine.
Actually I really liked them and so did my dad. He's even passed the recipe on to co-workers. 
We had somen for dinner and I boiled some eggs. One of them cracked when I put it in and grew some weird eggy appendage. 
It was so big that it made the egg float in the water. 
I worked the morning shift on Saturday, so I had to get up at 7 for the first time in a while. But I took home a strawberry cupcake and a strawberry shortcake one! I didn't really try them but my mom said they were good. My sister and I went to yoga and had to practically stand on the wall, which made my shoulders and arms so sore but was fun! My friend, Leah called me later that night and I went to Crave Cafe with her and her boyfriend. She was only in town for the weekend from Berkeley but hopefully I'll see her again when she's back in a few weeks. 
My cousins came over on Sunday and we all went up to the Griffith Observatory. It was a sunny day, slightly smoggy/foggy, and breezy (I should have worn a sweater without holes in it). My cousin, Jojo is doing a project on the Tesla Coil so we immediately went to see that in action. 
Actually really cool. We looked at other space stuff, and I remembered my Space&Space Travels class but unfortunately, not much of the information from it. 
Not a bad view. 
Almost everyone was starving so we decided to leave and get started on dinner because it was 4 by that time. So all 9 of us piled into our ancient Suburban and because nothing normal ever happens to us, the car didn't start. I seriously thought we were going to have to call AAA to get us out of Griffith Park and cause a ton of traffic congestion but after my dad and uncle opened up the hood and played with wires and such (thank god people took shop class back in the day) the car magically started and we were able to get home. 
We practically inhaled the burgers, brats, brussel sprouts and sweet potato fries that we made. And for dessert, I made brownies (actually really good because I put coffee in them, even though my mom thought they were a little too intense) and had fruit + sour cream/brown sugar. 
Also there was this crazy-and by crazy I mean awesome-pickle in a bag that my dad picked up at the market. 
Yesterday, I had to recite my monologue for the class which was frightening at first but after standing on stage for a few minutes, didn't bother me. I ran into AJ and Justin and hung out till their art history class started and picked up my Night and Day entry from last semester. I went to yoga with my sister last night and I know I say this every time, but I actually sweat more than I ever have from this class. Like I was actually soaking wet when I got in the car, it was so disgusting. It was Core Power status (hot yoga) in the sweat department but more fun. As my cousin says of those classes, "You come out with cheekbones". 
We watched the majority of Roman Holiday last night which actually serves as a perfect inspiration and model for my monologue because Luisa and Princess Anne are somewhat similar. And Audrey Hepburn is with a normal aged guy (Gregory Peck is quite studly). 
Today, I got out of my photo class early which normally would make me so happy but I was counting on going almost till 6 because I had an audition at that time for a play at school. I tried out for Mirror Mirror (which the director wasn't even there, so probably no shot) and one director was like, "Actually, I'd like you to read for mine", which was kind of exciting that he liked my reading of the Stepmother enough. So I read the script as fast as I could, but not fast enough, because I stumbled over it a little bit and he cut me off before the last large paragraph. So embarrassing. But I don't care about getting the part, I just liked the experience!
I'm starrrrving because I've been at school all day but hopefully dinner will be ready soon. 
I'm so excited to come home tomorrow and see Katey! There's a possibility of rain, although knowing the accuracy of that, it's questionable (but judging my luck, it might actually happen) so it won't be that warm. I might be really happy for the rain though, so I hope Katey's not disappointed! 
Adios amigos! My next post will include our weekend adventures!
xoxo Sara

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Endless Homework

I've been swimming in large amounts of homework for the past couple of weeks. I've got a photo assignment, 10 pgs. of script to write (and now that I did the fist 10, I might as well get started on the next 10), a monologue to memorize, and a thousand pages of reading to do. And on top of all of that, I get the lovely task of completing my Eugene Lang and NYU applications by April 1. And finding a teacher willing to fill out the evaluation sheets that I didn't know I had to do until this weekend (and nearly had a coronary). However, in between all of this, I still managed to find time to read both of Katey's fabulous posts! I want to go back to Vancouver!
Hey last week was leap year! Apparently it means that the Mayans were wrong because they hadn't accounted for leap year in their calendar; therefore it is July 2013 as far as they know. Which they don't, since they're unfortunately dead. Some family friends came over to work on an 8th grade project with my dad (she made an animation film) and gave me a belated birthday gift of a Free People gift card! I don't know what to buy yet but I'm excited nonetheless. 
I finally took a picture of Gizmo, the dog of one girl in my class. 
I want a chihuahua like him now!
Last Friday, I had a dentist appointment, where the very kind dental hygienist told me that if I didn't floss my teeth, I'd get gum disease. Completely freaked me out so much that I've been on the flossing warpath since then. In the waiting room, we saw a magazine with these adorable gingerbread men. 
After the dentist, we went to Whole Foods (coconut water, kale, trail mix, dear god so LA) and the mall. I got a new shirt at Forever 21, which is in tune with my current retro, '50s/'60s, Help-inspired fashion choices. 
Instagram made it look really red but it's more of a pink. 
Anna and I went shopping and to Jamba and Peets, visited Sasha at Filigree and stayed in the rest of the night. We ended up watching both Shrek 1 & 2. 
I love imitating Gingy.
Work was boring on Saturday but I took home 3 dozen cupcakes (normal and mini). 
On Sunday, my parents and I drove to Santa Monica to shop and walk around. We started out with breakfast at Le Pain (Katey, I think we should get lunch or breakfast here one day, it's amazing) where I got a bowl of granola and almond milk. 
Not my picture, but the same thing. My mom got a butternut squash and goat cheese frittata and my dad got farro oatmeal with nuts and cranberries on top. Both soooo delicious! We went to Penzey's spice store and Barnes and Noble where my dad bought me a William Golding book on screenwriting. I found a great shopping area on Montana Ave. for when Katey comes to visit and lots of good sightseeing. On the way home, we stopped in Hollywood at Samuel French bookstore so I could get The Fantasticks; the musical housing my monologue. It was also warm enough for me to go sweatshirtless in SAMO! I think it got into the 80's. It's back down again though, since this week has been relatively cool. And yesterday was incredibly windy. 
I thought I'd share my breakfast fruit bowl from the other day, it was just so pretty.
Last night, Anna and I went to yoga and waterfalls of sweat came down my face but I felt great afterwards. I came home and watched Remember the Titans, which I like because it's by Disney meaning that there can only be a minimal amount of stress and conflict in the movie. Hayden Panettiere stole the show (aside from Denzel, obviously). Kate Bosworth was also in it and she was alright, too. And Ryan Gosling was already cute (what did I expect?).

My photo class today got cancelled because my teacher is in the hospital so I've got an extra week to do my project that already should be done but of course, isn't. So, I'll be doing all sorts of homework today and taking a break to watch 50/50 and/or Gossip Girl from last week. 
There are 8 days 9 hours and 46 minutes until Katey is here! I'm so excited! I'll be cleaning and planning between now and then!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh Canada and Portlandia

I just want to say that I wrote almost this entire post before the page froze and deleted the whole thing. So frustrated right now.

But anyway, I am basically like a traveling machine lately. On President's Day weekend, Max and I drove up to Vancouver, BC where we met up with our friends Anna and Aaron who were there with Aaron's fraternity. Did I mention I'd never been to Canada? I'd say it was a success.

We drove up Friday night and the only downside was that I really had to pee when we hit this traffic:
I had to hold it all the way there :(

When we got there, we met up with Anna and Aaron and went out to a sports bar called Speakeasy (really cool place!) for a "low key" night. Well Anna and I had a low key night. Max and Aaron ended up spending more than intended (understatement) and serenading Anna and me with their rendition of "Beautiful Girls." All in all, a good night. And did I mention how great the view from our balcony was?

The next morning the boys took Anna and I out for breakfast at Café Crêpe. So delicious.

 It was very sweet of them and everyone had super yummy food.

           Aaron got his peanut butter.

And I got my Almond Latte.

 Perfect with a Nutella and Banana Crêpe.  

We wanted to go to this suspension bridge park thing, but it was super cold and rainy. Instead we just walked around and explored downtown Vancouver. That night, we got ready for some super fun times:

 (I have no idea why they did this)

Aaron had been super bummed that a bowling alley he had wanted to go to was closed that day, so we went at night. It was lots of fun, but Canadian bowling is a little weird/hard to figure out. It's one little ball, five pins, and you have to knock them all over before they reset. Very weird. Also potentially dangerous as we learned when Aaron threw his ball directly into Max's leg. Don't ask how.

So that was Canada in a nutshell. We went home the next day because we had lots of things to get done, and I was getting sick (excuse number six trillion for being a sucky blogger). I actually was super sick most of that week, which was a bummer, but I got to go home last weekend. Home always makes everything better. 

Portland is really a much less exciting story. Laura and I drove home on Friday, talking all the way and only stopping for some delicious Taco Bell $5 Boxes or whatever they're called. Then I just hung out with my parents. My mom and I went to my high school's production of Singin' in the Rain because my friend's little sister was in it. It was Phenomenal! I always forget how incredible my school was in the arts. They literally made it rain on the stage. Super high quality. 

Then the fam and I just hung out and watched The Ides of March. See it.

Have you noticed lately how FABULOUS Ryan Gosling is?
I have.

George Clooney is not too shabby either.

Before I left my mom took me walking with her and her friend at a wildlife refuge.

It was actually pretty cool.
And I can definitely use these photos in my next wilderness project.

That was about it for Portland, and this week/weekend has been pretty low key. A party Friday night and hard work on the wilderness documentary last night. Lots of homework today. I miss Sara making sure we did something cool each weekend! I may actually head to UVillage Starbucks today in her honor. I actually gave up Starbucks for Lent, but it's Sunday so technically it's ok.

Cool things coming up this week: Super Tuesday talk on the election stuff. I've gotten kind of into politics slash electiony things lately (I know, nerd). And then Saturday I think I get to go see The Vow with Laura! Super girly, but I'm so excited!

That's all for now,