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Hello WWW, are you there? It’s me, Lali…….

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 15 October 2013

Yeah, Wow, do I suck. 

Well no, I don’t. Blogging took a back seat to life. 

in 2012 I got a puppy, got married, had family from Colombia/Mexico/Chile stay with us. Spent time with my Abuelo who was ill, worked a whole ton.

Thus far in 2013 its been extreme ups and downs. Work is super busy and picked up (the sitting of babies is in high demand in NYC) Helped some friends with their extremes, both good and bad.My Abuelo passed away-en vida abuelo, en vida! and perhaps the biggest extreme…..

well we are pregnant. not we, my ass is most for sure knocked up. My husband is the “silent partner” in this adventure. (but super supportive and loving-he just doesn’t get the heartburn)

In the world of INSTANT, blogging seems to have taken a wayside. With google reader gone (and pregnancy in full effect to actually transfers my links else where before it went away) I do not sit and read blogs like I used to. It was my favorite down time/screen time. 20 minutes timed and a cup of coffee. 

Most bloggers have Instagram and mini/microblog their adventures there. While this is great-I do miss reading full length posts. I can not stand Facebook with the constant complaining and memes….a future post on that later. 

I am hoping I can get myself on a routine and start up again. I miss airing out my shit and sharing my DIY adventures. 


I started blogging back in 2006- Domestic and Single. Now, I am married, and about to pop out a mini. Sh$t has for sure changed. 


So internetlandia….you still there? I think I am coming back…..

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Biggie’s Adopt-a-versary!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 11 April 2013

Biggie's Adopt-a-versary!

Today marks a year since we called out of work, zipped down the shore, and meet Biggie Smalls.

His name was Neo at the time, and he was so tiny and so handome. It didn’t take long for both of us to decide that we needed him as our side-kick.

The picture is one our wedding photographer, Jenelle Kappe put up on her instagram. I showed it to my boo as we were getting ready for bed, and found myself emailing Jenelle to see when we could meet him. He was rescued from South Carolina via Luv Furever Animal Rescue based out of my favorite state, New Jersey.

I know I have been MIA from bloglandia. So much has occured. I even had my food blog revamped-and slacked and did no postings what so ever! It was an amazing layout-but sadly blogging had to take a back seat to some major life changes, and to be honest I stepped out of the kitchen as I struggled to embrace the life style/routine I had.

I am back with soo much to share!
This being my first post back is quite appropriate.

Biggie has brought so much joy and simplicity into our lives.

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Je manque Paris!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 18 March 2011

My Cio-Pet the fotog

If I could be anywhere right this fucking moment it would be in this picture right above. That is my moco,my cio-pet, my babysister (who aint a baby no-mo’) In Paris, sipping on coffee or chocolate. having nothing on my agenda but walk around and eat. Talking or not talking and mostly laughing.

Home/Work/NYC life has me uber-stressed out.

I am trying hard to keep positive, trying to de-stress. But when you don’t get that stress relief in any aspect-fuck is it frustrating.

how does one de-stress when there is stress everywhere they turn?
how does one handle needs not being met.

ugh-I need to throw myself back into blogging and baking.  and possibly the ‘la.

So back to Paris…..I fucking miss it.

the calmness of life and the passion I saw others embraced in… was infectious and got to me. just to come back and be thrown back into the stress of life.

Is it the NYC hustle? Is it me wanting more? Is it the passion of it all that I miss?

only time will tell but for now-I am one bitter squirrel. and we know bitter don’t mix with sweets.

Cole was right-she said that Paris would capture me and I would want to stay. While this has been a delay-I have noticed that more and more I dream of walking in Paris.  The dream always starts off me walking down a busy NYC street and turns into Paris and ends in Barcelona where I am smoking on a balcony and sipping on some red wine. all dolo.

come on NYC!! I gave you so much passion-let me get some back-let me fall in love with you again. all you are doing is disappointing me and I am ready to stop calling you my steady and just call you a friend. so NYC-get in gear and inspire me, capture me, take me……or else I will be say Peace out and say Bojour or Hola to someone new.

Here so soon….

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 1 December 2010


You would think that I would be ready for December to be here. At good ole’ paperlandia, we start talking holidays right after New Years eve (crazy I know)  and we have holiday albums out in September (engraving takes time folks) yet I am in bed, sick, wondering how the heck December is here.

It is World AIDS Day, It is the First day of Hanukkah, and it is my Second sick day.  I am restless, bored, and wishing I had a bit more energy so I could feel productive.

Back in the day I would be at a vigil or helping out with an event. It is soo weird to see how different my life is from just merely 5 years ago. Scary actually.

So, I am in bed, sick watching way too much food related TV, Bourdain marathon anyone? Trying to come up with something witty to say-but I got nada. 

maybe tomorrow I will be charming. doubt it, but maybe.

the mesa search

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 9 October 2010

How I wish I could have a table this long.  My family and misfit friends laughing, drinking and eating yummy nom noms. *le sigh


look at that sexy detail!why am I not a carpenter? is it too late to become one?



Found it while poking around at SwissMiss peep the table here!


What moves me….

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 9 October 2010

I am so stealing this from my lovely WWW-BFF (hehe) the very cute and talented Ms. KneeseesPieces
She has a foto album called “What moves you?”  I decided from time to time to share  found&personal pictures/videos.

Right now it is for therapeutic reasons, and to remind myself of the bliss in life and not this damn routine/hustle/grind I got myself in.

So…let me dive in…..via Le Love blog




"but if you could just see the beauty, these things i could never describe. these pleasures a wayward distraction, this is my one lucky prize." --ian curtis


(this one is “lifted” from the one and only Denys!-hope you don’t mind ma)



Sagrada Familia-Barcelona,Espana
The mere fact that it is undone makes it perfect in my eyes.


Twice gets played often-the mellow beat seems to put me at ease, and let me cry.


i want to put a food picture…….but my appetite has been muted so it would be a waste.


what moves you?

rainy day blahs-just minus the rain

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 17 August 2010

I am in one of those moods.

I guess you can call it a funk.

I realized the last few weeks I have spent most of my time building others up.Playing cheerLEADER.

those last 3 sentences started with I-but I assure you there has been very lil lal(I) time.

I finally am making smarter decisions-became wiser with my time and the company I keep.

maybe it is all my fault. I fall into that rabbit hole of playing “mom” and try to take care of everyone.

it is not about the money-it is about the time. it is not about the affection it is about the feeling behind it. it is not about the lending hand but the unity it creates……

……it is hard to be strength or a motivator when all you want to have someone actually take the time and get to know you…..

so I pulled a Liz Lemon….

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 12 August 2010

For years I have been the one to change the water jugs for water coolers in all my various jobs. heck! even at some of my friends homes who have said H2O method.

I am cocky about never spilling. And trust me, it amazes me that I have not spilled because I am soo Liz Lemon.

Well if you follow 30Rock you will recall the episode where Liz is attempting to change the water jug so she can get Tracey a cup of water. She spills 3/4 of it before getting it in. I did not spill as much, but the fact that I basically mopped the floors goes to show you how much I spilled.

I have no grace what so ever. I spill food on myself constanly. last week I spilled mustard down my new jumper-which I had just bought.

*le sigh, such is the life as a lemon.

…the ball keeps rolling…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 11 August 2010

Last night the USA played Brazil in a friendly game at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. I dropped the ball (pun intended) and did not buy tickets in time for the game for the mister and I.

I guess I didn’t think August would come this fast….I can already smell the cider and picture the gloves I want-I am sorta ready for you Autumn.

USA lost-and seeing this young crop of Brazilian players got me excited! We both agreed that this team lineup was way better than the one they had for World Cup 2010. I am excited for 2014-seeing Brazil for the first time and being at the Copa for the first time!!!

Sadly, the game was being shown but we could not hear it. all the TV’s were on mute and we were forced to listen to some 90’s rock. (Collective Soul anyone?)

Today Mexico will play Spain at Estadio Azteca.  now of course I can not be there so I am going  to try to stream it or “bar” it and take a late lunch.

By the way they are playing this friendly game as part of the celebration of 200th anniversary of gaining independence from…SPAIN…so I hope Mexico can hold there own.

*le sigh, last night I fell more for the boy. the fact that he loves futbol as much as I do, and we can sit and talk about it made me very happy. not to mention that I love how I can reach over and take a bite of his burger whenever I want.

ok Tri! show me whatcha got!

It’s about the “me’S” not “you”

Posted in Uncategorized by Lalita on 28 July 2010

infectious.bouncy.poppy……my new summer song.

Tame Impala brilliant lil band from the land down under. enjoy! lord knows I did all day long and will be doing so….all night long.

Said the voice from afar,
Don’t you know it doesn’t
have to be so hard? Waiting for
everyone else around to argee,
might take too long

When it won’t be so hard,
(it won’t be so hard)

Well it’s true,yes, but you
wont’t get far telling me
that you are all you’re meant
to be, when the one from my
dream is sitting right next
to me and I don’t know
what to do

Oh alter ego.

Get them to love you,
while the may depending
on your words and wealth,
the only one who’s really
judging you is yourself.
Nobodyy else.

If I could part,
it wouldn’t be so hard.

Well it’s true yes, but you
won’t get far telling me that
you are all you’re meant to
be when the one from my
dream is sitting right next
to me and I don’t know
what to do.

Oh alter ego.