Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friends and food.

Hello my sweet friends! How's it going? I hope that you are having an amazing Sunday and that your weekend has been filled with many simple pleasures that have made you smile :-)


I'm still in Southern California for a few more days, enjoying the warm weather and the company of old friends. 


Yesterday I went to my friend, Kai's birthday party. He turned one year old! He got a guitar, among MANY other things. He's going to be a musician for sure! See?




Here's me and Kai's beautiful mama, my good friend Bri.




I meant to be taking photos all day yesterday, but I hardly busted out my camera at all. My friend, Joanna took most of the photos I'll be posting. (Thanks Joanna!) 


It's been so nice reconnecting with some of my girls that I haven't seen in a long time! 








Aside from my friends, there were A LOT of people at Kai's birthday party that I didn't know. Huge groups of people can be overwhelming at times, so what did I do? I made myself comfortable in the kitchen and prepared a HUGE bowl of guacamole with avocados, tomatoes, cilantro and limes that I picked up from the Farmer's Market in the morning. Everyone loved the guacamole and I quickly became known as the "guacamole girl." :-) Then today I made salads for Bri, her man and her grandma. When Bri's grandma saw the salad she said, "Well, look at you Miss Gourmet!" She loved it and wanted to know the name of my blog :-) I must say, it was a pretty delicious salad.







Greens, avocado, tomato, hummus, basalmic vinegar, goat cheese and a Dr. Praeger's veggie burger crumbled on top. I just can't seem to stay out of the kitchen. Even when it's not even my own kitchen! 


I experienced so much joy this morning when I was making my rounds and reading some of the blogs that I enjoy on a daily basis. Gillian over at Confessions of a Young Woman occasionally features five blogs that she recently started reading and enjoying. Sweetness of Life was featured as one of those five! I was so touched and excited, I almost cried! Here's what Gillian had to say about me:


Sweetness of Life - Alaina Rose is one of those people that radiate positive energy and beauty.  I love reading about her healthy baked treats, her beautiful garden and her loving relationship with her man Woody.


How sweet is that?! :-) I love that my blog is being accepted and received so well. It's been so medicinal and fun for me and I just love that people are enjoying it and finding inspiration in it. I'm going to keep shining my light and sharing sweetness and positivity with you all. Thank you for being on this journey with me. I really like the idea of featuring blogs and sharing the love, so maybe I'll start doing that as well. The blogging community is so wonderful to be a part of. I appreciate everyone who has been reading and commenting. I always want to comment back to each of you individually but I don't have the option of doing so. If anyone knows of a way I am able to change the format of my comments, I am so open to suggestions! Thank you. 


Sending love out there to each of you! 







22 comments:

Lou said...

i so enjoy reading your blog. you remind me to take a step back and see all the beauty surrounding me (and there is ALOT!!). thank you for shining your love out into the world because sadly, there just isn't enough!!

Gillian said...

And you make me smile anytime I read your blog :)

Those salads look amazing, and you are radiant as ever, I could use a sunny day by the pool! I do the same thing at big parties when I don't know people...head to the kitchen and make food for others!

Andrea said...

It looks like you are having such a great time with your friends! Getting together with old friends can be really fun! I agree that large groups of people can get overwhelming at times, it's good that you found some comfort.

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Jess@HealthyExposures said...

Looks like you had an awesome weekend, girl! You are absolutely gorgeous, by the way - thought you should know that ;) Keep smiling! (...and soak up some sun for me! I could use some of that this week...)
The salad looks awesome, too. Love that you're guacamole girl :P

Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh said...

It looks like such a fun weekend! I want you to know I think you have the prettiest smile!!
:)
And that salad looks yummy!

Rissy said...

okay, that salad looks amazing. you really express the love you have in your food. i love you Rose. im imspired to make your delicous chocolate balls of goodness soon! then ill really enjoy a lil peice of my Rose that I have been missing dearly. You have been in my thoughts so much lately and then you and Brie called yesturday, what a suprise cuz i was just going to e-mail you to tell you ive been thinking of you lots. so we'll talk soon rose, KIT. i know you read a lot of inspirational books and words, anything you'd like to pass on that would be great. love you. x's & O's

LovesVeggies said...

Love your pics! Look like you had a blast reuniting with everyone :) I love get-togethers too but I'm JUST like you, I always spend most of the time in the kitchen helping. ha!
Love your lace green top! looooove it!

magdalena viktoria said...

That salad looks incredible!
You have nice photos and a nice blog over here. :)

Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit said...

Veggie burger on salad = yummmmy! Great idea. I love all of the pictures of you and your friends! You can tell you're from a warm place, because everyone has sun glasses and a nice tan. Put a bunch of Canadians in that picture and we'd all be wearing winter jackets and full on face masks.

Megan D said...

Aww Gillian is so sweet! And Kai is TOO CUTE! Your salad looks awesome- I actually made something really similar almost every day last summer using a Dr. Praeger burger and avocado! So tasty :)

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Alainarosebud said...

Thanks for your suggestions Andrea! I figured out a way to do it and I'm so happy . Yay!

Alainarosebud said...

Thanks! Yeah, Dr. Praeger's burgers are so yummy!

Alainarosebud said...

Yeah I definitely love the weather in southern california but I love northern california so much better! Even if it does get super cold!

Alainarosebud said...

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and liking it! :-)

Alainarosebud said...

Thanks! I love that top too! I actually have it in four different colors! haha :-) Victoria Secret.

Alainarosebud said...

Awww thank you love. YOU have a gorgeous smile too! We're all just reflections, aren't we? :-)

Alainarosebud said...

Thank you darlin! Sending you sunshine and love!

Alainarosebud said...

Yep, I'm always comfortable in the kitchen no matter what is going on around me! I hope you get a sunny day by the pool soon! :-)

Alainarosebud said...

Thank you for the sweet comment :-) I'm so happy that I am able to shine my love and light so that others can feel it and enjoy it!

Alainarosebud said...

I love you so much Rissy. We were definitely feeling you and missing you over here. I hope you make my chocolate balls and feel my love for you! Come back to California!!!! We all miss you!

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