Friday, October 8, 2010

Nolan Lee

This is what I want! All I can think about. My only una dia wish is to hold my little Nolan! Una dia, very soon I will have him and then I will be able to think about something else...and Nolan!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


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Who doesn't love a food processor that comes with an instructional DVD? I am a girl who loves to cook, but hates to chop. While my husband, real cafe-kitchen-trained chef and perfectionist extraordinaire, has knife skills that make Japanese mandolins tremble with envy, I simply can't cut it. No matter how slowly I chop, my food pieces are uneven and unseemly. I have a tiny pink chopper that is on the fritz, and is only working because my handy friend, Cam, strategically stuck a toothpick in the connector. Classy, huh? Other than the hefty price tag for this Cuisinart Elite Food Processor, the only thing keeping me from purchasing one now is my pixie kitchen:

I don't have the counter or cabinet space for such a kitchen marvel. Check out the stats on this dream appliance:

  • High-capacity, heavy-duty processor with an ultrapowerful motor.
  • 12-cup has two interchangeable bowls (12-cup and 4-cup cap.).
  • 14-cup has three interchangeable bowls (14-cup, 11-cup and 4 1/2-cup cap.).
  • Easy-to-clean electronic touch-pad controls feature a pulse function.
  • SealTight™ system creates a spillproof seal between the bowls and lid, allowing you to fill the bowl to maximum capacity without leakage.
  • BladeLock feature locks each blade securely into place while you're pouring ingredients from the bowl.
  • Blades and discs are made from durable, easy-care stainless steel.
  • Redesigned adjustable slicing disc lets you customize size and thickness (up to 6mm) when you're chopping and slicing.
  • Reversible shredding disc allows you to quickly grate thick or thin shreds of ingredients.
  • Dough blade makes fast work of kneading.
  • Chopping blade processes foods or thoroughly mixes ingredients.
  • Extra-large feed tube eliminates the need to precut most ingredients.
  • Rugged die-cast-metal housing ensures stability and years of use.

  • Guess I'll have to keep dreaming. Maybe by the time I have the cash and counter to support this amazing food processor they'll make it in pink.

    Una día,

    Friday, March 26, 2010


    One of the places I am looking forward to visiting is Greece! Brandon and I fell in love with Greece a few years ago while looking through a vacation magazine. I love the idea of visiting new and different places, but it is hard to find places that live up to my American standards. Yes...I know my travel standards might be a bit high maintenance, but who wants to travel half-way across the world to stay in a 2 star motel! NOT ME! I came across the Grecotel website a few years ago and it has become part of my Una Dia daydream! Grecotel has resorts located in Athens, Chalkidiki, Corfu, Crete, Kos, Mykonos, Peloponnese, and Rhodes! Check out the website link above and start your Una Dia daydream!

    Posted by: Sarah

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Una Día

    Welcome to the blog of two sisters. Two sisters who are working and supporting two husbands as they further their educations. Two sisters who budget, beg, and borrow when they must. Two sisters who use student loans to pay for health care. Two sisters who, despite and maybe because of all this, dream of what is to come.

    We are constantly happening upon fantastic finds that we hope to have someday - una día. Sarah actually coined the phrase, to help ease the longing that follows "We can't afford that." Follow us through a Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn or Banana Republic and you're sure to hear at least one 'una día' utterance. We are proud of our unclaimed treasures, and strong enough to refuse the temptation of swiping plastic and carrying the booty home.

    I had the idea of starting a blog to catalog our discoveries. Rather than clogging our email accounts with pictures of cute stuff we find, we'll just post it here. Maybe some of you are living post 'una día' and will benefit from our scouting, while others of you are right where we are. We invite all of our friends to play along. Send us emails ( of your own would-be conquests with a quippy description and we may even dedicate a post to you. Think of this blog as retail therapy, without the debt.


    To kick things off I'm posting a picture of a ring that I'm dreaming of these days.
    *You can click the picture of the ring for more information.
    My sweet daughter, Ava James, was born in January so her birthstone is a garnet. I've never seen such a brilliant red garnet, it's almost ruby-esque. I would love to have a right-hand ring, since my super dorky metal allergy prevents me from wearing my Aggie ring. If I squint my eyes I can almost imagine how it would look on my finger.

    Una día,