|Pioneer Woman's dishes are so charming and colorful|
I love that big bowl!
Imagine my surprise when, on the Friday before my birthday, I walked in to my office to find a big, very heavy box sitting on my desk. It was gaily wrapped and had a big sign on it saying "Happy Birthday!"
I opened it and to my surprise discovered it was from my co-workers Barbara and Carmen. It was full of really cute Pioneer Woman stuff from Walmart. I was so surprised!
|Drinking glass and cutlery were in a beautiful teal color|
There was also a set of measuring cups. I realized I had mentioned one day, in passing, how much I liked the Pioneer Woman line and wanted to get me those measuring cups. I've had the same beat-up tin measuring cups since forever. These (below) are whimsically colored and have pretty designs. I love them!
Barbara had listened, and marched right over to the store to get them for me. That really touched me.
Later, the ladies in the office took me out to lunch at Ciro's, my favorite Mexican place. It is located in the area of Los Angeles known as Boyle Heights. It's an area you don't want to be in after dark! Ha! However, they have the best avocado salsa in the known universe.
|The waitress bringing Nikita her lunch|
|Ivy and Mengzhao|
|My friend Barbara|
|Carmen is a better cook than the guys at Ciro's... just sayin'|
|Guacamole salsa. I LOVE this stuff!!|
|Flautas, rice and beans... with more guacamole!|
|Ivy posing with her lunch|
|Greetings from Los Angeles|