Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Back in the saddle--- at least for an occasional ride.


Tis the holiday season, and after a long absence, I wanted to stop by the old blog and say hello and dip my toes back in the blogosphere.
I hope the past year has been good to you and that you all have had health, happiness and prosperity.

Things have been busy around these parts. I have been traveling, working on many projects, and generally trying to keep my head above water and breathe.
I have been burn out on writing for the past year, but luckily have been able to keep in touch with a lot of you on other internet keeping in touch websites that I will not promote or give free advertising on this blog. I have been feeling the itch to write again, and I am exploring many avenues for writing, and thought that posting on my blog would be a good way to get back into the swing of things.
Since last I posted, I have been to many interesting places- Japan and Singapore being the most awesome. I promise to post photos in the next few days. I promise also to write about what beauty items I am addicted to lately.
In the meantime, please tell me what you have been up to, and what you are loving.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monkey gone a travelin'

So, I know.  I have been a horrible and delinquent blogger for almost all of 2009.  I spent most of 2009 traveling, running, working, going to school,  and stressing over home improvements

Here are a few photos from one of my most recent trips to Espana.  It was a wonderful trip full of awesome Gaudi architecture, good seafood, excellent runs by the sea, lots of public transportation, and PERFUME! 
This photo is of the crazy brilliance of acclaimed and controversial architect, Gaudi.
This is a photo of me -giddy as a little girl outside the Museu Del Perfum in Barcelona.  It was a magical feast for the eyes and olfactory glands.  I loved it, and I am  very thankful to my husband and his fancy ass camera  for taking some awesome shots of all the thousands of vintage and artistic perfume bottles from all over the world. 

More Gaudi beauty.

I appreciate all of you who have kept in touch with me through my delinquent blogging.  After the New Year, I plan on doing a post of all my favorite things of 2009--beauty products and beyond. 
Also in 2010, I may get a cool phone where I can blog and tweet and all that jazz to keep in touch better, instead of being old school and relying totally on the laptop.
I have many more travel photos to share from all sorts of adventures. I also promise more give-aways.
Happy New Years to one and all, and here is hoping everyone ROCKS THE DIME.  
"The Dime" is my very cool and uber urban term for 2010 that I totally stole from my friend, MKD.  Thanks MKD!!!
(all photos owned by MonkeyPosh LLC)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jolly Holly and Very Merry!


Here is hoping everyone has a wonderful Holiday and a safe, fabulous, and posh 2010!

Soon I will do a list of my favorite finds for 2009.


Monday, November 09, 2009

Tardy for the party...

Ok-- I am so very sorry for the delay in announcing the give-away winner.
I tried a couple of weeks ago to post, but blogger was not working for me--so I tried the next day to post and it would not work, then I left the country, then I just got lazy.
My beautiful friend Jamie chastised me--in a very nonconfrontational and nice way, but it was enough to make me feel bad. 

I did the drawing the same as always--all entries (via blog and e-mail) were put in a hat then I drew the winner.
The winner was  CHESTER'S MOM!!!  The report I got was that she loved the stuff, and that makes me very happy.  
Thanks to all who entered.

Again, many apologies for being such a horrible blogger.   I promise to get my act together in the near future -at least where blogging is concerned.
I hope everyone is doing great and having as much fun as me this Fall! 

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Another MonkeyPosh Give-Away! HOORAY!

MonkeyPosh is pleased to present yet another fabulous give-away!!! In this motley crew of beauty booty you will find: A brand new bottle of Something About Sofia (EDT--the whole collection is EDTs) from the new and oh so cute Benefit Crescent Row Collection. For those of you who do not know, Crescent Row is a little enclave of colorful and gorgeous residences in Bath, England. I am lucky enough to have visited Bath and I would love to have an abode on Crescent Row right next to Sofia. She would be a GREAT neighbor as she is fabulous-and here is what the box says about one, Sofia-
she lives in a dream
more dazzling than fiction.

imaginary yet real
she defies all prediction

and incredible girl
sofia draws you right in

to where the everyday ends
"and magic begins"

I mean for reals, come on--Sofia sounds EXACTLY like all the MonkeyPosh readers.
Also included in the bounty is this GORGEOUS Amaretto lip color from Laura Mercier.

There is also an 11oz Claus Porto shower gel in Acacia Tuberose. This scent, my friends is AMAZING. Smells somewhere in between flowers and sugar. Believe me--divine.
Also-Grapefruit and Bergamot shimmering body souffle' from H2O+ which smells so nice and gives your skin a very soft shimmer. Not stripper glitter---no-- more of a nice girl parties in Miami Beach type sheen. You girls (and guys) know exactly what I mean.
A mini bottle of Cartier Delices de Cartier EDT. So delicious and such a beautiful little bottle.
ALSO****A bottle of the new Here Today Aragon Tomorrow nail polish from OPI. This polish is in the hottest color for fall-the beautiful deep dark green. It is from the new ESPANA Collection by OPI and it is a highly coveted color. I am in love with it!
I am aslo including 3 samples of the highly coveted and ever elusive Serge Lutens fragrances.
Douce Amere, Flerus d'Oranger, and Flerus De Citronnier. AHHHHH!
Last but not least, a Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti Puff Eye Roller. This thing works wonders. I keep mine in the fridge and when I am feeling bedraggled and tired I roll it gently around my eyes and puffiness and dark circles disappear....like magic.
Oh I almost forgot, this joy of a package will also include a canvas Glamour Girl makeup bag from Nordstrom.
So the rules to enter are the same as always:
Leave me a comment with your name and a way to get in touch with you if you do not have a blog, OR drop me a line to MonkeyPosh at Yahoo dot com.
Good luck and thanks for playing!
(all photos property of and licensed by MonkeyPosh LLC)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kitchen Update -for the curious.

Hello Folks!
Happy last day of September. I cannot believe tomorrow will be October already. We are for sure feeling the chill of Fall in the air around here.
I know I said another give-away would be posted last week, but like so many weeks lately, last week totally got away from me. I PROMISE to have another give-away tomorrow. I will post bright and early.

I have had lots of comments and e-mails asking how the kitchen turned out, so here are some pictures that were taken a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who is interested.

Notice I STILL do not have a backsplash. The subway tiles I ordered take 4-6 weeks to come in, so they should be in any day now. After the backsplash is installed then we just need to have all the trim painted and it will be DONE!!! Praise the Lawd. I will post an update when the backsplash is installed. Here are some photos of food I have been cooking in the new kitchen:

Homemade fresh salsa-with yellow tomatos from the Farmer's Market.
Tuna and avacado sandwich with rosemary lemon mayo and toasted foccacia. Delish!

Sweet tater french fries with spicy salt--my fave!

Homemade steamy chile on the stove. Feels like fall!
Stay tuned tomorrow for the next give-away. You'll be glad you did!
Have a great night!
(all photos licensed by and property of MonkeyPosh LLC)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

And the Emmy goes to......no really it is the MonkeyPosh giveaway-

Hello All--the day has arrived....the excitement mounts......drumroll please...

I would like to say first off--THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED the MonkeyPosh giveaway.
So, I had 20 entries from blog comments and another 13 via e-mail.
I put all the entries in to a hat......

mixed them all up, closed my eyes...and drew a name....AND THE WINNER IS-----

The ever-charming and swell--JAMEY L. Congrats to Jamey. I will be e-mailing you Jamey to get your address and all the details. HOORAY!

Thank you again to everyone that entered, and do not fret if you did not win this time, because next week MonkeyPosh will have another give-away that will rival this last one. Frangrance, bath products, nail polish, and much more. Please stay tuned.

Oh and next week, due to request, I will post new photos of the kitchen-which still needs a backsplash.

Have a wonderful Sunday evening, and congrats again Jamey!!!!

(all images property of MonkeyPosh LLC)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SORRY! Drawing Tomorrow!

Hello Friends-

So sorry I have not been able to post the drawing. 
I was at the beach out of town for a bit , plus
I have been having technical difficulties with the blog.   I do believe everything is in working order as of now.
Tomorrow the drawing will be in full effect.  It will happen prior to 5pm central time.....so stay tuned.  I look forward to it.
Good luck! 
Happy Saturday.
(all images property of MonkeyPosh LLC)

Friday, September 04, 2009


Hello Friends.
I am headed out of town, so I am going to leave the give-away open for entry till next week.   I will only be checking in via computer sporadically, but do not worry-all entries will be valid.  
Thanks to everyone who has entered thus far.    Winner will be announced next week.
Until then, enjoy September.  I love an Indian Summer.   
Also, check out the song September by Kalai- one of my favorite songs.