Afternoon Break

Published in: Just For Fun

Sometimes all I need to be happy is a blank journal page, a pen and some sweet treats.

What’s making you happy this afternoon?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jess says:

    What’s making me happy is that it’s time to go home! (5 oclock) Yea! I’m going to Mexican food and margaritas with my best girlfriend. Have a good night Karen!

  2. Karen says:

    Woot, girl! Have fun with your homegirl and drink a margarita for me (on the rocks with salt, por favor).

    You have a good night too, Jess!

  3. tatiana says:

    Pork buns and this taro cake thing that my co-worker got from Chinatown! It’s that time of the month so I’m on an eating rampage.

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Tatiana,

    Ahhh, I know what taro cake thing you speak of. I love those!

    My stomach is totally rumbling right now. πŸ™‚

  5. tatiana says:

    Yea they’re gray, not the most appetizing color for food but I love them.

  6. Karen says:

    They are so salty and good. I love eating them and also having a really cold Coke with lots of ice to wash it down.

  7. Dao says:

    looks like you were at Starbucks?

    I was quite happy today πŸ™‚ couple of friends really notice my new hairstyle which I got it done about a month ago!

  8. betsy says:

    Oooh, I like your idea of happiness!

    Mine today wasn’t all that great, but a two days ago, it was: homemade steak and ratatouille, hanging out with friends while listening to one of them play the Amelie soundtrack on piano.

  9. robyn says:

    Today was a pretty good day, not bad all things considered. TGTF! Tomorrow’s friday.

    Love your blog BTW. Long time reader, first time commenter.

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Yup, that’s the Passion shaken iced tea and a brownie bite. Yup!

    Awww… I suppose it’s better late than never. πŸ™‚ Was your hair looking cute?

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Betsy,

    LOL, brownie bites for everyone. πŸ™‚

    How fun! That sounds like it was a great day. You know, I’ve never had ratatouille. I just googled it and it looks good though!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I’m glad tomorrow is Friday, too. Didn’t this week go by fast?

  13. Marisol says:

    Yum! Passion tea lemonade is the bomb. Is that what you are drinking? I work right across the street from a Starbucks and one of the awesome baristas made me a passion tea apple juice with raspberry syrup. It is soooo good!

    What made me happy this afternoon? Booking a wine tour with 4 of my friends for August. We will be visiting the oh so lovely Napa Valley.

  14. Chess says:

    I had the best organic-peanut butter sandwich a little while ago. I’m skipping class today to finish a huge French essay off – I have an hour before I have to dash and hand it in, and then I can relax all weekend!

    What kinda cookie was that? It looks super yummy!

  15. Brittany says:

    Tonight I had a stay in evening with the boyfriend and some Chinese take out. That made my day πŸ™‚

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    It was just the passion tea. I’m going to try that with lemonade the next time I get it (LOL, tomorrow). I swear that Starbucks puts crack in their drinks.

    How fun! Which tour are you taking? I’ve been wanting to take one of those. I like so close to wine country, yet I haven’t done the whole wine tour thing.

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Chess,

    It’s a brownie bite. SOOO GOOD!

    Your peanut butter sandwich sounds good. I love peanut butter sandwiches on really soft, fresh bread, with lots of sliced bananas thrown in the mix.

    Good luck finishing your essay! Oui, oui!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Nice! I am now craving some chicken chow main… yummy!

    Have a good night, girl!

  19. Marisol says:

    I have 4 drive thru Starbucks near me so I am at Starbucks at least 4 times a week.

    I have gone on wine tours before which are structured and dont really like those. My friend has a customer who owns their own limo biz so he is hooking us up with a driver, lunch and limo and we get to pick which wineries we go to. I think we are hitting Vianza which is the first winery on the way to Napa from the race track.

    Marisols last blog post..43 Things

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Wow! They sure are making it easy for you to get addicted.

    Your trip sounds like it’s going to be fun. I am going to lobby for something like for my friend’s bachelorette party.

    There’s a ton of yummy places to eat up there too. Plus, the weather’s gonna be nice!

  21. kareen chen says:

    reading your blog makes me happy….with a cup of iced tea beside me =D good nite

  22. Anna says:

    Yum Karen !

    Those look delish….but abit too small for me !! I’ll probably need about 10…lol…..good thing I go to the gym often !

  23. Rowena says:

    The warm weather outside is making me happy…oh and people finally responding to me emails! Not going to stress this weekend I am just going to chill and play with the kitties!

  24. Mimi says:

    First things first TGIF, seriously I’m at a miserable job that I hate and long to do something in the skin care and makeup fileds and I think that I have been motivated by today to get that new gig goin even if it means I have to suffer financially for a little while because ultimately I want to ,ove what I do!!!

  25. Mimi says:

    last line of my entry was “love what I do”

  26. Dao says:

    I think the Aveda people did a good job with my hair. I did not style or blow dry at all, just left it as is. Why my friends think it’s cute I have no idea!

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Kareen Chen,

    You’re so sweet. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Friday!

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    LOL, yeah, I hear ya. I could just sit there and eat a whole pile of those brownie bites. Thank goodness for running…

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Rowena,

    How fun! Give the kitties a tummy rubs for me. πŸ™‚

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Mimi,

    Wow! It sounds like it’s a time for a change. I have been in the same spot, girl. Just remind yourself that it’s only temporary, and that you’ll get through it. πŸ™‚

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    That’s the *best* when you can have hair that’s just wash and go! I am totally jealous!!!

  32. Tekoa says:

    That looks like a Passion Fruit Iced Lemonaid from Starbucks that you have there! I could use one of those.

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    Me too! That’s where I’m going after lunch. I will try to refrain from the brownie bites but I feel like my resistance levels are looooow.

    Happy Friday!

  34. Kelly says:

    ..Is that a Starbucks Passion Iced Tea Lemonade? πŸ˜‰

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Kelly,

    Nope, it’s the plain Passion Iced Tea. πŸ™‚ Gosh, I love Starbucks. Seriously, they put crack in their drinks!

  36. MiMi says:

    Well don’t know if you go back into old blogs but just wanted to tell you that I got an interview with a spa around where I live!!! I’m too excited!!! And I met the owner just on a whim, and she seems to like me!! In case you’re wonderin, I’m the one that was b****in about her job in an earlier post. Thanks for your encouraging words about things being temporary, because you’re right it doesn’t have to be forever!!!

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