• About Me

    I'm a Spanish Lit major and hope to get my M.A. I live in Ft. Lauderdale with my dog, Pepper. I'm 3/4 Irish and 1/4 Mexican, so I'm a bit firey :D

    LOVE fashion, bikinis, reading my Kindle, cooking, walking Pepper on the beach, modeling, dancing and now, blogging. Phew! That was a long sentence.

  • Back from the gym!

    Well I just got back from the gym! I had an amazing leg workout and am still burning from it. The things us women have to do to look good in our bikinis. That’s ok though, it’s totally worth it plus I feel great.

    The only bummer about today so far is the weather. Again it’s overcast and gloomy out. There’s a light drizzle that’s supposed to continue on through the night. The weatherman said we should have a sunny weekend.

    Hope you’re all have a great day!

    Rain Rain Go Away!

    It’s been raining non stop the last few days. The good news, I don’t have to water my lawn this week. The bad news, I can’t get out and enjoy the beautiful Florida beaches. Rain rain go away come again another day…


    Here’s a picture from when the weather wasn’t so wet and gloomy out. I miss you sun!

    Modeling Gig

    This weekend is very exciting for me. I’ve been booked to to do some modeling at a car show. Hopefully I’ll get a few pictures to share with you all. They want me to wear a bikini and high heels. Speaking of high heels, do any of you ladies reading this have any tips on being in high heels for hours on end without your feet killing? I swear after a few hours I can hardly stand it anymore.

    Anyways, tonight me and girls are going out for dinner and then we’re off for a night of fun and dancing. I’m the official designated driver since I need to be sober and coherent for tomorrows show. Hopefully we wont stay out to late and I can get some rest.

    Time to go freshen up and get ready for tonights festivities. I hope you all have an amazing weekend.

    Grilled Steak and Portobella Salad

    As I mentioned before I love to cook and try new things. One of my new favorite recipes is for a salad. It doesn’t take very long to make and the taste is to die for.

    Here’s the recipe I use. Please let me know what you think.

    • 1 lb skirt steak
    • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    • 4-5 portobello mushrooms
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 10 cups of baby arugula or your favorite green
    • half cup of cherry tomatoes
    • 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
    • pepper and salt to taste
    1. Combine steak, 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt into a ziplock bag. Seal bag and turn several times to allow for nice even coat. Set aside for 10 minutes
    2. Preheat gas grill or cast iron pan to high. Brush mushroom caps with olive oiil and season with salt and pepper. Remove steak from bag and grill along with mushroom caps until tender. Usually 7 minutes for steak. Transfer the steak and mushrooms to cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes. Chop mushrooms and slice steak against grain.
    3. Combine arugula, tomatoes, mushrooms and remaining olive oil and vinegar into a large bowl. Toss to coat. Arrange salad onto plates and top with sliced steak. Sprinkle some crumbled blue cheese over the top and you’re done. It’s time to eat!
    4. If you have any favorite recipes please do share. I love cooking and trying new things.

    Musings of a Disorganized Mind

    Focus…that’s what I lack. Either that, or I’m ADHD and didn’t realize it. ūüôā

    I’m interested in so many different things: reading my Kindle,¬†going to¬†the beach, walking my dog, bikini¬†modeling, swimsuits, fashion, Spanish literature, cooking, social networking (and how it impacts a business I don’t yet have ), you name it, it’s interesting¬† to me. Even¬†more so¬†at the moment because I’m not trying to juggle school with everything else going on in my life.

    I am probably the last person to¬†sign up¬†on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I just discovered Digg, Stumble and the other sites like it. What all those sites tend to do is constantly capture my attention like sound bites do¬†on the news. I’m concentrating on 50 things at once, or more accurately, only giving each a portion of my attention. How would I handle all that if I were running a business or working full time? Not well, I’d imagine.

    While there is undoubtedly a great opportunity to learn on all these sites, to make new ‘friends’, to ‘network’, I wonder if trying to juggle all of that at once is keeping me from being excellent at any of them? I have to say that I admire those who are managing to multi-task to that extent. I just don’t know if I have that innate ability.

    I realized that I’m doing all this ‘networking’, but my blog isn’t linked anywhere and no one is reading it. I can understand running away once you start, but you’re not coming here. It’s disjointed and, IMO, boooring. I can hold a fairly intelligent conversation in person and I can write a passionate post on a discussion board, but I sit down to blog and everything just flies out of my head.

    Time to decide exactly where my priorities lie and where I should be spending the majority of my time. At this point, all I’m doing is having some fun, but not profiting (in a non-fiscal sense) in return.¬† Heck, I can’t even figure out how to get follow buttons, facebook and twitter links onto this page. Hopeless!

    Will I just throw up my hands again and head to the beach to work on my tan? At least I have a shoot scheduled for this weekend with a good photographer for a bikini site, I have to bring my own..which one to choose? I think I suck at decision-making, too. LOL

    Vail in blue bikini top

    Back to the Beach? Or the Drawing Board?

    Yes! New Bikini Day!

    Well, I posted that I was going to go shopping for a new bikini and I did! Of course, with a broken toe, I wasn’t going to go shopping in a store. I went to TeenyB.com and got another print micro thong, it’s smokin’ hot!! TeenyB bikinis come in a windowed box that fits into a dresser, so I can keep my swimsuits organized. Very cool. Raul took pics yesterday, here’s a sample:

    Don’t you love it??

    ¬†More later…Love Each Other,

    Vail

    Ever Have One of Those Days?

    Que onda, Bloggers (that means what’s up?)

    I’m a bit stressed today. I love to walk the beach with my little dog, Pepper, every morning before school (or in the case of summer, before I sit in front of my computer tweeting the world), we usually go about 5 miles or so.

    Well, I got up about 5:30 am and went stumbling off to brush my teeth and stubbed my baby toe on the leg of the ottoman in my bedroom. OUCHIE!!! I think I broke it. It’s kind of swollen and it hurts like crazy when I put on anything but flipflops. It doesn’t hurt to walk barefoot on it, so Peps and I can still do our walking.

    I hope that no one hires me to do any shoots that require shoes, I think my career as a foot model (lol) is probably on hold.

    To make matters worse, I made a recipe of Arroz Con Leche (rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins) for class today and the top came off and spilled some of the arroz all over the carpet in my car. Bummer!

    Maybe I should just stay home tonight, the way my luck is today I could end up burning something down! ūüėõ

    I know, I’m going to go shopping for a new bikini to console myself, lol.

    They Loved My Cooking!

    Cooking class went GREAT! Everyone loved my Mexican Meatloaf and the teacher complimented me on my ‘sason’ (basically ‘palate’) & suggested that I guest-teach a class on Mexican Cuisines. All the other students were fighting over it. Mexican food isn’t done too well here in FL because there just aren’t that many Mexicans. Thanks to my abuelita for teaching me so well.

    I shoud have taken a picture of it, next time¬†I make it, I will, but instead, I’ll post another of my bikini pictures, rofl. Well, maybe some photographers will see it and I’ll get some gigs ūüôā

    Just lying around on the beach in my print bikini

    Bikini Model Available LOL

    Welcome to my Blog!

    Hola!

    Welcome to my blog! I’m so happy that you could stop by and take a peek at what I’m doing in my life. Hopefully¬†I won’t put you to sleep ūüėĬ†

    I’m a full¬†time student (Spanish Lit) and a part-time model.¬†The bikini modeling is donig pretty well! ¬†I’ve had three assignments this week so far and two more are scheduled for next week. I plan on taking advantage of all the work because in this industry it comes and goes really fast.

    My sister’s bf is helping me out, he’s a photographer with great connections. He took most of the pictures I’ve been posting. ¬†He’s using me as one of the main girls in his portfolio, which is great.

    I’ve got a cooking class in the morning, they want us to prepare a favorite dish, I’m probably going to make my Albondigon de Res (Mexican Meatloaf stuffed with poblano chiles and served on a bed of homemade tomato sauce).

    Vail upper body bikini shot

    Smile! Put on a bikini and head for the beach!