The last few months have been full of transition. In recent weeks, I have felt unmotivated to blog. So, I decided since everything else in my life has changed, maybe my blog needs to go in a new direction as well. I will be transferring only my favorite posts over to the new domain, posting more frequently, and posting a greater variety of content – if it inspires me, it’s going on the blog! I hope you stay tuned Click here to check it out.
I always enjoy changes in holiday seasons – mainly for the new selection of holiday candy. When I saw Dove Hearts in the store, I knew I had something new to put in a thumbprint cookie. Continue reading
I had a friend over for dinner on Friday night, and it just seemed like a comfort food kind of an evening. I’m a big fan of The Lyndale Tap House in Uptown, especially their shells and cheese. Only one problem: It is super greasy and I always feel really guilty for eating it. I decided to try to make it at home. I substituted turkey bacon and tried to use some pasta water and less cream. Don’t get me wrong: this will NEVER be a Weight Watchers recipe. However, when you put the leftovers in the fridge, you will see noticeably less grease. For that reason, I will chalk the recipe up as a success. Continue reading
I don’t know all that much about photography, but I do know that the secret to great photos is in the light. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to time my projects around daylight hours to get better pictures. So, I made a little purchase on Amazon. I got these two lighting kits for about 50 dollars. The umbrellas are by no means large enough to do any major studio photography, but for pictures of food and crafts, they’re perfect. Now I can fearlessly take pictures of something yummy I made for dinner, or the batch of cookies I whipped up late at night instead of studying for tomorrow’s class!
OK, here’s my first post back from my time off. I promise to get back to my 5-days-a-week-or-more posting habit in short order. In the meantime, I have wonderful news to share. I moved into a new apartment in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis. If you can look past the strip clubs and my bedroom window view of a store that has a name I don’t feel comfortable writing on my blog… It really is in a great area with lots to explore. And the best part – 1,000 square feet all to myself! I can’t wait to start decorating and sharing with you all.
Any thoughts on how to decorate REALLY large walls?
I know it’s been six days since my last post. Sorry! Here’s the short story: Mike and I split. Mike got the dog and apartment. I feel like I got quite short-changed, but don’t want to end up in a pit of self-pity.
So, what do you do when life gives you lemons? Go eat key lime pie! I’m here in the Florida Keys for 5 days. You can look forward to plenty of recipes for key lime pie, cookies, cupcakes, etc. in the near future. Posts will return to a normal schedule by next week. In the meantime, enjoy the sunset!
I know nutritionists recommend eating a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables. As I was eating a bowl of Froot Loops for dinner last night, trying to justify the colorful cereal as a “fruit,” I thought that maybe I should re-evaluate dinner. I do enjoy cooking, but don’t always have the time – hence, Froot Loops for dinner. I know spinach is one of those “super foods,” so I decided to try to incorporate it into my diet. I tried a recipe for spinach mashed potatoes from Emeril a while back, and I loved being able to add a healthy kick to this starch. Plus, the little kid in me likes the idea of green mashed potatoes.
Somehow I stumbled upon some super cute Jimmy Choo leather coffee cup holders that sell for a mere $165. Can anyone please explain why anyone would need a $165 coffee holder? The design seemed simple enough, and I got inspired to try my hand at making coffee holders. After a trip to a local fabric warehouse, I returned home with yellow vinyl, silver vinyl, and gold leather. Continue reading
I saw these cute silver cups from Pottery Barn, but didn’t think they were worth $24. Oh, Pottery Barn, why must you tease me so? I thought they would make a great DIY. How hard can it be to jazz up a silver cup? Well, save on crafts saved me the hassle. These mint julep cups are $8 each, or $7.50 each when you buy 4. What a deal! Now, I just have to figure out how to engrave – or use stickers perhaps?
Two college students in one apartment with no bookshelf in sight leaves for mass chaos. It all started with this…