Monday, September 28, 2009

I want five more hours in the day today to make something!
below is basically how I'm feeling.

Friday, September 25, 2009

late this morning, my TA from UNIV 110 showed up at my office and gave me a cupcake she made! Somehow she knew I was thinking of cupcakes earlier in the morning? :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


tonight I sewed this clutch. pardon the multiple errors; choosing to use vinyl on the inside was ridiculous. my sewing machine hates sewing vinyl and so do many needles. I had to hand-stitch quite a few parts because of this.

this was my FIRST time using a pattern...for anything. I don't like using patterns. first off because I hate reading directions and second because I feel like it limits my creativity. something about using a pattern seems like cheating. I'm the same way about cooking. I always want to change something in a recipe at least slightly, so it's my own. okay, okay but I decided to try for the first time ever... a pattern! I added my twist though. they obviously did not design slot holders for quarters and keys :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

orange-miso-glazed tofu and edamame.

really yummy! I typed up the recipe and have left it as a comment.

sunday muffins.

In grad school I would bake a bran "muffin-loaf" every couple weeks to eat for breakfast. I own muffin pans now, so I finally baked them as muffins.

I always use this recipe, but I use applesauce instead of oil and use half whole-wheat flour and half regular. I also cut back slightly on the sugar because I like to slice the muffins in half and press them into natural cane sugar + cinnamon.

I had a lonely carrot in the fridge, so I shredded him and threw him in there.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


first weekend in town in the last month! I've been playing catch up on a very long to-do list. Today has included grading exams, visiting the farmer's market, swimming in the ocean, shopping at Michael's, vacuuming, and making homemade hummus (artichoke/sundried tomato/parmesan).

Friday, September 18, 2009


Monday, September 14, 2009

I want.

1. a picnic with a good friend
2. a professional massage (never had one..)
3. a gourmet cupcake
4. to watch the sunrise on the beach

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This weekend was Danielle and Ty's wedding out at the beach in Charleston. And....I married them!

I made this magnet to give to them along with the gift I got them off their registry.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

espresso fudge brownies

I used this recipe, and added two heaping tablespoons of instant espresso. Oh, and took them out early to be fudgy.

dress form.

I've wanted a dress form for years. They are expensive new and awkward and pricey to ship. I came across an idea online (here) on how to make your own. I blended two of their ideas together. I made a shell on myself out of duct tape (taping over a dress I didn't mind cutting up), cut up the front, took it off, and duct taped it back together. Then I put a first layer of paper mache. The beginning stage is pictured above.

I still need to put more layers of paper mache on. It's not perfect, but still should be great for sewing...it only cost me $4..the cost of the duct tape!

** special thanks to daddy for giving me the pvc to make the stand! **

Monday, September 7, 2009

creamy banana pear popsicles.

I needed to use the last couple pears from the farmer's market, so I made creamy popsicles.

2 small pears + 1 banana + plain yogurt + agave nector + vanilla soy milk

The pears were similar to asian pears, but really really sweet. I've never had a pear anything like these. The popsicles are great, but I think I wouldn't puree the banana next time around. I got one banana chunk in the popsicle and I really liked it.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


My weekend was awesome. Here are some highlights (aside from just being with two really fun girls:)

After an eventful Friday night in Atlanta, Amber woke up on Saturday and made an amazing breakfast casserole from scratch:

We also went to a Brave's game:

this afternoon we went to the cutest/yummiest BBQ joint. Our appetizer of fried green tomatoes:

Friday, September 4, 2009

going to Atlanta this weekend to hang out with Amber and Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so....no projects. friends > crafts :P

Have a great (long) weekend!