Friday, January 29, 2010


SO HAPPY IT'S FRIDAY! I'm covering a bunch of extra classes for a couple weeks while a colleague is in Ethiopia.. so happy for the weekend.



p.s.: the brand of wine in the basket is for you Keeley ;)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fish tacos make me miss Austin.

I made fish tacos with red cabbage slaw for dinner last night. I haven't had red cabbage since the summer, and I forgot how beautiful it is. The outside was almost iridescent and the inside is gorgeous. I almost wanted to slice the whole thing just to keep seeing the purple ribbony slices come out.

My fish tacos were good, but not nearly as good as some of the ones you can find around Austin. Dinner just turned out to be me compiling a long list of things I miss about living in Austin including fish tacos, breakfast tacos, the Alamo Drafthouse, sunday night family dinners, and most of all, my boyfriend.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bad photo, delicious cookie.

I baked cookies last Monday to mail off to Eric (they were a surprise so I didn't want make this post before he received them.) As I was mixing ingredients, I realized I had less than a tablespoon of vanilla to add..eek. I ended up subbing in about 1/8 tbsp almond extract and 1 tablespoon maple syrup. OMG SO GOOD. No, seriously. So chewy and I love the hint of almond!

I put waaaaaay more chocolate chips than called for: 2 cups chocolate chips and 1 cup toffee pieces. I've posted the recipe in the comments section.

happy friday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ginger beef broccoli.

yum. had this leftover today with some whole wheat couscous.

Recipe thanks to Shape Magazine.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I snapped another picture of my office while I was in there. I made the paintings on the wall.

bulletin boards.

Back in gainesville, I made my first 8 foot bulletin board out of some material I found at Lowes. I painted the board a really pretty sky blueish turquoise, but I don't think I have a single picture of it.

In Charleston, I did the same thing, but I made a square out of a piece of material at Lowes and painted it white. (note the countdown til gainesville at the bottom, the satchel's pizza sticker, some crappy band stickers, and the Fest V koozie)

I recycled this board and painted it pea green for my office:

Sunday, January 17, 2010



I've had this thrifted Banana Republic vest for almost two years. I kept thinking of re-thrifting it because I couldn't think of how to modify it and make it wearable.

So I turned it inside out, cut out some of the middle, sewed it and added buttons. I like it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

no bake cookies

remember these? My mom used to make them when I was little and I still love them. I was really craving cookies the other day and didn't have any eggs, so this happened. Mine have organic large rolled oats and organic peanut butter in them, so they're trashy and snobby.


I love waking up early on Saturday mornings.

I usually make coffee and look at blogs.

Here are some I visit often:

Angry Chicken (written by Amy Karol, who writes, draws, sews, and is very DIY)
A Cup of Jo (written by a Glamour magazine writer. It's pretty girly)
Ffffound (image bookmarking)
Aesthetic Outburst (design blog)

Friday, January 15, 2010

happy friday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


instead of preparing the first week of school's lectures, I made stuff to wear the first week. :P

I like them separate and together.

Monday, January 4, 2010

blog will be back up and running late January!

happy new year!