Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I found that re-runs of Million-Dollar Decorators can also be an adult cure to overwhelming stress. My problems don't involve finding a $400,000 table for half the price. Thank the lord. But, it did offer an onion tart recipe that got me itching to bake.
Can I put beef in an onion tart? Is that a shepard's pie? I'm not English...I'll say no.
Oh...then I got side-tracked in the 'adult-aisle'...can you bake with whiskey? Don't think I didn't Google that. You can...I will show you later this week.
Posted by SL at 8/31/2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
So, this week started off on a fast slope downward. Grad classes, computer courses, jury duty summons, etc. I decided to lay low, hoping that the bad mojo couldn't touch me if I stayed indoors. Is there anything that a pile of magazines and chocolate coconut butter can't fix?
Posted by SL at 8/30/2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I went into the pharmacy yesterday, dropping off prescriptions, with all intentions of parussing the nail polish aisle for new colors. And then I saw this...
Maybe it's the fact that my brother and sister-in-law recently found out they are expecting their second lil weeblo. Maybe it's the fact that it was $7.49.
But, I remember having a Big Wheel. I remember my brother having one. I remember the driveway races, going so fast the pedals couldn't keep up, and trying so hard to do donuts on asphalt (really hard, in case you were wondering).
No electronics, no flashing lights, nothing 'new-fangled-contraption' about it. But really awesome. So, with a two-year-old nephew and another niece/nephew on the way, I may be in the market for a bulk-buy discount. Does CVS do that? They should. I'll ask.
Posted by SL at 8/25/2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It could always be harder. It is what you make of it. So, I decided to re-group, and be positive. Be stoked that I got to hang out with a girlfriend and workout twice this week with her (I don't think I would have had the courage to attend an 'Olympic lifting' class without her).
Really stoked that bacon is not a forbidden food. Also excited that Trader Joe's loves me enough to keep the costs affordable for uncured pork bacon goodness.
Excited that I discovered a tonic water that has agave nectar and no chemicals or corn syrup. While this may not allow me to continue my gin-and-tonic tradition while eating 'paleo', it gets me one step closer with silver tequila and a lot of lime.
Posted by SL at 8/24/2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
You know those mornings when you're just so distracted, that breakfast becomes a secondary thought? Yeah, I spent too long streaming the Colbert Report and researching leave-in conditioners. Then, I had 20 minutes to make breakfast, dry hair, and be out the door.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I've been indoors pretty significantly the last few days. Grad courses starting again, laundry, cleaning the closet. The list goes on. Don't know about you, but I need background noise to get me through it all. But, guess what? I discovered the show "Hoarders" on A&E.
Posted by SL at 8/17/2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
What is it about second-hand stores that warm my heart? I walked in with no intention of buying anything, but managed to find myself in the children's book section. Couldn't pass up the sugary sweet sentiments, the gestural illustrations and the whimsical storylines.
Friday, August 12, 2011
First, let me blame Miss D for this one....her lil' man was flipping through a kids' catalogue one morning, and in the manliest-tone-possible, asked his momma for "a blaze for his birthday". True. Story. Swear.
But, on to the good bits. I found this blazer at a thrift store during their 'best of the best' weekend. Talked them down to $15 (mighty steep for a thrift store, but both parties knew I was gonna walk out with it anyway).
Thursday, August 11, 2011
So, this is my hundredth blog post. Yay! I felt I should celebrate. With cake. Is there any other way? Ready for the twist...
This was the filling. Yeah...it tasted good. Thanks for asking. Full tutorial after the jump.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I found these sorta' gross baskets at the dollar store. I think the shape is pretty good (minus the terrible handle bit). But, the green is really only appropriate if you're hanging them in a garden. So, yeah, that had to change.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Do you know what this is? It's actually pretty sweet. I tend to be a snob about makeup and skin products (take my bad skin, add my inability to stick to a regimen...voila!). But, my budget doesn't really allow me to play with as much amazing makeup as I would like.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I don't know how your weekend treated you, but mine wasn't half bad. Started my Friday by re-potting a very enthusiastic rosemary plant. It seems to double in size every day I come home from work. It needed some love.
Very strange to think that this looked appetizing to the lil guy. Oh, well. My dinner was way better.
Posted by SL at 8/01/2011