Thursday, February 26, 2009

Polite Dance Song - The Bird and The Bee

Triangle Dance! Wha! Ok..if an old man in a swanky shirt can do this than I can too. PS...Pang, would you please! check this guy feeling it out...dude I dont think we've been putting quite enough into our "feelin it out" sesh. Maybe we need to take a page from Collins and incorporate more face.

This will take a lot of practice, but Im up to it

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Jobby Job

Got myself another part-timer. Mandi White, lovely lovely little lady I had so many classes with asked me to start designing wedding albums for her, and gee how could I resist. So that's what I have been up to and why it seems like (alright it doesnt just SEEM like) I never leave facebook, because when Im not at work Im on the computer busting out pages. Here are some examples :)

I finished this guestbook today and gosh this couple is cute. PS...Mandi girl these are beautiful

This whole guestbook is done and!.

This one is the first album I did. An 80 sider..took a long time, more-so because it was the first, so Im still learning. The full album is here.

All the photos are taken by Mandi. Check out her website and her blog.

Friday, February 20, 2009

True Affection- The Blow

I've heard this a bunch of times at the Three Onions so I finally hassled Pete to tell me who it was. I really like the lines:

Your depths made a pressure that punctured my works
and all your fluids couldn't tolerate the force of my thirst
I love the place, where we shared our tiny grace

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Step into my office, Baby - Bell and Sebastian

I tried to run to Bell and didnt work. I love this video and the "sex scenes" make me most literally laugh out loud.

100th Post Give-away!

Alright, I have been putting off writing this blog because, guys! Its my 100th post. Not that exciting? Im making a big deal out of nothing? Whatev! In the crafty blog world on your 100th post you're supposed to give something away. So! Im going to do a print give-away! The first three people to comment will get one of my prints, your choice, or I will choose for you. Thanks for reading, and now my regular obsessive blogging can resume.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tatty Tat Tat Tat

I think this may be the ween ( minus the blurryness of course) ...what do you think? perhaps a little more elongated and placed along the side of my foot following the instep.

Trivet...a fancy word for thing you put on the table to protect it from hot stuff....sheeeiit!

I've been collecting corks with the help of bar friends for forever now and I finally made the first trivet. This one is smaller than I wanted but it was more of a test really.

View from the top

here's the bottom

from the side...industrial meets rustic...

A Kiss is not a Contract

I have finally seen an episode of Flight of the Concords and I loved it. Its so cheesily good!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Google Search

I applied for a program to teach English in France. Its a long process and I dont find anything out for several more months and even after that it will be more months before I would go anywhere. Anywho! I was googling my name trying to see what the embassy would come across if they search my name, which they most likely will and I cam across this! I love it.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

So I must have an obsession with chocolate chip cake/breads now. This one in particular I have made like 5 times already this year but while I wait for more bananas to ripen I thought I would make this. Its super easy, just like the other one, and if you like pumpkin flavored things you will love this. If I remember correctly I got this from Bread and Honey's blog, so props to those girls.

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Chocolate Chips
makes 2 loaves

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup veg or canola oil
1/2 cup applesauce
3 eggs
1 can pumpkin puree
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (im not going to lie...i poured a whole bag in..fatty fatty)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 2 loaf pans

2. In a large bowl combine sugar, oil applesauce, eggs, and pumpkin

3. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt

4. Stir dry ingredients into the wet until just mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.

5. Spoon into the loaf pans and bake for 50-55 min.

6. Let cool 10 min before removing from the pan

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 Random Things about Mike Theis

So there has been this thing going around Facebook..the 25 random things about yourself. My friend Mike did a video list because..well he's awesome at it. I just had to share it with you all because I have watched it like 5 times and cant stop laughing :)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Its been a while since I posted any food related items. To be honest, I haven't been cooking with quite the same gusto as I used to, but I miss it so Im going to try to make more stuff. I tried a new recipe last week, it was a mac and cheese casserole with cauliflower and mustard in it...not a hit in our household. Luckily I was able to pass if off to the guys at work but it was a sad affair, cutting all that cauliflower only to have it taste exactly like mustard (not a fan of mustard by the way but i was trying to "expand").
Anywho! This banana bread actually turned out just right. Brian has been bugging me to make this for like...2 months now? So i finally did. I've never been a huge fan of banana bread...alright lets be honest I thought it was totally yucky - i dont eat nuts - but I knew it would make Brian happy and thus myself so I gave in and made it finally.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (this much sugar always makes me cringe and salivate simultaneously)
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
whole darn bag of chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. With a wooden spoon mix the butter in to the mashed bananas in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture then mix in. Add the Flour and mix.
3. Pour into buttered loafpan (8x4 or 9x5). Bake approximately one hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack and then remove from pan to slice and serve.

That's it. Super super easy and well worth it :)