Sunday, January 12, 2014

Breakfast for Dinner - and any other time, really

Some people get a bit miffed if you suggest eating a fried egg after 10:00 AM, but that's definitely not the case in this home. Squatch (otherwise known as the bearded boyfriend) and I love eating our breakfast foods in the evening, morning, and afternoon. He's obsessed with the perfectly cooked fried egg and I'm always after the crispiest patty of potatoes. 

Unfortunately, I'm usually the one out of luck. 

Hash browns are so hard! 

Or, at least, they WERE until Emma over at A Beautiful Mess bequeathed the most successful method I've ever used.

Crispy on both sides - and it didn't collapse! It was probably the best thing I'd eaten all day. The secret is that you really do have to wait a while for the potatoes to brown. So don't touch! 

If you're interested in perfecting your hash brown skills, visit this post at A Beautiful Mess.  These ladies are definitely an inspiration.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Goodbye 2013

I'm slightly disappointed in myself for not posting ONE THING this year.  I've certainly had lots to post about!  In the course of 365 days I've started a new relationship, quit my first "adult" job, and moved to a new city.  It's been quite a busy year!

Thankfully my phone captured these moments for me.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's already 2013!  Most people start off the new year by making weight-related resolutions.  My sister, for instance, is hoping to shed a few pounds and tone up before summer.  I decided to make this olive cheese bread.

It's DELICIOUS.  Really.  Even if you'd like to drop a pant size or two, a bite of this would be totally worth it.  The combination of crispy bread, creamy cheese, and salty-sweet olives is a serious party in my mouth.  

For the recipe, you can thank The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond!
Visit her site here:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Editing in Picasa

I won't pretend to be some fancy pants when it comes to photo editing.  I don't own photoshop or any other expensive editing software to transform my pictures (although I'd like to at some point).  What I do use, however, is Picasa 3.


As an artist, everything I see is a potential canvas.  That includes my face!

Where did October go?

It seems like years since I last blogged.  Getting back into the swing of working full-time has thrown my "for fun" schedule out the window.  Fortunately, I do have a few moments of freedom.  Ah - adulthood.

What I've been up to as of late:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Looking back on the 4th

Who doesn't love a great fireworks show?  I hope everyone had a great time with friends and family!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Men's Polo Refashion!

I've been wanting to do something like this for A LONG time, especially after seeing all of the inspiring blog posts.  With my sewing machine missing a necessary part,  tasks requiring a thread and needle often take twice as long, so I've been holding out.

No longer!

Here's a bit of a twist on what you've probably already seen in the blogosphere -

Cute, huh?

Here's a little tutorial:

For the bows:

Cut a part of the collar and fold it.

Take your needle and pull thread through the center (where my fingers are) and wrap it around a few times.

Use leftover pieces of the polo to make strips for the center of the bows.

Just wrap them around the center, over the thread, and stitch it up.

After that you can attach them wherever you want.