Thursday, May 29, 2014
Instead? Instead I watched hours of makeup tutorials online. It was one of those YouTube time warps where you start out one place and then just keep going deeper into the rabbit hole and end up in a totally different area of the internet. I don't know how it happens but I know YouTube is really good at it.
Maybe it's ok to waste some time every once in a while. I just hope next time I do that, it's over coffee and biscotti instead of vlogs.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
This one is fresh, fresh. You can taste the difference. And since it's already supposed to be in the high eighties here tomorrow, I have a feeling I'll be making a lot more this summer!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I know this post is not about Christmas or even cookies. My point is that sometimes things that don't necessarily sound like they go together, most definitely go together.
Whenever I hear "cheese" followed by "danish," I think, "those 2 things together would be disgusting." But then I remember that cheese danishes are possibly my favorite pastry out of all the pastries and there's no sharp cheddar involved.
I can honestly say that I'd never had a homemade danish of any sort before I made these a little while ago (even if they are only semi-homemade), but I promise you cheese danishes, I'll never forget about you again!
Monday, May 19, 2014
There are drawbacks to doing your part of course. Now you have to store all your reusable bags. You show up dripping with sweat everywhere you go. You're spending more on groceries than rent. But you should do it anyway.
This smoothie takes about 30 seconds. It will give you energy all morning. It's full of things that are good for you: protein-packed spinach, fresh pineapple, grapes, and banana. You also get to feel cool when everyone asks you what you're drinking. Another perk: it tastes really really good!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
So, when I got back, I was walking through the grocery store and immediately drawn to everything bright and juicy. It's nice to be able to channel some of the beach into my daily life in the mountains too. And until the rest of the snow melts, I'll just have to keep pretending.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I can't be tied down to something like that. I need the process to be much more forgiving. Also, I don't think I'll ever call myself an aficionado of anything. Maybe sarcastically.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
According to Urban Dictionary, it's a slang term for a rich person. Someone who can have their cake and eat it too. Another explanation is that most people only get cake on their birthdays and other special occasions, so people who can have dessert all the time are spoiled. Still pretty mild and fairly safe on Disney's part, but it's more of an insult than I thought when I first saw the movie as a kiddo.
If you're tired of making banana bread out of your brown bananas, here's another option for you. Bonus: it's covered in homemade cream cheese frosting!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
When I left Washington DC though, I'll admit, I didn't miss much. I was so happy to get out of there, that I didn't think much about leaving. Of course, we made friends there that I wish we could see more often, but I don't miss the traffic, or the stinky people on the metro, my job, the insecurity, or the noise for a second.
There are so few things that I remember fondly from my time in DC, but one thing that keeps popping back into my mind is Chop't. If you don't have a Chop't near you (I feel ya), it's a salad chain that makes you a bucket of salad filled with whatever you ask for. They chop it all up small (hence, the name), and it's probably the best thing in our nation's capital.
This tossed fruit salad is a combination of the two. I'd say it makes a pretty good compromise.