Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tasty Thursday

Rainbow Frosted Cupcakes :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My collage made it into a article!


You can visit my shop to see more of my cards :)

Wicked Wednesday: Link Extravaganza

This dress is fantastically gorgeous.

I love this article about opening doors for women. A reminder that chivalry should not be dead.


This spicy lemon chicken sounds really yummy, easy to make, and healthy. How can you go wrong?

This rose coconut shake is so beautiful, I want to make it immediately!

Along those same lines, coconut water ice cubes. What a nifty tip!

Ooey Gooey PB Chocolate Brownies....those look ridiculously good.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Pancake Day!

What is delicious and full of blueberries and chocolate chips?

My newest concoction! Blueberry pancakes with dark chocolate chips....

I was so sad that I was going to be unable to have any of the free IHOP pancakes today- yes, that's right, IHOP is having free pancake day today until 10 pm, nationwide. (more details at

And i've been craving pancakes like mad for MONTHS now.

Anyway, having no car I was saddened that I would not be able to partake....then my friend Nick said, "Why don't you just make your own?"
My response was....I'm lazy. I want them to be brought out to me. I want to be surrounded by the scent of sausage without having to have any on my plate....

Then, this morning, I rethought that idea. I thought, damn it, i HAVE the ingredients....let me try and succeed.

And i totally DID!

But wait....

No syrup?

We were out of any regular syrup so i made my own.

A delightful citrus cinnamon syrup.

My breakfast was MAGNIFICENT.

(pictures soon to come)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Guess what?!

My company has a name!

Want to know what it is?

Tasty Little Things!

And guess what?

It's coming soon to a shop near you :)

What am I selling?

Truffles, cupcakes, brownies, cookies...

How can you get your hands on my tasty little things?

Shoot me an email if you are interested.

Tasty Little Things, a little bit of joy in every bite.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Put Down the Banana

I'm serious. You think I'm kidding. I try 2 homemade beauty tips a week and this week I tried out a conditioning banana hair mask while I took a bath.
The mask was simple enough, mix one ripe banana with a few drops of almond oil.
I had fun squishing the banana in my hands and mixing it up with the oil and smearing it on my hair.
I enjoyed my bath (another beauty tip: add 1 cup dry milk powder and 3 drops of almond oil to your bath water) I rinsed my hair and got out of the bath.
Then the world began to die a little.
First, I had to sit by my bathtub's side and gently nurse the water down the drain (yes, I suppose this wouldn't be a problem if I had one of those nifty hair-catcher thingys for my drain, but I DON'T, ok?)
Banana + drain = a sad drain. (plus it looks like someone got sick in the tub which I think is disguting.)
Please note: once all the water has gone out and you've collected all the remaining banana pieces- a couple flushings of HOT HOT water should help it unclog, if that doesn't work don't reach for a toxic drain cleaner, a simple solution of baking soda and vinegar left to sit for a while should unclog your drain very nicely.
Anyway, a clogged drain isn't such a horrid thing, I can deal with that.
The banana, however, continued its rein of terror. It left little particles in my hair.
And my hair NOT feel softer. It felt gummy. And I didn't want to have to take a shower because I'd just taken a bath. I like to preserve water (save the whales) and I already feel bad enough when I take the time to spoil myself by taking a bath instead of a shower. But a bath is usually relaxing and loverly so I indulge.
I knew I HAD to take a shower though because, as I wrote in my journal "I have banana shit in my hair. Damn it. It's gross and I feel DIRTY. YECH. (undelined 3 times)
The little recipe should have come with some kind of warning: Banana hair mask should not be done if you're on your way out the door.
At least then you'd know to budget yourself some time before discovering that you now have to wait for the hot water to come back on while in the meantime you look like you've got awful dandruff. As I wrote in my journal, "It's drying and leaving shit balls of banana everywhere- I am NOT happy. I am SO UNCOMFORTABLE."
I took a shower, shampooed and conditioned my hair (which felt entirely redundant) and when I got out, I STILL had banana dandruff.
I combed most of it out and picked the banana shit balls off the floor and decided that if anyone was still bound and determined to use banana on their hair there are certain rules they should follow:
They should use it only in the shower
They should have one of those hair-catching thingys
They should have blonde hair because the dandruff look is just too apparent in darker hair
And they should be COMPLETELY INSANE. kidding. but, not.

BTW: If the conditioning banana hair mask did in fact condition my hair (which, let's give it the benefit of the doubt and say that it DID) it was a heck of a lot of hassle and not enough payback.

Armed with what I now know would I do it again? Nooooo.
Would I change my approach? YESSSSS. Hair-catchy drain thingy, and use only in the shower.
My rating: 0/5

I don't discount the wonders of using banana in homemade beauty products but I think they should only be used on the face or maybe whipped in the blender before application.

Monday, December 7, 2009

quote from Herzog

"Humans are not made to sit at computer terminals or travel by aeroplane; destiny intended something different for us. For too long now we have been estranged from the essential, which is the nomadic life: traveling on foot. A distinction must be made between hiking and traveling on foot. In today’s society—though it would be ridiculous to advocate traveling on foot for everyone to every possible destination—I personally would rather do the existentially essential things in my life on foot. When you come on foot, you come with a different intensity."

—Werner Herzog, from Herzog on Herzog