Thursday, January 31, 2008


sorry I've been gone so long. I have been so busy with school and I had the longest weekend but it was FUN. I went downtown and stayed all weekend and did lots of fun stuff with jenna and marissa :] (I uploaded a load of pictures on flickr from my weekend if you want to check it out)

it's been so cold here!
I am staying inside as much as possible and trying to work on my french and catching up on reading and movies. I am trying to watch as many oscar nominated films as possible. I LIVE for awards season!

sunday night I went to see 'atonement' again bc we ended up at the wrong theater. we originally wanted to see 'i'm not there' so when we got out we went to the right theater and saw it as well. it was so GOOD! I really think it's safe to say that you should see velvet goldmine first so you can appreciate todd haynes more fully. I just love velvet goldmine.

AND 'i'm not there' has heath ledger in it (R.I.P.) it's so tragic...

anyway, I apologize for being gone, I missed you guys :] I am back though and ready to show you some of the delicious gluten-free food I've been making lately. just today I made a grown up grilled cheese. it was super yummy
I just received 'la vie en rose' in the mail today! I will be watching it after the all new LOST (I'm SO excited, I'm such a nerd for LOST)

I have 8 oscar movies down! lots to go!!

♥ al

ps: here is marissa's post about our little adventure

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"the gluten-free phenomenon"

there was a great article today in the chicago tribune about eating gluten-free

check it out!

Friday, January 18, 2008

can you tell??

the new semester started! I have been so busy with going to class and homework. I really like all my classes this semester! other than school I have been laying low. it is SO cold outside so I have been avoiding it altogether unless I have to go out. wednesday night I went to the chicagoland craft collective. it was FUN as always♥ I love going. I sucked at making the ribbon flowers but I got to show off my quilt. (I'm so proud of it! it makes me SO happy!) and I got to talk to all the wonderful ladies :D it's always a fun time.

the lovely Nan♥

oh gosh, this girl was hilarious!

I have been trying to stay healthy and warm. I have also been sewing mad crazy
this is my beast

OH! and a good friend of mine, jenna just moved here all the way from charleston. very exciting!

time to get under the covers and read magazines and watch movies! have a good weekend loves!

♥ al

Saturday, January 12, 2008

cupcakes make people happy

yesterday I went downtown to hang out with M for her birthday. it was so fun! I gave M her bag that I made her! she loved it! she loved all her birthday presents♥

we went to swirlz to get cupcakes and open presents. I had a gluten-free peanut butter and chocolate (and took 3 home). oh their cupcakes are delicious! and aren't they pretty?
today I had to go to school and buy my books. I was so relieved that they didn't cost as much as last semester. all my books were $250 which is not bad.
I did a little shopping today too and I found the new sigur ros dvd, heima and I picked up the atonement soundtrack. success!

well, it's almost time for bed. I have to get used to getting up early because the semester starts on monday. goodnight loves

♥ a

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

"that's what she said!"

remember that birthday present I was making? well, I finished it!
it's for M, who loves the office as much as I do, or more?

so that's what I've done today

oh, and I made myself a nice lunch, gluten-free pasta salad and a leftover italian sausage. it was so yummy!
♥ a

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

eep! the nantucket quilt is so close to done

the center square: embroidery by me
backing and closeup
I love this cute little lion with the crown on his head! my favorite square
really really pink

I only have to sew the backing to the front at the little intersections :]

♥ a