Saturday, December 26, 2009


head on over here and watch the short film, "spell"

found here (this is a great blog, look under the categories for films for some great screen shots.)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

il neige

I made huge tissue paper snowflakes as it was snowing outside. I love the huge flakes we get here. I wish I could catch a few in a jar and keep them like cotton balls.

Friday, December 18, 2009

it's all too much

this song is stuck in my head. really tangled in there. blue meanies are a little creepy. for the song, >> to around 4 minutes

It's all to much
It's all to much

When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me
And the more I go inside, the more there is to see

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around you
Everywhere, it's what you make
For us to take, it's all too much

Floating down the stream of time, of life to life with me
Makes no difference where you are or where you'd like to be

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around here
All the world is birthday cake,
So take a piece but not too much

Sail me on a silver sun, for I know that I'm free
Show me that I'm everywhere, and get me home for tea

It's all to much for me to see
A love that's shining all around here
The more I am, the less I know
And what I do is all too much

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around you
Everywhere, it's what you make
For us to take, it's all too much

It's too much.....It's too much

with your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue
you're too much


I had a LUSH bath bomb with flake glitter inside. it was so beautiful to me. it either floated or sank to the bottom. glittery bathwater seems so magical.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

behold the heavenly stuffed pasta goodness:

I made gluten-free ravioli from scratch! successfully! I didn't think it could ever come out right after being discouraged before but this recipe is amazing! it's genius even! stuffed pasta was the biggest casualty of being gluten-free. I have ordered them at Da Luciano and they were so good so I knew I could do it. I just had to get bored and patient enough to try it. it really is so easy to make them. I may even ask for a pasta roller attachment for my Kitchen Aid or ravioli maker for Christmas! I have to do my research and find the best brand. does anyone have any advice on this?
I'm going to try making other pasta from scratch too. maybe even tortellini? I'm feeling super ambitious!
♥ a

Friday, December 04, 2009

running out of adjectives

The Swell Season created magic last night. They were so full of joy and energy. They were so endearing and charming. Glen told great stories just like any good Irishman. I never wanted it to end. The concert was absolutely extraordinary!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

i want pink cotton candy colored hair


i know why

a free bird leaps on the back of the wind
and floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.

but a bird that stalks down his narrow cage
can seldom see through his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

the caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

maya angelou

image source

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


pushing daisies is my new favorite thing.
it makes me want pie!
we've been getting them from netflix.
finished season 1 today.
getting season 2 soon.
soon there will be no more.
i knew it.


photos from here

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I watched this movie last night

Isn't it funny when things become relevant to people at the same time? You'll be talking about something and someone will say, "I was just talking/thinking/listening to/watching that the other day!"

anyway, found these "A Little Princess" screen shots from The Unicorn Diaries

g'day ♥

Friday, November 06, 2009

love this haircut

re-reading this. again.

going to see these two dec. 3 in chicago.

obsessed. completely.
this inspires me so much.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free!

I'm so excited about this. I don't even buy gluten-free cake mix. I'm a make from scratch kind of girl. BUT I bought this to make my birthday cake (have to make my own birthday cake wah wah) and it was so moist and delicious. Seriously! I think the reason it excites me so much is because of the brand. I never thought that mainstream baking brands would have products like this...for me!

They have a few different mixes but I bought the yellow cake. They are kind of expensive for me. $5 a pop is the going price. If you're in a hurry they would be ideal.

I have two cabinets full of gf flours and baking agents so it's hard for me to buy mixes and pre-mades. I LOVE baking gf from scratch! It's kind of like playing in a science lab when you bake gluten-free. After all it is very scientific. I like getting little bags down from the designated GF cabinet and measuring. It's fun to do it yourself. Plus you can control the quality of ingredients and the outcome.


Friday, June 19, 2009

tiny things

I got the smallest envelope in the mail today from anthro.

So, I thought, this has to be good.
And I opened it.

And I opened it a little more.

I went to North Carolina a few months ago to see my wonderful amazing best friend. My Katie Love made me this gorgeous box. We have a long standing tradition of making boxes for each other. We've been doing this since high school but this one is by far my favorite. I love it. and Katie.

Last week I spied the "big hair affair" on LUSH's website and I had to know if they sold it in stores (I didn't want it to melt...) so I rang up Marissa, self professed LUSH queen (she works there) and asked if I could pick one up. Well, I got one and it is jam packed of sample sizes. I am such a sucker for the sample size of anything. *sigh* they are so cute and tiny! Oh, and I am now addicted to Big Volumizing Shampoo. It makes my hair thick! Who knew such a product existed?

I am off to the library and Michael's to get supplies to make someone a surprise ;)
thank you Marissa and Katie, my two loves

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

G Free Diet by, Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Elizabeth Hasselbeck and I have our differences but I put those aside when I read this book because finally there is a celebrity that can perhaps create more awareness about Celiac Disease. After all, there is an estimate of 1 out of 133 in America with CD. More awareness also means more attention to the needs of people with CD. Everyday there are more and more wonderful new brands of delicious G Free foods being stocked in our supermarkets and health food stores. Everyday there are also more and more restaurants that are helping out people like me by making it easier to go out to eat and not have to worry about the consequences.

This book is very helpful. If you are living with CD or you think you may have it or if you just want to understand what it is, read this book. Elizabeth Hasselbeck does a good job of doing her research but even though the book is wham bam full of information, it still reads like a memoir or a nice conversation with a friend.

♥ A

You can have a look at the book here :

GF dinner adventures

Last night I had cotton candy for dinner. Oh yeah! anyway, I've been making dinner a lot with help from Mr. Doug (except for last night's little indulgence). We've been making some super yummy food. Later I will post some pictures of our dinner adventures and maybe even some recipes. Just wanted to share some of the dinners we've had:

Baked Salmon with Basil Butter
GF Meatloaf smothered in Tomato Gravy and Red Mashed Potatoes with bacon
Tomato Parmesan Pasta with Grilled Chicken
Chicken and White Bean Chili
Salmon Salad with Romaine, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, GF Croutons, and Northern Italian Dressing and Olive Oil. (used ^ leftover Salmon)
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

♥ A

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

so proud

I'm teaching my boyfriend how to knit. right now!
I'm so excited! he's a little too eager to start using double pointed needles but he'll be there soon enough.
I'm so proud :D

Sunday, January 11, 2009