Monday, November 22, 2010

Funny Photos

I'm Home for the Holiday's...well at least the most important eating one of the year. I was over at my grandma's when she pulled out some photos that made me laugh so hard I cried! I will try to get some and scan them in...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I'm the girl who makes Cranberry Sauce a week before Thanksgiving to have on sandwiches to prepare for the best food fest of the year!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bad Blogger

Yes, its been a while...okay a long long while. I dont have much of an excuse besides I've been running around like a crazy woman. My days are non stop from 5am till 9pm. Just wanted to drop a line...Im hoping to put up some pictures of my trip to the UK soon...and maybe actually write once in a while. Me doing anything creative is a long shot...but you might get some good stories out of me and my rides on MUNI which has been an adventure to say the least.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

one more thing

So I got a new job. 3 weeks later I'm accepted into grad school. So now that I have no time for a life this blog is going to be pretty dead. I am however going to Mexico this weekend so I will have some photos of that and I'm going to the UK on business so I should have some photos of that as well. But other than that I don't know when or where I will find the energy to do anything creative.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dear Giants Fans

Dear Giants Fans (thats the baseball team here in SF if you were in the know),

I love the fact you are so dedicated to your team, but for the LOVE of GOD could you please obey the traffic laws?!?! Thanks to the jay walkers and cars sitting in the middle of the intersection I ran, no make that SPRINTED to make my train home. And it's not like I only had 15 mintues to catch my train from work, no I had 45 minutes. Thats how long the Muni was stuck in between one station and the next. So Please help me out!


The Newbie to the City

Saturday, July 24, 2010

In transistion

Well its official Im working in SF commuting in and out of the city via the train. Its a very new style of life. And on top of that everything I own is in storage so expect the craftyness to go to zero. Other than that the new job is GREAT and I'm loving working in the city it almost feels like I am back in LA but colder. I might be going to the UK next week so until further notice my blogging with become more sporadic. But look forward to some new Urban photos instead of the Ag photos which i know you are all fond of!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Photos of Vacation

Welcome to Phuket


Taipei Airport Hello Kitty Gate...I couldn't pass it up!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hello USA

6 Flights and 20 Days later I am Home! The vacation was a lot of fun and I'm happy to report I came back in one piece. Jet lag is just about to kill me so I'll keep it short for now but pictures will be later.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Patterns Patterns Every where

So I've slowly been trying to get myself to go through all my sewing stuff and figure out what I want to keep and what I want to give away. I found my stash of Vintage (if thats what you want to refer to them as) patterns...and I just about cracked myself up!

First dresses and brides maid dresses...boy am I glad things have changes those ruffles look like they could strangle someone!

Next up we have boogie nights!
Note this photo is not enhanced in any way but can anyone say Jersey Shore GTL
And the best for last...I found Princess Leia...just for you Kiddo!
On that note since I'm moving and got to donate these somewhere...Anyone who leaves me a Comment up until my return from my vacation (July 14) can get one of these while supplies last. Note It will be sent snail mail so I can save a little! And if you want more than one blast from the past just leave it in your comment and I'll see what I can do!

Make sure in your comment you leave me a way to get a hold of you to obtain your mailing address.

Pack em Up Ride em Out

Well I have some very VERY big news for all of you out there. I'm Moving AGAIN!!! This time for a new job in the Bay area (SF/San Jose) to work for a Nonprofit. Oh the joys of packing again.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

International Travel and Craft

The count down has officially begun. I leave in one week for Phuket for a 2 and half week vacation through Thailand and Bali. Which means it was time to Craft. I bought new luggage and decided I needed a luggage tag that could be seen from outer space. So I whipped out my embroidery machine and got to work making this:

Yes, I know my Photo shop skills are lacking, and I'm still using my parents address. I'm debating selling these online or to friends they are easy but that embroidery machine still scares me sometimes.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Morning Drive

I drive the same freeway every morning to work. And I see some pretty interesting things. This morning Batesville Casket Company...Slogan on the side of the truck "Dedicated to the Dignity of Life". I was more so afraid of the doors flying open and caskets being sprinkled across the freeway.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Found the Cord!

I found the cord to the camera! Only took like a week to figure out where I had put it. But other than that I did finish a project. I've been taking notes from all you mothers out there and what you make your kids (ie colorful, interactive, and multi-use). So I made this for Kiddo's niece since she is turning 1 in a few weeks.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Damn Cord

I have a project I finished. But I cant find my camera cord...And the hunt begins.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

what PG wants...PG GETS!!!

It's a cupcake kind of weekend and I'm home visiting my mom who has a plethora of decorating items...Disco Dust and little ball things...oh the fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Something New

To answer your question C&N{co} I made myself a new bag from this tutorial/pattern. It was super easy to make I even changed it up a bit.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Kiddo's Criticism

Kiddo showed up to me passed out in bed after 3 beers and a bit upset about the cookies (note it was 6:30pm). I told him my story. He ate the cookies and agreed not my best!

Good news mom told me to try Betty Crocker's recipe, but to roll the balls in sugar before forking them. They turned out much better.

Next up Black Berry Pie...if I can get over the trauma of the Peanut Butter Cookies.

Baking Disaster

Don’t bake when your frustrated, upset, or just finished a phone interview. This is a tale tale sign of a disaster when baking. How should I know well I just did it and now I’m more frustrated, upset and went from a good baker to a mediocre wannabe. You know I’m failing at baking when the beer comes out half way through because I can’t take the look of what is coming out of the oven. Yes they look pretty don’t they but let me tell you there is an evil side to these so called peanut butter cookies…they don’t taste like peanut butter cookies!

I should really start this story off on the right foot (okay sort of on the right foot). The Kiddo asked me to make peanut butter cookies that have the crisscross fork pattern. I said “done and done”. This was after he told me “I like your baking, but I Love your cooking”, and yes I’m still confused if this is a compliment or a poke at my cooking abilities. I’m from SOCAL the land where you can BBQ any time of the year and that is how I prefer most of my food prepared. I have no BBQ living in an apartment where I feel someone would steel it off my porch (yes I’m very un-trusting). But back to my baking adventure. ..

I should have known right off the bat getting a recipes off the internet that someone says “is there grandma’s only recipe they wrote down” was a bad idea. Maybe she only wrote it down because it was the only thing she could bake that was edible? I’m sorry I’m being mean but come on!!! Secret Family recipes are a joke if they were a secret I would never be able to make my Great Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (KFC, Hersey, and other big name products don’t count). Public knowledge now that it’s posted on the internet (or is it?). Needless to say I continue to believe that if this recipe is this old it must be good go buy some Crisco and get going Kiddo will be here in a couple hours.

Now for the good part the baking. I start just like the recipe says and start mixing. Then I start to get a little scared. I can remember making these as a kid and the batter wasn’t so “dry”. And I swear there was no white sugar in the recipe my mom used. This is the point where I grab the Crisco and check out their recipes. Now I’m telling you right now you can NEVER go wrong with the recipes printed on the back of main ingredients like Crisco (make sure you get the brand name) NestlĂ© Toll House, ect. They have been on the backs of the ingredient for longer than I have been alive there must be a reason the recipe hasn’t changed! And to my amazement no white sugar on the Crisco recipe. “Oh, no this isn’t going to be good” is the first thing that came to my mind. I continue with the mixing get the baking sheets out. Well this is where things got interesting I put the cookies in the oven and began to read “I like you” By Amy Sedaris a Hilarious take on entertaining. I think this is when it went down hill. I started to burn the cookies because I was reading and giggling and reading and giggling. What it was more entertaining than the cookies. First batch comes out and they look flat, flatter than what I remember them looking like. Then I take a bite. “Where is that cup of Peanut Butter I put in these cookies” I think as I debate spitting it out of my mouth. Rule #1 on Peanut Butter cookies don’t Skimp on the Peanut Butter always buy the full fat stuff its always better! Rule #2 talk to mom about the recipe before baking or better yet go to a good bakery and try to find the cookie you are going to make and taste test it so you have something to compare to. Trying to remember what these tasted like is like trying to teach my 6 fish (yup one died) to do loop de loops in the fish bowl, it isn’t gonna happen.

I decided to keep going and bake some more maybe its just the cook time. So pile more on the cookie sheet and start baking. This batch comes out they look pretty good but they are now huge. Note these cookies are deceivingly small before entering the oven. Upon exit they are at least twice as big as they were before they went in. The next thing I notice is how FLAT the cookies are. Wait why is the picture depicting fluffy cookies and mine are flat. I have yet to figure this out does Baking Soda expire?

At this point I’ve given up on the cookies and safety. Beer going down the hatch and me proceeding to touch hot baking sheets burning the tips of my fingers. Oh yes this is just gets more interesting by the minute. I put the cookies in a nice bowl to at least get some presentation point cause I’m gonna get some pretty strict criticism in the taste category.

I’m almost done cooking and note there is not really enough cookie dough for 2 cookies. What to do what to do. Well the cookies already don’t taste good and don’t look like the picture slap it on the cookie sheet and cook it all at once. Burn the ginormous cookie. And your DONE.

The one thing I have learned from this is if Kiddo wants cookies he should do the dishes its only fair. So they are waiting patiently soiled in the sink for him to wash and dry. I’m just glad they photograph well (so if you just want to photograph the cookies and not eat them this is your recipe). Other than that this was a failure. I will try to get the recipe from my Home Ec Teacher Mother who by the Grace of GOD will have a WINNER.

PS I hope you enjoyed my first NOVEL.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sewing whats that?

I actually used my sewing machine last night. I finally got the bug to make something! That and I need to start brainstorming a B-Day gift for a friend. I've got to start making a dent in my fabric stash!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Been a While

Its been a while...okay a long long while. Lately my life has been Work Gym BED. Not much cooking besides rice and chicken because I need something quick an easy. Baking has been dwindling down to very little. And sewing yeah my machine has dust collecting on it (scary I know). But I am attempting to finish a project by the end of the month (one of the ones on my to do list). Other than that the weather is finally nice and warm. I even ventured out in a bathing suit! Im getting ready for my vacation in June/July. 3 weeks out of the country 1 week with the Fam the rest of the time with the Kiddo (ie the newish boyfriend). And where might you ask I am going?!?!? Phuket and Bali! Yup I'm spoiling myself and work even allowed it.

Other than that same thing different day. I did take a break from work and venture out in the fields the other day and got some new shots...I think its about time I start getting these printed.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Im Not

I'm not on hiatus I swear...just busy...very busy

Monday, March 22, 2010

More Baby...

I'm destined to make baby blankets for the rest of my life...Next up is stroller liners

Cupcake Anyone?