It's nice to be inspired by others and surround yourself with people that push you to try new things. This is why pinterest is really great. The internet is full of fantastic, beautiful, weird, disgusting and educational things. It's a great place. It can pick you up, bring you down and cause you to get into a YouTube loop of things you don't even know why you are watching. This easy DIY was inspired by abeautfulmess.com post in October.

Things you need:

  • Taper candles
  • Painter's tape or any kind of tape you have around
  • Paint (non-toxic if you are going to burn the candles)
  • Paint brush
  • Candle holder (optional, but makes drying much easier)

Paint candles:

  1. Tape two sections of your candles where you don't want to get paint on it. 
  2. Pick the paint color(s) you want to use, I chose black. 
  3. Use a medium sized brush and paint away from the tape in light brush strokes at the top.
  4. Repeat the same as above for the bottom section. You can see where the tape was in the pictures below compared to the brush strokes away from the tape. 
  5. Let candles dry completely before removing paint. 


 

No, I'm not done with pumpkin yet. Don't hate. Just love. Pumpkin is the spice of life. Even the word pumpkin is cute. Let's get all cute up in here and make our yogurt more delicious than it already is without making it unhealthy at all. Now it's getting real cute. Vanilla greek yogurt, pumpkin and spices. That's really all you have to do here and it's like pie. Except you don't have to feel guilty. Not that you should feel guilty about pie, EVER. Pie happens, as does life.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp of ground clove
  • 1/8 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon

Make

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then enjoy. Simple as that. Life just got real easy and conquered.


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Guys, space is mind blowing and we're doing cool things in it. There is so much that goes on in the news that sometimes it's important to sit and think about the seriousness of planets and space. I don't even want to get into it, because I'll start sounding like a mad scientist. But just know that WE LANDED ON A COMET. We are landing on things beyond planets. We're learning things every day about the world and space, and we need to keep doing that because these are more important things than fighting our neighbors and flipping people off on the road. 

Watch it here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/12/world/comet-landing-countdown/index.html

Bitches love space.

10
Nov
2014

Some Mondays

Some Mondays I be like:

Other Mondays I be like:

Weekends leave me feeling either recharged or wiped out on Mondays. Today I'm in between fist pumping the day to flipping off the day. If that doesn't make sense, I'm sure the above images should clear it up. Good things that came out of this weekend: Newsroom is back, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins - recipe to come, slow cooker pulled pork again, Netflix, Cupcake wine and Cranium with friends that involved a lot of laughing and a lot of wine. Life is pretty good when spent doing things you love and if that means a Sunday is filled with nothing but Netflix, then so be it. 

Enjoy your Monday adventures, bitches.

31
Oct
2014

Easy Pie Crust

Some things are better homemade. Some things that are homemade are not easy. Some things that are homemade should be easy. Which is why we need to get down with an easy pie crust recipe. It is better than store bought and it doesn't take as much time as people claim. I used to think that making pie crusts took forever. Now I think people just told me that to make me think their pie was even better knowing all the time they put into it. While some pie crusts maybe do take a lot of time, this one doesn't. 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice water

Make

  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Slice the unsalted butter at 8 pieces and mix the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers until you have pea-size pieces that are slightly yellow. This can take up to 5 minutes.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of the cold ice water and gently mix until dough comes together. Add last tablespoon if dough is still cracking a lot and really dry, adding too much water will make it too sticky. Also, don't overwork the dough or it can become tough.
  4. Shape the dough into a a disk, cover with plastic wrap or in put in tupperware and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

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Friends, coronas pouring into frozen margaritas are a thing. If you haven't already experienced this delight, you are missing out. I didn't know they had an official name. I've been calling them "coronas pouring into margaritas", but they are apparently called "Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margaritas" on the internet. I like my name better; it's more descriptive of what it really is.

Where can you get one in Portland?

I got the frosty one called a "Sidepipe" for $10 at Bunk Bar on NE Russell St located under the Wonder Ballroom, pictured below. It's really big, so the $10 is worth it. I definitely did not need to drink two, but somehow I did. It wasn't crowded at all on a Friday evening. Perhaps there wasn’t a cool show happening that night.

You can also get one at select Pizza Schmizza locations, but I don’t think they are frozen if that matters to you. It should matter to you.

 

This is my favorite way to drink a frozen margarita, but avoid having more than one on an empty stomach. You might pass out in a movie theater and miss the whole movie. I don’t know anything about that.

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