Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

summer loves

My summer loves include getting ready for church with Lauren, a new dress, and this new delicious pumpkin bar I discovered. The icing has browned butter in it, which makes it extra delicious. Here is the original recipe, although I omitted the dried cranberries, doubled the vanilla, and used 1 c. whole wheat flour and 1/2c. white flour. Also, I added the pecans on top (staying true to my Southern heritage).

Also, I got a sunburn, and that is not part of the "summer loves" list.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bless You- Women of Gee's Bend

I am too instant gratification oriented to really enjoy quilting. I started this ordeal before I left for Bolivia, gruelingly piecing little strips of cotton that came out of a scrap bag from Whitney and cursing the craft. Whitney and I looked at Gee's Bend quilts for ideas, but in the end my quilt just came out the way it wanted to be: no set symmetrical pattern, not exactly square, and machine quilted. A younger, more purist version of myself, circa 1996 when I sewed a dress a week- resulting in a closet full of floral printed cotton dresses- would have insisted on hand quilting, but I wanted to get this baby birthed. I think this quilt will serve as a reminder of this transition time in my life, and if I don't ever find a job and become a thriving professional, I will be the most crafty and cozy looking bum down on Main Street and 9th.  

Sunday, July 11, 2010

justin bieber baby baby bangs

I should not have tried to cut my own bangs- as the little tiny banglets are back. I was trying to trim them in a diagonal fashion, but ended up taking off too much.  Hank today told me that we had the same haircut. But, we don't.

 I still have a ponytail in the back.

merrits i love you too!

This Boise hot spot is open 24 hours a day serving delicious homemade eats and the ever popular fried scones. lauren and i had to stop by on our way home one night and get some "dutch babies," perfect with fresh lemon squeezed on the top. make sure to wash them down with plenty of water.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Reaching Out to the Universe

This is a photograph of me trying to lure Ruby out of the water. She claimed she was "a mermaid." As she sat, hunched down in the water, bum sticking out, I thought she looked more like she was pooping than she did a mermaid. As it turns out, I was right.
Lauren, Me, Whit
Hank in a Dora the Explorer Diaper
Ruby the mermaid
Happy Birthday America! On the way from Salt Lake City to Boise Erin and I stopped in Burley, Idaho at the Dollar Tree to make a more festive vehicle. The irony of this picture is that I'm holding a canadian maple leaf cookie next to the American flag.

The title of this post comes from where I am right now in my life. I am looking for a place to live. A job. A future. May the universe bless me!