leaving bright and early tomorrow morning to spend the weekend in austin with liz. i'm ready. lets goooo.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
after a morning full of brunch, car rides, and repotting plants, i'm spending the second half of this saturday afternoon being crafty (shocking). recently inspired by this blog post, i decided i need to make a million of these colorful yarn bracelets in all different colors and sizes
Liset crocheted the bracelet at the bottom, but i changed it up so it's just wrapped tightly and the ties are hidden on the inside (except for the starting/ending point). i bought a bunch of cheap-o plastic bracelets at the store yesterday and am going to town.
don't be surprised if the next time you see me i'm wearing an arm full of these.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
chris and i are now the proud owners of a navy blue 2006 honda cr-v.
it was somewhat of a shit show trying to navigate the dealership malarky (i actually yelled at the financing lady who tried to slip a $2500 warranty onto our tab without us knowing), but now that we have the car in our parking spot next to our house everything is awesome.
now, where to go first?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
i thought i had an amazing idea. you might remember these awesome orange jello shot wedges i made for the heat wave party last summer? well i thought i'd be a genius and make pineapple jello shot wedges for the luau. i knew it would be an instant hit
yeah. well, it didn't work.
i guess the pineapple was too juicy so the jello wouldn't set? at least i think that's what happened.
that puts the score at jello=1, me=1
i refuse to give up.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
last year i tie dyed a birthday cake for chris's 30th, so i wanted to do something just as special this year. since it was a luau theme party (and i wouldn't let chris bury a pig in our bathtub in sand) i decided a pig roast cake would be perfect.
sadly i forgot to take pictures until the cakes were out of the oven and shaped, but at least you can still see it without the icing.
I made four cakes - two rectangles and two squares to work with (i had no idea what i was doing), and marbled the cake so it would look like pork inside. delicious, i know.
a little cake sculpting and three cans of died pink icing later voilà! a pig roast cake! and i of course had to decorate it with lettuce and potatoes when i brought it out to get the full effect.
thanks to julia for crafting the pipecleaner tail, and lauren for taking some pics of me decorating the cake
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
i threw a luau themed birthday party for chris and my good friend jess in the beginning of march. after going a little nuts on luauexpress.com (my favorite new luau party site) a few awesome friends volunteered to help decorate.
lauren, mo, and julia came over the night before to help me transform our apartment into a tropical paradise. cheeseburger held down the grass skirts. poor julia got stuck blowing up the 6-foot inflatable palm tree. i have good friends.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
chris and i are starting to get serious about the idea of buying a car, but it's a seriously daunting task. (we're not getting this one, i just think it's cute)
how does one begin that search in NYC? we don't even know what kind of car we want (other than something we can put surf boards on top of). i have a feeling this weekend's going to be full of car talk.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
i'm home sick today - can't seem to shake a cold and cough. luckily our two cats are good snugglers and they're keeping me company. bad news is soda's preferred pillow is my face. it's a nightly battle.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
a small group of us gathered to celebrate erin's birthday about a month ago at her boyfriend nick's yet-to-open restaurant in williamsburg. the night was laid back and fun - he had prepped all day and we ate like kings and queens.
well now the time has come for everyone else to enjoy nick's amazing food. Lighthouse Bk is finally open to the public. Dinner service starts at 6pm. Highly suggest you check it out
145 Borinquen @ Keap
Monday, March 7, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
it turned out i had timed my LA trip perfectly to catch jamie's actual birthday celebration in LA with her pals. can't beat hangin' with an old friend in a new city eating kimchee quesadillas (yuuuuum)