Monday, May 23, 2011

No camera + no internet = no blogging!

But I'm in NYC for a conjugal visit! We're officially Brooklynites because we got matching Brooklyn Bridge tattoos. I yanked the camera back, and as soon as I get the internet up and running again at home, you'll see it! Well, that and the THOUSAND other AMAZING things I see all day.

Today I ate a salted caramel cupcake from Sprinkles Cupcakes in the Central Park Zoo and watched the seals. Then I walked and walked and walked and walked. I even made it to weight watchers today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What I Did Over the Weekend

I just...can't...get....motivated to blog. It's soooo hard without the camera! I did so many fun things over the weekend to keep myself busy, too!

- I went to Crafty Supermarket at the Clifton Cultural Art Center, where I bought a beautiful pair of earrings from Courtney Fisher and a framed photo of the Esquire Theatre in Clifton by the lovely OPB studios. I also can't forget to mention that I ate a pork and apple taco with fresh guac from Picnic and Pantry, and had curry coconut gelato and lemongrass sorbetto from Dojo Gelato, and all of this was with my lovely friend, Kelly.

- I visited by library BFF, John, at his and his partner, Stephan's bakery at Findlay Market, Skirtz & Johnson to get my Mom a Cannoli for Mother's Day. Cannoli's are my Mom's favorite treat, and being diabetic, she rations her Cannoli-eating to only the times she can get the absolute best ones she can find. Skirtz and Johnson, so far are her favorite. It was a surprise when I got there and discovered they were celebrating their one-year anniversary! Yay for them! They had The Stardevils from Rabbit Hash playing, and a cookout, featuring a sausage that Stephan Skirtz developed, and they now feature year-round at Eckerlin Meats (also in Findlay Market). John was sad to hear that we are moving away, but gave me a sausage and a cannoli AND a french macaron for free! Yes!

- Then I had an adventure at Home Depot trying to figure out which type of tomato plant to buy for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day, which is a tradition, but that's a boring story!

- The next day was Mother's Day, and least to say, it was crazy. More on all the details later, but I did get to see my Mom and bring her a coconut custard cake and plant the tomato for my Mother-in-Law.

I so wish I could have taken pictures of everything, because it was filled with such beautiful things, but I hope Ryan is taking some great photos that I can share with you soon!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What I Checked out

Here's what caught my eye this week! Actually, I took all of these photos last week, because Ryan took the camera to NYC. He says he's taken a few photos, but he has yet to upload them to flickr or his website, so I will bug him about it again tonight. Also, I'm LOVING Revenge of the Radio-active Lady from last week! It's a hoot and also very interesting!

First, we have Cooking Light Comfort Food. If you're on a diet, fear not that you can't have delicious, creamy, warm things!
Sometimes, when I get a cookbook or a craft book, I mark the pages I want to try with post-it flags. As you can see, I will have this book checked out for quite some time. I probably won't turn it in until we move!
Gouda, Onion and spinach quiche.
Sweet potato casserole.
Have your caramel cake and eat it, too.
Next, we have Sweety Pies, by Patty Pinner. One of the best collections of pie recipes I've ever seen.
Granola pie. Why didn't I think of that?
Apple meringue pie. Why did I think of THAT?
And Vegan Diner, by Julie Hasson. I am not a vegan. I do not ever care to be a vegan. However, I respect the choices vegans make and admire their causes whole-heartedly. Having a husband with Crohn's, I'm always on the lookout for vegan foods and recipes, because they tend to make him feel better. This is one of the best cookbooks I've seen so far.
Again with the post-its! I can tell this one is going to be good!

Beer battered onion rings. It's been far too long since I've had anything like that, being on weight watchers and all! As a matter of fact, I'm just going to leave this post at that!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I saw it and I liked it

Here are the best things I saw out in bloggyland this past week:

1. Kaylah's Three-Post Hair Dye Instructions. She starts with bleach, then the actual dye part, then small details. I would LOVE pastel pink hair, but it's just not in my cards.
Part one: Bleach
Part two: Dye
Part three: Miscellancy

2. The Wallpaper Collective. The most beautiful wallpapers ever. Wallpapering is sadly, a lost art. I hope that someday, if Ryan and I own a home, we can put up some awesome papers like this!

3. Blueberry Crumble Pie from Cooking Light, which I saw on Jessica's Flickr account this week. The berries at Findlay Market this Spring won't know what hit them.
4. A Hula Hoop Rug? I have a million t-shirts to cut up, but I'm not sure about where to get a hula hoop. Either way, I think I might make this and then send it to Ryan for his sublet. His roommates will love it!

5. Speaking of berries, these berry-proseco juleps from one of my favorite blogging couple, Shauna and Stephen of Something's Hiding in Here are making me drool. Ryan would love them. I'll add to the list of things to do when I visit him in 3 weeks!

Thanks for all the great posts, people! Keep them coming!