im spoiled

lately my little sugar plum has been making me dinner. we are so loving the aerogarden and all the herbs its producing. tonight im so excited to put the crock pot that sunni & justin got us for christmas to use. we needed a good recipe for a roast with fresh herbs... this is what i found

recipe here

2009. year in review

this year, im pretty sure, has been the best i've had so far. i moved into my teeny tiny apartment. i accidentally bought a new car :) i turned 30, which has been amazing. and i started this here little blog...
here are just a few pictures from my most favorite times.
my 30th birthday with my BFF's. brie, nelly, and my sister sunni
emily haines at the metric show
sunni & i at metric
mr. ben gibbard
sunni & i at death cab
nelly, me, kate & angela out and about
sailing for nelly's birthday... this point i remember  ;)
all the ladies sailing
seeing mario batali & anthony bourdain!! blurry pic, was waaaay in the back
me, sunni & nelly at the brown
angela, me & nelly at arts and crafts. beer garden of course!
camping for labor day... what a time it was!
sunset, camping. nelly, brie & me
oyster run 09. fave picture of the day! angela & me
i entered and took 1st place in a tattoo contest put on by our county newspaper
attended a husky game and tailgated for the 1st time!
husky stadium!
reuniting with the love of my life
sunni got a pup for christmas. introducing my nephew, rocky! or as i like to call him, shit goose :)
mini christmas tree in my mini apartment
ryan & his neice ava on christmas morning
angela, nelly, me & brie. christmas night drinks

im sure there are plenty i missed, and will probably add along the way. 2009 is almost over... 2010 can only bring even better memories. im very lucky and thankful to have all these people in my life and all these memories in my heart.
bring on 2010!!


merry christmas!!

merry (late) christmas to everyone!
very thankful to have gotten this camera for christmas, thanks dad! also thankful for the pictures said camera captured:

rocky :)

my sweetie & me


blast from the past

so last week i signed up for hulu... i watched some movie clips, some old episodes of "the addams family" and started re-watching the first season of "my so-called life". i know im not the only one that fell in love with jordan catalano (jared leto). unfortunately he grew up, joined a band and started wearing guyliner. makes me what to go fight club on him... anywho... in my free time im watching all the episodes from first to last. in every single one i can't help to think to myself "thank god im not in high school anymore!!"
now that it's freezing outside it's good to wrap up in a blanket and watch some television... or watch it on your computer when you're slow at work ;)

songs i love at the moment:

  • metric-gold guns girls
  • company of thieves-oscar wilde
  • the big pink-dominos
  • matt & kim-gold ol' fashion nightmare
  • passion pit-the reeling
  • the sounds-no one sleeps when im awake
  • hockey-too fake
  • them crooked vultures-new fang
  • rise against-savior
  • ladyhawke-my delirium
  • the cribs-we share the same skies
  • the xx-crystalised
  • the temper trap-sweet disposition

quote of the day...

"to those who have given up on love, i say, "trust life a little bit""
--maya angelou


my evening plans...

im so excited for this evening, such big plans. im finally starting my aerogarden! it's been sitting in my apartment staring at me... well finally tonight is the night. can not wait to have fresh herbs through out the winter. especially since this time of year is my fav to be in the kitchen.

i will also be making some more jewelry. i got some new supplies the other night from my aunt and her antique shop. AND yet another reason to be excited, im meeting my sister's boyfriend for the first time. they are coming over for leftovers... i made a HUGE batch of pasta and meatballs last night. can not wait, yay!

fall wish list & can't live without's

cold weather cooking

fall and winter make me want to get back into the kitchen. summertime is too hot to be in front of the stove... plus i would rather be drinking in the beer garden at the brown lantern ;)

i've never made a stew before and saw giada making this one day. looks so easy and really yummy.
then i saw this lovely picture on the sunset magazine website... recipe here.

and what better to finish either of these off with? something pumpkin of course, 'tis the season! these come from paula deen. and can you believe it, the pumpkin bars DO NOT have butter in them. shocker! i guess there is oil, but paula manages to add butter to everything.


love these

im not a big fan of halloween, or for that matter, a fan of carving pumpkins. what a mess! and living in a building i don't have a front porch to even display them. yes, i'll go ahead and say it "bah-humbug!" but i just ran across these awesome ideas... i know it's a little too close to halloween but i had to post them anyways.

these black cat o'lanterns are sooo cute!

toadstools, way cute. my gramma actually did one of these and it turned out really good!



i have been slacking on my blog lately... im pretty positive that the only person (excluding me) that really cares would be nelly. with that said, nelly i promise to be more proactive from here on out. things are lookin up in my personal life which really helps me to focus on the things i love the most: fashion, jewelry, shopping and cooking!

here are a couple new blogs that have been on my radar. im loving everything maegan! her DIY's alone will have you coming back for more. i die! another one would be emily's, when i found hers i thought she was a girl after my own heart. a lot about fashion with a splash of cooking/recipes, just great!

on that note... im off to do another one of my favorite things, have lunch with my girlfriend angela.

angela & i: oyster run '09



my favorite season is finally here. boots, scarves and jackets... oh my!


so effortless

his pictures are always flawless.

outdoor showers

i love a great outdoor shower... theres nothing better than getting out of a hot tub and washing off outside. see more of them here.



light dinner

what an easy and light recipe to go along with the outdoor dining pictures from this post!

quote of the day

"all you need is love. but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
-charles m. schulz

warm weather dining

i loved these outdoor dining images from sunset, gotta love summer!