Monday, May 31, 2010

visions of sugar plums

I'm excited to bake again! In August! I won't go into what I'm doing at the moment but I really do miss BAKING. Not eating but BAKING. I love to bake and give it away but I'm also a tasting baker - there is always one cookie less than what I give away haha... so I know baking right NOW won't work out at all.

BUT!!! the awesome thing is everyone can look forward to Joy the Baker's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes in August (i know... don't judge... maybe by August people will forget that I'm a complete J the B fanatic and am buying an ice cream maker soon...)

Here's a picture of them from

print it off... put it up on your wall with August post-it noted on there. Stare at it and have dirty baked good fantasies involving flour combining with eggs and confectioner's sugar taking on peanut butter as a lover...

by the way St. Louis was awesome! my friend found her wedding dress and if you've never seen "THE FACE" when you find "THE DRESS" i highly recommend seeing it at least once. it's an affirmation that love exists.

Friday, May 28, 2010

meet me at the fair

Peace out homes!! I'll be in STL for the weekend wedding dress shopping with some of these folks :0)

I'm gonna leave you with this. If you don't laugh to the point of tears... you have no soul. But! you can that checked out, there's a cure for that now. 

Happy Memorial Weekend! 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

hi-lights: enlightener + 20vol

If you're a stylist, you just understood what I put for my title. If you're not... consult your stylist.

This is just some hi-lights from OTHER work today (let me preface this by stating I'm not sure why I'm awake.):

  • a man asked if I was in high school today. then asked what my degree was... and thought I said Traffic Design *daydreams* ...mmm traffic typography...
  • some co-workers and I were talking about our lack of social life. a co-worker says to me, "oh, but you're under 21 right?" I responded, "I'm 24..." response?? "...oh wow....." HAH day maker
  • a lady who looked EXACTLY like this lady thanked me for being the same race she was. i... *shrugs* hey... I mean I enjoy it why can't other people? haha
  • I helped an 80 year old man send an email from iPhoto to a colleague. He called me a genius and a peach and wished me luck in my future career as a graphic designer. I wanted to take him home but they told us in training specifically not to kidnap customers... maybe... it's all fuzzy now.
Oh and member that one time I had a nose ring? It's gone now. Just... came out of my nose. Plain and simple. No fuss. No fireworks. *sniffle* my nose cries every day now. Getting it re-pierced in 3 weeks. 

Why AM I awake? I'm so tired I could eat a horse. g'night!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

birthdays, baby burritos & bifurcated nostrils

ADVENTUUUURE! this is what i say when i'm excited about things haha. and it's usually a precursor to a long post. Get ready!

First off. BIRTHDAY. It wasn't really... EVENTFUL but it was probably the best birthday I've had in a long time. Jayme sent me flowers shaped like a cupcake! I cried a little bit haha. My family and I ate at Giordano's (the AWESOME one on Rush) and got the coolest knitting bag EVER. I know... lame! Except it's not - it's frickin' amazing! And you'll want one when I show you. Be prepared for that. AND my seesters got me a Starbucks travel cold cup! It looks like a clear plastic cold cup you get that occasional Venti Caramel Macchiato in... cept YOU DON'T THROW IT AWAY cuz it's a tumbler! mind blown right? Get one!

(sidenote: i am very distracted by Glee by the moment. this is gonna take FOREVER to write)
...annnd we're back! ok WOW Glee was amazing!!!!! ok. now we can move on :0)

After a weekend of sibling bonding through Robin Hood and Starbucks I finally pulled the trigger. GOT MY NOOOSE PIIIIERCED! Story time. So I met my friend Maggie downtown for the pre-scheduled adventure at Argo (um... of course.) where I got a hot Carolina Honey - seriously! so good! I don't even LIKE honey. For real I don't and I'd have 2 more of those right now. Anyway. After stopping there I called Insight to see if the main piercer Bob was there, but he wasn't we had to wait til 3 so we took that opportunity to eat just in case I got a little bit TOO excited annnd fainted. (sounds like me right?) We ended up at Qdoba.

I'd like to use this portion in this story-telling entry to just... advocate for Qdoba. It was probably the best burrito I'VE EVER. HAD. The tortilla this lady pulled out was the size of a BLANKET. I've already decided. I'm going back Friday when I get paid. That's already determined. Oh yes. Getting a burrito the size of a small child and being really REALLY happy about life in general. Go there post haste. It's possible I like it more than Chipotle. I believe you will too. That's all for Qdoba talk... for now...

So I called again and Bob (the piercer) was in so we set out. Then we got turned around cuz we didn't know where the blue line was on Washington. For clarification and future reference it's on Washington and Dearborn. Then we got turned around after coming up on Division. We started out on Milwaukee going the wrong way then turned around and went to Ashland thinking it was Milwaukee (my fault!). We FINALLY got onto Milwaukee going the RIGHT way and made it there. We sat for a couple minutes... no one knew we were there so... that was slightly awkward but once we got the ball rolling it was ok. Cleanest place EVER! It definitely made me more comfortable that everything was clean. The jewelry I wanted was the last one so I had to wait 30 minutes for him to sterilize it BUT he knocked some $ off the price! Good deal I say. :0)

I was nervous. Really. Nervous. I halfway freaked out when he put the cork inside my nose. CORK haha. It did hurt but not that bad. I've had waxings worse than that piercing in reality. I did shed one tear but just out of surprise. He gave us Blow Pop's HAHA. Overall a good experience and I lurve it!!
YAY for adventures!!!!

happy picture time.
Giordano's for my b-day family!
Cupcake flowers nose ring! woo!

Friday, May 14, 2010

pause, HOLD UP! tag team!

This just to say that I just got a phone call FROM MY GRANDMA on the right day!!!!!! Happy birthday INDEED!!! hahah

Heading out to do some quick errands before heading downtown for GIORDANO'S tonight! w00t!

Clearly the theme song for today - go ahead... dance a little bit! it's illegal to NOT dance!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

today's the day

Today is the day I made a baked good FROM SOMEONE THAT'S NOT JOY THE BAKER.

*pause... soak that in...*

It's a new day y'all!

I made these pretty puppies from Shutterbean. My friend Maggie also made them... I'm hoping she'll take pictures, too, and certainly outshine me. She's a photographer. You should hire her for things... I would hire her to follow me around and take pictures of my life all day but... I want to keep her as a friend. ok let's move on. No but for real do it. ANYWAYS.
(Editors note: Maggie DEFINITELY outshone me... sheesh. haha)

Mortar & PestleEarl Grey tea leaves
orange zest/microplaneearl grey tea cookies
earl grey tea cookiesearl grey tea cookies

These were extra super good. The tea enhances the buttery salty factor and gives it more crunch. I almost ate the dough... but the end result was definitely worth it. I had to wait through all of work to eat them and I think that's what got me through today haha. That's not pathetic at all so uh quit thinking that. Thankssss.

p.s. I had a old African guy call me beautiful today at work... right before his equally old friend yelled at me for going too slowly. *insert Facts of Life theme song here*
p.p.s saw an EXACT look alike of Morris Chestnut at work too today. Stopped dead in my tracks MOUTH OPEN. I'm trying to sport that as an actual look now. O o O...

oh! (geeze will i ever end this!?) and listen to this. It'll brighten your life a little bit :0)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

tasty tidbit

sooo this is currently adorning my wall and I think I'm in luuurve

stroll on over to Ork! posters and get the city of your choice *subliminalmessagingGETTHECHICAGOONEsubliminalmessaging* please excuse me i'm going to stare at my wall for forever.



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