April 27, 2011

This is my co-worker Kati, who is also the blog's first interview. She's awesome and hilarious. True story: We were having salsa at work and Kati immediately started doing the Nicole Richie "Sallsssaaa Salllsaaa" dance. Yes, we both watched the Simple Life back when Nicole Richie was crazy.  


If you could go back in time and tell your 13 year old self something, what would you say?
KS: If I could go back in time and tell my 13 year old self something it would most likely be: "kati those blowed out bangs that you've covered in hairspray will not be cool... EVER." Also, "You will not marry that boy that you slow danced with to Stairway to Heaven, without talking to...or making eye contact 

Favorite movie, book and song.
KS: My favorite movie is obviously Newsies. I don't care what anyone says about Christian Bale. My favorite book is Crime and Punishment. (editor's note: Crime and Punishment?! Really?! I hear Snookie has a book out too you know.) My favorite song changes all the time. When I was 8 I loved anything by Rod Stewart, since then though, I would say anything by Journey

Describe your typical outfit for work and what you would NEVER wear to work:
KS: My typical outfit is business casual....with tights because it's chilly at the office. I'm very conscientious about my shoes. I probably would NEVER wear my bathing suit to work. It'd be awkward and cold.

You are on stage at a talent show, what is your hidden talent?
KS: I can recite the quadratic formula and the 16 counties song. (For a chance to hear the Maine 16 counties song, click here and go to :10 seconds in. I promise it's worth it and every kid in Maine has to learn this in school.)

April 25, 2011

How to make an emergency moving kit

My friends moved away (BOOOOOO) so I packed them an "Emergency Moving Kit." As someone who has traveled up and down the country, I remember the torture very well. Above is a picture of what I put together- owl salt and pepper shakers not included.
The contents of said kit are:
- Advil (for when someone sings Lady Gaga in the Car)
- Tissues (with little drawings of germies on them)
- Shout out stain cloths (for when life gets messy)
- Water bottle (high tech hydrating device)
- first aid kit (for when someone changes the radio to the Jesus channel)
- Cough drops (for when it gets really annoying)
- Make-up/Sweat remover cloths (for when there is no shower)
- Applesauce to go bottles (for when the gas station food has bugs crawling on it)
- Big Bird book (for when the kid is crying)

April 24, 2011

Happy Shmeaster! Message in an egg

Shmeaster was an all around good time this year and of course it wouldn't be complete with a little egg dying. So this year, I put a little message in an egg. And to be super-creepy, I dyed the egg green a la Dr. Suess "Green eggs and Ham."

Step one: Blow out an egg. It sounds weird and it is.
Step two: Dye the egg.
Step three: Poke hole in dried out egg and insert a message on rolled up piece of paper.
Step four: Smash the egg in front of unsuspecting person. Message pops out.

Also, I made sweets!

Peep Carrot cake with whipped cream cheese frosting and pink bow cupcakes.

White bronco with the license plate "NOT OJ" = GOLD MINE SIGHTING

I have seen this around town a few times and the "NOT OJ" claim has never been proven... 

This also brought me back to the time I was in Mrs. Blatt's homeroom watching the OJ Simpson car chase... in 6th grade. Why did they let us watch that, we were twelve years old...

April 22, 2011

New "Running the town" shoes.

I have no idea where and when I would wear these, but I love.

April 20, 2011

Barack Obama as a pirate

Barack with his mom. SO freakin cute.

Wow. I wish I lived in the UK for times like these.


really? This doesn't even look edible.

April 19, 2011

Baby Penguin being tickled

Cuteness overload.

I wish I had a baby penguin.

April 18, 2011

Kitty tea time

Just enjoying a spot of tea.

Wood stump walkway

I found this on pinterest and I totally want to do this! How enchanting...

Roly Poly

I want. 

If only I had electrical outlets or light switches...

I live in an old apartment so we have pull-string electricity... But if we DID have light switches, I would do this:

April 17, 2011

Modern Family loves Maine

Look closely at the mug... Yup, that say I heart Maine.

April 13, 2011

Remember when...

Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, public radio and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither.

April 11, 2011


what I made today.

Bruno Mars "The Lazy Song"

Live studio session

Song of the day?

April 10, 2011

Raspberry, Honey and cinnamon muffins with almond icing

My own recipe:

2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon salt
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons of heated honey
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Raspberry filling:
1 cup raspberry preserves
3 tablespoons brown sugar

chopped almonds, pecans and walnuts

Almond Icing:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 tablespoon almond extract

Mix up the muffins first. Put the melted honey in last. Pour into muffin tin. Once you've made the raspberry filling, put on top of the muffins. Use a toothpick to swirl out the raspberry. Sprinkle the nuts on top and bake the muffins. After the muffins cool, decorate with the almond icing.

bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes (or until they look pretty)

Birds outside the window.

Some semblance of spring since the trees refuse to cooperate...

April 7, 2011

I like this story.


Simple life Manhattan: woman lives in 90-square-foot microstudio

This woman is my hero. And while living in 90 sq. feet might be tough, I think she does it so well.

I aspire to live:
1.) Simply
2.) debt free
3.) not own a single thing I don't need or love.

April 6, 2011

Golf ball made of Lobster shells

Here in Maine, lobster is king. Kids at the University of Maine discovered how to create golf balls made of lobster shells. Completely brilliant. So while our governor is telling the NAACP to "go to hell," believing BPA is safe, ripping/censoring murals and vacationing in Jamaica, it's good to know someone is trying to create a new product to boost the Maine economy. And helping the environment.

Photo credit: Portland Press Herald

April 5, 2011

I want to make these! Toy Planters

True story: When I was little, the bank had this little promotion to get kids to open a savings account and continue to save their little pennies. For every $20 dollars you saved, you got a toy dinosaur. Obviously this was created by the male branch owner but I loved getting a toy dinosaur anyways. Now, if I can find them, here is such an awesome use for them.

However, at my house, all plants are usually dead within weeks.

Found from More Design Please

April 4, 2011

I took piano lessons for 9 years = I'm a big nerd

My piano teacher used to fall asleep when I played.

Ludacris: filed under great stock photos

Photo credit: getty

My friend, Mark sent me this great stock photo. I do believe this is Ludacris. 

my socks

April 2, 2011

Posted in Craigslist Pet's section: Ewok

Found while looking for a pet bunny... somewhat close, right?