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I'm not much of a baker. Cookies and pastries weren't a huge part of my childhood (biscuits were, the English kind, that is, and those came conveniently in tins), so I only learned how to bake fairly recently. I'm also not much of a Poptart eater. The last one I must have had was years ago back in undergrad. I impulsively picked up a box of meowberry-flavored poptarts because it had Hello Kitty all over the packaging. Never again. Unless they're filled with homemade strawberry jam or Nutella.
I followed the recipe for these Homemade Poptarts from Smitten Kitchen. Serve these yummy delights warm and with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Delish.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating Thanksgiving. I sure did. I also took a loooooooooong and much needed weekend break from the interwebs. It's great to unplug every once in a while. I'll confess, though, that I didn't really fully unplug. And I had my nose stuck on my DS playing the new LEGO Lord of the Rings game that came out a couple weeks ago. I have a weakness for LEGO video games since I don't feel the pressure to button mash all that much. Plus, the LEGO games I've played are cooperative, so if I mess up, whoever is playing with me can fix it all up.
In an attempt to get my "handmade/support local businesses" Christmas shopping done early, my husband and I headed about 20 miles out of town to peruse what small town Illinois had to offer. It was a Sunday when we decided to go on our adventure, and it's a fact that next to NOTHING is open on a Sunday here. But we still found a few interesting places. The largest store we found was Winterberry, and it was filled to the brim with knickknacks, soaps, and antiques. It also smelled like a Christmas cookie factory.
Labels: travel adventures
I can't believe it's already the week of Thanksgiving. Where did November go? In fact, where did this whole year go? I thought that if I just relaxed a bit here and there, time would ease up a little and I could catch up on what needs to be done later. That (flawed) mentality explains why I'm only getting my day started right now. At noon. Obviously, I'm having a hard time grasping the concept of time.
I'm also having a hard time getting into the "holiday spirit" when there isn't any snow in the ground. And it's not even that cold yet. Looking at the forecast for the next few days, all I see is clear skies and moderate temps. WHERE ARE YOU, WINTER?
I'm feeling a little under the weather today. It may be that I've finally succumbed to this cold weather, or it could be that my stubbornness in not keeping my glasses constantly on is the cause of all the headaches and such. See, I told you, it's a problem. Nonetheless, it's my goal to not whine all throughout the day, so I'm gonna blog about happy things. Things that have kept me going on despite it all. Gosh, my life is soooo hard.
Ya'll, Forever 21 has done it again. And my consumerist heart has been jump started with this Hello Kitty collaboration. I know I have a lot of items from F21, but all of them were purchased months ago, before I decided to curb my spending and start shopping a bit more ethically. But I'm only human. A human obsessed with Hello Kitty. And at least I can admit my weakness.
I hate going to the mall, and I was planning on just ordering online. But I may just take a peek tomorrow, when the collection is scheduled to be available. That is what Hello Kitty makes me do, people.
|1: rose cardigan- Christopher and Banks|
2: skull scarf- Ebay
3: black skinnies: Target
4: wedges: Target
I am sure I'm not the first one to admit to laziness in getting dressed up because of the weather. While it's true that I'm very much fond of the cold, the lack of sunlight and natural warmth makes it hard for me to care about getting up to actually pick out an outfit. Instead, I usually nab the closest sweater and wear it over monochromatic layers. I'm trying to get out of this rut, ya'llz. Trying.
My hair is also being blah this season, and so I've been putting it up in a bun a lot to prevent me from obsessing over it. I don't get it. Right after I bleached it and dyed it green, my hair was amazing. It was soft and smooth, despite the bleaching and stuff, so I went on about my business and deep conditioned every week or so. Now, it feels so heavy and oily even though I barely put any product on it. I did just purchase new stuff, so I hope it works. We'll see.
Another thing I don't get are the roses growing outside my driveway and on the street. Despite the cold and grey, they look faboo.