Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Salted Caramel Brownies

Yes, I will try this as soon as I have a workable kitchen again...

Recipe: The Best Salted Caramel Brownies

You'll need:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 1-oz. squares of dark chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup caramel topping (this is my favorite)
1 tsp. good quality sea salt

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

In a 3-quart saucepan over very low heat, melt butter and chocolate, stirring the mixture constantly. Remove from heat, and stir the sugar into the chocolate. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and 1/2 tsp. salt in a separate bowl, then stir into the chocolate mixture.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Drizzle the caramel atop the batter, and use a knife to swirl over the surface. Sprinkle sea salt over the caramel.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Recipe and picture pulled from A Cup of Jo

epic snow sport

Punkin Pie

I had major pumpkin pie cravings in October, by Thanksgiving... they were gone. :/

Urban Dance


Leaf pop art

Is that a bunny in your pocket?

Monday, November 26, 2012

On life

So, I'm nearly 8 mo pregnant, I'm still working full time at a job with a one hour commute, both ways, my husband is in the last three weeks of his Bachelor's program and has a paper due every other day, we have three weeks to pack and clean our entire apartment and move to California. Meanwhile, we still have super busy church responsibilities, Christmas shopping to squeeze in, frequent Doctor's appts, other pregnancy maintenance requirements, and dear friends to say goodbye to before we leave.

In other words: 1) Help! 2) What was I thinking? 3) Though I may post occasionally, I won't be back to my normal frequency until January or so.


ps. I know, white girl problems.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Classy little dude

What? My baby needs a onesies with suspenders and a bow tie? I think you're right.

SO elegant

Ponies and Stripes

30 weeks down, 8 ish to go?

On the third trimester...

Ow. This hurts.

Everything takes twice as long as it should, my emotional reactions are completely disproportionate to the situations, and I can't really remember what it feels like to not be pregnant.

But I didn't shoot the Century Gothic


Still funny

Cheese Geometry

Scenes from my baby shower

Just a gorgeous job done by my friend Lindsay.

Not impressed

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

I am a traveler of both time and space


Maybe its because I recently saw Celebration Day, but lately I've been feeling all melty and affectionate towards these aged rockers... in a "favorite uncle" sort of way.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ahead of the calendar (as opposed to the curve)

Traditionally I'm a strict "Christmas doesn't start until Thanksgiving is over" kind of a girl, but for some reason, I'm jumping the gun this year. I've been dancing to my R&B Holiday Pandora station since the day after Halloween and 85% of the Christmas shopping is done. Maybe its my nesting instincts kicking in?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Oh hey

When you pick up a magazine at your hair appt and you realize, oh hey, that's my cousin on the cover...

Red on red

Friday, November 2, 2012


Let it fall, let it fall, let it fall.