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Photo Friday: My Obsession

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This one was not easy.... I ended up crowd-sourcing some of the answers because I couldn't choose just one. In addition to travel, mobile and food photography, I'm apparently also obsessed with Nathan Fillion, coffee, chocolate, and Girl Scout cookies (hey! It's the season). These were just the suggestions from Twitter.



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Throwback Thursday: Farewell to San Diego

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This #tbt is dedicated to the person who took this photo of me. No HDD failure to corrupt this one. Though I wish I could still fit into those overalls...
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Wordless Wednesday: MoFA

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The Improv Kitchen: Beef Short Rib Pot Pie

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Why can I never stick to the recipe? Doesn't matter, this came out amazingly well.

In the last few years I have become the queen of 30-minute or less meals (from scratch! unless it's a slow-cooker meal) because I just don't have the time in our busy schedules to do more. But, when someone bats his ridiculously long eyelashes at me coupled with puppy dog eyes and tells me how good my cooking is ... well, I decided to put in some effort on a new recipe.

Using a pre-made crust saved me about an hour of time though. Caveat, the original recipe called for 2 tablespoons tomato paste, but I read it wrong (I mean, who uses such a tiny amount, right???!)

Beef Short Rib Pot Pie

Recipe by Annette Holland
Adapted from Epicurious: Short Rib Pot Pie 5 stars Prep time: 3.5 hours
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 4.5 hours
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
2 pre-made gluten-free pie crusts or butter puff pastry shells1.5 lbsbeef short ribs (on the bone)1/4 cupall-purpose flour2 tablespoons olive …

Photo Friday: Flowering

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This week's Challenge: 'Flowering'.

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Throwback Thursday: Academic Pentathlon

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My dad wouldn't let me participate in regular sports, but I could be the ultimate nerd, no problem (just imagine what that did to my psyche...).

Ask me how I feel about The Red Pony or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I dare you. I was on the Markham team two years in a row and we did pretty well in the Super Quiz, mainly because we had some of the best coaches ever.




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Photo Friday: Alive

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Throwback Thursday: Dinner Party

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Sometime in college. I think during my IRC days. I had invited a few people over for dinner and one of them snapped this. I don't cook in heels any  more :D Pin It

Wordless Wednesday: Made Her Bed

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Things Remembered...

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Where do I start? I started this post weeks (months?) ago, when my brother sent me a text in the middle of the night, when sane people are sleeping, to ask about a book that I had passed on to him during my occult phase. Using my amazing Google-fu, was finally able to track down the series that he wanted, but that started me down a whole 'nother rabbit hole of nostalgia that I, in typical fashion, tucked away to be dealt with later when I had some privacy for a proper meltdown.

Two months later, I still haven't had the meltdown, but it's kind of being forced on me. I don't do grief because I hate crying in public and my life these days is such that I only get privacy in the bathroom, and frankly, I don't want to reminisce and have a proper crying jag while staring at (or sitting on) the porcelain god ... so it just gets buried a little more. Until I get another request from my brother to commemorate the anniversary and what wants to pour out is this .... which is…

Sisterlocks update

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I thought when I got my locks I would be all gung-ho to document things. I mean, this is new, uncharted territory for me. My hair hasn't been natural since I was 6 ... but having them has given me so much TIME to do other things ... no more spending a day on my hair, unless I'm doing a henna treatment.

Speaking of which, during the Super Bowl I did just henna (no indigo and coffee) and I'm still debating if I like it or not. The first day it was a almost burgundy, but after the first rinse it started fading and we are almost back to orange. Been there, done that, not a good look. I'll be covering with indigo any day now. I want to achieve a black cherry shade, so I will be playing with natural hair color more as I read up on henna recipes. If you have a good one, please tell me in the comments!

Last week, after months of not really working out, I did so hard enough that there was no way in hell I was going to bed sweaty. And most of it seemed to be in my hair, so I did…

Photo Friday: Calm

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I need some of this right about now, and from what I've seen, some of you do too. 
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Throwback Thursday: Tasha

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This is Tasha. Other than Six, she was the best cat I ever had. She was also the strangest. She would sit on the edge of the tub while I showered. She would wait on the porch for me to come home, and come running out to greet when she heard my keys. She trained herself better than any dog and was a constant companion.
Damn coyotes.
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Wordless Wednesday: Braid Out

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