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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dark Reflector

Listening to Kurt Vile, sorting clothes, and figuring out what to wear to tonight's show.
I like how dark these pictures came out..they really go with the music I'm listening to. 
Grungy, dark, and real.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Day Spent Making Wishes

Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday by going to the dog park, eating dinner @ Mad Mex and eating Salted Caramel, Chestnut, and rose flavored Macarons.
Today, it's back to normal life.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Tomorrow is my birthday...
I'll be 25 years old. That's a long time, it feels like more. Sometimes I feel like I am 40 years old, and other times I feel like I am still that 4 year old girl. That 4 year old who holds so much in because she couldn't close her eyes or look away. I see too much.

I have goals and things I want to do and accomplish, but I will keep them to myself until I actually get the motivation to do them. I'm hoping that my birthday will shock some motivation in to me. I will let you know! I'm using the cold as an excuse not to do anything, though it's a pretty damn good excuse :)
Do any of you have problems doing things in the winter? I envy all the blogs I read that are on the West Coast. Take me as your prisoner, and put me next to a palm tree.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sushi Salad

I decided to try my hand at this recipe I found on A Beautiful Mess
It's a sushi salad! So yummy, and so easy to make.

What I used:

Seaweed sheets
Sesame seeds
Vegan Mayo
Crab Sticks

How To Make:

In a large bowl, combine 2-3 tablespoons of Mayo ( I used vegan, but you can use regular), a teaspoon of Sriracha, and I teaspoon of Wasabi Sauce.
Then, squeeze half of a Lemon in to the bowl, and stir it in, creating a lovely dressing. 
Shred some Kale and put it into the bowl ( I like Kale because it is the most nutritious!)
Mix it all up until dressing is all over the Kale. 
Sprinkle Sesame Seeds on top (use alot! They are yummy!)
Shred two Seaweed Sheets (or more if you are making a larger salad) and mix it in with the dressing and Kale.
Then take 3-4 Crab Sticks and cut them into small pieces and dump them into the bowl.
Cut some Avocado, and place on top of the salad.
This I did as my own touch to the dish: I took 1 small piece of Avocado, and 1 small piece of Crab, and rolled them into a small piece of Seaweed. I made two, and stuck them into the side of the dish
And you are done!
This is the version I did, but I was only making for two.  Just add a little more of this and that if you are making it for a crowd! 


Friday, January 25, 2013

Yellow Mellow

Sometimes all you need is a hat. Especially a bright colored hat to keep the cold away

That and a good song

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inspiration Night: Kate Moss

It may cliche, but Kate Moss will always be a source of inspiration for me. 
I have not been taking outfit photos because I just haven't had time, and when I have had time, I'm so bundled up that the outfit I'm wearing is basically a blanket, and I don't think you care about that! But I do want to get back in to taking good outfit shots. It's just been so damn cold out here in Pittsburgh, going down to 7 degrees. 
To get ideas of how to dress for this cold (when I HAVE to go out), it's really wonderful to turn to Kate Moss and see how she layers and layers without looking like she's layering!
Tell me which picture is your favorite :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Date Night

Date night is something every couple should do no matter how long they've been together. You can't forget that flames die if you don't put effort into it. I sometimes forget this very badly and then my relationships go sour. I understand the importance of it all. 
If you live with your love, it's important to not always look like a couch potato. Don't get me wrong though, I will wear my pajamas for a whole day if the day calls for it, but sometimes I'll remember to get dressed in the morning like a normal person.
It's important to keep giving kisses.
It's important to tell them how great they are.
It's important to go out and enjoy each others company even if you have seen them at home all day.
Relationships are hard, God knows I've had my disasters. 
When you find someone who is absolutely worth it, then you do everything to keep them, even if that means doing a crazy dance, in your pajamas, right in front of him, spur of the moment, kiss him on the head, and walk away.

And not tell him that I think he's more photogenic than me and that that's unfair....oh wait, I did tell him that! ;p