Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Locks of Love

The big reveal. After one and half-ish years of having extremely long hair, I've chopped it all off. 12 inches to be exact. And this is my second time donating to Locks of Love :)

Help! What do I do with short hair? I have no idea how to style it. Thoughts?

P.S. I have to give major props to fashion bloggers. Not only is it extremely difficult to take pictures of yourself sans tripod and photographer (self timer) it's also extremely awkward to get dressed up and pose yourself for what looks like no one. Especially since my balcony faces out onto the street where people frequently walk by. I can't even imagine doing this everyday.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Spinach Chicken Salad

So I cheated and I didn't actually cook anything...but I did make something other than my usual pasta. I had some leftover spinach dip from a get-together but no tortilla chips. I didn't want to buy a whole bag just for half a carton of dip. I actually wasn't sure what to do with the remaining dip, but I didn't want to throw it away. I remembered that I had some Costco brand canned chicken which is basically like canned tuna but chicken. It's a lot better than it sounds, at least, I think.

Mix chicken and spinach dip (which is actually more difficult than mixing in mayo like normal chicken salad. The spinach dip is kind of thick and has other stuff in it too.)

And now, fancy chicken salad! Or is it spinach dip in disguise?

I ate this on some toasted bread as a sandwich and it was awesome. Definitely one of my better creations. And better than a boring turkey sandwich for lunch! Let's hope my next cooking ventures turn out just as tasty!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I know I've posted these donuts before, but they're different ones! They're mini donuts! I was 3 away from a dozen donuts before I seriously burned out on the detailing of the sprinkles. Maybe I'll make more after I've gone through some other patterns first. But I do love how they turned out with the colorful sprinkles and the different frosting colors.

Incidentally, I was told that it's "donut" for the food and "doughnut" for things that are round with holes in the middle. Is that right? It seems like it would be the other way around or maybe they're both right?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Summer Series

Now that final exams are over and I'm no longer semi-nomadic, I've got time for

in which I indulge in my crafty side and do stuff.

What kind of stuff?

Stitched Up Sunday

Mixed In Monday

Tuesday Threads

Wildcard Wednesday

Teach or Taught Thursday

Friday Photos

Sketchy Saturdays

I'm a big fan of alliteration, as you can see. I'll clue you in more as each of these comes up because I'm sure Mixed In Monday has got you stumped. (There wasn't a good "M" alliteration word, just go with me here.)