From Everyday Life

Things on the internet

First of all, Justin and I were featured in a magazine. Apparently we’re “Breakout Stars.” Can you believe it? I think all the clothes I was wearing added up to over $2500, which was a bit scary. I was afraid I’d tear something.


Second, Nicole was sweet enough to feature me and my food habits on her blog! She’s interviewing lots of other people, too – it’s so fascinating to me to read about other people’s eating habits.


So I’m on Twitter, but I rarely tweet. I really only follow funny people who make jokes. Actually, a lot of them are puns, which I didn’t realize that I love and lots of people don’t love. Here are a few of my recent favorites:

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Things I want to make:


I just read this post and did the Ideal Day worksheet, and it has me all thinky.


I read this article, and now I’m re-reading In Defense of Food.


Also, I finally found my style muse. Her name is Yasmin Sewell and I want to be her when I grow up.

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Have you seen The People’s Couch? We don’t even watch TV shows, and this is still hilarious. Aimee and Josh showed it to us, and now we’ve been watching it on YouTube since we don’t have cable.

Sunset glasses

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This was our first Thanksgiving in years that we’ve spent together, just the two of us. It was so fantastic.

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We made crepes for brunch. We watched movies. We made lemonade-gin Jello shots and took them to friends. We took a sunset walk. We sat at a wine bar and sipped and talked. We made pot roast for dinner.

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Holidays are always about family, right? But I think sometimes I forget that Justin and I are a family. We don’t have kids, but we’re still a family, just me and him and our two kitty cats.

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And this was a lovely family holiday. :)

Farmacies and things

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Last week (was it really a week ago already?), we met Aimee & Josh for drinks and things at Hillside Farmacy. That place is so freakin’ cute. Aimee and I agreed that it’s very hard not to keep snapping photos in that place because the light is just so good!

Look at these kids. So cute. That is all.
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Danger

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This is a dangerous drink. It tastes like Jamaica and is too easy to make! A couple of years ago when we went to Portland, we had a great rum drink at Beaker & Flask (which is now closed). It was a simple mix of dark rum and pineapple gomme over coconut water ice cubes. I forgot all about it until I saw this pineapple gum syrup at Métier – and now it’s our new favorite thing!

So we label our booze jars a bit differently. Our dark rum is labeled “Ya mon, why not?” because when we were in Jamaica, Justin was getting a piña colada at the bar, and said, “hey, can I get two of these?” And the bartender said, “Ya mon, why not?” :)

Our tequila jar is labeled “Hard Water,” our gin is labeled “White Lady” (my favorite gin drink), and our Creme Yvette is labeled “Royal Chubbles.”

Royal Chubbles:
Cheap bubbly = chubbles
Bubbly with cassis added = Kir Royale
Cheap bubbly with my preferred Creme Yvette added = Royal Chubbles
It somehow makes sense in my brain. ;)