I wonder what kind of looks I'll get wearing this around?!! haha
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I am in *LOVE* with the dress I just got from GreatGlam.com! The fit is superb and the quality is better than anything I could have gotten for the prices they have. This is the 'Seminar Time' dress (Size Small) for $21.80. It was a gift from my friend Josh and boy is it awesome! I can't wait to wear it out! Cheap dresses that are super fashionable?! Does it get any better? :)
It's a Navy jersey knit fabric with a blouson style skirt. It comes with a cinching black belt (*drooly drool*) and has pockets perfect for some small carry-ons. (Or lip gloss for me! Yum! )
I paired it with a half up hair bump, a dangly black necklace, and some black peep toes.Makeup consisted of a little bronzer, some mascara, black shadow, and nude lips with gloss.
Here are a few pictures from the German culture, customs, and cuisine class I went to yesterday. It was a wonderful time! We visited a local store, bought the items we needed for our meal, and cooked a tasty dish back at the classroom. I have to admit I was a bit freaked out when she mentioned making "pancakes"... and even more freaked out when she started talking about a filling that included meat. 'WEIRD' I thought, but it turned out to be quite a good surprise.
Gathering the ingredients..
Chopping the leeks, onions, and red peppers.
Almost ready for the pot..
Mixing the pancake batter .. Which were actually more of a crepe.
The savory crepe filling. It was leeks, onion, red peppers, Maggi sauce, some vegetable bouillon, hmm and I believe some salt and pepper.
The finished product (out of focus lol)
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Lately it's felt even further! I've been in Germany for almost 4 months now and there are times when I still miss home. I'm adapting well and taking my German classes, but it's the small things I miss. Southern hospitality.. convenience of 24 hour last minute shopping, mild winters.. and the people I love! It's not all that bad though. I've come to realize how much I really enjoy the fresh start and simple way of life. It's made me a lot more relaxed. I'm not rushing around busy at all hours of the day and the time I get to spend experiencing new things with my husband has brought us a lot closer. It's almost starting to feel like an extended vacation and not a permanent change.
I look forward to the rest of my time here and all of the opportunities to travel laid out infront of my feet! It's a blessing over all. Ok.. Onto other things ;0)Here's a gorgeous picture of our icicle trees along our roads the other day. It was quite *magical*. Today it has been surprisingly sunny and the snow is almost nonexistant. Maybe we can get a few more days of weather like this??.. Pretty please? :) We'll see! I highly doubt it since the snow seems to come back every other day! That's winter for ya.
This coming month has a lot of adventures awaiting! I can't wait to share with you all! I'm hoping February we can take a trip through Munich and to a few historical sites. I've ordered a couple items online that you will love as well! *Yippeee* Time for me to do my daily walk to the post office. I'll post some more later.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I saw this at the exchange today and thought it was pretty stinkin cool! It's such a clean looking guitar, huh?
It's the Yamaha SLG-100S 6 String 'Silent' Electric Guitar. I walked in the isle and it immediately grabbed my attention!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Here's the finished product! (Well, almost finished) I just need to do some stitching through the center of the blanket.
The front with the lovely 'Love U' fabric panel.
Time to get busy around the house!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I love a nice hearty meal every once and a while! Here's what I had for dinner last night. It was the icing on yesterday's 'cake' :)
Take your ingredients out...(chicken, butter, herbs and seasoning of your choice, and whatever vegetables you have in the house) Let your chicken and butter rest a bit (maybe 20 mins) Preheat your oven to 425dgrs.
OMG! IT'S NAKED!?! hehe
Clean your bird under cold running water. (inside and out.. and remove any insides that are leftover) Pluck any extra feathers and scrape the skin with your knife good to get rid of the gross stuff! :) (Notice that little feather poking out on my chickens butt?!! That's when you know it's fresh! haha)
Pat your chicken dry with a clean towel or a paper towel. Dry skin will help your bird get a nice crispy skin. Mmmm ...Now throw that thang onto your roasting rack.
Chop up some veggies and toss them in the bottom of your roaster.
I used some celery,
carrots, onion, and garlic. Chop chop! Drizzle them with just a little olive oil.
Now break out your spices! I used some fresh ground sea salt, black pepper, garlic power, rotisserie chicken seasoning, and paprika.
Now take that softened butter and coat your chicken ALL over! Inside and out. Notice the crazy butter chunks? That's what you want! Mush it good!
Now sprinkle your spices. Don't be stingy either!
Rub it all in reeeeeaaaal nice! Get all the crack and make sure to sprinkle some in the bird cavity and on your veggies.
*Cluck cluck* She's so happy.
Now add your herbs if you'd like.. I used a sprig or two of rosemary. YUM! Give yourself about 10 minutes and your house will smell amazing!
Here comes the fun part! Grab a lemon. Roll it around crazily on your countertop to soften it up and get it juicy. Now STAB IT!!! mwahahaha.. (with tons of holes lol)
Stuff this bad boy into your chicken. This is going to give it such a fresh taste.
NooOooOO 'Help me! It's hot in here!!'
Pop your thermometer in there and cook about 2 hours or until your internal temperatures reach 180 degrees in the breast.
Flavorful crispy skin and juicy meat! *Drool*
Now for the side Items!
This stuff is tasty! Lundberg Alfredo Risotto. I try to find a lot of organic food and this tops the list as one of my favorites.
First brown your risotto with just a bit of butter until is starts to sizzle a bit and smell 'nutty'
The smell is fabulous at this point.
Add your milk and water. (1/2 cup milk, 2 cups water as box directs)
Add your seasoning and stir occasionally for about 20 minutes. Tada! A creamy and fun side dish!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
The snow has been a bit crazy lately so we haven't done much of anything exciting. Here are just a few pictures of the last few days... I promise to have some interesting stuff up soon.. :0)
Nothin special cake lol
It was pretty tasty though.
Some really cute garden statues from the Baumarkt.. I think I'm going to get one for my entrance way.
This is pretty crazy! It's in one of the old buildings in my neighborhood.. Built right into the brick.
A tunnel near our home..
Alright, that's enough for now. I'll be back later to actually post some good stuff. I've been working with all my new fabric, so maybe I'll give you all a peak!