Posts tagged ‘baking’
My apartment smells amazing right now!
See, I just made these apple cinnamon muffins. As part of my new year of revolutions, I’m going to tryin to cook more often and thus be healthier.
Now, I know you may not think muffins are healthy. But trust me, these are. And just look at them! They are huge!
The recipe only makes 6 muffins but I’m hoping they’ll be enough to sustain me for a few days of breakfast. And let’s go ahead and reiterate how great they smell. Mmm. Baked goods.
And speaking of the new year… Happy New Year!
Normally, this is when I’d go into a list of things I plan on changing. But I find that when I talk about resolutions too much, they’re much shorter lived. So let’s just say that changes are gradual and are being made…right….NOW.
Oh, I’m just hilarious. Weren’t you frightened? I know ya were.
Anyway, we took a group trip out to Ikea in Schaumburg and bought a few apartment necessities. Like a coffee table. And a book shelf to house my record player and collection. I didn’t have time to make it amazing yet but here’s a sneak peak:
Anyway, it’s getting late and I’d sort of like to drift off to sleep with the faint smell of muffins if you don’t mind.
What’s happened since I last posted? Let’s get straight to the facts.
Fact #1: New Year’s Eve happened. There was a party. And a broken table. And fun times.
Fact #2: I make delicious chocolate chip cookies. No seriously. The added deliciousness of the genuine Mexican vanilla gave them a special kick….in the pants.
Fact #3: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an awesome show. If Xander Harris were a Disney character, he’d be Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid. Think about it looks wise. Yep.
Fact #4: I have 3 job interviews this week. 2 of which are in Chicago. I want to move to Chicago something desperate. I really want a job so keep those finger crossed, ya hear me?
Fact #5: I’m in a karaoke contest finale on Friday. Though I’m not certain I deserve to be. I’d love to have some support with me there. Hint hint. This is also the LAST chance any of you will get to visit Grand Rapids while I’m here. More hints. I have a good song picked out.
Fact #6: Johnpants and I are moving in less than 2 weeks. Hopefully to Chicago. More than likely back home for an undetermined amount of time. I hate packing. Like, I really hate it. And saying goodbye? No way. I’m terrible at that too. Darn. Now I’m sad again.
I’m over giving you facts for today. I need to get productive and print some stuff fr our drive to the Windy City tomorrow. Man, that’s still insane to me.
Lately, I’ve been completely fascinated by all things old timey. (Yes, old timey is a phrase now).
I love my bike more than most other things I own. It’s classic and beautiful with it’s black frame (that matches everything) and adorable wicker basket (for carrying flowers and food). My recent obsession with old bikes has got me thinking about my personal style.
Well, not my fashion sense persay. Moreso my home decor. My most recent life change of the moment to focus on is the idea of moving to Chicago and attending the French Pastry School. Selling off the majority of our belongings and buying new old furniture from Craigslist and yard sales upon arrival. Yes, I understand that this is a fantasy completely not based in my reality, but that’s why it’s there. I dare to dream of a life full of baking and kitschy home decor.
I love things that look old. That are old. I want club chairs in tweedy fabrics and couches that have simple lines and long lasting durability. I want to buy fun kitchen stuff that isn’t practical by any means but looks great on my shelf/table/etc. Try looking on etsy in the vintage: housewares section and not falling in love with classic pieces. Go ahead. I dare you.
In other news, I’ve decided I need to do more fun things like doodling (see above) and baking (see my grocery list). I plan on baking some cookies tonight/tomorrow and having them be tasty. Also, my mister and I will be traveling to Chicago at the end of the week for a long weekend. This is ridiculously exciting since I’ve never been there. But scary in the sense that I don’t know where to do awesome things. Any suggestions?
I can’t lie to you blog. You’re horribly intimidating.
I sat and worried about whether or not I could commit to you for a while now. I’ve weighed some pros. Some cons. Really, there aren’t many cons that I can think of. Maybe a con would be the fear of rejection.
Yes, that’s it. I’m sure there’s a 12 year old inside of me saying “Hey lady, remember when you had a competition to see who was the weirdest between you and that awkward kid and you won? Yeah…I don’t know if you realize that means they didn’t like you.”
Although, that makes no sense because when I was 12 I didn’t realize that they didn’t like me. Weird was cool.
So maybe there’s a 22 year old inside the 12 year old inside me telling me what things really mean and suggesting opportune times to bring up insecurities so that they have a good effect.
Otherwise it’s all an excuse to not write in this blog that so far only one person knows about. Which seems silly. It is silly. I’ll just go ahead and disregard these thoughts and push forward.
Okay, hi there! Still with me? Good. Very good.
I’m a 22 year old lady who lives in sin with her boyfriend, a dog that sheds a lot and a kitty that sees ghosts. I work a lot. Well, a lot in comparison to the very little I worked when in school. 40 hours. That’s a lot. I like to bake (obviously) and I love to have themes for things. Like parties. Or nights at the bar.
Will Smith party. Think about it.