Sunday, January 29, 2012

2 year Dreadiversary

Today is my 2 Year Dreadiversary so I'm taking the opportunity to indulge myself (and YOU) with lots and lots of photos of my dreads from this past year. 


All from the meager beginnings of this...

They haven't changed a whole lot in the last year, but I've been having fun changin' them up! =)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wild Hair Wednesday - Big Bow

Happy Wild Hair Wednesday! I have a fun new do to share with you.

I created the bow leaving a few 'bangs' left behind to create a wrap around braid. I had about 3 dreads on either side (parted slightly to the side). I braided each side then joined them in the back. I wasn't sure how I was going to join them since I don't have any bobby pins. I ended up actually sewing them together with a big needle and a piece of yarn. =) It held up great.


This cutie pie hairdo paired beautifully with my valentines leg warmers.

Remember this stripy pair? I thought they were for kids only, but they fit me perfect! I just had to take a few more photos.

And this pair I'm adding later tonight.

Plus I took some non-Christmasy photos of a couple red pairs that were part of my Christmas bunch.

There you have it. Valentine's stockings and Dread Bows. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

$$$ that's what i need

I'm in the process of partnering with a writer to illustrate a children's book. I was just reading over the latest version of the contract and remembered this song I heard last night. I had already queued it into my playlist so I had to listen to it again. The line "And if I share with you my story would you share your dollar with me" is so fitting. =)

I Need A Dollar by Aloe Blacc on Grooveshark
This is how songs get attached to moments and people in our lives. =)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

the Sunday Special - pumpkin balls

You might recall, I made pumpkin chili for Christmas. I actually used a regular pumpkin, not one intended for cooking, and it still came out great. Well, that big boy yielded a lot of pumpkin puree. First, I made the chili and bread. Later, I made pumpkin scotties (my creation) and pumpkin balls. Yeah, pumpkin balls. Like meat balls but with pumpkin instead.

about 2-3 cups pumpkin puree
3 eggs
a little over 1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup almond meal
grated pepper jack cheese
sauteed onion, garlic, and red pepper
seasoning: ground oregano, minced onion, and basil

Mix it all together. Scoop into balls. Sprinkle with garlic salt and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Eat 'em while their hot.

I saved a little bit to make pumpkin patties (aka veggie burgers) the next day which turned out quite scrumptious, too!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Media Monday - close to you

A friend shared this video on fb and I think it's a wonderful cover. It's usually hard for me to like a cover that is done differently than the original especially when I like the original, but this one is an exception.

If you like Late Night Alumni's original music and are in the Salt Lake City area this week, they have their very first live show (after 8 years of making music together) this Thursday the 12th.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

the Sunday Special - Persimmons & Chestnuts

I had heard of persimmons before, but didn't even know what they were until a couple weeks ago. They had some at the nursery so I was excited to take a couple home right before Christmas. I was going to try it sooner but there was so much food around here for the holidays. But I finally ate it this week and have to say... I love 'em!

And then there were the chestnuts. Yes, we've all heard of them, right? Well, they also had some at the nursery and again I was excited to try something new that just happens to be an age old holiday tradition for some. I didn't roast them on an open fire, instead I used the oven. The first batch (I had actually purchases from the store a few weeks earlier) ended up getting charred because I left them in too long. The others I guess, were just too old. They looked good, but I about broke a tooth trying to eat them. *sigh* Oh, well. Something to look forward to next year. =)