Monday, December 22, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I've had my struggles with chopsticks in the past. I just tossed it up to never having to use them before. Only once have I ate Sushi in public, and it was comical. I got lessons in how to use them but needless to say, I failed. My fingers just couldn't make them work.
My solution, get more take out Sushi and practice eating them in my own home with no one watching. So I did. Several times. I had a 50/50 success rate. There are loads of YouTube tutorials on how to eat with chopsticks. I watched most of them. I looked at drawings on the correct way to use them. Still, I sucked.
The boy and I have a list of date night ideas saved on Evernote. Sushi was on it. So this weekend we went to Grand Ave in St Paul which was a date idea. Then got Sushi. Two date ideas at once, total over achievers, i know! So what do I do, have a freak out over the chopsticks. Mainly because I suck at using them, no matter how I long I've tried, and the boy, he's a pro. After I repeatedly spazzed out over lettuce falling all over the place, he orders me silverware. And I feel like I've failed. However I am the only one who really cares.
I eventually calmed down. Tried the chopsticks a few more times. There is only so much of your food falling all over the place before you throw your hands up. So I used my fingers and ate the rest of the food. I was as happy as a clam. Not sure if it's because I didn't resort to giving up entirely and using silverware or because I came to the realization that I was fighting a battle against two pieces of wood.
Either way, we ended up enjoying our food. One with chopsticks, one with fingers. That's compromise :)
Above, is deep fried oysters. On Tuesday I talked about how we eat healthy during the week and fail miserably on the weekend? This is what I'm talking about. So delicious! Tasted like super juicy breaded mushrooms!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Other times, It's popping in a fall blend coffee and playing with the pups outside while I still can.
The leaf tuning season started out great, then it rained and kinda but the kibosh on the really spectacular colors. My neighbor has a cool ombre tree :)
My mom found this mushroom in our yard. If I was five years old, I'm pretty sure I would be imagining fairies and trolls living around it... Okay, so I am 29 and the thought did cross my mind. I have no shame. None.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Droopy Ears, Sad Face..
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
1.) Renee C Mackin Floral Print Cut-Out Back Tank
I loved this top. Now that may hair is shorter, the cute cut out on the back is actually visible. The print is something I would not have normally picked out, but I really liked it when I put it on. The back is longer then the front.
Boyfriend said it looked like a "mom shirt". Needless to say I became paranoid and sent it back.
2) 41Hawthorn Montgomery Chevron Cross-Front Top
I am not a big fan of chevron print on anything. The chevrons didn't go up and down so I actually was okay with this top. The fit was perfect (and stretchy). It can easily be dressed up or down.
It is a really good transitional piece to go into fall with.
3) Pomelo Alan French Terry Asymmetrical Zip Cardigan
I have been eyeballing this cardigan on Pinterest for a while now. So when I saw it was going to be in my fix, I was pretty pumped. I loved it! However, I would not recommend wearing it zipped.
I decided bright orange isn't practical for this time of year. I did tell my stylist to include it again in another fix, just in a darker color.
4) 19 Cooper Cathleen Split-Neck Tulip-Sleeve Blouse
This top just wasn't me. It fit great, but the style wouldn't work for my lifestyle.
5) Bay to Baubles Tazo Triangle Charm Lariat Necklace
I was uberly excited to get a necklace that was simple. I wore it in most of the photos above. It just dangled a little bit too long and wound up sitting inside my shirt.
So that's this months fix.
If you to try it yourself, here's my referral link!
Speaking of links,
Today I am linking up with Becky@Olivesnwine
for Treat Yourself Tuesday!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Speaking of the pups...
On each side of the garage is a dachshund.
I did not put them there.
It was fate, let me tell ya.
God knows he needs to be a little blunt with me on where I should live..
I can almost squeal at the fact I have a front stoop.
Not only and I planning on decorating it for the fall,
but there is no long FedEx battles!!!!
My #1 pet peeve at my apartment.
Yes, it's a recycling bin.
But after almost 6 years of no recycling.
I am happy to finally be doing my part.
We honestly go through as much recycling as we do garbage..
Sad to think about how much I've put in the landfill over the years at my apartment.
There is an empty lot next to us....
...and across from us :)
The pups are still have a deck to sun on.
A fire pit!
We were so excited to have on the backyard.
We are talking near giddy..
Truth: We've only used it once.
I have this slight obsession with the super tall pine trees in rows.
My back yard has them.
I LOVE looking out my window and seeing this pines.
I cannot wait until winter when they are heavy with snow..
Yes, I just said I cannot wait until winter.
Today I'm linking up with Amanda@RunningWithSpoons