Sunday, November 15, 2009

christmas card voting

Bethany took these of us
we were going for Anthropologie Style here.
please vote for your top 3.
it's for our christmas card.
(a joke people a joke)


(love it)
(love it too)
(love it except he is wearing his stupid jacket)
(he had just told me i was really pretty)
(love the blue in the background, this was across from the coffee shop)
(ps it was totally snowing at this point)
(love it love it love it)


(inside bethany's house)
(drinking hot cocoa by the fireplace)
(kissing the baby)
(love it, but the fact that you can see my pores and
wrinkles doesn't make me excited for this one)
(my studly husband)
(love it love it love it)
(anthro catalog here i come)
(we were SUPPOSED to look angry)
(another fav)
(eating a dandelion)
(snow, not dandruff... this was in bethany's backyard, by her garage. I like this)
(like this too)
(love this too)

Just a cute one of little ole me.



dont forget to cast your votes on the comment.

Friday, November 13, 2009

happy 25th birthday sus!

norah jones concert 2004
i don't know 2005

1989 mayfest
happy birthday my little sister! you've celebrated your birthday in many different places: india, spain, stillwater, edmond, houston, and now africa. you are my bestfriend and i love you so so much. may you be blessed with many more years to come. i can't wait to visit you in may!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

wes and becky sitting in a tree

wes asked me to make their flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow
and i was thrilled.
bethany and i picked stuff out at fancy tiger
and i got to work on them yesterday FINALLY!
their colors are "honey and plum"

wire basket from hobby lobby
fixed up with my touch :)
i weaved in the yellow ribbon through the "plum" felt

wes's last name is Gentry
the ribbon it to hold the rings on

back of pillow

in the right corner i put their date 11.28.09
but it's hidden and i kind of like that

anyway, i loved making them, and shopping for them!!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009


I passed my test!
I am glad to be done studying.
It seemed like a forever long process.
Now I have more letters after my name,
and more time to do nothing :)

sushi bowl

I made this for dinner Tuesday night.
It was one of the most delicious things I have ever made in my life.
SOOOO easy and sooooo good!

*found these 2 bowls at the thrift store for $1.49 each
just so happens i found them the day we were making this dinner!

from camille!


Sushi Bowl Recipe
I've included the instructions for cooking brown rice here, but when I'm pinched for time I just grab for frozen, pre-cooked brown rice
(freeze it yourself, or look for it in the freezer section at Whole Foods).

2 cups short-grain brown rice
3 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt
2 (4-inch) square sheets nori seaweed
6 ounces extra-firm tofu
grated zest and juice of one orange
grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons (raw) brown sugar (reg. sugar is ok too)
2 tablespoons shoyu sauce (or soy sauce)
2 tablespoons (brown) rice vinegar
4 green onions, chopped
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Rinse and drain the rice two or three times.
Combine the rice, water, and salt in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat,
cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 45 minutes.
Toast the nori in a preheated 300F degree oven or a medium-hot skillet for a few minutes. Crumble or chop coarsely.
Drain the tofu and pat it dry.
Cut the block of tofu lengthwise through the middle
to make four 1/4-to 1/2-inch thick sheets of tofu.
Two at a time, cook in a dry skillet or well-seasoned skillet over medium-high
for a few minutes until browned on one side.
Flip gently, then continue cooking for another minute or so,
until the tofu is firm, golden, and bouncy.
Let cool, enough to handle, then cut crosswise into matchsticks
(see photo). Repeat with the remaining sheets.

To make the dressing, set the sheets aside.
Combine the orange juice lemon juice, and sugar
in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.
Cook for 1 or 2 minute, the add the shoyu and vinegar.
Return to a gentle boil and cook another 1 or 2 minutes,
until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the zests.
When the rice is done,
stir in 1/3 cup of the dressing and add more to taste.
Scoop the rice into individual bowls and
top with the toasted nori, green onions, tofu, avocado slices,
and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Makes 4-6 servings.
i added tuna (sashimi) and omitted the tofu b/c we already had it once this week.
and it was perfect!!!