Sunday, October 28, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

pumpkinhead spice cake

made for a coworker's birthday.  we joke that he turned 60.  grumbly old man.  but in reality ...he's probably mid 40s?  maybe?  he has a 5 year old daughter but that really means he could be anywhere from 20 to 80.  soooo yea.  but pumpkinhead cake. 


and spicy.  aside from the usual cloves, cinnamon, and ginger, i added just a tidbit of chipotle powder.  and you can juuuuuust taste a hint of it.  best idea ever.

and frankly, the frosting didnt look that good when i stuffed the cake in my overflowing fridge last night.  i couldnt wait for the cake layers to fully cool cos it was already after 11 and i was it got a little melty on the sides.  fortunately the butter ratio was such that i could scoop the excess frosting up off the cake carrier this morning and smoosh it back onto the sides.  and no one was the wiser.  but now you know.  ...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

big news!

i took back recycling and am not living like a college boy any more! 

...not really amazing news.  but umm it took me about 4 weeks to do.  and 3 trips to my car with all that crap.  but thank god the place i take my recycling [unfortunately not in my apartment complex] has single stream.  no presorting.  and the bottle returnable has a keycard swipe-in so i dont have to wait in line or deal with people.  hahha yuss.  adulthood.  aka hermitude.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

sins part 2: sloth, gluttony, and extreme wrath

nothing quite says fall in maine like pea-soup-thick fog.  no kitty feet though.  sigh.  but sweatpants and soup.  mmm lazy.

Monday, October 22, 2012

frank interlude

the poor little fluffy is exhausted from sleeping all day.  and something about little kitty jelly bean toes makes me want to poke sleeping kitty.  never a great idea.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

liz's laundry

  • blazer: thrifted
  • patterned top: target
  • brown tank top: h&m
  • pants: macys
  • shoes: kenneth cole outlet

Sunday, October 14, 2012

herb replanting

due to impending frost, i replanted my herb window/porch box.  so far so good.  its not dead overnight.  brilliant!  give it ..oh maybe a week.
oregano and rosemary in my former spider plant hanging pot

i added sage to my pot of random stuff in the bathroom.. hopefully it wont rot like the fern it replaced.  i cant quite get the timing right with moisture-retention soil and plants suffer. 
and in case you were wondering [probably not] the basil was just a bit too far gone so it now resides in the freezer.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

random bits of awesome

i finally made some purchases from adorable laura's shop of worldly delights!   and i squeed over the packaging.  and the bows and pins inside!  eeeeeee!

click through for boozecake, fall wonders, put-a-bird-on-it, and hibernating boats

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


i bought 3 lobsters from the grocery and had them steamed while i bought the rest of my magical ingredients for lobster mac and cheese! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

liz's laundry

i finally sucked it up and redyed my hair.  not different than before..just a uniform color.  instead of the "ombre" look that i was headed toward.  but only the first pic is with the new and improved coif.  the rest are older.
  • blazer: thrifted
  • top: swapped and resewn
  • pants: h&m

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

vege and not so vege

all the fixins for basically instant spring rolls.  and a soot sprite hoping something falls on the floor to gobble up
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