Monday, December 31, 2012

candied ginger. redux

my candied ginger experiments have had quite the learning curve.  from little bitty discs to successfully non-molding strips.  this time i did giant chunks.  trade offs - least amount of work, most amount of cooking time, well worth it

Sunday, December 30, 2012

christmas day!

apparently my camera does some funky stuff.  like phone filters.  only better quality

Saturday, December 29, 2012

work xmas partay

see?  office sparkles.  i convinced some of the other ladies to wear sequins as well.  holiday style success!

Friday, December 28, 2012

liz's laundry

i was gonna apologize for not posting in awhile.  then i thought... i dont owe you nuffin.  but happy holidays!!  here is the end of my december red and green streak and the first outfit was for our holiday party.  i told my office i would be wearing sparkles.  they didnt believe me.
  • top, skirt, scarf, tights: target
  • sweater: h&m
  • bracelets: god knows where
  • giant sparkle hippo ring: forever 21

Thursday, December 20, 2012

liz's laundry

  • vest: macys
  • turtleneck: uniqlo heattech
  • skirt: f21
  • necklace: ny&co
  • tights: target

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

goodwill in an hour

and i didnt even intend to be more than 10 minutes.  but there were so many good things.  and then i had all these crafty ideas.  we'll see of any of them actually come to fruition...
oh so retro floral dress - to leave as is or to make into a skirt, a khaki colored polyester man's shirt - to become a snood-type scarf, a purple silk paisley shirt - as yet unknown intentions, silk zebra shirt and magenta j crew dress - both ready to wear

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

flatbread and cookies

i know my abcs.  they stand for arugula bacon chili flatbread.  a-mazing.  and why chili instead of tomato sauce?  cos i didnt have any.  and i was too lazy to boil down a can of tomatoes.  and i had some chili in the fridge.  get off my back.  youre just jealous.

Monday, December 17, 2012

sparkle paint and the headache

so you wanna spend too much money on glitter spray paint?  do it.  its frikkin awesome.  be sure to heed the "use in a well ventilated area" warning.  and if you already have a migraine...  wait until tomorrow.

i bought a ridiculous number of animal "toob" sets including, aquatic life, wild/safari, horses aka stallions, and dinosaurs.  i already had the silver paint from a previous project, and had bought the little tubes of acrylic paint for future projects with freezer paper.  those may still happen but dont hold your breath.  but sparkle spray paint.  oh my god people.  it is "intense shimmer finish" all right.  it also is so aerosolized, it blows glitter fucking everywhere.  i cleaned glitter off the wall, all my dishes, the stove, the side of the cabinets, and the floor.  but i digress.


and i suppose it is about time.  i am in maine after all.  and its december.  le sigh.  but look how clear the pics are!  swanky camera and all.  thats no flash, automatic settings.  too cold to futz around with anything else.  even frank popped his head out the door and then went running back to the couch

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

pickled kitty

i feel i should start this post by mentioning two things: my apartment is 515 square feet.  also please note one of the labels of this post is "tmi".

the space issue makes for difficulty storing things i accumulated over 3 years of living in a house.  so when i get out my ginormous pot to process jars of delicious snacks, i have to move a bunch of baking tins and a cupcake tree.  frank finds this process fascinating and i feared my cupcake holder might meet its inevitable doom.
frank sniffed for awhile and then settled down next to it instead of testing his favorite part of physics - gravity.

Friday, December 14, 2012

liz's laundry

  • ridiculous fur collar: h&m [$7 clearance!]
  • top: thrifted
  • skirt: jc penney
  • tights and socks: target
  • necklace: unknown
  • curious crosseyed kitty: hell

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2 hour apron

thrifted shirt and a ridiculous amount of incredibly twee and slightly creepy fabric

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

more pickles!

dilly beans!!!!!  so excited.  but now i have to wait 2 weeks for them to "cure".  waah.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

liz's laundry

december outfits - red and/or green every single day.  it took me maybe an hour to assemble these outfits [more than enough for the 18 days i work this month] and ... it amazingly allows me to wake up at 7:45, a full hour past my alarm, and still make it to work at 8:10.  epic.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

frank interlude

look at the little turd's adorable fluffy face.  could you get mad at it sleeping/shedding on your pillow eeeevery single day?  this was totally frank circa 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

homage to my belt

earlier this eve when i knelt [aka fell]
i could have sworn that i felt
an ever slight loosening in my belt
a clear plastic strip that doth svelte

i nearly could burn or glue or melt
the broken bit into a welt [on my finger..]
oh this tragic tale life hath dealt
once more into the veldt

thank god for amazon prime.

Monday, December 3, 2012

calendar boxes

not boxes for calendars.  dear god i hope no one has need for boxes to store calendars.  put that shit in the recycling bin.  or if youre a hoarder like me... find calendar pages on your desk in dec 2012 from a 2011 calendar.  yup.  jeez.

but rather, these are boxes made from square calendar pages.  you know the kind - overpriced [or bought in february for 90% off] oversized calendars with the brightly printed slightly heavy cardstock with matte pages.  tutorial below shameless copied from how about orange but with some additional steps for clarification.  or further confusion.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


*edit - i changed the title from thanksxmas to thanxmas.  cant believe i didnt come up with that before.  jeez.
le table
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