Tuesday, December 31, 2013

frank interlude

happy new year from the nuttiest mammal around!  [and happy new year from me as well]

Monday, December 30, 2013

post-solstice skies

yep thats the moon.  and some icicles as evidence of the poor poor insulation value of my house.  and me creepin on the neighbors.  at 7am.  im working different hours at the weekday job [THANK GOD] and i no longer have to leave the house in pitch black every morning.  due to the additional minutes of daylight i am also leaving work juuuuust as "civil twilight" is fading. 
and i do not love snow.  but its so clean and pretty for the first few hours

Saturday, December 28, 2013

liz's laundry

this week, each with a brief commentary.  cos its necessary

first outfit.  like wearing pjs to work.  only theyre ponte pants [thicker than leggings!] and they kept falling down.  my pjs do not fall down. 
  • top and earrings: bass outlet
  • tank: h&m
  • ponte pants and socks: target

Sunday, December 22, 2013

frank interlude

sad sack kitty huddles by the basement door in hopes of eking the smallest bit of heat from under the door.  pitiful really.  he has a damn fur coat.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

the best breakfast burrito in the land

necessary ingredients:
  • jalapeno tortilla
  • eggs
  • bacon
  • cheese
  • raw potatoes [already cut into hashbrowns]
  • butter
  • sriracha
  • ketchup
  • salt and pepper

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

decor continued

besides a tree, i have some other tasteful holiday decorations around.  home depot sells a surprising amount of holiday sparkles and i got sucked in.  the perils of working in the electrical department, right next to garden/holiday.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

liz's laundry

  • sweater: bass outlet
  • tank: h&m
  • pants: macys
  • widecalf boots: shoes.com [new out of the box!  no dirty shoes in my house]

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

christmas decor!

last week with the help of a classmate with a truck, i got a christmas tree!  turns out i have 8.5' ceilings and a 6' tall friend isnt the best height gauge..  the tree fits though, and it is quite rotund.  just as i intended.
frank helped decorate..

Monday, December 9, 2013

frank interlude

give a cat a box with crinkly paper and he'll sit in it aaaall through thanksgiving.  when hes not begging for turkey.
when frank needs alone time, he doesnt hide like regular cats.  he instead picks the most populated room of the house and faces the wall.  except when annoying people take pictures.  then, anger.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

house happenings

the living room wall is slowly being populated with swanky mirrors - salvation army purchase, home depot purchase,  hand-me-down from grammie.  also a y from the salv army.  why you ask?  why not.  hah.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


this year with my mom and sister out of town until turkey-day-morning, my dad and i were responsible for thanksgiving in all of its glory.  terrifying i know.  but the mums prepared a suggested food list, necessary grocery list, and copied me some recipes.  thanksgiving eve, my dad drove down and we planned turkey timing and logistics, set the table, made pies, and ...appropriately, i think, watched the hunger games.
grape pie with kitty vents, apple pie, and chocolate pecan.  no picture of the pumpkin pie cheesecake, but it was a big hit.  and its on the instagram.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

how to rewire a lamp

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A PRO [yet].  any actions you take based on my post will invalidate any UL listing on your materials and can possibly be a fire hazard.  but then again, it probably cant be worse than it was. 

also, PG-13.  i swear a lot.  get over it or find a different site to read.  and yes i know my nails look like crap and my fingers are all cut up and dry.  wiring lab + winter + washing hands a lot.  aint nobody got time fo that.
this is a lamp.  i love lamp.  no not really.  this lamp used to be an oil burning thinger with a fancy glass chimney that held up the ancient lampshade.  before safety restrictions and the like, it was rewired with some ancient cord, and somewhere between the move from iowa to maine, the glass chimney was sent to narnia.  i was given the pieces of the lamp with the exception that i would
paint/modpodge/rewire or otherwise fix it... or donate it to goodwill for someone else to play with.  a semester into my electrician training, ive got simple wiring down pat.  or so i thought. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

frank interlude

let's play this week's round of "i work too much and all i do otherwise is take pics of satancat!" 

sometimes things look better upside down.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

feel the beet [part deux]

just over a year ago i roasted my first beets.  this summer i grew some pitiful excuses for beet greens with liiiitle stringy roots attached.  no pics.  they went straight into the composter out of spite.  but the grocery store had giant beets on sale for about $4 a bag. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

how to grow paperwhites

the floral type.  not the e-reader.  but if you find a way to grow those, lemme know.

step 1: buy paperwhite bulbs
step 2: buy glassware at goodwill that may or may not have formerly been an ashtray
step 2.5: wash thoroughly
step 3: find bag of pebbles in garage
step 4: dump pebbles in glassware
step 5: put bulbs in pebbles
step 6: water
step 7: wait
2 weeks later [possibly an ashtray]
probably not an ashtray

Saturday, November 23, 2013

glitter in the garden

but soft!  what light through yonder window breaks!  tis no wait.  that's just the garage light going on again. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

frank interlude

if we're fb friends, you already saw two of these.  and yes i did take a ridic number of selfies with frank.  but i was minding my own business, chillin at my computer, likely catching up on hours of hulu.  up hopped a kitty who proceeded to crawl into my hood and then up on my shoulder like a parrot.  in his few few moments of affection, unintentional movements on my part turn almost immediately to cat-inflicted-pain.  so i sat and endured.  and happily, my camera was within reach.
hi.  anything interesting?

Monday, November 11, 2013

liz's laundry

work outfits and 2 of 3 halloween costumes.  aka the week of super intense stares
  • fuzzy vest: uniqlo
  • scarf: target
  • studded sweater: macy's
  • purple pants: gap
  • tank: tj maxx/marshalls [one of those]

Friday, November 8, 2013

liz's laundry

its mah birfday!  today i turn 28.  by 30 i hope to have all my shit together.  together as in: out of school [again], working in a job i can tolerate, not working 7 days a week, making all of the projects, not straight broke and defaulting on my house, and i'll settle for moderately happy and not batshit crazy.  but umm we'll see.  yay goals.  
  • top, necklace, sweater: thrifted
  • pants: macys
  • tank: ny&co

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

liz's laundry

  • jacket: wilson's leather [~5 years ago]
  • sweater: thrifted
  • top: h&m
  • skirt: bass outlet [$4!]
  • earrings: handmade by me
  • necklace: hand-me-down from my grandma

Thursday, October 31, 2013

happy halloween!

remember i made a centerpiece/board/thing for my dining table?  its on there now.  and decorated for the season of black and orange!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

not cutting a rug. painting a rug.

this is called... my paints have different viscosity levels and capillary action goes craaaazy.  no really.  its some legit chemical gradual mixing process... but i just cant remember the name.  and its not really osmosis.  but its pretty cool.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

sun time

i love sunsets.  maine we only see "fake" sets since its the east coast and all.  but gorgeous nonetheless.  lately though, ive been seeing some amazing sunrises.  and yes.  sunrise is freakishly early.  every day.  and i see them all.  cos i dont get to sleep past 6am any more.  sigh.  work.  but driving over the fore river every morning, i get to see the sun rise over portland.  unless its crappy weather.  ...then its just dark as fuck.
 but i dont get any pics cos im driving.  so heres another sunset.
but here's a sunrise.  out the front window of my house.  [completely opposite direction]  not as spectacular as downtown portland silhouetted against the water, but safest pic i can get.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

liz's laundry

this is my "am i possibly going colorblind?" outfit
  • dress: asos
  • pants: gap
  • shirt: h&m from the sis

Friday, October 11, 2013

crate centerpiece

i made a centerpiece for my dining table!  aaaand its not made out of pallets.  but very similar.

Monday, September 30, 2013


here's where i go to school.  or rather..just behind this view is the electrical building. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

food and stuff

wagon wheel pasta stuck together in the colander.  because i'm a child and i eat white pasta with butter and cheese.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

random asian food

first off:  this video.

next - kimchi kale needs to become a regular thing.  because it is delicious. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

frank interlude

the kitty has really taken to the computer chair my friend left when he moved.  sometimes i dont have the heart to move frank when i need to have internets time.. and i end up awkwardly crouching over the keyboard for a few minutes and then remember, hes a damn cat.  he can curl up anywhere else in the house for the rest of his 22.5 hour daily sleep.

Friday, September 20, 2013

future daybed

one of my good friends recently moved from maine to washington dc for work and well.. to finally live with his wife of 8 months.  he left some random stuff with me like his old bed frame, some oddly cut slats, random dishes, bedding, spices, beans and rice, and lamps.  cos apparently asians love lamps.  thats a thing.  anyway, the bed frame and board were my focus.  and i had my parents bring my circular saw by.  a useful tool that ...had no place in my old apartment.  
cos i'm borderline obsessive, id sketched out my plans for the materials and ... the end result is about half way there

Thursday, September 19, 2013

fridge update

in the gloaming, my fridge appears normal.  cluttered as all hell, and the lumpy wall behind is very apparent.  but its a fridge.  it came with the house.  it works.  but dear god is it ugly.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

liz's laundry

not that i feel the need to make excuses or justify my absense, but its been a week since anything posted.  live post or pre-scheduled.  i'm having problems allocating time for things as i'm working mornings at the credit firm still, along with going to electrician school in the afternoons and weekend shifts at home depot.  but never fear.  i'm still wearing clothes.

and let me tell you, wearing a pink striped dress with the home depot orange apron gets some attention.  aaand mostly the good kind.
also, some insane humidity a couple weeks ago led to awesome but slightly frizzy hair.  ive cut the front bits since then so it looks less like an asymmetric bob and more like a regular boring haircut.  im gradually getting used to it.  but hair grows.  i'll do better next time.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

gardening galore

in case you were wondering, though it took me the entire summer, i did finally find the matching color spray paint to finish my pair of adirondack chairs!
i also stumbled upon a end-of-summer perennials sale at a nursery, and proceeded to spend more than a few dollars on plants.  the fluffy grey things are "silver mound" wormwood.

Monday, September 9, 2013

cemetery dq sunset

one gorgeous august evening while debating if i should get some ice cream or get some exercise... i remembered both was an option!  i live .8 miles from a dairy queen.  DANGEROUS.  i drove a couple times when it was 94 degrees.  but i decided the sun was just setting, the temperature was a balmy 70 and humidity was barely noticeable. 
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