Sunday, June 26, 2011

Movie Marathon Ideas

Sometimes I don't feel like talking or thinking. So I watch movies alone. Today I watched three and made some great popcorn on the stove. These are the best:

Garden State

This is my life, Dad, this is it. I spent 26 years waiting for something else to start, so, no, I don't think it's too much to take on, because it's everything there is. I see now it's all of it. You and I are gonna be OK, you know that, right? We may not be as happy as you always dreamed we would be, but for the first time let's just allow ourselves to be whatever it is we are and that will be better. OK? I think that will be better.  

Into the Wild

there is some kind of bigger thing that we can all appreciate and it sounds to me you don't mind calling it God. But when you forgive, you love. And when you love, God's light shines through you.

  There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; / There is a rapture on the lonely shore; / There is society, where none intrudes, / By the deep sea, and music in its roar; / I love not man the less, but Nature more... / - Lord Byron

Happiness is only real when shared

Where the Wild things Are

Happiness isn't always the best way to be happy

There were also some good lessons and quotes so yay! In six hours of staring at a screen I did learn! :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Homemade mini eclairs!

Homemade mini Eclairs- I was having a craving for sweets, but did not want to spend money.  I decided I would find a recipe that I already had all the ingredients for! The only thing I did not have was chocolate, but fortunately I had cocoa powder so I could make homemade chocolate! 

Step one: Make the pastry flour and make 12 mini eclairs (since I don't have a pastry device I just cut off the tip of a plastic baggy and it seemed to work!

After baking for twenty minutes you have to slit each one and let sit in the oven for twenty more minutes. During this time I made the vanilla pudding insides! I also did not have something to shoot pudding into eclair so I just used a spoon which did result in messiness...

Then I spread the homemade chocolate on them and presto done-o!


Homemade chocolate recipe= so good but such a bad stomach ache!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

Today is the first day of summer! Or the Summer Solstice! WAHOO. The Celts and Slavs celebrated the summer solstice with dancing and bonfires to increase the sun's light....

The Chinese celebrate by honoring Li the sun goddess....

I think I will just celebrate by going to New Pi's summer solstice party...

Free at the Earth source gardens and with games, crafts, food, and music!

"New Uses for Old things"

Canning Jars!

Perfect for iced coffee on a sweaty day

ALSO perfect for pretzel beer carmels (with cashews added)

Find the recipe here! 

( I would use less beer than the recipe called for because mine were far too runny!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to have your own tea party

Most importantly is the gloves (found at crowded closet for $1 a pair!)

And the tea selections.... ancient happiness is my favorite!

And the tea cups and saucers (also from crowded closet!)

And the flowers from the street!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Lovin' spoonful.

Today I went to the Iowa city animal rescue.  I could not stay away from Paprika even though she was a "scardy cat" I just really loved her and she seemed so loving but so afraid an in need of love.


I also made some homemade laundry detergent!

Here is the recipe:
1/2 bar fels-naphtha soap OR 1 bar ivory soap
1/2 cup borax
1/2 cup washing soda
Large pot (I used the largest pot I had that was 8 quarts and it worked fine)
Clean laundry detergent bottles OR milk jugs
Grate your fels-naphtha soap and being to a boil with 6 cups of water. Boil for 10 minutes. Add Borax and washing soda. Boil for 10 minutes, stir often to prevent boil-over. Add 6 cups hot water, stir until dissolved. Using a funnel, split between 2 containers. Fill containers up with more hot water leaving a few inches at the top so you can shake before using. Let sit for 24 hours. Shake before each use, use one cap-full or 1/2 cup


Saturday, June 4, 2011

How to be a hippie (minus drugs)

How I like to be a hippie minus drugs:

1. Wear Tie dye

2. Make tie dye cupcakes


3. Borrow and read the book HIPPIE by Brady Miles (from my wonderful Hippie friend Megan Ranegar).

4. Listen to Hippie music like The BEATLES and SIMON AND GARFUNKEL

5. Grow Dreads (hopefully someday!)

Also it's important to have a free spirit, love nature, and share lots of LOOOOVVE!!

It's been a while

Summer is a time of pleasant business. And so I have neglected the blog for a while. In the meantime these things have happened.

I fell in love with Emmy the Great and got bunches of other great music like the fleet foxes, foster the people, and Peggy Sue.

Emmy the Great- the hypnotist's son

I researched the animal rescue center and I am going to decide whether rescuing a pet cat would be smart decision for me!

I also went to Oregon with my besties! I got to meet someone who helped engineer Hayward field, have lots of strong coffees, and watch and run on one of the most historic tracks evaaa!