Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Monsters 2012

 I made some new Halloween magnets for this year.  I started out making the Bride and then there was a request for Frankenstein's Monster and from there, this set was born as another request.  For me, every day is Halloween so I hope to eventually be able to add a Wolfman, Swamp Thing and maybe even Cthulthu monster!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Frankenstein Monster and Bride Magnets

RAWR!!  I made this kawaii Bride and Frankenstein Monster set for a friend this week.  I think I'm going to attempt to make some other Classic Monster inspired magnets as I really like how well these two came out.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuna Pasta with Garlic and Basil

It never ceases to amaze me when I make up dishes and it actually tastes good.  To give a little background, up until a few months ago, I hated cooking and only cooked basic.  I'm not sure what changed but perhaps it was all the mouth watering recipes I kept seeing on Pinterest and wanted to try.  Even then, if it looks difficult, I won't try it. That being said, I was starving today and did not feel like making a run to the grocery store so as I started looking through my pantry to see what I could put together with what I had, here it is...tuna pasta with garlic and basil.  It's a fairly simple recipe for anyone who cooks regularly but it was a gold mine for me :)

3 cloves of garlic
a handful of fresh basil leaves
olive oil
1 cup pasta (I used spaghetti noodles)
1 can tuna
a pinch of salt
a pat of butter
1 tablespoon olive oil and vinegar salad dressing
1 tablespoon of mayonaisse
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.  Mince the garlic and throw it in with the pasta.  Add the dash of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.  I chose to add it to the water and also another teaspoon after the pasta was drained.  I don't know why.  But you can do either or both. 

Once the pasta is cooked, drain it.  Add in another teaspoon of olive oil if you want.  Stir the butter in until it's melted.  Mix in the tuna and the basil and then add in the mayo and then finally the olive oil and vinegar dressing. 

And eat it up!  As always, if you have any suggestions for this novice cook who still doesn't really like to cook but is willing to learn, please share :)

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sequoia National Park Roadtrip

My friend and I took a 2 day trip up to Sequoia National Park to play with the trees and to chase some squirrels.  I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Kings Canyon Falls

A not so shy chipmunk

Sequoias at Grant Grove

Early morning sighting of the moon

General Sherman Tree

Sunset on our first night

Oh my stars!

Spider web

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