Archive for April, 2010

 
April 29
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Today isn’t actually Earth Day, but then, I think everyday should be Earth Day. I took these pics to do a post on the actual day, but forgot with all the schoolwork. I’ve been doing my part somewhat, trying to get all my coffee in these cool mugs to save on the Styrofoam. Did you know that if you bring this into Starbucks, they give you 10% off your drink, just by using a mug? I didn’t. I have a Gold card from Starbucks too, so 10% off any drink and free refills on regular coffee is pretty dang sweet! Get me through finals!
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April 27
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My cousin Tien wanted something sweet, and something salty. We went to three stores to find candied pecans, Rolos chocolate, and SQUARE pretzels. Yes, we went to three different places to make a recipe that only included 3 ingredients! oh…and we microwaved it for approximately 20 seconds too. You want it to keep its form, the chocolate should be slightly melted to the touch. They are delicious, I tell you.

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April 24
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April 22
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I’ve heard a million versions of this song, and tons from Jason himself, but this clip is one of my favorites because it’s clean, clear, and just plain awesome.

 
April 21
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viva el peru

When i was in Peru, this little one stole my heart. Peru is one of my favorite countries that I’ve visited so far, so when I saw this photoshoot, I had to repost. Where I found this editorial, there were no captions pertaining to where this shoot took place, but i didn’t need them. The colors that embody that country are fantastic, so vibrant and distinctly Peruvian.

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April 19
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I know I’ve posted about hot pot a billion times, but it really is the most healthy, delicious, and easy meals to make. Tam and George hosted a very intimate hot pot dinner this weekend, and we happily obliged on being fed. I didn’t take any pics once the hot pot of water with tom yum base came out…because we were eating, and sweating, and laughing too much. Tam and George are veteran hot pot eaters. They have netting so you don’t loose any eggs and random foods that sit at the bottom of the bowl, they have each dish fresh and ready to go. They have the Bunsen burner with extra cans of fuel to keep the meal going too! Experts, I tell you!

Honestly though, after looking at these pictures, did i just upload the whole pyramid of food? meat: check. seafood: check. veggies: check. dairy: check. pasta: check. sweets: pound cake that never made it to into the pic. Just think Sara Lee.

George’s dining table has a black wood surface so the presentation of the dishes were gorgeous! Here are a few of my favorites…

quail eggs

gnocci mushrooms and herbs, tofu and egg noodles

fresh shabu meat, shrimp, and clams

green onions go with everything. we throw them into the broth, in the sauce, wherever we can!

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April 16
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You may have seen this bag floating around blogs as of late. It’s the Mulberry Alexa bag, named after the British it girl of fashion, Alexa Chung. I love this bag, but I can’t justify the $1500 by any means. Nonetheless, I love Alexa’s style and have been following her outfits for quite some time. She use to model, but since that was not a positive influence, she turned to media presentation, and soon became a fashion icon in Britain. She still models, but with a better sense of self confidence, and it definitely shows. Mulberry is a British luxury designer, so the combination of these two just makes for classy, yet modern fashion.

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April 13
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This outfit is the best description of my closet. Nautical in striped shirts, navy blue pants, and gorgeous buttons, I have about a hundred different variations of these things. Here is one. Lillian always says, “you need to own a yacht with that kind of closet,” I may not have a yacht, but I do have a red car named Nemo to complete my outfit! When I told my friend that I was doing a nautical outfit post, he told me to find Nemo. I laughed, but then … isn’t Nemo a great name…for my car?!!

An took these pics for me. We had trouble getting a good angle because I wanted the red to be a large powerful color. It rained today so Nemo is disgustingly dirty and spotty. However, these photos came out better than i expected, even with the mistaken tungsten white balance.

Zara high waisted pants, Zara striped shirt, DSW heels