Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jenny Lewis = Awesome

Ever watch the movie "Troop Beverly Hills?" Oh I wanted to be a girls scout so badly after seeing it! Jenny Lewis has grown up so much since her days of playing Hannah in the movie. I love her style though!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Project Runway - Represent!

My favorite season of Project Runway is the fifth, in which Leanne Marshall prevailed. I fell in looooove with her beautiful designs, I wanted every gown! Plus, she's so cute, you just want to carry her around in your pocket. Luckily for us normal folks, she's starting up a custom wedding dress line that starts at $1300. You've gotta love it.
So, anyone want to give me $1300?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Relaxing weekend? Check!

Thank you, Michelle, for being the best hostess ever!! I enjoyed a weekend of beach, beach and more beach in SD. A much needed break from thinking about the condo, all my jobs and the bf (just kidding! I missed you!).
In a little more than 24 hours, we were in Pacific Beach (too many times!), Mission Beach, Encinitas @ Swami's Cafe, Coronado Island, Hillcrest Farmer's market and at Michelle's beautiful condo in Mission Valley. Yay to fun times, food and shopping!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Photography Session #2

I've been practicing my (lack of) Photoshop skills.

I'm off to San Diego tomorrow for some weekend fun. Yippee!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I got distracted.

Instead of working on the coffee table as I previously posted, I decided to make some notecards for my friend's birthday. I think this was more fun than sanding. =P

The coffee table did, however, manage to get sanded down by the bf. So far, my effort in the furniture makeover has been 0%. I swear, I'll start soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Furniture Revamping

Here's a sneak peak at what we're up to for the weekend:

Artichoke Frittata

Here's a little something I made up with the fresh farmer's market veggies I had on hand.

1 Tb. Tomato Paste
1 Tb. Soymilk or Milk
1 Bundle Aspargus (I used the skinny variety)
1/2 Cup Artichokes, Sliced (I like the Trader Joe's canned variety)
1/2 Cup Steamed Lentils (again a la Trader Joe's)
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Onions
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
4 Mushrooms, Sliced (button, cremini or shitake)
1/4 Cup Carrots, Diced

Again, I simply used what vegetables I had on hand, so a lot of things can be omitted or added.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a pan with olive oil, saute onions, garlic and carrots until onions just begin to brown. Add mushrooms, and about a tablespoon of water. Add lentils and continue to saute, breaking apart any clumps of lentils. Lastly, add the asparagus and cook for another minute. Turn off and set aside.

In a large bowl, crack and whip up the eggs. Add the (soy)milk and tomato paste. Mix until the tomato paste is evenly distributed (it'll give the final product a nice orange glow!). Throw in the artichokes and the sauted veggies, and mix it all up.

I used a square 9"x9" Pyrex baking dish for my frittata, but just about any dish that can go in the oven will do. Grease the inside with olive oil. Empty the contents of your egg bowl into the dish, and pop it into the oven. The frittata should take about 20 minutes, but check periodically. When the top is firm and beginning to tint, it's done.

Serve with mixed greens as a salad, with rice, on its own or anything you'd like. Be creative, it's delish!