Archive | August, 2012

Corn and my next pinterest project (I know its a few days late)

26 Aug

So in my last post I shared my pintrest pic of the week, the grilled in husk corn… It was actually a success… I  think that might be how we do it from now on, it was incredibly juicy and delicious. The seasoning didn’t work as well, I would have liked a bit more spice since the corn was so sweet. It was really good though. 

Now for the next pinterest project, since my boyfriend will be moving back to Chicago ( I unfortunately have to stay behind for school) But i will be splitting my time between the city and campus so its kinda a joint effort as far as moving and decorating goes. He wants new bedding and I am obsessed with anthropologie bedding.Specfically the knotted duvet they had online.

I found this tutorial, it’s Kojo’s tutorial for Anthropologie inspired Knotted bedding, It seems do-able but time consuming so this project will span a few weeks. Basically I’m gonna buy a plain duvet cover and a kind size sheet set, make the knotted squares and quilt the hell out of them, but since my boyfriend an I each have a dog (a mutt and a puggle) I want something other than white since it would be white for exactly 2 seconds, so I plan to either dye the sheets or just buy the color if I can find it, I’m thinking a gray color… So I am gonna jump into the project this next week. since im off most of the time. and need a project. I’m really excited to start sewing again and excited to start such a cool project. Hopefully you all enjoy the next few weeks of documentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pinterest post of the week

20 Aug

So my beau and I are having a barbecue tonight so I figured it would be the perfect time to try out one of my pins I talked about in my last post. I decided to try to grill the ears of fresh sweet corn I bought at the farmers market Saturday in husk following this recipe from Divas Can Cook it’s called Sweet and Smokey Grilled Corn on the cob. Apparently cooking corn in the husk makes it more flavorful and juicy. It makes sense if you follow the logic of cooking meat with the skin on makes it juicier and moist (I hate the word but it is somewhat necessary when describing good meat, Isn’t it?) The corn is supposed to look like this…Image

Later I’ll post what ours really looked like… You can judge if its passable or not 🙂

I have a confession

14 Aug

Hello,
My name is Kaitlin and I am a Pinterest addict.
I am obsessed with this site. I swear I probably pinterest more than I do anything else on the Internet including YouTube, Facebook, or twitter and definitely studying lol. It’s just so full of pretty and seemingly simple things. I pin everything from nail art to wedding inspiration (no I am not engaged). I know I’m not alone in pinning recipes I won’t make, organization tips that I won’t use, and clothing I can’t buy. It’s never ending. So as a result I have decided that every week I want to pick something on pinterest and actually do it… Or attempt it.
I also plan to post about it. Pictures and all. I just need a project to start this week. Maybe something easy to start. Like one of the million nail art tutorials I’ve pinned since my nails seriously need to be done, I’m embarrassed by how gross they are. Like I want to wear mittens around because people might shun me bad.

Hello world!

11 Aug

Hey There!

I figured I’d start off with a very short intro just to get my feet wet.

I am a novice blogger, college student (psych major), but for the point of this blog I will skip that stuff. I love love love beauty, fashion, and anything homey and vintage. I’m slightly obsessed with new products, trends, and methods. If only you could see my makeup drawers (yes plural) you would understand the extent of this obsession. But as much as I love all those things who has the time to be an excellent student, chef, housekeeper, stylist, beautician, and personal trainer?! I don’t that’s for sure, so I am all about having the pretty frills of all of those things without the time consuming effort. Effortlessly chic sums up my entire goal. I am sure my efforts to find the balance between glamorous and practical will not be with out its fair share of misses (hopefully not more than hits) so I figured I would share these efforts with the rest of you struggling glamazons!

 

K 🙂