Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Matcha Shortbread

This is the first thing I have baked in a long time. After deciding to revisit this blog with Kimmy I decided that I needed to drag my butt back into the kitchen and bake something. Part of me has become afraid of baking. After deciding to not pursue it as a career anymore, part of me fears that if I start baking again, maybe I will regret my decision to stop professionally. Of course the other part of me says that is ridiculous. Lately I have been itching to create things again and this was a feeling that had completely stopped when I was baking as a career.

Lately my life has been all spreadsheets and Netflix so creating these Matcha Shortbread cookies was a much needed escape. I love Matcha. Its earthiness pairs well with sweet treats. And I love how it makes everything green!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hello fellow readers!

I'm sure you know from the previous post (from Kaitlin) that this blog is going to represent our journey through life and be a collection of our interests and activities both together and apart. I thought it'd be fitting that I also spend a little blerb introducing myself (Kimmy) and what I hope this blog will be.

First I thought I'd do that by showing you a little bit more about us:
 I'm happy and extremely lucky to say that we've gone through many many years of friendship. During those years we've always noticed that the activities that we find cathartic have always been similar - using our minds and working with our hands to form something, to create something (crafts, food, and more food). We also really really like cats (and most other furry animals).

So on this blog you'll find a conglomerate of posts regarding life, crafts, food, and most probably cats.

With that being said, I'm excited to see how this blog will grow. Be ready, readers!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

An Update and Moving Forward


I wanted to give an update on the future of this blog. I am excited to announce that this blog and all its content will no longer be a solo venture. Instead it will be the combined work of myself (Kaitlin) and my best frand Kimmy.

Kimmy and I have always shared a combined interested in cooking, crafting, blogging, and just making thangs in general. We got to talking one night about starting up one of our old blogs. In usual blogger fashion we could not remember our old usernames/e-mails, so I recommended we use this one. I feel like the name and concept behind this blog resonates with what Kimmy and I hope to create on here. This blog is a simple space among all the spaces floating around in the interwebs where Kimmy and I will share with you (our lovely readers) the things we enjoy to create.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Granola: Almond Hazelnut Granola

Lets talk procrastination. I'm doing it now. Instead of studying for the GRE, I have decided to update my blog. Recently while procrastinating, I  was reading an article on procrastination (I know, meta) that has made me think of procrastination in a new light. I am a heavy procrastinator. If something needs to get done, I do it, but most things I find hard to concentrate on. Yes, there are countless sources who say it is an epidemic of our time, a side effect of my generation, but I have decided to see it in a new way.

In the western world, we have grown to think of how we view time as natural. Time is unquestionable in its nature and is the foundation of perspective. But there are cultures who see/experience time differently. I have recently been reading a book that has made me question how I view the world sensuously. My boyfriend, for example, is quick to explain bodily and natural phenomena through science. While this can lead to a certain level of satisfaction and understanding, ultimately it cripples your ability to feel, or in other words, to live in the moment.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Friday

I hope everyone has a happy and relaxing weekend. I for one am ready to sleep in on Sunday!

Here are some links to enjoy.

I want to eat this salad.

Lately I have been obsessing over eggs.

Get my drink on.

I want this book.

How do you guys feel about savory waffles? I haven't decided..

One way of looking at being in your mid 20s and still not knowing what to do (me).

More eggs.

I love her attention to detail.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekly Granola: Pumpkin Pie Spice

In Florida, we get the short end of the fall stick. While every food blogger is posting inspiring recipes for the season, I sit here in humidity and heat wondering where all of this festivity is coming from. I don't think the season creep is helping. It seems like August ends and people are breaking out the Thanksgiving decorations.

I miss experiencing the transformation of the seasons, but living here in Florida has taught me to appreciate the small changes. Now in the mornings I notice the ground cools enough over night for a light layer of dew to settle. And my car is no longer 101 degrees when I first get into it. It's the little things.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hey all! Just a quick update.
I joined Bloglovin! I don't know if any of you use it, but basically it what I term the girl version of The Awesomer. Not to say that The Awesomer is inherently "male", but instead that Bloglovin is more of a food lover, fashion lover, blog stalkers dream. So head on over and follow me!
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