Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Necklace #2 again

downsized_0830011134.jpg by Petunia21
downsized_0830011134.jpg, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I can't remember if I blogged about this necklace before. It is the 2nd piece of jewelry I made, and naturally have bought beads and such to make much more...

I'm an addict. I'm working on a knitting, crochet, jewelry making, ceramics and plastic canvas product(s).

I barely have to work... just kidding.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I want to go here...

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Glow! by Petunia21
Glow!, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I went to my first Quincenera yesterday! It was nice. Especially to get away from the dreaded heat of the apartment! My favorite part was getting Brian on the dance floor to dance merengue with me. How I love my husband... and these awesome glow ears I got too!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


DSCN0574 by Petunia21
DSCN0574, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

Check me out! I never thought I'd be able to do this! I'm so excited!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Our New Crock Pot

Our New Crock Pot by Petunia21
Our New Crock Pot, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

So, is it terrible that I bought my husband a crock pot for his birthday? I had good reasons. He makes this Crock Pot chicken...

And with our hectic off kilter-ed work schedules, between the two of us, we are out of the house at the appropriate time to either start or STOP the cooking! We were using a 3rd party timer, which worked well enough, but when I was scouring the isles of Kohls looking for a gift, this magnificent Crock Pot stood out!

It has 3 cooking settings. 1) A manual setting. 2) a timer setting 3) a Probe setting!

It also has a lid rest and a spot to keep the spoon on top.

Today's chicken will be cooked with the probe. When it reaches the desired internal temperature, the cooking will stop and switch to WARM mode.

Wish us luck!

Homemade Strawberry Syrup and Greek Yogurt

I bought some strawberries the other day at the store. For some reason, their beauty always is enchanting and I look at them in my fridge and think "you are such a treat, I need to wait until the most amazing moment to dive into you"... which is retarded.

I finally packed some for lunch the other day. And in a glorious halo moment, bit into it, and AHHHHHHH. It was sooooo un-sweet. But not bland. I am very familiar with un-sweet. It was BITTER?! SOUR?!

I spit it out... THAT bad!

I turned my bitter strawberries into lemonade... just kidding. Into a strawberry syrup yesterday morning. Using my stick blender, some cut up strawberries and date syrup, I pureed then into a nice topping for my pancakes.

Last night, I put a little on my pumpkin ice cream!

This morning, they served well over my yogurt! I put the puree in a cute little glass Kerr jar that I got from Smart & Final. I must say, it just looks PRETTY in my fridge. Oh so many uses! I bet it would taste nice over oatmeal!

Lost in traslation

Lost in traslation by Petunia21
Lost in traslation, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I'm NOW, learning how to crochet. Michelle, as always helping me out, providing videos and photos to help me along the way...

I definitely did not get this one right... back to the drawing board!

Kale... again

Kale... again by Petunia21
Kale... again, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

This is the 3rd time I with excitement and anticipation, I have bought a bundle of kale to make baked or roasted kale... and 3 times now, I have found it wilted and rotten in the bottom of refrigerator. Each time I vow "This time, I will cook you!" and sadly, the sick pattern continues.... Next time, oh next time, I will cook you in time!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Headstand by Petunia21
Headstand, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

Today in yoga, I did my 2nd wall assisted headstand! YAY! Its amazing how once you get that feeling of kicking your body up over your head, how easy it is again and again.

This time, I did move my feet off the wall and was suspended by only my arms, head and stomach muscles for a few seconds at a time. Totally good times!

Thursday, August 11, 2011




I hope these are not an indication of my future mothering skills.

Necklace #2

downsized_0809011819.jpg by Petunia21
downsized_0809011819.jpg, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I made this necklace too! Its more of a burgundy base with maroon and cream accents. The stones were like mauve and blueish.

This was more tedious because it was stringing little beads on this stuff called Tiger Tail, and making sure I didn't break the pattern (cause I want it to look perfect, naturally) but I got to use some lobster claps and hooks. Very fun Experience!

I see there is a bead show in Santa Monica in October that I might go to, just for some fun :)

Seaweed Chip

Seaweed Chip by Petunia21
Seaweed Chip, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.
These have been my new favorite post-apple & almonds, pre-lunch snack...

I went from eating one and going "well, I like California rolls, but this is too much!"...

... to "Hey, these aren't bad... can I take a few?" (in which I ate 1/3 of Sean's container"...

To buying Sean a replacement bag..... and eating my own... the entire thing in one sitting.

Of course I felt sick. It was too much... but that didn't stop me from doing it again the next day.

Roasted Seaweed snack

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My New Necklace!

my new necklace! by Petunia21
my new necklace!, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

I went to visit my friend Jessi on Saturday and we hit her mom's old bead shop.

Her mom has all the tools for making jewerly and I made this necklace!

I honestly LOVE IT. I'm really proud of it! Plus, it goes with a LOT of my wardrobe. I also made a necklace along with some earring that I still need to make. We were having so much time gabbing, we ran out of time!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Yarn Projections

Yarn by Petunia21
Yarn, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

2 more shawls/throws/blankets/leg warmers are in my future. I can just feel it!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Check Please

downsized_0805012151.jpg by Petunia21
downsized_0805012151.jpg, a photo by Petunia21 on Flickr.

Seriously, this is the funniest check in a check holder I've ever seen. It makes me think of little humans in those HUGE chairs in DC.

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