Thursday, February 23, 2012

anatomy of a birthday box

My mother sends some pretty strange care packages. Not strange in a bad way; quite the opposite in fact! I caught her at the grocery store right before she sent it so I was loaded up with all the random items I was running out of in addition to all the birthday goodies she was sending.

Two boxes came within the same week and I do not get mail easily at my apartment. My mailman is not the most proactive deliverer, therefore, I have to anticipate his arrival and track down anything larger than my mail slot. I got to know my mailman quite well this week!

Pixar stamps
White cake mix and frosting – my fave!
Contact solution
Filter for my water pitcher – I'm TERRIBLE about changing those
Peanut butter – she singlehandedly keeps me stocked with pb
Candles – for the cake
Coffee – lots of it!
A bag of mini snickers
1 box of thin mint Girl Scout cookies
A bag of chocolate chips
A bag of Reese's peanut butter chips
Paper towels

Now that was just box one. Box two was a little stranger. I can only assume that she just started loading it with random stuff at a certain point to fill it up.

Another box of thin mint Girl Scout cookies
Lofthouse sugar cookies
Lettuce wrap sauce – ???
A large can of olive oil
Lysol wipes
Peanut butter
Chocolate chips
Granola bars
Peanut butter M&Ms
Random make-up samples
Dried mushrooms – ???
Crispy caramel apple chips

I'm not sure what this list says about me?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

my 365: week seven

1. Valentine's Day on the alley chalkboard  2. My favorite new coffee shop Foxy Loxy  3. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ganache Cookies  4. Late night homework and coffee  5. Crosswalk  6. The beginnings of a typeface  7. Game night! Phase 10!

Monday, February 20, 2012

music monday: cults

For Valentine's Day my friend made me a really thoughtful mixed cd of new music which I've had on repeat for over a week now. I've been hooked on this one song in particular.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

my 365: week six

1. The letter O  2. Working on my floral typeface  3. Handwritten hello  4. Inside the library during an early morning of research  5. Krispy Kreme donuts brought into class by my prof  6. Skee ball and laser tag  7. Frozen Thin mints; the only way to eat Girl Scout cookies.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentine's day!

(This is the valentine I sent out this year.)

Monday, February 13, 2012

mega veggie pizza

Who can resist pizza?? It has become a staple for me. Primarily because it typically uses up all my stray ingredients and then provides me a few days of leftovers. In an effort to keep it somewhat healthy, I typically include every veggie I have in my fridge and leave off the sauce. This one sported mozzarella cheese, onion, grape tomatoes, jalapenos, banana peppers and broccoli.

Broccoli has became my new favorite topping.

Left: Before baking  Right: After eating

Sunday, February 12, 2012

my 365: week five

I'm a little behind posting my photos. 

1. The Colonial Park Cemetery across the street from my apartment on a foggy morning  2. Vintage bottles in an antique store  3. My mess  4&5. The cemetery, again  6. Playing video games at the movie theater  7. Bundle of flowers

Monday, February 06, 2012

awesome video

What could it possibly be about...TYPE, of course!

The creator (Alessandro Novelli) even showcases the animation's process on his blog.

Friday, February 03, 2012

embroidered iphone case

For Christmas I got my mom the cross stitch case with the promise that I would actually finish it. The 33 x 69 grid was time-consuming but my mom finally got her Christmas present about a week ago.
Here's the finished product.