January at an Instagram Glance

February has started with a bang. The Seahawks just won the Superbowl. I’m not a crazy obsessive fan. I really only watched a few games this year, but I am proud of Seattle and this city is blowing up with excitement. It’s given a much more exciting start to the month than I had in January, and will hopefully pull me out of my post holiday hibernation. January is normally a very mellow month for me. I try to spend it curled up on my couch drinking tea, and watching good movies. I did that this year, I just did it sick. ūüė¶

¬†Fortunately T provided me with with zinc, food, and Ricola throat drops. I curled up with Modern Family and a friends manuscript. Let me tell you, that manuscript is in it’s early stages, but she is going places and I cannot wait until she gets a book deal.

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Lazy nights at dive bars. Mellow and excellent.
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Part of my hibernation ¬†involved starting a new baby afghan for a friend. It’s turning out beautifully, and I can’t wait to post photos on here…. It may be awhile.IMG_2265

HUSKY BASKETBALL!

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This was my first round of homemade tortillas on my own. I feel like I can finally put them in my recipe book as something I can successfully make! Slowly building my cooking repertoire.

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Seahawks jello shots anyone…… a festive way to start any game.
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Hopefully February continues on it’s winning streak. I’m not gonna lie though, I’m ready for spring!!!

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Life Lately in Photos

I learned to make tortillas! So much easier than I thought it was going to be. Now I just need to buy a tortilla press, so I don’t have to borrow my friends.IMG_1592 IMG_1593 IMG_1595

Went to the Gerald… One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Seriously, go and don’t order off the drink menu. Just tell the bartenders what you like, and let them surprise you. Chances are they will bring you something delicious that you would otherwise never have thought to order.

http://www.thegeraldseattle.com/

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Also, their grilled cheese with apple slaw, is to die for.

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T’s good friend from college was in town this past weekend, so I of course spent some quality time with those silly boys.

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Meet Millie! My new hat making friend. I’ve been meaning to try out making some new hair accessories, and Millie will be my new helper. Not gonna lie though, she’s a little bit creepy, especially when you walk around the corner in the dark, and there is a large styrofoam head illuminated in moonlight sitting on your ironing board.

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I made my first ever meringues! Filled with a lemon/orange curd, and sprinkled with powdered sugar. They weren’t very pretty, but they turned out really delicious. I was pretty pleased since I have never made anything like it before. Light and delicious, perfect for a summertime treat!

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Lately I’ve been….

Reading–¬†Geisha by Liza Dalby, the only women of non-Japanese origin to become a Geisha.¬†Liza’s book gives a fascinating look at what this world actually looks like, breaking down a lot of Western ideas and stereotypes of what this culture involves.

Listening To– A whole lot of country music. What can I say, it doesn’t feel like summer without country. Particularly¬† Cruisin, and¬†Wagon Wheel, by Florida Georgia Line and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Watching– Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns…. it just doesn’t get old.

Eating– Boatloads of hummus and Castelvetrano Olives.

Enjoying– Sitting at my sewing machine again, it’s been too long since I had any weekend time to sew.

Looking Forward To– Fall! As much as I love summer, Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the sweaters, the weather, the football (at least the idea of it), the smell of new school supplies even though I have no reason to buy them anymore, pumpkins, and boots! My beautiful boots have been gathering dust in my closet for too long!

Happy Monday!

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