Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lady Gaga Parody - Interface

HIStalk posted this video. It's pretty funny! But I may be a bit warped.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So, When You Say "Friend", Who Exactly Do You Mean?


Is that a fairly loose or a tight term? Are we talking Facebook or something else... Ha ha ha

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Witchiepalooooza

Lisa, Linda and I headed out to Gardner's Village for Witches Night Out! So fun--but way crowded and my claustrophbia kicked in a bit. It's a good thing I'm fairly tall. I can't imagine what it would be like to be in a crowd like that and not be able to see anything above shoulders. Shudder.

Check out our fun night, capped off with dinner at Archibald's. We so closed out the joint! Thanks ladies for a spooktacular time!!!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Somebody is having a birthday!


Somebody's having a birdthday!

Who? I'll never tell. But you might be able to guess which "bug" it is by these pictures.

Hope you have a super day full of fun and surprises.

Love you much! 


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Witch Hunt

Invariable with a birthday and Halloween in October, someone is bound to get their witch on... My darling friend Melinda hosted the most fabulous "Witches Brew" party at her home. We witches were invited to create a cap that spoke something about us. Check out the fun, creative ladies (especially the wonderful hostess, Melinda, who is very bewitching in the kitchen) below and see more witches at the brew, if ye dare. Melinda, thanks again for a super, rockin', ultra fun time!

Andrea M., Andrea B., Karyn, Julie, Deborah, Melinda



Playing nice for the camera.


Melinda's mom almost ended up hatless. I was completely green with envy and thought about pilfering her beautiful topper.


Conversation after a delicious dinner.

Workin' it!

Beautiful settings - complete with pumpkin bread bowls (Did I get a picture of the darling spread? Sadly, no.)


A bit of 'tude

My spidey sense is tingling. Check out the spider bling.


Always remember to be very specific when asking Jason to take a picture for you...

Sara and Karyn in pink.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Piece of a Project

Our company's founder (the "K" in KLAS) left for a mission in October. Prior to his leaving I made a quilt, incorporating some of the company shirts from past years as a going away/retirement gift. Part of our company logo is Utah's Delicate Arch--thus the design choice.

If I were to do it again, I would allow for a wider sashing around the quilt. The white strips on the outside edges seem too narrow to me. And a wider binding. And allow for a longer timeframe. And I might take a class before embarking on a new technique all on my own. In a previous post I shared some videos about paper piecing. Thank goodness for the Internet!

It was a FUN project, but very time consuming. About 35 of my hours are personally wrapped up in this quilt--including fabric selection, etc.

The Quilting Cottage in AF bound and quilted it for me. Overall it turned out quite well. Here are some pictures from my very first paper pieced quilt. Let me know what you think. Also if you like to sew, I'd recommend you try paper piecing.






Thursday, November 11, 2010

Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

Kristen (a teammate at work) and I threw a baby shower for Anna (a co-worker) yesterday. It was so much fun planning and executing the luncheon. We served curried chicken pasta salad, veggies, fruit, cupcakes and had blue punch. I didn't really measure anything for the pasta salad, but was asked for the recipe. I used my family's "that looks about right" method. Here's the recipe(ish):

Curried Chicken Pasta Salad
Fun shaped pasta
Frozen peas
Celery, diced
Apple, cored and diced (I prefer a firm, sweet apple like Fuji)
Red grapes, halved
Bottled coleslaw salad dressing
Canned chicken, drained (I prefer Costco's canned chicken) or a couple of cooked, cubed chicken breasts
Dehydrated onion (can use diced red onion)
Curry powder
Cumin
White pepper
Black pepper
Salt
Nuts (I use raw cashews)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse peas under hot water in a colander and drain well. Dice fruits and celery. Mix fruits and vegetables in a bowl. Drain pasta. Add to bowl. Add chicken and break larger pieces into bite sized pieces. Add dressing to coat and mix well. Add onion, curry, cumin, white and black peppers and salt to taste. Add more dressing as needed. Chill at least 2 hours before serving so the flavors can combine. Add a little more dressing or some thinned mayonnaise to pasta to serving if needed. Stir in nuts before serving.

Variation: You can sub Italian dressing for the coleslaw dressing, add pepperoni that are cut in half instead of the chicken, sub cubed cheddar cheese for the apples and replace the grapes with sliced olives and dices tomatoes. Since the Italian dressing already has seasonings in it, you can omit the spices except salt and pepper.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Popcorn Anyone?

So I'm not much of a popcorn fan, but I came across this recipe for homemade microwave popcorn on Our Best Bites and I soooo want to try it. You can control the salt, the fat, the portion--everything.

Just maybe not for breakfast...

Brown Paper Bag Microwave Popcorn
1/4 c. unpopped popcorn kernels
1 brown paper lunch bag
Tape
Seasonings like melted butter, kosher salt, seasoning salt, Creole or Cajun seasoning, bacon salt, or Garlic Bread Seasoning

Place unpopped popcorn in the brown paper lunch bag. Fold the bag over twice, tape it shut, and gently push the air out. Pop for 2 1/2-3 minutes or until there are 1-2 seconds between pops. Remove the bag from the microwave and shake gently before carefully opening the bag. Season as desired.