Sunday, October 3, 2010

Got Sick and No Computer! : (

Okay, well of course right after I decided to recommit to my blog I got really sick and then our computer was having fits and now it's been taken away to get fixed! (I'm at my sister's at the moment.) I can't stand not having a computer. Facebook and YouTube are two of my guilty pleasures! I love watching art journal videos to get lots of fun knew ideas. While I have been sick this week I have been able to start working in my journals again, and oh how I have missed them! I feel very rusty and not fully authentic yet with my art, but I am trying to open up and start spilling onto the pages once again. Which brings me to...inviting you to join me once again in this fun and highly therapeutic activity! If you didn't join me the first time around, or if you didn't finish all the prompts I gave, go back and right them down and get started!! I hadn't done the last few of them, so I am going to go back and catch up as well. I'm hoping to do that and get them posted in the next week or so, then I will start posting new prompts. Please let me know if you have any questions about art journaling. The most important thing to know and remember is THERE ARE NO RULES!! (This is one of my favorite parts. As anyone who knows me, knows that I am not much of a rules girl. :)) Anyway, please join me, and if anyone would like to get together to make art together just let me know and we'll make a date. With all the many hobbies and passions that I have, I think they are twice as fun when you're doing them with a friend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

A couple years ago I read, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle", by Barbara Kingsolver. It's she and her family writing about the experience after deciding to eat local food for a year. I absolutely LOVED it and was so inspired! They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry, make their own bread and even make their own cheese. They include recipes in the book and I was inspired to try making the mozzarella. She refers to the book "Home Cheese Making" by Rikki Cardoll.
So here is my lovely result.One gallon of milk made two fresh balls of mozzarella and at least a pint of ricotta cheese. I want to make it again and make some delicious lasagna! But for the first time we just wanted to have it fresh!
My sister and I made this last fall.
We sliced it up, along with some of the tomatoes from our garden and drizzled a little Italian dressing over it. We also had a few balsamic marinated onions we got at the store. Very satisfying to eat something you have created yourself!!

Birthday and Halloween 2009

This a picture from my birthday dinner last year. We had a delicious Spinach Salad with a Teriyaki Dressing. I will post the recipe soon!

This was my Witches Dinner from last year. I'm looking forward to this year's, coming up soon!

We made delicious caramel apples for dessert! It was a huge hit, so we may have to do it again this year!!

I'm Back!!!

Hello everyone!! I'm sorry about my very long hiatus! I am looking forward to posting again. A lot has happened and that is why my blog and most of my creative activities got put on hold! I need to whip out my camera again and start taking some pictures to go with the posts I want to write.

Last September I started school at Acaydia School of Aesthetics. I graduated in July and I'm now a Licensed Master Esthetician. This was such a HUGE accomplishment for me!! I am setting up a treatment room in my parents' home in American Fork, UT. While I am getting the official room put together I have set up a temporary, peaceful space in which I have started seeing clients. It has been so fun to actually start working! I am working n my website and will post a link as soon as it is up and running. I might Possibly start a blog for my business as well. I will let you know!

My next few posts are some pictures I wanted to post from last year, 2009. I hope you enjoy them! With fall here I have been feeling very crafty, so I should have some fun pictures of new projects to post soon, also!

This is a picture I took last year that I kind of liked!