Friday, April 20, 2012

breakfast is servvvved.

brownie ramekin, originally uploaded by m patrizio.
Inspired by the brownie in a mug in the microwave thing, I've been making myself these single serving brownies in ramekins in the oven (I don't have a microwave). I like it because 1. I am not tempted to eat the whole tray of brownies 2. I can add a small amount of extra ingredients, this one I added some chocolate chips on top and some walnuts in the mix.

At first I tried to add a small amount of egg as it asks for on the package (Trader Joe's Brownie Truffle Mix) but it came out too bready and Sal was concerned I was going to give him salmonella poisoning. Soooo I tested out adding some butter and a small amount of boiling water and it came out awesome!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

first paint move

I decided on painting random angular shapes with the samples. First move- a shape in the color sea glass. I started to tape up another shape behind the desk, that is where I want the darkest gray to go, my idea is to try to make the desk disappear into the wall.  I think if I keep all the shapes under 16 ft, it will work out.

paint samples

*might* have over done it with the Martha Stewart paint samples. I want to paint a wall in my place a warm darkish gray. I may end up doing stripes or some other pattern with all the samples. I think it was an okay deal for 18-8oz samples for $24 including tax and shipping. Each jar is supposed to cover approximately 16 feet. I'm hoping to have enough to stripe the one small wall and then have extra to paint a furniture piece in a neutral color.  I ordered these from The Home Depot. It stinks that they didn't use clear plastic/glass so you can see the colors instantly instead of having to open them all.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter from the Easter hamster!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

peasant booties completed!