Monday, December 31, 2012

december 31st, 2012.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

august 1st-2012.


summer is almost over..
it saddens me a little.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

july 31st-2012.


tried to teach a dance
to the squad,
and was exhausted by it.

july 30th-2012.


grades were posted,
and i am once again on the
president's list..
we all seem a little more tired
than usual.

july 29th-2012.

"last thing i bought"

christmas came early for len,
in the form of commissioned art work
from this guy.
(and i win the
award for it.)

july 28th-2012.


an essay final,
and now school is finished for the next
three weeks.

july 27th-2012.

"on the road"

i taught yoga
to the cheerleading squad,
and then we celebrated a successful week
with cookies.

(as a bonus, i am teaching you to make them here!)

homemade funfetti cookies
(inspired by this post)

preheat oven to 375 degrees (F)

1 cup softened, salted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cup blue and white jimmie sprinkles
1/4 cup blue and red star sprinkles
2 tablespoons red and white nonpareil sprinkles

cream the butter and sugar in your mixer for two minutes, until fluffy. add the vanilla and egg. 
mix until well combined.

in a separate bowl, sift in the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. 
slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and continue on low speed until it’s all added and combined. 

mix in the sprinkles, but don’t over-mix or the sprinkles will start to bleed into the dough.

using an ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. 

bake for about ten minutes, or until slightly golden.

cool on a wire rack.
store in an airtight container up to four days.

makes approximately three dozen cookies.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

july 26th-2012.


it has been
a chaotic week,
and we all need a little sleep.

july 25th-2012.


i keep forgetting
to take pain medication,
and pay for it all night long.

july 24th-2012.

"a stranger"

the rain ended
before practice began,
and there were twenty-four
exhausted girls
when it was over.

july 23rd-2012.


it poured for hours,
and the first day of cheerleading practice
was not much more
than talking.

july 22nd-2012.

"upside down"

he's been working so hard lately..

Sunday, July 22, 2012

july 21st-2012.

"9 o'clock"

a dentist appointment,
a psychology exam,
and dinner with the in-laws.

Friday, July 20, 2012

july 20th-2012.


we spent the day
and then she
spent the night at grandma's.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

july 19th-2012.


paid bills,
posted a few photographs is my
then watched as they played
all afternoon..

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

july 18th-2012.


she spent the day
in the sun,
and i came one day closer
to the end
of the semester.

july 17th-2012.


there was more
disappointing new
about school,
and it seemed like the rain
would never end.

july 16th-2012.


they spent the day
while i registered for classes
and wrote a paper.

july 15th-2012.


a homework assignment,
an exam,
and only two weeks left
in the semester.

july 14th-2012.


she went to a sleepover
and i spent the afternoon
working with clay.