Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's a Soupy Kind Of Winter

This time of the year really makes me want a piping hot bowl of soup. I've found some amazing recipes from Pinterest that I'm dying to share! My favorites have been a Rachel Ray chicken lime soup, and another yummy Mexican style soup called albondigas soup (meatball soup). Both are way simple, and only take 30-40 minutes, perfect for week-night meals.

I should also have this delicious recipe for carnitas on here, but alas it didn't get to try it. I was so excited to make this, because the recipe sounded amazing! I got up early on a Wednesday so I could brown my pork shoulder and insert slivers of garlic all over it, then added the shoulder and other ingredients to the crock pot and went to work. I thought about that damn thing all day...about how good it was going to smell when I got home, and about how amazing the slivers of garlic inside the shoulder would be...but when I got home, there was no smell.

I dropped my stuff at the door and briskly walked to the kitchen because deep down I knew something was horribly wrong...only to discover, the screen on the crock pot was black. Found out the power went off at 8AM that day...just 30 minutes after I left from work...F*&%! I was so pissed. I did get my carnitas, however because my mouth was absolutely SET on eating them...had to go to a restaurant, but they were still good.

I'm still in mourning over that hunk of destined to be delicious meat. Curse you, freak occurring power outage...
Here is the recipe if anyone wants to try it and rub in my face how amazing it is--->Carnitas in a crock pot

Albondigas Soup recipe from <---click there

Chicken Lime Soup from <---Click there


Friday, November 25, 2011

Check Out My Hooters!

Once again Ravelry saves the day! If you crochet and haven't discovered Ravelry yet, you're totally missing out.  I just made the cutest little hats for my nieces and nephew. I followed the pattern for the first one, but the last two I kinda winged.

So here is the pattern, which is offered in several sizes on her site. However, if there is a size she doesn't have...or your child has a bulbous head, just measure the head, then chain one inch less (depending on the stretchyness of the yarn) and join to start the body of your hat.

By the way, I'm not sure if any of you have discovered the amazingness that is Pinterest yet, but I'm officially hooked...and its kind of becoming a ridiculous addiction. I spend more time looking and pinning all the damn projects than I do anything else--including housework, crafts, making dinner, and spending time with the Hubbz. Good thing he's too busy playing Angry Birds to notice :D

Seriously though, it really is making me an unproductive human being and it's starting to get embarrassing! Going to start restricting myself to 10 pins a day! haha.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Pistachio Fairy and The Crochet Hook Smuggler

Wow! It's been Soooooo long since my post! As some of you knew I have been involved with this year's pistachio harvest; working around the clock to bring delicious pistachios to grocery stores across the that leaves no time for me to do anything but eat, sleep and breathe pistachios! I'm even going to be a pistachio fairy for Halloween, here's a picture of my magic wand to prove it:

Luckily, the madness of harvest is over and I am so happy to get back to my domestic ways! I already juiced the first pomegranates of the season and will be making jelly really soon! In case you missed it here is a link to my pomegranate jelly recipe. I've also go a few new recipes to try out that I'm super excited about!

But first...I need to take a rest. The jelly-making is going to have to wait because the Hubbz and I are taking a week long vaca in Oahu next week! Woohoooo, happy end of harvest to me :) I should be coming back with tons of ideas for Spam and pineapple recipes though so stay tuned!

As exciting as a trip to Oahu sounds, surprisingly the only thing on my mind has been trying to figure out how to smuggle my crochet hooks on the plane...Obviously the metal ones are out, but I'm thinking the wooden and plastic might be okay? I don't know, I haven't been on a plane since 2003, so I'm sure a lot has changed. If any readers have any smuggling tricks, other than how criminals conceal hooks are entering ANY of my orifices, thank you very much. I'm desperate...but not that desperate. Think I may try using them as hair accessories...or sticking them inside my balls of yarn.

Anyhow, thank you to all my loyal readers who didn't give up on me! I promise, an actual post is coming soon!!

My friend Christa saves the day!
"Actually, having done this A LOT going back and forth to Oklahoma, I know that you actually CAN take all your knitting/crochet supplies (even metal ones) in carry-on to use during your flight -- including sharp scissors up to 4 inches in length! Here's the link: "-Christa

Friday, September 2, 2011

Figs are not just for Newtons!

Up until yesterday, the only fig I've ever eaten was mixed with sugar and chemicals in the form of a certain cookie bearing its name. So yesterday, when my massage therapist offered me some white figs from her tree(in farm country, everyone has a garden or fruit tree), I thought..okay, why not? I'm adventurous enough.

I always give new fruits and veggies the "raw" test, by giving it a quick smell, cutting it open, and taking a small bite. My first impression of this fig was "Cool! Looks like a sea anemone!" It's green and squishy and has tentacle like insides. That was the science geek in me talking. Then my rational self took over...I would never eat a sea anemone.

I knew from the Fig Newtons, you were supposed to eat the seeds, since that is really the only thing in a fig newton that looks like it came from a fig; so I cut open this creature-like fruit and drug my teeth along the inside to scrape out the seeds and pulp. Not bad! Great texture! Then I ate the skin...also not bad! So why hadn't I ever thought about picking these up at the store before?

Got home from work early today (rare occurrence) so I thought I would play around with these figs a bit and wound up making one of the best things I've ever had. I made the most delicious fig jelly ever...Seriously, suck it Nabisco. It's really versatile too, right now I'm eating it with homemade tortilla chips and cream cheese, but it would also be good on toast, served with Brie and crackers, topping for Greek yogurt or ice cream, and probably 50 bazillion other options. I wish I had my own tree though because I only had enough to make about 1/2 pints not enough to can. :(

Here's the simple recipe:

Decadent White Fig Jam-Makes about 1/2 pint

12 white figs- finely chopped
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2Tbsp butter
Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Throw your figs in a food processor, or chop really fine. Meanwhile melt some butter in a pan. Add pureed fig, lemon juice and sugar to pan and cook on medium heat until it achieves a golden color (about 15 minutes) Let cool. and serve with cream cheese and homemade flour tortilla chips.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Zucchini Recipes and Crafty Drool-Fest.

My crochet projects have been going at a snail's pace these days; for one it's freakin' hot here and the last thing I want is for the wool shrug I've been working on to lay across my sweaty lap; Ew! Two, my poor little garden has needed much TLC this year, I think it's all the late season rain making the fungus, aphids, and worms go crazy and keeps me on guard every minute. I can't seem to get ahead! So, I have been longingly perusing the inter-web and dreaming of all the cool things I could be doing, rather than picking worms from my tomatoes and spraying the crap out of those asshole aphids. One thing that has seemed to develop immunity to the craziness, is my squash plants! Getting bored with the standard, sauteed or grilled zucchini rounds, I've gotten pretty creative to break up the monotony.

Have squash coming out of your ears (figuratively of course)? Try these simple recipes

At about 5 zucchini a week, my squash plants have given me the desire to add variation to the standard squash recipes out there! I still love the taste of squash, so I like minimal recipes that just enhance the flavor and texture of a good piece of squash.

My favorite way too cook it is by first, cutting the squash into thin little shoestrings, adding a little bacon grease to a skillet and sauteing with garlic salt, onion, and chili powder until browned on all sides. Makes a great side dish!

Another thing I love is grating the zucchini, sauteing with some diced tomato in some butter, then adding a a couple eggs and a little milk and scrambling. Great for breakfast, but also makes a great healthy side dish too.

Craft projects I'm dying to do
Check out this adorable recycled masterpiece! Introducing the Ruffled Jellyfish Explosion, Courtesy of Aunt Peaches. Click here for tutorial.
Trash bag chandelier!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Things I'm Lusting Over...

So, I've been a busy little bee making some pretty cute crocheted items, but I'm waiting for the time and energy to take proper pictures of them for the in the meantime, here are a few things that are definitely on my to-craft/to-make list!

Dottie Angel's 'lo and beholdness' Stool Cover
This is so adorable, and turns any lame stool into a cute little masterpiece. Love this chick<3 

We Are Not Martha's  Cinnamon Toast Crunch Homemade Ice Cream.

For real! I'm totally making this this week.

A Bitchin' Kitchen's Homemade Oreos! 

Yes please! These look amazing.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Holy Homemade Frijoles!

The other day I tried some refried beans at a baby shower at work...then I tried some more...and some more...until I was ashamed of myself. I asked my coworker why her beans were so amazing because mine are always...well...not this good!  She said her secret was instead of pinto beans, she uses Peruano ( Ped-U-wano) beans.

Native to South America, Peruano beans, also called canary beans, are one of the most common beans sold in Mexico City today and are a staple in traditional Mexican cooking. They are rich and buttery and more yellow in color than pinto beans. Her English is about as good as my Spanish, so through a translator I was able to get some sort of recipe, because of course, amazing cooks don't use recipes, they just know what it should look and taste like.

So, I'm trying these beans out for the first time and seeing how they stack up to my normal pinto refried beans--if your grocery store doesn't have these beans, you can use Northern beans, which are equally as yummy. The key, according to Maria, is to boil your beans with a whole onion and a few cloves of garlic, then flavor your oil with dried Arbol chiles...Gawd, my mouth is watering just typing this! Seriously, these beans will make you ooze back into your chair while your eyes roll to the back of your head. Anyone remember watching the show "Family Matters"? One of my favorite moments from that show is when Urkel is eating something delicious and Laura tries to ask him something; then he exclaims "Shhhhh! ...Not while I'm chewing!" This will inevitably be how you react when eating these beans and someone tries to get your attention. Okay, you've waited long enough! Here's the recipe:

Holy Frijoles
1 pkg dried Peruano beans (or Northern Beans)
1 Onion, cut in half
4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in halves
2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1 dried Chile de Arbol, or 2-3 dried serrano peppers
salt to taste

Rinse beans and pick out any deformed ones or rocks...yes rocks, it happens. Put in a large pan and cover with water, add onion and garlic and about a tbsp salt. Cover and boil for 2 hours, until beans are soft.

Meanwhile add the oil and your chile to a large skillet and heat on medium high for about 10-15 minutes. Be sure to turn on your vent fan as your chiles will start to smoke--this is where the flavor comes in! turn to low heat.

Once your beans are soft, drain excess water, you will need some water in your beans, but if it looks like more than a cup, best drain it. Now it's time to transfer your beans to the skillet. Make sure your oil is not scalding-hot by spritzing a little water in. if it pops and splatters, then wait for your oil to cool a little longer. You want your beans to simmer in the oil, but not burn and smoke.

Add your beans and everything else that was in the pot (onion/garlic) to the oil and begin mashing with a potato masher until beans are nice and smooth, add a little water if your beans look lumpy. Enjoy!

If you really want to go all out, make my Arroz De La Weda and Bacon Tortillas and I guarantee you'll be in a food coma!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Retro Glama...and Retro WTF

Imagine a time of innocence, a time of naivety, where women wore heels in the kitchen with made-up faces and A-line dresses. Imagine a world where political correctness was never necessary and where people kept their problems behind shut doors, a world before Entertainment Television and tabloid drama. Thoughts like this stream through my head as I flip through articles from the past stashed away in a file box and left for decades. The above pictures were my favorite WTF treasures I found, along with my absolute creepy fav on the right. Seriously, I think I saw this guy in the Megan's Law website! Oh! And Ken, with the crocheted outfit, including sure are dreamy too.

First, I have to thank my  hubbz' grandma for giving me some pretty amazing treasures! I was given a box full of crochet magazines and patterns dating back from the 1940's to 1980's. It was so much fun looking through all of these treasures. Just to think some of these patterns haven't been made or even glanced at since the Forties just boggles my mind!

Oh, and the ads! You should see the ads in these pamphlets, hilarious! So many, work at home selling greeting card ads, "Learn Shorthand!", "Become a Christian Writer!", and my favorite "Reduce! Keep slim...use Electric Spot Reducer!"- yeah, nice cover, this is like the retro version of the "back massager" shaped like a rod we all see in the back of Women's magazines today. Yeah honey, we know what you're going to do with that, and it's not being used for your belly...Wink, wink.

Oh dear, here are a couple examples of the lack of political incorrectness I referred to!
         Lucy was in heaven as soon as she pried
the lid of the musty old box from my hands.
She has a weird addiction to musty things.
Above are some of my favorite ads. Besides laughing at ads all day, I found so many cool patterns! Once I figure my way around a video camera, I may post a tutorial for a few of these, they are WAY too cool not to share.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Instant Girlification

Instead of randomly making crocheted scarfs and purses for nobody in particular, I decided to start concentrating my efforts on specific people...mostly so I don't have a lot of shit sitting in my closet, leaving me racking my brain wondering who to give it too.

I made Turdy the Turtle for my sweet nephew, and some random amigurumi strawberries for my crazy 9 year old niece (per request) and now I get to girly-up my littlest niece with some cute little headbands.

My Sister-In-Law has made it her personal quest to make her youngest daughter into a girly-girl; whether she likes it or not, damnit. ;) Since she has lost all hope for her older daughter (I believe I may have had a slight hand in facilitating her tomboyish, dirt-loving, anti-girly-girl persona) Emily is her only hope at having an actual girl to dress up in ruffles and lace.

 So, I made it my mission to help girlify her; the best part is I can do it practically for free since I'm using nothing but yarn scraps! Plus I have the most adorable model ever created, which makes the job a lot easier. Presenting Miss Emily, pronounced "Em-A-Yee" if you are gangsta like my three year old nephew :D.

Making headbands for my adorable neice is a breeze. Seriously, doesn't this little head scream for some sort of giant bow? I've found some really cute little patterns for crochet flowers and butterflies and thought I would share since they are SOOOO easy to make. If you have 10-20 minutes, you can make one of these. Don't know how to crochet? Niether did I four months ago. Here are some tutorials.

I found free patterns for small butterflies, flowers, etc. and then just stitched them to the crocheted band that I made from chain stiches, or single crochet stitches. You can also just hot glue them to a hair clip...but for babies with little hair, the headband works best. Bald is beautiful ;)

To make the headband, just measure the head, make that many chains or stitches, and fasten ends together. After I made a few of them I decided to get creative, I made up my own baby cupcake and flower designs (I put links to similar ones below) and bought rhinestones and cute little buttons (or as the hubbz says "cute, little, baby choking hazards") to ebellish with!

I made up the cherry pattern (seen up top) on my own. So to do it, just follow the "testicle" pattern I used for making the "wocket ship" lip balm cozy with red yarn, then make the stem from chain stitches in green yarn. Seems wrong...but nobody will ever know they were made from a testicle pattern :D

Here are the links to my favorite little designs:
Flower 1
Flower 2
Flower 3
Flower 4
Little heart

Go Ag!

Friday, June 17, 2011

So you think you can craft?

I stumbled upon this amazing find when I was checking out pistachio pictures on Google for a presentation I've been working on. At first I was like, "how does this have anything to do with pistachios?" Then, I took a closer look and was amazed that this entire flower was made out of pistachio shells! How freaking cool, not to mention resourceful! I love me some pistachios and always thought it seemed like a waste to just throw the shells away, they have this really cool shape and hard texture...but I of course am not creative enough to think of something like this.

So I clicked on the photo to find Rebecca Douglas of ReLoved Designs cute little blog. She is one crafty chick and what makes her cooler is that everything she makes has been recycled! From the pistachio broaches (That I bought 3 of) to her jewelry made from buttons and bottle caps, this is a girl after my own heart. Yay for environmentally chic!

I was so excited when I got my broaches in the mail, especially since EVERYTHING had been recycled! seriously, the broaches came in these cute little boxes crafted from cereal boxes, it was filled with shredded paper, undoubtedly from her own home. She even included a cute little handwritten note from a nutrition facts cut-out. So please, go check out, and patronize this chicky, she's pretty bad ass. And, if you want a pistachio broach tutorial, check out her blog!

Lucy even approved...

Yay for cute cubicle decorations!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Killer Mango Ceviche

Summer is right around the corner! Even though the weather has been crazy, my brain has convinced my tongue it's time for Summer food. I LOVE ceviche, which is a lovely, fresh Mexican dish consisting of chopped tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and marinated fish or shrimp; served cold and eaten with tortilla chips or on a tostada...I also love Mango salsa, something about the tart and mildly sweet mango co-mingling with tomato, cucumber, onion, and jalapeno just brings a smile to my face. So I figured, why not combine my two loves to form this amazing conglomeration of flavors! And yes, it is wonderful, and healthy too! I don't know about you, but all the dark beer and creamy, fattening dishes I've been savoring all Winter long are starting to make my pants fit a little tighter...I keep blaming the dryer for shrinking them, but my denial phase has reached it's end; time to start eating better!

Tips before you get started
  • Make sure you buy a mango that isn't over-ripe. Mangoes should be slightly soft, but not mushy. Firm mangoes are easy to cut and shouldn't become completely obliterated when you work with them. If you've never cut a mango before the seed is a long, flat, surf-board shaped thing in the middle that runs the entire length of the fruit. You will have to cut around that seed to get the flesh. Easiest thing to do is peel it first, then holding it long-ways, cut downward starting a few centimeters from the middle. Or check out this video tutorial for everything you could possibly want to know about how to choose and cut a mango :)
  • If you have never made ceviche before, the idea of marinating your fish in lemon juice over night, then eating the next day without it touching heat may seem a little...unsafe. However, the acidity completely "cooks" your fish for you and the acidity breaks down the fishes' rubbery texture so it's a lot more smooth to your tongue. Just make sure you marinate your fish in nothing but lemon or lime juice! Don't add any water, spices, or salt, otherwise your acidity will be altered and your fish will not "cook" properly. Make sure you submerse your chopped fish with juice. Here is the recipe:
  • You can use any white fish you like, or shrimp. I prefer both Tilapia and shrimp

Killer Mango Ceviche

1 Mango, chopped
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 Cucumber, chopped
1 Cup of chopped, lemon/lime marinated white fish/shrimp (see note below)
1-2 Jalapenos finely chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Lemon/Lime juice to cover fish (see below)

Cut up our fish or shrimp into 1/4 inch pieces, place in a  Tupperware container. Add lemon or lime juice and cover. I use lemon, but my mom uses lime, both are great! Make sure you add enough juice to completely cover fish or shrimp. Remember, don't add any salt, water, or spices of you will alter acidity levels! Put lid on, refrigerate for 24 hours. Drain completely in a colander and lightly salt.

Cut up all the other ingredients and add with fish to a large bowl. Combine and enjoy on top of tostadas, eat with chips, or just enjoy on its own.

(Means Enjoy in Spanish)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Turdy The Turtle

I made this little dude for my sweet nephew; I can just see his cute, sugary, sticky widdle smile now. This style of crochet is called Amigurumi; it's a Japanese art of making crochet animals. Amigurumi literally translates to crocheted/knitted, stuffed doll. The pattern was really easy to follow too which was great! I made it in less than three hours. I got my pattern from Crochet magazine. Here is a similar pattern that you can have fun with and customize all your own! Happy hooking!

Here are some more patterns for an Amigurumi Penguin and Koala 

Meanwhile, keeping my eyes on the mission:

My newest project is only in the research phase. Ever heard of tatting? No, not the kind with a needle and ink. Tatting is a really old needlework technique used to make intricate laces....and haven't you heard, lace is "in" this year. Whatever that means ;) All I know is, my great grandma used to be an amazing tatter, but the tradition stopped with her...I will be attempting to resurrect it!

So far I've found this incredible site that has antique crochet and needlework patterns. Suck it Martha Stewart, once I learn to tat, I will be infinitely cooler than you.

Wanna learn along with me? Here is what I am looking at at the moment.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sew What? When The Yarn Meets The Thread

Favorite phrase of the night: "That's what seam rippers are for."-Grammy

I decided it would be really cool to put a lining in the crochet purses I made last month which I modeled after this crochet purse from one of my favorite crochet blogs, Tangled Happy. Only problem was...I can't sew for shit. My awesome Mother In-law bought me a sewing machine two years ago for xmas and after reading the manual I could thread a bobbin, thread the top, and do a basic, crooked as hell, stitch. But I still couldn't "sew".

I knew I couldn't do this alone so luckily my grammy was there to save the day! She and my grandpa drove over 400 miles just to come visit and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to break out the sewing machine and have the master seamstress show me a thing or two. Not only did I learn how to sew, I was also shown how to properly do a whip stitch by hand, since what I was calling a whip stitch was actually a basting stitch...who would have thunk ;). Good thing too because a whip stitch kicks a basting stitch's ass any day. According to grammy, the basting stitch was around before the use of pins, but now that we have pins to secure fabric before sewing, we don't need that stitch anymore. Be sure to click on the links above for the video tutorials!

We had such a great time too! We talked and sewed and grammy reminisced about her "learning to sew days" back in high school where her sewing teacher was also her sex ed teacher; apparently they were a little short staffed. It was hilarious listening to my grammy recount learning about the birds and the bees from this spinster cat-lady of a teacher who never had a boyfriend--let alone sex. Good thing she had such a strict sewing teacher, who wasn't distracted by men or sex, because she was able to concentrate her frustrations into her sewing. This teacher may not have ever had sex, but it seems she was anal about her sewing. She made her pupils sew paper until they could create a perfectly straight stitch before they were allowed to move on to fabric. Thanks spinster, sexually frustrated teacher, because of you my grammy is pretty amazing.

So here's how to make a lining for your crochet bag: Find some non stretchy material for your lining, like cotton or satin for example. Fold fabric in half and measure your bag. Cut fabric so that it is 1 inch bigger than your bag on the top and sides.
Once you have your lining sized, cut out a pocket from another piece of material. Fold in the edges so it's nice and pretty, make sure you iron as you go. it's really important to iron down your folds. It makes it sew much easier! Sorry, couldn't resist :) 

Grammy, showing me how to iron the edges of the fabric under. I used this lining for a pretty sea-foam green bag I made. Pictured above.

Now position your pocket and pin to the printed side of your fabric! Then sew the bottom and sides to your lining.

Fold your lining so that the wrong side of the fabric is facing you and your pocket is on the inside. Position over your bag and place your pins where your bag meets your work surface. Then sew the sides of your lining.

Now, fold down the top about an inch and iron it flat.
Slip your liner inside of your bag and whip stitch to the crochet part all the way around. So easy, even this tomboy could do it!

Thanks Grammy!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ABC's, a little about me.

So hopefully you are enjoying your delicious balsamic strawberry Mouthgasm, that was ridiculously easy to make, and giggling while you apply your lip balm in an interesting shaped lip balm cozy. In the meantime, however, I have a little game for you. I stole this post idea from Becky from Strumpet's and Crumpets, who stole it from Olivia from Secretly Loves Pink, who stole it from someone else, because I think it's cute! Here are My ABC's and I'd LOVE to see my readers (you!) copy and paste this into the comments section and give me your ABC's.
I insisted on the bubble necklace. Yeah...I never had much fashion sense...

Age: 26
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: all
D. Dogs: none...yet! only an evil little kitty
E. Essential start to your day: Sugary, kid cereal. Must satisfy my zombie-like "id" state in the morning!
F. Favorite color: lavender
G. Gold or Silver: White Gold...Silver's more expensive, snobby cousin
H. Height: 5'3.75"...Yes, us shorties count EVERY decimal place :D
I. Instruments you play: None...unless you count the recorder in 5th grade. Didn't everyone play those?
J. Job title: Is about to change, very soon. Yay for moving up and getting more paper to fluff the nest.
K. Kids: does my kitty count? How about my lizards? No? meh...
L. Live: California
M. Mother's name: means "Beautiful" en Espanol
N. Nicknames: candy, candy cane, candy ass, candy(insert noun here), wifey(thanks bestie Ri), candy kisses(thanks mom), sunshine girl(thanks dad), La weda (thanks work buddies), Dulce...I'm sure there are more, and probably evil ones I don't know about...haha
O. Overnight hospital stays: appendectomy when I was 10
P. Pet peeve: Smacking when you eat - drives me to the brink of insanity.
Q. Quote from a movie: "Pardon me for being rude, it was not me it was my food. It just popped up to say hello, but now it's gone back down below"- Austin Powers, after he passed gas in front of Alotta Fagina. I'm ashamed to admit it now, but I was OBSESSED with all the Austin Powers films(should they even be called films??) when I was a kid.
R. Right or left handed: Both! I'm one of those oddballs who writes with my left, and does most everything else with either.
S. Siblings: Cassy 19, Kristin 14. Love my little sissies (who are now both taller than me) <3
T. Time you wake up: 5:25AM...on weekdays. 8-9AM on most weekends.
U. Underwear: I've always had a panty fetish, I've tried all kinds, but pretty and cotton is my go-to :D
V. Vegetable you hate: Turnips...Seriously turnips, why are you so horrible. 
W. What makes you run late: My dad always taught me that being late was one of the worst traits a person can have....but I admit, it does happen once in a while. If this does occur, I will undoubtedly show up looking disheveled and sweaty due to the fact that my ass has just moved at a record-breaking pace and I will also be suffering from a severe feeling of shame which will cause my face to turn beat red. If I am late it's because of the following: Wardrobe malfunction, forgot to set my alarm on my phone correctly, lost keys, forgot
X. X-Rays you've had: back is effed up.
Y. Yummy food that you make: I LOVE cooking, so LOTS of things. My favorite go-to meal though is Spaghetti.
Z. Zoo animal: I'm more interested in the bugs crawling around me...however, hippo's are pretty damn cute. Thanks Disney's Fantasia for making me picture all, potentially murderous hippos as happy, fat, tutu-wearing ballerinas.
We go together like Bob Ross and happy little trees <3