First trip to Cooper’s Rock last weekend! You would think since it isn’t that far it would be easy to find. But no. We got lost…and it took over an hour being on back roads and service roads. We did end up at this trout pond that I’d been to on my Adventure WV trip last year…but we got chased off by some angry hissing geese. By the time we got to Cooper’s Rock we only had like an hour before it closed. Anyways, I love being out there even if it is just for a bit.
I love warped tour! This year was awesome as always. I went to the venue in Pittsburgh, and got to be serenaded by Sleeping with Sirens, pumped up by Senses Fail, in awe of Pierce the Veil, and well…surprised by Falling in Reverse.
Ronnie Radke was not at all what I expected. I expected someone who had been in jail to be a little ruff…not wearing spandex bright neon animal print pants. That being said, they were wonderful live (as were the others, but I’d already seen the rest live so I knew that) and the tiny bit they lacked from their studio quality was overcompensated by their wonderful stage presence.
I also one day made homemade donuts. This was a bigger challenge, but I think well worth it. They were supposed to be an impostor Krispy Kreme recipe, but after adapting to make dairy free, well they weren’t quite the same. It was a lot of fun though.
Ask me for the recipe!!!
This is one of my ner personal favorites. I made them for my boyfriend’s birthday. He loved them and he normally doesn’t eat cake. They are a chocolate root beer cake, stuffed with root beer icing and frosted with very vanilla icing. All together it tastes like a root beer float. It’s a really refreshing taste and a pretty unique cake taste. Mmmm
Ask me for the recipe! I’d love to share their goodnessd!
I love this. It is a tribute to both my nerdiness and my artsyness. It will definitely be hanging proudly on my wall so my fellow nerd friends can admire it :) hehe. Oh yeah.did i mention it’s giant? That the canvas its on is 24x 36 inches? :D
So this is my masterpiece for my apartment. I’m sooo proud of it. I started working on it over spring break and its what, almost july now? I started out with one of my parent’s old end tables. I sanded it, painted it and made it awesome! In order, I have the before, the finished front, my favorite section of detail on the front, the top, and then both sides.
You know how everyone just wants to make a difference in the world? Well I am no different (big surprise, I know). So naturally, earlier today I made it my personal mission to reform the food world for special dietary needs people such as myself. I spent like 2 hours writing this wonderful essay that I was going to send to a company. It was perfect: beautifully written, I had personal examples of problems I’ve had, statistics, examples of what I (and other people with dietary needs) expect when dining out, suggestions of training needs of employees, and most importantly what I thought they could do to solve the issue. And, I made sure to do it in a constructively helping, not criticizing way. I even started with telling them how good of a job they were doing with the other customers who don’t have these problems. So anyways, I went to the website and its like “please check to be sure your question has not already been answered.”
Well, obviously I know that would be a waste of time. I’d already seen the “nutrition information,” and I had become pretty skeptical when every single item on the menu included every major allergen. I mean seriously, I’m not dumb. Either the information was wrong or they serve some really crappy chicken and beef that secretly contains fish and shellfish. But hey, for laughs I decided to check again. And lone behold, hidden on the site is an ingredient list. For every single individual product. Go figure. I mean why couldn’t I of found it BEFORE I had the wonderful idea to write this inspirational letter that would reform the food industry as we knew it? I had taken initiative to make a difference! Sure, I could have been happy that they had already addressed my problem. But honestly I’m kind of bummed that I wasted my time writing this letter that now no one will care about. I had some pretty wonderful ideas too!
Mmmmmm. Molten Chocolate Lava cake. Me and my sis made this delicious creation. A moist chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon, filled with an ooey gooey chocolate filling and topped with powdered sugar. Did I mention it was also dairy free? Ask me for the recipe, I’d love to share the chocolatey goodness with you.
(Shhh it has a secret ingredient: red wine!)
So over father’s day weekend I had a brand new adventure: riding a segway. Now, for those of you who have never been on one, it’s the scariest 6 mph ever! That may not seem very fast, but it’s pretty fast on one of those things. Not only that, but when you’re going down a hill and you reach the maximum speed, it tries to slow itself down…by pushing the handle towards your body and making you feel like you’re going to fall backwards and dramatically conk your head on the sidewalk like they show a thousand times in the safety video. But despite that, riding one made me kind of sort of want one. Until I looked it up online and they cost like 7000$ each. Sigh.
So my family went to Stonewall Jackson State Park in WV for Father’s Day, and I got to try something wonderful and new- stand up paddle boarding! It was so much easier than I thought it would be and so much fun! It’s so relaxing just being out on the lake for hours at such a beautiful place. I guess I’m just an outdoorsy type person now.
Possibly my new cover photo
awwwww I love this! I think it’s sooo adorable!