Saturday, February 27, 2010

homemade bread, at last!

so i've been trying to get up the courage to make homemade bread for some time now. i don't know why the task seemed so daunting, but it's taken me months to actually do it. so that's how i spent my friday night, baking bread. i used my great grandma walton's recipe for whole wheat bread, and man is it good. here's what it turned out like.

i must say, it felt good using a recipe that's been in the family for so long. now if only i had the time to do it more often.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


just a little before and after i'm pretty proud of. i had to take the pattern on the glasses completely off and add other ones that were lighter (a painstaking selection, let me tell you). then i had to combine it with the yellow lemonade image. then i had to turn the yellow lemonade pink. anyway, that's what i've been doing today...

cool glasses will be available on uncommon goods soon.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

reading again!

yay! i've gotten really into reading again. now i can stop feeling bad about myself for my lack of interest. i'm currently reading about 5 books, some not as challenging as others, i.e. wimpy kid.

i'm obsessed with books on tape too. they're so enjoyable on my super long commute. too bad i'm rapidly running out of my stock. while in utah a couple of weeks ago, i checked out several from the orem library (a great source if you're in the area) and downloaded them to my ipod. i have listened to "on chesil beach" by ian mcewan, "the scarlet letter" by nathanial hawthorne, and "washington square" by henry james. i am currently listening to "a very long engagement" by sebastien japrisot. then all i have left is the second harry potter, which i've definitely already read. anyone know of an online source for audio books?