Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
... imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in - an interesting hole I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise.Douglas Adams
Posted by cassandra noëlla at 11:26 AM
Monday, December 27, 2010
so it was my first christmas with my little family here in utah. it was pretty sweet. mitch & i woke up early and opened each others presents to each other. he loves his new googles i got for him. he kept trying them on all morning it was cute. got him two sweaters by SHOGO . coffee and other little things.
Mitch totally spoiled me. i know its not nice to brag, but i want to do it anyway. he got me these SOREL boots.... i am in love.
he also got me three pairs of over the knee socks which i am also in love with. and a crock pot !! we made peach cobbler in it yesterday.... yummmmm . & some other things but i dont want to brag tooooooo much.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
2010 has gone by really fast.
time flies when youre having fun.
or when youre not looking
or paying attention
or too busy with a scrambled life.
i guess it just really passes by no matter what you happen to be doing
did i get a lot accomplished during 2010? well i guess so.
i got my Bachelors in Alternative Systems of Medicine.
i'm studying herbs now.
I moved to Utah to be with my new family.
I got by .
I've been happy.
I've grown - not literally . but mentally.
I've learned how to do a lot of things
and how to be a lot of things
i've done a whole lot.
i plan to do more next year. lets hope i have the time & the energy tho.
normally people write this before or after new years
but my year comes to an end when winter begins
because i dont like winter. i only like spring and summer.
but this winter i want to snow shoe & snow mobile.
maybe i will try skiing. this girl i work with - meg - ski's and she seems really cool so maybe she'll help me out with it and she also said i could buy one of her jackets. since i dont have one. and shes my size. and i dont need anything brand new . reUSE. & recycle. we'll see if i can "make the most of it" like Mitch said. but dang. winter sucks. sorry. ha
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
so mitch & i left utah around 10am or something . and about 1 hour into our trip his CD player broke. HAHAHA. 10 hour drive with nothing but shitty radio & AM updates on the blizzard & road conditions. basically it showed us that we can entertain ourselves & each other pretty well for 10 hours. plus it took us longer since we had to drive thru TWO blizzards!
i will admit that a couple of times i felt like screaming because mitch took it upon himself to be the vocal entertainment on the drive since the CD player was caput... not saying his singing is bad.. but his choice of songs were just .. oh my god. haha. we played 20 questions. and ate bad food. and hit the back of a car because the road was icey ... best part was the guy didnt care at all and there was zero damage. we win! and we didnt get pulled over at all ! (thanks to my handy dandy radar detector) and we made it thru both blizzards easy peasy.
this is the passenger side of the car after both blizzards -
the front of the car is to the right. serious!
so much ice was hanging off the car we had to kick off.
and we arrived safely in freezing cold Reno for the night and made ourselves cozy at the Hyatt Place ... easily my favorite hotel i've ever stayed in and i HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. plus it smells so delicious i wish my perfume smelled like the Hyatt . you think i'm kidding but i'm not.
so anyways we will be in california today by 10 or 11 . and then the real fun shall begin. im happy mitch came with me on this trip. and i cant wait to blog about this fun little family adventure when it's all over. but i also cant wait to get back to utah.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
my boyfriend. he used me as a model for Baileys hair portfolio shoot the other night. (his niece) . and it was really fun. i want white hair in real life. that would be so so so awesome. here is my finished image... the other two girls will be done later. mitchmeyerphotography.com / baileybute.com
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
yup! last night Payton got 2nd degree burn on her upper left thigh from spilling hot tea on it.. ouch. we rushed to the ER after putting cold water on it and cold cloths. and well , yeah. what else can i say? it was a sad night but she is a brave kid. of course she cried and screamed but after she calmed down she handled it very very amazingly. doc got her all cleaned up and slathered ointment on her leg and dosed her up with lortab. and voila, shes like it never even happened - until we have to clean the owie or the pain meds wear off - but shes great today. really. no one needs to worry at all. i bet she'll have a neat special little scar from it. she'll be like me... i got my first big scar when i was 3 or 4 ... its on my face! scars are rad. payton even goes "isn't it cool?" cause i told her her owie looked cool. so today i went out and picked up some paint & potatoes for some special potato stamp art work/ finger painting. here is the work of art -
Sunday, November 14, 2010
is it way silly of me
to crave a belgian waffle
from my work
on my day off?
because all day.
all i've wanted is a belgian waffle.
i don't work until wednesday.
and i have a feeling
that i might end up
wandering into work
on my day off
for a free waffle.
oh my gosh.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Mitch & i hung out at O'Shucks with Kate & Peno... i love those two they crack me up so much. had a couple of drinks and ate some food then headed over to the show. Kate, Kira & i were just cracking jokes left and right and being all silly. and Kira spilled her beer on the floor then i spilled my (disgusting) Effen vodka mixed drink on the floor and on myself shortly after. we were all so out of place there it was great
and i start my new job at Bruges Waffles & Frites tomorrow @ 9am... i am so excited to finally have a job. plus a pretty cool yummy one makes it funner... hopefully i don't pig out too much.
here are these:
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
i wonder how people find their "muse". or just their inspiration. how do you even inspire thoughts from every day things? i mean i know how you do, but how do you transform things differently to make them into something almost surreal? with out it being over the top or just plain ridiculous? think about it. people are creative. but i wonder where they really get it from. do their minds really just spit out clever ideas on a whim ? or do they find it someplace else? they'd never tell. no one tells their sources. mitch has a quote he likes and its "the secret to being successful is knowing how to hide your sources" . which is true. whether it be an actual source you are deriving your outcomes from or whether its your own mind - with infinite sources and combinations and ideas that are molded together inside the hidden places in your brain. its pretty wondrous to think about. i have been doing a lot of thinking today - not even sure if its considered creative.
just trying to think of clever, catching, captivating & clear ways to present an item to the world. its pretty difficult. since it seems as though the whole world has used up every idea you think about. think about that. yeah. but i know there are things that haven't been thought about. and i'm the one trying to think about them. & find them really..
some people are so clever. i wonder if i'm clever?
here are some clever things i've found :
here is a song that is inspiring to the mind ~ this is good if you have great speakers & excellent bass. listen to everything LOUD. or else.. why are you listening at all??
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I went and got myself a baby kitty today and her name is Roux ... she is very precious & sweet & playful & i love her so much already. right now she is sleeping under the lamp .
Roux in the box and Tank watching from a distance.. silly.
Tank LOVES her... he won't leave her alone . its so funny. she doesn't even care which is awesome. she just does her own thing regardless of whether Tank is right next to her staring her down or not. its cute. they are going to be good pals for life. i can't wait until Payton meets Roux. i bet she's gonna wanna hold her all the time. too bad Roux doesn't like to be held too much.. hm.
Monday, October 25, 2010
yes, i did it. i made my own batch of homemade samoas - you know the girl scout cookies you can only get when the girl scouts are out scouting for people to buy their delicious cookies? i remember when i used to be a girlscout. i never sold as many cookies as all the other girls in my troop . i think i was the only one who didn't cheat and send my parents to their work with the sign up sheet. i did all the heavy work myself. little girl scout sneaky cheaters... just kidding. im getting sidetracked.
so yeah, i made samoas and i took pictures of the steps. not all the steps cause that would have been messy. but here we go , and i'm even including my recipe for you all to try at home. ENJOY!
1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
up to tbsp of milk
** preheat over to 350F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter & sugar. mix in flour, baking powder and salt at a low speed, followed by the vanilla and milk - adding the milk as needed to make the dough come together without being sticky; you might not even need to add milk .... oh also add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
roll the dough out on parchment paper to about 1/4 inch thickness or less and use a cookie cutter to make rounds (i had to use a wine glass because we dont even have a cookie cutter haha) use something smaller to make a hole in the middle (i used a tiny measuring spoon to scrape the hole out.. it doesnt need to be big at all)
once thats done, put the cookies on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cook for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms are lightly browned. cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
12 oz good quality chewy caramels
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk
8 oz dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
** preheat over to 300F. spread coconut evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet (one with sides) and toast 20 minutes or so (eye-ball it) , stirring every 5 minutes, until coconut is golden. cool on baking sheet & set aside. --- this makes your oven smell so awesome.
unwrap the caramels and place in a large microwave-safe bowl with milk and salt. cook on high for 3-4 minutes, stopping to stir a few times to help it all melt. when its smooth and creamy fold in the toasted coconut with a spatula or spoon.
now the messy part..... spread the caramel mixture over the tops of the cookies. i placed the cookies on the counter top on a piece of parchment paper to avoid a lot of messiness. try to distribute the caramel evenly on all the cookies because its a pain to re-heat more caramel and coconut. if the caramel gets to firm just put it in the microwave for a few seconds.
while that topping is setting, melt the chocolate in a small bowl on high in 45 second intervals, stirring thoroughly to prevent scorching. dip the base of each cookie into the chocolate and place on a clean piece of parchment paper - or pick the cookie up and flip it over and spread the chocolate on the bottom like butter . transfer all remaining chocolate into a ziplock bag and snip off the corner and drizzle finished cookies with chocolate.
let chocolate set completely before string in an airtight container. .... eat !
last night we had a craazzzzyyy wind & rain storm. i thought the house was going to blow away. the rain was pelting the house so hard & the wind was sending ripples and waves across the pavement. so this morning upon waking .. we look outside and there is snow on the mountains... oh boy... freezing. i need more clothes for this kind of weather. brrrr.
view from our front porch
Thursday, October 21, 2010
So i've been in the process of making my feather earrings again - and i have a couple posted up for sale!
if you could post this link and spread the word for me that would be so helpful . Enjoy! Always check back for more new earrings... being made daily. I do make custom earrings upon request too.
here are the current earrings up for sale ~
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
went to the game last night. for kiras birthday.
it was way way way fun. i really like going to sporting events.
because of the energy and the cheering and the excitement.
too bad this was their last home game.
i want to get a jersey for sure.
a white one , & then i want to get all the players signatures on it.
next season i'm going to go keep up on the games.
some of our friends took other pictures.
but we only have one so far
its funny. mitch is the only one not laughing. the rest of us are laughing really hard.. not peno, he looks like hes falling asleep or something. & my hat makes me look like Toadstool . fun times! loved it
can't wait to see more. silly.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
been applying at bakeries and goodie shops for a job.
and you guys
i think i might have gotten a job at Bruges Waffles & Frites.
and i am really excited about it.
i am addicted and constantly craving their vanilla waffles with creme fraiche & blueberries.
so i decided i need to apply .
i want some pumpkin pie
feelin a little festive lately.
but i still dont have a costume. or even an idea for one.
maybe i just will be a bummer this halloween and not dress up. like usual
im going to make homemade SAMOAS this week.