June 17, 2013

My Week on Instagram: Cookies, Pizza, & Bluegrass


While browsing through the myriad of food blogs I follow, I came across Picky Palate's recipe for Frosted Flakes White Chocolate Chip Cookies... O M G, these are delicious! Slightly crispy on edge, chewy in center, and filled with chocolate chips and crushed frosted flakes (so good in this cookie-- gave it a sweet salty crunch). Try these-- even if it means turning the oven on-- you will not regret it!


Spent the day cruising Newport Harbor with the family-- it wasn't the prettiest day, but still relaxing. Until the boat broke down and we had to be towed to the dock :/
Luckily my dad is hoping the motor will be totally fixed in the next couple of weeks. Looking forward to going out again!


Another new iPhone app obsession: Afterlight. This app has easy-to-use photo editing tools with filters, textures, adjustment tools, and other neat tools (including frames!). I love how professional it makes my photos look!

Above: Like most females, Bella has an obsession with shoes


Pizza Oom Yum Yum: Taking inspiration for spinach & artichoke pizza from  How Sweet It Is, I made my own using Trader Joe's pizza dough (and rolled it out into a super shoddy oval-rectangle... and yes, Steve made fun of it), mixed ricotta, spinach, garlic, and artichoke hearts as base and topped with mozzarella, parmesan, olives, and shrooms. Good stuff.


Long story short, this past weekend we ended up at the Huck Finn Jubilee in the IE. I'm not a huge country fan but I'm down for a little bluegrass. There were bands, shows, vendors, games, and fishing. Steve mainly wanted to go to fish in the little park "lake," and wanted to teach me. I casted (see, I even know the technical terminology!) my line and on 2nd or 3rd, this lil guy came up-- my first fish!

Confession: Fish freak me out and the only reason I was able to put my face thisclose to that thing is because wine was involved. Yuck.


I've been dying to try ziplining and they had a short one set up going over the "lake."
Even though it was super quick, I had fun and would definitely do it again-- even my mom did it!


I'll admit it-- I actually liked a couple of the Bluegrass bands that played: Detour and The Hillbenders, who did a pretty good cover of MGMT's Kids.

Have a wonderful week!


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