Sunday, March 25, 2012

Strawberry Mango Bubble Tea - VIDEO



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Serves 2

1/2 cup boba pearls*
a sprinkle of brown sugar

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice!)

Boil 2 cups of water in a medium pot. Swirl the water with a spatula while its boiling and add in the pearls. Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. I usually drain mine after about 7 minutes so they don't get overly mushy. But test one and cook to your liking!
Drain your pearls and place in a bowl and sprinkle with brown sugar while still hot and set aside.

Blend strawberries, mango and almond milk in a food processor or blender.

Spoon half of the pearls into a glass and top with the smoothie part. And enjoy!!

*you can find the boba pearls at most asian food stores and also online.


I had so much fun making this little video and I want to do plenty more in the future! Would you like that too? I hope so!



p.s. Much thanks to Josh for helping me film and edit this.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

spring showed up today

after an insanely busy week (trying to finish up orders from the sale..), i spent yesterday in full-on relax mode. we got a weekly pass to the gym and spent the morning working out with a few friends (my legs still feel like jello), then ate lunch at new seasons, took a nap, walked around our neighborhood, and just relaxed! It was so refreshing. Oh, and the sun was out the whole day! Warm enough to shed some layers and it actually felt like spring.
spring is here
spring is here
spring is here
spring is here
spring is here
spring is here

Friday, March 16, 2012

back to normal(ish..)

Things are mostly back to normal in our house, meaning MOST everything is out of boxes. Now I just need some help in the decor department. If I had an unlimited budget, it'd be no big deal but alas, I barely have a thrift store budget so I'm working with what I've got.
Filling up my studio will be pretty simple. Living room on the other hand.. well, i have a rather large wall that the couch is on and I have no idea what to do with it. Any ideas? (Paging miss rachel denbow!)
Our bedroom also has two big plain walls where our bed is that need help too. I normally don't mind bare walls but in really old houses it can feel kind of dungeon like.. with uneven wall texture and all that. So feel free to send me any ideas and links!
new place

a few studio peeks, it's my favorite spot in the house.
new place
new place
new place

Monday, March 12, 2012

hamburg germany

I was just sitting in bed, drinking some Nighty night tea and going through a folder on my desktop labeled "organize me", full of about 6 months worth of junk and photos.. and i found all the pictures i took in europe this last fall and i realized there were some cities that i never posted.
Maybe I wasn't in a hurry to post these of Hamburg because we didn't like it very much. It was pretty dumpy and didn't have much as far as sight seeing... and it was SO COLD. So cold I couldn't even stand to have my hands out of my pockets to take pictures.


One funny thing happened though! The guys were in line at a fast food restaurant and I was sitting down with candy i bought from the grocery store and a gentleman came over and starting talking to me in German and pointing at my candy. I was obviously confused but after a few minutes of broken english from him i gathered he wanted a piece of my candy... and even gave me money for it. He kept saying "favorite! favorite!" I don't know if asking strangers for candy is common over there but i thought maybe I should do that more in the states.. how amazing would that be?

Hamburg
Hamburg
Hamburg
Hamburg


Hamburg
Hamburg
Hamburg


sidenote: we're all moved in to our new place! i use that lightly since only about 50% is in place and totally livable but we're in and slowly but surely making it more homey. it seems like it always takes me FOREVER to actually get stuff hung up and decor in place. I can't wait to show you my new workspace.. i'm calling it my studio because that sounds fancier and more fun! I'll have a little tour as soon as its all set up.