Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I did it!  These weren't always the best pictures, but I did follow the theme each day and never missed a day.  Also, something that was kind of fun was that each picture was taken with my cell phone with the exception of Day 1.

Photo-A-Day January 2012

Now that Photo-A-Day is over, I have decided to challenge myself to Thing-A-Day.  For every day in February, Thing-A-Day participants create something new and share it.  I have plans to knit some hexipuffs, a lemon and lime, and work on some embroidery and sewing projects!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Microwaveable Heaven in a Mug

Yeah, that's what I called it to my sister on the phone tonight!  But really it's a Nutella Mug Cake.  I took this recipe and made it my own. I don't eat eggs or cow's milk*. I also don't have self rising flour and thought it called for way too much oil.

Nutella Mug Cake

 Nutella Mug Cake aka Microwaveable Heaven in a Mug

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
3 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons flour
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Baking Powder
4 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons soy milk (I used plain)
1 tablespoons vegetable oil

Combine flax seeds and water in a large mug (a soup mug works great), then add remaining ingredients.  Mix well with a fork.  Microwave for 2-3 minutes.  Enjoy!

Nutella Mug Cake.

Seriously, it's that easy!  I topped mine with a scoop of Hazelnut Cappuccino Gelato from Poco Loco.  This is quite a large serving. There's plenty to share or save some for later.  I'm thinking it may be breakfast tomorrow!

*I'm not vegan and this is not a vegan recipe, but it easily could be. Just leave the Nutella out and you'll have a chocolate mug cake.  I don't eat eggs, because I don't like them and I avoid cow's milk, because I'm lactose intolerant.  So, yes, I should be vegan, but I'm not.  I like cheese too much.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

username fun!

My Flickr friend, knitting barista did this today and encouraged me to do the same.  You should do it, too!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

To kick off the year, I've decided to do another photography challenge.  It's just for the month of January with a different theme each day.

Photo A Day Challenge January 2012

Day 1 is a self portrait. I took this just minutes after midnight on the Tomorrowland Bridge at Magic Kingdom. It was complete chaos at the park (max capacity), but the fireworks show was incredible- probably the best I've ever seen! It was a great experience, but not one that I'm in a rush to do again!

1:31 Self Portrait

Here's a link to my entire photography challenge set, if you are interested in seeing the rest of the pictures as the challenge progresses.

Happy New Year!