Friday, October 29, 2010

Our Halloween costumes

Halloween costumes

Although I doubt any of the camp counselors laughed when Jason killed them in the movies.

My car got towed last night

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our neighbor's Halloween decorations

Neighborhood Decorations

To the right of Hannibal Lecter, there are a blow-up Frankenstein and witch. It's out of control.

My Halloween Costume

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Farm share

Farm Share, 10.27.10

One bag is full of jalapenos (yay!) and the other is full of tomatoes.

Essence Bakery Macarons

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Dinner Table

I made grilled chicken and shrimp, rosemary and thyme roasted potatoes, a sweet corn succotash, and arugula salad.

Alumni gift

Alumni gift

I feel like shot glasses for alumni are the best idea, and yet something we would have been scolded for doing.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Fall Birthday Table

My Mom's birthday was Friday. We all celebrated tonight with a big dinner, and treats. I baked some Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, and a Smore Tart.



I visited a friend from high school before we left Cincinnati yesterday. This is her little boy Mason. He was hamming it up for the camera while he ate his lunch.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Breakfast at Mohican State Park


Sunday morning Adam and I met my family at the state park for breakfast. Fall in Ohio is way, way better than fall in Colorado.

Saturday, October 23, 2010



I was too busy socializing and taking care of this guy to take any good pictures while we were in Oxford for Homecoming.

Veggie Planters

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mustang statue at DIA

On the way to DIA

People have really strong feelings about this statue - It even has its own Yelp page!

Decorative Pumpkins

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Farm share


The bags were full of heirloom tomatoes and green peppers.

DIY Munny

Claire made this DIY Munny for my birthday. She decoupaged it with recipe clippings.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cake Pops...THE BOOK!

Sandy gave this to me for my birthday. Hopefully I can improve after our attempt this summer. : )

Vine-covered house near DU

House near DU

Monday, October 18, 2010

How to use a Photobooth


Getting cozy

You can tell it's getting colder here.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Martha Stewart meal

I think this is the first time I've ever made a recipe from one of my Martha Stewart Living magazines!

The State Fair

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Kitchen Cocktail

Tonight was my last night at La Hacienda. I'm being moved to another restaurant in the resort tomorrow. I got one last goodbye at the end of the night from the kitchen crew. They dumped buckets of water on me, however, mixed in the water was everything from bean puree, eggs, salsa, garlic oil, poblano cream sauce, and so much more!! Uggggghh!

Pepper Plant

Pepper plant

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Yesterday's farm share

Farm Share, 10.13.10

Dish Towels

G gave me these awesome dish towels for my b-day. She got them in Chicago at the Renegade Craft Fair. They're made by Girls Can Tell.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finally Fall


A whole lot of Munny

Custom Munnies on display at Red Hot Robot from the Milk Munny show that took place 2 weeks ago.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ginger cookies


That's Italiano

Last night's dinner was Italian. We had caprese salad, rosemary polenta cakes, bruschetta, pasta, and pizza (whoa!) and for dessert, delicious canollis. This is the awesome table set-up Julie put together for the dinner.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Birthday Celebration

Julie hosted a dinner at her house to celebrate my birthday and Sandy's birthday. : )


Retro Cam - Clouds

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ice cream with Christina

Ice Cream

Arizona Taco Festival

La Hacienda participated in the Arizona Taco Festival today. We received 2nd place pork taco, 1st place beef taco, and Grand Reserve Champions.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Retro Cam

Retro Cam

Retro Camera is the Droid equivalent of iPhone's Hipstamatic. I love them both.

Zombie Babies

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Painted Ladies

They had this crazy Alice and Wonderland themed party tonight at the resort right outside the restaurant. Included were these body painted cheshire cats...weird.

Kiddie shelf

Futurama toys