You Snooze, You Lose

You Snooze, You Lose
Snoozer Loser

This picture pretty much sums up what my life has been recently, up until now.  Last week, I was feeling pretty defeated by schoolwork and such.  To make it even worse, I left everything until the last minute which made me crazy for several days (as I knew it would).  Instead of doing work, I did a lot of knitting, which I’m somewhat happy with, considering that I did at least accomplish one thing.  However, I need to get my priorities in line and focus.  The one good thing is that killing myself to get something done (in this case reading a 600-page novel for class in less than 24 hours) actually paid off this time!  The class that vanquished me last week was my friend today.  And to top it all off, my new boots came today and they are just what I wanted!  So I’m feeling pretty good right now, which will hopefully transfer into great productivity tonight :)  Knitting/outfit post tomorrow!

Samoas

Samoas 1

At my school, I am one of the managers for my college’s late-night snack bar.  The nights I work, Tuesdays, is called Creative Cuisine Night, and I try to make special treats that we don’t normally serve throughout the week.  I’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with recipes and rediscovering that I do actually like to cook, and especially bake.  All of things I’ve made so far, including soft pretzels, blueberry and chocolate chip muffins, oven-bakes chimichangas, and samoas bars, except for one (darn you stir-fry beef and broccoli), have been a success!  My latest treat were these Samoas Bars and I got the recipe from a blog I read, Redvines for Breakfast.  They are like the girl-scout cookie, super tasty and easier to make, and they sold out within an hour!  Now it’s time to figure out what I’m going to make this Tuesday!

samoa bars
look at all that crispy coconut!
samoa bars
chocolate, caramel, coconut, oh my!

Domestic

Domestic 1

Before my friend Natalia started the knitting club in my college, there was a group called SODA (Society of the Domestic Arts).  While I don’t think that’s the best name for a club, I do like the idea of a club that incorporates all of those different crafts, like knitting, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, etc.  That’s sort of what my outfit does- combine crafts that I enjoy.

sweater: el otoño morado- handmade, dress- forever 21, necklace- ReneeLoughlin 

This sweater is my favorite thing that I’ve ever knitted and I love to wear it!  Also, I got the idea for the necklace from a blogger that I really admire, WishWishWish.  When I saw her necklace, I just had to have one of my own!