"There is no hyperbole when it comes to God's love, only understatement." - Andrew Farrisxx elizabeth
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
It has officially been one month since I returned to my wonderful school in Miami. I've been extremely busy catching up with friends, meeting new people, but most importantly, reuniting with my favorite foods! Here is just a snippet of what I have been up to in beautiful South Florida.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
If you have ever been in my home, you know my family, and you know that we are not decorators. About seven years ago we touched up our humble abode by repainting the interior. My sisters and I got to pick the colors of our rooms, and my mother was ambitious in painting two of the four walls in our living room a creamy yellow color and called them "accent walls". Our furniture have all been passed down from my grandparents and our kitchen, well we submitted an entry video to "Fix This Kitchen!" and made it past two of the four rounds. Once I left this designer's worst interior nightmare of a home, I really started to become interested in decor. Wait what is that you say? My room doesn't have to be a cluttered collection of Magic Treehouse books, extension cords and carnival souvenirs?
A cute little sundial I got for our dorm room. My roommate collects clock necklaces so I thought that I would take it in a different direction.
A mini treasure chest that came with a collapsable telescope that I bargained for in Nottinghill. It sits on top of my desk and holds extra change as well. Other useful reasons why I bought this coming soon.
My dainty new hair-clip and simple buckle-belt that I bought in a quaint and elegant store in the Covent Gardens--Seven Dials area called Orion.
I took this picture on the cliffs by my house. It was my last night in Southern California for the summer of 2o12. It has nothing to do with decorating.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
(shirt: Urban Outfitters; shorts: TopShop; sunnies: RayBan; shoes: Kohl's...really!)
I saw this shirt while shopping at Urban and as soon as I saw it, I knew exactly how I wanted to style it! I have been wearing these high-waisted black denim shorts from TopShop almost everyday since I returned from England and I figured that with a couple sliver rings and my go-to suede ankle booties, I could look like the nicest bad-ass Stephen Colbert would ever not know.
Is it working?
Thursday, 9 August 2012
I returned home to a newly renovated interior! All the walls have been re-painted and we got hardwood floors installed all throughout the house. The best part, I am a little ashamed to say, is the kitchen. New granite countertops, viking appliances, a garbage compressor and much much much more. I barely cooked before I left for school, but that's probably because our kitchen was extremely rough on the eyes. But now, O have been loving this new kitchen and since my return five days ago form London, i've tried a new recipe every day, thanks to Pinterest! On the menu this morning for my dad, my version of baked eggs.
- 2 tbsp. butter, for greasing
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated
- 2 tbsp. rosemary, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp. pumpkin spice, grated
- 4 Hillshire Farm sausages,
- 4 bsp. single cream (18%) or low-fat milk can be used as an alternative
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Set aside 4 x 1/2 cup ramekins, lightly greased with butter. Then, start a kettle and bring to a boil and have a small roasting pan available.
- While the oven is preheating, saute the sausages over medium-high heat for 2 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Remove and then chop. Reserve.
- Add 1/2 tbsp. of single cream to the bottom of each ramekin along with the nutmeg and half the rosemary.
- Carefully crack the eggs into a bowl before transferring to the ramekins. Transfer two eggs to each ramekin and season with salt & pepper. Add the other 1/2 tbsp. of cream around the edges of each ramekin and top with the remaining rosemary. Put the sausages into the egg. Add the grated Parmesan over top.
- Place the ramekins in the roasting pan and add enough of the boiling water so it comes up a third of the way up the ramekins.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until the white of the eggs are just cooked.
- Serves 4.
Happy baking! My dad sure loved it, or at least he said he did.
Friday, 3 August 2012
Our last night out all together in London. I've been loving the neon that girls have been throwing on with edgy clothes. Also, I really stocked up on my gold jewelry while in London! So here's what I came up with. I think the neon really brought out the PGM in me. ;)
By the way, that's my roommate Eliza. This is a candid...we never laugh like that. She's alright. <3
(top and skirt: TopShop; shoes: Zara; watch: Marc Jacobs; other watch: Nike+ Fuelband?)
As my time in London comes to an end, I couldn't have asked for a better way to see London off (for now). I remember in 2008 while watching the Beijing Olympics, I thought to myself (which i'm sure many of you have), "are those people actually at the Olympics? How did they end up there? There's no way I would ever fly to another country just to watch a couple of matches!"
To be honest, when I enrolled into the Dream Careers program for my internship this summer, the Olympics hadn't even crossed my mind. I was just so wrapped up with coming back to Great Britain in general that the fact that the Olympics were being held all throughout the city was the last thing I was thinking of.
Over the course of the last two months, I started seeing more rings, more GB flags, more reconstruction sites and of course, more of those...uh...Wenlock mascots. I began to immerse myself even more in the atmosphere of the nation by listening to their music, drinking their lager, and sometimes speaking with an accent in public (i know....). Last week, the games started and I don't think I have ever been more excited! I got to go to Hyde Park to see Rizzle Kicks, Katy B, The Wanted, and best of all, the lighting of the torch finale. This ceremony was the high point of my life! Until two days later when I got to watch New Zealand vs. Egypt and Brazil vs. Belarus football matches at the Manchester United Trafford Stadium. Not to be dramatic, but that was one of the best days my life. But that best day was inevitably one-upped three days later at the Horse Guards Parade where I had front row seats to watch AMAZING beach volleyball athletes from 8 different countries. Including the two, the only, Kerri Walsh and Misty May!?!!\11!!?!11t234@wekgldhfsk. Now all I'm thinking about is how I'm going to get to Brazil in 2016.
Is this real life?