Friday, September 28, 2012

Five Things Friday

The fall weather makes me crave cookies! Is that weird? Do you guys have any weird craving during the fall?  I think it's the crispness in the air that makes me long for some fresh baked cookies or pumpkin anything.  Today's blanks are all about cookies!

1.  My favorite type of cookies are oh man this is an EXTREMELY hard question to answer, I guess one of my favorite type of cookies are alfajorez.  They are pretty time consuming to make but they are so light and tasty and the dulce de leche filling is to die for! This is one of my favorite recipes to make them minus the coconut, I like mine plain with just powdered sugar mmm :)

2.  Store bought or homemade?? I prefer homemade cookies any day, especially if they are fresh out of the oven.

3.  I like to eat my cookies warm (warm/cold).  I like to heat them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds, they get all warm and nice.  I'm also WAY too impatient to let them cool after I bake them, I get super anxious and want to eat one immediately!

4.  My favorite store bought cookies are Oreos.  I love Oreos, I wish they sold them in small packages.

5.  My favorite topping(s) on sugar cookies is/are sprinkles and frosting (nothing/sprinkles/frosting/chocolate chips/candy/sugar/cinnamon and sugar, etc).  I'm a sucker for sprinkles and frosting and if both are found together, even better!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this slideshow of fall sewing projects from Martha Stewart, my favorite are the leaf pillows.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Five Things Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Today is an especially nice Friday's my birthday! With that in mind, today's blanks are about nothing but birthdays!

1. This year for my birthday, I turned/am turning   25  and I did/will:  go to this big genomics conference that always falls exactly on my birthday every year.....and then on Saturday I am having breakfast with DD! My parents also wanted to come visit one of the days this weekend for lunch.

2. A birthday tradition I have is: I usually just go out for dinner with friends because our house is usually too boring/messy to have a party in. Our lab usually has some sort of surprise celebration (disguised as a lab meeting) too!

3. My favorite kind of birthday cake is: German chocolate since that is what my parents always got for anybody's birthday when I was growing up...but really any kind of cake is delicious!

4. My astrological sign is  Virgo  and birthstone is  sapphire.

5. Someone famous who shares the same birthday: Gustav Holst (composer of the orchestral work The Planets), and apparently also Stephen King and Bill Murray.

My favorite thing from around the web this week is: These DIY Halloween Bottles and Spice Jars! I'm definitely excited for Halloween already!

Have a great weekend everybody!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Five Things Friday

This week has felt so odd somehow.  Wednesday felt like Thursday and today does not feel like Friday, maybe it's because last week was a 4 day week.  Oh well, whatever the reason, I'm glad it's Friday!!  Now that the summer is officially coming to an end, I feel like I'm finally getting to wind down, so today's Five Things Friday is all about relaxation.

1.  My favorite way to relax is by spending time at home and reading, whether it's a book, magazine or blogs on my kindle.  Reading anything helps me wind down.

2.  A scent that makes me relax is lavender but in the fall the smell of pumpkin spice candlea makes me relax.  Sometimes I light it before bedtime so my room smells like autumn.

3.  My favorite relaxation food is tea + a piece of chocolate.  Somehow this combo makes me sleepy.

4.  When I'm sore after a long work out or a long day at work I take a bath!! It always helps soothe my muscles.

5.  My favorite person to relax with is my fiance.  I always feel 100% comfortable when I'm with him so it's easy to feel relaxed.  I love just watching TV with him and napping, he's so warm and comfy, I can nap on him forever!

**My favorite thing from around the web this week is this fall inspired almond bark!! It seems super easy to make and very Halloween-y!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Five Things Friday

This week has definitely zoomed by, with it being a four-day week and all! A couple days ago I got a haircut. It was just a trim, but favorite part is having soft, straight hair for a couple days after the cut! So, this week's theme is hair! 

1. My hair is wavy/slightly curly, thick, and about shoulder length right now.

2. I usually wear my hair down now that it is short, but when it is longer I often had it in a loose bun to keep it out of the way, since would be really big otherwise.

3. The biggest hair disaster I've had was when I went to get a haircut, and I wanted side bangs, but the lady gave me the most horrible front bangs ever! They were so choppy, thin, and short. She totally did not get that I had non-straight hair, and cut it as if I had normal Asian hair!

4. A haircut/hairstyle I love but would never get myself is pastel-colored hair (like elycia's in these pics), or rainbow hair (like Kaylah's in these pics). I adore colorful hair, but it is so not something I could pull off! Another hairstyle I like are cute front bangs, but my hair is too frizzy for me to ever get them (see above). 

5.  Next plans for my hair: I'm trying to grow it out and have it get nice and long again. I'll also probably continue to henna it since I like having the subtle red tint and conditioning treatment. It was a lot of fun having shorter hair, but in the end I'm a long hair gal! 

Favorite thing from around the web this week: This photo of cats waiting for fishermen's seafood.

Have an excellent weekend everyone!