Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Art: Freak Out by DENIAL

Art: Freak Out by DENIAL by Sanctuary-Studio

Our new piece by DENIAL arrived over the weekend!  Well worth the wait if you ask me. New Art Smell (aka fresh spray paint) makes me happy! For those who may not know it's a take on the verrrrrrrrry popular WWII British propaganda poster which states Keep Calm And Carry On.

Life: A Modern Day Mountain-Top Shout Out.....

Dearest Husband,

Thank you for the best life ever!  The last SIX MONTHS of married life have been beyond dreamy!  It's quite possible that I've laughed more in these last six months than I have all the other days of my life combined.  For that, I thank you.  You are, without a shadow of a doubt, my one.

With infinite love & admiration,
Your Wife

Monday, January 30, 2012

Art: Flying People

As a kid I had a reoccurring dream that I could fly just like this.  Most of my flying dreams occurred in a major metropolitan city with my trusty partner, Robby the Robot, at my side  Interestingly, my flying dreams were the only dreams I recall ever having in black & white.  All other dreaming was done in color.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Food: Baked Avocado Fries

Dear Pinterest: For this recipe alone,
I Love You! For the Buttermilk Ranch 
Dressing recipe I dipped these in...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Life: Pie Day Toll House Cookie Pi(e)!

In honor of my birthday which serendipitously falls on National Pie Day (January 23rd!) I made Toll House Cookie Pi(e):

Tollhouse Cookie Pi(e)

To say that it's simply amazing would be an understatement! 

NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie


1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell *
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

BEAT eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spoon into pie shell.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

I actually doubled the recipe and made some CookiePieCupcakes, as well!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Photos: Burning Man 2011 - Rites Of Passage

12th Burn Highlights...

Shutterilla BurningMOON, Homeslice's Official Theme Camp Status, Experimental Grilled Cheese Theater, HS Costume Exchange, The Skipping Zone, Cha-Cha Party, Commander's Costume Alteration Services, Surprise Last Minute Arrivals, Pickled Eggs(?!), Impromptu Bloody Mary Experiment, Stellar Weather, Incredible Playa Conditions, Minimal Dust, Sunrise Silent White Procession, Virgin Burners & Virgin Slicers, The Long Awaited Return Of Some OG Slicers, Nage Mahal Fancification, HexaYurt Village, Fire Hooping,  Running/Striding Man, The Burn (w/ TWO Kabooms!), Street Sign Alterations, Tower Humpers, Welcome Back Commander!, Alphabet Blocks, ART, Janky Barge, Missed Connections, Dream Machine, Fire, Burning Band, Black Rock French Quarter, SOLD OUT!

Heaping amounts of love and gratitude goes out to our Playa Family!  YOU are the main reason I come back to Burning Man year after year.   Below are a few of my favorite snaps from this Burn.  I encourage you to check out the complete slideshow here.

Art. Fire. Love. Community. Music. Bliss.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Photos: Happy New Year From Big Bear Lake!

A group of us went up to Big Bear for a few days to ring in the New Year.  It was a perfectly relaxing getaway!  I had so much fun photographing some of the Shorties as they played on the sledding hill behind our rental on New Year's Day. 

Below are a few photos from this set.  You can view the complete slideshow here.

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Photos: Evil's Birthday Road Trip: From Snow To Sea

You've gotta love LA!  Mt. Baldy to Dockweiler Beach in a day...Happy Birthday Evelyn!  Below are a few snaps from our adventure.  You can view the complete slideshow here!

Shot Glasses:
Road Trip Shot Glasses

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Dockweiler Beach Bonfire:
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