Sunday, March 31, 2013

0 Христос Воскресе, Воистину Воскресе

happy easter everyone! last year we went to the greek orthodox church for midnight mass, it was pretty amazing. this year we didn't but we did do something very important to me. we made kozunak {sweet easter bread}. this bread is amazing! i mean seriously delicious. it's so interesting watching ivan make it. you make it on the counter instead of in a bowl {which cause problems this time when  we didn't wait long enough for the yeast mixture to rise & liquid went everywhere - but that's another story}. it's also the only time i like baked raisins {someday i'll tell you about my zombie grape feelings, again a story for another day}. so as i enjoy my braided kozunak for breakfast {with coffee of course} i wish you a happy easter & hope that this morning is as beautiful for you as it is for me!

we may have gone a little overboard with the yeast 

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Friday, March 29, 2013

0 the peterson's, the iordanov's and . . .

alfred hitchock's shadow! it's kind of amazing when you see it, i have no idea how it happened but i think it's awesome. so shabnam is a good friend of mine that i've know for several years, she is a sweetheart & it's sad that the last time i saw her she was pregnant with her 3 year old! how did that happen?! all i know is that it won't happen again! anyway, it was lovely to see her & her husband kurt & their two adorable boys, ashton & michael - who were so sweet! we only got to stay one night {hello p.f. changs & fondu!}, so hopefully next time it will be longer & we'll see if alfred  joins us again.

these guys are pretty damn cute!

lily & ivan became fast friends

it was pretty tasty! although i haven't had too many breakfasts in reno so you never know . . . 

do you see him?!

we are beyond awesome, it's true! p.s. can this girl rock a faux-hawk or what?!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2 blogging is strange

i was photoshopping away in the computer lab today {so that i could actually post something - gasp!}. i found myself getting slightly paranoid that fellow students might glance over my shoulder & see me working on something so frivolous & self-indulgent as fashion pictures of . . . myself. then i let the irony sink in. i publish this blog on the internet, for everyone & anyone to see. so why is it so damn embarrassing to have someone see me actually working on it? i've come to the semi-conclusion that blogging is a way of sharing that creates distance from those you're sharing with. read less embarrassment. you don't have to see that initial smirk, you just get to imagine it in your mind. i can be terribly self-conscious sometimes & my mind fills with all the negative things someone could say. despite this, i find blogging an incredibly freeing form of expression. it has allowed me to do things in a sort of an alter-ego  fashion that helps me express my love of food, family, friends, photography, fashion, traveling & all those silly things that happen in life. school is still crazy so i'll try to be somewhat consistent but don't be too surprised if another week goes by in silence. love to you all & i hope this tuesday has been a good one. 

f21 sweater: similar, hm jeans, shoemint booties

p.s. how awesome are the colors? it's like your computer screen has just dropped acid, enjoy.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

0 it was my birthday

so i baked some cupcakes & a cake & more cupcakes & threw myself & my brother {who's birthday is the day after mine} a "jazz age" party whilst wearing a vintage 1940's suit. it was really fun.

this is my baking hair - à la holly golightly

this cake is to die for seriously - i've been working on perfecting for the past 3 years now
happy birthday to us! 31 & 25 respectively.


best photobomb of the night. oh camilla.

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