Lovley Things: Pretty Foods!

Zoei and I are always day dreaming about owing a cafe that serves weird and wonderfully obscure desserts and drinks. There is something about desserts that don't use normal dessert ingredients that I just love. I've been cataloging and hunting down recipes lately and I wanted to share some cool ones that I found! The list of things to try (learn) how to bake and create is insanely long, but learning is part of the fun!
 The blog My Name is Yeh has some of the coooolest recipes! I just love how dreamy this chocolate mint cake looks! Pretty "normal" food combo, but its so pretty I had to post it!
I love MATCHA! I had matcha ice cream one time ages ago and fell in love! The color is so vibrant! (Also can you tell I'm a sucker for green things?) This green tea cake roll can be found at Oh Sweet Day's blog!

Oh man I've been having dreams about this jiggly cake! Its SO. JIGGLY!! We got some spring form pans so this one just made it to the top of the list! I love how simple the recipe is, so it seems like an easy one to make weird by adding strange stuff. I can't wait to try it out! I found this one over at Tasty via Buzzfeed
 I adore the way these taro swirl mooncakes look! I love anything called mooncake because that just sounds like the most magical name ever! I like the flavor and texture of taro so these are definitely on the list to try. The purple specks are too cool. This recipe can be found at The Cooking of Joy!
I think every good bakery/ cafe has a good citus cake. It seems like a staple and a very yummy one at that. This one is brilliant cause he uses marshmallows in the middle of it, YUM! (Homemade marshmallows are also on the *need to learn* list!) You can find this recipe over at Crepes of Wrath blog! Hehe such a clever name and the photos are stunning! Check it out!

*drool* I'm off to go dig in the freezer for some ice cream!

Bathroom Rant!

I wasn't going to write this post because I wasn't sure how much of it would be an over share. But at the end of the day I feel like it something I want to say, so why not say it! I have a lot of digestive issues. Its always been like this since I can remember. So obviously bathroom trips are mildly stressful! Especially at work or hanging out with people. Also probably the absolute worst, hanging out with a cute boy! Nothing interrupts the mood more then a gurgley tummy and the sweats! This seems like a strange thing to want to talk about, but hopefully someone can relate! Its only been with in the past year that I've figured out a system that works for me. I wanted to share the 2 products that are life changing for me! 

ONE: Poo-Pourri. There are tons of "before you go" kinda products out there but this one is my favorite! I love the smells they have and there packaging is really cute. They have different sizes which is nice! I tote around the big one, but the little bottles are really handy also! It is on the more expensive side, so when it does go on sale I always snag a few up! This stuff really does amazing things covering up smell! You're suppose to spray it in the water, but for severe cases it works well to just spritz it around the room as a back up! 

TWO: Home made disinfectant spray. I read a ton about making some diy surface sprays and I ended up making my own kinda recipe. If you want to try this out there are TONS out there and lots of different ingredients. I use the cheapest ones since I use a lot of it! I bought THESE bottles and I fill half of it with rubbing alcohol, add some essential oils and fill the rest with water. Peppermint and ylang ylang is my favorite combo! I use this stuff especially at work. We have one of those dreaded one person at a time bathrooms so that one toilet gets a lot of traffic! So I always spray everything down when I go in. Sink, door knob, handles, paper towel dispenser, toilet, EVERYTHING! It makes things clean and smells good! The rubbing alcohol makes it so dries really fast! 

Between these two products it takes away a TON of stress when it comes to the bathroom! It seems really silly to worry about something like this, but I know I can't be the only one. I hope at least one thing in this post was helpful to someone out there! 

February Art Journal!

I'm in love with this last months art journal! I spent way too much time on it when I should have been working on other projects. Oh well, it was a great stress reliever for at the time. I'm bummed that my photos turned out so bad though. I definitely need a better set up as far as lighting goes. For the most part I'm just too lazy to do a little research and I was too lazy to re-take the photos. So if any of you have any tips, let me know! I'm anxiously looking forward to March, bring it on! 
I'm using a notebook from Ban.do. You can find it here!
This is my least favorite page. I had a weird blank space and added in a bunny but it does not look great and doesn't match at all. Which is a huge bummer cause the little succulents turned out pretty neat.
 Also you can tell that my background is a wrinkly piece of paper. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was not. At least I learned what not to do!
This is my favorite page! I stay away from human illustrations just because they are always tricky but I love the way this little lady turned out. It looks better in real life, although it did get a bit wobbly. The paper I'm using is pretty thin and I added a lotta mix media layers.
I've been trying to do more and more illustrations. I forgot how much I like to do them and how much I need to practice!
 I added a bonus page and a little flippy out bit.
And on to MARCH!