Halloween 2012

•November 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

This post is a little late, but better late than never right? After Comic-Con I really wanted to do a female Loki costume.  Luckily Halloween was the next big event to don a costume.  I recruited my sis to be Thor.  I ended up purchasing a men’s Loki costume and the Thor accessories online, then modified and added my own spin to the costumes.

I think I’m starting to like red lipstick.  Hope everyone had a safe Halloween!

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Murder House

•October 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

One of my favorite shows that I discovered last year is American Horror Story on FX.  While in LA a few weekends ago my friend and I decided to check out the house that played the backdrop as the “Murder House.”  It’s on a really cute and quiet street lined with beautiful palm trees.  I would love to live on this kind of street… now only if the Murder House was not one of the neighbors!

It looks like Season 2 of AHS is going to be another crazy storyline.  It premieres next week and I can’t wait!  In the meanwhile… GO GIANTS!

BBQ Pizza Pan

•September 18, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I picked up a BBQ Pizza Pan a few weeks ago from a Pampered Chef party I attended.  I did not have the intention of really buying anything since I don’t cook as often as I should but the pizza on the cover of their catalog caught my eye.  I figured that the pan could also double as a grill pan for veggies.  At $24 I thought it was a fair price.

On my last trip to Trader Joes I picked up some of their pre-made pizza dough with the intention of making a BBQ Chicken Pizza since I was craving some CPK.  Using the BBQ Pizza Pan was much easier than expected and the pizza came out great!  I know it is almost fall but I hope to make good use of the pan since I hate having to turn on the oven.  I prefer to grill outdoors.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 package pre-made pizza dough (makes 2 pizzas)
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (cooked and cubed)
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used monterey jack)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Lay the pizza crust atop the BBQ pizza pan.
  2. Spread the crust with BBQ sauce and top with chicken, cheese, and red onions.
  3. Prepare grill for medium-low heat and grill with the lid closed for 18-22 mins turning halfway. In the last 5 minutes, top with chopped cilantro.

 

I’ve already made 2 pizzas and I’m thinking of doing a more classic pepperoni and sausage this week.  If interested in the exact pan I have you can check out Pampered Chef.

 

Ostrich Land

•September 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The highlight of Labor Day weekend was a random stop at Ostrich Land in Buellton / Solvang.  The sis had the great idea of stopping by this local tourist trap on our way into Solvang.  For $4 admission and $1 for a tub of ostrich feed the stop here was def worth it.

I also have some video footage that I need to upload to YouTube =P

Yosemite

•August 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Spent this past weekend on a camping trip with some friends from work (or former work).  I’m so lucky to have a good group of friends who are veteran campers to tag along with.  I also completed a nearly 10 mile hike which is a huge accomplishment for me.

Comic-Con 2012

•July 23, 2012 • Leave a Comment

After a bust last year where we did not manage to get any tickets, we made it back to San Diego for Comic-Con this year.   My favorite part of the Con would have to be the exhibit floor.  There are so many vendors and booths to visit.  I do like the panels as well but it seems that with the popularity of the panels growing more each year the wait time to even get in is now ridiculous.  Here are a few photos.

Here are a couple photos of our costumes for the 2 days we attended.  The first day we dressed up as Justice League and the following day we were the Sirens from Tron Legacy.

 

Quick Update

•July 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Been up to a lot the past few months. Just a few photos to share.

Superman candle for Deb’s birthday back in April

Birthday Brunch for Deb – Rib-eye steak at The Brewhouse in Santa Barbara

Bay-to-Breakers 2012 – Katnisses from The Hunger Games

Celebrated all 3 of our June birthdays at the Central Coast Oyster Festival

Spent my actual birthday at Disneyland!

Rode Star Tours 3 times! Need to go back for more.

Meanwhile, I’m still addicted to nail polish but just haven’t been snapping photos of any of the new colors I’ve been trying on…. blah!  Oh and Comic Con is coming up this weekend… so excited for our costumes this year!