Saturday, May 29, 2010

Help Ban Plastic Grocery Bags!!


(images from the web)

Click on the link to send an e-mail to your state assemblymember, calling for immediate action to ban plastic grocery bags. I did:










(Found the link over at 23 Breaths on my side bar)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Laguna Art Museum




I had ripped an ad out of the paper because I noticed the second painting in it and wanted more. It was for an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. Unfortunately, I missed the show, but looked the artist up online: Joe Forkan. (The images are from his website.) He's based a series of paintings of images from one of my all time favorite movies, "The Big Lebowski." Then, he bases his interpretation of them from other famous works of art...I can't think of the right way to describe it. I love what he's done. Paintings are so much better when they are right in front of you. I'm sure he'll have another exhibit soon and hopefully I'll be able to go. If you want to hear his explanation of his work, here's the link:

http://joeforkanblog.com/?cat=4

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies and a new chair

So serious. This is the first time Isaac was actually scared on the swing. Weird.
We've enjoyed the sunny outdoors lately.
Coconut Chocolate Chunk: Dangerous
So, to make these dangerous cookies, take a prepackaged dry cookie mix. Instead of the oil, just use 3/4. Then for the other 1/4, substitute coconut oil. Then add 3/4 cps shredded coconut. The coconut oil is so flavorful, even more so than the shredded coconut. This could be done to any recipe really. I'm just obsessed with coconut.

I love how this turned out. It is my first reupholster attempt. It was so fun. I put in our bedroom and it pulls the room together.

I recently watched an episode of Community. I was crying, I was laughing so hard...might have been because I was delusionally tired. Who knows.