Tag Archives: fun

Birthday Haul!

13 Jul

Hobby Lobby Haul

It was my 24th birthday on Wednesday so I went out for a night of fun with my family. we had a great dinner and then went shopping. The above photo shows my Hobby Lobby Haul. I had never been there before because my go to store was always AC Moore but Hobby Lobby is pretty impressive haha. I am totally obsessed with polymer clay charms so of course I had to get some more Sculpey and Premo clay. I also got more eyes pins, and some glass jars to make some more unique charms. I will have more photos of my charms soon.

*****UPDATE:  My favorite local health food store actually has agreed to let me use some of their counter space to sell some of my charms.  All of the profits are actually going to buying supplies for my wellness website and for my dance website. So I hope they do well.*****

Flight 001 Haul

My Flight001 order came the day after my birthday and I was so excited. I purchased a luggage tag, leather passport cover, collapsible cup, collapsible chopsticks, Luxe guide to Seoul SK, and an awesome wetsuit bag set. As I said in my previous post I love travel and hope to one day have the income to be able to experience the world and the people in it. I know I will have my chance soon and my first order from Flight001 gives me great hope.

*****Do you have a place you would love to go to in the world? Please share! :)*****

Some news!

17 Jun

To all of Salt Pepper Brilliant’s followers and new comers alike thank you for all of your support. I am going to be posting on occasion but definitely not as often as when I began, reason being is that I am working on a new project. I am working on a wellness website that I am hoping to launch by the end of this year. It will essentially be Salt Pepper Brilliant times 10 with photos, videos, and so much more interactive things. Like I said for SPB I want to create a space of simple beauty. A place to learn new things while appreciating the daily things we take for granted. What can you expect from this website you say? Skincare-Cooking-Fitness-Natural Beauty and Living-Weekly Challenges-Pixie Adventures-DIY and so much more. I hope that when the time comes you will all take the chance to look and experience this site that I am pouring my heart and soul into. Once again thank you for your support and I can’t wait to share this website with you—-Christina

I’m a dangerous creature…now open your wings!!!

9 Jun

And SNAP!!! I got this shot 🙂

Moth

This little guy has been on my screen door all day long. I was trying so hard to get him to open his wings and finally he did. Isn’t he a beauty?—-CMY

*****More polymer clay photos coming soon*****

Farmers Market Egg Breakfast

5 Jun

Farmers Breakfast

Finally here is a simple delicious recipe using some of my farmers market haul. I have been eating this same delicious breakfast since Saturday and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet.  The reason I call this recipe just an egg breakfast is because it can be either scramble eggs or an omelet. I hope you enjoy this breakfast as much as I do 🙂 —-CMY

Farmers Market Egg Breakfast

Serves 1

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

1/4 to 1/2 of a baby zucchini thinly slice

1 bunch onion chopped

As much cheese as you like

Toast to serve with

Take your chopped veggies and add them to a pan on medium heat with a little olive oil salt and pepper. Cook your veg tossing occasionally till tender. Add your egg and your cheese and scramble (or an omelet and frittata). Serve nice and hot with a piece of toast. Enjoy!

*****I have a post planned on the sun and sunscreen and what people need to know. Most people say stay out of the sun it is bad for you in excess. Well why is that?  In my next post I will tell you. I don’t fear the sun in fact I love it; but being educated about its effects on the body is very important.*****

Farmer’s Market Haul!

1 Jun

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So I went to the farmer’s market today with my sister and we had a blast. Unfortunately we showed up towards the end of it and a lot of the good stuff was gone but I am pleased with what we got anyway. Now it is time to get some inspiration for a delicious healthy meal with my new local produce. Yum! This summer I plan to really drive to all the places that I have wanted to go to for a while now. My biggest place is Lancaster PA. I just love the area so much. My father and I used to take weekend drives out there when I was in high school and I haven’t been there since. So when I go I want to hit the Lancaster Central Market and Kitchen Kettle Village. Have any of you been to Lancaster? Do you live in Lancaster? Any place I should definitely visit? Any help would be much appreciated 🙂 —-CMY

Hey Hey Hey! Addicted to Polymer Clay!

31 May

So now I love learning new things. Especially creative crafty artsy things (phew!). For the past 2 months or so I have been experimenting with polymer clay and let me tell you it is addicting. On YouTube I follow several polymer clay masters and all the ideas I have are always swirling through my head. I am currently creating lots of pendants. I like the size of them and the fact that they are statement pieces. Here are a few that I have worked on so far. Hope you like them!—-CMY

Clay Pop

Clay Red Rose

Clay Smore

Clay Blue Rose

Clay Sushi

Have any of you experimented with polymer clay? What crafts do you like?

Homemade Sushi Dinner with the Family

25 May

Now I have promised my family for a while that I would make them some sushi so when they showed up with all the ingredients I knew it was on. We enjoyed steamed edamame with sea salt, sake chicken, tempura shrimp, and some from scratch tempura shrimp and chicken rolls with scallions and my special sesame sauce. Here is our delicious dinner 🙂 —-CMY

Edamame

Tempura shrimp and sake chicken

Sushi

Happy May Everyone!!!

1 May

025 copyThis month Pixie will be celebrating her 10th Birthday!!!! Last year I pulled off an awesome gift for her so this year I will have to one up myself. So I have to figure out what I am going to do and fast.

Follow this link to see what I did for Pixie last year: https://saltpepperbrilliant.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/pixies-9th-birthday-surprise/

The Spontaneous Cook: Garaeddeok or Korean Rice Cake

26 Apr

So  I am a very spontaneous cook. If I see something on a cooking show or find a cool recipe on the internet and I realize that I have all the ingredients to make it; nine times out of ten I will be in the kitchen making it. It doesn’t matter what cuisine it is from or how involved the recipe is I will be in the kitchen making a mess. Oh yes I also haven’t mastered the “cooking clean” thing but that is another story. I love korean food (South Koreans not the ones who want to destroy us :p) so I decided I was going to tackle homemade Garaeddeok so I can make Ddeokbokki (like a rice cake stew). This became pretty involved rather quickly because where I live I have no international stores or markets. So I hunted down on the almighty YouTube a korean cooking superstar…Maangchi! I quickly fell in love with her channel and found all the necessary recipes I needed to make all of my Ddeokbokki dreams come true. So I actually started this project the night before by soaking my sushi rice to make rice flour the next day. Then in the morning I blended my rice to a flour by using my food processor and began making the rice cakes. For my fist time it came out really well. I don’t have all of the ingredients to make the ddeokbokki yet but that will be coming very very soon. So till then happy cooking—-CMY

Garaeddeok copy

Maangchi’s Garaeddeok Recipe Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMz4t12DIGQ

Maangchi’s Short Grain Rice Flour Recipe: http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/mepssalgaru

Maangchi’s Ddeokbokki Recipe Vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3Uo3a9674

What to do on a snowy winter day in? Learn/Practice how to draw!!!

28 Jan

I love to draw actually I love all art forms. I have been drawing since I was young and have experimented with pencil, pen, marker, pastels, paints, and more. So when I went searching on the almighty Youtube for drawing tutorials I discovered one awesome channel. The Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel! Shoo Rayner is and English illustrator who has some awesome tutorials on YT and his own website. You can find tutorials on how to draw castles, haunted houses, snakes, expressions, animals, popstars, and the list goes on and on. He has a fun and positive attitude that really makes drawing something challenging fun. So when the weather gets you down pick yourself up with some cool drawing tutorials. I will have another post for you guys shortly but for now I have a test to study for. Talk to you all soon!!!—CMY

The weather outside :(

The weather outside 😦

Photo of a tree I drew from one of Shoo's tutorials.

72 styles of eyes from the Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel. Some fun doodling in my future.

72 styles of eyes from the Shoo Rayner Drawing Channel. Some fun doodling in my future.

LINK TO THE SHOO RAYNER DRAWING CHANNEL:http://www.youtube.com/user/ShooRaynerDrawing

LINK TO HIS WEBSITE: http://www.shoorayner.com/

FOR MANGA LOVERS, LINK TO MARK CRILLEY’S CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/markcrilley/featured

*********WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DRAW THE 72 EYES? GO TO SHOO’S WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD THE SHEET WHILE YOUR THERE CHECK OUT THE 51 NOSES SHEET***********