TGIF! Happy Friday readers! It’s been a busy week but I’ve still had time to find some great content, with the help of my roommate and a former colleague.
First, for all you foodies [and poor college students] out there, here are a few recipes I’ve found worth sharing. My roommate Emma, a new Bobcat alumna, has been hanging out in Athens, living it up as a socialite, before her job with Teach For America begins in June. In between reading piles of novels and attending yoga, she’s enjoyed finding new recipes on the web. Popcorn, a favorite snack in our household [and in America], now better tastes than ever! In addition tasting fresher and more delicious than microwave bag popcorn, this old-school method of cooking is free from any potentially harmful chemicals and additives.
How to make healthier popcorn [abridged]:
- Heat approximately 3 Tbsp. of canola oil in a saucepan.
- Place 3-4 kernels of popcorn into the pan.
- When those kernels successfully pop, add 1/3 cup of kernels.
- Cover saucepan and remove from heat for 30 seconds.
- Return the pan to the heated stovetop.
- Move the pan back over the stovetop—at this point all of the kernels should be popping, when the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove from heat.
- Dump fresh and delicious popcorn into a bowl and enjoy [best served with friends, including wonderful roommates].
For full instructions visit Simply Recipes, here.
This spring I am all about coral and teal. Also, lace is a preferred fabric for me this season. Here are samples of some of my favorite fashions I hope to acquire:
Lily Lace Dress from Oasis. The back of this dress has a nice cut out detail. If you’re going to order this, be sure you order it much larger than you are probably used to, as the model shown on the website is wearing a size 10.
I love the teal blazer over the white lace! I recently acquired a beautiful white lacy dress that I’m crazy about from The Other Place, a shop in uptown Athens, Ohio. Now I just need to find a fun blazer to pair it with, any suggestions on where to buy?
As for the dress/blazer combo shown above, I couldn’t find this photos origin as I found the image on Pinterest.
Fun Find: Moss Graffiti//Grassfiti
Featured on RealLOL, this project to “grow graffiti” looks like it would be a lot of fun and could really add some nice greenery to an apartment balcony wall [if your landlord permits it].
Photo Find: A History of NYC
This find, “Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City,” from The UK Daily Mail and the Associated Press, I have to credit to a former colleague of mine, Tom Lew, multimedia producer at the Miss Universe Organization. Enjoy three of my favorite picks from the collection [and be sure to check out the rest of the photos as well]:
Grand Central Station, 1937.
The Great Bambino, 1936.