Making pancakes for brunch

Making pancakes for brunch, originally uploaded by criana. We ran out of pancake mix and from bed, I searched on my iPad for “pancake mix from scratch” and came back with this recipe. I made it this morning and Craig said they were some of the best pancakes he’s had. Love the internet.

Warm weather snacks

Warm weather snacks, originally uploaded by criana. I’ve come to memorize the recipe for this guacamole. I found it on and it’s the one with the highest rating. I chose it not only for the rating but for the simplicity of the recipe and lack of extra crap being added to it. I don’t like guacamole with sour cream or cheese. Those stay in their own dips. I’m looking forward to warm weather, guacamole and a beer on lazy afternoons.

Lemon Ice Cubes

Finally got around to making lemon slice ice cubes., originally uploaded by criana. I enjoy lemon in my water and saw someone post about this months ago. I finally got around to trying to make these and it’s incredibly easy. You take a lemon, slice into slices roughly a 1/4-1/3 of an inch thick. Take a muffin tin and put the lemon slices in each spot. Fill with water and then place in the freezer. When they’re all frozen take it out and pop them out. I found using a hot sponge along the bottom of the pan loosened them up enough to fall out. Then I placed them in a freezer bag.

Eat, Sleep, Work, Move

The past few months have been quite hectic. We decided we’d had enough of living in the middle of the state and moved back to the western side. I’m able to have a highway free commute which I love. We’re now closer to the parks we like to hike and bike at. All in all it was a good decision. The implementation should have been smooth but it got crazy with stitches for Craig, a few car related incidents, 3 loaner cars and getting to know a collision repair center very well. At some point I’ll post pics of our new place, preferably after the snow has receded. I’ve been sorely neglecting my design work in favor of sleep and brain candy. Which I might add, I love Dexter. I’ve been focused on being re-inspired and making a point to […]

Weekend at the beach

Black Point Beach We spent the weekend, courtesy of friends at a beach rental in East Lyme/Niantic. It was a nice break from life and great times with friends. Our friend’s kids kept Craig busy wanting to play games and go exploring. While at the beach Dunkin Donuts flew their banner over head several times. It was really peaceful to be in a private community where you can walk around, leave the house unlocked, everyone waves and says Hi, and people follow the speed limit. There was also something rejuvenating being near the water and having the expectations lowered significantly for two days. More photos on Flickr.