Christmas Shopping in DC

Doug and I went Christmas shopping in DC – Doug wanted to go to the National Geographic store, and we realized that was pretty close to Golden Brown Delicious, a hipster chicken and waffles and donuts place Angela recommended. So we checked it out. The host was nice enough to squeeze us in in the bar area (sorta – a … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – December, part 1

Here we go with December – I’m only a month behind now! My Christmas cactus is blooming again: More JWST mirrors: So I’m famous for disliking Subway, but I was looking for a change of pace on this day, and they had big signs advertising guacamole, so I decided to get Subway. Dave documented it. And of course, they were … Continue Reading →


Riversdale 12th Night Ball

A bunch of us went to the 12th Night Ball at Riversdale (which included supper) and it was as delightful as last year! I was going to make something new but I just wasn’t able to get enough time for it. But I realized I had a drawstring dress with a purple sari with peacocks on it, that I had … Continue Reading →


2016 Holiday Tea

This year’s holiday team had a fairly wide open theme, and since I was tired and stressed, and I just wasn’t in a mood for corsets or stays, I decided to go 20s. I have exactly one 20s dress (I need more!!) but I had bought a vintagey sweater and modified the belt to closer resemble the photo of 20s … Continue Reading →


National Harbor

So, during my week off between Christmas and New Years (omg, it was so nice, but I really could have used another week!), I met Doug for lunch at the National Harbor, which is only about 25 min from my house. They recently-ish put in this big ferris wheel, which is sorta tacky but also can sorta look cool at … Continue Reading →


2015 Books

Goodreads redid their Year in Review for books – I screencapped mine. I did read more than last year, so that was good!


How Stuff Works Video Shoot

My friend Holly came to visit me at Goddard with her film crew for How Stuff Works. We did interviews for a day (all of which were actually ahead of schedule and went extremely smoothly), and then intros/outros/interstitials the next. It was a really fun two days – and here are some pics! Blurry selfie of me and Holly: Interviewing … Continue Reading →


Photo Year in Review – 2015

ok, gonna try to do this, because I need to remember that 2015 didn’t totally suck. So here is just the good stuff. January One of the best things (which was a carryover from 2014) was Athena’s Daughters 2. I’m so proud of this antho and the amazing stories in it. And I’ve made some great friends from the authors … Continue Reading →


More Disney Food and Wine Recipes

I did a blog post with a bunch of these in one place. Here is our next batch. I’ve included links to online recipes where available. The others are in Disney Food & Wine cookbooks. Beef Mrouzia with Couscous, Morocco Pavilion, Restaurant Marrakesh Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Baileys Ganache from Ireland. We had to make a few adjustments. We … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up to – November, part 3

Angela really sweetly sent me a little gift to cheer me up. Thank you! Beatles pencils!


What I’ve Been Up to – November, part 2

On to the 2nd part of November! Here’s Willow in front of a painting my mom did of her. She hopped up on this spot herself. And before long was emulating the painting! My intern-for-the-week Jasmin and Nick (the person that recommended her to us) sent me a sweet package with this in it – a signed Split Enz picture … Continue Reading →


Slow Cooker Barbacoa-Style Beef Tacos

Barboacoa-style beef tacos – we made this recipe for dinner tonight (ok, this was written ages ago) and it was omg incredible. It’s meant for a slow-cooker, though I’m sure you can adapt it. The marinade was super easy and we threw it together this morning and then the house smelt great all day. Here’s the video, I’ll put their … Continue Reading →