Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hair adventure part 2

The light is really bad - makes my blue streaks look brown or black
I never wear my hair down, but I did not feel my beautiful blue was as appreciated as it could have been, so I coiled the top to keep it from being too hot and wore it down.
This only worked b/c I was doing stuff at the computer all day and our a/c is temporarily working. Moving around it gets in the way and even with most of it coiled up it's hot!

Have I mentioned it's really hard to take selfies of the back of your own head?
When I got home it was hot, so I coiled up the loose hair and wound it around the bun. Stuck with a couple pins and it was pretty comfortable.

Yeah, this light really doesn't show off my blue streaks. Solution might be....more blue next year!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hair adventure

This is the third year I've dyed my hair - I went with blue this time and this seems like the best place yet. The other two the dye washed out almost immediately.
Yes, it was so hot and humid that there was fog in the middle of the day. Eugh.

Final reorganization of half the living room

Sewing table with puzzles, misc. and instruction books on the right, records on the left. Still more books to be cataloged and go into the empty bookshelf. I think I might store the rowing machine under the desk.

Miniatures and so on will go on the white shelves. I might get a small table to go under the window for working on puzzles and beading. The stepstool and vacuum will be gone of course.

Still stacks of books to catalog and the tv to rearrange. Also need another small stool, since I'm using the one I have for gladiolas but I might have one. Another paper lantern to hang and I want to get some more pictures for the bare wall. Only drawback to this arrangement is that the chair is now directly facing the a/c.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cheese pie

This recipe was from a friend of my mom's. I use it every summer to keep the staff going! You can also make it in individual batches - I like to bake mini pies in my little custard pots sometimes.

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (1 pack)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter

Make sure you crush the graham crackers very fine, then press the whole mess into the pie pan.

16 oz cream cheese (soften it first)
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

You can add these in order, but I don't think it makes any difference. Beat until it's smooth then pour into the crust. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, let stand about 15 minutes.

1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Spread over the pie. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes (if you don't remember at this point to put a pan under the pie you will be sorry!)

Cool, then chill overnight.
Just out of the oven after the first baking

Topping added

Chilled - the next morning