Hey Hey and Hello peeps!!
Can I just star out by saying how much I miss posting on here regularly?! I feel so out of the loop when I don’t keep the posts up to date. Even though I’m only in my own little tiny world of this giant blogosphere, I’ve come to love sharing a bit of my life with y’all each week. So here we go!!
In a short update, school has officially started to take over my life again and it’s only getting worse from now on.(optimistic much? haha) Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE what I do, but it is
time life consuming! My teacher literally laughed at us when me and my roommate were talking about going on dates. “What? haha you don’t have time for dating! You should be doing sewing” were her words….sad part is….it’s completely accurate. So I have school, my internship (which got more intense as well since the main intern left for a job and I had to learn everything lik….now!) school projects, a design contest to prepare for as well as any remainder of a social life all the while trying to fit in gym time too! phew! exhausting!
But I do have some very fun pictures of both the fashion and food type to share with y’all!
My school does “fieldtrips” where we can go and see clothing archives of historical and vintage garments for inspiration. These historical corsets and amazing and I can’t even begin to imagine getting cinched into that every day! some days anything other than a sports bra feels too much right?
Here is a vintage Madame Gres Evening gown. This to me goes beyond just being clothing and is truly an art masterpiece…so inspirational and I can’t get enough of the color. Anything turquoise is my favorite.
Also…Exciting news……I mad my very first bra!
woop woop! I am a big girl now!
This is the lace/ribbon/elastic that was all hand dyed to match (hello sexy purple hands afterwards haha) And it’s hard to tell in these phone pics, but the little dots are very small crystals. I had a little too much fun bedazzling it, but our teacher is sparkle-crazy so she was ok with the glitz. : ) I’m pretty happy with the way it came out, but I’m even more excited to do a corset for our next project!
Now on to the yummy stuff. FOOD!
So one of my all time favorite foods is spaghetti squash. I get so excited when squash season comes along in fall because I love them all…spaghetti, Scorn,(<–haha “scorn squash” ? I meant Acorn) Butternut. So good, healthy and versatile.
This is one of my favorite recipes to make with spaghetti squash. It’s pretty much baked spaghetti, but with squash instead of noodles. Super healthy, filling, vegetarian & Gluten free and yummy!
Drizzle the halves with olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasonings, then bake for 30-45min at 425 in the oven until the squash is tender, then scrape away with a fork until all the “strands” come loose from the outer skin.
I then I made a mixture of herbed ricotta cheese. I didn’t realize I got the fat free version until I went to use it…not the best…I definitely recommend regular full fat cheese. This one had a funny after taste, but I doctored it up with salt, pepper, onions, garlic, basil and cumin.
I layered squash, sauce, the ricotta mixture, onions and Trader Joe’s soy beef, then stuck it back in the oven for another 30min at 350.
So so good and filling for cold weather and this lasted me for almost all my dinners for the week. I have so little time to cook that making huge dishes on the weekend really helps me save time and eat healthy during the week (although I still hit up my local Whole Foods about 2-3 times a week…it’s just SO good and can’t not go inside)
Well lovelies, I’m happy to finally update again. From now until graduation I don’t see myself having time to do a ton of updates, but I’ll try to post the exciting stuff as it comes up.
PS: I am already getting all geared up for this Halloweekend! SO excited. Me and my roommate are going to be Dora the Explorer and Swiper the fox. Easy, comfortable costumes to make and it should be fun speaking in what little spanish I know for the evening!
What are you being for Halloween? What has been the best/funniest/most creative costume you have seen?
What’s your favorite fall squash if you have one?