I’ve always wanted to try this. ALWAYS! The thought of making apple pies of out apples…aww, it’s just so cute.
And you know…I actually have no idea why I’ve never tried this. From the awesome recipe at Sandra at Recipe Sweet, I learned that you can make this with only 4 ingredients! Apples, Canned Apple Pie filling, Cinnamon, and a ready-made Pie Crust. Ridiculous! I’m going to try and make “pie” this weekend.
Click through for the recipe!
These are the changes that I would make:
- Fuji Apples. I like Fuji Apples the best, but hmm. Are they good for making pie? We shall see!
- I’d really like to use the insides of the apples for the filling. Maybe I’ll chop it up and mix it in also.
I spy with my little eye…
…a pen! That’s different (in a good way). This month, I’ll be getting:
- Cargo Lip Gloss
- La Fresh Oil Free Face Cleanser
- Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
- CoTZ Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40
- Pilot Acroball Pure White Pen
My May box has a very evenly distributed bunch of products. 1 Lip, 2 Face, 1 Hair. In my opinion, this box isn’t that exciting but sure is darn practical which I appreciate. Who doesn’t need a spare travel size lip gloss? Or a mini tube of sunscreen? I could always use more face wipes and I welcome new writing instruments with open arms.
Actually–I take it back–I am rather excited to use the Beauty Protector. I’ve been spending more time outdoors lately (site visits) and I would love something to protect my strands just as much as I lather on the sunscreen.
FYI: Birchbox gives you 10 points every time you give feedback on the items on your box. If 100 points = 10 bucks, that’s like $5 every box just to voice your opinions! Thanks to Birchbox points (and promos), I’ve scored an awesome Nude Eyeshadow Palette from theBalm, Dr. Dennis Gross Moisturizer, and Strivectin Dark Circle Eliminating Eye Cream. So don’t forget to type away!
I need to learn how to accessorize. I actually don’t really accessorize. At all.
My girlfriends are currently in love with wearing a variety of interesting necklaces and coincidence! Just got an email from Anthropologie featuring these lovely sets. Perhaps this sparks a DIY idea for someone?
I think perhaps the orange one is a bit too tribal for me. My favorite is the first one! I showed one of my friends, she thinks that these necklaces would have been PERFECT for Coachella. Which I have never gone to. But totally will. Some day.
B goes through phases. First, he was obsessed with loco mocos. Mmm, makes sense. He is from Hilo where there’s a place called Cafe 100. They claim to have made the first loco moco. After that, it was burgers. Then prime rib. But ever since I took him to Japan, his #1 absolute most favorite food has been ramen.
It’s a good thing that we’ve got such a huge Japanese population in Hawaii! There’s ramen everywhere! Here are our favorite spots.
1. Goma tei
By far, our favorite. Goma tei is a bit different than traditional Japanese (they give baby bok choy with their dishes as a garnish) but it’s DELICIOUS. Their signature item is a semi-spicy sesame flavored broth called “Tan Tan.” In Japan, B and I stumbled into a real ramen shop (we just beat the horde of office workers looking for lunch) and we had “Dan Dan” and whooooo boy. That thing was flavorful but SUPER spicy! Goma tei’s Tan Tan has all of the flavor of the Dan Dan but it’s a lot more pleasant to eat.
I like that they give the baby bok choy–vegetables are always good in my book. I like the texture of the noodles also. They aren’t too chewy and they’re not too soft. Delicious! My default order is the Vegetable Tan Tan because they give lots of Japanese mushrooms. B always gets the char siu Tan Tan (non-spicy. he’s allergic to spicy things). They cook the char siu the real Japanese way–boiled forever and then grilled to bring out the flavors.
Goma Tei has two locations: Ala Moana and Ward. We prefer the Ward location (I’m the Duchess on Yelp, yeah!) but the Ala Moana restaurant has waaay more tables. Both locations are styled the same–cool, modern interiors with a focus on a super neat ramen bar.
Goma Tei Ramen
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
So, ladies and gents. I am in a bit of a dilemma. Our wedding color is green. Almost like a bright, happy green (that’s not neon). I imagine this would translate into a very unfriendly-colored bridesmaid dress. Meh.
I am toying with the idea of pairing a neutral dress (aka something that can actually be worn again) with a very bright, interesting, statement necklace!
Maybe something like:
Statement Peridot Bib Necklace – Aerides Design
…paired with a bright sash? Maybe.
Here’s something you could do if your color is yellow and your bridesmaids balk at the thought of a yellow dress:
Yellow Statement Necklace – AnnyJewelry
If your color is Tiffany Blue:
Mint Blue Stone and Gold Edge Statement Bib Necklace – LoveLikeStyle
And speaking of bridesmaid dresses, I recently discovered a really neat site called Little Borrowed Dress. You can pay $50 to rent a really cute dress with the option to buy it if you really love it (for$150, total). Maybe this would be helpful for brides with big wedding parties? Then each of your bridesmaids can wear a different style of dress (to match their personalities) and it’ll be no sweat because they’ll all be the same color! *whew* (And did I mention they offer free swatches?)
Little Borrowed Dress
Little Borrowed Dress
Little Borrowed Dress