Adventuring: No Kids & Vats of Mud

Ahhh… just what the Dr. Wilkinson ordered. Some adventuring in Calistoga without kids or husband or a car full of swim supplies and pillow pets in tow. Just me, a coffee, and my music on a long, beautiful stretch of road through wine country. I went to meet an old and dear friend in CalistogaContinue reading “Adventuring: No Kids & Vats of Mud”

Pinkalicious: Experiments with RIT Dye

I ran across a blog post today on how to dye a shirt. Inspired! I’ve had a packet of Fuchsia RIT dye sitting on my dresser for awhile now. I bought it to give new life to one of my favorite blouses that’s seen better days. But fuchsia? I just wasn’t sure. It’s so, well…Continue reading “Pinkalicious: Experiments with RIT Dye”

Adventuring: Wind, Water & Pinkberry

We were going to head to the ocean today but the cold, windy weather threw a kink in that plan. We only had one adventure day left in this long weekend so I had to think quick and recalibrate towards warmer climates. Eastward bound it was. In some early morning research, I had found aContinue reading “Adventuring: Wind, Water & Pinkberry”

Paper Castles & Triple Headed Dragons

After a very busy day adventuring yesterday we decided to lay low today and relax. On these down days I feel even more pressure to complete my Make Stuff Up Challenge. It’s one thing to fumble it on a busy day, but little excuse on a day like this. Except, of course, for my totalContinue reading “Paper Castles & Triple Headed Dragons”

Adventuring: Mt. Diablo State Park & Hap Magee Ranch Park

I woke up this morning, poured myself some coffee, and got to work Making Up today’s adventure. In the Bay Area, this is no easy task for the blurry eyed, indecisive among us. We’re lucky to have a lot going on around here, in every direction. But as the coffee worked its magic, the adventureContinue reading “Adventuring: Mt. Diablo State Park & Hap Magee Ranch Park”

Restaurant Challenge: Hang Ten Boiler

I’m sure there are lots of kids out there who embrace new foods and don’t crumple to the ground in a pile of defeat at the suggestion of trying a new restaurant. Those are not my kids. Well, a few months back I hit a wall. I literally could not walk through the taqueria doorContinue reading “Restaurant Challenge: Hang Ten Boiler”

Teriyaki Burger with Grilled Onions & Pineapple

Today I was really craving a burger. Strange because I don’t really like hamburgers. The idea of all those cows mushed together kinda grosses me out. But tonight, I went with it for the sake of the Make Stuff Up Challenge. I also had this very juicy pineapple that was so ripe I could smellContinue reading “Teriyaki Burger with Grilled Onions & Pineapple”

It’s Alive! Basement Project Pt. 2

I know, I know… Basement Pt. 1 was such a cliffhanger. How could I leave you on the edge of your seat like that? Well wait no more because today I spent three hours doing this: BEFORE PRIMER AFTER PRIMER Right? I hear you… ah-mazing! As obvious from the pics, there’s not much to sayContinue reading “It’s Alive! Basement Project Pt. 2”

Adventures Count Too…

There really aren’t any strict definitions as to what counts for the Make Stuff Up Challenge. And anyhow, we know I’m not a stickler for the rules (ahem, “daily”) so today I stretched the boundaries of what “make” means by making an adventure… one we kinda messed up on. We had to run a quickContinue reading “Adventures Count Too…”