Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I don't have pictures, so you're going to have to take my word for this one: try it, it's as beautiful as it is delicious.

1/2 C Water
1/2 C Sugar
rind from one lemon (this is optional, but delicious of course)
Add to a small sauce pan and boil till the sugar dissolves, set aside.

To your blender, in this order, add:
Half a lime
half a blender of ice
half a blender of frozen strawberries
a handful of basil leaves (right?)

Pour the still-warm syrup into the blender, trying your best not to let the syrup run straight from the pan to the glass, so as not to shatter/melt your blender.

Grind, puree, liquify, until your lime is in tiny bits and the rest of your daiquiri is smooth and shiny.

Invest in some tiny umbrellas.

Enjoy the end your spring!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Did you know that Omaha is beautiful and very cool? It is. The hidden gem of I-80.
I was so sad when Sister Beck was released. She stirred the pot and got flack for it, from me sometimes too, but I think she was demanding and honest and smart and articulate, and that she took women/womanhood/Relief Society really seriously. And I respect her for all of those things.

In a stake conference she told us that we're doing better than we think and that we could be doing better. This is something that James and I have tried to take to heart: stress less, do more. It's something I hope I always remember.