Wednesday, 24 October 2012

New design - JL

This week I'm finishing up the design of my personal logo for one of my classes. I've loved the simplicity of initials designs even since I saw India Hicks' necklace designs in a magazine. So simple and beautiful. You should definitely check them out, but be wary of the price if you're a student.

My dream is the 18kt Gold Pendant.

So, anyway. Thanks to my parents for the great initials (my sister and grandma have the same ones). They were the inspiration for my new personal logo. Now I'm questioning whether I should brand all my social media accounts, including my blog.

I wonder if there's a space for logos built in. I suppose if I wait a year there probably will be one.


Sunday, 14 October 2012


Today for supper we took our cues from advertising. More specifically, from a Hellmann's Mayonnaise commercial. It was fantastic--the chicken was tender and the bit of breadcrumbs in the topping made it taste so decadent. It was so good I had to share it.

Cheers, to truth in advertising.

Parmesan-crusted chicken
    *Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: thawed chicken breasts (one per serving); 1/2 cup Hellmann's® Real Mayonnaise; 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the pre-grated stuff is fine); 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs (or whatever bread crumbs you have in the cupboard and add in some dried oregano, dried parsley, and a dash of garlic powder)

To cook: 

  • Mix mayonnasie, parmesan cheese and seasoned bread cumbs together in a regular cereal bowl;
  • Place chicken breast in a glass baking pan lined with tin-foil (makes for easy clean-up) and coat each piece with a thick layer of your mayonnaise mixture;
  • Pop it in the oven for 20ish minutes @425 degrees Celsius until top is starting to brown (our oven cooks hot so we had it on for 40 minutes @400 degrees Celsius;
  • Stand back and impress your friends :) 

**So easy for inexperienced chefs like myself.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

And breathe

With a dozen things forever on the horizon, Thanksgiving was the perfect time to take a chill, relax, and take stock of how the semester is going so far. Life at the moment is pretty darn good. I'm keeping on top of things, instagraming and pinning away those pesky minutes between "All done!" and sleep.

Though there's still at least one day a week when you're like ... that's due tomorrow??

Screen capture of Katie. TV editing assignment.

Best wishes for the week,

Monday, 1 October 2012

meaning confused, frustrated, or upset

It's the first time I've seen it written in a book. I love words.