31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

09 October 2011

For Dad

Pipe, Pipe tool, Lighter.
Pipe tobacco.
All photos taken on my new deer blanket.
Reminds me of home....
Where the deer and the antelope play*....
*Coon-hunters and TN Vols...

25 September 2011

Phresh Ink

Quote from Allen Ginsberg's Howl.

25 July 2011

RIP, Amy.

That syrupy, sorrowful voice sank into my heart with a single beat. It won't leave so easily.
You are an icon whose life was bigger than her death.
That beehive and dramatic winged eyeliner left an impression on me at a young age.
Align CenterWhen I was 14, Rolling Stone featured you in an interview. I read it dozens of times and kept it by my bed. I was fascinated by your personality and talent.
You always said it best.

12 July 2011

Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics Review

I recently ordered six eyeshadows from ARC cosmetics and I love them so much that I am going to do a review.

Edit: I forgot to say that ARC is cruelty free (no animal testing) but not vegan. This means that some shadows may contain parts of beetle shells, little red shrimp, or other such creatures. The eyeshadows are clearly marked "vegan" or "not vegan" so you can buy only vegan if you wish.

I believe I first saw this brand on Beauty's Bad Habit blog. I was immediately drawn to the brand for these reasons:
1. Cruelty free indie makeup is my favorite.
2. I love anything French.
3. I love anything morbid.
4. I love History.
I bought six sample jars to test out the colors. I am going to order some more samples and at least one full size soon.

Upon first opening the package, the personal touches of indie brands were obvious.
I love the addition of the personalized message, ribbon, and pin.
The jars were also very well packaged to prevent loose shadow explosions in the mail.
They were in a plastic bag, shrink wrapped, AND had paper sifter seals.

Now, paper sifter stickers can be a pain. Ever tried to remove a bar code sticker from something and just end up with shreds of paper and a sticky mess? My solution is tweezers.
Gently pull the edge and it should come off clean.

Swatch time:
Duchess, Liaisons, Louis
Velvet Rose, Gangrene, Patina
I used Velvet Rose on my lid and Ladies in Waiting (free sample) to blend it out. Velvet Rose is such an amazing color. It almost becomes a different shade where it is blended out (difficult to photograph) so fewer shades are needed to create a fantastic look with it!
I love all sorts of reds and oranges (probably because of my hair). I know a lot of people think reds will make them look ill or dead but with a bit of eyeliner the crypt look fades. I've always liked the eerie look of reds alone, though.
See? I don't look dead. Dead people don't smile.

I love this company and I love watching them come out with new colors (usually one every week). Check them out!

10 July 2011

Technical Difficulties and Prune Balls

You guyyyyyyyyyyyysssssssss. My camera says my memory card isn't formatted to it. It's the same memory card I've always used and now it's being a butt. Can any of you help?

I've wanted to do WIAW but....I can't take pictures. I made Banana Bread Pancakes for Pancake Sunday today but I couldn't photograph it. :(

Well, I've had a post saved for a while and I suppose this is a good time to use it.
This is a simple dessert or snack. I like to always keep some sort of thing like this around to satisfy sweet cravings.

I obviously have a knack for naming things....or I have just been inspired by Chef and Mr. Schweddy. At least I didn't call them "Prune-y" Balls....uh, I'm just going to get to the recipe now.

Prune Balls

1/2 c rolled or quick oats
1/2 c prunes, packed
3 T nut butter, smooth or crunchy
Mini chocolate chips (optional)

  • Put oats and prunes in food processor and pulse until they clump together
  • Add nut butter and pulse to combine
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Form into balls
  • Store in the freezer

Sometimes I like to put a peanut butter or butterscotch chip inside. Kinda like a little bon bon.

01 July 2011

June Favorites

I went home for a while for father's day/my birthday and I remembered my camera....but forgot the USB cable. So...sorry about that. Now my camera has decided it doesn't like my memory card...so I must fix that.

BUT I have a new series for you. It's a monthly favorites series. Each month I will list my favorites in different categories. I'm just going to get right into it because I think it is pretty self explanatory. Tell me if you like this sort of post and what other favorites you may want me to include!

Ice cream breakfast bowls!

New Food Purchase
Silk unsweetened almond milk.
Silk has the thickest, smoothest almond milk (none of that "did I just put water in my cereal?" business) and now it comes unsweetened!

Prune Balls
(recipe soon)

Check her out!

Shiro Cosmetics
I bought some things from them but my camera ate the pictures.... Soon?

High-waisted shorts
I got these from a thrift shop and cuffed the bottom.


Game boy Color!
When unpacking things at my dad's new house I found the ol' game boy as well as my Link's Awakening and Pokemon Blue games.....you know I brought it back with me....

19 June 2011

I love you, Daddy

I love you and everything you do for me and my brother...and O'Malley
You are truly a wonderful father.
Happy Father's Day

17 June 2011

20 Years Gone By

It's my 20th birthday.
I feel old.

I drowned my sorrows in some celebratory Breakfast Ice Cream. I added some vanilla to this batch, a very good idea.
I took a picture to show you what it should look like before the almond milk.*
If you use cookie dough almond butter as the nut butter, it's like cookie dough ice cream.

I put icing and sprinkles on it since there will be no cake today.

The good thing about getting older?
No one is there to tell you ice cream and cookie dough aren't for breakfast.

*I forgot to note that you will need to allow the bananas about 5-10 min to thaw a bit before you can mix them in.

16 June 2011

The Perfect Summer Afternoon

I have spent my vacant hours in the pages of this book as of late.
Cranberry flavor pack in my water and nooch on my popcorn.

I hope your day has been peaceful, my loves.


14 June 2011

Hold on to your Pants...

...this is the best summer breakfast ever invented. Oh, and it's vegan.

I will start by saying that I hate overnight oats. No matter how many times I make them, I want to gag. I thought it was the fact that they were cold. This has changed that thought.

This is not overnight oats. Nothing like it.

This is ice cream for breakfast. Now, I would never name something "cookie dough" or "ice cream" if it tasted anything less than the real thing. Dates + cashews + chocolate chips, ground and rolled into balls are delicious but they are NOT cookie dough. That's a Larabar.
This is ice cream.

Well, the texture is not.
But the taste.
Oh, goodness.
Spot on.
(The key is the frozen banana. Do not sub anything else for this....unless it's a scoop of ice cream...which is an idea that I support)


It is important.
I am interrupting my eating of this bowl just to tell you about it.

here we go...

1/2 c oats (rolled or quick)
dash of salt
1/2 tsp sweetener (optional)

2 tsp almond butter (or other nut butter, pb would make it pb ice cream....next time)
1/2 frozen banana
3/4 c almond milk
1 Tbsp Chocolate chips (or ice cream topping of choice. I enjoy pecans as well)
1. Mix first three ingredients in a bowl and then mash in the banana and nut butter. This will make a crumbly paste. (The bananas need to have thawed about 5-10 minutes before this so they are mush-able)
2. Pour almond milk over it and sprinkle on toppings.
Nom time!

12 June 2011

I Hope I Remember how to do this.....

...and I hope you all forgive me. I understand if you don't. Sometimes when one of my favorite bloggies drops off the planet I feel like a friend is neglecting me (over-involved much? Yeah.)

I will tell you where I have been and why I haven't come running back before this:
I take 18 hours during the school year and work.
Final exams and essays consumed me.
I had a 3 week summer class that was the same amount of work as a 4 MONTH class.
I finished that class a week ago, the next day I woke up with an AWFUL rash:
I mean, truly miserable. I'm allergic to my new sunscreen, Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch, SPF 50.
(I've know others to also have bad reactions to this, watch out. It also isn't the natural kind that uses Zinc Oxide.)

I had to get a shot of cortisone and take prednisone for a week. So now my rash is clearing up. I am working but it's online so....I can relax and blog. But what to blog about?

"Uh, Kittie, this is a food blog."
Yes it is. But I made it when the only thing I could think about was food because I keeping myself FROM food. I still think about what I eat but I am much less concerned with it now. I love it, I enjoy it. But now I LET myself enjoy it without (nearly as much) of the guilt. I also don't binge at all anymore. That is a wonderful feeling. I can control myself without being controlling. Good.

"Where are you going with this?"
I want to talk about other things. Books, plays, poetry. I am freak for literature. My blog is named for an obscure Through the Looking Glass reference. This is because I love books, not because I'm trying to be cute. I also have a great interest in Cruelty Free and Vegan makeup, for instance. I also have a deep-set interest in a few social/political topics. I have opinions.

Let's move into a cruelty-free lifestyle blog.

I might ramble about Shakespeare. But I will try to tell you what tea I was drinking at the time.
I may loose readers. I may not do it for long. I may do it for years. Let's just see.

Oh, and I still eat food:

Like my pretty little oatmeal bowl today:
CCK's Blueberry Pie Pancakes (made with brown rice flour):
Tons and tons of unpictured cereal...for breakfast....dinner...snack...wtvr.

But not for lunch. Always PBJ or salad for lunch....
...or a snack plate.
And for dinner I have been loving baked tofu.
(It's there, hiding under the nooch-y kale chips)

14 May 2011


I missed the 1-year anniversary of my blog....whoops.
It was 4 days ago.
I've been in my home town for about a week. (kill me.)
I'll be back "home" (read: college town) tomorrow to start a summer class on Monday.
I've moved to an apartment with a full kitchen.
My class is only one month, I will have three more months of summer to cook.
Will I cook just because I have time?
Summer is salad season....I'm just being honest.


20 April 2011

Easter Holiday

I may not believe in Jesus zombies but I do believe in bunnies. And long weekends. And spring. And baking.
I made Mama Pea's sugar cookie dough balls into snickerdoodles...
and a few sprinkled ones.
My nails are pretty awesome.

There's a bunny.