Saturday, April 28, 2012

Obsessed: Salazon Chocolate

My obsession of the week?  Salazon Chocolate.  I was searching for a gift for my mentor teacher when I found this brand of organic chocolate at The Fresh Market.  I bought the organic dark chocolate with sea salt and crushed coffee.  It was the best dark chocolate I have ever eaten.  It was the perfect mix of sweet and tart.  Not too sweet, but not too tart (which can be really discusting).  And then there was a subtle taste of sea salt and coffee.  It was the perfect combination of flavors.  I could not quit eating it.  I have never tried chocolate with sea salt before, and now I'm obsessed.  I highly recommend checking out Salazon.  Here is the website.  Along with the flavor that I got, they also have organic dark chocolate with sea salt, organic dark chocolate with sea salt and organic turbinado cane sugar, and organic dark chocolate with sea salt and organic cracked black pepper (interesting). 
Isn't it beautiful??
Here is a close-up of the crushed coffee and sea salt!
They use consumer traveling pictures for their wrappers!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Imperfection

I am a perfectionist.  I spend wayyyy too much time on things trying to get them perfect.  I somewhat freak out when I don't do something perfect (which happens frequently.)  These past two weeks have been FAR from perfect for me.  I messed something up at my internship site, I got in a couple arguments and said some words that I now regret, I skipped a week on posting "American Idol Ramblings" (ha!), AND when I tried to make brownies in eggshells on Easter, this was my result: 
And this was supposed to be the result: 
Mine were beautiful, huh?  LOL. 

Anways, even though I know that I can't be perfect, I put myself down when I'm not.  I need to realize that imperfection is beauty.  And that, yes, things didn't go as I wanted them to, but they made me who I was these past couple of weeks.  AND that the only perfect person is our heavenly father. 

American Idol Ramblings

Sorry, guys.  I skipped last week.  I've been sooo busy with school, work, dance, dentist appts, etc.  Ya, I just got a wisdom tooth pulled out.  One of the worst experiences of my life.  Anyways.  Here are my thoughts on this week.

1.  Colton-loved him again.  Surprising?  I love his smile.  He wrinkles his nose. 
2.  Will they quit putting Colton and Skylar together?  I just don't think they go together as a duo.
3.  I feel so bad for Holly.  She is so shy and quiet.  Every week it seems that she is criticized by the judges for her performances.  And every week it looks like she might cry.  She somewhat reminds me of myself.  I would never make it in the music industry.
4.  I loved the song choice of Joshua.  He sang "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. 
5.  I completely fell asleep and missed Elise's performance.  How was it?
6.  This is random.  But I really liked the pop of blue color coming out of Ryan's pocket.  Cute!
7.  Ok.  Jennifer Hudson.  Doesn't she look great?!  Kudos to her for losing all that weight!  And I never was a Hudson fan, but the song she performed, "Think Like a Man," instantly grabbed my attention.  I like!
8.  James Durbin.  He just confused me.
9.  And last but not least......America voted Jessica Sanchez off?!?  She has the best voice in the competition.  But the whole Idol panel running up on stage with her to announce they are saving her before she finished her song?  Unnecessary.  That had to of made the other contestants feel bad.  Anyways...maybe it was Jessica's song choice that got her the least amount of votes.  That's all I can think of.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

This past weekend, I took my first shot at naturally dying Easter eggs.  Here are the results:
For the light pink eggs, I used beets, water, and vinegar.  For the speckled eggs, I used grape juice and vinegar (they were supposed to be lavendar, but turned out dark gray and speckled).  For the light bluish gray eggs, I used frozen blueberries and water.  For the light orange eggs, I used paprika, water, and vinegar.  The article I used was from Better Homes and Garden.  Here is the link
Overall, I was satisfied with the turn-out!  I love the earthy, pastel colors :)