diy halloween costumes / pt 3

October 16, 2013

halloween / holiday

who’s ready for part 3?! if anyone happens to wear a costume inspired by this column i would LOOOOVE to see! please please tell me if you do.

rosemarys baby costume / almost makes perfect

R O S E M A R Y [ ‘ S  B A B Y ]
dress / pixie wig / mary janes / necklace / baby stroller 
+ and don’t forget to rock a pillow in your tummy.

chucky costume / almost makes perfect

C H U C K Y  ( C H I L D ‘ S  P L A Y )
tee / overalls / hair chalk / eyeliner (for cute little freckles) / sneakers

waynes world costumes / almost makes perfect

W A Y N E ‘ S  W O R L D (couples costume)
on wayne // waynes world hat / black tee / jeans / chucks
on garth // glasses / plaid shirt / aerosmith tee

but who wants to dress like wayne and garth that’s so lame — ooo wait a minute…

waynes world costumes

yes, that’s me and my friends dressed as the whole gang a couple years ago. we nailed it right?

it’s halloween so i can post this

October 15, 2013

fun / halloween

you may have seen me mention i love horror movies — hey did you know that i LOVE horror movies. we’ve been watching one almost every day since it’s october and i’m a maniac and “HELL NO: the sensible horror film” is exactly what my boyfriend would want in a movie. all he does is complain about their poor choices.

long bob


i’ve got wavy hair that i don’t brush so it’s always a mess. i wanted to grow it out long since i went really short a few years ago, but the other day i saw it from the back and i actually had bent hair all over. eesh. then i saw that photo of audrey tatou’s hair and i was like ok i’ll cut this crap.
long bobs - almost makes perfect

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long bobs are so cute right? right?!?!


simple cod ceviche

October 14, 2013

recipes / seafood

simple ceviche - almost makes perfect

i crave ceviche pretty often around here. as i talk about frequently – i looove mexican food and i love fish so come on. also this is the easiest recipe to do ever because you basically chop some stuff and set a timer.

oh and squeeze 45 limes.

ceviche limes

simple ceviche
adapted from rick bayless

you’ll need
1 pound fresh, skinless fish, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (he says 3 or 4, i say buy a dozen to make sure you have enough juice)
1 medium white onion, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium-large tomatoes (about 1 pound), chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
fresh hot green chiles (2 to 3 serranos or 1 to 2 jalapeños), stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro, plus a few leaves for garnish
1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 large or 2 small ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
tortilla chips for serving

in a glass or stainless steel bowl, combine the fish, lime juice and onion. use enough juice to cover the fish and allow it to float freely; too little juice means unevenly “cooked” fish. cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours, until a cube of fish no longer looks raw when broken open. drain in a colander. (you can save a couple tablespoons if you like it a little juicy like i do and pour it back in once the other ingredients are in there)

in a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, green chiles, cilantro and optional olive oil. stir in the fish and season with salt, about 1/2 teaspoon. add the sugar. cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately. just before serving, gently stir in the diced avocado. garnish the ceviche with cilantro leaves before serving.

simple ceviche -- almost makes perfect

payday wishlist

October 11, 2013

wish list

i know i can’t stop complaining about it being too hot here, but i think it’s finally not too hot! actually it’s been freezing cold in our apartment and we had to turn on our little space heaters. very exciting stuff going on over here. i’m spending the weekend doing some DIYs and i think we’re going to make corn chowder and do karaoke.

hope you have a woooonderful weekend!

payday wishlist // 59

one . omg i want this ring. it looks like two rings and i want it right now.
two . i love the subtle colors on this pink rock art print by rk design
three . yet another target gem — this nate berkus lamp looks real fancy like.
four . the pattern on this hand drawn pillow is really well done
five . if it’s a black flower, it’s less girly right? this tote is so cute and it’s under $4.
six . a sleep mask that looks like a cat? omg. my cats could mistake me for a cat and i’d be too happy about that.


freeloader // 2

October 10, 2013

downloads / graphic design

free iphone wallpaper - almost makes perfect

hey you guys. i’ve decided i’m going to start designing free wallpapers regularly to share with you and because i’m very fickle. maybe you are too. so if you downloaded the last one – you can change it up now!

and yeah – this column will be named freeloader. because free / load / HAHA. you get the idea.

free mountain iphone wallpaper -- almost makes perfect

also — i’m trying something new. if you wouldn’t mind “paying” for the wallpaper with a tweet or status update, then please do that, i’m just trying to spread the word but if you hate it – tell me and i won’t do it again ok? we should all be happy in this scenario.