Exactly one year ago today, I arrived in Italy for my semester abroad! I seriously cannot believe it's been an entire year already. I was looking back on pictures/reminiscing lol, and below are some highlights of my time in Italia. I can't wait to go back--although that's not going to happen for a long time.
Posted by mai at 6:30 AM
I recently discovered Loren Hope Designs, which is an online jewelry boutique that also distributes to stores around the U.S. I love all the necklaces, which come in such fun colors and are great for accessorizing any outfit. There are so many great ones that would be perfect statement pieces! Check out the adorable jewelry here.
Posted by mai at 10:10 AM
After many not so subtle remarks from my dad about craving apple pie, I decided to make one--with a lattice top! I think this was my first time making pie, and I used this recipe for the crust, minus half a stick of butter. Since I didn't really find a filling recipe I liked, there was a lot of improvisation along the way. 2 sliced apples, lots of cinnamon, lime juice mixed with arrowroot powder, and about 3/4 c of brown sugar were mixed with the apples. The result was delicious! I was really excited about how my lattice top turned out, haha. Only thing I would change is adding more apples next time!
The other day I went to my friend's house to help make 100 mini cupcakes for an event. It was the perfect opportunity to test out my new camera! I obviously still need a lot of work learning how to use it, but it's a lot of fun figuring out. We used this recipe for the chocolate cupcakes and lemon frosting, this recipe for the vanilla cupcakes, and this recipe for the chocolate frosting. These are definitely not healthy, but a nice delectable treat.
Posted by mai at 12:18 PM