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Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce by lifeisjustduckie
Homemade Applesauce, a photo by lifeisjustduckie on Flickr.

This was from my first batch of applesauce the other day. I just cut up the apples, put in some cinnamon and sugar then hoped for the best….luckily it turned out delicious and I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with making applesauce haha.

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Lace Panel Pullover

IMAG0268 by lifeisjustduckie
IMAG0268, a photo by lifeisjustduckie on Flickr.


Here’s the start of my newest sweater.  My Mom got me this yarn for Christmas and it has just been sitting in my stash taking up space.  I hope to power through the rest of the sweater in about a month, I think any sooner is pretty unreasonable for me haha.  I found the pattern in the latest Love of Knitting magazine, it has thumb holes in the sleeves!  Which is why I chose to knit this sweater in the first place…

I also got to go explore The Needlecraft Barn, our local yarn shop, in Morgantown this past Saturday and it was awesome!  The Needlecraft Barn is packed from top to bottom with all things related to needle work, from embroidery to knitting to cross stitch,  I had a really great time there and hope to go back soon.

In other news, I’ve started learning how to ride horses, something I’ve wanted to do since I was little.  One thing I didn’t realize was how many muscles a person has in their body that they never use…I didn’t know about the muscles in my legs until it hurt to sit down haha.  So far, apart from the soreness, it’s actually going pretty well.  Apparently I’m not half bad at it, and I haven’t fallen off yet *knocks on wood*

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I’m an Adult!!!

But wait a minute Kelly, you’re 22.  Haven’t you been an adult for four years now?  Why yes, yes I have.  But today marks a very important day….

I have cooked myself dinner…and it turned out delicious!!!!


What is that?  My dinner, of course!

And, in case you were wondering, it was so very easy to make.  I just took time-honoured Blake family secrets (marinating chicken in Italian dressing) and experimental ingenuity (adding a tomato and some onion).   Then I cooked it down and put it on top of some rice.  All in all a successful meal.

Chicken, Tomato, and Onion Dish

  • 2 chicken tenders
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • Italian dressing

Marinate the chicken in the Italian dressing (the longer the better).  Chop the tomato and onion and start cooking in a skillet with a tiny bit of olive oil (or oil of your choice).  Add chicken and dressing, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through.  Put over rice or enjoy on its own.

See Mom, I am taking care of myself.

Last week my contract for summer theatre ended.  We had a wonderful run and I’m very glad I worked it.  On that note, working summer theatre and being in one of the shows is downright suicide and will probably not be happening again next summer, haha.  One or the other for me please.  I was very lucky to work with Bekah, Jason, and Linda; we made a wondrous team!

Now I get to focus on officially moving in to my new apartment, oh the joys of unpacking…not.  But it will be quite fun to be able to arrange everything just how I like it and clean when I want to (not as often as I should probably).  I’m also looking forward to more quality friend time with my new roommates, Katie and Sean.

So far in the week I’ve been unemployed I have started my ridiculous pile of mending/re-fashioning and drank copious amounts of tea…in the next week or so I plan on going home and helping my Mom weed the six billion bean plants as well as the rest of the garden.  The good thing is that I know she’ll fry squash for me the right way when I’m home, nothing like my Mom’s cooking!

This is a very condensed version of my summer so far, and I’m going to go back and flesh out the details in the next few posts so be on the lookout.

Keep calm and duck on.

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Cow Bench Adventures

So I went to Washington D.C. while I was on Christmas Break from college.  I had exponential fun times walking around with my man.  We took the metro in from close to Dulles after dropping my dad off at the airport.  Have I mentioned how much I love the Metro and other train related travel?  Well, I love trains!  I think they are ridiculously fun to ride on.  They rival my fascination with escalators…movable steps, why do people walk on those things?!?!  While in D.C. we decided  to ride the Circulator Bus to Georgetown, which was a good idea because it’s very cheap only $1!  On the other hand the bus ride which should have taken twenty to thirty minutes tops, took upwards of one and a half to two hours due to traffic rerouting allowing for some quality talking time and random act of kindness to a stranger!  Always a good thing!  While in Georgetown I found this awesome cow bench outside of Ben and Jerry’s!!!  We also saw two rats…one alive and one dead; some of my worst fears there were so icky and creepy!

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Look at my man! How dashing!


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I was being all fashionable and dressing up for our trip there, I think it was a good decision.

I liked my outfit:

a silver Wet Seal dress,

orange cardigan from my Mom,

blue Target tights,

brown thrifted shoes,

yard sale scarf,

black pea coat from Christmas,

and my hat which I made!

I want to start wearing some of the amazing clothes I have in my closet.  I admit that I am a Goodwill addict.  As such I have a lot of wonderful pieces that are interesting and unique and don’t get worn often enough.

Wednesday Wear

This is one of those outfits!

Hat: Me-Made from Christmas Yarn

Shirt: Black Tank Top from Target for Christmas from my Mom

Jacket: Blue Jacket from Rue21 on sale

Skirt: from Target for Christmas from my Mom

Tights: Probably Target? Not sure, real old

Shoes: Christmas Gift from my Brother

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