For some reason this year my Halloween DIY projects keep flopping. I made a wreath yesterday and it's seriously the ugliest thing I've ever seen. So, until I manage to put together something awesome enough to post, I thought I would share some of my old favorites.
Last week I entered a Photoshop contest for tickets to the 2nd Annual Sriracha Festival and I won! I wish I had taken more photos of the food because it was so good. Everything was made with Sriracha. My boyfriend and I had a field day. We ate smoked ribs, spicy pork ramen (pictured above), steak tacos, crawfish mac & cheese, peruvian steak sandwiches and so much more. There was dessert and craft beer and cocktails. The tickets were normally $60 but since I won them we got everything for free. It was the best.
The video below shows some of the food they served. We actually talked to the chef who made the crawfish mac & cheese and told him how much we liked it. I think we went back to his booth about 3 times.
I definitely recommend this event if you're in the LA or San Diego area next year. Read more about it here.
I'm officially in the Halloween spirit! I painted some Bob's Burgers pumpkins today so I took some photos to share with you guys. It's not my best work but my drawing hand is broken so I'll cut myself some slack. It was definitely easier than trying to carve them. Plus, they'll last a long time!
I'm hooked on the red pepper relish from Jersey Mike's so I decided to make some of my own. It's perfect for sandwiches, burgers or just add it to some cheese and crackers.
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1 onion
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- a pinch of salt and pepper
Finely chop your bell peppers and onion. I used a food processor.
Add everything to a saucepan and cook on high for about 5 minutes.
Continue cooking (stirring occasionally) on low until most of the liquid is gone.
Allow to cool for about an hour before serving.
So, I dried some clothes yesterday and I don't know what was in the pockets but whatever it was, it was sticky. It was either gum or tape. Regardless, it made a huge gross mess all over the inside of the dryer. I didn't want to use any harsh chemicals that will leave a bad smell in the dryer so I started googling. Turns out, if you mix equal parts baking soda and canola oil (coconut oil works too), you have your very own goo gone! I scrubbed the sticky mess with an old toothbrush and it worked perfectly! No bad smell either!
I went on a little shopping spree at Dollar Tree yesterday. They have a ton of autumn decorations right now. I only used about half of what I bought to make this wreath so I might just make another one. My grand total was $6. $3 per wreath? You can't beat that!
It's national cheeseburger day! I couldn't let the day go by without a cheeseburger themed post, especially since burgers are my absolute favorite food. So, I thought I'd take a little trip down memory lane and share my favorite burger DIYs. Learn how to make my cheeseburger pillow here and, just in time for Halloween, learn how to make my no-sew burger costume here.
I also thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite burger-themed Etsy items...