Thursday, September 23, 2010

Aggie Season!

My dear friends, Aggie season has begun! 
I'm not just talking about school starting, or football season.  I'm talking about the fun that happens while i'm away at school!

Lauren and I have already tried on some "super cutie" dresses at the DI.  

Stopping by Six Star party outlet was a MUST!  I just couldn't contain my excitement when I saw that they had brightly colored ski masks. 

I've already suffered from massive amounts of stress!
You may think that i'm just being silly, but in all actuality I'm desperately trying to make myself laugh so I don't go insane.

We've supported our Aggies!

We lost the game :(
I finally purchased the 'I heart Boobies' bracelet that I've been wanting.  It's my cute way of supporting breast cancer research. 

I wore my favorite outfit to church as well as completed my favorite project of all time!  This project helped me realize that I needed to change my major and pursue my dreams/goals.

Lauren's boy toy decided to model my wrapping paper skirt one night.

As you can plainly see, so far it's been a wonderful year!  I love my time spend in Logan.  I love Aggie Season!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big News!


On Friday at 2:00pm I am actually going to declare a major.  I will be declaring a major in FCSE; Family Consumer Science Education.  I blame the following inspiration on my calling.

It occurred to me the other day during my psychological statistics class that I have no desire to conduct tests on peoples behavior for the rest of my life.  I know that a degree in psychology doesn't necessarily mean that all I would be doing to psychological studies, but I don't want to risk it.  I just wanted to go into counseling, but getting there is a very hard process!
I've decided that I want to be a high school sewing teacher!  Sewing was my favorite class all through junior high and high school and I want others to enjoy it like I do.  I'd also like to be a foods and nutrition teacher.

Who ever thought I would want to be a teacher?  Actually I did.  I want to do something that I love for the rest of my life, I want others to share the joy I feel when I do something I love, I want a career that will allow me to spend time with my family.  Looks like I want to be a teacher.  I'm super excited!  As of right now it looks like I will probably be graduating late though :( 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'm awesome!

Basically I'm like the most awesome roommate known to man!
Last night I made scones :)  Mmmmmm scones.
No, I didn't just make scones that were eaten with honey butter, I mad them like 50 times better!
For dinner we had Navajo taco scones and for dessert we had cinna-scones.  It was heaven! Even though I was slaving over hot oil for like two hours it was TOTALLY worth it to see the looks my roommates gave me as they took their first bite. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Heaven on a Baking Sheet

So, anyone who knows anything about weddings knows that French Maracoons are the new big thing.  I was lucky to try them while at a farmers market in San Francisco and needless to say I fell in LOVE. 

Me being an awesomely amazing roommate decided to introduce my lovely girlies to these exquisite bits of heaven.

Okay, we weren't quite as fancy as the picture but when you're in college it doesn't really matter.

Here's the recipe.
(If anyone tells you that Macaroons are hard to make the are a lying butt face... or are a crappy cook)

                         Makes 35 macaroons
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam, for filling

  • Chocolate: Substitute 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder for 1/4 cup of the almond flour.
  • Coconut: Substitute 2 tablespoons desiccated unsweetened coconut for 2 tablespoons of the almond flour, and add 1/2 teaspoon rum; sprinkle with additional coconut before baking.
  • Peanut: Substitute an equal amount finely ground unsalted peanuts (peanut flour) for the almond flour.
  • Pistachio: Substitute 1/2 cup finely ground unsalted pistachios (pistachio flour) for 1/2 cup of the almond flour, and add 2 to 3 drops forest-green gel-paste food coloring.
  • Raspberry: Add 1 tablespoon fresh raspberry puree, strained, plus 3 to 4 drops dusty- rose gel-paste food coloring.
  • Vanilla Bean: Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use.
  • Chocolate: Chocolate Ganache
  • Coconut: 1 cup Swiss Meringue Buttercream, mixed with 1/3 cup angel-flake coconut.
  • Peanut: Chocolate Ganache, or store-bought dulce de leche, jam, or peanut butter.
  • Pistachio: 1 cup Swiss Meringue Buttercream, mixed with 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios.
  • Raspberry: 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Vanilla Bean: 1 cup Pineapple Buttercream , 1 cup Swiss Meringue Buttercream, or 3/4 cup store-bought jam or preserves.


  1. Pulse confectioners' sugar and almond flour in a food processor until combined. Sift mixture 2 times.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk whites with a mixer on medium speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar, and whisk until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to low, then add superfine sugar. Increase speed to high, and whisk until stiff peaks form, about 8 minutes. Sift flour mixture over whites, and fold until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  3. Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip, and pipe 3/4-inch rounds 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets, dragging pastry tip to the side of rounds rather than forming peaks. Tap bottom of each sheet on work surface to release trapped air. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake 1 sheet at a time, rotating halfway through, until macaroons are crisp and firm, about 10 minutes. After each batch, increase oven temperature to 375 degrees, heat for 5 minutes, then reduce to 325 degrees.
  4. Let macaroons cool on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. (If macaroons stick, spray water underneath parchment on hot sheet. The steam will help release macaroons.)
  5. Sandwich 2 same-size macaroons with 1 teaspoon jam. Serve immediately, or stack between layers of parchment, wrap in plastic, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Tying Up Loose Strings

The last of SF with the Popsicle.

Once upon a time I went to high school in Utah with a bunch of teenage LDS girls who thought the the musical Wicked was the most amazing musical since Les Miserables.  Day after day I would walk to class being serenaded to by a gaggle (yes, like geese) of girls singing "POPULAR, you're gonna be popular!".

It made me SICK!

Well, while I was in San Francisco my dad and I went and saw Wicked.  

Oh, I forgot this!  My dad took my mom to SF a while back and they went and saw Wicked without me.  I held that over his head until I finally got a trip of my own.  Win on my part!

Back to my story.

Wicked was in fact a very cute musical.  I still don't like the fact that there were so many annoying girls who sang it throughout the halls of my high school and I don't think it's a musical that can compare to Les Miserables, BUT it is very good and has a nice story line. 

My ALL TIME FAVORITE song from Wicked is 'Because I Knew You"!

It's such an emotional song... nearly made me cry alligator tears.

We also went and saw one of my favorite musicals from my childhood, Beauty and the Beast.  
The actual live musical is SO much better than the movie!  There are songs that are FANTASTIC!
Like this one:


This is going to wrap up my San Francisco posts.  
I absolutely loved being able to travel with my dad!  I love him!   A LOT!
We also went on some tours, but after talking about these musicals a post about a bus tour just wouldn't compare to their AMAZINGNESS.

Do you have a favorite musical?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dress and Humanity

I'm in this AWESOME class at Utah State called Dress and Humanity. It's totally my thing!  For our first project we are required to make a garment out of re-purposed materials.  Our items will be walking down the runway on September 20th.  I totally feel like i'm on Project Runway!  My design originally was going to be a wedding dress made out of white trash bags.  Have you ever realized just how see through trash bags are?
My next design was a wedding dress made out of wrapping paper.  I made the bodice and I must say that it does look pretty good, the problem is that the wrapping paper is really thick and doesn't allow for much movement.  I ended up bagging that idea.

Here is the inspiration for my new design!


Needless to say, it's going to be a very unique dress. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stalker Love

Dear Blog Stalkers;

Thank you oh so very much for checking out my blog more than regularly!  It truly does make me happy to know that there are people out there who want to read my boring CRAP!  I sincerely apologize that I haven't been posting on a more regular schedule.  I promise that I will finish my posts about my trip to San Francisco with my Popsicle.  After that I will fill you in on what's going down in Loganut.  

Thank you for being my stalker!

Loves, Me

ps. if there is something I love more than my blog stalkers it's the people who follow my blog!... just sayin'. 
pps.  i need ideas for new posts, so please be a dear and leave a little comment tellin' me what you want to read.

Monday, September 6, 2010

JCOM 2010- Media Smarts

Sorry everyone, but I have to do an assignment for my Media Smarts class and we have the option of posting the assignment to our blog so of course that's what I chose to do.  Hopefully this is the only time it will happen.

I'm Kelsey, and this is my blog. 

 I'm a sophomore who is a self proclaimed psychology major.  I struggle with declaring a major because I would feel like a quitter if I decided to change it as often as I do in my head.  I love fashion and I would love the opportunity to go study at FIT in New York.  I'm thinking of taking some more classes in FSCE and possibly doing a double major.  I love to cook sew and be crafty.  I'm currently FCSE 3080 (Dress and Humanity) and am making a dress out of wrapping paper for the re-purposed fashion show that will be on the 20th.  I'm really enjoying the challenge! 

I've lived in Utah for most of my life and I don't come from the typical Utah family.   I was born in Federal Way, Washington (near Seattle) and moved to Layton, Utah around age 5.   I'm the oldest of two, my younger brother is a sophomore in high school and is way too close to turning 16. 
I'm 5'3" with brown hair and green eyes.  I'm kind of quiet during my classes, but am one of the loud ones when I get into a comfortable setting.  For the most part I always have an opinion, I don't really enjoy sharing it in front of the class though. I'm not afraid of giving presentations though.  I'm the person who almost always gets ready and looks nice for my classes.  I'm a huge fan of cardigans and scarves, so that's probably what you'll see me wearing for the rest of the semester. 

The type of media I use the most for entertainment would probably be the internet.  

The best roommates I could ever ask for!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

More of San Francisco

I've never been known to be good at remembering events and I probably never will.  It's now been quite a while since I got back from my wonderful trip to San Francisco with my papa; this is going to be my sad attempt to fill you in on the rest of the trip... hopefully I don't forget anything too exciting.

One night while we were there we took a cable car over to Fisherman's wharf to have dinner. 

 We went to a nice restaurant that over looked the water.  I ordered fish and chips (of course!) and the Dad ordered some salmon.  We ate and talked and enjoyed our meal.  About half way through our dinner we noticed the Bushman just outside of one of the windows.  

The free entertainment was hysterical!  We watched his scare innocent passersby and tried not to laugh too hard and disrupt everyones dinner.

I can't remember if it was the same night or not, but we walked down to Ghiradelli square and bought some chocolate covered cherries 

and found a cute little cupcake store, Kara's Cupcakes.

I ordered a delicious Meyer Lemony Lemon which is a vanilla cupcake with a tart lemon filling and lemon buttercream and Dad ordered something with WAY TOO much chocolate... It was sicknast.  My cupcake was fantastic, but I don't think I would demand that anyone stopped by there while in SF.  I'd much rather have you go to China Town for crepes.