Friday, December 30, 2011

sock bun!

i've been meaning to try a sock bun for a while now.  what is a sock bun, you may ask?  just what it sounds like - a bun made with the help (and bulk) of a sock.  i have plenty of hair, but it's rather fine.  so even though it's finally getting fairly long, it still makes a pretty small bun.

many pictures and tutorials exist out there on the internet-machine, but i used the one that popped up first last night, found here.

the girl in the video seems to do the sock bun for the sake of the bun itself.  my goal was the curls that result the following day, so i did my sock bun with damp hair.

so chop the toes of a clean (likely mismatched) sock i did!  we were only headed out to a divey place, so i only attempted the sock bun once and just went with that.

i slept in the bun overnight as it finished drying, and here are the curls i was sporting when i freed my hair this morning from the bun.

Monday, December 19, 2011

doctored-up salsa

as much as i appreciate a meal painstakingly created, some things are just quick and delicous.  chips and salsa is likely the most frequent snack in my household.  though i'm content ripping open a bag of tortilla chips and opening a jar of salsa, this takes it a small step further.  oh-so delicious, but something even the least kitchen-inclined could handle.

open a jar of tostitos salsa (i like the medium heat) and dump some into a bowl.

spoon in a healthy dallop of top the tater

add a little bit of the chili garlic sauce (careful - this stuff can get spicy!).

chop a but of cilantro and toss 'er in and stir it all together

that's it.  eat.  enjoy.  make more.