I am partial to a pitcher of sangria from time to time. James and I once had a pitcher in Costa Rica that cost us $70 USD that left a foul taste in our mouth.. but apart from that, it’s been nothing but a good time
It’s a simple cocktail and a great way to rid yourself of a bottle of sub par wine
On National Sangria Day, I made a simple sangria involving a cheap red wine, brandy, orange juice, mint leaves, and an assortment of fruit – including blackberries for drama
For National Oatmeal Muffin Day, I whipped up a batch of ‘my’ muffins.
By ‘my’ muffins, I mean, I didn’t really follow a recipe, I just followed my heart
This batch involved flax seed, peanut butter, oats, salt, baking soda, OAT MEAL, chocolate chips, salt, maple syrup, slivered almonds … the usual vegan suspects
They turned out pretty good !
National I Love Honey Day falls so close to it’s sugar syrup cousin National Maple Syrup Day, I’m suspicious
I don’t think I can back to back talk about sugar liquids, to be honest
It’s a lot to ask.. but I did celebrate the fuck out of it by artfully spilling it on the counter for these pictures!
I spoke too soon, last post, when I said I thought the last of my sucrose laden national holiday themes were coming to an end.
National Chocolate Covered Anything prompted one last kick at the proverbial sugar ridden cat for me!
Chocolate covered Twizzlers!
Just look at the sun beaming in on these teeth rotting little treats.. they were pretty good
December 13 is National Hot Cocoa Day
Nabbed myself a coconut milk hot cocoa from a nearby coffee shop. The barista went through great pains to make a beautiful latte tulip design, but FILLED THE JESUS THING TO THE BRIM LEAVING ME NO CHOICE BUT TO SPILL THE BITCH ALL OVER THE GOD DAMN SAUCER WHEN I PICKED IT UP
JUST LOOK AT IT! What a nightmare.
I feel bad for these fuckers. Thank goodness they have their own national holiday. National Poinsettia Day. The are a one time of year plant/flower. They, allegedly, contribute upwards of $250,000,000 to the U.S. economy-at the wholesale level. After Christmas, I don’t even know what happens to them. But they are a plant just like any other and because of their strong ties to Christmas, are trendy once a year. Sin.
Oh also, they aren’t that poisonous to cats and dogs. That’s a myth just like those DO NOT EAT silica packages that come in your shoes and sometimes vitamins. It’s just like, don’t eat them. You won’t die. But it won’t be delicious.
Anyway, here is a photo I took of poinsettias for National Poinsettia Day.
Cotton Candy was one of my favourite things as a kid. I used to love when ‘the fair’ (Thomas Amusements) would come to town so I could get my paws on it
It was also my favourite scent – any lip gloss or perfume or shampoo that smelled like it was a total shut-up-and-take-my-money moment
I didn’t even know where to find cotton candy for National Cotton Candy Day
Luckily Bulk Barn came through in a pinch
As an adult, who is not nearly as sugar crazed, I now get to see it for the beautiful, colourful cloud-like bundle of aesthetic wonder that it is
This lot looks like sparrow
This one looks like a cumulus cloud
This one a cirrus cloud
I feel like I could start an Instagram all about it – shapes of cotton candy, the modern day Rorschach test
Bought a pear for National Pear Day
It was perfectly ripe, albeit a little scathed from it’s travel
Not nearly as fun as National Pears Saint Helene Day
As I creep towards the end of this blogging / Instagram process, I realize how much I probably spent at Whole Foods
This little guy was sitting behind the display case, begging to be ravaged the National Cake Day
There is something so serene and soothing about these photos, I don’t know .. looking at them is kinda like going to a silent retreat
For National Lap Dance Day, rather than go through the hassle of getting myself a load of American $1 bills and making my way down to the local ‘gentleman’s club’, I forced Duncan to degrade himself for our Instagram kicks