Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August update: Scenes as of late.

Hi! Yes! I'm still alive! Really!

I know this blog has been super quiet as of late, and just know that it kills me not to be spending at least some time in the kitchen or behind a camera. With the deadline for the dissertation looming fast, large, and imminently, I've had to slap my own hand away every time I even *start* to think about anything but the thesis. But rest assured that I have been keeping an ever-growing list of Things To Do After the Dissertation, on which many, many recipe ideas have been jotted. So DfB will be back soon, I promise!

In the meantime, I do pop up every now and then on twitter and instagram. I mean, a girl's gotta stay balanced and sane somehow, right? Right? My doctor recently said at a routine check-up that I was healthy and the least stressed dissertator she's ever seen. Apparently, I'm doing it wrong! because all signs point to needing to be way more frantic than I am. :) But really, guys, writing a thesis isn't easy. Really. Thankfully, I've had good people along the way with the cheerleading, which makes it so much better. And it makes me appreciate the little moments that make me smile. Thank goodness they're instagrammable:

Oh! This reminds me. One of the items on my Post-Diss To Do List is to write a post about propping and food photography. (It's been more than a year since my last post about food photography, so it's high time, I'd say.) To that end, if you have any questions about props for me, please leave them in the comments below. I most definitely don't consider myself a stylist in any sense of the word, but there are certain things that I've found have worked for me and wanted to share my thoughts. So, I will try to answer questions you throw my way!

Okay, back to hyper thesis mode. Wish me luck, and I'll see y'all again on the other side (I hope)!


  1. I'm so excited about the figs I just bought too! I just made a fresh fig and goat cheese tart, and I'm going to roast some tomorrow, for the first time. Hopefully, they turn out okay!

    Coincidentally, I have a pretty cup from Thailand that I received as a souvenir. The intricate gold designs are so beautiful!

  2. Best of luck lovely lady! I believe in you!!!

  3. Good luck good luck good luck! Take all the time you need (or all the time you have!) and don't feel too guilty ;) we'll still be here

  4. Best of luck with everything! I know I won't be writing my thesis for another couple of years but just the thought of it makes me cringe already haha I'll be looking forward to your post-diss posts :)

  5. Alanna Taylor-TobinAugust 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Wishing you the best of luck with your thesis! Where is this magical antique fair?

  6. Best of luck for you!
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  7. Would love to know what photo apps you use! And good luck on the last stretch, you can dissertate :)

  8. Amazing homeless pics. I like this cup with macarons=)))))

  9. The dissertation is uber-important. We'll still be here after you've finished and recovered! Good luck!
    PS: Adore your handwriting!

  10. Oh my goodness! That tea cup is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Sherry Tejada


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