Dec 26, 2014
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2014 Holiday Bake-Off

In two days, I baked more than I have all year. In total, I think I spent about nine hours in the kitchen, making seven batches of dough for a total of six different kinds of cookies. The season was the reason, of course; they were made not just out of an enjoyment of baking (something I rediscover every time I put on the apron) or a love of devouring the sweet treats, but also as gifts to friends and neighbors for the holidays.

Since I put so much time and effort into the cookies – I’m currently feeling quite proud! – I figured I might as well make a blog post about my recent culinary endeavors. Plus, I haven’t updated dizzyspell.net in over a year now, so it wouldn’t hurt to have something more recent at the top of the page. Read on for more details on the cookies, including my experience in the kitchen and recipes so you can prepare some yourself. (They are all sooo good.)

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Dec 6, 2013
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The holiday season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or ridiculously expensive. There are tons of perfect gifts out there for the right person, and they won’t always break the wallet. For 2013, I’ve compiled a handy list, for your shopping pleasure. Don’t know what to get your picky boyfriend? Is your mom avidly avoiding dropping hints as to what she may want? Hopefully you’ll find something of interest for everyone in my five-part series, 50 Gifts $25 and Under. (Prices don’t include taxes and/or shipping.) Each (work)day this week, I have posted one part, and last we’ve got a variety of goodies at the most expensive range of this budget: $20.01 to $25.00.

PART ONEPART TWOPART THREE • PART FOUR • PART FIVE

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Dec 5, 2013
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The holiday season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or ridiculously expensive. There are tons of perfect gifts out there for the right person, and they won’t always break the wallet. For 2013, I’ve compiled a handy list, for your shopping pleasure. Don’t know what to get your picky boyfriend? Is your mom avidly avoiding dropping hints as to what she may want? Hopefully you’ll find something of interest for everyone in my five-part series, 50 Gifts $25 and Under. (Prices don’t include taxes and/or shipping.) Each (work)day this week, I’ll be posting one part, and next we’ve got a variety of goodies from $15.01 to $20.00.

PART ONEPART TWOPART THREEPART FOURPART FIVE

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Dec 4, 2013
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The holiday season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or ridiculously expensive. There are tons of perfect gifts out there for the right person, and they won’t always break the wallet. For 2013, I’ve compiled a handy list, for your shopping pleasure. Don’t know what to get your picky boyfriend? Is your mom avidly avoiding dropping hints as to what she may want? Hopefully you’ll find something of interest for everyone in my five-part series, 50 Gifts $25 and Under. (Prices don’t include taxes and/or shipping.) Each (work)day this week, I’ll be posting one part, and next we’ve got a variety of goodies from $10.01 to $15.00.

PART ONEPART TWOPART THREEPART FOURPART FIVE

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Dec 3, 2013
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The holiday season doesn’t have to be overwhelming or ridiculously expensive. There are tons of perfect gifts out there for the right person, and they won’t always break the wallet. For 2013, I’ve compiled a handy list, for your shopping pleasure. Don’t know what to get your picky boyfriend? Is your mom avidly avoiding dropping hints as to what she may want? Hopefully you’ll find something of interest for everyone in my five-part series, 50 Gifts $25 and Under. (Prices don’t include taxes and/or shipping.) Each (work)day this week, I’ll be posting one part, and next we’ve got a variety of goodies from $5.01 to $10.00.

PART ONEPART TWO PART THREEPART FOURPART FIVE

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i'm an amalgamation of bryan fuller characters: the quiet and awkward hobbyist, the lost girl who converses with inanimate objects to seek resolutions, the overly ambitious but ne'er-get-anywhere recluse. at least a toilet seat hasn't fallen on my head. my name is kristina, and i have the neon disease. read more.

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