When I moved out of the house at eighteen I was broke, as most 18-20 somethings are when they’re first getting set up on their own. Among eating canned ravioli and a LOT of ramen noodles, I learned how to make the easiest, cheapest, tastiest red sauce. To this day this is still my go-to-sauce for pasta, chicken parmesan, marinara dipping sauce, pizza sauce, etc.. You can add diced tomatoes, mushrooms, meat, and other seasonings to perfect your own but here’s my original recipe!
I wanted to make a chalkboard for the kitchen but also needed to hang hooks for my measuring cups and pot holders, so I combined the two ideas!
I hope everyone had an amazing Fourth of July! My boyfriend and I spent the day at the Portland Blues Festival on the Waterfront, which gave me the perfect excuse to bust out my new favorite sundress now that Portland’s summer has officially begun! We tromped around with thousands of others, enjoying a few beers, some amazing BBQ, and listening to live Blues. We had a few friends over to our new place to grill out and then walked back down to the waterfront to watch the fireworks. Other than an overly intoxicated redneck yelling, “Get yerself some, ‘Merica!!” every time another firework exploded in the sky, it was a great way to spend the Fourth!
Josh and I at the Blues Festival
Photo credit: Matthew Smith
After having my family in town for a week and then immediately packing, moving, cleaning by myself while Josh was back home, we finally have things settled and I’m ready to get back to work! The chaos of the move was definitely worthwhile since we both have workspaces to draw, paint, and create! I can’t wait to share some of the projects I’ve been working on with you!
Our new view : )
Punk enjoying the new porch!