Wednesday, April 25, 2012

a lamp.

I found this cute lamp on one of my favorite diy blogs, curbly.  it seems really easy, fun, and cheap!  the best part is how you can make it your own by changing the color or the amount of dowels you use. happy crafting!

  • Lamp and cord pendant set, such as the IKEA Hemma ($3.99)
  • 10 3/16" wood dowels, 36"-length  ($.29/e; $2.90)
  • 1 can spray paint ($2.95)
Total: $9.84


  • Saw or utility knife
  • Hot glue gun and yellow (wood) glue sticks
  • Two-part epoxy, Household Goop, or E6000 glue
  • Tin snips or sharp scissors (optional)
curbly has the step-by-step instructions, seems very easy and fun.

Monday, April 16, 2012

a new.

this is my attempt to get back to where i started. i haven't felt creatively inspired in a long time but i know i need to find that nitch again and embrace it. as of now, i am working on ideas for new hi.bye.mudpie products and thinking about starting an easy account to keep me going.

i'm gonna start off by exploring things in oakland and my area and sharing those with everyone. this should help the inspirational aspect of my creativity. i have been cooking more and more and am working on keeping track of those recipes.

for now it's sleeping pups.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a vacation...

i'm in florida!!

getting some much needed relaxation with my bff this week in florida. after feeling out of touch and stressed, laying on the beach and not having a plan to do anything is so nice.

when I return to the real world, I can't wait to start adding more blog posts!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

sunday dinner

you'll have to excuse me, I just came back from the dentist and my gums itch. it's weird, but they do. it must be the drugs they use.

I really like to cook for people. it's really hard to cook for one and not have a week of eating the same food. so I use my sister and her boyfriend a lot to cook for. they are both foodie kinda folks so I get input. last sunday night I finally felt better after the road trip across country and catching a cold along the way, so I went to their house to cook.

the main course was pizza. I cook based on what I like so garlic is in basically everything. I made a corn meal crust I got off the martha stewart website. it was a good crust but with this pizza, I recommend a basic crust with a good edge.

1 large can of whole or sliced tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, largely chopped
1 small eggplant
8 oz asiago cheese
1 package sliced salami or pepperoni
arugula and olive oil to top

When tomatoes are out of season (now) I like to use simple whole canned ones. Make sure to look at the label, that it is only tomatoes, water, salt and maybe vinegar. there should be no sugar or words you can't pronounce.

1. I roll out the dough and cook it first for like six minutes before adding ingredients. After the crust is pre-cooked, add the canned tomatoes, sliced to the entire crust.
2. top the tomatoes with the garlic evenly spreading throughout.
3. thinly slice the eggplant and add over the entirety of the pizza.
4. grate the cheese and cover the eggplant.
5. the salami goes on top. I am very generous and cover the whole pie.

cook at 450 until the cheese is a little brown and the salami starts to crisp. after slicing into pieces, top each slice with arugula and a lil olive oil.

next dessert! super easy recipe. both of these serve 4 or 5.

1. 2 sheets puff pastry
2. 1/2 pound cherries, pitted
3. 4 pears, sliced
4. 1 egg beaten
5. 1/3 cup sliced almonds
6. pinch of regular sugar
7. powdered sugar to top

first, put these on baking paper on a cookie tray. otherwise, they are hard to move. take a pasty brush and egg wash each of the puff pastries. evenly distribute the cherries and pears on the dough and sprinkle almonds and regular sugar on top.

bake in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes or until the dough is light/medium brown. cut into fours and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

a topic....

a blog is something I never thought of doing. but recently the draw of documenting and sharing certain things in my life even if it is to open space has been calling to me. this blog has two main purposes: to share recipes and push myself in my culinary skills and to promote articles that are hi.bye.mudpie

hi.bye.mudpie was started last summer as a means of a creative outlet. I am so picky about jewelery and the designs I like are always so expensive. my goal with h.b.m is to create fun and retro looks without charging a ridiculous amount. I also want to create more finer jewelery and hair combs but only custom made. the look I want to create is 50's and western inspired. think denim, lace, bows, leather, and buttons.

Monday, December 27, 2010

my blog

is going to be awesome. just so you have fair warning.