Hollywood Bowl

Finally, I made it to the famous Hollywood Bowl music venue in Los Angeles, CA! We saw Robyn on her new tour. She was amazing! We were dancing and singing like maniacs to all her older music as well as the new stuff.

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The Hollywood Bowl is all outside so you can bring your own food and drinks to enjoy. I was in charge of desserts. I found this recipe for Peanut Butter Marshmallow Cookies (gluten free!) on Pinterest via the blog Beard and Bonnet.

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These cookies looked to delicious not to try. All I needed were 5 ingredients, which most of them I had.
Cooking Tips:
-Only put a little marshmallow between the peanut butter cookies otherwise you will have a fluff oozing out of the sandwich.
-These get messy so make sure you have hand wipes on deck.
Overall, these cookies were winners. Everyone was clamoring to get one. I will defiantly keep this recipe handy.

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Happy Monday!

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Busy Fingers

Ahhh it is summer break. This year, work has been challenging as well as rewarding .  I made it and it feels so good! Since last week, I have mainly stayed indoors and caught up on some relaxation. During this hibernation, I finished several projects as well as cleaned a closet and made some gluten- free cookies (yum!)

I finally finished and blocked my Summer Lattice Top by Purl Bee Soho.  It came out lovely. Originally, I was wanting to work with a yellow and a teal Pima Cotton. Yet, at the last minute I went to my LYS and bought a light grey instead.  I feel the color combo suits my wardrobe a lot better.

Why did I love making this project?

1)I loved the yarn I was using ( Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton).  It was soft between my fingers and had the right amount of sheen. It also was not a tangly mess when I needed to do some frogging.

2) I loved the construction pattern. I was fun to make something that started at the bottom back edge, went over the shoulders, and down the front. For someone who is not the typical size it made it easier to check if I had the proper fit. It should be noted that there are directions for knitting it in the round if you are not one for seams.

3) This project is the perfect TV/ movie project. Most of it is stockinette stitch so I could look away from my hands a lot more.

The only thing I would change would be the length of lattice work in the front. The open lattice falls below the top of my bra, therefore, I will need to wear a tank top underneath. I probably should have read others comments on Ravelry more closely as it looks like others have adjusted the pattern so that the lattice work does not end so low on the bust line.

In other news, I dusted off my baking pans this weekend and made some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. I love cookies and the craving finally overcame my will power. I am not a baker so creating them from scratch was not my number one choice. However, thank goodness for  Whole Foods. I tried Pamela’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix. What a great choice.  They were delicious and affordable ($5.00 ish)!!! I had a friend try them and both of us didn’t notice the lack of wheat. So if you are gluten-free, I recommend you give Pamela’s Cookie Mixes a try.