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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Welcome Home

Well, it certainly has been awhile, hasn’t it?  I’m working on getting back in the swing of my normal day-to-day life after being on a type of  hiatus from my usual. I went to Bonnaroo for 5 days and then turned around and spent a couple of weeks in the UK, which was lovely. I saw so much art and was incredibly inspired to go back to school with renewed passion and excitement for what I hope to create, during my time away I also gained extra vision for my life and what I should be striving for. It was a good, hard, emotional kind of month.

As I mentioned, I’ll be going back to school to finish up my last year as a student this fall after my year off and I’m making goals and plans (that may or may not actually happen) for myself over the next 2-14 months. I’m currently planning a few parties and striving to be a little more social this year as I’ve seen myself being pretty reserved since last fall. Overall, I’m enthusiastic and hopeful for the things to come and I’ll be making steps to amp up the blog and be super consistent with my posts along with everything else I’m thinking up!

Thanks for reading!

– Trish

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Recipe: Rocky Road Cookies

This cookie recipe came along with Father’s day in mind and I’m pretty happy with the result! My Dad’s favorite ice cream is rocky road and he sure does love cookies so I thought if I made rocky road cookies I really couldn’t go wrong.

The recipe makes around 2 dozen cookies but it would be really easy to double if you wanted to make more.

for this recipe you’ll need :

1 stick of butter (softened), 1/3 cup of white sugar, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 and 1/4 cups of flour, 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/3 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/3 cups of chopped walnuts, 3/4 cup of mini marshmallows.

to make:

preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Cream together the butter and sugars, stir in the vanilla and then the egg. In a separate bowl stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly mix the flour mixture in to the butter mixture until you form a well-incorporated dough, then add in your chocolate chips, walnuts, and mini marshmallows.

Drop tablespoons full of dough on to a parchment-lined cookie sheet (or plain ole ungreased cookie sheet) and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. Let your cookies cool on a wire wrack.

**I topped some of my cookies with extra mini marshmallows right when I pulled them out of the oven, I liked those the best!

I will definitely be making these again soon!

Do you have any good ideas for Father’s Day?

Happy Baking!

– Trish

home for now:

Hi! I’m home for a couple of  days before I leave again  for Scotland!  I’m so excited! but it’s hard to believe that I just got home and now I’m about to leave again, even though I was only gone for 5 days the first time around. My trip to Bonnaroo was super fun and I somehow managed to see between 25 and 30 bands while I was there! A few of the bands I saw were on my list and on top of that I got to camp, meet some cool people, eat weird food, and generally be silly so there are no complaints from this girl! I’m sure there will be many more music festivals in my future over the next few years.

I’ll be back here over the next couple of days leading up to my departure and I have a few recipes to share over the next couple days and some pictures and stories from Bonnaroo so the blog will get a little bit of love before I’m off again on another adventure.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back to posting (almost) every day before you know it so just bare with me while I’m gone!

Don’t forget to follow along with what’s going on during my trips on instagram! My username is – trishgibson (if you don’t have instagram you can still check out my feed here >followgram)

I hope you guys are having a marvelous Summer so far, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

xoxo

one of my favorite places: scratch pizza

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Oh goodness, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Scratch! It’s the most delicious pizza I’ve ever had. This quaint little bakery in downtown Johnson City is definitely a gem.

All of the veggies are locally grown, the meats (which I don’t eat but figured you should know about) as well as the sauces are made in house, the cheese is made locally, and the dough is made fresh every day. Scrumptious!

One of the best things about Scratch is that you can pick whatever toppings you want on your pizza or….you can go the much more fun and exciting route and have them make you a “Trust” pizza which is where they pretty much bake you up whatever kind of pizza they’d like to make for you including toppings, often including mandarin oranges, and granny smith apples. We pretty much always get a limited trust pizza (no meat) and if we’re feeling really crazy we’ll also get pesto cheese sticks which are the truly the best cheese sticks in the land.

Picnicking at Scratch is certainly one of my favorite ways to spend time during the summer, Delilah likes it too!

Do you have a favorite local pizza place where you live?

Happy Tuesday!

– Trish

life lately, according to instagram

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Here are a few pictures I took via instagram from life over the past week or so

Lately life has been BUSY and I have been a serious blog slacker and I apologize. Along with that apology I also have to tell you that I’ll be gone for awhile longer. On Wednesday Schae, Lacy, and I will be driving to Manchester to spend 4 fun-filled days at bonnaroo I will be home for 5 days and then I’m off to Scotland and London for two weeks (I know, I can’t believe it! I’m so excited!). Don’t worry though, I’ll be taking pictures every single step of the way and I have a couple posts planned for the next few days, so don’t give up on me! I’ll be back!

Thanks so much to everyone that’s been reading and make sure to check follow me on instagram (user name – trishgibson) for daily updates from the festival and maybe even a few gems from Europe!

see you soon!

xo Trish