Instagram Weekend

Happy Monday! Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend… I sure did. The weather was super sunny… almost tooo hot D:

I made the cake pops last week but I never had the chance to share the photo. The post about it is coming up soon! But why didn’t anyone ever tell me that cake pops were so hard to make :( Or is it just me being unskillful…

Don’t forget to check out my Instagram @xpockiex ! :)

Cherry Chocolate Chunk

Yesterday, I went to Capitol Hill with my boyfriend and friend to grab lunch at the Kimchi Bistro.  Then my friend and I headed off to go shopping! We didn’t find much…

Kalbi Beef Plate

Bi Bim Bop

Sul-Rong-Tang.

Thrifting and shopping!

Found an adorable store called aprie on Broadway. They have some of the cutest clothes there, like these dresses! The local brand, Kiup, was on sale for buy one get one free. The offer was too tempting, me and my friend each got a skirt! More info in the upcoming posts ;)

Colorful shoes in that store.

Lovely cupcakes at the Capitol Hill Cupcake Royale! I wasn’t in the mood for cupcakes yesterday (I know, shocker right?!), but I did get a classic shake!

The classic shake, with Washington Hazelnut Brittle with Salted Ganache ice cream! The hazelnut brittle was super yummy :) Definitely going back to try the pricey cupcake shake, which was $9!

And an obligatory photo of me lol! I look funny… And my hair is oddly colored haha.

 

Jello Cookies

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! :D I want to share these cookies I made with my friend last week, called Jello cookies! On one of my many days of looking at DIYs and recipes, I found this recipe for these cookies.

Ingredients:

-3.5 cups of flour

-1 teaspoon of baking powder

-1.5 cups of salted butter (softened)

-1 cup of sugar

-1 egg

-1 teaspoon of vanilla

-4 (3 oz) packages of jello (any flavor)

Instructions

  1. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy. Blend in the egg and vanilla. Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually beat into flour mixture.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 sections. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of jello onto each section. Knead together with dough. You may want to add a few drops of food coloring to make the dough more vibrant and colorful.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll it in the extra jello from the packets. Place the balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten it with the bottom of a bowl.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 min at 350 on lined baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets 2 min. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Tadaaa! The final result. To be honest, I wasn’t a great fan of these cookies.  They were fun to make but because of the large amount of butter, the dough fell apart easily :( Maybe they weren’t meant to be cut out haha. Also, there wasn’t much taste because my friend and I followed the recipe and put 2 tablespoons of jello mix in.  The flavor smell was strong but it didn’t taste like much… But I could see why it’d be great for kids to try! :)

There’s better pictures HERE of the jello cookies.  I don’t understand how my cookies didn’t turn out pretty like that D:

Care to share any secrets to baking? ;)

Ecuador: Part 01

Hi everyone! I’m going to share the first part of my trip which started in Miami, Florida.  I only stayed there for a day, so my dad and I decided to visit the Everglades National Park.  We booked  a tour to the park and went on a boat ride to see all the alligators! To save yourself from the bajillion amount of photos I have to share, I decided to make a collage of them :)

I spent one day in Quito, Ecuador.  And then travelled to the “Middle of the World”, latitude 0˚.

Visited the Otavalo Market and shopped around; went to a local family to see how they made local instruments.  Saw some pretty waterfalls and then went to our next location, the Papallacta Hot Springs :)