An urban watercolor sketch and its inspiration

Watercolor Wednesdays

What a week! Since I last posted, more things have broken in our home (a lamp and a mug), my skating rink started its reduced session summer schedule, and I utterly failed at my first attempt to make popsicles. If you haven’t ever tried sucking on barely flavored ice, I would not recommend it.

In the same week, though, I started wedding planning in earnest, I discovered the joys of grownup vacuums, and used a coworking space for the first time. And while I will not be cooking again until our dishwasher comes back from vacation, I did make several more Austrian dishes I’ll share soon.

I’ve also been hard at work on another creative outlet: watercolor.

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Austrian Anecdotes: A Better Sachertorte

You can make almost anything look Instagrammable with some angles, a cute plate, and filters!

Missing that dessert you had during your travels? Bake the vacay.

If you read recipe blogs, you’ll know that there are those blogposts that look so perfect and magazine-ready that you just have to sigh. How can someone with such impeccable skills possibly exist? you wonder, and how can they be so good at what they do? They make everything look so easy and you just know that if you work hard enough, you’ll be able to do everything perfectly too. And off you go, inspired, to recreate this creme de la creme of a recipe.

Well, all I can tell you is this is not going to be one of those posts.

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img_3742Take a trip with Tafelspitz.

A little over a week ago, I came back to the US from Europe. I’d competed in an international adult figure skating competition in Germany and visited Vienna and Budapest afterward. It was my first time traveling solo, and while I was a little intimidated before I went, it was an incredible experience and I’m really glad I did it.

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