The Lazy Girl's Guide to Sushi...Spicy California Bowl

Sushi is probably one of my favorite meals in the world. 
I typically don't mess around with sushi-grade fish at home (mostly because I'm the only one who eats it!), so I am usually making spicy California rolls when a sushi craving hits.
And sometimes usually I am very lazy and ravenous and can't be bothered to actually roll the sushi.
Hence the Spicy California Bowl.
Spicy, crunchy, creamy... all of the fantastic flavors of a roll with far less effort.
Oh, and I usually eat this with my favorite cucumber salad (which is where all of my cucumbers went, leaving none for my sushi bowl, ha!).

Frosting Magic: DIY Swirled Cupcakes

I am SO excited to share this fun tip with you!
 After a whole lot of trial and error, lots of reading and quite a few big messes, I've finally figured out how to make swirled frosting in the least complicated way possible.

What's even better? 
The cleanup is a breeze!

Homemade Silly Putty

As we move from Winter snow to spring rain, we're still having quite a few stay-inside days in the Midwest. 
As a matter of fact, it's currently hailing outside. 
 A few weeks ago we thought it would be fun to make our own rubber bouncy balls. What resulted was not the least bit bouncy, but just as fun! As it turns out, our little project yielded colored silly putty (which is probably safer for my windows and other breakables anyway...). 
It was a super simple activity using materials we already had on hand from previous crafts and science experiments. 
That's the best kind of project in my book!

Hump Day Humor

It's time for more funnies! 
I love writing about crafts, cooking, decorating, etc., but it's a nice change of pace to share some of my favorite silly finds.

So it's been over a week, and I am still recovering from the nonsense that is Daylight Savings.

Have you read this yet? It is hilarious!
I keep coming across it in different places, and it ALWAYS makes me laugh.
 Read more of this text exchange here...

Spicy Soy Glazed Salmon Pasta

Salmon is one of my very favorite things to cook for myself.
No one else in my family will even take a courtesy bite of any kind of salmon, so I get to eat it all!
This salmon recipe pairs pan-seared Sockeye salmon with rice noodles and veggies in a sweet, spicy soy sauce. The sauce coats each rice noodle, giving you sweet and heat in every bite. It takes about fifteen to twenty minutes from start to finish, so it is the perfect weeknight meal. 
You can play around with different proteins for anyone in your family as adverse to salmon as mine, and the veggie combinations are endless! 

{Everything-but-the} Kitchen Sink Cookies!

This cookie recipe is a show-stopper. 
Seriously, they are so yummy.
The cookies are chewy, rich and delicious with crispy edges and a decadent marshmallow chocolate drizzle.

I always plan to eat one and end up eating three or four.
 It's fine because they have oatmeal in them, right?

Guest Post: Curio Cabinet Rehab

I am SUPER excited to share a guest post from a friend of mine who does an incredible job transforming dated, undesirable furniture into gorgeous, showstopping pieces! She's a working mama of three who still finds time to turn old into new, and I am thrilled that she's stopped by TLWL with one of her fantastic projects! 
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March Decor Update- C'Mon Spring!

So this is happening AGAIN.
We had a quiet weekend here with dinner guests on Friday night and not much else happening besides playing, crafting, napping and a little decor update.
Because Spring is {hopefully} right around the corner, I made a few minor edits to my seasonal decor for the month of March.
 I used things I had around the house and made about $5 in purchases. 
Not too shabby!