Blog, Projects by Pico

Newsletters, Art and Staples

Hello my friends!

Thank you SO much to all of you who have been praying for my family. I’ve really appreciated the encouraging words.

Miles and I tried to get his iPhone replaced today. Unfortunately, it’s a hardware issue and he’ll have to get a new one for $200.

Got envelopes at Staples today and labeled the last of our newsletters.

I put a little urgent prayer request for Jesse in each.

Got them all off to the post office.

I’ve really been enjoying painting and working with my hands lately.

\This is my lupes sauvages y libres or Wild and Free Wolves.

This sketch is of my dog, Shuggie and Milo’s dog, Ace.

Here Ace and Shug are stargazing.

I pushed tiny little Christmas lights through the canvas to create the stars.

I liked the Christmas lights so much I twisted some up in the tulle kitchen curtain I have.

Miles and I found  hole in the wall  place tonight. The jerk chicken with rice and peas was a smokey flavor of delight.

Also created the new 2013 Newsletter binder. Nice to get everything in order again for the new year.



Projects by Pico

How to Cook Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada tacos are easy to make and delicious for dinner, but they do take time to marinate.


1 pound of trimmed skirt steak

2 limes

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon red ground pepper

1 cherry tomatoe

1 avodado

1 sweet onion

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup cilantro


The 5 Step Tacos:

1. Marinate one pound of trimmed skirt steak in the juice of two limes (or more if you like it sour like I do), one teaspoon of cumin and one teaspoon of red ground pepper. Throw a dash of salt on there for good measure. Allow it to marinate for up to 3 hours or over night if possible.

2. Spray your skilled and throw the meat in. Cook on medium high until its nice and browned.

3. In a bowl mix one cherry tomatoe, one avocado, some finely chopped cilantro, one small sweet onion, a garlic glove and some salt and pepper. Mix with your hands and enjoy the smell and feel of the fresh vegetables.

4. Fry up your corn tortillas on the stove. (Or cook in a bag in the  microwave if you just want them soft.)

5. Meat goes first then the pico de gallo sauce. Garnish with lime wedge and add a side of tortilla chips.


Blog, Projects by Pico

Biking and the Jamaican Dinner Party

Miles and I biked about 4 miles around the neighborhood.

My legs are going to be sore tomorrow.

I hosted a dinner party at my house for a couple of girlfriends.

The whole party cost under $100!

I catered brown rice with peas, sweet plantains, steamed cabbage, jerk chicken and ginner beers from a local restaurant down the street.

For the decorations I printed out my own Jamaican flags and brought out the pink christmas light and candles to set the mood.

I also went to the local grocery store and bought some flowers on sale.

For the table setting I rolled silverware in white napkins tied up with ribbon.

I got these plates for free at an estates sale because the lady thought they were SO ugly. I think they turned out cute though, don’t you?

To complete the mood I made a reggae playlist with Bob Marley, Pepper and Sublime. And CatchPhrase makes everything fun.

The girls and I had a really nice time enjoying the food, music and atmosphere.

Join us for the next dinner party!



Projects by Pico

Costa Rica Bookmark

Bookmarks are easy to make and are actually useful gifts.

For this Pico Project you’ll need:

-cloth or paper with interesting design.

– scissors

– cut out pictures

-laminator/ laminator plastic sheets

Let’s get to it!

1. Cut your paper or cloth into smaller pieces. You choose the length. I made mine about  inches long and 2 inches wide.

2. Print and cut out your favorite picture of you friend, family, boyfriend, dog, whatever… and place it on the bookmark.

3. Place bookmarks on plastic laminator sheets, laminate and cut out. Rounding off the edges makes for a cleaner look.

Now pass them out to friends, family and coworkers.