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@bnkessler @Leslie K So funny! I guess that was a craft fail? When she was in 4th grade, my sister entered a 4H baking contest. She made cinnamon rolls. The cat licked the icing on the tops. My sister went ahead and entered them in...and won! True story. My mom (a teacher) likes to tell that story to food competition judges just before the big event.
5 months ago on DIY Candy Serving Tray
@Ethne Hedren Denham I can pull it up via search but for some reason my browser conked out at that point. Their stuff is really cute, though. I hadn't heard of them before. I gather it's like an Avon sort of thing?
5 months ago on Book Christmas Tree
@Ethne Hedren Denham I didn't see that on the Partylite site; however, through the magic of Google I have found that Anthropologie carries what appears to be the lamp I desire: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/search/860093.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS
@Pintester Ha ha. I'm sure you sometimes switch out your Depends pad too.
BTW, was looking at the Craft Fail blog and I like yours way better, even though it's nice you post there.
5 months, 1 week ago on Salted Microwave Caramel
Fuck the Christmas tree in the before photo. Where did they get that awesome teapot lamp?
5 months, 1 week ago on Book Christmas Tree
Also, to the commenter on that blog who wrote this:
"Has anyone tried using these as trivets to rest hot dishes on? Did it work or does it start to melt the mints again?"
5 months, 1 week ago on DIY Candy Serving Tray
@susanvandervort So, if you have any ideas or questions about the actual craft, I clicked the link to the original blog post and there are about a thousand comments on the post from people who tried it with Jolly Ranchers, who used it to make gingerbread house windows, who turned it into a bowl, who used it to make ornaments and on and on. And a lot of conversation about clear coats, mod podge, too. I was kind of impressed with all people had done with it...and kind of concerned about the world we live in.
@Ginamonster I do not have dog hair. I have cat fur. I am blessed with one white cat, one black cat, and one that is a little of both. The white cat handles all the black stuff. The black cat the white stuff. The mixed up one all the other colors. It's good to have a system.
Powdered sugar is a good idea (doing my Dr. Evil finger thing here).
@Christine G @chickieD I have tons of great ideas. I have a fantasy where I am like Martha Stewart, and I come up with all these fantastic ideas AND I have a team of people who run after me taking notes and actually make all the things I dream up. That's what I'm doing with that lottery cash.
@susanvandervort Now I have the image of someone trying to actually eat this. I am literally tearing up at work imaging someone picking up the whole thing and trying to cram it into her mouth.
I am pretty sure this is a for looks only thing.
@Stenokel This blog attempts to answer the question, "What if Martha Stewart were your weird, sometimes drunk aunt who smells faintly of urine and the small dog that she treats like an actual child instead of a rich white lady with a stick up her butt?" What if she were testing the pins, and not some very crafty person whose house looks like a magazine spread?
It turned out well! Seems like it was easy enough to do and you ended up with a nice looking result. I'm one of those people who bakes cookies and things to give away. Wrapping them attractively is not as cheap as you would hope. I could see doing this on a smaller scale - maybe 9, 11 mints in a circle. Maybe wrap it in clear plastic wrap so your cookies don't get all gooey and peperminty. Then place a small stack of cookies on top. Wrap the whole shebang with some cello wrap, stick a small candy cane in the top, tie on with some curling ribbon. It'd be very festive and would cost a lot less than, say Mason Jars or gift bags. I think that candy is dirt cheap for huge bags of it.
You could also use just plain colored hard candies for a stained glass effect, and that would eliminate the peppermint smell from overpowering your gift's lovely aroma.
@rfoust @EWJLang @Pintester I know - a friend of mine posted a similar article from the Advocate and I am so sad. Glad I know how to make my chik-fil-gay.
8 months ago on Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets
@Pintester I was gonna post about it. I am soooo happy!!!! I seriously love Chik-fil-A's sandwiches and their restaurants, actually. I am really excited the boycott worked. Although i was only boycotting in spirit since i live in New York and there aren't any here. But when I go down South I am so eating there now.
I think Chik-fil-a uses peanut oil for frying. I've had a hard time finding it recently in stores, I'm not sure why.
8 months, 1 week ago on Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets
@CD928 I don't think she said she had a problem with Dan Cathay expressing his point of view. She said she wouldn't support his point of view with her money. I think the part where if you unsubscribe you are a Commie is what we like to call *sarcasm*.
Try a sazerac!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dandy Lion