Colorful garden hoses

17 June 2009

Ooooooh. Look at these garden hoses that come in 6 different colors. So much nicer than the typical blah dark green hose. And they're made out of rubber which is supposed to prevent them from crushing and kinking like vinyl hoses. A little steep at $69.95 but definitely nice if you are in the market for a new hose.

[Source: Outblush]

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Random acts of hilariousness

13 June 2009

Flash mobs are pretty awesome and this just made my day so I had to share.

Belgian waffles

12 June 2009

Few things are better than homemade Belgian waffles with freshly picked strawberries and whipped cream. Yum. To make your own try this recipe, definitely worth the effort!

Belgian Waffles
from allrecipes

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 egg yolks
2 3/4 cups warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 egg whites

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup of the warm milk and the melted butter. Stir in the yeast mixture, sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir in the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk alternately with the flour, ending with the flour. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks; fold into the batter. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Preheat the waffle iron. Brush with oil and spoon about 1/2 cup (or as recommended by manufacturer) onto center of iron. Close the lid and bake until it stops steaming and the waffle is golden brown. Serve immediately or keep warm in 200 degree oven.

Contest: Win an apron from Boojiboo

07 June 2009

Boojiboo and The Give-Away Diva have teemed up for an apron giveaway. Click here for entry specifics. Contest runs until June 21st. Fingers crossed.

Renegade Craft Fair

06 June 2009

So I went to the Renegade Craft Fair today with my mom and my sister. First time to Brooklyn and first time navigating the subways. Didn't get lost. Big pat on the back to me. I have always wanted to go to one of these non-Grandmaesque craft shows but CT never has anything fun like this. Lots of cool stuff to look at albeit perhaps a little repetitive and overpriced.

I bought a cute little owl tee from HeroDesignStudio for $10.
Love the paisley.

Here are some of my favorites:
MeanCards was by far the highlight of the show for me. I don't know if I would ever have the guts to send out one of her cards, but they are great!

This card from BlueBarnHouse. Hilarious.

I really liked these earrings by Nina Dinoff.

And these earrings from Tomgirl.

This necklace from nervoussystem is unique.
I don't know how it would look on, but it's orange which is a plus.

Last but not least Seattle Show Posters had this in their booth minus all the type. It would have gone well with my orange walls but I have no more wall space.

*Sigh* If only I had an endless supply of money.

Not only that but the day included multiple dachshund sightings. Perhaps it's a sign.

And lets not forget my fabulous slice of Devil's Food cheesecake from Junior's.