Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This day is intended to honor dogs for all that they do for us. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind. Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs.
The second goal of National Dog Day is to rescue dogs in need. On occasion, dogs need us to save them from homelesness and abuse. The goal of the National Dog Day foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs a year. Lend a hand to help a dog in need today, or any day
Little Dog Earrings by marmar
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Man these animals cost a small fortune don't they
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
But lately it seems this has been all the rage. I've seen chocolate covered bacon the center of discussion on various internet forums, websites and finaly on Food Network itself. Well that was the last straw and I had to try it for myself
I looked around online to find out the best kind of bacon to use, and which kind of chocolate would work best with it. Dark, milk, semi sweet, white, there are so many kinds. Most of the recipes I encountered online were using semisweet, so that's what I bought, and some nice thick cut bacon
After the bacon was fried up very crispy, and the chocolate was melted, the two met. There was some resistance at first but they soon became quick friends. After they were all dipped and stowed in the fridge I waited for my husband to come home before trying it. When he saw it, the look on his face was...well he looked like he was thinking that I ruined some perfectly good bacon and chocolate.
But....after tasting it....WOW. How did nobody think of this sooner? The crispy salty smokey flavor of the bacon and the chocolate were made for each other. It was nothing short of fantastic!
A few things I would do differently next time though. One, the bacon I got was very lean which after it was cooked made it more like ham than bacon. Next time I think a slightly more fatty bacon. Two, next time I'll try for a slightly thinner coat of chocolate. There were some pieces where the chocolate dominated the bacon, and I think this work best if there was an equal ratio of chocolate to bacon
I don't think I'll be making this again sometime soon, only because of the incredibly unhealthy nature of it. Maybe if I have some people over. But overall it was great!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
So this was the inspiration for today's features......COBALT GLASS
Cobalt Blue Martini Glasses with Etched Stars by LizAvalon
Cobalt Blue Sea Glass / Silver Pendant by SamArtSamRocks I love sea glass, and the wire wrapping on this is fantastic!
Outer Space Retro Rocketship UFO Cobalt Pint Glasses by zephyrsart
Cobalt Blue Simple Glass Sterling Silver Wirewrapped Earrings by nicholasandfelice
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The other day I found something new and beautiful that I want to try, but I'm not going to say what it is yet. I did a sample last night and it was amazing. I loved how it came out and even my husband was impressed. So I just need to get a few supplies for it and I can make something up to show everyone and to list in my shop. Hopefully after today's eye doctor appointment we can swing by the store and pick up what I need. Ooooo I can't wait!!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I also have a design in mind for a piece of jewelry. But since I'm still not unpacked completely (I know I know it's been a month already) It's going to have to wait.
Super cute pink crochet thread from MySupplyCloset I can't wait to get this!
Crossover Strap Mary Janes (crochet pattern) from sylver I have the soles done on these already, can't wait to finish them and for the cold weather to come around so I can wear them
Skull Adjustable Cat Collar from missmoustache This is quite possibly my favorite thing EVER. Peanut looks so cool in this collar! I need to get one for Kara but I still haven't decided what color she should wear
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
And at night this little girl is a terror. That's when she's most active. She chases anything that isn't nailed down. There have been times when I've woken up to find my glasses on the floor across the room. She's also a foot pouncer. Being summer we have very thin blankets and she just loves to pounce on a moving foot under the blanket. And without fail every day since we've gotten her, she's woken me up at 5am demanding some cuddles.