Wednesday, November 26, 2008

All I want for Christmas....

All I want for Christmas....

Is Pleo the pet dinosaur!

I discovered this adorable piece of technology while browsing the internet today. Although he is very costly I'd so invest money into one....only problem is it only ships within the U.S. Perhaps I'll find a way to get one though.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I saw an amazing movie the other night and feel the need to make this movie recommendation. Although I had never heard of this movie I was very happy that a friend suggested we watch it together. The concept of the movie was very interesting. The main character which was played by Hayden Christienson is gifted with the power of teleportation which he uses to his advantage in the movie. I absolutely loved the concept. It makes me think of all the times I wish I could go on vacation or see someone I haven't seen in awhile and if I had this power I'd be able to instantaneously go on vacation or visit an old friend. I highly recommend the movie Jumper because it has put me into a wonderful daydreaming state.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Here is a great recipe for icing that I tested out around halloween and it didn't disappoint.

Simple Buttercream

Makes 2 3/4 cups

2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.

I found that it was a good idea to put the mixture in the fridge to help thicken it then before I wanted to ice my cupcakes I stirred it up to make it fluffy again.

The Rise and Falls of Britney Spears

The next few weeks will be a hectic and exciting time for Ms. Spears. With her documentary set to air on November 30th and her Album to be realeased December 2nd Britney fans all over are sure to be filled with anticipation. Some of this anticipation has been lost however due to the leak of songs from the album however Britneys true fans will support her by purchasing the album.

With all this buzz surrounding her new album I can't help but think about her last album which I heard far less about prior to its release. Britneys last album was by far her best. Never before have I found an album where all the songs were amazing. The album sales were pitiful compared to the quality of the compilation of songs. Now that Britneys image as a pop princess has been restored I have heard so much hype over her new album release. I find it very dissapointing that people base their album purchasing so much on the image of the artist rather than on the quality of the music. People really didn't give her last album a chance and they really missed out!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Cheer

Christmas time always worries me a little in terms of making loved ones feel special. I've discovered over the years that even little gestures can show people you care. Leading up to christmas I plan to post different little ideas of things you can make for friends. My favorite low-budget and simple thing to make for friends is reindeer candy canes. All you need is googly eyes, a small pom pom, and pipe cleaners. Just glue on the eyes and the pom pom nose and twist the pipecleaner around the top of the candy cane in whatever way you like to make antlers and Voila!

Happy Gloves

I've discovered an amazing crafty book. Miyako Kanamori has an amazing book out called Happy Gloves which gives detailed instructions on how to make little dolls out of gloves. I think it is a great idea to make little dolls for friends and family for christmas based on their style or the kind of animal they like.

Blog Startup

An introduction:

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! I've created this blog with the purpose of discussing a multitude of things involved with our culture which could include celebrities, politics, religion, etc. I am also very passionate about crafting and will from time to time include a favorite craft or recipe. I have the aspiration of being a new age Martha Stewart (if only I could be half as crafty as Martha). I hope the crafts and info discussed help inform and relieve boredom.

Happy Reading :)