1/25/2010

Atticus and the popsicle

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Yesterday we gave Atticus a few licks of a popsicle, and his tongue liked it so much that it started dancing! I thought it was hilarious and blog worthy.

1/24/2010

More Muppets.

Trevor and I were just watching an Elmo and Andrea Bocelli duet. We think he should come sing goodnight to Atticus. Maybe he'd sleep through the night! Enjoy!



Trevor still really loves the muppets. And Andrea Bocelli.

1/18/2010

So True.



I know I would watch.

(This find is credited to Trevor, who loves The Muppets even more than I do)

1/11/2010

Mo and Ozzy's Creative Crochet Hats!

http://www.facebook.com/moandozzy

Do you see that link? It's a fan page for my sister in law's, Monica, Etsy store. She sells adorable crochet hats and other equally adorable crochet things! Right now she's doing a giveaway for a grey messenger bag, and I know I want it! If you take a look you'll probably want one too!!



Here's the link again:

http://www.facebook.com/moandozzy

and here is the link for her Etsy store!

1/10/2010

What you lookin' at cupcake??

They're not pretty. Not even a little bit. In fact, if you look closely, I bet you can see exactly where I got bored and quit trying (hint: it's after the first one). But they're delicious.



I love Hostess cupcakes. They're so delicious, and I can so rarely talk myself into buying them. So I thought to myself, "Self, what makes Hostess cupcakes so absurdly delicious? It's not the frosting, you've never been much of a frosting person anyway. The cake isn't particularly delicious, at least no so much more than other types of cake. IT'S THE FILLING."

So how do I recreate this deliciousness? I scoured the farthest reaches of the internet for the closest home made replica, and this is what I found:

Filling:
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Combine filling ingredients with a pinch of salt in a metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and beat with a handheld electric mixer at high speed until frosting is thick and fluffy, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove bowl from heat and continue to beat until slightly cooled. Reserve 1/2 cup of the filling to use for piping the swirls on top of the cupcakes at the end.

Now because the other parts weren't as important to me, I just used box cake mix for the cupcake and a basic ganache for the icing. But I really really like the filling.

1/08/2010

Make your own nursing bra!!

I know this doesn't interest all of my regular blog clientele; but for all you nursing mama's who can't find nursing bras that fit you right, I bring you: A tutorial in how to make your regular bra into a nursing bra.

TA-DA!!! I mean, I'm sure I could find nursing bras that would fit me if I wanted to pay upward of 50$ a bra, but I don't. So I've settled for items that don't fit me. I mean, bras are complicated things!! Did you know that a Wonderbra has 42 parts?? I wasn't going to try making one from scratch, that's for sure! But I'm certainly going to give this a try. I'm so excited!!

1/06/2010

"Tessellate"


I found this on the internet. It demonstrates exactly how I feel about Subway cheese.