Friday, October 3, 2008
I'm back blogging, and it's Friday again! Whoo hoo! The weekend is just about to start and I get to post my collection of links I found this week. Lets begin with...
Candle and Soap Making Techniques: Water Balloon Luminaries
Aren't these wonderful! All you need are balloons, high-melt paraffin Wax, candle dye, a double boiler, and a cookie sheet. The instructions from Peak Candle Supplies are super easy.
They look like they would be a lot of fun to make, especially with slighly older children as I would be concerned about the hot wax with little kids around.
I think white or red ones would be especially great around the holidays - inside the house or outside, lining a driveway.
Last fall and winter, I saw these EVERYWHERE but I never knew how to make them. This sewing project is reasonable, fun, and practical.
This is a really great and easy project that you could do with your kids.
I went to Rome on a business trip in September and took a few taxis rides while I was there. I'm required to collect and turn in all receipts as business expenses. Just as I was about to submit my taxi receipts, I noticed something a little "different" about them. Take a good look at my receipts:
After I submit my expense report, hopefully HR won't be coming to call on me about my...ahem...activities in Rome.
(But you gotta love that name: Chica Chica Boom. I don't think Tony Soprano could have done better.)
High Cuisine for Halloween: Eyeball Caprese
I just love Insalata Caprese, and I had this wonderful appetizer when I was in Rome a few weeks ago. The traditional ingredients for this delicate salad are fresh mozzarella, basil, plum tomatoes and olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper. Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a version goes only slightly further, adding a thin slice of olive as the garnish. And, a clever trick produces perfectly round pupils every time.
Wait. What's this yellow stuff here?
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