our creative director doub sent us this pic last night…she’s in l.a. with our image team working on the next catalog, but met up with one of our vendors during her travels. she snapped him doing some metallic heat-sealing…
want to know more about heat-sealing? we just might have a little how-to for you in the next week or so… :)
our president meg shared some of her famous zucchini bread with the folks here at the home office and left copies of the recipe for all of us, too.
this one was made with zucchinis from her husband’s garden. look at those things…
make one at home for your friends and fam!
don’t worry…it’s transcribed for you below. :)
zucchini (nut bread)
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup sugar
mix in: 1/2 cup vegetable oil
mix together all dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
mix all wet and dry ingredients together.
place in greased loaf pan.
bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 min.
cool in pan 10 min. remove from pan, cool thoroughly.
wrap in foil.
note: tastes better after sitting a day. may be frozen for later consumption.
You may remember when we profiled the lovely Rubyellen of the blog Cakies – well she is the creator of this awesome giant dollhouse pillow! She made it for her daughter’s second birthday. The front has huge pockets for dolls to hang out in, and as you can see, the back has many fun details! I love the little chandelier and all the little curtains! Plus, it’s huge! When I first saw the top pictures I figured it was a normal pillow size, but when I saw her daughter tucked into it I knew it was awesomely big! I think this is such a cool idea – I want my own dollhouse pillow now!
Be sure to check out Rubyellen’s blog– she is very crafty and comes up with cute projects like this all the time!
This man and his bubbles are making me happy! He is Samsam Bubbleman, and he first fell in love with bubbles in 1989. He has created his own special and especially good bubble-making mixture, (a secret!) which has helped him to set two different records – one record for fitting 50 people into one of his bubbles a couple of years ago, and one record for fitting 66 bubbles within a bubble! Currently he is waiting for his newest record to be confirmed, the biggest bubble ever, which was 20ft by 5ft by 5ft at its biggest. Bubbles are so odd and wonderful – and how nice to be able to make a living making them if you love them!
Via DailyMail & NotCot.
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