I don't know about you, but I hate those neoprene insulated sleeves that go on beer bottles and cans. Call them a beer cozy, a beer koozie, a beer huggie, whatever, they just aren't very fashionable. Inevitably they get squished. And what ever beer company, college name, stupid saying is on the outside tends to start flaking off after a while. And have you ever noticed, once you've had a beer or two it's almost impossible to get a fresh beer back into the stupid cozy? Sheesh.
But these cute little beer bottle cozys look cool. And fashionable. They even come in some fabric designs that might be more fitting for the men in ones life (I love the 'Will Hunt For Anything That Moves' version below). These also would work great to go around bottled water (says the woman who has thrown a cold bottle of water in her purse while running to get to her plane flight only to find the condensation has ruined her nice leather wallet!)
You can find these on the BDOODLES* Etsy site here. Sides & bottom are insulated with insul-brite and they are machine washable. BDOODLES also sells some cute aprons if you are interested.
*Please note: I have not ordered from this site nor do I have any financial connection.
If you don't understand what this t-shirt means, well...I won't try to explain it. You can find it for sale at A Table For Two's Etsy shop. Alas, it's out of Sydney Australia so I won't be able to get one soon (though that shouldn't stop anyone from maybe getting me one as a present). But it did lead me to a great blog: "A Table For Two". Amazing photography and some cool videos (I so want to make the pineapple tarts! The video makes it look easy). The recipes sound great, he posts reviews of places in the Sydney area (I'm making a list in case I ever make it to Australia), of places he travels and local events. But it's the photography that really just speaks to me. I mean really, take a look at his Dark Soy Pork Spareribs and tell me you don't want to eat that NOW!
You can find his Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/atablefortwo
You can find his blog here: http://www.atablefortwo.com.au/
Sometimes it's all about wearing the appropriate item. I'm not allowed to wear t-shirts to work, so I couldn't wear this there. Nor do I usually wear t-shirts when I'm running around buying groceries. No, I wear t-shirts when I'm at the gym. And I think this would be the perfect thing to wear while I'm sweating off my pounds next to that thin, probably eats air, not a speck of fat on her entire body creature that jogs, no runs like a cheetah, next to me (with heaving, damn the girl they are natural, breasts bouncing in rhythm). Or maybe I should wear this to my doctors office the next time he wants to check my blood pressure and I can just smile and look down at my t-shirt when the doc says "your blood pressure is a bit high". For whatever reason, I just need to wear this t-shirt. Actually, I want to live in this t-shirt because it is me and I am it and quite frankly pork rules.
Thanks to Carl and Serious Eats for bringing this fashionable shirt to my attention. To get one of your own go here. You can also find a great apron for that BBQ grillin' man in your house along with various other Pig Butchering Guide items.
Hello family? My birthday is soon!!!! Take a hint!
Some people spend hours going from store to store online or blog to blog shopping. For clothes, things for the home, scrap items. I don't have to. I go to one blog and pretty much drool and do most of my wish list shopping there.
A Passion for Decorating, Shopping and Scrapbooking and I have very similar tastes. Most of the items she features are things I'd put on my own wish list. It's a treat to go there daily to see what she has found on the net, to click the links she's found and see what cool items are out there.
Today she showed these little beauties. Cupcake cuff-links. A cute little accessory to show your love of all things food. A cute little item to make that staid business suit a little less formal, or to just add a bit of whimsy to your outfit.
Unfortunately it looks like they are for sale in London. Of course you could always use the excuse you have to go to Britain for some cupcakes! You can find this along with a bunch of other cuff-links at the Thomas Pink site here.
Dressing up as food items for Halloween hasn't exactly been on the top of my costume list. Dressing up as a taco? No woman in her right mind would do this. As a thought, maybe dressing up as any food item for a Halloween party might not be a good idea. Suppose some zombie or goblin has a few to many tequila shots and decides they are hungry? And I don't want to even think about those that do things that give them the munchies. Nope, no taco costume for me, but it you are interested go here. And is it just me, or does the guy in the costume have a "please get me the hell out of here" smile?
I'm sure if I was to walk into a bar smelling like Mango Pineapple Salsa the men would just fall at my feet. How about smelling like Fruit Salad or a Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler? They do say that the smell of food is a good aphrodisiac. If you think smelling like a Blueberry Muffin may be a way to a mans heart you might want to check out these fragrances from Jelly Belly. They state that their fragrances are 'hand blended in the classic European fashion'. They also put that oh so politically correct statement of "do not consume". Go here to see all the flavors, er, scents.
I am what you would call a messy cook. Not in that there are a ton of pots and pans lying around after I've made a meal...in that I'm usually wearing portions of what I'm cooking by the time I eat. I'm learning not to wear white anytime I'm anywhere near the stove.
I've been looking for some cool aprons to wear to try to keep clean and though I've found several, most just don't fit me. Unless they have a "tie" neck, they don't cover my chest area adequately* and they are usually a bit long in length for my liking.
I've been thinking about maybe sewing my own aprons at some point and periodically check out food related fabric. I came across this site which has a nice assortment of fabrics that deal with food...they have fabrics with some standard food items like cherries and lemons to a bit more off the wall fabrics that include salsa, grilled corn, tequila, potato chips and the shown coffee cups. The online shop is called Favorite Fabrics and you can check out their food and drink related fabrics here.
I may just get some of this fabric to try to make an apron with...but the new sewing machine has been in the box for over a year so maybe I should work on figuring out how to use that first! One domestic task at a time.
*Please note, this isn't because my chest is of any casaba melon size, just that I'm short and the necks don't seem to fall in the right place.
What a cute little idea. This company has come up with some parchment shades for your wine glasses. I can see using these with some glasses that are "past their prime" so to speak, glasses you wouldn't use to serve wine to guests. Or how about getting some cheap ones at a discount store or even a flea market? Take the wine glass, fill with a tea-light and drop on the shade. Each set of three sells for $20. Even the name of the shades are cute: Gorgeous Helen. But I do wonder about them catching on fire so I wouldn't use them without supervision! To check them out go here.