December 28, 2011

5 Second Rule, yes or no?

I'm sure there were lots of food-dropping in the past month, especially as it's the season for stuffing oneself. There are always a few people who totally abide by the 5 second rule (and maybe since I'm not one of them, I think I'm in the majority, but I could be wrong). So how nice of The Body Odd to have an article that hopefully brings light to the controversial and long-debated rule.

Here's the video from the original article, if you'd prefer watching it.

Basically, Nadine Wimmer (of the KSL news program from Utah), left pacifiers and graham crackers on the ground of four locations for 5 seconds, then took them to a lab for testing.

December 25, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #44 + Goodies

So, what are you all doing this Christmas morning? Hopefully sleeping in (or not), drinking some hot cocoa, eating with family and friends, and maybe opening some presents? Or watching a movie, perhaps? The theaters are open. I'm just glad the day's here and it's more exciting than most other weekends :) Isn't it so awesome that Christmas and New Years both fall over the weekend this year?? Anyway, there's still several more weeks of winter to go, so here's to more winter crafts and recipes!

Wake up to some lovely frosty 3D paper snowflakes, especially if you don't have real snowflakes to admire :) These'll last all winter and look really cool, from Nifty Thrifty Things.

December 18, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #43 + Goodies

Happy Sunday again! I'm not doing much this weekend... just preparing for the next one. I'm also spending some quality time with the husband, which is really nice. I think I need to sleep in a lot because last week was pretty busy. Has anyone tried shopping lately?? Probably not all that pleasant.

Anyway, here's to this week's features. I wish I had more time to make all of these! But of course, I wish I had more time in general :) Hope you had or are having a great weekend.

How cool are these tabletop moss topiaries? Not only do they look soooo interesting, they light up! (Just not shown in the above picture :) I love the containers she put them in too. Learn how to make your own from Crafting Rebellion.

December 11, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #42 + Goodies

It's crab season so we had two big dungeness crabs for dinner last night, and they were deeeelicious! :) All we did was steam them and make dipping sauce... so simple and satisfying... and much cheaper than eating them at a restaurant. There are more Christmas projects this week, and there's still plenty of time to make a few, unless you're behind on your gift shopping (which I am!) So let's get on with this week's features!

Make these cool apothecary jars and delight those candy-loving kids! Of course you don't have to put candy in them. All you need to make these are simple items found in most stores. Check it out at The Turquoise Piano.

December 6, 2011

Cool Gifts for Men

The gift-giving season is here and there's just enough shipping time for some online gift shopping. Although there are plenty of satisfactory gift items in malls and other stores, one perk about buying handmade gifts is that they'll be pretty unique. For those who are hard to shop for, I did some hunting on Etsy and found these pretty cool items! :) What do you think?

For the man child?

December 4, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #41 + Goodies

Only 3 more weeks until Christmas! Plenty of time to prepare decorations, menus, gifts, etc etc. I will be spending the holidays with the husband (I'm in CA, he's in NY) so we're very excited about that. For those who didn't know, we both lived in NY for a few years while he's in med school and I got my master degree. Now I'm working in CA, where we're both from, but he's still in his last year of med school. Next year he'll be in residency and we really don't know where that would be, but hopefully it'll be in CA. It's pretty hard not having him around all the time, but we're both working really hard for an amazing life together, which should begin in June of next year :) Well, begin again, I guess.

Anyway, on to this week's features!

Learn how to make gorgeously fresh and natural looking wreaths for this holiday season with Nifty Thrifty Things. The one above is made by her mom! I like both, but this cute bow and heart with the reindeer on it really does it for me :)