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the weekender 1/10/2013

Watson in Bag

Hi folks! The weekender is back for the New Year. Today is my last day at work and I’ll be spending my weekend running around packing, getting the last bit of my horse riding in, and oh (!), getting a de-stress massage. What can I say? I know how to move to NYC, right?

I hope sometime this weekend I’ll have time to say my farewells to friends. I’m such a crier, though, I prefer to avoid goodbyes. Ryan says it’s just “until next time.”

In the meantime, I hope everyone gets a chance to look at these great links across the blogosphere. Next time you hear from me, I’ll be a New York City resident!

Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day yet? This heart garland looks simple and sweet.

Why has it taken me so long to find this? Bleach pen + Leggings = Awesome.

Would you ever put crayons in your hot glue gun? You’d be surprised at the effect.

Where was this when my CSA couldn’t stop giving me beets? Make blush and lip balm out of crushed beets.

I’m dreaming of eating these egg rolls and this vegan polenta casserole.

the weekender 12/17/2010

Good Morning! Today is my last day of work for two weeks. Which is great, because I get to sleep in and work on my blog. But it’s two weeks without pay. The college shuts down at noon today, and we all walk over to the union for a great holiday feast with games and door prizes. I really appreciate when employers do things like that.

Yesterday I had my cake decorating class. I couldn’t even take pictures of the disaster, it was too depressing. We decorated cupcakes and worked on various flower and rose designs. Half-way through the class, my icing just started melting and separating. It’s like the water and the shortening just break apart. This has happened before (with non-Wilton icing) and it’s made a huge mess. Needless to say, my flowers lost all shape and just turned into a giant puddle of goo. I need to investigate what causes this. For some reason, I have a suspicion it might be the food dye. Thoughts? Also, the yellow cake turned out dry. We’re talking cornbread dry. You win some and you lose some.

Speaking of winsome, B Jones Style has a tutorial for a romantic, 20’s inspired hair updo.

A recipe for Red Velvet Fudge. Yes Please.

A d.i.y. project of a Big Fluffy Wreath made out of coffee filters. It’s so poofy I want to sit on it.

A great tutorial on how to make Cupcake Tree Ornaments. Yes, those aren’t real. They’re pretty decoration.

A beautiful winter shirt dress with tutorial over at Elle Apparel. I really want to try this one.

Reindeer made from wine corks and backyard findings. What a cute idea at Recyclart.

Have a great weekend everyone.