Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Everyone needs a hobby, and mine happens to be making stuff out of other stuff.  I bead, mostly, but I also paint, collect, mosaic, and all sorts of other awesome crap.  It's important to keep your brain busy, so you don't turn into an idiot.

Here's some handy references to keep your craft, whatever it might be, safe for the entire planet.

♥Planet Safe Craft Companies List
♥Eco-Friendly Crafting Guide
♥The Earth-Friendly Fabric Guide

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Ginseng root and tea pot with cupsIt's been an interesting couple of weeks. I've been sick, so I've been doing all sorts of stuff to make sure I've been getting enough sleep, vitamins, etc.  Also, no matter how much I feel better otherwise, my throat just keeps feeling worse and worse.  Don't smoke, kids.

There's all sorts of neat stuff I was able to do to feel better though, so I thought I'd share them.  Getting enough sleep where I live currently is a difficult task, so I slammed some tylie PMs and put a lavender pad under my pillow.  It's supposed to be heated up or frozen so you can use it as a hot or cold press pad or whatever, but I just like the way it smells.  There's lavender in it, and it helps me sleep.  Oh, so you might want to check out this article on what herbs can help you sleep or whatever...

My throat is still pretty messed up, but I managed to subside it quite a bit with honey tea.  It wasn't doing enough for me, so I went and grabbed some ginger root and made a pretty nice detox tea...then threw some honey in it for my throat.  Why not, right?  If you wanna make the ginger detox tea, you can find out how here. It's really simple and completely natural and all that junk.

Well, if you're sick, I hope I helped.  If not, I hope you get a cold, so my information will be of some use to you. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


So, pot is pretty useful.  I mean, not just for forgetting how stupid everyone is, or for actually enjoying cheap pizza.  It makes clothes, and ropes, and paper, and rolling papers for more pot.  And also, it's pretty friggin good for your skin, check it out.

Hemp & Hemp Seed Oil 4 Your Skin


Now that I might have your attention, there's some other pretty important stuff going on:

This site I found has hand made eco-friendly jewelry.  I'm way into that, and so are you.  Check it out:

In other news, a new dollar store opened closer to my house than the other one was.  This one has carpets, and only ONE screaming family of children at a time, TOPS.  It's pretty much heaven. And...that's about it, actually.  Byesies ♥

Thursday, August 12, 2010


It's Thursday.  I might as well get started with something that annoyed me this week:

Felipe Esparza won Last Comic Standing.  I like the guy, and I think it's cool he used to be, I dunno, maybe a criminal, and "reformed" through comedy, but he was certainly not what I would consider the best choice.  America voted stupid, go friggin figure.

 So on to something that pleased me this week:

LUSH cosmetics has this sesame oil moisturizer that is pretty awesome.  It's got avocados, rose petals, and other neat stuff in it too.  So check that out, and...yeah, that's it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


So if you live in the correct part of the country, you can start getting some squash flowers, and they're pretty good to eat.  In my opinion, I like eating the flowers better than the zucchini squash themselves.  I figured I'd share with you all some excellent squash flower recipes that I've learned over my short years on this miserable planet.  I'll post one right here in this...post, but if you wanna read the rest of them you have to read my dang article, which is HERE.  It's got like...two more squash flower recipes you should totally try if you aren't stupid.

Courgette on white background, close-upProsciutto & Provolone Stuffed Squash Flower
This is one of my absolute favorite dishes to make, and to eat. You need whole fresh squash flowers, preferably male. Try to get the ones most in-tact all the way through, with a stronger more firm round end more suitable for stuffing. For the stuffing, you'll need about 2 cups of breadcrumb, butter, sliced black olives, thin sliced prosciutto, and thin sliced provolone cheese.

Prepare the stuffing first by mixing your breadcrumb with a couple tablespoons softened butter, and just enough filtered water to make it a paste consistency. Then add one tablespoon more of softened butter, the sliced black olives (about a heaping handful), and salt and pepper to taste.

Lay a slice of prosciutto on a clean surface, and put a slice of provolone over it. Drop about two heavy spoonfuls of stuffing into the middle, and roll it up in the prosciutto and cheese sort of like an open-ended burrito. Fold an end of the roll closed, and stuff inside a cleaned fresh squash flower, folding the loose parts of the flower underneath and placing in a lightly greased baking pan. Repeat until you run out of flowers, and bake on 450 for about 30-40 minutes.

If you wish, partway through the baking process, you can coat the top of the flowers with a tiny brush of olive oil and a light sprinkle of finely diced red onion. (If you like the concept of this idea but don't eat meat, you can try using large leaves of spinach to wrap the stuffing instead.)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Nobody likes stretch marks, sagging and/or discolored skin, or any of the other stuff us chubby unfit broads happen to experience from time to time.  It makes you feel gross, and nothing drags down your confidence and ruins your day quite like feeling horribly unattractive.  So here's a tip:

Use Bio-Oil.  This stuff is -amazing-.  Check out the website, buy some, thank me later.

There's something else neat I want to share, like something delicious maybe?  It's a marinade for chicken (and turkey, if you do it right), using sweet caramelized onions.  It's tasty as hell and you should make it now.  Oh, also check out some other poultry marinades I might just have written down lately.  (Here.)

Sweet Onion Poultry Marinade
This is a sweet and delicious marinade for turkey or chicken. You need a large peeled and cleaned sweet onion, half a fresh cleaned red onion, two tablespoons of white cane sugar, ½ cup of extra virgin real olive oil, and 1/8 cup sherry cooking wine, with salt and pepper to taste. Slicing your onions is easy, just cut halfway (you only need half of a red onion anyway), and slice thin using the flat surface of the onion as a base. Separate into very thin strands of onion.

Separate some of your olive oil, you'll need about less than half put in a frying pan. Heat up the onions in the pan oil until they're just about to caramelize, and then remove them from heat. Let the oil cool before adding to the rest of the marinade mixture. Marinate your turkey or chicken in the cooled down mixture for 5-8 hours, turning over every few hours to make sure it soaks in. The preferred method of cooking a chicken with this marinade is to grill it, and the best way to eat a turkey with this marinade is to roast it Thanksgiving style, even if it's cut. Enjoy!