Thursday, November 11, 2010

Iced Tea

Yesterday was so deceptively summer-like, I decided I need to make some iced tea and fast, before the late afternoon chill set in. The only problem was that I didn't have any ice cubes made and how can you have iced tea without ice cubes? I remedied the situation and 3 short hours later I had my ice cubes and iced tea.

This passion fruit tea has such an intoxicating scent, makes you think it's the middle of June out in the tropics.

This is my magical faux Mason jar mug, drinking out of it makes me feel like I've gone back in time to the good 'ol summertime of the American south in the 1940's and that I've just come back from a country fair. Whenever I drink out of it I just imagine I'm sipping fresh squeezed lemonade through a red and white striped paper straw. And the lemonade is garnished with a sprig of mint. Corny I know.

Enough daydreaming, back to the iced tea....
Eight passion fruit tea bags, 1/8- 1/4 C. sugar, 4 cups boiling water for 4 minutes. Remove tea bags and enjoy.

Oh, and don't forget the ice! (I did mention I was a pescatarian, right?)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Crafting

While it might be too early to pull out the Christmas decor and start listening to Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas (yes it is too early for that dear sisters of mine) it is not too early to start Christmas crafting. I went to a Christmas Craft Bazaar this past Saturday, hoping to walk out with a bit of inspiration, but it turned out to be quite a disappointment. I'm sorry, but button covered roosters just aren't going to cut it anymore. Fear not, here are a couple of inspiring online Christmas craft magazines for everyone's enjoyment.


Hop on over and get inspired!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fall is Here

A peek into my drizzly, fall day...

Copious amounts of loose leaf tea.

A little bit of Cat Power.

I recently checked out The Grapes of Wrath from the library. Interesting book which gives insight into how farming is today. Recommend watching Food, Inc. after reading this. Sadly, it all makes sense now...

About to make this acorn garland, I just need to get my hands on some more cereal boxes...

What do you do on drizzly, fall days?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the giveaway is, drumroll please....

"I think what I love about handmade is that you know each and every item was someone's total focus at least for a little while...there is no mass production, this isn't just one of thousands! I also really like that when you buy handmade, you are supporting a person's art and not a corporation's investment."

Kari, please email your shipping information, within 48 hours, to themoldycannoli (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you to everyone who entered my first giveaway and for everyone who follows my blog, 18 and counting! Please be sure to stop by my etsy shop, The Moldy Cannoli, for other little treasures.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Etsy

Oh, the excitement! I listed my first items on etsy, head on over to my shop and take a look if you like...

And don't forget to enter the giveaway for the lamby necklace from my shop!

Blast from the Past

D. and I had nowhere to go on Halloween, except for Chipotle, but that didn't keep us from dressing up! Please pardon the mirror photo and poor lighting, it's the best we could do!

The beatnik and the go-go girl. (I am such a fan of the 1960's effect on picnik)

I drew a little mustache and goatee on D. I told him it kind of resembled el diablo. The Ray-Bans helped to pull the look together though.

This was a pretty easy costume to throw together, if I wasn't planning a wedding during the month of October, I might have had more time to invest in my costume, but overall I liked the look. My boots turned out pretty good too! D. and I had so much fun wearing our costumes, we grabbed our donut masks and headed out the door to Chipotle. We came back and handed out candy to four trick-o-treaters. There weren't too many around, which turned out to be a good thing since we only had a small bag of Werther's.
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