Not Martha

Yay! It took a while but my little tin of pepper from the grocery store finally ran out – which means I get to go buy a pepper mill all of my very own! (I feel so grown up) I think I’m going to get a matching sea salt grinder. I don’t really like the traditional pepper grinder shape made out of New! and Modern! clear acrylic, though I suppose it is nice to see how much pepper is left. I am leaning towards this set – the infamous pepper ball because you can grind pepper into the pot with one hand so you don’t have to stop stirring your sauce. I have never made a sauce so I don’t know how valuable that feature is to me. These kind of match the multi-colored kitchen and dishes thing I have going on. Or I could go traditional.

update: Oooh Cooking.com has a very nice selection.

I need your recommendations! Oh wise chef type people which pepper mill fulfills your dreams and makes your life easier? (as well as scrubbing tile and eliminating acne)

· comments [0] · 07-31-2001 · categories:uncategorized ·

I work on a keyboard all day long and I avoid using moisturizer on my dry hands because I can’t stand getting the spacebar greasy, so yesterday I broke down and bought a stick of Mustela baby moisturizer – the Hydra Stick. It’s in a mini deodorant-type container. I can apply it without getting my fingertips slimy! I’ll let you know if I end up liking it or not. I think these little sticks were trendy a while back with celebrities for thier lips (this vague memory is supported by the fact that I could only find this is a beauty supply store, not a drugstore). Although it smells (lightly) like old fashioned lipstick (is it the castor oil? candellila wax?) so I wouldn’t want to. Anyone got any other ideas for this little problem? What do you use?

I could make my own, I suppose. Majestic Mountain Sage has easy instructions on how to make a lotion bar and they sell a little lotion bar tube.

· comments [0] · 07-30-2001 · categories:uncategorized ·

links gleaned from getcrafty

crafty chica has some cool decorating going on

archives of crafty gal hold lots of projects

archives of the chickclick craft + diy section

sew geeky sewing journal

dollheads nice bottlecap tin

Do you have a favorite site you love and adore and cannot bear to think it might all end someday? Send it to me (because, you know, I get bored at work).

· comments [0] · 07-30-2001 · categories:uncategorized ·

i troll martha stewart so you don’t have to: weddings

a co-worker of mine is planning a wedding so we do a lot of wedding surfing around here (don’t tell my boss)