recipe for Magnolia Bakery Traditional Vanilla Birthday Cake and Frosting via suzie q and her trip to Magnolia Bakery in NYC, check out her photo of the cupcakes!
I bought some yarn this weekend at Fengari in Half Moon Bay, all for more scarves. Black Zucca, red Blossom, and some Scala shade 102 which delights me as it reminds me of my middle school mixture of peas, green beans, corn and carrots. It will likely come to be known as “the ugly scarf”.
This guy didn’t like the view from his window, so he built a new one using the idea of the light box. It reminds me of the faked cityscapes on late night shows. He documented his process and explains how you can make your own. Via boing boing.
Currently points to these Donna Hay knitted cup sweaters. It seems like Donna Hay is a Martha Stewart type for Australia and New South Wales. I’ve never heard of her, but her recipes for warm drinks look delicious, if a bit out of season for this hemisphere.
You know what I’m having trouble finding? A coat tree – or a hat rack, you know, a pole with hooks on it. Ikea has one in the catalog called the Logga, but they didn’t have it in the stores. Any others I’ve found are expensive or take up too much room. Where should I look for one of these? Flea markets, thrift stores, upscale design shops?
I must try Jelly Bath, “a virtual bath blanket”. Who wouldn’t want to sit in a tub full of warm, scented jello? I can’t find ingredients on their stie anywhere, so I have to wonder if they use gelatin? Link via currently and ljc.
But, what I really want is something like this jelly bath, but which cleans the tub for me. Fill it up, let it set, drain it, and whala, no scrubbing. Relaxing in bath oils isn’t as relaxing when you know you’ll have to scrub the bath oils off the side of the tub later on.
take a look at craft-aholic’s jello fish bowl (May 31), very cool
So last weekend we went off to Home Depot in search of two things. A roll or sheet of cork, and a piece of foam. Seems simple enough right? The foam was to wrap around the support pole in the center of our two-tenant garage to protect car doors, the cork was to cover a table. No cork, no foam. Nothing, nada, nope. Cork I can understand but foam? Office Depot (is it the same company as Home Depot?) provided a thin roll of cork, some 1′ square, pretty thick cork tiles and some big cork boards. I have also seen cork contact paper stuff, which wouldn’t work for my purpose but is pretty neat. Then, foamless, we went to eat at a diner in Palo Alto and on the way there drove right past the, I kid you not, House of Foam. It was closed (Sunday) but you better believe I’ll be back.
ChipShop, a restaurant in Brooklyn offers deep fried twinkies for desert, also Mars Bars and Reese’s Peanut-Butter Cups. Yes.