Remember when I wrote about Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter and raved about how terrifyingly good it is, and that buying a jar would immediately ruin your life, but in a good way? Well, that was before I tried Gooey On The Inside Cookie Butter. Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter is still insanely good, of course, but Gooey On The Inside Cookie Butter is a whole different ballgame. Buying a jar of GOTI Cookie Butter will ruin your life and several of your successive reincarnated lives, all in a good way. It is that amazing. Here’s why: Keep reading »
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When I decided to move to Nashville, celebrity sightings were pretty high on my list of “new city perks,” ranking somewhere between “high concentration of cute banjo players” and “existence of sweet tea.” Based on the blogs and gossip columns I read, it was impossible to go to the grocery store in Nashville without rubbing shoulders with Brad Paisley or exchanging muffin recipes with Taylor Swift. I loved how effortless it all seemed. How simultaneously casual and glamorous. I started pre-bragging about my anticipated celebrity encounters before I even left Portland.
“You’ll text me as soon as you see Carrie Underwood, right?” my friends would ask as they helped me pack up my kitchen supplies.
“Of course,” I would breezily reply, not mentioning that I had already looked up her preferred bakery and planned to go there every Monday afternoon to increase my chances of “accidentally” running into her and becoming her best friend. Keep reading »
My attitude about pretty much everything on a standard Thanksgiving menu is “oh, that’s nice,” but when it comes to stuffing and gravy, my attitude is more along the lines of, “GIVE IT ALL TO ME.” So obviously, I’m really into the idea of these stuffing waffles drizzled with gravy “syrup.” Finally, a perfectly engineered day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast food (way better than the mashed potato and cranberry sauce omelette my dad is so fond of). Are you with me in my desire to chow down on a stack of these? Or does the idea of a savory, gravy-drenched waffle make your stomach turn? [Neatorama]
It’s 3:30. The afternoon is draaaaagggggiiinnnggg. Your coworker won’t stop clearing his throat. If you look at one more spreadsheet, your eyes will fall out of your head. There’s a bar down the street with 2-for-1 Coronas calling your name, but you need a rock solid excuse for cutting out early. That’s where the “Happy Hour Virus” comes in. Just go to the Happy Hour Virus website, choose a type of broken computer screen to simulate (choices include “kernel panic,” “broken monitor,” and “blue screen of death”), and voila: your computer will instantly “break,” allowing you to throw your hands up in exasperation, pack up you stuff, and head to happy hour. When you come back to work the next day, just hit the escape key to “fix” your computer and resume working — at least, until the next happy hour. [On The Media]
Don’t let your amazing Instagram photos languish on your tiny cell phone screen. Turn them into awesome things like magnets, cell phone cases, posters, and throw pillows! After reading about PicPaperie, a company that turns your Instagram photos into personalized wrapping paper (brilliant, right? Help them meet their funding goal here!), I decided to round up some of my favorite Instagram products from around the web. Click through to check ‘em out…
A stackable porcelain tea cup and tea pot. Adorned with a handpainted skull. I’ve finally found the perfect accoutrement for my existential nihilist solo tea parties! [$18, Etsy]
Yoni Lefevre was tired of the way elderly people were viewed as frail, weak, and boring in society and the media, so The Netherlands-based designer came up with a way to portray senior citizens through the eyes of people who see them as dynamic characters: their grandkids. In a photo series called “Grey Power,” Lefevre turned children’s colorful drawings of their grandparents into colorful real-life scenes like the one shown above. “Children do not regard their grandparents as grey and withered, but as active human beings who add color to their lives,” she says. “Their fresh perspective can contribute towards a more nuanced and positive view on the composition of our society.” See more awesome photos from the project on Lefevre’s website. Between this and Dinovember, it’s been a great week for creative projects inspired by cute kids. [Laughing Squid]
What would the holiday season be without the spicy taste — and amazing scent — of cinnamon? Use it to punch up sweet treats from cookies to pie to french toast to muffins, and so much more. In fact, just put it in everything. I don’t see any potential downside to that. Click through to check out 10 of my favorite cinnamon recipes guaranteed to please hordes of hungry houseguests and solo snackers alike!
Ponytails are the ultimate easy, no-effort hairstyle, but the perfect ponytail? That’s a whole different animal. It’s meant for a fancy restaurant instead of the gym. It’s gotta be full, wavy, with layers and movement. This clever little ponytail makeover accomplishes all that in about 60 seconds with nothing more than two hair ties (seriously, there’s no extensions or clip-ins required!). It’s like a cheat code for your hair. Use it. Love it. Let the compliments roll in. [Makeup.com]