Instagram Inspiration.

glitter17Looking at this photograph from @scrapbooknerd makes me want to get more glitter, because you can never have too much glitter, or at least I can’t. I believe one of the most tragic parts of growing up is learning that it is not always appropriate to be sparkly. The only thing that could possibly be better than glitter in my book is edible glitter from @bedazzlemybonbons. I think they are based in Florida, but something tells me they could make a whole lot of money in the West (I am sure Las Vegas and LA would provide plenty of demand for sparkling, jewel-toned sweets).




It’s Instagram time :)

ccaneFor as long as I can remember I have felt a complete dichotomy. Thanks to this instagram, so much of my life makes sense to me now. Maybe I am a candy cane, too! Sweet AND twisted! That’s definitely me. Just don’t tell my kids. I’ll deny this post ever took place. @dylanscandybar

balzerelephantsJulie Fei-Fan Balzer is a designer and artist. She made these elephants out of rubber stamps that she carved. I’m not quite there yet, but maybe someday I will be able to produce rubber stamps by my own hand that look like what I set out to create to more than myself. I have hope. @balzerdesigns

jcrewI have not been having the best of luck with my attempts at a Christmas card photo of our family. Everybody has his or her own agenda. People don’t want to smile, or they don’t want to stand next to certain sibs. Maybe if I got us all matching Christmasy sweaters… Well, at least we would be coordinated. And warm. @jcrew



2014 Day 32 : Pass the chocolate!!

nutsandchewsI know I will have more noble and loving things to say later (or at least I hope I will? LOL), but right now, I just want a box of See’s Nuts and Chews.

Best and worst Halloween candy…

I am in no denial whatsoever about the fact that I have been known to reach for a piece of candy or two or four (or more) during the whole Halloween thing. Here is a list, from My Health News Daily, of the best and worst candies (the article says that most of the candies are high in sugar so its best to make choices low in fat):


1.  Jolly Ranchers

2.  Blow Pops

3.  Gobstoppers

4.  Pixy Stix

5.   Candy Corn



1.    Mr. Goodbar

2.   Nutrageous

3.   Snickers

4.   Baby Ruth

5.   Mounds