Monday, January 16, 2017

Crochet Fried Egg from Tasty Crochet

So I have a bunch of craft books that sit on my shelf (well, really in a box since my bookshelves are overfull) that never get used. So this year, my goal is to pick up a new one each month. I'm going to do four projects from each of them, and then review the book.

So, this month's book is Tasty Crochet by Rose Langlitz. I'm making the crochet food for my nephew's birthday. (He's three, so I'm not worried he'll read this and find out.)

First up, the fried egg!

This project was super quick and easy, and it turned out to be pretty adorable.

And, it comes with an egg shell!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sippin' Saturday - Olympic Torch Cocktail

My friend and I made his at the Olympic party we hosted. It was inspired by this pin. I can't rate the alcoholic version, but the non-alcoholic version was... okay. It tasted like grenadine and orange juice, and that's about it. Nothing spectacular, not a fantastic combination. I'm sure the vodka makes it better. :) At least it looks pretty!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Reading Wednesday - Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine

Thanks to a friend of mine, I've been reading different books on writing. This one is written for children but I honestly think it's great for any age. It was written by Gail Carson Levine, who wrote Ella Enchanted and lots of other great children's novels. I read this book after I read Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke, and I loved the parallels between the two, as well as the differences.

This book goes through different important factors in writing a novel. It does a great job of breaking things down chapter by chapter and then providing different writing prompts to practice each technique. She does differ from Jeff Gerke in that she is a fan of flowery writing when appropriate - which I think is great - the book is called Writing Magic after all. I would definitely recommend it to anyone (of any age) who wants to get into writing.

Do you have any recommendations for books about writing for me?

Bonus! My friend wrote a review on this book too. Check it out. :)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sippin' Saturday - Shirley Temple

The Shirley Temple is pretty classic - Sprite, grenadine (which is pomegranate flavored, by the way), and a maraschino cherry. And here's a picture of one my friend, Jeff, made for me at game night. It gets and honorable mention because it's probably the most delicious one I've had. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Reading Wednesday - Tsubasa

This is a manga series I remember fondly from my junior high/high school days. I only read the first ten or so back then, but I'm trying to re-read my way through them all now. So far I've re-read the first four. The manga follows a boy who is trying to recapture memories for his love who has amnesia. He travels with a couple of others who have mysterious pasts that are uncovered throughout the story. My favorite character is also a traveling companion of theirs named Mokona. He's adorable - a sort of bunny/rice-ball shaped magical creature.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Miscellaneous Monday - Pokemon Go

I don't know if anyone else is still into it, but I've been playing Pokemon Go and I really enjoy it. Instead of flooding my blog with random Pokemon Go posts most people don't really care about, I've created a page where I'll update my newest catches in Pokemon Go. Feel free to share your stuff too!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sippin' Saturday - Strawberry Arnold Palmer at Bruxie

This is one of many (non-alcoholic) drinks I had while I visited Las Vegas earlier this year. Unfortunately, it was not my favorite. It wasn't sweet, and even with added sugar, it wasn't quite enough to balance the stawberry/lemonade-tea combo.

Sorry I don't have more for you today! What was your favorite beverage the last time you visited Las Vegas?

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