29 October 2011


You all were cracking me up with your approval of my reward beers! Growing up in Wisconsin, as I did, and having an English parent (the aforementioned mum), I was raised to know and appreciate my beers and my cheeses.  Such is my love for beer that whenever people tell me they don't like beer, I'm galvanized in my belief that they have only tried bad beer (Miller?  Bud?  I'm talking about you here.)

Now, some people really like "challenging beer"--the super-bitter or super-hoppy stuff.  Me, I mostly go for the easy-drinking ambers and browns.  On a hot day, I'll grab a lager.

My favorite's these days are...
amber: Bell's Amber (This is also the beer that I give to people who claim that they don't like beer.)
brown: Bell's Brown (Bell's is a Michigan brewery, but they do have some distribution in the midwest and the south.)
lager: Trader Jose (Trader Joe's Mexican beer)
ale: Spotted Cow (only available in Wisconsin)

16 October 2011

oh my gourd

A month or so ago I saw a picture of a little pumpkin with vampire teeth on Pinterest (feel free to follow me over there!)
I immediately sent the image to my friend Lurky with the comment "teeeeeeeth!!!"
To which she replied "It's happpppppening!"
And this weekend, it finally did!

These are so quick and easy to do.  So rewarding for how awesome they turn out.

The plastic teeth were just a few bucks for the whole bag:
vampire teeth come cheap
I was in Walgreen's to get my headache medicine refilled when I grabbed the teeth, so I paid for these at the pharmacy window.
The pharmacist thought this was really funny, "So, any questions about the Imitrex?"
Me, "Nope."
Him, "And you just need the Imitrex and this bag of teeth?"
Me, "What more could a woman need?"

Well, googley eyes, as it turns out. But, Lurky already had those at her house.
googley bear

little buddies

whatchoo looking at?

And I pulled out some pins and pens a few times.

i love her

Aren't they awesome!  They make me so happy.

a whole herd