The Liza Minelli of Cake: Chocolate Zucchini with Peanut Butter Cup Ganache

I repeatedly have to remind myself: you are not writing a food blog…you are not writing a food blog…there are thousands of fabulous food blogs already…no one wants to hear about your ugly chicken marinated in diet coke…blog about something else…you are not writing a food blog… But Y’all, sometimes I can’t help it.  The […]

Question: What to do with old stationary?

Y’all, I could sure use some help on this one…As mentioned earlier, my office is moving. This leaves me with access to hundreds of pounds of old letterhead, envelopes, business cards, brochures, etc. When I say old, I don’t mean vintage, I mean it’s no longer current. It’s not cool and weathered looking what-so-ever. Some […]

1,200 Names for Yellow

My friend said his shirt is blue. I said, it’s cobalt. He said, that means blue, right? And I’m all, yeah, but it’s specific. And he’s all, ok, you keep busy being specific about my shirt and I’ll keep busy eating this here fish sandwich. And then I go, it’s pecan crusted catfish on black […]

Swiss Candy Jewelry

 I call it Swiss Candy Jewelry because it loosely resembles Swiss cheese and the Haribo Gummi candies they sell all over central Europe.Similar to the process used in the Sparkling and Melting Flowers, this tutorial uses the magical properties of #6 recyclable plastic. Materials:* Five #6 recyclable plastic cups* Heat source (like a well ventilated […]

On Blueberry Hill

Do y’all know that song? It’s an oldy but a goody from Fats Domino (note to self: Fats Domino is excellent name for a small yippy dog)it goes…   I found my thrill on blueberry hill   On blueberry hill when I found you   The moon stood still on blueberry hill   And lingered until my dreams came […]

Taller is better! More is best!

I’m just crazy about pedestal bowls.  I love anything on a pedestal, really.  Think it comes from working as visual merchandiser in a pretentious department store years ago (read: I’m a former window dresser who never made it to the window). My boss was a loud, rude, flaming gay man, who smelled of rum and […]

Matador Barbie

Check it: he got his head back and new coat of paint!There is something awesome about taking $5 statue of something so stern and scary as a matador (not a pretty profession when you think about it)….and painting him a precious shade of Barbie pink. And oh look –he’s got sparkly pink rhinestones glued to […]