Tag Archives: Beer

Kevin’s New Clothes

21 Jun

I got a new little skin for Kevin… isn’t it pretty?

 

After peeling out the frame I had a whole inside’s worth of sticker left, and since I’m my mother’s daughter, I couldn’t bear to throw it away.

I also had these, which I made a while back, and whose color scheme was starting to annoy me:

adorable, but not so much with the matching of my kitchen.

 

Outdated Bottle Cap Magnets + Leftover Sticker Cover = WIN!

Here’s a close up of my favorite fortune ever (I’ve had it since…uhm… well, I’ve had it for so long I can’t remember)!

And there you have it!  New clothes for everyone, a fun way to use something that otherwise would’ve been thrown away, and some excellent advice! Enjoy!

Oh, and FYI: we don’t really keep pictures of shoes on our fridge.  That’s a reminder of what Miss Nina looked like way back in November 2010 when we first brought her home.

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Holy Crap, A Blog Post! (and it’s about BEER).

5 Jun

But before we get to the beer – I just want to remind you that I really *have* been working on my secrety secret project…  Here’s some proof!

Nina's been helping.

I have also rediscovered the powers of camphor, menthol, shea butter, and epsom salt soaks.  If it’s possible to have four anti-inflammatory best friends, well, I totally do. I’ve got less than a month left to complete my secrety secret project from secret town, and I’m a little over half-way done, so wish me luck!

NOW… on to the BEER!

Some friends of ours came into town this weekend & we all attended Savor, the most awesome craft beer & food tasting event known to man.

How much do we love that all the beers were AMERICAN made?!? Yay!

We were awarded the following:

1. A program filled with detailed info about the 72 breweries present, along with a menu of the snackity snacks (though this was kind of fancy, so I suppose they were technically  hors d’ourvres (and yes, I had to Google that for the correct spelling…).

2. A cute little tasting glass.

each beer sample was 2oz, and there was a handly little measuring line on the glass

3. A wine-sized bottle of my new favorite beer — a brew the Dogfish Head guys and the Sam Adams guys worked together to create especially for the event —  it’s filled with rose water, hibiscus, lavender and jasmine, and tastes AMAZING.

FYI: Sam Calagione himself poured my Savor Flowers sample... he's so dreamy!

So basically we spent four hours wandering amidst the brewery tables, sampling some delicious (and not so delicious) craft beers and noshing on what the experts assured me were flavor complimentary noms (Husband and I spent some quality time wandering between the sushi table and the artisan cheese table).  Here’s a link to the Savor website in case you’re interested in just what exactly all of that entails.

 

It was a lovely event – I got to begin and end my night with 2oz of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BEER, Great Lakes Brewery’s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter – which was a treat since I can’t seem to find it here in DC.  I also collected this:

My favorite brewery was not only giving away samples of my favorite beer, but they were also giving away my favorite thing!  I was pretty sure life couldn’t get any better – BEER *and* LIPGLOSS, I mean really, what more could a girl ask for?  But then, friends, I read the label.

Icky chemicals? No way!

I can now die a happy girl.  My favorite brewery is a crunchy granola tree-hugging save the earth brewery!  Huzzah! (Click Here to read more about Great Lakes Brewing Company‘s sustainability policies).

And speaking of saving the earth, here is one of the most excellent things I’ve ever seen:

I seriously did a little happy dance when I saw this!

That means instead of plastic cups, plastic cutlery, and plastic plates, we used spoons made of sustainable plants, cups made of corn, recycled business cards that folded themselves into…erm… food picker-upper thingies, sea shell bowls, and these teeny little bamboo plates:

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Ah. There we go.

It was a MOST excellent event – most people were responsible and respectful – and I hope I can go again next year!

…Now, back to the crafting…

…AND THE WINNER IS…

5 Sep

…uhm, no one, actually. Apparently none of you hang out in airport bars in Pittsburgh with your parents. Never fear, though. We are the Queen of This Blog, and We have decided to name a Winner anyway. The Winner, chosen by Ourself the Queen because she left the snarkiest comment, has been contacted via e-mail, and We are pleased to bestow upon her the Custom Order of Her Choice from Our Etsy Shoppe, valued at $50.  Congratulations, Brooke!  (Can you tell I spent the week catching up on the Tudors?)

And now, because you, Our most loyal readers, are yet unsatisfied, here are the rest of the guessing game pictures: 

My daD and I were waiting for my Mom’s flight to arrive at the Pittsburgh airport, and so we stopped in for a beer and a shot.  Yes, yes.  daD and I drink beers and shots together.  I LOVE IT!  I’m not sure if it was the beers (or the shots), but daD & I thought the counter top at this particular bar was the coolest thing we’d ever seen.  We especially liked (read: “mocked”) the fact that people wrote their initials on pennies & then shoved them up under the bar top (FYI: it was extremely difficult for me to take a picture of the bar top without either my legs or bar paraphernalia in the shot).

daD began to ridicule both the pennies and the countless people who had wasted their money (and defaced currency), and ended his diatribe with the following: “And what kind of person carries a Sharpie around, anyway?”

Well, friends, I was a Girl Scout.  I was told to “Be Prepared.”   I whipped out my click-top Sharpie marker & initialed daD’s pennies like a champ (What, you thought I was going to spend my own money?  Come on now.  I just batted my eyes a little and three pennies appeared in front of me.  Aren’t daDs great?).  It is important to note that by this time the entire bar was listening to our conversation, and everyone (including the bartender) was now openly mocking Yours Truly.  It didn’t help that I was the only woman there.  Mom’s flight had landed, but she was still waiting to disembark, so we sent her this picture to give her something to look forward to:

Welcome Home, Mom!  And just for good measure, here’s a shot of our bartender, who is my cousin Nick’s doppleganger, and who graciously agreed to let me photograph him:

And THAT, friends, is that.  Congrats again to Brooke, and thanks to everyone who commented or e-mailed!  })i({