Posts from — July 2012
Sounds pretty intriguing doesn’t it? Well then wait until you see it…
Man o’ man, that looks fantastic sittin’ in a little pretzel roll!
Better yet, it’s as easy to “make” as it looks. Put these out at your next party and be a hero!
Check out more photos and the “complete recipe” over at How Sweet It Is…(that’s where the above photo came from too)
July 31, 2012 No Comments
This would do it!
It’s a great ad, sure, but if they took it a step further and actually had this set in a few of their rooms, I would TOTALLY make a reservation today (and yes, I’d also find a way to get by behind overseas as this is a European chain…I’d do it, I really would!).
via Ads of the World.
July 30, 2012 No Comments
When I was growing up, my mom really took to cross stitching. If you are unaware of the art of cross-stitch, it’s sort of needlepoint’s equivalent of 16-bit paint-by-numbers.
We’d go to Frank’s Nursery & Crafts (no longer in business) and she’d go through all the patten books and pick up the appropriate coded colors of thread. I can honestly say that there never was a pattern in any of those books as cool as this one…
Mom, break out the kit..I got something for you!
Thanks to Dixie Champoux for boxing this art for us to enjoy.
July 26, 2012 No Comments
- Eat a pound in one sitting?
- Consume bacon in dessert form?
- Cure your own?
- Store and cook with bacon grease?
- Own a piece of “unapologetic” bacon wear?
Let’s get our heads together and come up with a list of achievements (drop them in the comments)…who knows, maybe this becomes the “official” patch of TDB?
Via Brooklyn & Baltimore Badges on Etsy.
July 25, 2012 2 Comments
I mean…come on! Look how cute that is…
Yes, I may look a little suspect being a 40 “something” old man buying a plush bacon toy, but I’ve got an ace up my sleeve. That card, a soon to be 4 year old!
It’s for my daughter. Yeah, that’s it…
Grab one for “your kid” today, just $10.00. Trust me, $10 is nothing when it comes to buying anything stuffed these days. While you are there, check out the rest of their handmade funness.
via Cornstarch store on Etsy
July 24, 2012 No Comments
It’s been a while since I went trollin’ on Etsy for fine, hand crafted, bacon related products. So long that when I popped “bacon” in the search, I was overwhelmed with new goodness…upon this discovery I quickly assessed that this would become “Etsy Week“. It works out well thematically as well as “Maker Faire” is back into town this weekend at The Henry Ford.
So let’s explore the creative world of handmade baconcraft! We start with these scrumptious wonders:
These are great looking cookies. Sure they may be a little expensive ($15 for 1/2 dozen), but they’re big (7″ x 2″) and made with love Alas, there is no real bacon in these tasty treats, but I am fairly confident you’d still get quite a smile out of the bacon lover in your family if you presented them with a box of these!
Pick up a box today!
Oh, they also make these:
Bacon – check, Star Wars – check, my new favorite bakery – quite possibly
Via Sullivan Bakehouse on Etsy
July 23, 2012 No Comments
It’s a “bacon” spoon rest. Place on the counter next to the stove and, as the package says, “Stop the Slop”.
It’ll go great with that bacon platter and Mr. Bacon tray you’re already rockin’ in the kitchen.
Thanks Archie McPhee…
Spoon Rest -$8.00
Platter – $19.50
Tray – $11.00
July 19, 2012 No Comments
Truer words were never spoken (or placed on vinyl decals for your electronic devices).
Like say on your iPhone…
Pick one up starting at $9.99 over at DecalGirl.
Thanks to Linda (SHOUT OUT), my former partner in crime in the “giant sticker” biz, for the heads up.
July 18, 2012 No Comments
Yeah, you heard me…
for a YEAR!
This compliments of Whole Foods. From their “Whole Story” blog:
Win A Year of Bacon!
To celebrate our sizzling hot bacon, we’re holding an online contest on Facebook to find the next big bacon idea. Bacon chocolates, cocktails and salt have been hits. What’s next? Share your idea and be entered to win a Year of Bacon. (Yes, a Year of Bacon!) Enter and vote for your favorites in the Bacon Smackdown going on between now and July 31 at facebook.com/wholefoodsmeat.
The grand prize winner chosen by Whole Foods Market receives a Year of Bacon, and the top 10 ideas as “liked” by the Facebook community receive $50 Whole Foods Market gift cards. Winners will be announced August 10, 2012. We expect the competition to be smokin’ hot, so good luck to all!
Make sure you enter the contest on the Whole Foods Market Meat Facebook page, not in the comments below. But if you want to tell us why you’re hot for bacon, we’d love to hear about it.
You can read more about Whole Food’s 365 brand bacon on “Whole Story“.
Me, I’m heading to their Facespace to get my entry in! I may not be a “frequent” shopper now, but give me my prized pork for a year and I’ll easily become a regular.
July 17, 2012 No Comments
Lil’s first drawing of Darth Vader…tear!
That’s Darth Vader’s son next to him, in case you didn’t know
I was going to post a wrap up of Pig & Whiskey from this last Saturday but nothing else mattered after she made this for me today. I did post a bunch of photos up on TDB’s Facespace page, so stop on by and check them out.
July 16, 2012 No Comments